Julian Assange talks about the global information order at SXSW 2014

Almost everyone has heard of Julian Assange now, even if not many of them went to see the recent film about his life starring the increasingly ubiquitous Benedict Cumberbatch. So it’s no surprise there was a huge audience for Assange’s appearance in the first of a series of talks on security in the Internet age […]

Welcome to the digital panopticon

We’ve had the Middle Eastern civil uprisings allegedly fuelled by Twitter, and now we’ve had the Blackberry-powered riots here in the UK. Together, these two situations show the power of social networking to amplify and accelerate a situation, whether for good or for evil – recent embodiments of Howard Rheingold‘s Smart Mobs. Already, though, some […]