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Watching Me Watching You – October 11th, 2017

New workplace surveillance technology tracking literally our blood, sweat and tears is upon us. Should your boss track your tone of voice, movement around the office and facial expressions? Is workplace surveillance the reason for new electronic performance management methods ...

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Facebook ‘misled’ EU on how creepy buying WhatsApp would be

Originally by Oliver Smith for The Memo In 2014 Facebook spent a whopping $19bn buying everyone’s favourite chat app, WhatsApp. The deal came under a huge amount of scrutiny: from the media (“they spent HOW much?”); users (“don’t let Facebook ...

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The Wikipedia Gender Gap

“The average Wikipedia editor is a well-educated white male. Well-educated white males have been writing history and the story of the world since ancient times” Sarah Stierch Wikipedia has been a turning point in how we collect our knowledge in ...

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The Risk of Disconnect: raising kids in the digital realm

As screens come to capture our every waking moment, Morgan Reede assesses the impact of  technology on the relationship between parent and child. Part of our inherent nature as humans is the innate curiosity we have to want to understand ...

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Ours to Manage and to Own: Beyond the Sharing Economy

Looking Beyond Platform Capitalism to a Shared Economy, Ours to Manage and to Own Location: Westminster Forum. 5th floor, Wells Street, University of Westminster. 32-38 Wells Street, London W1T 3UW. Date & Time: 25th May 2015, 1845 The backlash against ...

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Digital Citizenship: from liberal privilege to democratic emancipation

On the anniversary of the Magna Carta, Richard Barbrook calls for a new debate on the conception of citizenship. ‘Government founded… on a system of universal peace, on the indefeasible hereditary Rights of Man … interests not particular individuals, but ...

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Digital Citizenship – Give us the tools and we’ll finish the job

Digital Britain: a passive theatre or wired carnival?   By Eva Pascoe, Chair and Co-Founder of Cybersalon Digital Futures Think-tank A recent poll has indicated that 70% of 18-22 year olds are disengaged from the political process and shunning both ...

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SUMMARY: The Future of Gaming

Looking back on GAME ON: Reclaim the Game – 25th November 2014 “The right man in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world” (Half-Life II). This quote could have been written about William Latham, the charismatic ...

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The Cloud: We’re Doing It Wrong

James Moulding on the need to look beyond the corporate cloud to radically decentralised, secure and sustainable storage solutions. “It is time for the cloud to truly become a cloud, made up of a vast multitude of resource droplets that ...

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How technology can be used to combat political apathy

Eva Pascoe in The Guardian on 3 Feb 2014 Estonia has been e-voting since 2005 while the UK lags woefully behind. Technology is transforming democracy across the globe. With turnout continuing to fall and a Hansard Society survey revealing only ...

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