e-Xploration
32.7K views | +3 today
Follow
e-Xploration
antropologiaNet, dataviz, collective intelligence, algorithms, social learning, social change, digital humanities
Curated by luiy
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

Fighting #Censorship with #ProtonMail Encrypted Email Over Tor - ProtonMail Blog - #privacy 

Fighting #Censorship with #ProtonMail Encrypted Email Over Tor - ProtonMail Blog - #privacy  | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

In the past two years, ProtonMail has grown enormously, especially after the recent US election, and today we are the world’s largest encrypted email service with over 2 million users. We have come a long way since our user community initially crowdfunded the project. 


ProtonMail today is much larger in scope than what was originally envisioned when our founding team met at CERN in 2013. As ProtonMail has evolved, the world has also been changing around us. 


Civil liberties have been increasingly restricted in all corners of the globe. Even Western democracies such as the US have not been immune to this trend, which is most starkly illustrated by the forced enlistment of US tech companies into the US surveillance apparatus. 


In fact, we have reached the point where it simply not possible to run a privacy and security focused service in the US or in the UK. At the same time, the stakes are also higher than ever before. As ProtonMail has grown, we have become increasingly aware of our role as a tool for freedom of speech, and in particular for investigative journalism. 


Last fall, we were invited to the 2nd Asian Investigative Journalism Conference and were able to get a firsthand look at the importance of tools like ProtonMail in the field.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by luiy from Politique des algorithmes
Scoop.it!

Connecting the Dots Behind the 2016 Candidates | #ddj #politics

Connecting the Dots Behind the 2016 Candidates | #ddj #politics | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
How the teams behind some likely and announced 2016 candidates are connected to previous campaigns, administrations and organizations.

Via Dominique Cardon
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

The state of our union is … dumber: how linguistic standards have declined in the president's address | #ddj

The state of our union is … dumber: how linguistic standards have declined in the president's address | #ddj | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Using the Flesch-Kincaid readability test the Guardian has tracked the reading level of every State of the Union
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

Where was Ferguson in my Facebook feed? | #algorithms #filtering

Where was Ferguson in my Facebook feed? | #algorithms #filtering | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
There were big differences in the content related to Ferguson on Twitter and Facebook. Was the reason what users wanted from each, or the sites' algorithms?
luiy's insight:

A number of journalists and commentators observed a jarring disconnect between the mostly uncontroversial posts on Facebook (like chatter about celebrities taking the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds for the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease), and the stream of visceral reportage from the tense scene in Ferguson, where citizens had gathered to protest the August 9th police killing of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

What Data #Journalists Need to Do Differently | #ddj #bigdata

What Data #Journalists Need to Do Differently | #ddj #bigdata | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Relying too heavily on the same sources leaves important stories untold.
luiy's insight:

The role of the data journalist has increased dramatically over the last decade.The past few months have seen the launch of several high-profile “data journalism” or “explanatory journalism” websites in the U.S. and the UK – such as Nate Silver’s recently relaunched and somewhat controversialFiveThirtyEight; Trinity Mirror’s ampp3d, a mobile-first site that publishes snappy viral infographics;The Upshot from The New York Times, which aims to put news into context with data; and Vox, where former Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein leads a team that provides “crucial contextual information” around news. The debates (pro and con) around these projects have brought data journalism out of its niche in digital media conferences and trade publications into the limelight.

 

These new media outlets have been received with both praise and criticism. Guardian journalist James Ball, who has been closely associated with the use of data for journalism – from his work with Wikileaks to the “Offshore Leaks” investigations – recently offered an interesting analysis of these developments. He points out a number of limitations in many of these data journalism projects — from the lack of transparency about their data, to the perpetuation of gender inequality among media professionals (“still a lot of white guys”), to the conspicuous absence of one of journalism’s most essential functions: the breaking of news.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

Racontez-moi 5 ans de CRISE by @NicolasBecquet | #ddj #socialchange

Racontez-moi 5 ans de CRISE by @NicolasBecquet | #ddj #socialchange | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
5 années de crise
luiy's insight:

Faillites d’établissements financiers, interventions des banques centrales, sommets mondiaux et européens,… Sur 5 années de crise, les événements se sont succédé à un rythme soutenu. Nous avons retenu douze événements clés qui illustrent les tournants d’une crise aux multiples facettes: crise financière, crise économique et crise de la dette. Plusieurs économistes, dont Geert Noels, Etienne de Callataÿ ou encore Paul De Grauwe expliquent les racines de la crise et les enseignements à tirer.

