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Ethical iPhone activists deliver petitions to Apple stores

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Members from Change.org delivered a quarter of a million signatures to Apple's Manhattan flagship store in Grand Central Terminal, calling for an ethical iPhone 5. It was part of the delivery of signatures to stores around the world....
Ethical iPhone activists deliver petitions to Apple stores

Facebook Bans Breast-Feeding Photos

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Breasts. They're complicated. Today women the world over are protesting Facebook's proposed policies on breast-feeding pictures. Right now, it states that breast-feeding pictures are okie dokie, just as long as there's no "exposed breast" that doesn't feature the child actively nursing. In other words, if there's no suckling, there's no...
Facebook Bans Breast-Feeding Photos

Associated Press partners with Bambuser to bring citizen journalists’ videos to the masses

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Video-broadcasting service Bambuser was one of our top media apps of 2011, partly due to the role it played in helping to mobilize citizen journalists across the Middle East during the various periods of political uprisings. Bambuser is a free-to-use service that lets users quickly broadcast, watch and share live...
Associated Press partners with Bambuser to bring citizen journalists’ videos to the masses

Dubai’s Chief of Police wants to prosecute Twitter users who criticize the UAE

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Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tami, Chief of Dubai Police, has spoken out against the use of Twitter to criticize the UAE government, calling for legal action to be taken against offenders, Gulf News reports. Referring to the recent criticism of the UAE government by the country’s tweeting Muslim Brotherhood, Tamim said, “I...
Dubai’s Chief of Police wants to prosecute Twitter users who criticize the UAE

Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

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The Pirate Bay has suffered censorship in many countries across Europe but the recent steps against the torrent site in the UK have generated a much bigger response than similar actions previously taken against the site elsewhere. It’s not absolutely clear why this is the case but it’s certainly possible...
Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

Syrian authorities continue communication crackdown, block SMS alternative WhatsApp

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A tweet from the official WhatsApp Twitter account today has revealed that the messaging app has been blocked in Syria. We are told that WhatsApp is now being blocked in Syria. A blow to free speech and open communications everywhere. Sad day for freedom. — WhatsApp Inc. (@WhatsApp) March 5,...
Syrian authorities continue communication crackdown, block SMS alternative WhatsApp

European Activists Could Force Facebook’s New Privacy Changes To A Worldwide Vote

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Perhaps not the best timing for Facebook, but great timing for those looking for more profile on the whole issue of privacy and how it is approached by Facebook. The European activists “europe-v-facebook.org”, led by a group of Austrian students, say that they have reached the 7,000-comment threshold needed in response...
European Activists Could Force Facebook’s New Privacy Changes To A Worldwide Vote

Tunisian Facebook activists look to overthrow…marijuana laws

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Whenever you think of social media and the Middle East – the first thing that comes to mind is revolutions, right? Admit it. When talking about the Middle East, we’ve consistently had terms like Facebook revolutions and Twitter activists pushed in our faces for over a year, starting with Tunisia,...
Tunisian Facebook activists look to overthrow…marijuana laws

Bilderberg 2012: Mitt Romney and Bill Gates were there

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Another conference over. Charlie Skelton talks to some of the 800 activists outside the gates to find out what they learnedWhat a Bilderberg it's been. Big names, big money, big decisions, big crowds. Somewhere around 800 activists outside the gates (up from about a dozen in 2009), and inside? Well,...
Bilderberg 2012: Mitt Romney and Bill Gates were there

How Twitter’s trending topics helped catapult a human interest story into the spotlight

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Last week, very few people had probably heard of Khader Adnan, I’ll admit myself included. The Palestinian prisoner was on hunger strike for over two months, when efforts by Twitter users brought his story into the spotlight via Twitter’s trending topics. Accused of being a member of the Islamic Jihad,...
How Twitter’s trending topics helped catapult a human interest story into the spotlight

An App Keeps Spies Away from Your iPhone

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A cryptography pioneer offers a simple way to fight electronic surveillance. Anytime you use your phone to make a call or send an e-mail or text message, there's a chance it will be intercepted by someone who has access—legal or otherwise—to your providers' servers. A new app called Silent Circle...
An App Keeps Spies Away from Your iPhone

Workers' rights petitions delivered to Apple's Grand Central store

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As promised, activists on Thursday hand-delivered signed petitions to Apple's store in Grand Central Terminal, which were politely accepted by retail employees....
Workers' rights petitions delivered to Apple's Grand Central store

US cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure remain mired in politics

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If you recall, one of the points argued on behalf of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was that it was required, from a policy perspective, to keep the most important elements of the US’s infrastructure safe from those who might want to bring it down. However, in CISPA,...
US cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure remain mired in politics

Change.org Hits 10 Million Members, Now The “Fastest-Growing Social Action Platform On The Web”

