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Software Used to Censor Internet in Bahrain

A report by Citizen Lab alleges that Canadian-made software is being used by a repressive Mideast state to keep its citizens from learning about news, religion, and politics. Read More
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Making Nuclear Risk a Salient Social Issue

A study by the FrameWorks Institute details several recommendations for more effectively engaging the public and involving influencers in public discourse about the risk posed by nuclear weapons and materials. Read More
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ProPublica Project to Help Newsrooms Cover Voting Issues on Election Day

Electionland will monitor data from social media and other sources to highlight potential voting irregularities or ballot access issues that might arise during the 2016 election and help journalists across the country cover problems in real ... Read More
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Digital Media and Learning Competition Awards 11 Projects

Grants totaling $700,000 will be used to create innovative learning playlists that close the opportunity gap and help learners succeed in the 21st century. Read More
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A ‘Game Changer’ on Teen Health and Empowerment

The Game Changer Chicago Design Lab uses games and new media to advance young people’s social and emotional health. Read More
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Investigation Finds Spyware Sold to Governments Targets iPhones

A digital arms dealer is believed to have been taking advantage of three security vulnerabilities in popular Apple products in its efforts to spy on dissidents and journalists, according to an investigation by Citizen Lab. Read More
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Climate Change Key Contributor to Louisiana Flooding

The natural disaster in southern Louisiana was made worse by heavy rainfall events connected to climate change, according to Climate Signals, a science-based platform that catalogs the impacts of climate change in real time. Read More
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Tool Sheds Light on Destruction of World Heritage Sites in Mali

A digital tool provided key evidence of the destruction of historic monuments in the international trial against Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, who was charged with the intentional destruction of mausoleums and mosques in Mali. Read More
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Syrian Activists Targeted by Hackers

A report from Citizen Lab, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, describes a malware operation targeting Syrian activists and links the activity to Iran. Read More