Technology

Twitter, Transparency, and National Security

Government surveillance is a political hot topic, and Twitter has now taken its stand on it. The company has decided to sue the U.S....

New Privacy Battle Between Tech Companies and the Feds

In the wake of Edward Snowden's leak about the NSA surveillance programs, tech companies have been quick to respond to consumer concerns about the...

Mom, I Need an iPad For School!

Many classrooms these days are increasing their daily use of technology by implementing the use of iPads. It has become a national trend in many...

Is Reddit Run By Angry Warlords?

Reddit is heralded as "The Front Page of the Internet", but is now coming under increased scrutiny. T.C. Sottek writes. As Reddit trips over itself trying...

Should Professors Ban Student Emails?

A few weeks ago Spring-Serenity Duvall, an assistant professor of communications at Salem College, banned student emails. It began with a syllabus policy identifying...

The Celebrity Nude Leak: What’s in a View?

By now, most people have heard that nude photos of nearly 100 celebrities, including actress Jennifer Lawrence, were stolen and posted to the internet by...

Ferguson and Net Neutrality

The shooting of Michael Brown and the aftermath of unrest in Ferguson raises a host of obvious ethical issues. One that isn't so obvious is...
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Group Crowdfunding a Documentary to Attack Anita Sarkeesian

Anita Sarkeesian is something of a hero in the feminist gaming community. In 2012, she asked for $6,000 to do a video series exploring five...

How Social Media Might Silence Debate

According to this study, social media may have a negative impact on political debate. As the opening of the study notes, in the pre-internet era,...

More Thoughts on Designing Addictive Video Games

A few weeks ago, Brian Crecente asked me to comment on whether or not I thought video game designers had a moral obligation to...