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Histoire du Monde : cyber-guerres - RTBF - 0 views

    appel à éviter l'escalade dans cette cyber-guerre. Il plaide pour la négociation, entre états, d'un accord de non-prolifération, comme cela a été fait pour les armes nucléaires ou chimiques.
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Conference on Cyberspace - 0 views

    Conférence et hashtag à suivre aujourd'hui : #londoncyber
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How Social Media Falls Short in the Organization of Anti-­Authoritarian Resi... - 0 views

    Breaking the Weakest Link: An Analysis of How Social Media Falls Short in the Organization of Anti-­Authoritarian Resistance
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From Innovation to Revolution | Foreign Affairs - 0 views

  • he has to convince readers that in the absence of social media, those uprisings would not have been possible.
  • Do social media allow insurgents to adopt new strategies? And have those strategies ever been crucial? Here, the historical record of the last decade is unambiguous: yes, and yes.
  • these changes do not allow otherwise uncommitted groups to take effective political action. They do, however, allow committed groups to play by new rules.
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  • the power of social media to synchronize the behavior of groups quickly, cheaply, and publicly, in ways that were unavailable as recently as a decade ago.
    dialogue entre Malcolm Gladwell et Clay Shirky dans foreign affairs: "do social media make protests possible?"
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Seven Theses on Dictator's Dilemma | technosociology - 0 views

  • The capacities of the Internet that are most threatening to authoritarian regimes are not necessarily those pertaining to spreading of censored information but rather its ability to support the formation of a counter-public that is outside the control of the state
  • Dissent is not just about knowing what you think but about the formation of a public. A public is not just about what you know. Publics form through knowing that other people know what you know–and also knowing that you know what they know.
  • Thus, social media can be the most threatening part of the Internet to an authoritarian regime through its capacity to create a public(ish) sphere that is integrated into everyday life of millions of people and is outside the direct control of the state partly because it is so widespread and partly because it is not solely focused on politics. How do you censor five million Facebook accounts in real time except to shut them all down?
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The First Twitter Revolution? - By Ethan Zuckerman | Foreign Policy - 0 views

  • Tunisians got an alternative picture from Facebook, which remained uncensored through the protests, and they communicated events to the rest of the world by posting videos to YouTube and Dailymotion.
  • Not content just to filter content, last summer Tunisian authorities began "phishing" attacks on activists' Gmail and Facebook accounts
  • Tunisia has aggressively censored the Internet since 2005, blocking not just explicitly political sites, but social media sites like video-sharing service Dailymotion
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  • When the riots intensified last week, the government began arresting prominent Internet activists, including my Global Voices colleague Slim Amamou, who had broken the story of the government's password phishing.
  • But any attempt to credit a massive political shift to a single factor -- technological, economic, or otherwise -- is simply untrue. Tunisians took to the streets due to decades of frustration, not in reaction to a WikiLeaks cable, a denial-of-service attack, or a Facebook update.
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How to run a protest without Twitter | GlobalPost - 0 views

  • Instead, the rebels lugged a 100-pound radio transmitter. For years, there was massive soldier who carried it on his back through the rugged trails, Gusmao recalled. When they reached a point high enough, they would transmit the latest developments, and then quickly flee before the Indonesians tracked them down.
  • Historically, new technologies have consistently shaped collective action
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