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Great Firewall of Cameron blocks Parliamentary committee on rendition/torture - Boing B... - 0 views

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    "Like China's Great Firewall, the UK firewall is a patchwork of rules and filters that are opaque to users and regulators. Every ISP uses its own censorship supplier to spy on its customers and decide what they're allowed to see, and they change what is and is not allowed from moment to moment, with no transparency into how, when or why those decisions are being made. "
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Inside the City That Spies on You - Featured Stories - Medium - 0 views

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    "Many of the countries buying into that technology, however, still lack the institutions and the legislative oversight to keep it under control. In young, volatile democracies especially, the lure of technological greatness is already coming at a great social cost. "The thing with technology is that it kind of becomes irresistible," says Professor Webster. "It's very tempting when it can do something for us more efficiently. But just because the technology can do something it doesn't mean we should use it.""
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In just 7 months, the US public domain will get its first infusion since 1998 / Boing B... - 0 views

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    "In 1998, the US Congress retroactively extended the copyright on US works, placing public domain works back into copyright and forestalling the entry into the public domain of a great mass of works that were soon to become public domain; now, 20 years later with no copyright term extension in sight, the US public domain is about to receive the first of many annual infusions to come, a great mass of works that will be free for all to use. "
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'A threat to health is being weaponised': inside the fight against online hate crime | ... - 0 views

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    "Since Moonshot was founded, there has been a radical shift in the perception of technology's role when it comes to extremist terrorism. "Five years ago, there were still people inside the government who thought tech was for the kids," Frenett says. "There was a sense that it was almost amusing that terrorists were on the internet. You don't get that any more. Likewise, five years ago there were some great organisations doing great work on the violent far-right, but again it was almost seen as niche. That's no longer the case.""
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UK Privacy Activist Claims Google Maps Is Illegal | Techdirt - 0 views

  • Yet, in London, as soon as you drive into the city, your license place is photographed and run through image processors to find out who you are. The moment you enter the city the government has you on camera until you leave. They monitor 24/7/365,
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      Great point from this commenter...
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    Shake and Bake - google streetview in the UK - so much great news...
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Waste electronics will weigh more than the Great Wall of China - BBC News - 1 views

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    "The "mountain" of waste electronic and electrical equipment discarded in 2021 will weigh more than 57 million tonnes, researchers have estimated. That is heavier than the Great Wall of China - the planet's heaviest artificial object."
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Web Technologies That Will Redeem Or Destroy Society - 0 views

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    Great article - that gets to the heart of the ITGS syllabus...
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The Great A.I. Awakening - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    "Everybody wondered: How had Google Translate become so uncannily artful?"
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G-Form iPAD Case - Its it Unbreakable... - 0 views

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    Maybe a great buy for students - if a little expensive...
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teachwithyouripad - Usng Audience Response with the iPAD - 0 views

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    Great wiki lots of resources and tools for the iPAD...
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The Everything is a Remix theory of creativity - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    Great video to watch...
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This is Not a Conspiracy Theory by Kirby Ferguson - Kickstarter - 0 views

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    Great use of the Internet - using Kickstarter...
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What I've Learned from Teaching with iPads - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Educa... - 0 views

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    Great and thoughtful article...
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Nasdaq crash triggers fear of data meltdown | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Jaron Lanier, the author and inventor of the concept of virtual reality, warned that digital infrastructure was moving beyond human control. He said: "When you try to achieve great scale with automation and the automation exceeds the boundaries of human oversight, there is going to be failure. That goes for governments, for consumer companies, for Google, or a big insurance company. It is infuriating because it is driven by unreasonable greed. In many cases, the systems that tend to fail, fail because of an attempt to make them run automatically with a minimal amount of human oversight.""
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Turks bid farewell to the Internet in the face of brutal censorship/surveillance law - ... - 0 views

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    "Turkey's brutal new Internet law grants the Turkish Telecommunications Directorate the power to arbitrarily censor Web-pages to the individual URL level, much like the Great Firewall of China -- meaning that specific articles that are critical of the state can be censored while leaving the remainder of the site intact."
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Toxic 'e-waste' dumped in poor nations, says United Nations | Global development | The ... - 0 views

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    "The global volume of electronic waste is expected to grow by 33% in the next four years, when it will weigh the equivalent of eight of the great Egyptian pyramids, according to the UN's Step initiative, which was set up to tackle the world's growing e-waste crisis. Last year nearly 50m tonnes of e-waste was generated worldwide - or about 7kg for every person on the planet. "
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journalism in the age of data | D'Arcy Norman dot net - 0 views

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    Great Video too watch...
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