Anthropologist Susan Silbey illuminates path to commonsense regulation
Regulations control virtually every aspect of American life, including food production, workplace safety, automotive emissions, and home construction. Yet, within the political arena, the critical dividing line is typically ...
The rise of police PR
Police PR is increasingly bypassing traditional news outlets by turning to social media and reality television, according to Associate Professor Murray Lee.
Good risk communication, safer food
Food scare make authorities uneasy. In previous cases, national food safety agencies have not always known how to react, making the public wary. For example, in 2011, the German health authorities incorrectly ...
The move toward 'crowdsourcing' public safety
Earlier this year, Martin Dias, assistant professor in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, presented research for the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System in which he examined Nlets' network ...
Latvia's ask.fm to 'mature' after teen suicide uproar
Caught in a storm over a British teenager's suicide, Latvia's huge social networking website ask.fm has pledged to make changes and "mature", though supporters say it's being made a scapegoat.
Emails we weave: MIT's Immersion shows big picture
Safety net programs kept families from poverty, report finds
(Phys.org) —Is the social safety net still working in Wisconsin? In a word, yes (but not quite as well as it worked in 2010). Tax-related provisions and near-cash benefits provided a buffer against poverty for many working ...
Nextdoor renovates before taking on the world
Neighborhood social networking service Nextdoor.com rolled out home improvements on Tuesday along with word it is flush with new funding and eyeing community-minded cultures around the world.
Australian PM calls on social media companies to help take on cyber bullies
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called on Twitter to join other social media companies that have agreed to a protocol to help deal with cyber bullying. ...
Can voting, trusting others reduce traffic fatalities?
(Phys.org)—CCNY study relates social capital to crash deaths, finds more killed in states scoring low on voting, community involvement and trust.
Human security in Southeast Asia: A perspective from Bangi
Rashila Ramli and colleagues from Universiti Kebangsaan in Malaysia have developed a model to improve human security in Southeast Asia. The so-called "Bangi approach to Human Security (BAGHUS)" is outlined ...
Social media can help auto manufacturers find vehicle defects, researchers say
Can social media postings by consumers be a source of useful information about vehicle safety and performance defects for automobile manufacturers?
Exceptional upward mobility in the US is a myth, international studies show
(Phys.org)—The rhetoric is relentless: America is a place of unparalleled opportunity, where hard work and determination can propel a child out of humble beginnings into the White House, or at least a mansion on a hill.
Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday
Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ...