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Google Gives the Internet Amnesia in Europe

One of the Internet's greatest assets is also perhaps its biggest curse—it never forgets. Except in the European Union, where a court last month ruled that people have the right to have certain sensitive information about themselves deleted from Google search results...

June 4, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

What Is the Deep Web?

How secure do you feel on the web? It seems like every day there are more revelations about the government tapping your phone calls, reading your email, and watching what you do online...

June 4, 2014 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

Can Machines Produce Art that Moves Us?

This happens more often than you’d think: You tell someone you are an illustrator. They ask you a few questions and then get to what’s really on their mind: “So, do you do all your work on the computer or do you draw everything by hand?” When you respond that you do some (or all) [...]..

May 19, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Internet Addiction: Real or Virtual Reality?

In 1995, Ivan Goldberg, a New York psychiatrist, published one of the first diagnostic tests for Internet Addiction Disorder. The criteria appeared on psycom.net, a psychiatry bulletin board, and began with an air of earnest authenticity: "A maladaptive pattern of Internet use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress as manifested by three (or more) [...]..

May 15, 2014 — Venkat Srinivasan
A Look under the Hood of Online Data Visualization

A Look under the Hood of Online Data Visualization

Andy Kirk (of Visualising Data) recently published a clever image-driven post in which he uses automobiles to make a series of points about the practice of data visualization.

May 12, 2014 — Jen Christiansen

Developing Countries Still Far From Closing Digital Divide

The United States is not the greatest country in the world, at least when it comes to information and communication technology. Last month, the World Economic Forum released its 13th annual Global Information Technology Report, which ranks the nations of the world by their "networked readiness" - that is, how much each country can use [...]..

May 8, 2014 — Geoffrey Giller
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