A travers de courtes vidéos, des infographies interactives et des diaporamas rassemblés dans notre application, découvrez les clés pour comprendre la plus grande crise après celle de 1929.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

Du bon usage de la #dataviz et du data #storytelling | #ddj

Du bon usage de la #dataviz et du data #storytelling | #ddj | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Quid des Best Practices et des pièges à éviter quand on manipule des données dans le cadre de la Dataviz et du Data Storytelling ?
luiy's insight:

Le Data Storytelling demande de la réflexion pour imaginer un scénario et un fil conducteur qui auront un impact sur l’auditoire. Il est d'autant plus important de bien construire son histoire quand on traite de sujets graves ou de causes sensibles (ex. nombre d'accidentés sur les routes en France), pour marquer les esprits et sensibiliser. Sachant que le point de départ du Data Storytelling reste la donnée, la lisibilité et la fluidité des informations délivrées sont capitales. Les outils de BI proposant des fonctionnalités de Data Storytelling assurent une interactivité sans précédent, présentant des tableaux de bord à la manière d’une série de diapositives PowerPoint, mais de façon dynamique.


L’interfaçage de l’outil de Data Storytelling avec la base de données permet de créer des présentations dynamiques et de les modifier à tout moment, en temps réel, en jouant par exemple sur un pivot d’axes ou un filtre. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

Klynt is an editing & publishing application dedicated to interactive #storytellers | #tools #ddj

Klynt is an editing & publishing application dedicated to interactive #storytellers | #tools #ddj | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
luiy's insight:

Klynt is an editing & publishing application dedicated to interactive storytellers. It was designed originally for Honkytonk Films in-house productions to create an affordable and easy-to-use solution to explore new narrative formats on the Internet.

 

Based on years of experience working with authors and interface designers on some of today’s most acclaimed interactive documentaries, the latest release of Klynt is now available for content producers active in the field of journalism, photography or documentary filmmaking.

 

Its growing user community is now composed of professionals working in NGOs (Greenpeace, WWF, Enfants du Mékong, UNICEF, The Red Cross), established media institutions (TV5 Monde, AFP (France), RTS (Switzerland), La Repubblica (Italy), RTBF (Belgium), Des Spiegel (Germany), Radio-Canada…) and students enrolled in 100+ prestigious journalism & visual communication training programs.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

#NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's #surveillance revelations explained | #ddj

#NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's #surveillance revelations explained | #ddj | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
In the last five months, the NSA's surveillance practices have been revealed to be a massive international operation, staggering in scope. But how do all of the NSA's programmes fit together – and what does it mean for you?
luiy's insight:

Faced with growing public and political concern over the quantities of data it is collecting, the NSA has sought to reassure people, arguing that it collected only a tiny proportion of the world’s internet traffic, roughly equivalent to a “dime on a basketball court”. But in reality, that is still a huge amount of data. The Library of Congress, one of the biggest libraries in the world, gathers 5 terabytes a month. The NSA sucks up much, much more.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

The Miso Project. #OpenSource toolkit for #dataviz | #ddj #d3

The Miso Project. #OpenSource toolkit for #dataviz | #ddj #d3 | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
The Miso Project
luiy's insight:

Miso is an open source toolkit designed to expedite the creation of high-quality interactive storytelling and data visualisation content.

 

Miso consists of Dataset, a JavaScript client-side data management and transformation library, Storyboard, a state and flow-control management library & d3.chart, a framework for creating reusable charts with d3.js.

 

Miso is in active development, and will have components released as they are completed. Follow along: @TheMisoProject & Github

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

Developing Data Journalists in the Developing World | #opendata #DDJ

Developing Data Journalists in the Developing World | #opendata #DDJ | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Source - Journalism Code, Context & Community
luiy's insight:

Developing Data, Skills & Community

 

To grow our data community we needed both an online incubator for data access and offline incubator for training and community building. Our flagship site, the Data Dredger, is a resource for Kenyan journalists to download, embed, and publish visualizations of Kenyan data. Our first task was to accumulate enough data for journalists to tell stories relevant to their audiences. Many exercises in the training work relied on World Bank or UN data for country-level analysis, but this data is hardly compelling for your average Kenyan media consumer, who is more concerned with his or her family or community than with global trends; they want to know how many mothers die prematurely in their community as compared to one county—not one country—over. Journalists can access Kenya-specific visualizations on our site. We produced Politics of Health ahead of the 2013 Kenyan presidential elections to fact-check candidates’ campaign promises, and visualized areas of malarial risk, maternal mortality, and anti-retroviral shortages. The Data Dredger was the only finalist from Africa in the 2013 Data Journalism Awards.

more...
Mlik Sahib's curator insight, March 10, 2014 11:05 PM

"Data availability, data and digital literacy, and the media environment largely dictate the direction data projects can take in any given place. Over the next few months we will be launching data journalism projects focused on:

the environment and food safety in China, where we will rely on an online discussion forum to provide support between weekend training sessions;a combination of a boot camp and mentored reporting projects for election reporting in Afghanistan; andpartnerships between journalists and NGOs for human rights reporting in Nicaragua.

