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EJC Special Issue on Videoconferencing in Practice is now free and open access

EJC Special Issue on Videoconferencing in Practice is now free and open access

My Special Issue of The Electronic Journal of Communication / La Revue Electronic de Communication (EJC/REC) has now been released as free and open access. Many of the articles (including mine) have embedded images and video that have typically been difficult to include in traditional outlets and are still surprisingly rare. There is certainly scope for more embeddedRead more about EJC Special Issue on Videoconferencing in Practice is now free and open access[…]

Europe says no to data retention, so why is it an option in Australia?

Europe says no to data retention, so why is it an option in Australia?

With Angela Daly, Swinburne University of Technology There has been plenty of technology-related legal activity in the European Union this month. Last week the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled that data retention regulations, as they currently stand, are not in accordance with EU law and the European Parliament voted in favour ofRead more about Europe says no to data retention, so why is it an option in Australia?[…]

ACT Police Twitter Forum

ACT Police Twitter Forum

I commented in the Canberra Times on the ACT Police conducting a public Q&A forum via Twitter. I said that: “[…] police PR is very difficult given we typically interact with the police only in times of trouble/crisis, so I’d say this was rather successful.” “Answers to more difficult questions got ‘well it’s complicated’ responses,” he said.Read more about ACT Police Twitter Forum[…]

If I Could Say One Thing

If I Could Say One Thing

I represented Electronic Frontiers Australia on the ABC consumer affairs show The Checkout. In my “If I Could Say One Thing” segment I discussed ways of dealing with Internet tracking by advertisers and third parties. Here is the script, including links: Hi, I’m Dr Sean Rintel, Chair of digital rights group Electronic Frontiers Australia. I couldRead more about If I Could Say One Thing[…]

Social Media in Australia

Social Media in Australia

Harrison, J., Rintel, S., & Mitchell, E.K. (2014). Social Media in Australia. Pp. 589-627 in C. Litang  & M.H. Prosser (Eds.). Social Media in Asia. Doerzbach, Germany: Dignity Press. The vast distances Australians must negotiate to connect their small, highly urbanized population both nationally and internationally have long created the incentive for invention, innovation and the early adoption of communication technologies.Read more about Social Media in Australia[…]

Big data ethics: When did you consent to Facebook’s self-censorship research?

Big data ethics: When did you consent to Facebook’s self-censorship research?

Are corporate and academic research ethics up to the task of dealing with the “cool but creepy” dilemmas of big data? A recent paper, Self Censorship on Facebook, shows that Facebook wants to know why users might abort a post at the last minute, and was able to collect data from 3.9 million users overRead more about Big data ethics: When did you consent to Facebook’s self-censorship research?[…]