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#Postsnowden workshop at Sussex, Freeman F22 8 May 3pm

The workshop will focus on issues of information governance and social networking, in particular the future of privacy and surveillance in the European space. As it is held a few hours after the UK General Election, it is likely to be held in a government-free space with the UK still in the EU and Scotland still in the UK. This follows previous #PostSnowden events including at LSE in November 2013. This might be post-post-Snowden…

Jay Rosen: Facebook has to start growing up
It has to start recognizing that our questions are real. We are not suggesting that FB "edits" NewsFeed in the same way that a newspaper editor once edited the front page. It's a very different way. That's why we're asking about it! We are not suggesting that algorithms work in the same way that elites deciding what's news operated. No: a different way. That's why we're asking about it!

European Communications Policy Research conference 2015 - follow #EuroCPR2015

Many EINS researchers and affiliates are presenting papers or discussions at this conference, the 4th annual EuroCPR during the EINS project

Tamas' open access article on Facebook relationship patterns The ability to create lasting, trust-based friendships makes it possible for humans to form large and coherent groups. The recent literature on the evolution of sociality and on the network dynamics of human societies suggests that large human groups have a layered structure generated by emotionally supported social relationships.

Free access to ACM TOIT special issue on social computing

ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT) - Special Issue on Foundations of Social Computing

Volume 14 Issue 4, December 2014

Multistakeholder as Governance Groups: New Study by Global Network of Internet and Society Centers

The Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC) and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are pleased to announce the release of a new report on Multistakeholder Governance Groups, which informs the debate about Internet governance models and mechanisms.

Roadmap, JRA4 ands JRA6 final reports/case studies out now!

The reports have all been put up on the website - 6 case studies for JRA4 and 12 for JRA6. Read, enjoy, comment.

Bitcoin draft paper released to SSRN

By Andres Guadamuz and Chris Marsden - full pre-publication version to follow early in 2015.


JRA4 at co-regulation Agora Plenary in Brussels

The 3rd plenary of the European Commission Co- and Self-Regulatory Code of Practice Agora was held on 24 November in Brussels at ECOSOC, 99 Rue Belliard. Chris Marsden, leader of JRA4, acted as Rapporteur for the dialogue on comparison tools - which has direct relevance for Internet-based comparison websites and mesasurement tools. "The session will also look into if and how the dialogues could possibly further evolve towards EU self- and/or co-regulation." Speakers were:

IGOV2 joint JRA4/JRA5 seminar ongoing

The University of Oslo Faculty of Law is hosting its final IGOV2 (Internet governance) seminar, chaired by Prof Lee Bygrave, an EINS member, who gave a Day 1 speech on contractual governance in the Internet ecosystem, focussed on Terms of Service (e.g. Facebook), ICANN contractual relations and interconnection agreements. The second day features discussions on privacy, net neutrality and Internet governance, led by Prof Ian Brown (OXF) and Dr Jonathan Cave (WARW) with interventions by Prof Chris Marsden (SUSSEX) amongst others.


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