The Cloud Is Rising To The Cybersecurity Challenge

In a world of seemingly hourly data breaches, can the transition to the cloud help businesses reimagine how they manage their data in a threatening world, transitioning businesses from patchwork networks to the very tools the cloud platforms themselves use to secure their own systems? Read The Full Article.

How Google Earth And Google Maps Taught Us To See The World From Above

Looking back at how one university reacted 15 years ago to the rise of high resolution aerial imagery and a student’s Google Street View-like undergraduate thesis project, offers some insights into how society grapples with profoundly transformative new ways of seeing the world. Read The Full Article.

Do We Have The Right To Hide From Facebook's AI Algorithms?

As Facebook deploys an ever-growing number of machine learning algorithms to process its users’ posts and private communications, from facial recognition to topic mining, do we have a right to deploy countermeasures to stop it? Read The Full Article.

Geoversiv's Peace Synapse

Geoversiv's beautiful work of art called the "Peace Synapse" is a network visualization built using the GKG and was featured in an article today in The Guardian. See The Full Article. More About The Creation Of The Peace Synapse.

How Data Brokers And Pharmacies Commercialize Our Medical Data

In a world in which our most intimate medical ailments are merely commodity data points to be bought and sold about us, making money for everyone but us, is the Facebook story really the most important one or should we be talking about just how many companies today "own" our digital selves? Read The Full […]

Facebook Keeps Saying 'Trust Us': Is It Finally Time To Say No More?

Facebook’s unblinking algorithms silently shape what we see and say without us having any right to understand the rules they quietly enforce which even its creators don't fully understand, yet its answer to every scandal is to tell its two billion users to blindly trust it – have we had enough? Read The Full Article.

Facebook's Response To Its Phone Record Harvesting Shows Nothing Has Changed

Facebook's tone deaf response to its harvesting of phone records, that it is our fault for giving it permission without understanding what we were doing, rather than that it needs to win back our trust by educating its users on what it takes from them, shows it has learned nothing at all. Read The Full […]

Could AI Bots Replace Human Tech Support?

The sad state of frontline tech support raises the question of whether AI bots could take it all over and we could fix any problem with a few words to our smartphone, making summoning technical support as easy as asking for the latest hit song on our Alexa or Google Home. Read The Full Article.

Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) Inventory Sheet With Charset And Language Breakdown

The GDELT Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) has generated incredible interest in just its first three weeks of existence, so in addition to publishing a first glimpse at some of the statistics you can extract from it, we've also compiled an inventory sheet derived from the March 21, 2018 noon UTC snapshot that lists every unique […]

From MasterMind To Misuse In Four Years: Who Owns Our Data?

The Cambridge Analytica story misses just how much Facebook data has already been harvested by companies and academics, the number of companies that perform similar profiling and that Facebook is just one company in the vast world of data brokers that buy and sell our most intimate details. The broader series on Facebook was cited […]