Increased crimes in cyberspace: an army of robots

Siri Malmborg –  We are living with more and more devices: laptops, smartphones, smartwatches and smart homes are ruling our day-to-day lives. While all these little helpers are nice and useful, they are also potential targets for cyberattacks. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) published a new study today, with following findings: while traditional crime like violence, burglary, vandalism and theft has decreased by 43 percent over the … Continue reading Increased crimes in cyberspace: an army of robots

A New Narrative

By Shaquille Joy  Now more than ever, the way we engage and share stories starts to change. The wish for virtual and digital spaces becomes bigger, especially for communities that need safe spaces to share their experiences or just come together.  For some people, the most exciting stories revolve around something they can see themselves in. Others prefer a storyline that, in unrealistic ways, completely … Continue reading A New Narrative

Adjusting the radio waves

By Asier Herrero The coronavirus has forced radio hosts, collaborators and guests to be evicted from the radio studio to keep the safety distance. Radio stations have been reinventing themselves to look for new ways to return. But how does this work in reality?   Xabier Gonzalez is sitting in his desk chair in the middle of the small newsroom of radio studio Bizkaia Irratia. … Continue reading Adjusting the radio waves

“I’m glad we don’t live stream our services”

Text and pictures by Ruben den Boer The prohibition of religious gatherings above 30 persons has forced churches across Europe into digital overdrive. Evangelical church De Brug in Nieuwkoop, a rural town in the Netherlands, records their services to broadcast for the congregation. But with the camera’s rolling, self-consciousness takes over.      “Remind me to put on my shoes when we start recording”, says … Continue reading “I’m glad we don’t live stream our services”

Turning your living room into a home gym

By Sarissa Valk There is just a handful of lucky people who own a fully equipped home gym. For the majority of people who don’t own one, getting in some exercise during the current lockdown can be challenging. However, there are many ways for you to stay active at home. Working out and exercising on a regular basis has some serious health benefits. Next to … Continue reading Turning your living room into a home gym

“The classical phone call is the safest”

Most of our meetings have turned into video calls – even doctor’s appointments. But how safe is that? Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius (47), professor of law at the Radbound University Nijmegen, explains how powerful data can be. By Annemarie Andre (c) Dirk Gillissen A lot of physicians or psychologists started offering online services after the outbreak of COVID-19. What would you advise patients, who want to … Continue reading “The classical phone call is the safest”

Friendships in the time of Corona

by Dauphine Vernimmen Silence. Empty streets, empty cities and closed restaurants. The noise moved to our computers. Everything is going online: work, friendships and meetings. All of us soon adapted to interacting with friends and loved ones solely through screens. Speaking to friends through WhatsApp and having daily Zoom meetings is useful to stay in touch but it is not the same as it used … Continue reading Friendships in the time of Corona

Socialism on the rise in California since pandemic

“Recent developments of the Corona outbreak have fueled Californians’ desire to adopt a more socialist political ideology” – Alexander Smith

The pandemic has stimulated people in California to become more active in the democratic socialist movement. Addison Winslow and Alexander Smith, who are both organizers of the Democratic Socialists of America in Northern California, have been actively involved in the community while helping people in need during these times of crisis.

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“Teachers can’t be left behind”

Karin Smak (55) is a primary school teacher in Den Helder, Netherlands. Mari Cruz Cascudo (55) teaches at the Kueto public elementary school in Spain. Recently, due to the coronavirus, both women had to switch to online classes from March until May. A challenge for all, teachers and students, whether in The Netherlands or in Spain. Interviews by Asier Herrero and Marije de Boer How do you feel … Continue reading “Teachers can’t be left behind”