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ACTA Is DEAD After European Parliament Vote

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This is a day of celebration. This is the day when citizens of Europe and the world won over unelected bureaucrats who were being wooed and lobbied by the richest corporations of the planet. The battleground wasn’t some administrative office, but the representatives of the people – the European Parliament...
ACTA Is DEAD After European Parliament Vote

Seth MacFarlane's Extremely Unfunny Joke Leads to Cyberbullying

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For the past two days, one young Pennsylvanian man has found himself facing hours of celebrity-endorsed cyberbullying on Twitter after telling Family Guy creator and Twitter favorite Seth MacFarlane his rape joke wasn't funny. MacFarlane had tweeted "The lyrics to "Call Me Maybe" sound like the prelude to a horrific...
Seth MacFarlane's Extremely Unfunny Joke Leads to Cyberbullying

The Keith Haring Google Logo

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To celebrate the life of the late Keith Haring, Google has a special Google Logo (aka Doodle). Today would be his 54th birthday. He died at the young age of 31. But he was well known for his graffiti art and much of his later years he was involved in...
The Keith Haring Google Logo

Copyright Trolls Order WordPress To Hand Over Critics' IP Addresses

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Copyright trolls, wherever they try to do business in the world, meet resistance. Their work is appreciated by few outside of their inner circle and often frowned upon by fellow law firms, copyright owners and the public, who see their work as one step away from outright extortion. While they...
Copyright Trolls Order WordPress To Hand Over Critics' IP Addresses
The Verge interview: David Carr on curation, crowdsourcing, and the future of journalism

Cargo Cult Reverse Activism: Maximalists Think That If They Use Social Media They Can Counteract Public Concerns

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We've talked in the past about cargo cult science and how a rather superficial understanding of complex situations leads people to only copy those superficial elements in the belief that they are why something works. Then, of course, when it doesn't work, they're confused. It's why South Pacific islanders thought...
Cargo Cult Reverse Activism: Maximalists Think That If They Use Social Media They Can Counteract Public Concerns

Nonprofit's 'Kony 2012' viral video stirs emotion, controversy

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YouTube video produced by Invisible Children sparks awareness and criticism over activism in Africa. [Read more]...
Nonprofit's 'Kony 2012' viral video stirs emotion, controversy
Greenstart backs Carrotmob, the crowdfunding startup for social good

Turn Off Your Lights for Earth Hour This Weekend!

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Attention all Inhabitants! This is your friendly reminder that Earth Hour 2010 takes place this weekend on March 27th at 8:30pm, so we hope you’ll join us in flipping the switch and turning off your lights for a full 60 minutes! The now massively global, incredibly popular, and extremely fun...
Turn Off Your Lights for Earth Hour This Weekend!

You Can Hire Someone To Do Charity Work For You Through This Startup

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Ever wanted to volunteer for a charity, but never had enough time? Now you can hire someone to do charity work for you with Exec, a Y Combinator backed startup. Exec is a startup that lets you hire "execs" for an hourly fee to complete tasks, like assembling a table...
You Can Hire Someone To Do Charity Work For You Through This Startup

Behind the Netflix PAC: a broadband power play

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Netflix has formed its own political action committee called Flixpac, and my sources indicate that the biggest issues it plans to tackle will be how to let folks share their movies on social networks and the more nuanced issues of broadband competition, network neutrality and what defines television in an...
Behind the Netflix PAC: a broadband power play

Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!

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We’ve all by now heard about how Yahoo is trying to get some “cool” with a supposed $1 billion purchase of hip blogging platform Tumblr, but it may be a moot point if Tumblr’s users fail to stick around post-sale. Microsoft and Facebook may be trying to make a move ahead...
Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!
Huffington Post co-founder launches campaign to "Stop the NRA"

Join George Monbiot for a Google+ Hangout on the environment

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This Wednesday, eight Guardian readers will get to take part in an intimate video chat on the environment with George MonbiotThis Wednesday at 1pm BST, we'll be trying our first high profile Google+ Hangout – a video chat for ten people on Google's new social networking platform – with the UK's...
Join George Monbiot for a Google+ Hangout on the environment
Anonymous tops Time 100 public poll amid allegations of foul play

Raspberry Pi for secure activism

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Using the tiny device to fight tyranny across the globe...
Raspberry Pi for secure activism

Morning lowdown: Bradbury backlist; Facebook App Center; Netflix for porn

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Ray Bradbury wasn’t a digital dinosaur; e-backlist coming (paidContent) Facebook makes another mobile push, launches App Center (GigaOM) Change.org tests the line between activism and profits (WSJ) Bing introduces new Britannica Online Encyclopedia Answers (Bing) Why is there no Netflix...
Morning lowdown: Bradbury backlist; Facebook App Center; Netflix for porn

Avaaz: can online campaigning reinvent politics?

