Tag Archives: technology and democracy

Interview with Innar Liiv, Tallinn University of Technology


The interview discusses the Estonian government’s innovative use of information technology, Innar’s work in computational social science, and how data can be used to develop and manage government policy. Issues related to privacy and social media are explored, including the … Continue reading

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Technology’s Impact This Week 20th March 2018


This week’s podcast discusses the Facebook – Cambridge Analytica social media based political influence activity and its implications for the technology sector, the positive benefits of social media based data gathering and use and military based technological innovation, as well … Continue reading

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Technology’s Impact This Week February 6th 2018


This week’s podcast discusses information technology’s impact with the digital economy, healthcare, the techlash, education and cryptocurrencies.

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Technology’s Impact This Week January 23rd 2018


This week’s podcast discusses information technology’s impact on democracy, education, automation and the city of Toronto.

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Technology’s Impact This Week: December 15th 2017


My weekly summary of developments in information technology. All sources can be found in my Twitter feed: @impactofinfo The podcast is developed for the public and University of Waterloo students in MSci 442, The Impact of Information Systems on Society.

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The Impact of Information Technology in Canada – Interview With Sean Mullin, the Brookfield Institute


Sean Mullin, Executive Director of the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, discusses the impact of information technology in Canada and how public policy should address it. The interviewer is Peter Carr of the Dept of Management Sciences at the … Continue reading

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Technology’s Impact This Week: 10th September


This is the third of a possibly more regular commentary on the impact that information technology is having on society, based on recent developments. This post is based on items posted in my Twitter feed: @impactofinfo  Comments on its value … Continue reading

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Technology’s Impact This Week: August 26th 2017


This is the first of a possibly more regular commentary on the impact that information technology is having on society, based on recent developments. This post is based on items posted in my Twitter feed: @impactofinfo  Comments on its value … Continue reading

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The Socially Disruptive Impact of Information Technology Survey


The impact that information technology is having on society is wide ranging. As information technology enters more areas of peoples’ lives globally it is important to consider the nature of that impact. On this blog and in the University of … Continue reading

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Cyber Warfare


Patrick Tucker describes the use of cyber tactics. Shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, US forces sent text messages to insurgent fighters which told them to assemble at a certain point (eg. a street corner). When they … Continue reading

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