Wil Chivers


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WISERD Civil Society: Social Media Research Series

Posted on 19th September 2016 by

Introduction to the Social Media Research Series Welcome to a new blog series here at WISERD, dedicated to exploring some of the key issues with using social media for social research.  This was initially conceived as a chance to outline some of the various tools that exist for collecting and analysing social media data.  However,
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Letters from Barcelona: A Conference Report

Posted on 28th April 2016 by

The 20th-23rd April marked the 7th Biennial Surveillance and Society Conference, held for the second time running in Barcelona, courtesy of Eticas Research & Consulting. Coming from a background in surveillance studies, these conferences are something of a pilgrimage for me.  There is a thriving and international research community concerned with surveillance in all its
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A ‘Mature Debate’ on Communications Surveillance?

Posted on 17th November 2015 by

On the 4th November, Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled the government’s proposals for updating the UK’s legislative framework for communications surveillance. The arrival in parliament of the Investigatory Powers Bill has been long-awaited and its possible contents have been the source of increasing speculation. We’ve now had our first look at the draft Bill (that’s
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