Category: Technology

Do you have questions for the Italian Ambassador to the US?…

On May 1, 2009, the White House becomes the first official Twitter account of a sitting President. It was followed shortly after by the Rwandan President Paul Kagame (May 15, 2009) and the South African Presidency (May 18, 2009): Welcome to the official Twitter page for the White House! — The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 1,...

Social media’s impact on war

The largest change brought by social media has been the possibility of access to information. Vietnam, often called the ‘living room war,’ was the first war broadcast into our homes through our TVs. Many antiwar movements claimed that this mediatization helped fuel the movement and ultimately helped end the war. The advent of social media imposes...

Cyber-attack on parliament leaves MPs unable to access emails

Parliament has been hit by a “sustained and determined” cyber-attack by hackers attempting to gain access to MPs’ and their staffers’ email accounts. Both houses of parliament were targeted on Friday in an attack that sought to gain access to accounts protected by weak passwords. MPs said they were unable to access their emails after the...

Ukraine soldiers bombarded by ‘pinpoint propaganda’ texts

  KIEV, Ukraine –  Television journalist Julia Kirienko was sheltering with Ukrainian soldiers and medics two miles (three kilometers) from the front when their cellphones began buzzing over the noise of the shelling. Everyone got the same text message at the same time. “Ukrainian soldiers,” it warned, “they’ll find your bodies when the snow melts.” Text...

The State Of The Internet In Q2 2017

Things change fast in the world of digital, and it’s already been three months since we published our Digital in 2017 series of reports in partnership with Hootsuite, so it’s high time for one of our global ‘Statshot’ updates. As you can see in the SlideShare embed below, the digital landscape has already changed considerably over the past 90 days,...

Digitization of consular services no small task for US State Department

IG: State’s consular tech upgrade is slow going Digitization of consular services no small task as (leading) US State Department experiences Despite improvements in management, the State Department’s efforts to modernize disparate consular IT systems are lagging, and the office that manages these legacy systems is understaffed, according to a recent inspector general audit of the...

The Recipe That Created the ‘Social Media Revolution Election’ and 5 Tips for What To Do Next

This piece first appeared on Medium. Dear news media and tech, We really need to talk. Fake news during this election cycle presented a considerable problem that must be addressed. But let’s be real with each other. Real news had problems too — bigly. A year ago, before the primaries began, I said in Fortune that the U. S....

Science in 140 characters

  Fighting for NASA @badastronomer Phil Plait, Astronomer One of the biggest concerns in the scientific community in the US is what impact Donald Trump’s presidency will have on the country’s stance on climate change. In an interview, Bob Walker, a top Trump adviser, had said Trump would look to end NASA’s Earth Science section. Earth...

Intelligence Community Deploying Bots for Digital Diplomacy

According to Oleh Starodubov, Digital Forensic Investigator, Department of Information Security of the Security Service of Ukraine, who spoke over a Skype link from the Ukraine, this approach is part of a continuing and increasing attack on the Ukrainian infrastructure. [1] Previously, the official said, the DOJ National Security Division wasn?t necessarily talking to FBI digital...

Koliko su botovi bili aktivni pred izbore u SAD?

Skoro 20 odsto svih tvitova u vezi sa nedavno održanim izborima u SAD dolazilo je od vojske uticajnih botova.   Foto: Freeimages/ Shamseer_Sureash_Kumar Studija koja je objavljena dan uoči izbora u Americi, navodi da je pronađeno oko 400.000 botova koji su na Tviteru, tvitovali i retvitovali neverovatnim tempom, tako da su napravili oko 20 odsto svih...