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    The Onus of Choice: Picks of the Week

    Facebook Wants Users to Help It Weed Out Fake News | Forbes Jack Dorsey says Twitter is not responsible for Trump’s election, but it’s ‘complicated’ | CNBC Reddit moves against ‘toxic’ Trump fans | BBC Twitter bans multiple ‘alt-right’ accounts | engadget 2016 was not a good year to be a tech company. Twitter’s struggling to profit, Facebook is still reeling from its massive fake news debacle, and major web … Read More

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    ‘Truck tolls’ roads, bridges plan named R. I. Story of the Year

    Newport, R.I. – Governor Gina Raimondo’s ambitious and controversial plan to modernize aging state roads and bridges – in part, through the imposition of tolls on trucks – has been voted the 2016 Pell Center Rhode Island Story of the Year. Raimondo’s blueprint, approved by the General Assembly in February, was selected by a panel of 19 judges from the media and academia. Runners-up in the annual contest were the … Read More

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    Tearing Up Trade Agreements Won’t Help Workers: A More Responsible Approach Just May

    Newport, R.I. – The current heated debate over international trade is the outcome of a flawed public policy and political framework. With growing public sentiment against trade and political leaders on both the left and right opposing international trade agreements, the United States needs a new approach to international trade that addresses the inequities many believe damage America’s national interest while preserving the good that trade does in the world. … Read More

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    Don’t Get Grinched by Cybercrime During the Holiday Season: Picks of the Week

      “Holiday shopping by mobile phone? Beware fake apps and bad Wi-Fi hotspots” – Computerworld “Worried about Black Friday Cyber Scams? 6 Ways to Protect Your Money” – Forbes “5 Ways Retailers Can Stay Safe Over the Holidays” – Dark Readings The holiday shopping season is about to get into full swing and retailers are gearing up for another record season of online sales. Research group eMarketer expects that online … Read More

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    Truth is the First Casualty: Picks of the Week

    Facebook fake-news writer: ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’ | The Washington Post Trump takes credit for saving Ford factory that was not closing | The Guardian Megyn Kelly tells ‘The View” how she felt when Trump was elected president | The Daily Beast Feelings are the hobgoblins of American politics.  Voters “feel” like one candidate will do a better job than another.  Voters … Read More

  • Pell Center Partners with ISACA-RI for Cybersecurity Event Series

    Newport, R.I. ­­­­­­­­­­- The Pell Center at Salve Regina University is partnering with the Rhode Island Chapter of ISACA to offer an additional series of in-depth cybersecurity workshops and seminars as part of the Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI). ISACA is a trusted source of knowledge, standards, networking, and career development for information systems audit, assurance, security, risk, privacy, and governance professionals. The Pell Center’s RICCI initiative is designed … Read More

  • The Rise of Far Right Populism in the West: Picks of the Week

    Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Populism: Economic Have-Nots and Cultural Backlash | Ronald F. Inglehart and Pippa Norris The Ruthlessly Effective Rebranding of Europe’s New Far Right | The Guardian The Power of Populism | Foreign Affairs Podcast What the Right’s Intellectuals Did Wrong | The New York Times   In a singularly thoughtful working paper, Ronald F. Inglehart of the University of Michigan and Pippa Norris from the Harvard Kennedy school set out … Read More

  • Can the Vote Really Be Hacked? Picks of the Week

    No, the presidential election can’t be hacked | CNN US election machine technology is out of date, expert say | CNBC How Clinton, Trump Could Champion Cybersecurity | Dark Reading Although we are aware of the efforts by the Russian government to discredit American democracy and interfere with the election, the chance that a malicious actor can carry out a hack that would change the outcome of the presidential election … Read More

  • Dr. Mark R. Jacobson joins Pell Center as Adjunct Senior Fellow

    Newport, R.I. – The Pell Center at Salve Regina University announces the addition of Mark R. Jacobson as an adjunct senior fellow. Dr. Jacobson has extensive experience in the federal government, international organizations, and academia working on some of the most complex and politically sensitive national security issues facing the United States. He is currently an advisor at Dūcō and a Professorial Lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs. … Read More

  • We Know What a Fair Election Looks Like

    In a remarkable election season, with one candidate speaking frequently about voter fraud and “rigged” elections, we asked an experienced international election observer how we would know if the election was fair.  Here is his response. Standing amidst the rubble of war, a woman stood against a cold and bitter wind. I asked the woman why she stood patiently waiting in a line with hundreds of her neighbors. “I have … Read More