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Nokia Hopes Pair of Cheap Phones Will Help Regain Some Ground in Emerging Markets

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Aiming to bolster its position in low-end devices, Nokia on Tuesday offered up two new phones for emerging markets. The Nokia 110 and 112 are both dual-SIM, 1.8-inch screen phones that offer basic Internet access as well as connections to Facebook and Twitter and a collection of bundled games from...
Nokia Hopes Pair of Cheap Phones Will Help Regain Some Ground in Emerging Markets

Both Republicans And Democrats Considering Supporting Basic Internet Freedom Principles With New Platforms

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There's been an awful lot of important talk about internet freedom and its importance this year. It's certainly permeated the political sphere. But is it a national political agenda item? We'll see. The Republican National Convention kicks off in a couple weeks, followed a few weeks after that by the...
Both Republicans And Democrats Considering Supporting Basic Internet Freedom Principles With New Platforms

Why Are So Many Black People On Twitter?

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There are a lot of black people on Twitter. The numbers, taken from the annual report on Twitter by Edison Research, don’t lie. While black people make up about 12% of the general population, they account for 25% of the population of users on Twitter. I always felt like this...
Why Are So Many Black People On Twitter?

Twitter and Facebook get on the school timetable in anti-libel lessons

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Lord McAlpine's case has prompted one headteacher to educate pupils about the dangers of social mediaIt's a school topic that seems to belong to an age far distant from home economics, 1066 and jumpers for goalposts. A school in Somerset has begun teaching 13- and 14-year-old pupils how to avoid...
Twitter and Facebook get on the school timetable in anti-libel lessons

Russia 1, United States 0: ITU Members Reject Protection Plan For Internet

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At a UN conference on Internet regulations, will nations seeking tighter control get their wish? An early attempt by the U.S. and Canada to limit governmental control over the Internet has failed. The two countries, supported by Europe, were hoping to knock the governmental-regulatation ball out of the park...
Russia 1, United States 0: ITU Members Reject Protection Plan For Internet

BMW taps Nuance for in-car speech recognition

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BMW will be the first the automaker to incorporate Nuance Communications’ new voice command and control platform into its dashboards. The German car manufacturer said today it is using Nuance’s Dragon Drive voice messaging technology in its BMW 7 Series flagship luxury sedans as well as the BMW 3 Series...
BMW taps Nuance for in-car speech recognition

ICANN Confirms That It's Going To Make It Easier For Governments To Seize Domains Around The Globe

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This just gets worse and worse. After pointing out that ICANN was missing a big (and important) opportunity by not speaking out against governments seizing domain names, we were disappointed to see ICANN release a white paper that was more of a how-to manual for governments on seizing domains. Now,...
ICANN Confirms That It's Going To Make It Easier For Governments To Seize Domains Around The Globe

You've Got (No) Mail! Major Law Firm Blocks Employee Email Access

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Cross-posted from Personal email accounts introduce possible threats to firm computers. A careless employee could open a trojan horse attachment and unleash a virus on the system. Even if the attack only infects the local drive, confidential information may be at risk. This puts firms in a bind. Either...
You've Got (No) Mail! Major Law Firm Blocks Employee Email Access

Will The ITU's Increasing Focus On Control And Surveillance Split The Internet?

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Techdirt covered the WCIT circus in Dubai in some depth last year, since important issues were at stake. As many feared, after a moment of farce, it became clear that a serious schism in the ITU was opening up -- between those who wanted the Internet largely left alone to...
Will The ITU's Increasing Focus On Control And Surveillance Split The Internet?

