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  • 23 May 2013

    Free Speech Debate

    Is privacy getting lost in Google’s "cracks and crevices"?

    Google could do more to protect personal data by applying its engineering genius to technologies that would meaningfully protect user privacy in the way it has so effectively promoted online freedom of expression, says Ian Brown.

  • 21 May 2013

    Wikipedia is not free

    The challenge for Wikipedia of expanding beyond the English speaking world is published in the independent Beijing-based Chinese language magazine. Mark Graham’s research is referenced and DPhil student Heath Ford is quoted.

  • 17 May 2013

    Little Atoms Podcast

    Good Governance and Better Regulation

    Ian Brown and Chris Marsden, authors of "Regulating Code: Good Governance and Better Regulation in the Information Age" talk about why the book is needed, and how governments can help citizens benefit from the Internet.

  • 17 May 2013

    CNN Mexico

    OPINIÓN: El acceso generalizado a internet, ¿es una meta alcanzable?

    Is widespread access to the Internet and achievable goal? Mark Graham’s work is referenced in the Spanish language site, noting the US, Canada and Europe account for 84 per cent of the articles in Wikipedia.

  • 14 May 2013

    15M. nos vemos en las redes?

    Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon writes for Spanish language web site about the grass roots protest movement known as Los Indignados and also the 15-M Movement and the online mobilization of citizens against corruption and cuts.

  • 13 May 2013

    Technology Review

    Gütesiegel für Wikipedia

    The German Technology site looks at how academics use Wikipedia in Germany and beyond. It refers to Mark Graham’s work, quoted in ‘The Atlantic’, suggesting that Wikipedia reflects the background of its editors and contributors.

  • 12 May 2013

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    Internet steals the chance to forget our past failures

    The Sydney Morning Herald highlights Viktor Mayer-Schönberger’s work on forgetting in a digital age. lso refers to proposed EU legislation on the retention of data sometimes called  'the Right to be Forgotten'.

  • 11 May 2013


    Why Wikipedia’s Millionth Russian Page Is Worth Celebrating

    An English language version of an article originally in Russian links to Mark Graham’s work on the origins of Wikipedia articles and notes that diasporas have an important role to play.

  • 9 May 2013

    Foreign Policy

    Think Again: Big Data

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Ken Cukier's book is quoted in the introduction to an article challenging some of the claims for the power of Big Data.

  • 5 May 2013

    BBC Radio 4

    Do I have the Right to be Forgotten? (R)

    Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, authority on forgetting in a digital age, tells Radio 4 that if we don’t have the right to be forgotten, others might take control of online records of our digital past. (c 17.00 on clock)

  • 2 May 2013


    Digital Surveillance Report Exposes Short-Sightedness In UK Law-Making And Shows The Way Forward

    OII Research Assistant, Ben Zevenbergen writes about proposed Communication Data Bill, also known as ‘Snooper’s Charter’.  Among the expert commentators is Joss Wright.

  • 2 May 2013

    Al Jazeera

    Malaysia's social media election

    In the run-up to the Malaysia's first 'social media' election, Al Jazeera quotes findings by Mark Graham that Malaysia is the sixth largest producer of information via Twitter in the world.

  • 2 May 2013

    Use of Social Media May Hurt your Marriage

    A report on Bernie Hogan’s work on the effect of social media on established relationships which he presented at a symposium at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society.

  • 28 April 2013

    New York Times

    Erasing History

    A US woman is taking a class action against media whose reports of her arrest appear online despite a local law which allowed her to expunge the official record. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger comments on tricky questions of online data retention.

  • 25 April 2013

    Oxford Internet Institute

    OII News: Recruiting, Big Data, Projects, Policy, Webcasts

    "I am very pleased to say that three books by OII faculty have recently hit the book shops - each one significant for advancing our understanding of life online. "Big Data" by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier (The Economist) is already ..."

  • 25 April 2013

    The Guardian

    Research in Brief

    Bernie Hogan's work on the impact of social media on strong relationships is included in the weekly research round-up.

  • 23 April 2013


    Privacy groups attack ISPs over support for 'Snoopers' Charter'

    Criticism by Ian Brown, Ross Anderson (Cambridge) and Angela Sasse (UCL) of current proposals in the Communications Bill is reported as part of an article on a letter to ISPs from heads of major internet service providers.

  • 22 April 2013

    The Times

    Cameron is told to drop snooping on web users

    Front page report on the letter by Ian Brown and colleagues warning the Prime Minister that current proposals in the Communications Bill will be expensive, hinder innovation and undermine the privacy of citizens. 

  • 22 April 2013

    The Daily Mail

    Cybercrime experts attack Government’s ‘dangerous’ plan to snoop on web users

    The warning to the Prime Minister by Ian Brown and colleagues that plans in the Communications Bill threaten the privacy of citizens is reported in the Daily Mail. The experts say that there is little evidence new powers are needed. 

  • 19 April 2013

    Global Voices

    Catalan Wikipedia Reaches 400,000 Article Milestone

    The Catalan version of Wikipedia plays an important role in raising global awareness of the region, people and its language.  Mark Graham says that nowhere in the world has such high visibility for a language is relatively little spoken.

  • 17 April 2013

    New Scientist

    Free for all? Lifting the lid on a Wikipedia crisis

    In an in-depth analysis of the challenges facing Wikipedia in expanding participation beyond the English speaking world, Mark Graham’s research on Wikipedia is referenced and DPhil student Heather Ford is quoted.

  • 16 April 2013

    World Politics Review

    From Chiapas to Tahrir. Networks and the Diffusion of Protest

    Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon compares the communication methods used by the revolutionary Zapatista movement of the 1990s with those of the modern age that use new technologies and the Internet.

  • 16 April 2013

    The New York Times

    What you'll do next

    Op Ed column exploring the big data revolution and its relationship with human behaviour, featuring Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Ken Cukier's book on Big Data.

  • 12 April 2013 au

    Study says computer talk is killing relationships

    Report on Bernie Hogan's research on the impact of social media on relationships, quoting him as suggesting that marital disharmony could be caused by overuse of these media.

  • 11 April 2013

    Daily Mail

    Does Facebook put a strain on marriages?

    Reporting on Bernie Hogan's findings on diverse communication and the impact on relationships the Daily Mail notes his suggestion that marital disharmony may be triggered by the stress of constantly maintaining many different forms of communication.