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Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang

Cybersecurity bill passes, Obama threatens veto - 1 views

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    This is the latest update on The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Benjamin Myers

HowStuffWorks "Is your workplace tracking your computer activities?" - 0 views

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    This is a pretty straightforward, simplistic article (it is How Stuff Works ... I mean, come on) that deals with tracking computer use in the workplace. While not directly related to the Kirschenbaum, I thought it connected enough to post. It seemed like a potential point to launch into discussions on the permanence of data, and it reminded me of a year or two ago when Michelle sent out an e-mail asking people to stop using the resource room computers to look at porn. 
Ben Bishop

Know your rights News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Lifehacker - 0 views

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    Some of the ins and outs of copyright law and DMCA.
Sandy Baldwin

China's Web user population hits 384 million - Technology & science - msnbc.com - 0 views

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    Already in 2008, China had more users than any other country; now they have more users than the population of the use. About 50% of the world's web users are now in Asia.
Jessica Murphy

RSA Animate - The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens? - 0 views

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    This RSA adaptation of Evgeny Morozov's 2009 talk illustrates (and examines) the concept of "cyber-utopianism": the theory that the internet "plays a largely emancipatory role in global politics." Morozov discusses whether or not the internet predominately empowers or censors citizens by facilitating activism and allowing individuals to disseminate information more effectively.
Jessica Murphy

SOPA and PIPA: Threatening Innovation and Economic Growth - 1 views

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    Red Hat, the world's largest, most successful open source software company and one I'd like to work for in the very near future, submitted this blog post last month about SOPA and PIPA. It explains how such bills could devastate online collaboration, innovation, and the sharing of ideas and technology.
Jessica Murphy

The Dangerous "Research Works Act" - 0 views

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    This guest post by Richard Price (founder and CEO of Academia.edu) addresses a bill called "The Research Works Act" intended to "restrict public access to publicly-funded research." Price points out that over 5,500 academics have signed a boycott of Elsevier, the largest academic publisher and one of the main sponsors. Several companies in the journal industry, however, argue that they've historically supported themselves by charging for access to research papers and that the government's open access mandate threatens their industry's sustainability by encouraging research institutions to stop subscribing to the journals and just wait to get the research for free.
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