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No Google Isn't Trying To Censor The Web

Google's presentation captures a company not presenting a vision for global internet censorship, but rather a company asking the most…

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Will Governments Turn Our Smart Devices Into A Massive Surveillance Network?

The biggest privacy threat from smart devices is not companies mining our data, but rather governments waking up to their…

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Can We Finally Stop Terrorists From Exploiting Social Media?

Hash-based blacklisting has become the dominate approach to fighting terrorism online, but fails to understand context. We have the tools…

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Let's Encrypt And The Free Future Of HTTPS

As major web hosting companies embrace free automatic SSL services like Let's Encrypt, securing the web should be easier than…

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Facebook's Portal Camera And The Growing Privacy Concerns Of Bringing Cameras Into Our Homes

We are increasingly inviting Orwellian surveillance devices into our homes, filling our most intimate spaces with internet-connected cameras and microphones…

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Is Social Media Empowering Or Silencing Our Voices?

The social media platforms that once empowered the world's citizenry have instead today silenced those voices, elevated the elites and…

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Do We Need To Teach Ethics And Empathy To Data Scientists?

Standing between a safe and privacy-first web and an Orwellian online dystopia is the empathy and ethics of those creating…

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Should Social Media Be Responsible For Illegal Ads On Their Platforms?

The pinpoint targeting of social media ads allows for for one-click discrimination, but what responsibility do the platforms have for…

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WashPost: Go For It, Brian Kilmeade

The Washington Post's Erik Wemple used the Television Explorer to explore trends in how the major networks have covered the…

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A Globalized Cloud For A Globalized World

The modern public cloud is increasingly abstracting away the impact of geography, allowing companies to deploy globalized applications without changing…

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The Chinese 'Spy Chip' Story Is A Reminder Of How Insecure Our Digital World Really Is

Bloomberg's story of the Chinese government covertly installing 'spy chips' on computers used in major commercial and US Government data…

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What Facebook's Address Book Mining Tells Us About Our Privacy

Facebook's silent practice of mining uploaded address books for contact information on other users reminds us that little has changed…

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Will Twitter's New Democratic Policymaking Succeed?

Twitter announces it will involve its users in setting policy, but its inaugural attempt falls short. Instead, we need transparency…

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Why Facebook's Breach Shouldn't Turn Us Away From Single Sign On

Facebook's breach raises questions about Single Sign On systems, but if the web embraced Estonia's model of hardware cryptographic identities…

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What Facebook's Breach Teaches Us About How It Views Security

Most remarkable about the Facebook story is not that a breach happened, but rather that the company took so long…

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New Hybrid Relevance Mode For DOC 2.0 API

Historically the DOC 2.0 API has sorted its results according to the default ElasticSearch textual relevancy scoring model. Given GDELT's incredibly…

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Vox: Fox News Won't Say Kavanaugh's Accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, Is Lying. They Say She's Misremembering.

Vox's Alvin Chang uses the Television Explorer to examine how often the major networks covered the Kavanaugh story from the…

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Why Can't Facebook Do Better At Fact Checking Photos And Videos?

We have the technologies to automatically verify many aspects of photographs and videos online, from examining their provenance to verifying…

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Geography Still Defines Who We Are Connected To In The Social Media Era

A new study shows the limits of social media in connecting the world and that for all their technological might,…

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Peering Into The Visual Landscape Of Half A Billion News Images With Google's Cloud Inference API

What can we learn about how we "see" the world through the news by processing half a billion global news…

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Peering Into The Visual Landscape Of Half A Billion News Images With Google's Cloud Inference API

At its core, the GDELT Project is about helping us understand and make sense of the rapidly evolving world around…

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WashPost: The Pattern Continues: Fox News Spends Far Less Time Discussing Trump's Law-Breaking Allies

The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores how the networks differed in their coverage of Trump's criminally-charged associates. Read The Full…

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Cloud Inference API Launch

We are tremendously excited to have created the demo dataset and a number of example analyses for the launch of…

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Harvard: Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics

A new book by Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris and Hal Roberts of Harvard University uses GDELT's Television Explorer to chart…