Facebook issued its first transparency report this week; the United States tops the list of governments making data requests in the first six months of 2013, with up to 12,000 requests affecting as many as 21,000 user accounts.
- Facebook Transparency Report: US and India lead in data requests
- "You look way prettier in person than through your webcam": #NSAPickupLines
- #imweekly: August 26, 2013
- Is Facebook the third most popular news source in the Middle East? It depends on where you are.
- #imweekly: August 19, 2013
- The Pursuit of Open Government
- #imweekly: August 12, 2013
- Human Computing and the Gamification of Surveillance Analysis
- China's Reactions to the Snowden Story
- #imweekly: August 5, 2013
Archive for 2013
The revelation that several NSA employees have used the agency's surveillance power to spy on romantic partners has sparked a wave of satirical love poems and pick-up lines.
In this week's #IMWeekly: NSA officials used the agency's surveillance powers to spy on romantic partners; critics challenge Internet.org's mission to bring Internet access to all; and more.
How do internet users use Facebook to gather news and information? It varies widely depending the country.
In this week's IM Weekly: Cuban Internet café users must sign pledge not to harm national security before they go online; UK detains the partner of Snowden interviewer Glenn Greenwald; and more.
Countries around the world are talking about open government, and people are creating useful tools and uncovering important stories with open data. But legislative obstacles, fear, and gaps in access to information communication technology can reduce or even detract from the benefits of open government.
In this week's IM Weekly: a sex scandal is scrubbed from China's Internet; multiple human rights and media websites suffer DDoS attacks during Zimbabwe's presidential elections.
The problem with modern surveillance is that much more is gathered than can be analyzed. Recent trends in human computing and the use of games to perform complex tasks might fix that problem. In the future, we may all be surveillance analysts.
Snowden’s flight to Hong Kong in late May stirred a wide and active response on the Chinese Internet. Snowden’s name was one of the top-ranked topics on China’s Twitter-like microblogging website Sina Weibo in June.
In this week's IM Weekly: new legislation in Vietnam bans bloggers from discussing mainstream media, Wikipedia will enable native HTTPS for all its projects, and more.