The Smart Home Battle Front And Can Our ISP Interfere With Our Heat?

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 Deletion of Ramzan Kadyrov And Who Controls The Web?

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.

What Apple's Secret iPhone Slowdown Teaches Us About Our Digital Rights

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.

Updates To The DOC 2.0 API

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, […]

Using GDELT Summary To Track The Jerusalem Response

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 […]

Why 2017 Was The Year Of The Filter Bubble?

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.

Can AI Assistants Help Curb Harassment?

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.

Web Summit And Building Bridges Across Geography And Technology

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.

Announcing GDELT Summary

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 […]