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  • 1 December 2011

    ESRC

    Brave new world

    In the ESRC's annual magazine, Bill Dutton talks about the legacy of Alan Turing. Turing was a visionary and early inventor of computing, which led to the empowering of new forms of knowledge. Key to this is the concept of the Fifth Estate, Dutton says.

  • 1 December 2011

    PublicService.co.uk

    Lane Fox: public sector 'slower' in digital shift

    Martha Lane-Fox told the Digital by Default conference, chaired by OII's Helen Margetts, that the pace of change in implementing digital services was one of the biggest differences between private companies and public authorities that she had met.

  • 1 December 2011

    ULab Project

    Ulab Newsletter 1. December 2011.

    First newsletter from the ULab project, which aims to create the right framework in which best practices in the field of research management will be identified, tested and evaluated.

  • 30 November 2011

    The Guardian

    How to lift the digital age barrier

    According to figures from the OII's Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS), Internet use among people aged 65 and over sits at only about 30% and has not changed much since 2005, despite campaigns to get more older people connected.

  • 29 November 2011

    Arabian Gazette

    1iPad luxury, 2iPads necessity for many families

    As increasing numbers of children have access to an iPad, companies are responding by developing software specifically designed to appeal to children. Victoria Nash comments on welfare concerns about children online.

  • 29 November 2011

    Wall Street Cheat sheet

    iPad: Tech Toy of Choice for children Poses Big Challenges

    As increasing numbers of children have access to an iPad, companies are responding by developing software specifically designed to appeal to children. Victoria Nash comments on welfare concerns about children online.

  • 28 November 2011

    Bloomberg

    IPad-Crazed Toddlers Spur Holiday Sales

    As increasing numbers of children have access to an iPad, companies are responding by developing software specifically designed to appeal to children. Victoria Nash comments on welfare concerns about children online.

  • 28 November 2011

    Parliament TV

    Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions

    Ian Brown gives evidence to Parliament's Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions on the difficulties in stopping a specific piece of information appearing anywhere on the Internet.

  • 26 November 2011

    The Economist

    Rights and wronged: An American anti-piracy bill tries to stem the global theft of intellectual property

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger comments on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The latest of many recent attempts to defend property rights on the Internet, it aims to cut off Americans' access to foreign pirate websites by squeezing intermediaries.

  • 23 November 2011

    BBC Radio 4

    E-borders: 'poor, inefficient and over-hyped'

    Is the technology introduced at entry points to the UK fit for purpose? Some immigration officers think it is not. Ian Brown contributes to the debate on the security of the UK's borders for Radio 4's Today Programme.

  • 23 November 2011

    BBC News

    Screen test for the online classroom

    The screen is an important part of the lives of students and young people, and technology is allowing online teaching services to move mainstream. Bill Dutton talks about the future of learning in an increasingly online world.

  • 21 November 2011

    Financial Times

    Identity and the internet: From pixels to persona

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger talks to the Financial Times about anonymity and the enforcement of 'real names' policies: "It's built on the false analogy that in the real world you only have one identity."

  • 18 November 2011

    Bloomberg Businessweek

    Oxford B-School's New 1+1 MBA Program

    Oxford University is in the final stage of approval of a 1+1 programme, which will enable students to study an Oxford specialist master's degree - such as the OII's MSc in Social Science of the Internet - and an MBA in two years

  • 16 November 2011

    New Scientist

    Supreme Court case shows confusion over GPS tracking

    Is the use of GPS tracking devices without a warrant an unacceptable intrusion, or just another crime-fighting tool? As the US Supreme court considers the question, a profusion of GPS jammers risks creation of GPS–free zones. Ian Brown comments.

  • 14 November 2011

    Financial Times

    Oxford seeks to widen MBA appeal

    Oxford University is in the final stage of approval of a 1+1 programme, which will enable students to study an Oxford specialist master's degree - such as the OII's MSc in Social Science of the Internet - and an MBA in two years.

  • 13 November 2011

    Huffington Post

    Wikipedia Language Maps Created By Oxford Internet Institute's Mark Graham

    "Mark Graham led a team of researchers who broke down Wikipedia's geotagged articles by language and examined the global scope of the encyclopedia. They plotted these data onto maps of the world to show the spread of languages within the encyclopedia."

  • 11 November 2011

    European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

    Life-logging and online personal data; the effects on privacy, economy, society and people's psychology; in new report; "To log or not to log?"

    Ian Brown is an author of the EU's cyber security agency ENISA's report on the future impact of life-logging and online personal data: "To log or not to log? Risks and benefits of emerging life-logging technologies".

  • 11 November 2011

    The Irish Times

    The Power to Erase the Past

    "I am more convinced than ever that forgetting is a needed solution" says Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, as governments and companies take up the issues of digital remembering raised in his award winning book, Delete.

  • 11 November 2011

    Guardian Datablog

    The world of Wikipedia's languages mapped

    What happens if you map every geotagged Wikipedia article - and then analyse it for language use? A team of Oxford University researchers has found out.

  • 11 November 2011

    Guardian Datablog

    The world of Wikipedia's languages mapped

    What happens if you map every geotagged Wikipedia article - and then analyse it for language use? A team of Oxford University researchers has found out.

  • 11 November 2011

    Gizmodo US

    This Map Shows the World of Wikipedia Broken Down by Languages

    "Ever wondered if anyone outside your redneck little town writes about it on Wikipedia? Or if anyone has ever written about Australia in Arabic? Guess no longer, because someone's worked it out for you."

  • 3 November 2011

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Oxford University Teaching Awards for OII Faculty

    We are extremely pleased to announce that three members of the OII teaching faculty are to receive awards from the University of Oxford, in recognition of their excellent contributions to the department's teaching over the past year.

  • 31 October 2011

    Oxford Today

    60 seconds with Bernie Hogan

    The Oxford Alumni magazine interviews Bernie Hogan about social network sites and online relationships. He says the next step is to make the online world as natural as walking into a room full of friends.

  • 31 October 2011

    BBC Radio 4

    Click On

    As protest throughout the world is on the rise, so online activism is increasing. Joss Wright discusses hactivism and how it might affect the development of the Internet and government responses on Radio 4 (from 24:15 on the iPlayer clock).

  • 31 October 2011

    Economic and Social Research Council

    Fibre-optic hopes for East Africa

    Mark Graham interviewed on East African broadband: "The arrival of fibre-optic cables has been generally perceived as a hugely transformative event. There seems to be a lot of optimism that East African businesses will now be able to compete globally".