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WhatsApp for votes: a new way to change voter apathy?

WhatsApp for votes: a new way to change voter apathy?

Politicians in Spain have taken a huge step in campaigner-voter relations: Borja Gutiérrez Iglesias, mayor of Brunete, a small town near Madrid, has given his phone number to the 10,000 strong population of the town. The people of Brunete [read more]

Technology fuels and amplifies people’s morbid attraction to tragedies



Technology fuels and amplifies people’s morbid attraction to tragedies



People are instinctively drawn to human tragedy. Many of us read about it in books or newspapers, or head to the cinema, popcorn underarm, and watch from the comfort of an armchair as it appears as an onscreen spectacle. However, more [read more]

Should social media companies do more to shut down extremist accounts?

Should social media companies do more to shut down extremist accounts?

Earlier this week, notorious hacking group Anonymous released a list of ISIS Twitter and Facebook accounts and vows fresh attacks against social media accounts associated with the extremist association. This most recent attack on the [read more]

Social media urged to simplify terms and conditions by UK parliament

Social media urged to simplify terms and conditions by UK parliament

A report issued today by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee is calling on the government to work with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to develop a set of information standards that would commit [read more]

Facebook’s user data government requests up by 24% since 2013

Facebook’s user data government requests up by 24% since 2013

Government requests for Facebook’s user data went up 24 per cent from the last half of 2013 to the first half of 2014, according to the social networking site’s latest Global Government Requests report released today. Nearly half of [read more]

Is social media stock shifting?

Is social media stock shifting?

Last week, Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve sought to dissuade investors from buying too heavily into social media stock. The semi-annual speech to the Senate Banking Committee saw Ms Yellen note that companies in that sector had [read more]

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