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  • 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

    Eurozine

    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)

  • 9 December 2013

    Deutsche Welle

    Secretive US kill switch strategy challenged

    DW investigates SOP 303, a US Government Directive which mandates switching off all mobile phone communications in entire cities during an emergency. Ian Brown comments.

  • 9 December 2013

    The Advertiser (Adelaide)

    Tech giants lash out at government snooping

    Joss Wright says that major technology companies which signed an open letter to President Obama have a strong interest in the free flow of information and face the risk of non-US countries imposing tougher privacy legislation.

  • 9 December 2013

    University of Oxford

    Thinking Postgraduate? Think Oxford

    The University will be offering 100 full and partial new Oxford Graduate Scholarships for UK and EU students who start their course at Oxford in 2014-15.

  • 6 December 2013

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Reinventing Privacy Principles for the Big Data Age – New Report

    Now is the time to augment and improve the Privacy Principles drawn up by the OECD over 30 years ago to ensure their relevance in the age of Big Data. A new report by Professor Mayer-Schönberger and colleagues signposts five priorities.

  • 4 December 2013

    China Radio International

    Can IT Industry be China's New Growth Point

    Bill Dutton is interviewed by Shanming Qian of China Radio along with Professor Liu Baocheng of Beijing University about the information economy and China.

  • 27 November 2013

    China Radio International

    Bitcoins: What Does the Future Hold?

    China Radio interviewed Vili Lehdonvirta about Bitcoin. China accounts for more than half the daily turnover of Bitcoins.

  • 25 November 2013

    Limes - Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica

    Italian municipalities discover Twitter

    Claudio Calvino has co-authored an article on the Italian language site about the ways in which Italian towns are using the internet to create virtual public spaces for communications.

  • 25 November 2013

    BBC radio

    The Mark Forrest Show

    Bernie Hogan addresses the question of whether social media have a divisive influence on society with Mark Forrest on the early evening show (15.55 - 22.54 on the clock)

  • 24 November 2013

    The Observer

    Tinder: the app that’s changing the way singletons meet and fall in love

    Tinder, a dating app which shows photographs of potential dates within a maximum distance set by the user, is the next step in internet dating says Bernie Hogan. It is more individualising than existing online dating sites he says.

  • 24 November 2013

    The Independent online

    Twitter protects its users from electronic snooping with 'impossible' encryption technique borrowed from GCHQ

    Ian Brown comments on 'perfect forward secrecy', an initiative by Twitter making it more difficult for user data to be accessed without going through legal channels.

  • 20 November 2013

    Radio New Zealand

    Ian Brown Interviewed

    Radio New Z|ealand interviewed cyber security expert Ian Brown, (28' 59" on the clock)

  • 18 November 2013

    New Scientist

    Dark web paedophile crackdown in UK and US

    Ian Brown suggests that anti-paedophile initiatives by Google and Microsoft will be by-passed and that Government should focus on funding law enforcement to track down the originators of abuse images.

  • 18 November 2013

    Daily Telegraph

    Google block will not stop child porn, experts warn

    Joss Wright explains why the Google and Microsoft ban on online child abuse sites are unlikely to be enough to deter users.

  • 18 November 2013

    Nexa Center for Internet & Society

    Luciano Floridi joins the Nexa Center for Internet & Society's Board of Trustees

    The Nexa Center for Internet & Society announces that OII Professor Luciano Floridi has joined their Board of Trustees.

  • 15 November 2013

    Oxford Internet Institute

    OII News: OII Awards, New Seminars, Lectures and Open Days

    Announcing our Politics and the Internet Seminar series, our forthcoming first Bellwether Lecture, looking back at the third OII Awards Gala Event and looking forward to our Open Days and new applicants.

  • 9 November 2013

    CBC News World

    NSA spying: Facebook, Google, Twitter demand controls

    Joss Wright says that 8 major technology companies which signed an open letter to President Obama have a strong interest in the free flow of information and face the risk of non-US countries imposing tougher privacy legislation.

  • 9 November 2013

    Australia Associated Press

    Tech giants lash out at government snooping

    Joss Wright says that major technology companies which signed an open letter to President Obama have a strong interest in the free flow of information and face the risk of non-US countries imposing tougher privacy legislation. (Also in Perth Now)

  • 8 November 2013

    Die Zeit Data Blog

    Die Kolonialmächte des Internets

    The colonial power of the Internets. Die Zeit features maps of internet users and domain owners created by OII researchers. (German)

  • 8 November 2013

    Huffington Post

    Wikipedia Entries On Professors Mean Nothing, Study Finds

    A study co-authored by Taha Yasseri reveals that Wikipedia is no more likely to cite prominent researchers than other, less influential sources.

  • 7 November 2013

    Daily Telegraph

    Does Your Professor Have a Wikipedia Entry? Congrats! It Means Nothing

    Just because an academic has a Wikipedia page doesn’t mean he or she is either productive or prolific in their field. In other words, according to a study co-authored by Taha Yasseri, it has no real significance.

  • 7 November 2013

    The Atlantic

    Does Your Professor Have a Wikipedia Entry? Congrats! It Means Nothing

    Just because an academic has a Wikipedia page doesn’t mean he or she is either productive or prolific in their field. In other words, according to a study co-authored by Taha Yasseri, it has no real significance.