Tagged: cyberspace

Death and Cyberspace - Guest Work

Jean Balchin Jan 17, 2018

I first realised my brother was missing when I logged into Facebook one evening to see his bashful face grinning at me from a ‘MISSING’ notice. Rather absurdly, I wondered why they hadn’t picked a better photo of John instead of this blurry, orange-toned selfie. I continued scrolling through Facebook while frantically calling my family. Funny, innocuous videos of … Read More

Unfaithfully yours: what happens when virtual reality affairs get real? - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 02, 2016

By David Evans Bailey, Auckland University of Technology July 2015 might well be known as the month online infidelity went public. This date coincided with one of the biggest and most revealing hacks in history when the Ashley Madison database was compromised and made available online. Ashley Madison, a dating website targeted at people already married or in … Read More

Capit.url.ism: hyperlinks are a new front in the battle for internet - Guest Work

Guest Author May 14, 2012

by Jonathan Albright, PhD candidate at the University of Auckland With each passing day commercial interests seem to find new ways to harness the tools on which the web was built. Policy initiatives such as the US’s now-defunct SOPA and in-progress CISPA now involve the sharing our online activities, raising the ire of groups … Read More