The Phillipines gets Facebook Zero-style free mobile access to Google services via Globe Telecom

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Globe Telecom in the Philippines is offering access to the Web and select Google services on Internet-enabled mobile phones without any data charges. The telco has launched ‘Free Zone‘ powered by Google for Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers, giving them easy and instant access to Google Search, Gmail, and Google+ on feature...
The Phillipines gets Facebook Zero-style free mobile access to Google services via Globe Telecom

Funny How Sensitive Hollywood Gets When You Threaten To Mess With Its 'Fundamental' Structure

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One of the key points in the SOPA/PIPA debate involved Hollywood -- and the MPAA's Chris Dodd and Michael O'Leary in particular -- dismissing the worries of folks in the tech industry about the rather fundamental changes that these laws would make to both the technological and legal frameworks of...
Funny How Sensitive Hollywood Gets When You Threaten To Mess With Its 'Fundamental' Structure

Google Unveils Services for Not-so-smart Phones

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Google Inc., in partnership with Philippines telecom operator Globe Telecom, will allow users of even the most basic Internet-enabled phones access to some smartphone-esque functions they once envied....
Google Unveils Services for Not-so-smart Phones

The Web Is Finally Evolving To A More Semantic Future

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Three companies have been making changes to the way people use the web. I am not talking about mobile devices as they still use the same basic internet that desktops and laptops use. I am talking about Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Each of these companies is trying to own something...
The Web Is Finally Evolving To A More Semantic Future

Land Grab! Google & Amazon Stake Claims to .blog, .search, .book

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Amazon, Google, L'Oréal and Gucci have applied for basic Internet domain names like .blog, .book, .music and .beauty. In some cases, they don't intend to share. Unless you use Google's Blogger service, for instance, you won't be able to get your-name.blog. Google aims to own that domain and every address in...
Land Grab! Google & Amazon Stake Claims to .blog, .search, .book

How the iPad Is Already Reshaping the Internet (Without Flash)

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The iPad doesn’t run Flash. If your website uses Flash, it won’t play well on the iPad. Turns out, a lot of people want their sites to look pretty on the iPad. So the internet’s already starting to look different. One of the more interesting effects of the iPhone was...
How the iPad Is Already Reshaping the Internet (Without Flash)

New media gurus launch Upworthy – their 'super basic' internet start-up

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Force behind MoveOn joins Facebook co-founder and former Onion editor to launch site fighting 'inanity' of the internetAs Upworthy's launch editors openly admit the first offering from the new website is "super-basic". It contains nothing more, so far, than a mission statement and a couple of links relating to the...
New media gurus launch Upworthy – their 'super basic' internet start-up
For slow connections and emerging markets, YouTube lowers base resolution to 144p

China censorship leaks outside Great Firewall via root server

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On Wednesday, someone from the Chilean domain registry .cl noticed that one of the DNS root servers was responding in a very strange way to queries for domain names like facebook.com, youtube.com, and twitter.com. Normally, root servers only provide a pointer to the correct set of Top Level Domain...
China censorship leaks outside Great Firewall via root server

Holmes Wilson's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week.

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First, two big wins against getting extradited from a country where you weren't breaking the law to a country where--regardless of whether you were or not--powerful enemies will almost certainly destroy your life for something awesome you did on the Internet: America! New Zealand High Court: FBI Must Release Its...
Holmes Wilson's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week.
60M Americans don't use internet, JobScout teaches them how

West Africa's technological revolution driven by mobile phones | Monica Mark

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Whether it's tracking locusts or government spending, west Africa's hi-tech firms are finding new solutions to social problemsIn 2009, businessman Femi Akinde needed to travel quickly across Nigeria. Without immediate access to the internet, it took him a day to book a plane ticket. Finding a number to make a...
West Africa's technological revolution driven by mobile phones | Monica Mark

New York Post under fire over cover featuring Boston Marathon 'suspects'

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Gawker and CBS News confirm two men pictured on Post front page are not 'suspects' in Boston Marathon bombing• Follow live updates on the Boston investigation False reports on Wednesday that a suspect had been arrested in the Boston attacks damaged the credibility of the news outlets that carried the...
New York Post under fire over cover featuring Boston Marathon 'suspects'

Patent lawsuits aimed at big and small operators threaten web freedoms

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee gave crucial testimony at the Eolas hearing, in just one of many cases seen as commercial threats to developersIn the first week of February, Sir Tim Berners-Lee stood in front of a jury in east Texas. His task was daunting: he had to invalidate a set of...
Patent lawsuits aimed at big and small operators threaten web freedoms
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