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GDELT 2.0 Television API Now Supports Weekly/Monthly/Yearly Aggregations

For many searches, hourly and daily time resolutions are more than enough to understand precisely how coverage of a given…

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GDELT 2.0 Television API Now Supports RSS and JSONFeed

The GDELT 2.0 TV API now supports RSS and JSONFeed output formats in "clipgallery" mode. When using the ClipGallery mode to…

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Cybersecurity Is Providing Information And Solutions Not Selling Fear

We must be cautious that the way in which cybersecurity products are marketed to consumers focuses on improving the real…

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Are We Bored With Climate Change?

Declining media and search interest in climate change across the world suggests the public and media both have become so inundated…

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American Campaigning Is Already Copying Russian Influence Tactics 'For Research'

As US political campaigning launches Russian-style misinformation “for research” and as Facebook presses forward with an academic research initiative that…

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FiveThirtyEight: How Cable News Covered Mueller In 2018

Oliver Roeder and Dhrumil Mehta, with Rachael Dottle creating the graphics, explored how cable television news covered Mueller in 2018….

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Tracking Bitcoin/Cryptocurrencies And Blockchain Using GDELT Summary: Two Years Of Coverage

This past January we noted that GDELT Summary was a powerful way to track bitcoin and blockchain coverage across the…

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No Facebook, Your Users Don't Understand How You Use Their Data

When even privacy researchers aren’t fully aware of how Facebook is tracking them and how governments and companies outsource their…

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Is It Time For Facebook To Finally Come Clean About Our Data?

Another week another story about Facebook sharing its users’ data without their knowledge or consent. Is it time for Facebook…

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WashPost: We're Giving Russia's Trolling Team Too Much Credit

The Washington Post's Philip Bump uses media coverage of several key 2016 election topics to put into context Russian social…

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Why Are First Ladies Still Fashion Accessories?

In this era of feminism, why are we still covering first ladies as fashion accessories — are their outfits more…

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Does AI Truly Learn And Why We Need to Stop Overhyping Deep Learning

As deep learning moves from the lab into production use in mission critical fields from medicine to driverless cars, we…

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What Does It Mean For Social Media Platforms To "Sell" Our Data?

Social media platforms generate much of their revenue through selling targeted advertising based on algorithmically mining every second of their…

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Should Social Media Be Allowed To Profit From Terrorism And Hate Speech?

Social media platforms earn money from terrorism propaganda and recruiting, human trafficking, genocide, hate speech, sexism, racism, suicide, bullying and…

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Why Doesn't Facebook Treat Death With Respect?

Facebook’s Orwellian advertising practices were back in the news this week when the mother of a stillborn child found herself…

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Facebook's Latest Breach Illustrates The Limits Of GDPR

Facebook's nearly two month wait to notify data protection authorities after it became aware of a breach, in spite of…

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Fact-Checkers' Choice: To Be Literal or Contextual?

Far from the objective search for indisputable truth, fact checking involves myriad tradeoffs and decisions that can have a tremendous…

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As French Protests Grow, Media's Climate Focus Shrinks

A look at how the media narrative on the French protests has shifted to deemphasize their climate change origins as…

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Investor's Business Daily Editorial Discusses RealClearPolitics Analysis of Media's Trump Obsession

Investor's Business Daily ran an editorial piece today exploring in more detail the RealClearPolitics analysis of the media's obsession with…

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Incorporating Spatial Analysis And Big Data In International Relations Studies And Conflict Research

Kalev spoke today at the Incorporating Spatial Analysis And Big Data In International Relations Studies And Conflict Research conference in Jerusalem…

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It's Today's Data Industry We Should Fear Not Tomorrow's Facial Recognition

We have fixated on facial recognition as the Orwellian technology of our times because it is the most high-tech and…

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The AI Revolution That Was And Wasn't In 2018

AI has transformed audiovisual recognition, given us new tools for understanding language and offered algorithms that possess glimmers of intuition,…

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Reinventing Spycraft, Democracy And Identity In The Digital Era

Will the intelligence community reinvent itself for the digital era, exploiting the seams of the online world to construct new…

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Why Spies Need To Think Low Tech To Communicate Securely Online

One of the great failures of the intelligence community in the digital era has been its overreliance, overconfidence and overeagerness…