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  • 19 December 2014

    The Times

    Just two phones to get inside terror operation

    In an article about on-line propaganda promulgated by Islamic State, Professor Luciano Floridi said that the proliferation of Isis propaganda is part of a “frontline in a new kind of conflict”

  • 19 December 2014

    Oxford Internet Institute

    OII News: Happy Christmas from the OII!

    Reflecting on the growth of the OII in 2014, and looking forward to further expansion in 2015.

  • 18 December 2014

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Oxford Internet Institute Demonstrates Multidisciplinary Excellence in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework

    OII contributes to a very strong submission from the University of Oxford to the 2014 Research Excellent Framework.

  • 11 December 2014


    Bitcoin value surges as Microsoft starts accepting cryptocurrency

    Vili Lehdonvirta comments on the significance of the news that Microsoft is accepting Bitcoin payments for Xbox games and other digital applications.

  • 10 December 2014

    Oxford Internet Institute

    "Research and Fieldwork in Development": New Book by Daniel Hammett, Chasca Twyman and Mark Graham

    Research and Fieldwork in Development explores both traditional and cutting edge research methods, from interviews and ethnography to spatial data and digital methods

  • 10 December 2014

    Daily Telegraph

    Soon the internet will be impossible to control

    Joss Wright comments in an in-depth article about who controls the internet and how users' online experience is controlled.

  • 9 December 2014

    Guardian Sportblog

    Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: who are the world’s most popular football clubs?

    Why the global football clubs are put so much store on scoring via social media. Josh Cowls talks about the online relationships between clubs and their supporters around the world.

  • 2 December 2014

    The Economist

    The social impact of hyperconnectivity

    Grant Blank, Survey Research Fellow responsible for the design and analysis of the Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS) talks about the ways that our lives have been changed by hyperconnectivity. (2nd video)

  • 1 December 2014

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Call for Abstracts: 2nd International Conference on Public Policy (Milan, 1-4 July 2015)

    Abstracts are invited for the second International Conference on Public Policy (Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, Milan: 1-4 July 2015), held in associateion with the journal Policy and Internet.

  • 26 November 2014

    New York Times

    ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Should Apply Worldwide, E.U. Panel Says

    Google faces challenges implementing the European ruling on the rights of personal data protection, following the so-called right to be forgotten ruling of the ECJ. Ian Brown says it will be a case of who blinks first.

  • 26 November 2014

    San Francisco Chronicle

    Privacy right on Google should apply worldwide, EU panel says

    Google faces challenges implementing the European ruling on the rights of personal data protection, following the so-called right to be forgotten ruling of the ECJ. Ian Brown says it will be a case of who blinks first.

  • 25 November 2014

    BBC5 Live


    The Intelligence and security committee published its report on the murder of drummer Lee Rigby. Professor Ian Brown addresses the technical and practical challenges relating to the monitoring of social media. (from 2.15.00)

  • 25 November 2014


    Is Facebook a safe haven for terrorists?

    On the day that the Intelligence and Security Committee report murder of Lee Rigby's murder was published, Ian Brown provided expert comment to Newsnight’s report on the background and the role played by social media companies. (20.12 on the clock)

  • 25 November 2014

    Motherboard -

    The Politics of Emoji Diversity

    Proposals have been put forward to diversify emoji, the digital images of faces used to denote expression, which are currently predominantly white. Bernie Hogan claims this will alter profoundly our understanding of emoji.

  • 17 November 2014


    25 maps and charts on language

    Vox features the map by Mark Graham et al showing the language in which the plurality of Wikipedia articles are written about particular countries. It shows that English is the major language even for articles about non Anglophone countries.

  • 17 November 2014

    The Conversation

    Broadband may be East Africa’s 21st century railway to the world

    Similarities and differences in the hopes, expectations and fears surrounding the advent of the Uganda Railway in 1903 and the introduction of the internet to Africa in 2009 have been compared by Mark Graham and team.

  • 13 November 2014

    Motherboard -

    The Spammers Who Chase After Autographs

    The practice of spamming to elicit autographs is increasing. Bernie Hogan speculates on what might be behind the trend.

  • 12 November 2014

    BBC News Business

    The 'infosphere': Where philosophy meets technology

    Peter Day who recently interviewed Luciano Floridi for BBC Radio 4 reviews and explores the ideas in Professor Floridi's book 'The 4th Revolution: How the Infosphere is Reshaping Human Reality'

  • 11 November 2014

    The Washington Post

    2.5% of the world is responsible for more than 50% of Wikipedia articles

    The information geographies project shows the majority of Wikipedia content is about 2.5% of the world's land area whilst the whole continent of Africa only has around 2.6% geotagged articles.

  • 11 November 2014

    BBC News Technology

    DarkHotel hackers targets company bosses in hotel rooms

    Ian Brown comments on news that companies are being warned about ongoing hack attacks that target hi-tech entrepreneurs and other corporate executives in their hotel rooms.

  • 11 November 2014

    World Economic Forum

    What will the future of the internet look like?

    In a World Economic Forum blog following the recent meeting in Dubai, Helen Margetts’ is extensively quoted on governance and surveillance of the Internet.

  • 10 November 2014

    BBC Radio 4

    Digital Human

    Mark Graham talks to former OII visitor Aleks Krotoski about how digital mapping has affected our understanding of the world as part of the Digital Human series.

  • 6 November 2014

    The Guardian quietly disrupts the problem of online identity login

    A feature on the introduction of Verify, the Government digital service scheme to identify users of government services notes that the system has been built in consultation with, among others, the OII.

  • 6 November 2014

    The Times

    Is the government digital service good news?

    Ian Brown is a co-signatory of a letter published in the Times, from members of the Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group relating to government digital services online identities

  • 6 November 2014


    Why you probably won’t understand the web of the future

    Although less than 5% percent of the world uses English as a first language, it dominates the web. Organisations like Google, Facebook and Mozilla are taking steps to address language issues.. Mark Graham's map and comments feature.