Stuxnet, the computer worm that was unleashed on Iran's nuclear program in 2009-2010, was just the beginning of a new front in computer warfare that exploits the vulnerabilities of nuclear facilities. In the years since Stuxnet, nuclear plants in France and South Korea, among other countries, have been hit with cyberattacks, often with little explanation from authorities.
analysisBy Sean LyngaasAbidjan — "The challenge is convincing men that they have a vested interest in gender parity"As women pound the pavements of Abidjan selling their wares, direct manic traffic in blue police uniforms and host popular television shows, it's hard to believe Ivory Coast has one of the world's widest gender gaps.
ABIDJAN, Aug 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As women pound the pavements of Abidjan selling their wares, direct manic traffic in blue police uniforms and host popular television shows, it's hard to believe Ivory Coast has one of the world's widest gender gaps. With stark inequalities in school, as well as in access to healthcare and jobs, the United Nations ranks French-speaking West Africa's largest economy 155 out of 159 countries when it comes to gender equity.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".