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Israel; Friend or Foe

Israel has long been held up as a beacon of democracy and freedom in the Middle East, however, they have a long history of clandestine activities and dealing with tyrants and dictators when it serves their needs.

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The Internets Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz was gifted from a young age with computers, indicative of an extremely bright child. Swartz was an avid reader of encyclopedias and really anything he could lay his hands on. However, he became bored with school from a young age, as his priority focussed solely on computers. He was a key component in the creation of RSS, a family of web feed formats vital in the frequent publishing of updated works, such as; blog entries, news headlines, audio and video in a standardised format. His colleagues working on the project were astounded when they found out the fact that Swartz was merely fourteen years old during his contribution to this project.

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Secluded Series

As part of our Secluded Series, this week under the spotlight is the docuseries Rotten. Rotten provides a snapshot of a plethora of global issues and subsequent impacts felt globally by citizens, such as bottled water, wine, chocolate and many more commodities industries…A simple yet incredibly important question posed to the viewer is: whose water is it? This is evidently an underlying theme throughout this episode.

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Secluded Series: The Great Hack

Cambridge Analytica became the ‘poster child’ illustrating the bad faith actors encompassed within the murky side of social media prior to the 2016 United States presidential election. In summary, ‘The Great Hack’ focuses on the power of data and analyses Cambridge Analytica’s control and impact via social media on political elections globally.

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Trump in the Era of Social Media

Although President Trump is the first American president to use social media to announce policy changes and official government announcements. One question that has not been explored by news outlets is whether or not Trump’s use of social media is a sign of changing times and technology, or simply a change in presidential precedent.

President Trump is certainly not the first to use social media for political benefit; President Barack Obama used Facebook to reach millions of young people across the country by posting videos depicting Obama wearing aviator sunglasses and asking Vice President Joe Biden for fashion advice.

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Nationalism: How the Economic Crisis evoked the ‘mythical’ past of the 1930s

The rise of the far-right, nationalist and racist parties in Europe is the last warning for the European Institutions Written by – Ivona Poljak  Source: Flickr Creative Commons, Globalisation as perceived by artist What seemed like a thing of the past has now found its 21st-century support in Europe and the United States; far-right parties […]

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