Archive for the 'crime' Category

Enlightenment, Porn, and Worse: Studying Human Cruelty


Re–blog from the OUPblog.

I totally agree: we are in great need to understand human cruelty. The media landscape and the availability of, in lack of a better word, negative news has changed our perception of violence, war, etc. I often speak about our — that being the global — culture as pornographic. It all reminds me of Susan Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Others.

Video Games are Good for Children – EU Report


Re–blog from the Guardian.

Finally some scientific proof of what my intuition told me all along. Most people in my generation – born in the 80’s – has grown up playing video and computer games, and most of us turned out all right. As a matter of fact I think it did us good, or as the paper has it:

Video games can stimulate learning of facts and skills such as strategic thinking, creativity, cooperation and innovative thinking, which are important skills in the information society.

How to Make Money on Facebook: Extortion


Re–blog from Silicon Alley Insider.

There seem to be news about scams on and criminal usage of the social web every day. Please, be careful of what you share on the Web and with whom. And that goes offline as well; otherwise it might end up on the Web one day without you every knowing about it.

10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know


Re–blog from Swissmiss.

A re–blog of a re–blog but I feel that the topic of privacy on Facebook is so important. Specially today with Facebook growing in the pace it does and cyber crime on it is getting more common.