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The petitioning group Avaaz is polling its 17 million members to redefine its priorities as part of a huge exercise in global democracy. But does its brand of online activism actually work?How do you run an organisation with 17 million bosses? Avaaz, the online campaigning giant that has taken action...
Avaaz: can online campaigning reinvent politics?

What non-profits can take away from Facebook’s organ donation initiative and past activism efforts

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Many non-profit organizations already use Facebook pages and apps to raise awareness and money for their causes, but yesterday’s organ donation initiative is another example of the social network’s willingness to work more directly with non-profits on broad social issues and the sort of impact that can result. To promote...
What non-profits can take away from Facebook’s organ donation initiative and past activism efforts

Supreme Court Will Decide If You Actually Own What You've Bought

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We've written about the Wiley v. Kirtsaeng case many times already, but it's an important one to follow. While everything else in DC closed down to bunker down for Hurricane Sandy, the Supreme Court Justices decided to soldier on and actually hear the case today. Joe Mullin has written up...
Supreme Court Will Decide If You Actually Own What You've Bought

Hacktivism: Anonymous Breaches Australian ISP To Protests Data Retention

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Glyn Moody recently wrote about Australia reviving some troubling internet snooping policy, part of which includes an aggressive data retention policy for ISPs, in which they need to collect and maintain connection data from their users for up to two years. As Glyn notes, this policy mirrors what other nations...
Hacktivism: Anonymous Breaches Australian ISP To Protests Data Retention

Canadian Schools Ban WiFi Based On Bad Science

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A decade ago, we first wrote about some freaked out, clueless parents suing a school district for wanting to install a WiFi network. The parents believed -- based on absolutely no evidence whatsoever -- that WiFi networks emitted "harmful" electro-magnetic radiation. Since then, we've heard of many such stories of...
Canadian Schools Ban WiFi Based On Bad Science

Today's Scuttlebot: Gambling Software Arrest and Silicon Valley Dress-Up

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Friday, selections include Facebook's reply to a subpoena for personal information, an examination of online activism and a programmer in the United States facing criminal charges for licensing software to online...
Today's Scuttlebot: Gambling Software Arrest and Silicon Valley Dress-Up

Twitter Back Up In Pakistan After An Order From The Prime Minister

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A temporary solution to the drama that unfolded this morning when Twitter was blocked in Pakistan — some believe over representations of the Prophet Mohammed and Twitter’s refusal to block these images; and some believe while it was testing an image filtering service. Whatever it was, the site is now...
Twitter Back Up In Pakistan After An Order From The Prime Minister

Internet Defense League’s ‘bat signal’ to warn of threats to the Internet

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Following the online activism that led to the demise of the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, some of the same cast of characters are forming a new entity under the name of the Internet Defense League. Members of the group — which purports to protect the Internet from...
Internet Defense League’s ‘bat signal’ to warn of threats to the Internet

Why Activism Is Necessary, But Isn't Enough To Save Net Liberty

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Politicians had been condescending for years over net liberties. They received instructions on just how evil the net and everything around it was from their civil servants, who in turn were fed the state of the world by lobbyists who were walking the state department halls like children in the...
Why Activism Is Necessary, But Isn't Enough To Save Net Liberty

Is PayPal Preparing To Reverse Its Erotica E-book Stance? The EFF Has A ‘Good Feeling’

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A development on the ongoing story about PayPal and requirements it made on e-book distributors to remove certain kinds of erotica from their catalogs: there are signs the eBay-owned company could be preparing to reverse its position as early as this week, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The digital...
Is PayPal Preparing To Reverse Its Erotica E-book Stance? The EFF Has A ‘Good Feeling’

Citing its SOPA activism, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren asks Reddit for input on copyright legislation

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Following through on her promise, U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren has today asked the Reddit community for input concerning domain seizures relating to alleged copyright infringement. It’s an issue that matters, most especially following the MegaUpload episode that took place now a year past. However, despite engaging the technology and political...
Citing its SOPA activism, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren asks Reddit for input on copyright legislation
UNICEF says Facebook 'likes' won't save children's lives

Pocket's Top 10 lists: view-it-later tools catching on -- but will everyone use them?

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Services like Pocket and Instapaper, which offer a one-click way to sock away internet content, are soaring in popularity. Pocket reports that 7.4 million users saved 240 million articles and videos in 2012 alone, and that 10.4 items are saved to Pocket every second. What were the most popular? “Obama’s...
Pocket's Top 10 lists: view-it-later tools catching on -- but will everyone use them?
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