The BBC offers a fresh perspective to using curated content, ReadWrite suggests ways to protect yourself from the "Poodle" virus, Mashable discusses how freelancers get paid and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
How to protect yourself against the Internet "Poodle" attack
A few days ago, Google researchers alerted the world to a new Internet attack they called Poodle, which could theoretically let an attacker impersonate you on sensitive websites—Facebook, your bank, Amazon or wherever. We've previously covered how Poodle works, so have a look if you want more details. (ReadWrite, 10/17)
Learning in the digital age: a new idea for curated content
Is online education as effective as traditional methods of learning? Can MOOCs replace the lecture theatre? And do we learn better when we’re studying in our own time, on our own computer, rather than in a classroom? (BBC, 10/21)
Freelancers, break free from billing by the hour
I spent the first few years of my freelance career earning an income the way most freelancers do: working project-to-project and billing by the hour. Sure, I made enough to pay the bills. And the job came with perks like being able to work from anywhere. But if I wanted to take a vacation I’d have to take a pay cut, since I couldn’t earn an income when I wasn’t working. (Mashable, 10/20)
In Greece, media censorship, self-censorship, journalist arrests and murder
By all international measures, Greece has seen a stunning decline in its level of press freedom: murder and intimidation of journalists, including threats of state prosecution or private lawsuits, censorship and propaganda are rife. (TruthOut, 10/18)
Most Palestinian journalists censor themselves
The lion’s share of Palestinian journalists, fearing official retaliation, routinely censor themselves, a report said. The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms asserted that more than 80 percent of Palestinian journalists practiced self-censorship in their work. (World Tribune, 10/19)
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