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  • 15 March 2012

    The Atlantic

    It's Not All About You: What Privacy Advocates Don't Get About Data Tracking on the Web

    OII Doctoral candidate James Williams informed an article on the implications of the use of large-scale data charting human behaviour garnered by users of persuasive technologies. It claims that advertisers seek to alter user behaviours.

  • 9 March 2012

    BBC News

    Antisec hackers hit US police store after FBI arrests

    The Antisec movement has reacted to an FBI crackdown on hackers by attacking the site of a company selling equipment to US law enforcers. Joss Wright says that the long term consequences of a symbolic victory for the FBI are hard to predict.

  • 9 March 2012

    The Guardian

    Big data and the end of theory?

    The notion that 'big' data produces better insights and results than traditional methodology has gained traction in popular imagination and beyond. But does big data have the answers that specialists can't provide? Mark Graham suggests otherwise.

  • 8 March 2012

    Oxford Internet Institute

    OII MSc Student Elizabeth Dubois in Oxford's Winning Rugby Blues Squad

    Elizabeth Dubois, reading for an MSc in the Social Sciences of the Internet at the OII, played in the Oxford University Women's Rugby Varsity Match against Cambridge on March 3, 2012.

  • 3 March 2012

    The Observer

    As Google acts, the question is: have we lost our privacy to the internet?

    Joss Wright exchanges views with Tom Chatfield on protecting our privacy on-line as Google unveils its new policy on use of personal information. He warns that "We do not yet fully understand the power of the data we have shared".

  • 1 March 2012

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Latin American Higher Education Organisations Invited to Join EC-Funded Open Education Practices (OEP) Network

    OportUnidad is an action-research project supported by the EC under the EuropeAid ALFA III programme with the aim of promoting the adoption of Open Educational Practices (OEP) in Latin America.

  • 1 March 2012

    Channel 4 News

    What does Google know about you?

    The EU is concerned that Google's new policy on personal information may breach privacy. Although Internet abstinence is a sure way to avoid being watched, Joss Wright says that we are forced to use these services because they're so ubiquitous.

  • 16 February 2012

    Digital solutions to tackle youth unemployment

    Dan Sutch of the Nominet Trust looks at opportunities presented by digital technology to address the challenge of youth unemployment. But young people not online need support too. He refers to OII findings and current research.

  • 15 February 2012

    The Independent

    'Black-hole' resorts: Turn up, tune out, log off

    "Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, author of Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age, is a big fan of black-hole resorts which he sees as increasingly important in escaping the "useless simplistic drivel" of much modern technological life."

  • 13 February 2012

    Irish Times

    Money can't buy me love - or can it?

    An article in the Irish Times timed for St Valentine's Day on the costs of dating refers to OII research on online dating.

  • 13 February 2012


    The Technologically Enhanced Memory: How will life change if we can't forget anything?

    "Is the quest for profound memory enhancement an unalloyed blessing or Faustian bargain? Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, author of Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age, leans toward the latter (...)".

  • 10 February 2012

    Le Monde Diplomatique

    Unterricht mit Werbepausen: Schulmisere in Mexiko

    Cristobal Cobo discusses what happens when new technologies are integrated into the classroom but are misused or underused by educators.

  • 3 February 2012

    Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty

    Facebook's bid to fund its 'Social Mission'

    Facebook is embarking on a social mission according to Mark Zuckerberg, bringing its users closer together and making the world more open and connected. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger comments on possible futures for the company as its stock goes on sale.

  • 2 February 2012

    BBC News

    Google changes enable 'per country' blog takedowns

    Google can now selectively block access in individual countries after a legal removal request. Joss Wright told the BBC that these changes are a positive step, striking a good balance between free speech, legality and practicality.

  • 1 February 2012

    Free Speech Debate

    On Free Speech: Deletion and Denialism

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger contributes to Free Speech Debate's monthly podcast talking about the virtues of forgetting. The Debate centres on ten draft principles for global free expression and is translated into 13 languages.

  • 1 February 2012

    The Atlantic Wire

    The Ethics of Fake Twitter Accounts

    The Atlantic magazine muses on the ethics of twitter impersonation in the light of online high-profile celebrity impersonation. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger comments that we're in a Foucauldian post-modern world where we can't tell truth from fakery.

  • 30 January 2012

    BBC News

    Israel tops cyber-readiness poll but China lags behind

    A report on cyberdefence concludes that sharing of information globally is needed to keep ahead of threats. Joss Wright questions the likelihood of a change in military thinking from a culture of secrecy to one of sharing.

  • 30 January 2012

    BBC News

    Trendfear: Do you ever feel you're being left behind?

    Can rapid innovation in technology create 'trendfear', a concern that we are missing out on something important? When is the tipping point when we need to know? Bernie Hogan comments that social media can make you feel you're missing the party.

  • 27 January 2012

    The Economist

    Private data, public rules

    The EU is proposing sweeping privacy regulation to standardise regulations across the Union including a right to remove online personal data. Attitudes in the USA and Europe differ, one reason being history. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is quoted.

  • 27 January 2012

    The Economist Babbage blog

    Relearning to forget

    In the light of the proposed major reforms of EU data-protection the Economist's Babbage technology blog looks at the plans to give Europeans the 'right to be forgotten', quoting Viktor Mayer-Schönberger.

  • 26 January 2012

    Digital - the channel of choice for public services

    Helen Margetts tells the 'Digital by Default' conference that there is a general acceptance of the digital by default position: digital could make government "more tailored to citizens' needs, to their actual behaviour, to preferences".

  • 26 January 2012

    UK Parliament

    Public Administration Select Committee publishes report on Government and IT

    The Commons Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) publishes its report on Government and IT that insists Government has still to address the challenges of "intelligent" procurement. Helen Margetts was an expert witness.

  • 26 January 2012

    Whitehall refusing to probe cartel claims, say MPs

    In a follow-up report into last summer's "recipe for rip-offs" investigation into government IT, the PASC warns that, despite good intentions, the government is not doing enough to prevent future project failures. Helen Margetts was an expert witness.

  • 25 January 2012

    Managing research information: one size does not fit all

    Eric Mayer and Monica Bulger are authors of a new report by RIN looking at information practices in the physical sciences, and highlighting the richly varied ways in which physical scientists work, collaborate and share information.

  • 25 January 2012

    Deutsche Welle

    New EU data protection rules talk tough

    The EU is planning tougher data protection rules including the "right to forget". Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, who argued for similar measures in his book "Delete" says he's not surprised by the discussions surrounding the proposal.