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Why Red Hat is happy to have others make billions on its open source dime - TechRepublic - 0 views

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    "Red Hat is targeting $5 billion in revenue for itself, but it is enabling other companies to make much more than that using its products. By Matt Asay | November 23, 2016, 6:21 AM PST"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Despite Administration's Promises, Most Government Transparency Still The Work Of Whist... - 0 views

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    "from the the-government-can-doxx-you,-but-not-itself dept Meet the new transparency/Same as the old transparency: The Justice Department has kept classified at least 74 opinions, memos and letters on national security issues, including interrogation, detention and surveillance, according to a report released Tuesday by the Brennan Center for Justice."
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    "from the the-government-can-doxx-you,-but-not-itself dept Meet the new transparency/Same as the old transparency: The Justice Department has kept classified at least 74 opinions, memos and letters on national security issues, including interrogation, detention and surveillance, according to a report released Tuesday by the Brennan Center for Justice."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Old Music Business Is Yelling at New Music Business Again - 0 views

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    "We've seen it time and time again. Old business heads who cling to the past and have no vision for the future. They know what the music business was in (what they think were) the glory days and desperately are trying to return to that era. Make the music business great again!"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

'Mutable' Torrents Proposal Makes BitTorrent More Resilient - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Andy on August 13, 2016 C: 39 News Behind the scenes, groups of individuals are trying to make BitTorrent better with steady, incremental updates. A new proposal tabled by P2P developer Luca Matteis envisions a tweak to the protocol that would allow greater resilience in the BitTorrent ecosystem."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Should You Boycott Spotify? Try This Simple Decision Guide... - 0 views

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    "It's about making the most money off the work you create. Should you license your music to Spotify, or any streaming channel for that matter? That's an incredibly difficult question for any music artist, especially since formats like CDs, vinyl LPs, downloads, and even cassettes generate far greater revenue. And after talking to a lot of artists and labels, we found that many are attempting to prioritize those formats and license to Spotify and streaming formats later (a practice called 'windowing')."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

EFF in 2015 - Annual Report - 0 views

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    [The Electronic Frontier Foundation was founded in 1990 to protect the rights of technology users, a mission that expands dramatically as digital devices and networks transform modern life and culture. With over 25,000 dues-paying members around the world and a social media reach of well over 1 million followers across different social networks, EFF engages directly with digital users worldwide and provides leadership on cutting-edge issues of free expression, privacy, and human rights. Our annual report features reflections from several EFF staff members about some of our most significant efforts, as well as financial information for the fiscal year ending June 2015. To learn more, read our Year in Review series. ...]
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    [The Electronic Frontier Foundation was founded in 1990 to protect the rights of technology users, a mission that expands dramatically as digital devices and networks transform modern life and culture. With over 25,000 dues-paying members around the world and a social media reach of well over 1 million followers across different social networks, EFF engages directly with digital users worldwide and provides leadership on cutting-edge issues of free expression, privacy, and human rights. Our annual report features reflections from several EFF staff members about some of our most significant efforts, as well as financial information for the fiscal year ending June 2015. To learn more, read our Year in Review series. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

48% of people who buy vinyl don't listen to the records | What Hi-Fi? - 0 views

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    "New research suggests that streaming is boosting vinyl sales - but a lot of records being bought aren't actually getting played. "
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    "New research suggests that streaming is boosting vinyl sales - but a lot of records being bought aren't actually getting played. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Improving your ISOC membership service - 0 views

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    " Dear 'whoever You were, (Español abajo / Français au dessous) At the Internet Society we know that each of our members is essential to fulfilling our mission. That's why we want to better understand and improve your membership experience. Please, click the link below and take our 15 - 20 minutes survey to give us your ideas and feedback. Your opinion will help shape the future of our community: "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Big data is an antitrust issue too, says European Commissioner | ITworld - 1 views