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Change.org launched in 2007 as a social networking site for non-profits. Today, the site looks quite a bit different and has morphed into a petition platform that wants to empower activists around the world through what it calls “people-powered campaigns.” While the site only grew rather slowly in its early...
Change.org Hits 10 Million Members, Now The “Fastest-Growing Social Action Platform On The Web”

Syrian activists targeted by fake YouTube

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Spoof site can plant malware on PCs of people who leave comments on videos, pressure group warnsSyrian activists are being targeted by a fake version of Google's YouTube video site which plants malware on the PCs of people who leave comments on videos shown there, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has...
Syrian activists targeted by fake YouTube

A New Question of Internet Freedom

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European activists are hoping to stop the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which they say will erode Internet freedom and stifle innovation....
A New Question of Internet Freedom

"I'm Getting Arrested" App for Immigrants

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Arizona's passage of SB 1070, a law that made it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant, has heightened the state's culture of fear, especially among immigrants. A Department of Justice investigation into racial profiling of Latinos by Maricopa County Sheriff's Office found that Latinos are now four to nine...
"I'm Getting Arrested" App for Immigrants

Pirate Party Wins Again In Germany

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It really appears that The Pirate Party is no fluke in Germany. After winning 9% of the vote in the Berlin parliament elections, and then 7.4% in Saarland, the party has now received 8.2% of the vote in Schleswig-Holstein. These are each local "state" elections, and there's another big one...
Pirate Party Wins Again In Germany

Apple confirms European HQ expansion, will hire 500 staff to develop its business in EMEA markets

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Apple has confirmed that it will construct a three-story office block at its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, recruiting for 500 jobs in the Irish city as it looks to expand its business across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. The company already employs 2,800 staff in its Cork...
Apple confirms European HQ expansion, will hire 500 staff to develop its business in EMEA markets

Grindr For Equality Needs You! Help Make The World A Gayer (Happier) Place

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Grindr is awesome. So awesome it won a Crunchie this year for best location app, and so awesome that I often wish Blendr (Grindr’s gender-open counterpart) wasn’t just full of dudes. But the app that’s basically a gay man’s portal to happy times now boasts over 3 million users, which...
Grindr For Equality Needs You! Help Make The World A Gayer (Happier) Place

Tweetminster launches app for UK political junkies on the go

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Tweetminster, the media platform, has launched a free app for iOS so that people who must be plugged into the latest from the world of politics can do so as they are mobile. The app, which has just been approved by Apple, tracks the links and content most shared between...
Tweetminster launches app for UK political junkies on the go
iDictator: hacked e-mails show Syrian leader's love for Apple, repression

Steven Johnson at Elisabeth Irwin High School Next Monday

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All of my kids have attended Elisabeth Irwin High School in NYC. The school was founded by Elisabeth Irwin 90 years ago. In commemoration of the 90th anniversary, they are doing a speaker series with noted thinkers, artists, authors, and activists. When the school asked me last year for ideas...
Steven Johnson at Elisabeth Irwin High School Next Monday

Activist-backed Online Collaboration Platform Due for Release in March

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The Global Square, an online global collaboration platform for activists backed by WikiLeaks among others, plans to have a functional prototype by March, its......
Activist-backed Online Collaboration Platform Due for Release in March
Keen On… Politics: How The Internet Offers The Opportunity To Create We-Government [TCTV]

China's bloggers push for change, one click at a time

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BEIJING — The nine people selected later this year as China’s top leaders will largely determine if, and how much, the country’s authoritarian political system yields to demands for change. And pushing them from the bottom will be a growing grass-roots army of bloggers, microbloggers and on-line activists who are...
China's bloggers push for change, one click at a time

Thanks to Congress, next week is ‘Cybersecurity Week.’ Come and get your 1995 on

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We are not going to re-litigate the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in this post. If you an overview of what it contains, head here. If you want TNW’s take on what it may accomplish, and how you should feel about it, head here. We’ve already walked that road....
Thanks to Congress, next week is ‘Cybersecurity Week.’ Come and get your 1995 on

Fake YouTube Site Targeted Syrian Activists, EFF Says

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A fake YouTube site purporting to show videos supporting the opposition in Syria has been taken down after it tried to infect visitors with malicious software......
Fake YouTube Site Targeted Syrian Activists, EFF Says

Outspoken Harvard professor Jonathan Zittrain to head FCC's open internet advisory panel

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The FCC has created a new forum for corporations, experts and activists to scrap over web laws: The Net Neutrality Advisory Committee. Members have been tasked with "tracking and evaluating the effects of the FCC's Open Internet rules," as well as making policy recommendations. The new group is to...
Outspoken Harvard professor Jonathan Zittrain to head FCC's open internet advisory panel
The Power of Youth: How Invisible Children Orchestrated Kony 2012
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