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China's Foxconn worker riot and Iran's shadow Internet

Sep 25, 2012
With all this information technology at our disposal, it's striking how getting to the truth of a matter can still be so tough. Two tech stories from opposite sides of the world today remind us how even in 2012 the…

Foxconn factory shut down following riots

Sep 24, 2012
The company that makes Apple's iPhones and iPads in China has shut down one of its factories following a riot by workers.

Indian factory experiences dangerous worker riots

Jul 20, 2012
Employee riots at India's largest car-maker -- Maruti -- have burned down part of the factory, shut down the plant and killed a human resources manager.

Growing pains in South Los Angeles

Apr 27, 2012
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Computer algorithm can predict social violence

Oct 12, 2011
Researchers at the New England Complex Systems Institute have come up with a computer model that can predict what regions of the world will erupt...

British government trying to figure out social media

Aug 26, 2011
The phrase "kill the messenger" comes to mind. There was a big meeting on Thursday in London between British officials and representatives of...

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Daily roundup of social media and jail: England and Egypt edition

Aug 17, 2011
Actually, if it's England, I guess we're talking about gaol....

Riots have died down but the online wars in England are heating up

Aug 12, 2011
While the UK government is considering whether to shut down Twitter so the people using the service for "ill" won't have a way to communicate, the...

Cameron floats the idea of shutting down social media. Yeah, that ought to take care of everything.

Aug 11, 2011
England's Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the House of Commons today in the wake of the recent riots in that country. He noted how social...