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  • 1 August 2013

    Das Kulturradio

    Bei Wikipedia toben Kriege um kontroverse Artikel

    'Wikipedia Wars rage around controversial articles.Berlin’s public radio interviews Taha Yasseri about the work that he has done on contested topics on Wikipedia

  • 1 August 2013

    Pod Academy

    Bitcoin – part 2

    Pod Academy which highlights current research interviewed Vili Lehdonvirta about Bit.coin (both podcast and transcript).

  • 30 July 2013

    The Chronicle Herald

    Despite dark overtones, Big Data a bonus to all

    OII DPhil student Elisabeth Dubois writes about Big Data as Canada’s Dalhousie University launches its Institute for Big Data Analytics.  Despite some genuine concerns about the way it is used, Big Data has a definite upside for us all.

  • 29 July 2013

    Financial Times

    Snowden saga reveals gaps in protection of European data

    Revelations by Edward Snowden expose shortcomings of European data protection laws.  Ian Brown says that whilst, in theory, US authorities might require European based cloud providers to hand over data they would be reluctant to do so

  • 25 July 2013

    Folha de S.Paulo

    Governo deve usar rede social para entender reivindicações, diz cientista política

    Government should use social networking to understand claims says political scientist.  Helen Margetts talks to Brazil’s influential daily paper about online political participation.

  • 24 July 2013

    CNN

    Wiki wars: The 10 most controversial Wikipedia pages

    An article on the most controversial topics in Wikipedia as revealed in research by Taha Yasseri and colleagues George Bush and anarchism are the most hotly contested in the English language edition.

  • 19 July 2013

    The Independent

    Bush, Anarchism and Muhammad: The most fought-over Wikipedia articles revealed

    An article on the most controversial topics in Wikipedia as revealed in research by Taha Yasseri and colleagues George Bush and anarchism are the most hotly contested in the English language edition.

  • 19 July 2013

    NBC News technology

    George W. Bush, Gypsies, and Jesus: Wikipedia's most controversial articles

    An article on the most controversial topics in Wikipedia as revealed in research by Taha Yasseri and colleagues using editor amendment s across 10 different language sites.  (also covered elsewhere)

  • 16 July 2013

    Business Technology, Daily Telegraph

    Data Privacy: Time for better safeguards against data abuses?

    Taha Yasseri comments on the issues of personal privacy raised by increasing data gathering

  • 16 July 2013

    BBC News Technology

    Topics that spark Wikipedia 'edit wars' revealed

    An article on the most controversial topics in Wikipedia as revealed in research by Taha Yasseri and colleagues. George Bush and anarchism are the most hotly contested in the English language edition.

  • 16 July 2013

    Business Technology, Daily Telegraph

    Turning big data into big insights

    An article about the implications of big data quotes Taha Yasseri who believes that as big data analysis develops into a science, professionals will have to consider the ethical issues in the same way as other disciplines.

  • 15 July 2013

    BBC Radio 4

    Privacy Under Pressure

    In the first of three episodes of a major BBC series examining online privacy, OII expert Ian Brown's explanations and comments feature extensively.

  • 8 July 2013

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Prestigious Scholarships Awarded to OII Students

    We are very pleased to announce that a large number of our incoming students have won prestigious scholarships.

  • 5 July 2013

    BBC R4

    Last Word

    Bill Dutton pays tribute to ‘gentle, self-effacing’ Doug Engelbart, who died on 3 July. He was a visionary thinker who foresaw the potential of computers to connect the world long before others. He also famously invented the computer mouse.

  • 1 July 2013

    The Guardian

    How algorithms rule the world

    Ian Brown and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger contribute to an in-depth article exploring the use of algorithms. "We risk falling victim to a dictatorship of data" says Viktor; Ian Brown also warns of greater societal divisions.

  • 30 June 2013

    Las Ultimas Noticias

    La silenciosa Guerra que protagonizan los chilenos en Wikipedia

    The silent war pursued by Chilean Wikipedians: Taha Yasseri discusses his work on Spanish Wikipedia and the editorial conflicts relating to South America.

  • 28 June 2013

    The Atlantic Cities

    Where we're obsessed with zombies

    Using their research on geo-tagged references to zombies as an example, Mark Graham and co-authors have highlighted some of the utility and limitations of the geoweb. "Information, like zombies is attracted to existing centres of activity," they say.

  • 27 June 2013

    Haaretz

    Israel and the Middle East on the battlefield of Wikipedia

    In-depth feature on the work of Taha Yasseri and Mark Graham on editorial conflicts on Wikipedia; Israel is one of the most represented countries on Wikipedia and articles about Israel involve a lot of editorial conflict.

  • 27 June 2013

    The Guardian Poverty Matters Blog

    Kenya’s laptops for schools dream fails to address reality

    The Kenyan Government is investing a massive £400 million in 1.3 million laptops for school children. Mark Graham argues that this strategy ignores the realities of a country of great inequalities and the funding might be better directed elsewhere.

  • 25 June 2013

    Science@orf.at

    "Prism hat mich nicht überrascht"

    Prism did not surprise me: Ian Brown is interviewed by the Austrian Technology site about the implications of the revelations aboutNSA surveillance. (German language)

  • 24 June 2013

    Oxford Internet Institute

    OII Professor William Dutton Wins Frederick Williams Prize, in Recognition of his Outstanding Contributions to the Study of Communication Technology

    William Dutton was awarded the Frederick Williams Prize at the 2013 ICA conference in recognition of his outstanding contributions to knowledge concerning the social uses and impacts of new communication technologies.

  • 22 June 2013

    Oxford Human Rights Hub

    Internet surveillance in English law

    Ian Brown looks in detail at the regulatory and legal framework which applies to interceptions of communications over a public telecommunications system.

  • 20 June 2013

    Caixin.com

    The future of the Internet: Interview with William Dutton

    Bill Dutton speaks about the "5th Estate," saying that he remains optimistic about the power the networked Internet gives to individuals.

  • 20 June 2013

    BBC Online, Technology

    Webcams taken over by hackers, charity warns

    BBC Radio 5 live has been investigating claims of webcam hackers using malicious software remote access sites that hack into webcams and can then exchange pictures and videos of people without their knowledge. Joss Wright comments.

  • 18 June 2013

    BBC Online, Technology

    Student uses twelve apps to monitor her every move

    OII Masters student, Sara Watson talks about the 'Quantified Self' movement in which people use technology to analyse their lives.  She is currently using 12 apps to monitor her daily life.