Archive for 2013

#imweekly: July 29, 2013

by rtroumbley

This week in #imweekly: UK anti-porn filters causes several controversies, Russia threatens to block taboo language online, Australia considers educating citizens in geolocation circumvention, web developers claim the U.S. is requiring master encryption keys and a Texas man is charged with operating a Bitcoin Ponzi scheme.

#imweekly: July 22, 2013

by Internet Monitor

Tougher Internet filtering policies are being applied throughout Southeast Asia. The Gambia House of Representatives has enacted a new law banning criticism of government officials online. Russia has been pushing new legislation that allows copyright holders to ask courts to block access not only to allegedly pirated content, but also to hyperlinks to such content.

Map-Based Data Visualizations Reveal Patterns in Human Behavior

by pkumar

Social media companies and researchers use map-based visualizations to link virtual information with the physical world, surfacing patterns of human behavior that dazzle and educate. As cheap data storage abounds and visualization tools proliferate, maps offer a window into how humans live, in addition to guidance on how to get around.

Citizen Sensing and Crisis Informatics: Twitter and Disaster Response

by lgraham

Since it started as a platform designed for cell phone use in 2006, Twitter has become more than just a microblogging service on the Internet. It is a platform for peer-to-peer education and a potential gold mine for citizen sensing, which engages citizens as sensors in generating geo-referenced information. The vast number of tweets and other user-generated bits of content online has prompted new approaches to data analysis.

New Internet Monitor report: "Rationing the Digital: The Policy and Politics of Internet Use in Cuba Today"

by joshstein

Internet Monitor is delighted to announce the publication of "Rationing the Digital: The Policy and Politics of Internet Use in Cuba Today," the first in a series of special reports that will focus on key events and new developments in Internet freedom, incorporating technical, legal, social, and political analyses.