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Ashley Hefnawy is an associate editor for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.
Sexual insecurities found in Google search results

Sexual insecurities in search

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz continues with his Google search data-related op-eds for the New York Times. This time he looks at the insecurities in sex, based on the search volume of various phrases.

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There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely. Backups have long been considered to be incredibly complicated, because it meant you’d have to somehow ship your data around, but not anymore.
Encrypting the internet has been the topic of much discussion. You have people telling you about the need to encrypt to protect our way of life, as well as, those who talk about the untold marketing benefits promised to us by the Google gods.

We’ve been asked several times why Global Voices is holding a summit in Cebu, the second-largest city in the Philippines. That’s a pretty easy answer: Nini Cabaero of the Sun Sentinel, a former student of mine at MIT, made a great case for the friendliness of the Cebuano people and argued that we would get a richer picture of the Philippines if we met outside the highly globalized and cosmopolitan capital. (She’s right – it’s been a fantastic introduction to the diversity of the Philippines, a nation of 7000 islands, and of many different languages and cultures.)

Global Voices Summit: Online Crisis Reporting

Many of the panels at the Global Voices summit offer a global perspective on difficult reporting challenges. “When the Stakes Are High and the Story Ever Changing: Online Crisis Reporting” Moderator Lauren Finch explains that these look like simple stories to handle: they erupt, a professional or citizen reporter offers their take, and we repeat as necessary. But that’s becoming harder and harder. Governments routinely go
Global Voices Summit: Protecting the Open Internet

Every two years, Global Voices comes together for a community meeting. Over a hundred of our authors, translators, editors and management have been meeting this week in Cebu, the second largest city in the Philippines. For two days of our meeting, we’re opening our discussions to the Filipino public, hosting a public gathering at the provincial capitol of Cebu. The discussions are streamed online, and more than two hundred of our members as well as local and international activists and media figures are here with us.

Global Voices Summit: “Our Voices, Ourselves”

One of the more remarkable efforts Global Voices is engaged with is Rising Voices, a mentoring and microgranting project that calls attention to stories from marginalized people and groups around the world. One of the projects were are currently supporting is “Our Voices, Ourselves”, a project focused on girls’ rights in Kyrgyzstan. It’s represented by Dariya Kasmamytova and Aishoola Aisaeva in Cebu, both under 21 years old. They are leading a campaign that is helping young women talk about the barriers and persecution they experience in their daily lives.

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Having mobile presence is no longer an added bonus for businesses; it’s a necessity. When taking a mobile-first approach, it’s important to remember that mobile and desktop are vastly different.
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WikiLeaks is criticizing Google for taking nearly three years to disclose that it surrendered data belonging to three WikiLeaks employees and handed it over to federal law-enforcement officials.

Here’s the Secret Silk Road Journal From the Laptop of Ross Ulbricht

As the saga of the Silk Road has unfolded over the last four years, everyone has had an opinion about the unprecedented, billion-dollar online narcotics bazaar, from press to politicians to prosecutors.

 

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Just over a year ago, Twitter launched a new analytics tool that allowed website owners to track links tweeted to their websites and how many users clicked on them. That tool was recently retired from the site without much fanfare.

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