Hyperbolic language used to describe the
potential consequences of cyber attacks has contributed to the ‘securitisation’ of the debate around cyber security
issues. Increased transparency and accurate
information is essential.
the headlines of Silicon Valley companies offering female employees the chance
to freeze their eggs lie more fundamental unresolved questions of gender in the
workplace – and the role of work in our lives.
cutting edge of the climate change debate was absent from recent events in New
York City, including mass marches.
It’s time to unlearn the deluded notions that keep us from exploring the real
issues for the future.
America’s European allies are feeling somewhat less
deferential to Moscow because of the growth in global supplies. In other words,
the striking spurt in US domestic oil production has added a patriotic
dimension to its already powerful allure.
a new government in Delhi, India’s urban agenda is now focused on the creation
of “Smart Cities” in industrial corridors. Such an initiative is driven by the demand of foreign investors to find sanitized spaces
in developing countries in which they can operate easily – unhampered by
In the coming months, we look
forward to helping move toward shared principles or standards for open
government decision-making APIs. This work is highly political; therefore, we
welcome the participation of any interested individuals in this project.
The recent revelations surrounding the
manipulation of Facebook news feeds to affect the emotional state of users
should not be understood as an isolated social experiment, but rather as one
point within a far broader setting in which algorithms are powerful forces in
makers’ interests can be diametrically opposed to those of refugees. Academic research offers important space to step
back from the emergency and think beyond the narrow confines of the
politically possible, argues Katy Long for Refugee Week.
Egypt is just one of the places in the Arab world where scientific misconduct is tolerated. But the onus is global. What are research institutions waiting for to enforce policies? And what is the international community waiting for to stop the use of populations as guinea pigs?
are consistently expanding the boundaries of mental illness using scientific
claims only weakly supported by the evidence. Are they mad? Part of Transformation's politics of mental health series.