A look at how Facebook is and isn't reshaping our national dialog. Read The Full Article.
An ISP warns its customers they could lose remote control of thermostats and security cameras. As our homes become extensions of the cloud, just how vulnerable are we becoming, from security camera blackmail to light switch mischief harassment to disabling ransomware to damage to property and life? Read The Full Article.
Facebook’s removal of Ramzan Kadyrov’s accounts remind us that was once a global cooperative of interconnected computers spread across the world has devolved into a small set of walled gardens controlled by just a few US companies governed by US law. Could Wikileaks be next? Read The Full Article.
Apple’s quiet throttling of its iPhones stands as a reminder that the devices we purchase today are never truly ours and can be upgraded, downgraded or even completely disabled remotely at will by their manufacturers, while the loss of hotswappable batteries have encouraged our consumptive culture. Read The Full Article.
From its announcement this week that it will cease archiving the Twitter firehose to its creation of a new innovation lab, how is the Library of Congress evolving in the digital era and how might it better engage with the vast world beyond its hallowed walls? Read The Full Article.
As we work to extend the searchable date range of the DOC 2.0 API beyond a rolling window of 3 months towards a longer time horizon and look to expand its capabilities based on all of the feedback you've given us, we will also be phasing out some older features that are simply not being used, […]
Two weeks ago when US President Trump declared that the US would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, GDELT Summary became a powerful to track the emerging global response in realtime. While the English language press as a whole tended to depict a mass uprising in the making with mass violence breaking out […]
We’ve been talking about filter bubbles for years, so why all of a sudden have they leapt to the forefront of the conversation around how social media is impacting our digital selves? Read The Full Article.
The Washington Post's Philip Bump looks back at the year in review to explore what the national television networks were focused on in 2017. Read The Full Article.
As AI-powered “smart” assistants evolve from simple voice controlled dumb terminals towards virtual personalities that interact with users, can they shift the tide in how we communicate with each other? Read The Full Article.
Eesti Ekspress interviewed Kalev about his work exploring how we can forecast the future. Read The Full Article.
BuzzFeed looks at which sexual misconduct cases are getting the most attention. Read The Full Article.
The Trace examines how cable news is devoting less and less attention to mass shootings. Read The Full Article.
Conferences like Web Summit that bridge the technical and non-technical worlds, combining the people who build technological tools with the world changers who use them and the policymakers that govern them spanning 170 countries remind us of the power of bringing the world together. Read The Full Article.
As Facebook rolls out laudable new initiatives like its counter-terrorism and counter-suicide programs, the company’s transition towards actively moderating its platform through opaque AI algorithms is increasingly leaving a single unaccountable company in charge of our online lives. Read The Full Article.
As we become ever more dependent on GPS navigation, mailing addresses have been repurposed as pedestrian addresses, creating an entertaining journey to the world’s loading docks and trash dumpsters. Read The Full Article.
Even while companies have rushed to move their workforces to VoIP, they have largely left customers to fend for themselves through the century old phone system, leaving international customers to foot hefty bills for brief calls. Read The Full Article.
In a world in which bots increasingly act on our behalves, we should be focusing on digital signatures and authenticating public comments, rather than trying to weed out automated submissions. Read The Full Article.
A laudable and critical step towards fighting revenge porn, how might Facebook’s latest effort be redesigned to better address safety and user privacy? Read The Full Article.
Since the launch of the GDELT DOC 2.0 and GEO 2.0 APIs earlier this year, they've become developer staples for building tools that can gaze across the entire planet, seamlessly bridging geography and language to watch the world in realtime. Yet, as these APIs have found their way into an ever-growing number of communities of […]
You can watch the video below of Tomasa Rodrigo and Alvaro Ortiz's fantastic talk titled "Monitoring World Geopolitics Through Big Data" at Big Data Spain 2017 on November 17th. Learn More.
Tomasa Rodrigo and Alvaro Ortiz presented this fantastic talk titled "Monitoring World Geopolitics Through Big Data" at Big Data Spain 2017 on November 17th. Learn More. Slides. Press Release.
Alvaro Ortiz presented BBVA's "Tracking China Vulnerability in Real Time Using Big Data: The CVSI Index" at the Big Data Empirics and Policy Analysis Conference at the Bank of England. Learn More. See The Full Slides.
The video of Kalev's keynote at Bucknell University's 2017 Digital Scholarship Conference is now available. Watch it below!