Future war “may see attacks via computer viruses, worms, logic bombs, and trojan horses rather than bullets, bombs, and missiles” [Steven Metz, Armed Conflict in the 21st Century: The Information Revolution and Post-Modern Warfare, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 2000, xiii]. The facilities of the Internet in politics The Internet […]
They are rather good at raking in the cash; rather poor at sharing it. Google and Facebook have radiated, strafed and shrivelled hundreds of news outlets across the globe with their information sharing platforms while celebrating choice, advertising revenue and traffic. The idea of whether such content is news is […]
One of the consequences of the coronavirus and the quarantine measures introduced in a number of countries has been an increase in Internet demand. Governments are trying to regulate Internet traffic using available means and measures. The US Internet giant Verizon has been given permission by the Federal Communications Commission […]
The term “Nomos” was introduced into modern political science by the German lawyer Carl Schmitt. The word had several meanings in Ancient Greece, including “law” or “custom”. It was also an administrative territorial unit (divided into “nomoi”). Carl Schmitt used it to denote the principle of organising space. And with […]
In Paris, the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, meeting French President Emmanuel Macron, brought other leaders and US tech giants to make a global pledge to “eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online.” The cheer squad feel behind the “Christchurch Call to Action” was unmistakable.
Zimbabwe’s high court ruled earlier this week that the government’s anti-riot internet shutdown was illegal because only the President – and not the Minister of State for Security – has the authority to order it, but in any case the authorities’ move highlights a common tactic that’s been employed in […]
The fight against disinformation in the West is rapidly becoming a lucrative business. High-profile media campaigns around so-called fake news in the political sphere are just the tip of an iceberg that, in many ways, is hiding what it’s really about and the objectives of those actually involved. The fake […]
Edward Snowden’s recent revelations about American intelligence agencies’ wiretapping of European leaders, as well as their collection of the personal data of European citizens, will apparently have far-reaching implications which go far beyond a simple diplomatic scandal. This was demonstrated by the EU summit which was held October 24-25, 2013. […]