Tag: Internet

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    Radical Islamic groups are using high-quality videos to recruit young Muslims in the US and Europe to join their fight. Now, a Somali Muslim immigrant in Minnesota is fighting back with his own videos—an animated series called “Average Mohamed” that counters extremist ideas about Islam. More

    March 20, 2015 | Comments

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    Some social media companies—including Facebook—have run experiments to learn what influences user behavior. Many of these experiments have troubled both social media users and privacy advocates, who worry that this research and use of personal information is unethical. More

    January 9, 2015 | Comments

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    Watch our conversation with Michael Kessler of Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs about perspectives of religious and ethical traditions on the government’s massive collection of electronic data and its vast surveillance effort. More

    June 14, 2013 | Comments

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    Once the social network discovered the popularity of religious leaders on Twitter, the company actively began working with religious communities.

    April 8, 2013 | Comments

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    In the brave new world of social media, says communication professor Stephen O’Leary, church authorities from pastors to the heads of denominations “no longer have the kind of control they once did.” More

    March 9, 2012 | Comments

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    At Manhattan High School for Girls, students are learning what Jewish law teaches about gossip, rumors, and evil speech. More

    December 3, 2010 | Comments

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    Author and consultant Rushworth Kidder says there can be unintended ethical consequences when people use powerful new social media. More

    November 19, 2010 | Comments

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    Is the promise of direct-to-consumer genetic testing being oversold? What ethical and public policy concerns does selling genetic tests directly to the public raise? More

    June 11, 2010 | Comments

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    “Spirituality has always had a virtual aspect to it,” says anthropology professor Tom Boellsdorff. “People in Second Life can pray and do all kinds of things and find it completely spiritually fulfilling.” More

    September 18, 2009 | Comments

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    "You can’t say that religious opinions made over 1, 000 years ago are valid for all times," says Gamal al-Banna, a reformist Muslim cleric in Egypt. "We must have a revolution in the understanding of Islam, a revolution almost like Martin Luther’s."

    August 7, 2009 | Comments

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