All these projects are focused on cultivating data communities that will prepare journalists to thrive, working within their local context with the resources they have available. It’s not within our reach to foster an entire new generation of journo-coders: what we can do is pool available talent from different sectors to coalesce into a data community. Working together with other local incubators, we hope to eventually offer fellowships in other countries to help journalists—like our fellows in Kenya—become analytical thinkers with a news-nose for data stories and a willingness to work with the nascent data community to get the story out, both in and outside the newsroom."

Catherine Pascal's curator insight, March 16, 2014 9:06 AM

 Essentiel ;-)  Merci de la transmission P. Levy ;-) 

Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

#Dataviz Politics: La réserve parlementaire décryptée I #ddj #politics

#Dataviz Politics: La réserve parlementaire décryptée I #ddj #politics | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Réserve parlementaire: l'application interactive qui en dévoile les petits secrets
luiy's insight:

Le processus de transparence de ces subventions est en marche: le montant par député est fixé, sa complète mise à disposition des citoyens actée.


Mais la réserve ministérielle reste elle bien opaque et cela n'empêche pas le sénateur Philippe Marini d'utiliser l'argent public pour financer le programme d'investissement de sa mairie et de penser que "c'est un usage". Usage que certains aimeraient encadrer très finement, mais avec quelle efficacité et pour quelle énergie dépensée?


Arrêtons de polluer le débat démocratique tous les ans avec un sujet qui sent fort l’Ancien Régime. Il est plus judicieux de libérer l’énergie des journalistes et des parlementaires de ce sujet. Enfin rendons par exemple la moitié de l'argent au budget de l'état qui ne s'en portera pas plus mal et l'autre moitié aux communes de manière directe sans passer par le bon vouloir de députés et de sénateurs qu'on devrait courtiser.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

Top Secret America: Who is TSA? | #dataviz #datajournalism

Top Secret America: Who is TSA? | #dataviz #datajournalism | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Washington Post reporters Dana Priest and William M. Arkin's investigation of the government's response to 9/11. Top Secret America explores what they found.
luiy's insight:

The Top Secret America database was put together by compiling hundreds of thousands of public records of government organizations and private-sector companies over the past two years.

From these records, The Washington Post identified 45 government organizations (for example, the FBI) engaged in top-secret work and determined that those 45 organizations could be broken down into 1,271 sub-units (for example, the Terrorist Screening Center of the FBI). One of the 45 organizations is represented as “unknown”; this category was created as a catchall for companies doing work for a government organization that could not be determined.

 

At the private-sector level, The Post identified 1,931 companies engaged in top-secret work for the government. Private-sector companies were grouped together and listed by a parent company's name (for example, General Dynamics), even though one company might contain multiple sub-units (for example, General Dynamics Information Technology).

 

In a case where a large corporation (for example, Boeing) has a distinctly named sub-unit engaged in top-secret work (for example, Boeing's Digital Receiver Technology), the name of the sub-unit was used. In the case of large corporations not primarily in the defense industry (for example, AT&T) that have similarly named sub-units that focus on top-secret work (for example, AT&T Government Solutions), the name of the parent company is used and the name of the sub-unit is noted. For every company listed, revenue and employee data and the date of establishment were drawn from public filings, Dun & Bradstreet data and original reporting.

 

State and local government organizations generally do not work at the top-secret level; that type of clearance is rarely granted to state officials. But the organizations are all part of a secretive domestic intelligence and homeland security world. The Post examined nearly 1,000 threat documents marked "For Official Use Only" and collected information from government Web sites, reports and other documents to identify 4,058 government organizations involved in domestic counterterrorism and homeland security. Of the total, 2,880 are federal organizations that work at the state level, such as the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs). There are also 818 state and 360 local organizations. Many of these listed themselves in documents as participants in either Joint Terrorism Task Forces, fusion centers or Anti-Terrorism Advisory Councils in 2009 or 2010.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

artoo.js · The client-side #scraping companion | #ddj

artoo.js · The client-side #scraping companion | #ddj | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
luiy's insight:

Features

 

- Scrape everything, everywhere: invoke artoo in the JavaScript context of any web page.

