Tag: cyber

Social Media & Social Movements: Partners in Crime?

Article by Anna Groh | Illustration by Niccolò Cedeno 2017: The hashtag #MeToo goes viral on social media, breaking the national silence around the issue of sexual harassment. This eventually resulted in the firings of several men in high-power positions and changes to federal law (North, 2019). According to...

Are social media a zero-sum game?

Article by Alessia Petrucci | Illustration by Armadilly Comics ”Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.” (William Bruce Cameron) I am not going to lie. Something that happened to a friend some days ago pushed me to write this article. Long...

Why the new coronavirus is an asset for terrorists

Article by Joana Lopes | Illustration by Tommaso Bisagni Let’s consider the following argument: The coronavirus crisis has put the world in lockdown. Terrorists want to provoke mass causalities. Therefore, terrorist activity will decrease. This reasoning is a fallacy, for many reasons. For example, there are multiple types of...

Why mass surveillance is an undesirable method for counter-terrorism

Article by Joana Lopes | Illustration by Beatrice Bandiera The field of security and intelligence, especially the area of counter-terrorism, is no exception to the current technological advances: technology development, surveillance included, is an asset for both the perpetrators and counter-terrorism authorities. The use of the internet and artificial...