You Think All Those Internet Protests Are Useless? Think Again

You Think All Those Internet Protests Are Useless? Think Again

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Do you have friends constantly annoying you with Facebook or Change.org petitions about this cause or that? It seems impossible that hitting a Like button or adding your name to an Internet petition can possibly add up to much. But it can. It's not so much the show of...
You Think All Those Internet Protests Are Useless? Think Again
                                       

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A free internet: tech companies should promote democracy

www.guardian.co.uk
Access to the internet is key to development, businesses should take responsibility for protecting users' privacy and promote an open webIn a world increasingly interconnected by the internet and technology, governments are progressively upping their efforts to control information, including its source and message.China's great firewall and censors control the...
A free internet: tech companies should promote democracy

One Company's Secret To Thriving In A Crumbling Industry

www.fastcompany.com
Boutique visual effects firm Luma invests in hiring the best and brightest, and absolutely refuses to fire them. Even in lean times. Payam Shohadai, the cofounder of visual effects firm Luma Pictures, is hesitant to speak about the company's yacht. Luma doesn't even have it anymore, he hastens to...
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Internet giant details requests for material to be pulled from YouTube, Blogger service and from Google searchGovernments made a record number of requests for Google to remove political content in the last half of 2012, the search giant said on Thursday.The number of official requests for content to be removed...
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Anonymous Hacks N. Korean Websites, Still Controls its Twitter Account

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Hackers from the Anonymous group have hacked into several prominent North Korean websites for the second time in less than two weeks, as part of ongoing protests which have seen it retain control of the country’s official Twitter account. The @Uriminzok Twitter account has remained in the hands of the...
Anonymous Hacks N. Korean Websites, Still Controls its Twitter Account

Update: House Intelligence panel OKs CISPA after closed door meeting

www.computerworld.com
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday voted 18-2 in favor of a controversial information-sharing bill that was reintroduced in Congress this February after failing last year amid widespread protests from rights group and a White House veto threat....
Update: House Intelligence panel OKs CISPA after closed door meeting

House Intelligence panel OKs CISPA after closed door meeting

www.computerworld.com
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday voted 18-2 in favor of a controversial information-sharing bill that was reintroduced in Congress this February after failing last year amid widespread protests from rights group and a White House veto threat....
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PBS shows how hacking is reclaiming its good name after a bad rap (video)

www.engadget.com
Hacking is still a loaded concept for many, often conjuring negative images of corporate espionage, fraudsters and prank-minded script kiddies. PBS' Off Book wants to remind us that hacking wasn't always seen this way -- and, thanks to modern developments, is mending its reputation. Its latest episode shows that...
PBS shows how hacking is reclaiming its good name after a bad rap (video)

Today's Scuttlebot: Chosen for Glass, and Serious Facebook Games

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include protests and resignations after lightly clad female dancers perform at a gamer meeting, the corporate culture at Samsung Electronics and real-life versions of tracking cookies in retail stores....
Today's Scuttlebot: Chosen for Glass, and Serious Facebook Games
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