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Week in Review: November 11, 2016

by Priscilla Guo

This week, the Internet Monitor covers the October DDoS attack and the growing threat of unsecure IoT devices, the new cybersecurity law in China that will reduce security and potentially expose personal information of users, the risk of hacking the U.S. presidential election, and the FCC privacy laws that protect user data from broadband providers.

Week in Review: August 10, 2016

by Patrick Drown

Internet Monitor this week explains how Australian government officials are handling the recent census cyberattack, the nature of the Pokemon Go ban in Thai polling stations, how the International Olympics Committee cracks down on the use of videos of the Olympic events on social media, German authorities' beef with Facebook, and the planned increase of US military spending on cybersecurity.

New Research Delves into the Sunni/Shia Conflict on Twitter

by Grant Baker

This post explores studies focusing on sectarianism on Twitter that have emerged over the past couple of years. More specifically, it analyzes current research on the type of rhetoric employed by Twitter users, the demographics of these users, and potential influences on this rhetoric. 

Week in Review: July 28, 2016

by Patrick Drown

This week, Internet Monitor examines how the Russian government could be involved with the DNC email hack, the censorship of Facebook users posting pro-Kashmiri content, a new fine for using a VPN in the UAE, and Pakistan's new cybercrime bill.