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WikiLeaks posts redacted files purported to be hacked from CIA

Washington Post – WikiLeaks posts files it says are from the CIA’s computer hacking arsenal – “The anti-secrecy organization said the trove exceeded in scale and significance the massive collection of National Security Agency documents exposed by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. A statement from WikiLeaks indicated that it planned to post nearly 9,000… Continue Reading

Stanford research shows that anyone can become an Internet troll

Stanford News Service – Stanford research shows that anyone can become an Internet troll. “Three methods of research find that the situation in which an online discussion occurs influences whether people will troll more than their personal past of trolling suggests.” Taylor Kubota. “Internet trolls, by definition, are disruptive, combative and often unpleasant with their… Continue Reading

In series of paper researchers document how Twitter impacted who won US Presidential election

University of Rochester – “Luo and Wang, a dual PhD candidate in political and computer science, summarized their findings in eight papers during the course of the campaign, including these observations: The more Donald Trump tweeted, the faster his following grew–even after he performed poorly in debates against other Republican candidates, and even after he… Continue Reading

Best Apps To Track Trump’s Legal Changes

Above the Law – “Whatever your opinion of Donald Trump, there is no denying that he has promised an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president. While people all across the country have personal and political interests in keeping up with Trump’s pronouncements and policies, lawyers also have a professional interest in tracking… Continue Reading

Many ‘password challenged’ internet users don’t take steps that could protect their data

“In today’s digitally connected world, where accessing medical records, ordering groceries and paying taxes can all be done online, many internet users find it daunting to keep up with all the various passwords associated with their online accounts. One consequence is that a significant minority of users settle for less secure passwords they can more… Continue Reading

CrowdJustice

“CrowdJustice is a crowdfunding platform built for legal cases. We launched in May 2015, as a way to democratise access to the legal system. We wanted to help make the law a powerful tool for everyone – not just a tool for the powerful. We’ve since seen cases challenge the government, go to the Supreme… Continue Reading

WaPo – NASA is posting climate change science info on social media that contradict views of Trump and his top officials

NASA is posting climate change science info on social media that contradict views of Trump and his top officials: “If you peruse NASA’s social media feeds dedicated to climate change, you would have no clue a new administration has taken power that has expressed doubts about the reality or seriousness of the issue. Every day, NASA has… Continue Reading

Facebook CEO pens commentary – Building Global Community

Building Global Community –  Mark Zuckerberg, February 16, 2017 – To our community, On our journey to connect the world, we often discuss products we’re building and updates on our business. Today I want to focus on the most important question of all: are we building the world we all want? History is the story… Continue Reading

For election news, young people turned to some national papers more than their elders

“Younger Americans have long been less likely to read newspapers than their elders. But a Pew Research Center survey has revealed a significant twist, at least for certain newspapers with a more national focus: When we asked people if they regularly got news about the 2016 presidential election through either the print or online version… Continue Reading

FlipFeed Step into someone else’s Twitter feed

“FlipFeed is a Google Chrome Extension that enables Twitter users to replace their own feed with that of another real Twitter user. Powered by deep learning and social network analysis, feeds are selected based on inferred political ideology (“left” or “right”) and served to users of the extension. For example, a right-leaning user who uses… Continue Reading

How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News

When following links, online news consumers could recall the name of the news outlet 56% of the time – “Anyone who wants to understand today’s news environment faces a challenge: How to discern the nuances of digital news habits when Americans’ attention spans are fractured, human memory is naturally limited and news comes at them… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – The value of microblogs for research and information sharing

New on LLRX.com – The value of microblogs for research and information sharing – Are you overwhelmed by social media applications, many of which are not permitted to use in your private or public work place. If so this guide by Pete Weiss offers several alternatives to assist you with lightweight applications that bypass controversy… Continue Reading