Andrew Smith-Herman reviews Google and the Culture of Search by Ken Hillis, Michael Petit, and Kylie Jarrett. Smith-Herman praises the book for its cohesive analysis of Google's complicated and abstract role in society; however, he notes that the authors' overly thorough academic language occasionally bog down their otherwise insightful explication.
Camille Koue examines how cultural stereotypes of men in the media have kept military policies from shifting and allowing women in active combat roles.
Elisa Shearer writes about how North Korea's tight control over the information diet of its citizens cannot stand in a connected age.
Alec Hopkins describes the differences between traditional warfare and the newer ways of asymmetric warfare - including cyber warfare. While cyberwar's effects don't look like explosions, it can be just as devastating.