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Obama internet 'kill switch' proposed - SMH 18 June 2010 - 4 views

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    US President Barack Obama would be granted powers to seize control of and even shut down the internet under a new bill that describes the global internet as a US "national asset"!!!!!!!!!!!!
M Bastien

Twitter Forefather Leaves, Aims to Disrupt Banking Next - 0 views

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    Imagine a web-based bank that let you deposit checks by simply photographing them with its mobile app. It lets you make cash withdrawals from ATMs all over the country at no cost, sometimes even re-embursing you for fees you get charged by other companies...
M Bastien

The Facebook Story Is About Agility, Not Privacy - 1 views

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    An original article by David Armano published in the Harward Business Review.

    Privacy. It's the key word in most Facebook-related headlines these days. But it's not the key idea. For the author it is really about is not the limits of privacy but the notion of agility - the ability of an organization to implement rapid iterations in their products and services for better and/or worse.
M Bastien

WiGig Alliance promotes faster short range WiFi - 10 May 2010 - 0 views

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    WiFi Alliance including Intel and Microsoft backs standard.
    The two international short-range wireless industry groups announced an agreement to promote faster Wi-Fi in the 60 GHz frequency band, as well as the two bands where Wi-Fi now operates.
    With the new standard, a user could send a high definition video across a living room wirelessly from an HD player to an HD television, eliminating the need for a cabled connection.
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Financial Times predicts fibre network will cover 66% of UK - 11 May 2010 - 0 views

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    BT is expected to announce this week that it is hugely expanding its super-fast broadband network. But it will also reportedly reveal it has cut 35,000 jobs in the last two years...
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New post on my blog : Byron Report - UK - Safer Childre in a Digital World - 2 views

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    First topic:
    « Early Adolescents' Use of Social Networking Sites to Maintain Friendship and Explore Identity: Implications for Policy »
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Net neutrality: Do the numbers add up? 27 April 2010 - 1 views

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    This article gives a closer look at the controversial study that suggests regulating the Net will cost millions.

    You can even dowload the 23-page of PDF report

    In interested in Net neutrality the following reading titled "Net Neutrality rules would damage business, says industry-funded study" (26 April 2010) provides complementary information:

    http://news.techworld.com/sme/3221610/net-neutrality-rules-would-damage-business-says-industry-funded-study/
M Bastien

Facebook users concerned about privacy, says survey - 26 April 2010 - 0 views

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    Interesting article based on survey that give details and updated information about Facebook stressing privacy issues.
    The survey has been made by F-Secure, an internet security firm with a sample of 450 Facebook users
    This article has been published three days after another one titled: "Facebook in new privacy row". See the link below:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/7623492/Facebook-in-new-privacy-row.html
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Library of Congress Acquires Entire Twitter Archive - 14 April 2010 - 0 views

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    The tittle seems clear. The US Library of Congress has announced plans to digitally archive all the billions of messages sent on Twitter since its launch four years ago.

    A lot of reactions can be observed. If interested, two others links right here:

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/library-of-congress-acquires-entire-twitter-archive/

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/04/15/2873163.htm
M Bastien

U.S.-China meeting next month to include Internet freedom talk - 26 April 2010 - 0 views

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    American officials are going to encounter their Chinese counterparts for a scheduled human-rights meeting in Washington next month. They are likely to broach the subject of Internet freedom when they join .

    This will be the first round of bilateral dialogue between the United States and China since May 2008.
M Bastien

Web must support IPv6 by 2012, expert warns - Jan 2010 - 0 views

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    The internet is running out of web addresses.

    And here another article:

    http://news.techworld.com/networking/3218712/google-microsoft-and-yahoo-talk-about-ipv6-whitelist/

    Google, Microsoft and Yahoo talk about IPv6 whitelist and plan to create a shared list of customers who can access their websites via IPv6
M Bastien

ACMA 2008-2009 Report - Mobile broadband and internet services take off - Jan 2010 - 0 views

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    This articles mentions the major highlights of the Australian Communications and Media Authority's Communications Report 2008-2009. Among the differents findings, are available some data about mobile service, mobile network, suscribers, wireless broadband, dowloadings, online advertising , expenditures, revenue, etc. It's all about the digital convergence, the Digital Economy and a demand for flexibility.
M Bastien

The latest FTTH (Fibre-to-the-home) ranking Feb. 2010 - 0 views

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    FTTH is a technology that encounters success with more than 6 million new subscribers added just in the second half of 2009 in the world.
    One of the major highlights is that Japan, China, South Korea, USA and Taiwan represent more than 90% of all FTTH/B subscribers in the Global Ranking. Moreover, they also have in common that they are the only countries in the Global Ranking with more than one million households connected to FTTH/B. Australia has a long way to go.
M Bastien

Australian Bureau of Statistics last survey about Internet Activity. Dec 2009 - 0 views

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    Last Australian statisitcs available about Internet suscribers and types of connexions. Main evolutions are pointed out. For instance, mobile wireless is the fastest growing technology in internet connections, increasing to 2.8 million in December 2009. This represents a 40% increase from June 2009.
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China-Based Hackers may Have used Twitter, Google to Attack Dalai Lama - 0 views

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    This article (posted yesterday) is about the announcement of a huge China-based cyber espionage which stole thousands of documents - including classified information, visa applications, and personal identities - from "politically sensitive targets" around the world using platforms such as Twitter, Google Groups, Blogspot, Baidu Blogs, blog.com and Yahoo Mail to maintain persistent control of infected computers.

    Among the targets: the offices of the Dalai Lama, the United Nations as well as Indian and Pakistani government officials.

    Also available in this article, a report document of 58 pages about "Investigating Cyber Espionnage" (scribd application)
M Bastien

The value of semantic tags - 0 views

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    This article has been written in 2008 after the DITA/CMS Conference and discusses the added value of semantic tags according to Carolyn Inkster and Sharon Rouiller who work for IBM company.
M Bastien

HADOPI - French law promoting the distribution and protection of creative works on the ... - 0 views

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    Here is the wikipedia synthesis about the French law Hadopi. After a lot of reboudings and disagreements, the law which tends to bring a better control and regulation on the Internet has been adopted last october.

    If you are interesting, you can also find some further information on this blog:

    http://connectedresearch.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/france-approves-hadopi-2-law-on-illegal-downloading/
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M Bastien

How Jquery is killing Flash - 0 views

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    This article is related to our discussion on Wednesday 31 March class about the fact that Mac and the new Ipad does not support Flash. The question then was to know if Flash was a Standard or not. Apparently alternatives exist...
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