• Can creative industries survive digital onslaught?

    3 November 2009, Financial Times


    Ian Brown discusses the issue of how media businesses that provide content can survive against free online providers of news and other files. New business models are needed, he argues

  • Lessons from Europe on the Far Right

    26 October 2009, The Guardian


    Helen Margetts and others conclude that despite worrying confirmation the BNP has entered the mainstream of politics its standing has not been enhanced by Nic Griffin's BBC appearance

  • Pricing tricks put online retailers under the spotlight

    16 October 2009, The Times


    The Office of Fair Trading announces an investigation into targeted pricing and advertising. 'Greg Taylor [...] said that companies could extract higher prices from customers by asking them to register for a website.'

  • Digital Divide “Isolates Elderly”

    7 October 2009, PA Yahoo News


    Older people are becoming an increasingly isolated generation, excluded from large parts of daily life because of the Internet, a new study has found

  • Preparing for the digital afterlife

    1 October 2009, The Guardian Technology


    Yorick Wilks is quoted in an article looking at the increasing portion of our lives that is carried out online, and what happens to this data when people die

  • You and Yours

    9 August 2009, BBC Radio 4


    Professor Bill Dutton, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, discusses whether we will be willing to pay for online content

  • Attitudes towards the internet may hold back ‘Digital Britain’

    22 June 2009, The Independent


    'Though Gordon Brown may have trumpeted nationwide broadband access as essential for economic growth at the recent Digital Britain summit, a new Oxford University study suggests the barriers to creating a new digital Britain could lie in hearts and minds'

  • Beijing eases back on harsh plan for online censorship

    20 June 2009, The Globe and Mail


    Ian Brown comments on Chinese Government plans to install filtering software on all new computers. '"The reaction that the initial announcement elicited in China, it does seem to have caused the Chinese government to slightly back off,” said Ian Brown'

  • Oxford Internet Institute Sets Out the Privacy Threats in 2009

    30 April 2009, New Media Knowledge


    Privacy and identity protection online is of constant concern to Internet users. New Media Knowledge speaks to Dr Ian Brown of the Oxford Internet Institute to get his diagnosis on the state of Internet privacy in the UK today

  • Oxford Offers Documentaries to the World

    29 April 2009, Korea Times


    The Oxford Internet Institute's Voices from Oxford programme will make Oxford University more accessible around the world and enable many people to benefit from the research and activities of the university

  • Call to scrap ‘illegal databases’

    23 March 2009, BBC News


    'A quarter of all government databases are illegal and should be scrapped or redesigned, according to a report by the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust': Ian Brown is one of the authors of the 'Database State' Report

  • Quarter of state databases “should be scrapped”

    23 March 2009, Reuters


    'A quarter of government databases in Britain should be scrapped or redesigned because they are fundamentally flawed and probably illegal, a report from a social justice think-tank said': Ian Brown is one of the authors of the 'Database State' Report

  • Quarter of UK’s databases are ‘illegal’

    23 March 2009, The Independent


    'Researchers called for 11 systems assessed as "almost certainly illegal" under human rights or data protection law to be scrapped or substantially redesigned': Ian Brown is one of the authors of the 'Database State' Report

  • One in four government websites illegal

    22 March 2009, The Telegraph


    'One in four Government databases are illegal under human rights or data protection and should be scrapped immediately, a panel of experts have warned': Ian Brown is one of the authors of the 'Database State' Report

  • 10 government databases ‘will break the law’

    22 March 2009, Times Online


    'At least 10 of the giant government databases built or planned by ministers unlawfully breach privacy, according to a report': Ian Brown is one of the authors of the 'Database State' Report