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CFP: Internet Research 14: Resistance and Appropriation (Denver, October 2013)

The 14th Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) is being held 24-27 October 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The full call for papers is below. See you there! Call for Papers Internet Research 14.0: Resistance and Appropriation 24-27 October 2013 Denver, USA Internet Research 14.0 will focus on the theme of […]

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Information Society Series Book: The Digital Rights Movement

I’m very pleased to announce that the fourth book in the MIT Press “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: The Digital Rights Movement: The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright Hector Postigo The movement against restrictive digital copyright protection arose largely in response to the excesses of the […]

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International Symposium on Internet Ethics presentation: "Internet Ethics Issues and Action in the United States"

Next week I will be a featured speaker at the first “International Symposium on Internet Ethics” hosted by the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) and Korea Society of Internet Ethics (KSIE). Alongside other international representatives, I will be presenting a talk on “Internet Ethics Issues and Action in the United States,” where I outline […]

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Values in Design of Future Internet Architecture

A central theme in much of my research and advocacy is ensuring attention to ethical values becomes an integral part of the conception, design, and development of information systems. Various frameworks have been developed to help pursue this goal (ie, value-sensitive design, values at play, critical technical practice), which can collectively be termed Values-In-Design (VID). […]

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Information Society Series Book: The Reputation Society

I’m very pleased to announce that the third book in the MIT Press “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: The Reputation Society: How Online Opinions Are Reshaping the Offline World Edited by Hassan Masum and Mark Tovey Foreword by Craig Newmark In making decisions, we often seek advice. Online, […]

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CFP: Internet Research 13.0: Technologies (2012 – Salford, UK)

The 13th Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) is being held 
October 18-21, 2012 in Salford (Greater Manchester) UK. The full call for papers is below: Call for Papers Internet Research 13.0: Technologies The 13th Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) October 18-21, […]

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Preview of Association of Internet Researchers IR.12 Conference

I’m looking forward to spending next week in Seattle, WA for the for the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Internet Research 12.0 – Performance and Participation. (Full program is available here) Monday, Elizabeth Buchanan and I are convening a doctoral colloquium, bringing together over thirty young scholars to discuss their dissertation research with a collection […]

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Information Society Series Book: Opening Standards – The Global Politics of Interoperability

I’m very pleased to announce that the second book in the MIT Press “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability Edited by Laura DeNardisSeptember 2011 Openness is not a given on the Internet. Technical standards–the underlying architecture that enables interoperability among hardware and […]

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Firefox 5 Adds Cross-Platform "Do Not Track", and Puts it in Privacy Tab

A few months ago Mozilla released Firefox 4, which featured an important “Do Not Track” function which informs websites and advertisers whether you wish to have your activity monitored and collected for behavioral targeting purposes. The problem, however, was that Firefox essentially buried the option, forcing users to stumble upon it on the “Advanced” tab […]

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In Opposition to Defunding WISCNET and other Internet Connectivity Programs

Last week, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) passed a budget omnibus motion that affects the entire University of Wisconsin system. Sections 23-26 of the budget measure includes new telecommunication rules that would have extraordinarily negative ramifications, particularly for providing affordable Internet connectivity in support of research collaborations and education at universities, school, libraries […]

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