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Russian YouTuber facing five years in jail after playing Pokémon Go in church... - 0 views

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    "A Russian YouTuber could face five years in jail after he filmed himself playing Pokémon Go in a church.

    Ruslan Sokolovsky was filmed catching Pokémon in the Church of All Saints in Yekaterinburg at the beginning of August, when the Pokémon Go hype was at its height."
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Google Maps Palestine row: why neutrality in tech is an impossible dream | Leigh Alexan... - 0 views

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    "Imagine if it would have more of an impact for Palestine to be recognised as a sovereign country by Google than by the UN. It's a suggestion that's caught fire - a five-month-old online petition demanding Palestine be labeled and bordered in Google Maps has gained more than 250,000 signatures just over the past few days."
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Rich and poor teenagers use the web differently - here's what this is doing to inequali... - 0 views

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    ""Equal access does imply equal opportunities," says the report, which goes on to point out that while anyone can use the internet to learn about the world, improve their skills or apply for a well-paid job, disadvantaged students are less likely to be aware of the opportunities that digital technology offers.

    "They may not have the knowledge or skills required to turn online opportunities into real opportunities," the report says."
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Death by GPS: are satnavs changing our brains? | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Anyone who has driven a car through an unfamiliar place can attest to how easy it is to let GPS do all the work. That GPS can have a transformative effect on a society is undeniable. We have come to depend on a technology that, in theory, makes it impossible to get lost. But not only are we still getting lost, we may actually be losing a part of ourselves."
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Family of student killed in Paris attacks sues Facebook, Twitter and Google | Media | T... - 0 views

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    "The family of a California design student killed in November's terror attacks in Paris have sued Twitter Inc, Google and Facebook Inc, claiming the social media companies provide "material support" to the militant group Islamic State."
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Wikimedia's free photo database of artworks violates copyright, court rules | World new... - 0 views

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    ""The Supreme Court's decision shows that we have a copyright law that is behind the times and insufficient faced with the digital reality we all live in," it said in a statement.

    It noted that tourists who take selfies of themselves at famous landmarks and spread them on the Internet could be deemed in violation of copyright laws."
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Thai man arrested for Facebook 'like' of doctored royal photo | World news | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "A Thai man has been arrested for "liking" a doctored photo of the king and sharing an infographic on Facebook about a growing corruption scandal, as prosecutions burgeon under draconian royal defamation laws."
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New Chromecast and Chromecast Audio dongles take on games and music (Wired UK) - 0 views

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    Google is never giving up on developing their tech- devices whether its successful or not. Google ought to making a new difference to their old headphones so that they made it suitable for both audio and video consumption.Although they have succeeded in developing such headphones with a cheap price yet they made it only completable with two TV companies
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Languages are dying, but is the internet to blame? (Wired UK) - 0 views

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    Here is an article discussing weather it is the internet fault for globalisation with the loss of language or if it is a problem happens naturally. There is also a mention of equality of access
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Facebook 'dislike' button is not scary (Opinion) - CNN.com - 0 views

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    "Facebook has announced it will create a "dislike button.""
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Wikipedia's view of the world is written by the west | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The researchers, led by Dr Mark Graham from the university's Oxford Internet Institute, argue that the study shows that "local voices rarely represent and define their own country". Instead, high-income countries have a disproportionately loud voice on the crowd-sourced encyclopedia, so countries that have many Wikipedia editors can "dominate the production of knowledge about smaller countries""
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Twitter takes on Facebook, Snapchat with improved photo tools | Gigaom - 0 views

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    "The new tools appear to allow Twitter users to share images with text overlays, stickers, and other modifications. Twitter's existing tools merely allow people to crop images or run them through filters that greatly change their appearance, whether it's by upping the contrast or making them look like old Polaroid shots."
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A Smile Detector and Other Apps You Need to Be Using | WIRED - 0 views

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    "RECHO DOES ONE very simple, little thing: It lets you leave a voice message tied to a location. When other people using the app hit those coordinates, Recho will tell them there's something to listen to. You can use the app to discover different "rechoes" around you, if you actively want to listen in on someone's location-aware thoughts. You can also share interesting soundbytes with your Recho followers. It's a little weird and novel, but ultimately a new way to think about digital exploring a place."
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WhatsApp offers lifeline for Syrian refugees on journey across Europe - 0 views

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    "Many hope to reach the economically stable countries in northern Europe, and use WhatsApp's messaging system as a virtual road map to help them navigate their journey. They stick to groups of their countrymen, connecting through friends of friends. Unlike some other ways of communicating, WhatsApp is free, and only requires that the user have access to the internet."
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How the NSA searches the world's intercepted private communications - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "XKEYSCORE is a secret NSA program that indexes data slurped up from covert fiber-taps, hacked systems, and smartphones, including "full take" data and metadata. "
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Stolen data reaches five continents and 22 countries in 12 days on the Dark Web - 14 Ap... - 0 views

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    "The files were then downloaded through the Bitglass proxy service, in which a unique watermark was applied to each copy, so that the company could track when the data was viewed and/or downloaded from that point forward.

    The firm used a basic "phishing" technique to entice criminals on the Dark Web. The data had been viewed over 200 times in just a few days, and in 12 days it had received more than 1,000 clicks, and had spread across the globe in 22 different countries, in five different continents."
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To Avoid Government Surveillance, South Koreans Abandon Local Software And Flock To Ger... - 0 views

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    "A story on the site of the Japanese broadcaster NHK shows how this is playing out in the world of social networks. Online criticism of the behavior of the President of South Korea following the sinking of the ferry MV Sewol prompted the government to set up a team to monitor online activity. That, in its turn, has led people to seek what the NHK article calls "cyber-asylum" -- online safety through the use of foreign mobile messaging services, which aren't spied on so easily by the South Korean authorities. According to the NHK article:

    Many users have switched [from the hugely-popular home-grown product KakaoTalk] to a German chat app called Telegram. It had 50,000 users in early September. Now 2 million people have signed up."
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Brazilian Judge Wants to Ban Secret App, Wipe It From Phones - 0 views

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    "The judge also wants the app wiped from existing users' smartphones and tablets, though it's unclear which users that would apply to. It's also unknown at this point whether the judge has the power to enforce this ban and what the chances are of it going through.

    The report stated that three app store providers could be subject to a fine of 20,000 Brazilian real (about $9,000) for every day the app remains available for download after the 10-day period starting with Wednesday.

    The judge argues that the app violates Brazil's constitution

    The judge argues that the app violates Brazil's constitution, which states freedom of expression cannot be promoted if it's done anonymously."
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A $7 PC: Keepod Launches Project To Give African Slums Computer Access | Social Awareness - 0 views

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    "Since Keepod's technology enables the computer to boot from the USB device and use the Keepod OS, old computers can be reused, since hardware requirements are not an issue. This way, each person can be given their "own" computer by using an old computer as a "shell." The cost of each system is a mere $7 - a fraction of the cost of an actual PC"
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