UK Ministry of Defense Investigates Online HabitsAdded: Monday, January 13th, 2014
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You might be interested in the news that a branch of the UK Ministry of Defense is funding postgraduate research into the culture of hackers and the impact of social networks and online conspiracy theories in times of crisis.
The Ministry pays six-figure sums to individual PhD students to carry out researches on the rapidly evolving online world. This particular research targets a well-known hacking collective Anonymous, involving the researcher aiming to interact with the hackers, addressing "known unknowns" relating to the outfit, and understand its goals. However, the Ministry doesn’t just focus on hacktivism – it is also taking an increasing interest in broader issues of social media and online behavior. For example, they will host an invitation-only conference next month, which will be focused on “social influence” in our days.
Another funded project is researching collective action, particularly social identities and the influence of online and offline behavior. It emphasized the role of online social networks and mobile messaging, reminding everyone the events of London student protests or the summer 2011 riots.
Apparently, the UK Ministry of Defense wants to understand what influences people, when and how. The government may be interested in influences that might promote antisocial stuff they want to stop.
A national PhD sponsorship scheme was initiated three years ago, with researchers in a broad range of disciplines having been provided with thousands of pounds across a range of applications.
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Monday, January 13th, 2014
|Blockiing sites,witch Hunting people and further finding ways to entrap and enslave them in the cyber world,sounds like a real good initiative for lots of students to do market research for the MAN and on the surface very innocuous but knowing your enemy is the first step in the art of war (Know your enemy and know yourself) Sun Tzu.|
|I assume that the results of all these projects will be available to the public||
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