Tag Archives: Privacy

BBC – Blogs – College of Journalism – Investigative apps are useful tools for journalists, if rough around the edges

There are a lot of websites out there that can help you find hidden information. But there are also software applications and browser plug-ins that can be of use to investigative journalists.

Created by up-and-coming developers and enthusiasts on a budget, many of these programmes are rather unsophisticated, so don’t expect slick interfaces and 24-hour help desks.

That said, if you can get past the jargon and rough-and-ready feel, you’ll find nifty little apps that can help you discover nuggets of information which would be unavailable through conventional means.

Many alternatives are available and, while I’m not personally endorsing the programmes featured here, they can be useful tools. And in terms of BBC investigative journalism they’d have to be used according to our editorial guidelines:

via BBC – Blogs – College of Journalism – Investigative apps are useful tools for journalists, if rough around the edges.

Right to be forgotten: who may exercise power, over which kind of information? | Technology | theguardian.com

The fifth and sixth public meetings of Google’s advisory council met in Berlin and London recently, inviting experts and the public to discuss the outcome of the recent “right to be forgotten ruling” made by the European court of Justice. Adviser Luciano Floridi explains the consultations.

via Right to be forgotten: who may exercise power, over which kind of information? | Technology | theguardian.com.

Instagram moves into damage control as users threaten exodus

Under new terms of service, which come into effect on January 16, users grant the company a ”non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide licence to use the content that you post on or through the service”.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/smartphone-apps/instagram-moves-into-damage-control-as-users-threaten-exodus-20121219-2bncu.html#ixzz2Fa8E6Hk3

Instagram moves into damage control as users threaten exodus.