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    "Margrethe Vestager is on the lookout for antitrust issues arising from companies' use of big data -- but says it doesn't require special regulation"
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    "Margrethe Vestager is on the lookout for antitrust issues arising from companies' use of big data -- but says it doesn't require special regulation"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Netgear Shows Customers How to Share Pirate Movies - TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    " Andy on December 26, 2015 C: 86 Opinion Showing users how to send large video files is a task undertaken by dozens of software and hardware manufacturers but for the folks at Netgear the issue is now a controversial one. Want to send a pirate movie to a friend after downloading it from a torrent site? Netgear apparently has an app for that."
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    " Andy on December 26, 2015 C: 86 Opinion Showing users how to send large video files is a task undertaken by dozens of software and hardware manufacturers but for the folks at Netgear the issue is now a controversial one. Want to send a pirate movie to a friend after downloading it from a torrent site? Netgear apparently has an app for that."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Comcast customer discovers huge mistake in company's data cap meter | Ars Technica UK - 1 views

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    "The ISP said he used 120GB of data... while on a multi-week vacation. by Jon Brodkin (US) - Dec 20, 2015 11:45am CET"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Search Engines Need Regulating to Reduce Piracy, Russia Says - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Andy on December 11, 2015 C: 28 News Russian telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor says it will create a working group to look into the regulation of search engine results. The move is part of a package of initiatives designed to make pirated content harder to find. Also on the table are discussions on how to make anti-piracy techniques less prone to circumvention."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

University: 'Pirating' Students Being Deliberately Targeted - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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      # ! Between skyrocketing tuition and, now, students persecution, it seems that the real plan is to destroy Universities, a direct attack to knowledge... and Freedom.
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    " Andy on December 3, 2015 C: 84 Breaking Data published by Central Michigan University has revealed a worrying trend in copyright complaints. Out of 1,912 received so far in 2015, more than 80% were from Rightscorp, a company that demands cash to settle. The university's chief information officer believes that campuses like his are being deliberately targeted"
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    " Andy on December 3, 2015 C: 84 Breaking Data published by Central Michigan University has revealed a worrying trend in copyright complaints. Out of 1,912 received so far in 2015, more than 80% were from Rightscorp, a company that demands cash to settle. The university's chief information officer believes that campuses like his are being deliberately targeted"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Microsoft and Linux: True Romance or Toxic Love? | Linux Journal [# ! Note] - 0 views

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    "On the other hand, Microsoft continues to launch legal attacks on open-source projects directly and through puppet corporations. It's clear that Microsoft hasn't had some big moral change of heart over proprietary vs. free software, so why the public declarations of adoration? "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

US Congressman: To stop ISIS, let's shut down websites and social media | Ars Technica UK - 0 views

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    Terrorists are using the Internet against us, lawmaker says. by Jon Brodkin (US) - Nov 18, 2015 7:12am CET
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Apple's iBackDoor: Dodgy ad network code menaces iOS apps * The Register - 0 views

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    "Security researchers have discovered "backdoored" versions of an ad library embedded in thousands of iOS apps originally published in the Apple App Store."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Europe's 'Net Neutrality' Could Allow Torrent and VPN Throttling - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " By Ernesto on October 22, 2015 C: 65 News Next week the European Parliament will vote on Europe's new telecoms regulation which includes net neutrality rules. While the legislation is a step forward for many countries, experts and activists warn that it may leave the door open for BitTorrent and VPN throttling if key amendments fail to pass. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Aerosmith Issues Cease-and-Desist Against Donald TrumpDigital Music News - 0 views

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    " ... Unfortunately for Aerosmith, Trump can probably ignore the legal threat, or even worse, make the band look stupid with it. Just recently, Survivor protested the use of 'Eye of the Tiger' at an anti-gay marriage rally, with little result. The reason is that as long as the even coordinators have secured proper public performance licenses from PROs ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and GMR, they're in the clear."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Piracy: Hollywood's Losing a Few Pounds, Who Cares? - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Andy on August 27, 2015 C: 72 Breaking Following news this week that a man is facing a custodial sentence after potentially defrauding the movie industry out of £120m, FACT Director General Kieron Sharp has been confronted with an uncomfortable truth. According to listeners contacting the BBC, the public has little sympathy with Hollywood."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Finjan, Cisco, JDate and Other Companies Acting Like Patent Trolls; New Threats to Linu... - 1 views

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    "Summary: News about patents from all across the Web, placing special emphasis on software patents and how these affect Free software projects, including Linux and Android"
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