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  • 11 April 2013

    Washington Post Live

    James Manyika

    Profile of James Manyika, Director of the McKinsey Global Institute and member of US President's Global Development Council, who is also a member of the OII Advisory Board.

  • 11 April 2013

    University of Oxford

    Social media. the perils and pleasures

    Work by Bernie Hogan suggests that too much social media activity may damage strong relationships. He presented his findings as part of a symposium on the impact of online social media at the Annual Conference of British Psychological Society.

  • 11 April 2013

    Live Science

    Too Much Media Could Hurt Marriage

    Bernie Hogan's research reports that some people find using more media is detrimental to their relationship.

  • 10 April 2013

    Economic Times (India)

    Social media could make dents in your love life

    Report on Bernie Hogan's research into the effects of the use of social media on relationships.

  • 8 April 2013

    New Statesman

    Paris Brown. Social media means your awful 17-year-old self is shackled to you forever

    Comment piece on the campaign against the teenage youth police commissioner whose offensive tweets have come back to haunt her, quoting Viktor Mayer-Schönberger.

  • 4 April 2013

    The Council on Foreign Relations

    Big Data: An Interview with Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

    Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, authors of the new book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, published last month, answered several questions on big data, foreign policy, and China.

  • 4 April 2013

    The Frontline

    E-petitions doomed from the outset

    The specialist technology site reports on work by a team led by Scott Hale, examining petitions created on the 10 Downing Street site over two years. E-petitions are more a popularity contest that a way for Britons to get their voice heard, it says.

  • 4 April 2013

    The Guardian

    Forget me not: campaigners fight for control of online data

    An exploration of the issues surrounding the 'right to be forgotten' quotes Viktor Mayer-Schönberger as saying that the "the beauty of the human brain is that we forget which enables us to think in the present."

  • 4 April 2013

    The Guardian

    Right to erasure protects people's freedom to forget the past, says expert

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger says the ability to forget our past, both on and offline, is an essential part of what makes us human.

  • 3 April 2013

    Talk Radio News Service

    Hacktivist Attacks: Freedom Fighters of Freedom Violators?

    Joss Wright is quoted in an article on the US news service site on the hacktivist phenomenon. He says 'in one sense the actions of Anonymous are themselves ... censoring websites in response to positions with which they disagree'.

  • 1 April 2013

    WIPO

    Where is Africa on the Internet?

    The UN Agency website quotes Mark Graham's research findings in an article about the WikiAfrica project. He says that there are more Wikipedia articles written about Antarctica than all but one of the 54 countries of Africa.

  • 31 March 2013

    The Ottawa Citizen

    Liberals' supporters might not be voters

    DPhil student Elizabeth Dubois explains the process of voting for the Canadian Liberal party’s next leader.   She points out possible pitfalls for the candidates between people registering as supporters and actually voting in the final ballot.

  • 27 March 2013

    BBC News Magazine

    Who, What, Why: What is 'ungoogleable'?

    In an article about a dispute between the Language Council of Sweden and Google on the term 'ungoogleable' Ralph Schroeder points out that there are people such as activists in China who need to keep off search engine radar.

  • 26 March 2013

    The Atlantic

    Who Writes the Wikipedia Entries About Where You Live?

    Mark Graham tackles the issue of where our information comes from, and how this should influence the way we interpret it?

  • 25 March 2013

    New Scientist

    The promise and perils of a datafied world

    A review of Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Ken Cukier's book on Big Data, noting that the book answers the question of what exactly is Big Data.

  • 25 March 2013

    The Wall Street Journal

    Why 'Big Data' is a Big Deal

    Article on Big Data draws on heavily on Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Ken Cukier's book: "Big Data: A Revolution that will transform how we live, work, and think".

  • 23 March 2013

    The Guardian

    To Save Everything, Click Here, by Evgeny Morozov - review

    Review of Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Ken Cukier's book on Big Data notes that they laudably demolish some of the more ludicrous big-data fantasies.

  • 18 March 2013

    Readwrite

    Smart Homes: Our Next Digital Privacy Nightmare

    The arrival of the hyper-connected 'Smart Home' is imminent according to Readwrite. But it will bring with it serious questions about privacy. Abdullahi Arabo comments that smart devices are good targets for hackers and malware.

  • 18 March 2013

    WIPO

    Where is Africa on the Internet?

    The UN Agency website quotes Mark Graham's research findings in an article about the WikiAfrica project. He says that there are more Wikipedia articles written about Antarctica than all but one of the 54 countries of Africa.

  • 15 March 2013

    The Guardian

    Big Brother, big data or creator culture?

    Article suggests that the writing of Cory Doctorow and other Science Fiction authors could help us shape future technology for liberation, not oppression, and refers to Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Ken Cukier's book on Big Data.

  • 12 March 2013

    Puget Sound Business Journal Online

    'Big Data' authors banter with Who's Who of Seattle-area tech leaders

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Ken Cukier talked to thought leaders in the data industry in Seattle before meeting the public in the Town Hall to talk about their bestseller,'Big Data: A revolution that will transform how we live, work and think'.

  • 12 March 2013

    Mobiledia

    A second chance at life online

    An article about retention of online information refers to Viktor Mayer-Schönberger view that a ‘self-destruct’ button in everything we create online is key.

  • 11 March 2013

    The Wall Street Journal

    When More Trumps Better

    Evgeny Morozov reviews Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Ken Cukier's book on Big Data. He says that "no other book offers such an accessible and balanced tour of the many benefits and downsides of our continuing infatuation with data."

  • 10 March 2013

    Austin American-Statesman/Kirukus Reviews

    Big Data

    Review of Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Ken Cukier's book on Big Data.

  • 8 March 2013

    Washington Post

    Wonkbook: Is Washington suddenly working?

    Washington Post's morning policy news primer notes the Wall Street Journal report that quotes from Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Ken Cukier's book on Big Data, on the financial bonanza of Big Data.