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  • 11 February 2014

    Institute of Arts and Ideas

    Thinking the Grey Areas

    The Institute of Arts and Ideas, a not-for-profit organisation, interviewed Luciano Floridi, OII Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, about notions of opposition.

  • 10 February 2014

    The Times

    Flappy Bird ‘Evil genius’ rakes in £30,000 a day

    Andy Przybylski, who studies how people interact with video games and social media, suggests reasons why the ‘Flappy Birds’ game is so addictive.

  • 10 February 2014

    Metro US

    Why was Flappy Bird so popular?

    In the wake of the abrupt closure of the ‘Flappy Birds’ game, Vili Lehdonvirta answers questions about its popularity.

  • 9 February 2014

    The Observer

    The algorithm method: how internet dating became everyone's route to a perfect love match

    The Observer looked at various online dating sites. eHarmony’s scientific, evidence based approach to matching couples is highlighted and research with the OII at the time of its launch is given as evidence of eHarmony’s serious approach.

  • 5 February 2014

    New Scientist

    Bitcoin: Problems already cloud the currency's future

    An article highlighting potential problems which could leave the whole Bitcoin currency vulnerable quotes Vili Lehdonvirta.

  • 4 February 2014

    The Guardian

    Facebook's 10th birthday: from college dorm to 1.23 billion users

    The technology Editor of the Guardian looks at the first 10 years of Facebook. Bernie Hogan says that part of its success is timing because the world was ready for it.

  • 3 February 2014

    BBC technology

    DotShabaka top-level internet domain goes live

    An Arabic net address ending has become the first to go live as part of the rollout of more than 1,000 new generic top-level domain (gTLD) name suffixes. Ian Brown comments.

  • 31 January 2014

    Clive Thompson says the digital age is making us smarter and the kids are still all right

    Rebecca Eynon is among experts commenting on young people's use of social media in Australian online news.

  • 22 January 2014

    BBC technology

    Shape-shifting software 'defends against botnet hacks

    Technology devised to thwart hackers has been developed in the US. Ian Brown says that this is an interesting additional tool in the fight against hacking although other experts point out it is not invulnerable.

  • 20 January 2014

    CBC radio

    Should internet users rally for a global bill of rights?

    CBC radio talked to a member of a group of writers arguing that individual transparency combined with institutional secrecy makes for system-wide abuses of the Internet. Ian Brown talks about the likely success for an International Bill of Rights.

  • 19 January 2014

    The Independent

    The number crunch: Will Big Data transform your life - or make it a misery?

    A paper published in the Policy and Internet journal, examining privacy and access in relation to Big Health data is cited. Its author Professor Keen is quoted as saying that “we just haven’t got proper governance arrangements at the moment

  • 15 January 2014


    How Virtual Currency Could Make It Easier To Move Money

    Vili Lehdonvirta contributes to an article on how the virtual currency, Bitcoin is attracting attention from governments and companies.

  • 8 January 2014

    BBC R4

    Natalie Haynes’ Brave New Algo-World

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is interviewed about the potential applications of the phenomenon of big data. Professor Mayer-Schönberger is the author of "Big Data: A revolution that will change how we live, work and think"

  • 3 January 2014

    Washington Post

    Bitcoin just turned 5. And we have no idea who started it.

    The Switch, the technology section of the Washington Post speculates on the possible creator of bitcoin, the virtual currency. It suggests that it might be OII researcher Vili Lehdonvirta.

  • 2 January 2014

    Daily Telegraph

    The geeks who are directing Hollywood

    In the run-up to the Oscar awards, Taha Yasseri and his work on a big data approach to predicting box-office success is featured in the Daily Telegraph.

  • 28 December 2013

    Times Higher Education

    Big data’ could create ‘dystopian future’ for students

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger expressed concerns to the THES that as more detailed 'big data' sets are available to colleges and universities, students will face a 'dystopian future' where their ability to choose their courses could be constrained.

  • 20 December 2013

    Oxford Mail

    Institute studies views on gaming

    Oxford's daily paper covers a study by Andy Przybylski about perceptions that the online games encourage real-life aggression. Concern is often related to unfamiliarity with gaming.

  • 19 December 2013

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Older men most likely to link video games with aggression

    How concerned people are about the effect of video games on real world aggression is often influenced by their actual experience of online gaming. A study by Dr Andy Przybylski explores beliefs about the malign influence of online games.

  • 18 December 2013

    Oxford Internet Institute

    OII News: Happy Christmas from the OII

    Looking back on 2013 and looking forward to exciting times ahead in 2014, including Professor Mayer-Schönberger’s inaugural lecture and the third Internet, Politics and Policy conference.

  • 18 December 2013

    Daily Telegraph

    Video games nastiest to those who have never played them – Oxford study

    The Daily Telegraph features the work of Andy Przybylski on perceptions of the violent influence of on-line games on real life.

  • 16 December 2013

    Fox News

    121613 Social

    Andy Przybylski tells Fox News about FOMO - the fear of missing out and what people feel when they see their friends' pictures on social media.

  • 13 December 2013

    MIT Technology Review

    Wikipedia's Secret Multilingual Workforce

    Wikipedia's various language editions often carry entirely different content. Scott Hale has identified a small band of multilingual editors who are working to change that.

  • 12 December 2013


    The unpredictability of politics in the age of social media

    Eurozine, the cultural magazine, invited Helen Margetts to write about politics in the age of social media. In this long piece article, she discusses her work on political participation and the uncertain outcomes.

  • 9 December 2013

    Voice of Russia UK

    Microsoft, Facebook and Google join to call for spy reforms

    Ian Brown talks to the Voice of Russia about the call by technology companies for a reform of government surveillance.

  • 9 December 2013

    BBC Radio

    Radio5, Tony Livesey

    Dr Ian Brown of the Oxford Internet Institute is interviewed as part of a discussion of internet policy and online privacy. (13.57)