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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Amit Kelkar

Amit Kelkar

Research Online - M. J. McLelland: Australia's proposed internet filtering system : its... - 4 views

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    A new paper on Australia's proposed mandatory filtering plan in context of Australia's broader stance on child pornography. It uses the example the consumption of "Japanese Boys Love" manga by people (mainly girls) underage to explore issues around censorship and governance
Amit Kelkar

NBN study supressed | The Australian - 1 views

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    my own
Amit Kelkar

European Parliament Rips Global IP Accord | Threat Level | Wired.com - 0 views

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    The European Parliament overwhelmingly voted to explicitly oppose any law or global agreement which would entail ISPs to punish customers for breaches of copyright. They have also demanded that documents surrounding the secret worldwide negotiations, which Australia is also involved in, be released publicly. 
Amit Kelkar

Maria Farrell Blog | Internet Policy, communications & community building - 1 views

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    Blog which keeps track of, amongst other issues,ICANN and domain name related topics. A good blog roll as well. 
Amit Kelkar

http://spotlight.macfound.org/blog/entry/how_mozilla_and_open_source_culture_can_inform... - 0 views

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    This article discusses a report which looks at the possibilities of applying an open source model & culture which has been associated with building and proliferating the Mozilla browser to the Obama administration's initiatives to be "more transparent, participatory and collaborative".  
Amit Kelkar

Open Culture Blog - 3 views

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    Blog which writes about issues relating to open access media and links to actual open/free media. 
Amit Kelkar

Sex, Social Mores, and Keyword Filtering: Microsoft Bing in the "Arabian Countries" | O... - 1 views

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    Report demonstrating Microsoft Bing is filtering content in some "Arabian" (Arabic speaking?) countries. They are filtering largely sexual content but also non-sexual content relating to homosexuality and other taboo topics. 
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Global Voices Online » China: Mobilizing mothers for censorship - 3 views

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    The Chinese government is planning to engage mothers in an effort to apparently  "protect" children. A genuine concern or just legitimization of censorship?
Amit Kelkar

The Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative | The White House - 0 views

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    Howard Schdmit, The Whitehouse's Cybersecurity coordinator has revealed the US Government's plans for tackling attacks on it's networks. He has promised transparency. The official announcement (this bookmark) is very vague in it's initiatives. It will be interesting to see whether their can really separate US government networks from other parts of the Internet. 

    Cyber attacks are definitely increasing and play a major part in conflicts between countries. China amongst others is said to have attacked & attempted to hack and launch DoS attacks on US government networks and Russia shut down the Georgian communications infrastructure during the last week between the two countries et. )
Amit Kelkar

Online ombudsman for Facebook woes? | The Australian - 3 views

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    Rudd will consider Xenaphon's idea of an online ombudsman to help in some unknown way people affected by social media issues such as cyberbullying. 
Amit Kelkar

Global Voices Online » Russia: Closure of Torrents.ru Makes People Suspiciou... - 0 views

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    Shutdown of large torrents site in Russia for allegedly distributing illegal content. Not read in detail.
Amit Kelkar

Tweets of Freedom - Project Syndicate - 1 views

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    Describes how twitter is being used for citizen participation and "democracy" in various countries from Moldova, Iran and now China. The author proposes that the best way to reduce censorship and promote "democracy" is not political pressure, but to "flood the Chinese market, and those of other countries that restrict freedom of expression, with cutting-edge technology". My opinion: Although Twitter seems to be good at allowing citizens to organise and to create consensus, it does not seem to translate well to actual policy outcome. 
Amit Kelkar

US urged to step up efforts to secure internet - 1 views

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    The US government is being encouraged by various committees and "experts" to increase regulation of the Internet. The Internet is compared industry to the car industry before regulation was introduced to make cars safer. Apparently the "Internet Wild West" is over!
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My bright idea: Jaron Lanier | Technology | The Observer - 0 views

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    Interview with Jason Lanierm, an apparent "digital guru" who has changed his view of open culture to that which promotes a "digital maoism". He proposes that we need to pay people for the brain work that they do instead of encouraging them to be labourers of sorts. 
Amit Kelkar

The Dark Side of Social Media and Privacy | Mark Evans Tech - 1 views

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    Short blog post about the loss of privacy that social networks entail. It especially looks at the emergence of foursquare and the foursquare/twitter mashup pleaserobme.com 
Amit Kelkar

How Scott Brown friended, tweeted and LOLed his way into the people's U.S. Senate seat - 0 views

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    The campaign strategy of the newly elected US Senator Scott Brown heavily used the web. Article about how he did this. 
Amit Kelkar

Beyond the 'Networked Public Sphere': Politics, Participation and Technics in Web 2.0 - 0 views

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    Article from Fibreculture journal.
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