WebScience@10

Last Tuesday we held WebScience@10 -celebrating 10 years of Web Science. Events were run in Berlin, London and Chicago and streamed live on our global ‘TV channel’. Over 300 delegates from industry, government and academia attended the events in person, with an additional 500 watching online, and many more following the #websci10 …

Real-time Twitter Visualisations for the US 2016 Presidential Elections

For the 2016 US Presidential election, researchers at the University of Southampton with support from the EPSRC funded project SOCIAM,  built a real-time data visualization that combined traditional polling data with social media posts. The application was built and designed for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute EMPAC Campfire, a novel multi-user, collaborative, immersive, computing interface that …

“Keys Under Doormats” Authors Receive J.D. Falk Award for Clarifying Insecurity of Government-Mandated Access to Documents

15 highly-respected computer scientists and security experts who came together to outline how law enforcement’s proposed requirement for “backdoor” access to all encrypted files would actually make the Internet more vulnerable to crime and deception were recognized for their work today with the M3AAWG 2015 J.D. Falk Award. “Keys Under …