 

- Loaded with helpers: Scrape data quick & easy with powerful methods such as artoo.scrape.

 

- Data download: Make your browser download the scraped data withartoo.save methods.

 

- Spiders: Crawl pages through ajax and retrieve accumulated data with artoo's spiders.

 

- Content expansion: Expand pages' content programmatically thanks to artoo.autoExpand utilities.


- Store: stash persistent data in the localStorage with artoo's handyabstraction.


- Sniffers: hook on XHR requests to retrieve circulating data with a variety oftools.


- Instructions: record the instructions typed into the console and save them for later use.


- jQuery: jQuery is injected alongside artoo in the pages you visit so you can handle the DOM easily.


- Custom bookmarklets: you can use artoo as a framework and easily create custom bookmarklets to execute your code.


- User Interfaces: build parasitic user interfaces easily with a creative usageof Shadow DOM.


- Chrome extension: trying to scrape a nasty page abiding by some sneaky HTML5 rules? Here, have a chrome extension.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

Hacking public-facing data visualizations at #Twitter / @philogb | #dataviz #ddj

Hacking public-facing visualizations at Twitter Nicolas Garcia Belmonte / @philogb

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

An (incomplete) checklist for making #geodata #visualizations in data journalism | #ddj #dataviz

An (incomplete) checklist for making #geodata #visualizations in data journalism | #ddj #dataviz | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
luiy's insight:

MAPPABLE CHEAT-SHEET

An (incomplete) checklist for making geodata visualizations in (data-driven) journalism.

 

ALWAYS ASK YOURSELF FIRST:

Is a map really the best way to visualize the data set?

 

DATA HANDLING

 

- Got all geographic elements right? (especially borders & place names)

 

- Check the correct position of geocoded and self drawn map elements (thus preventing mistakes from misused spatial reference systems)

 

- Have all outliers and duplicates been eliminated? Correctly dealt with incomplete data entries?

 

- Have data entries that are not necessary for the final visualization been removed?Have the values been normalized (e.g. by population data)? .........

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

Un viaje a #Seychelles: Cómo es la vida y los negocios en un paraíso fiscal | #ddj #offshoring

Un viaje a #Seychelles: Cómo es la vida y los negocios en un paraíso fiscal | #ddj #offshoring | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Es el país más rico de África, pero su gente vive en la pobreza; una radiografía de la isla que visitó Cristina Kirchner en 2013
luiy's insight:

Llegaron a las oficinas de "Zen Offshore", una de las docenas de firmas que se dedican a abrir sociedades fantasmas difíciles de rastrear. Explicaron que representaban a una persona que actuaba como "enlace entre el gobierno de Zimbabue y las minas de diamantes". Para cualquiera que entienda el nexo entre la corrupción y lavado de dinero esta declaración debería despertar sospechas. Pero antes de que pudieran decir nada más, un representante de "Zen Offshore" los interrumpió. "No queremos saber eso", dijo con una sonrisa. "Si tenemos conocimiento de eso, tenemos que decirlo. Por lo que hago de cuenta que no oí ni una palabra de lo que dijeron", agregó.

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

Data-Driven Journalism Will Save #Democracy and Your #Identity, Too | #ddj #privacy

Data-Driven Journalism Will Save #Democracy and Your #Identity, Too | #ddj #privacy | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Data journalism and the age of data democracy.
luiy's insight:

As it currently stands, big data is one seriously wild, wild west. It's implications are far reaching, but its implementations are quite slow. And even once the use of big data is implemented for an individual, across a company, for a country, throughout the globe — will we even know the true value of the information provided? Will we be able to tell when big data turns into useful data? Can we look at the industry and see the emergence of a data democracy — and then use it as such?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

Every #datajournalism book since 1970: interactive timeline | #ddj

Every #datajournalism book since 1970: interactive timeline | #ddj | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Guide to data journalism in books, from 1970 to 2012
luiy's insight:

Dutch investigative reporter Henk van Ess has created this guide to data journalism in books, from 1970 to 2012. It shows how the field has changed, from 'precision reporting' to 'computer assisted reporting' to 'data journalism'. Oh and it includes our book, Facts are Sacred: the power of data (on Kindle) and the latest Data Journalism Handbook. Who is it missing?

more...
Charlie Garcia's curator insight, October 20, 2015 3:35 PM

Alex Halperin shared his reflections on the media industry after visiting the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in 2014. This article points out the new challenges facing legacy news organizations, primarily the threats from tech giants and nontraditional media sites. Halperin cautions against the assumption that legacy media will persist through simply exporting their content online. This article claims a fundamental shift has occurred within audience demands, which prefer interactive or trivial media over traditional hard news. The legacy outlets also fail to adapt their business model to online advertising, since their sites do not collect valuable personal information from readers. While Buzzfeed offers quizzes and other forms of data collection, the NY Times or AJC lacks an extensive, detailed profile on their audiences, which translates into less profitable ad revenue. The author concludes these changes will not bode well for legacy groups unless they quickly adjust their business to new tactics.

