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The Dos and Don'ts of Digital Kindness

Dr. Jodi Gold | Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jodi Gold

Most parents teach their children to be kind and caring -- but only IRL (in real life). So how do we teach Digital Kindness? My list of Dos and Don'ts gives families a checklist all technology users should memorize -- grown-ups included.

Cli-Fi Is Real

Scott Thill | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green
Scott Thill

That we have been sleepwalking through such massive destabilization for decades proves that we are much better at consensually hallucinating than we are at separating our sciences and fictions.

Spies Will Be Spies in War, Peace and Cyberspace

Lothar Determann | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Lothar Determann

Consumers and employees agree every day to share massive amounts of personal data via various forms of tracking and surveillance technologies with companies that notify consumers and employees they should not expect privacy. In such open, limited-privacy segments of cyberspace, the government seems justified to emphasize security and patrol virtual worlds like city roads and public places.

Where Did Press Freedom Suffer Most in 2013? Online

Josh Stearns | Posted 04.29.2014 | Media
Josh Stearns

As the spaces and places in which we publish, speak and assemble grow more connected, the geography of freedom is in flux. We'll need to draw new maps, and forge new paths, and fight new battles to protect our rights online and off.

Much Ado About Photoshop?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Last week the Lebanese government released an official picture of a newly formed cabinet (after more than 10 months of political stalemate) that reporters and bloggers spotted as photoshopped.

The Next Threat To Press Freedom

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.06.2014 | Media

The Committee to Protect Journalists has added "cyberspace" to its "Risk List," placing it beside Egypt and Syria in terms of places where press free...

American Law Schools and the Psychology of Cyber-Hysteria

Brian Leiter | Posted 03.02.2014 | College
Brian Leiter

The cyber-mob counsels against earning a J.D. without offering any other guidance; yet the best evidence demonstrates that a J.D. is a good financial investment for the vast majority over the long term.

Cyber-Harassment: What the Online Community Can Do to Stop the Trolls

Jade Walker | Posted 10.15.2013 | Media
Jade Walker

Over the course of my 22 years in journalism, I have been threatened numerous times. Sometimes the subjects of my stories didn't like having their misdeeds aired to the public, and so they lashed out. Sometimes, the people involved were just nuts.

Homo Sapiens Cybens

Francis Levy | Posted 10.02.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

In an Op-Ed piece entitled "Weiner's Woman," (NYT, 7/30/13), Susan Jacoby remarks that women who participate in internet sex are "not victims of men l...

Reorienting Narrative: E-lit as Psychogeography

Illya Szilak | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

In much of her work, writer/artist J. R. Carpenter fabricates hybrid places that are both "virtual" and attached to real world locales.

Strategic Stability in Cyberspace

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

One of the principle questions moving forward will be how the United States and China can manage to contain their disagreements over cyberspace without an escalation in cyber rivalry and the risk of a full-scale cyber war.

Instagram: Social Tool or Social Problem?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.30.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Capturing moments and sharing memories has usually been a source of joy. Photos are, after all, intended to capture history, lovely moments and times spent together. They are also intended to bring a bit of happiness to the viewer, correct?

Can Cyborgs Fall in Love?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Craig Malkin

Our deepest attachments develop when we can show all of who we are and be accepted, and that includes romantic love. The crudely pixilated self of cyberspace can hardly represent the best of us.

Sexual Harassment Charges, Other Missteps Plague Egyptian Info Minister

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It hasn't been a good past month for Egyptian Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud who's still being ridiculed for what Arab TV viewers consider an on-the-air pass at an attractive but serious talk show host.

Hate on Social Media Against President Obama Soars

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

As the closely contested 2012 presidential election further heats up, more groups will skirt the social media censors and ratchet up their hate filled vitriol on their sites. They'll pawn it off as poking fun and satire at Obama, and minorities. And for the most part they'll get away with it.

Jammed Together in Real World, We Create Room in Cyberspace

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home
Andrew Lam

All over the world the rural poor leave open sky and rolling plains to flock to the edge of the metropolis and the middle class is clinging to its precious status in the heart of cities by contending with far smaller living spaces than those of previous generations.

Looking for Love in All the Web Places

Sam Sommers | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

This Valentine's Day, go ahead and make use of the latest technology when looking for love. But do so with the realistic expectation that finding that special someone doesn't magically (or scientifically) get easier simply because you're online.

There's room in Cyberspace for us all

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.16.2012 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey folks, I recently donated some web gear to The Women's Building in San Francisco to help out with their free computer lab. Not everyone has the me...

Gerry Smith

U.S. Blames China And Russia For Stealing Secrets

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

The Chinese and Russian governments are aggressively stealing American military, technology and economic secrets by hacking into U.S. computer network...

Working Together for a Safe and Prosperous Cyberspace

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 12.31.2011 | Technology
Nigel Sheinwald

UK-US partnership on cyber issues goes back to the very beginnings of the Internet. In fact, the Internet may never have come to be without collaboration between UK and US researchers.

Gerry Smith

Security Firm Renews Debate Over Chinese Cyberspying

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology

As a massive cyberspying operation came to light on Wednesday, revealing more than 70 targets in 14 countries, security experts pointed the finger at ...

Pentagon To Publish Strategy For Cyberspace Wars

AP | ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday revealed that in the spring it suffered one of its largest losses ever of sensitive data in a cyberattack ...

Dying In Cyberspace ... Are You Ready To Link In?

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

From the ICU to the graveyard, our dying rituals have gone electronic. The internet has made group mourning and even webcast funerals possible.

Post Mortem on Weiner Coverage: He Looked Bad, but So Did the Media

John Farr | Posted 08.28.2011 | Media
John Farr

After all the public flogging this once proud public servant has undergone, doesn't there come a point when enough is enough? Not where most of today's media is concerned, it seems.

Lost in Translation: Doctrines and Diplomatic Efforts in Cyberspace

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 07.26.2011 | Technology
Franz-Stefan Gady

There is much talk about the militarization of cyber space with Russians, Chinese and Americans accusing each other of triggering a cyber "arms race."...