IEEE ISTAS 2021 – “Investigating Targeted Espionage: Methods, Findings, Implications”, Ron Deibert

By on June 15th, 2022 in Conferences, Human Impacts, Social Implications of Technology, Videos

Ron Deibert presented “Investigating Targeted Espionage: Methods, Findings, Implications” as a Keynote during IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society…  Read More

IST-Africa 2022 – View Invited Presentations and Thematic Sessions

By on June 10th, 2022 in Conferences, Video & Podcasts

IST-Africa 2022 was a highlighly successful, dynamic and intense week, with rich and impactful discussions around both opportunities and challenges…  Read More

BOOK REVIEW: Why Trust Science?

By on June 10th, 2022 in Articles, Book Reviews, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact

Oreskes’ answer to the question “Why Trust Science” is that science is trustworthy to the extent that the social process by which scientists vet research findings and reach (or fail to reach) a consensus about them is open to a diverse community of scientists with ample opportunity to make objections and critiques and have that feedback taken seriously.

BOOK REVIEW: Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States

By on May 8th, 2022 in Book Reviews, Communication Technology, Ethics, Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact

The book documents Limbaugh’s formative role in turning an old technology into an instrument of power that transformed the Republican Party and political discourse in the United States. The talk-radio host proved to be a success as both a propagandist and a ratings builder. Station owners were quick to join his syndicated network and to hire personalities who combined Limbaugh’s smooth delivery, ability to empathize with his audience, biting humor, and relentless attack on all things liberal—real or imagined. Profit mattered but winning the “culture war” counted for as much if not more than Rosenwald cares to consider.