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    Hacktivists and Journalists – empowerment versus paralyzing Fear

Hacktivists and Journalists – empowerment versus paralyzing Fear

This article by Polis intern Szu-ting Chou

What are the perils and possibilities of technology penetrating into our lives? This week, self-checkout machines replaced nearly half the staff at my local pharmacy. I recall a similar trend on a trip to Tokyo this summer: witnessing the growing number of restaurants that had opted for automated systems to order food, making it possible […]

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December 22nd, 2014|Student blogs|0 Comments|
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    After WikiLeaks and Snowden a future alliance between journalists, whistleblowers, and IT experts?

After WikiLeaks and Snowden a future alliance between journalists, whistleblowers, and IT experts?

Polis Intern Jessica Di Paolo (@JessDiPaolo) reports on a gathering of investigative journalism at the Centre for Investigative Journalism’s Logan Symposium

 
“The information age is actually a media age. We have war by media; censorship by media; demonology by media; retribution by media; diversion by media – a surreal assembly line of obedient clichés and false assumptions. Why are young journalists […]

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Between personal and public interests: a look back at the impact of Snowden and WikiLeaks (guest blog)

This article by Polis Summer School student Luciana Amaral. Phone tracking systems, computer hacking, surveillance state and social network spying. It looks like the plot of a science fiction movie, but according to Eric King, Privacy International’s Head of Research, at the LSE Polis Summer School, this has somehow become the reality in many countries around the world. The lack […]

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Alec J Ross – My Media World Today And What I Would Like To Change About It

Alec J Ross was Hillary Clinton’s digital advisor when she was US Secretary of State. He advised on the 21st Century Statecraft programme that saw the US diplomatic service take to social media and millions of dollars go to media democracy activists around the world. He was also in the State Department when WikiLeaks made its major revelations about US […]

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Who Has The Power In The Information Age?

Edward Snowden. Chelsea Manning. Espionage and government secrets. Wikileaks and Julian Assange. In the wake of the NSA scandal, everybody is worried about surveillance – are we living in a world where Big Brother is tracking our data, our movements, watching our every move on the internet?  Or has newer, constantly developing technology really led to a power shift towards […]

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