Thousands of internet users in this country and around the world could lose their connection on Monday, the result of the so-called DNS Changer virus. The malware has been around for several years and last year, the FBI charged those responsible for creating the virus.
While the standards for sex offender registration and notification have always been high, a new law authored by Louisiana State Representative Jeff Thompson takes public disclosure one step further and marks itself as the first law of its kind in the nation. Should sex offenders be required to list their past crimes on Facebook?
A new plan from Facebook encourages everyone on the social network to advertise their donor status on their pages, along with their birth dates and schools. Could the plan be a slippery slope linking medical information and social media? Jeff Jarvis is professor of journalism at City University of New York. Art Caplan is a professor of bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.
The man behind buzzmachine.com, professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and author of, Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live, Jeff Jarvis, continues to explore the way the internet affects our lives.
British Prime Minister David Cameron says his government will look into a possible crackdown on social media, after citizens used websites like Twitter as an organizing tool for the riots that shook cities across the U.K. earlier this week. Free speech advocates have criticized the idea, saying it's reminiscent of the social media shutdowns practiced by autocrats like former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Are Cameron and Mubarak suddenly brothers in censorship? Or is this a viable method for preventing violence?
With lawmakers calling for investigations into News Corporation here in the US, Jake Bernstein, business and financial reporter for ProPublica, and Jeff Jarvis, the man behind buzzmachine.com, professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and author of What Would Google Do?, look at what laws Murdoch may have violated here.
AOL is set to acquire the Huffington Post and make Arianna Huffington head of all editorial content for the company. Jeff Jarvis, Author of the blog BuzzMachine and professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Ana Marie Cox, GQ Washington Correspondent and founder of the Wonkette blog, and Betsy Morgan, former CEO of The Huffington Post and current President of The Blaze, discuss what this move means for the the future of the liberal online community, and the media landscape in general.
Google has announced significant changes to the company's executive line-up, as chief executive Eric Schmidt hands over his management role to Google co-founder Larry Page. The changes are set to take effect on April 4th, and it is unclear if they are permanent. Jeff Jarvis is the author of What Would Google Do? He is also a professor at the CUNY graduate school of journalism.
Facebook executives are preparing for a ‘privacy summit’ to discuss the site’s controversial new default privacy settings (which do little to protect users’ privacy). But in a world of over-sharing online, does privacy even matter anymore? And have our notions of public and private changed so dramatically that we couldn’t reverse things if we wanted to?
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Millions of American men are tested every year for prostate cancer, but the blood test used for screening isn’t completely reliable. Now, the American Cancer Society says there's a chance the screenings can do more harm than good. What are men at risk of prostate cancer supposed to do?