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Four Degrees of Facebook?

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 5:22 pm (UTC-4)
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And the Campaign Against “Breaking The Internet” Doug Bernard | Washington DC Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: What’s With The “Weirdness” from China? There’s been […]

Are Teens Meaner Online?

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 8:47 pm (UTC-4)
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A New Look at Teens and Online Behavior If it seems like just about every teenager living in the United States is on the Internet, that’s because nearly every one of them is. An astounding 95% of teens aged 12-17 are now online, and over 80% of those teens are using social networking sites like […]

Has Facebook Faded? Part Two

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-4)
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Has Facebook Become Everyone’s Creepy Friend? Doug Bernard | Washington DC We’re taking a two-part look at the dual challenges facing social networking giant Facebook: increased complexity and decreased privacy. In part one, we explored whether the constant addition of new features is complicating the user experience, making it less fun and more work. Today, […]

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Has Facebook Faded? Part One

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 11:06 am (UTC-4)
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Part One: Is Facebook’s Size Its Strength, or Vulnerability? Doug Bernard | Washington DC We’re taking a two-part look at the dual challenges facing social networking giant Facebook: increased complexity and decreased privacy.  First, we explore whether the constant addition of new features is complicating the user experience, making it less fun and more work. […]

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Anonymous vs. the Zetas

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-4)
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And Taking the OWS Protests Online Doug Bernard | Washington DC Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye. There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: Anonymous vs. the Zetas.  Over the last year, the […]

This and That

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 5:57 pm (UTC-4)
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Digital Frontiers editor Doug Bernard is away from his screen this week.  In his absence, we invite you to follow some of the following DF-related items. Malware is certainly making its way to portable devices, and in particular, the Android platform is under attack.  A  fake application is sneaking onto Android devices, with what is […]

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Who’s Censoring Whom?

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 9:54 pm (UTC-4)
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And Why Digital Storage May Not Be Forever Doug Bernard | Washington DC Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: Who’s Censoring Whom? The Brookings Institute think […]

A Hole in the Great Firewall

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-4)
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…And Working to Close the Digital Divide It’s no surprise that as the Internet spreads, and mobile phones become more necessity rather than luxury, that coverage of these real life/digital world issues has been growing.  And why not?  Frankly, the stories have just been getting juicier – happily, for my colleagues just as elsewhere. While […]

Back For More Lulz?

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 8:02 pm (UTC-4)
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And Spreading Malware Hits Big and Small Alike Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: LulzSec vs. NewsCorp: After very publicly disbanding just a few weeks ago, […]

Journalism’s ‘Dark Arts’

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-4)
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Hacking, Blagging, and Why the Murdoch Hacking Scandal is Nothing New There’s an unofficial rule among British journalists: dog doesn’t bite dog.  In other words, reporters working at one Fleet Street tabloid should not expose the wrong doings of reporters at other Fleet Street tabloids, as there are plenty of wrong doings to go around. […]

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