The new era of cyberconflict is increasingly targeting civilian infrastructure, bringing the future of conflict from the battlefield to the living room and putting us all directly in the digital line of fire. Read The Full Article.
How the browser has replaced the proprietary desktop application to become the centerpiece of modern data visualization. Read The Full Article.
As the GDELT Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG) has grown to just over 287 million images totaling 3.2TB of JSON data, BigQuery is one of the few ways of working with the full dataset, but you can quickly exceed your monthly BigQuery quota due to the table's immense size. To address this, we have rolled […]
What we can learn about privacy, priorities and how the technology and humanitarian worlds need to work far more closely together. Read The Full Article.
We are incredibly excited to announce today the debut of the new GDELT 2.0 DOC API, which is our full text search API. A year and a half after the unveiling of our first full text search API on Christmas Day 2015, our new 2.0 API builds upon all of the lessons we've learned from […]
Stream-of-consciousness live tweeting by our political leaders offers us a unique humanized look at our elected leaders, but also gives rise to profound questions about the preservation of digital records dating back at least to the Bush administration. Read The Full Article.
As Facebook increasing role as global editor-in-chief expands to censoring journalists, what might the future of the fourth estate look like as Facebook becomes the gateway and moderator of all the world’s news? Read The Full Article.
In a study published in New Media & Society, Chris Vargo, Lei Guo and Michelle Amazeen use GDELT to explore the spread of "fake news" and the countering effect of fact checking sites from 2014 to 2016, finding fake news sites had greater output and potential impact. Read The Full Article. Read The Press Announcement.
Estonia has offered online voting for more than a decade with great success and some unique security twists that could alleviate many of the concerns raised by last year’s US presidential election. Read The Full Article.
Kalev was quoted in a recent Baltimore Sun article on alleged NSA leaker Reality Winner, talking about the modern culture clash between young share-all millennials and the intelligence community's culture of silence and secrecy. The article was also republished in the Union Leader. Read the Full Article.
What are the privacy implications of a future in which millions of cameras fly overhead and could drone operators make a lucrative business out of facial recognition and selling your daily whereabouts? Read The Full Article.
Today the most mundane Amazon purchase broadcasts a minute-by-minute documentary of its whereabouts as it travels to its destination, but are these realtime package tracking portals useful for consumers or just data overload? Read The Full Article.
Is Facebook’s approach of hiring an army of human reviewers to enforce a single universal standard developed in secret that applies to every human on earth simply an exercise in futility and should it instead adopt the decentralized model that has served the web over the last quarter-century? Read The Full Article.
We're excited to announce two major updates to the Television Explorer that debuted over this past weekend: realtime updates and our new trending analytics dashboard. REALTIME UPDATES Since its debut this past December, the Television Explorer has been configured to update just once a day (around 5AM UTC), with a rolling embargo window of 48 hours. That meant […]
The more than 100 confidential Facebook documents leaked to The Guardian illustrate why content moderation is so hard and why Facebook’s approach of vague guidelines and “credible threat” thresholds don’t work, while its defacto sanctioning of threats against women undercut its public stance. Read The Full Article.
With Google’s announcement last week of its new 180 petaflop open deep learning cloud, what future does the traditional academic computing model have as the future of emerging technologies like neural networks shifts to the cloud? Read The Full Article.
As the US Government works to develop “lethal” cyberweapons capable of opening dams and triggering nuclear plant meltdowns, could the next WannaCry worm literally level an entire country if those tools escaped? Read The Full Article.
The US Government has a reputation of the place technology ideas go to die and data is put to pasture – will the new administration’s “break things” mentality finally bring Silicon Valley data innovation to Washington? Read The Full Article.
Donny Chen and Yixin Zhang created this really neat Shiny app with a number of great visualizations. Under the hood it uses Alex Bresler's gdeltr2 package for querying GDELT. Learn More.
We're excited to announce today the debut of the new "showcase" format in the GDELT GEO 2.0 API! This new output format renders the standard HTML map in your browser, but instead of requiring you to click on each individual location to see the image results from that point or country, this format divides your […]
Kalev spoke at DevFest DC today on how GDELT uses Google Cloud Platform, especially tools like BigQuery and Google's AI APIs like Cloud Vision, Cloud Speech and Cloud Natural Language to catalog the world. More than 900 people are attending this year's event. Learn More About DevFest DC.
The Australian's expose that Facebook researchers conducted secret emotional marketing research on young children to identify their most vulnerable moments shows the company learned little from its 2014 study and just how how mined and manipulated we are in today’s “free” social media world. Read The Full Article.
With all of the recent conversation about depictions of violence deluging the online world, can AI offer a solution? Read The Full Article.
Over the past two years the mainstream journalism world has increasingly turned to Twitter and Instagram for images of breaking events, using social media imagery alongside or in lieu of traditional photojournalists. Read The Full Article.