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CBS: Egypt: Internet Down, Gov’t Braces for Unrest

Interviewed for CBS Evening News   http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/27/world/main7292097.shtml

Political Parties & Voter Privacy: Australia, Canada, the United States and United Kingdom in Comparative Perspective
Academic Articles / Publications

Political Parties & Voter Privacy: Australia, Canada, the United States and United Kingdom in Comparative Perspective

Political parties are among the most lax, unregulated organizations handling large volumes of personally identifiable data about citizens’ behavior and attitudes. We analyze the privacy practices of political parties in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and United States to assess the current state of electorate data, compare regulatory efforts, and offer […]

Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
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Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Around the developing world, political leaders face a dilemma: the very information and communication technologies that boost economic fortunes also undermine power structures. Globally, one in ten internet users is a Muslim living in a populous Muslim community. In these countries, young people are developing their political identities—including a transnational […]

New Challenges to Political Privacy:  Lessons from the First U.S. Presidential Race in the Web 2.0 Era
Academic Articles / Publications

New Challenges to Political Privacy: Lessons from the First U.S. Presidential Race in the Web 2.0 Era

Pundits and scholars laud online campaigning for its potential to democratize politics and praise the 2008 Barack Obama campaign for using new information technologies to mobilize voters. Underneath these extraordinary forms of technologically-enabled political participation, however, is an infrastructure and industry for political data that has received far less attention. […]