Rescooped by luiy from Journalisme web et innovations
Scoop.it!

La Boîte à outils du journaliste web | #DDJ #tools #journalism

La Boîte à outils du journaliste web | #DDJ #tools #journalism | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Voici une liste d'outils indispensables et gratuits pour tous les journalistes qui travaillent sur le web. Réseaux sociaux, édition multimédia en ligne, manipulation de code HTML... Le post sur le blog MediaType: http://nicolasbecquet.posterous.com/la-boite-a-outil-du-journaliste-web

Via Mathieu Gentile
more...
Mathieu Gentile's curator insight, May 31, 2014 4:42 AM

Pas si simple d'être journaliste sur le web, il faut être à l'écoute de ce qui se dit et s'écrit en permanence. Nicolas Becquet livre une panoplie d'outils tels Docteur Tweety ou Klynt....

Rescooped by luiy from Communication in the digital era
Scoop.it!

How #algorithms decide the #news you see

How #algorithms decide the #news you see | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Homepage traffic for news sites continues to decrease. This trend is the result of an “if the news is important, it will find me” mentality that developed with the rise of social media, when people began to read links that their friends and others in their networks recommended. Thus, readers are increasingly discovering news through social media, email, and reading…

Via Andrea Naranjo
luiy's insight:

Beyond the filter bubble, algorithmic bias extends to search engine manipulation, which refers to the process undertaken by many companies, celebrities, and public figures to ensure that favorable content rises to the top of search engine results in particular regions. Though not intuitive to the average Web user, it's actually a form of soft censorship, explains Wenke Lee, Director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center.

 

After reading Pariser's book, Lee and his research team set out to test the effect of personalized search results on Google and built a tool called Bobble, a browser plug-in that runs simultaneous Google searches from different locations around the globe so users can see the difference between Google search returns for different people. They found that results differ based on several factors: Web content at any given time, the region from which a search is performed, recent search history, and how much search engine manipulation has occurred to favor a given result. Though Bobble has largely been confined to research purposes, it has been downloaded close 10,000 times and has tremendous potential as a news literacy teaching tool.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

Interactive #dataviz of blocked YouTube videos in #Germany | #ddj

Interactive #dataviz of blocked YouTube videos in #Germany | #ddj | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
luiy's insight:

A lot of YouTube videos can't be seen in other countries.
Almost 19% of the world's top 1000 videos are blocked in one or more countries outside Germany.


In Germany, however over 60% of the 1000 most popular videos are not available, because YouTube assumes that the music rights are "maybe" owned by the music collecting society GEMA.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

Global Investigative Journalism Network » #DataJournalism

Global Investigative Journalism Network » #DataJournalism | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
luiy's insight:

As our governments and businesses become increasingly flush with information, more and bigger data are becoming available from across the globe. Increasingly, investigative reporters need to know how to obtain, clean, and analyze “structured information” in this digital world. 


Here is a list of resources to get you started, but we want to keep updating our community with the best resources available. Do you know of a great data tutorial we haven't listed, perhaps in a language other than English? Help us keep this resource guide comprehensive by sending your favorite resource to: kate.willson (at) gijn (dot) org.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by luiy
Scoop.it!

Timescape visualizes data in space, time and relationship I #dataviz #tools #ddj

Timescape visualizes data in space, time and relationship I #dataviz #tools #ddj | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
A new visualization platform, Timescape wants to extend the ways in which global organizations visualize narratives.
luiy's insight:

Data visualization is essentially an alternative way to tell a story. A new platform called Timescape aims to extend the ways in which we can visualize our stories by allowing organizations to sift through information on a map.

 

The result is a geo-temporal relationship map. That means, one can plot the events of, say, the Arab Spring as locations on a map and see how they relate to each other both in causation and in time. The ability to visually parse the data in these multiple ways illuminates alternative narratives surrounding those events, allowing people to see which events precipitated others and where they fit in with each other in space and time.

more...
No comment yet.