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.
- #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
- #imweekly: July 29, 2013
- Cloud Computing, Cloud Polluting?: An Update
- #imweekly: July 22, 2013
- Map-Based Data Visualizations Reveal Patterns in Human Behavior
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.
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.
In this update of our "Cloud Computing, Cloud Polluting?" post last month, we examine several recent developments to improving the efficiency of data servers and recent reports with valuable policy recommendations.
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.
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.