• Cyber Diplomacy vs. Digital Diplomacy: A Terminological Distinction

    Cyber Diplomacy vs. Digital Diplomacy: A Terminological Distinction0

    The debate about diplomacy in the digital age has been recklessly profligate with terminology. Terms such as e-diplomacy, cyber diplomacy or digital diplomacy have been used almost interchangeably, with each author sticking to his/her favorite. This not only wastes three perfectly good terms where one could do (denying us the other two for other purposes).

  • Refugees welcome information

    Refugees welcome information0

    english français deutsch arabic farsi English This is a blog collecting important information for refugees and supporters. Because of the current situation refugees face in Germany and Austria, it is necessary to support as well as possible. There are a lot of people who want to help, support refugees and join the fight against the

  • Digital surveillance ‘worse than Orwell’, says new UN privacy chief

    Digital surveillance ‘worse than Orwell’, says new UN privacy chief0

    The first UN privacy chief has said the world needs a Geneva convention style law for the internet to safeguard data and combat the threat of massive clandestine digital surveillance. Speaking to the Guardian weeks after his appointment as the UN special rapporteur on privacy, Joseph Cannataci singled out British surveillance oversight as being “a

  • Twitter blocks apps that reveal deleted tweets of politicians0

    Twitter has stopped two apps from accessing its APIs Twitter has shut down the access that two apps had to its application programme interface (API), which let them show users tweets that had been deleted by politicians and other elected officials. Twitter felt that the apps – Diplotwoops and Politwoops – violated the terms of

  • Common Technology Services: technology is a tool, not a barrier0

    The technology you use to do your job should help you achieve more. When it doesn’t it’s frustrating. That’s true for the wide variety of users who come into contact with government technology, from the civil servant doing an inspection to a developer trying to make improvements. Over the last four years, we’ve encountered many

  • Are We All Digital Diplomats?

    Are We All Digital Diplomats?0

    Digital Diplomacy is a topic that, for most people, conjures up images of embassies conversing with foreign governments and broadcasting information, messages and well — propaganda — to impact foreign policy goals. I covered the challenges that the U.S. Embassy in Cairo faced using social media in an earlier article, so I was particularly interested

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