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#HashtagActivismMatters: Some experts see online-to-IRL change in police protests

Contributed to a Washington Post story on how hashtag activism can translate to policy change: This interplay between real-world events and online activism is what turns a catchy hashtag into a powerful slogan. “It tethers the conversation to things that really happened,” Howard said. Howard, who calls himself a “cyber-optimist,” […]

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After Ferguson: Is ‘Hashtag Activism’ Spurring Policy Changes?

Contributed to NBC news story on role of hashtags in protest within the US post-Ferguson. “Hashtag activism is what happens when someone tries to raise public awareness of a political issue using some clever or biting keyword on social media,” said Philip Howard, the Principle Investigator for Digital Activism Research […]

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Wired: Your colleagues pose bigger threat to your privacy than hackers

Wired UK covered the findings of the recent data breach report from CMDS, “Data Breaches in Eruope” with an article called “Your Colleagues Pose Bigger Threat to Your Privacy Than Hackers“. The threat from hackers is not nearly as big a problem as the threat posed by your own colleagues, a privacyreport has […]

Edel Rodriguez
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New York Times: Hungary’s Crackdown on the Press

(This originally appeared as “Hungary’s Crackdown on the Media“.) BUDAPEST — The European Union faces a challenging conundrum. While Hungary has embarked on building Europe’s most controlled media system, the European Commission just agreed in August to provide the country with nearly 22 billion euros of economic assistance. Hungary has […]