Information Society Series: Pirate Politics, by Patrick Burkart
Apr07

Information Society Series: Pirate Politics, by Patrick Burkart

I’m very pleased to announce that the sixth book in the MIT Press collection “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: Pirate Politics: The New Information Policy Contests by Patrick Burkart The Swedish Pirate Party emerged as a political force in 2006 when a group of software programmers and file-sharing geeks protested the police takedown of The Pirate Bay, a Swedish file-sharing search...

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Washington Post Essay: Mark Zuckerberg’s theory of privacy
Feb06

Washington Post Essay: Mark Zuckerberg’s theory of privacy

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Facebook, and to help commemorate this milestone I wrote an essay for The Washington Post that postulates an early framework of Mark Zuckerberg’s theory of privacy, based on a preliminary analysis of the data contained in The Zuckerberg Files archive. Here are the three principles I discuss: Information wants to be shared Updating the 1960s techno-activist slogan “information wants to be...

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UW-Milwaukee invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Information Studies
Dec02

UW-Milwaukee invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Information Studies

We’re (again) looking for a new permanent dean. Full position profile and qualifications can be found here. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, or nominations. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Information Studies (SOIS). UWM is one of two doctoral-granting institutions in the University of Wisconsin System and offers 188 degree...

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Introducing: The Zuckerberg Files
Oct25

Introducing: The Zuckerberg Files

Today, after months of hard work by many hands, I’m happy to announce the launch of The Zuckerberg Files, a digital archive of all public utterances of Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Over 100 full-text transcripts and nearly 50 video files are available for researchers to download, analyze, and scrutinize. What is The Zuckergberg Files? The Zuckerberg Files is a digital archive of all public utterances of...

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Ohio State University Library Colloquium: “Is Library User Privacy still Paramount in the 2.0 Era?”

I’ve been invited by the Ohio State University Libraries to contribute to an ongoing campus-wide series of Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society (COMPAS). This year’s theme is “Public/Private“, and I will be presenting today on the topic  “Is Library User Privacy still Paramount in the 2.0 Era?”. Abstract and slides are below. Traditionally, the context of the library brings with it...

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