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Does your boss read your email? Open thread | Ruth Spencer

www.guardian.co.uk
Is your employer sifting through your emails and chat logs? Would you know if they were? Share your thoughts with usMost employees would be horrified if they knew that bosses were sifting through their emails. Hence the outrage at Harvard University, where central administrators secretly searched the email accounts of...
Does your boss read your email? Open thread | Ruth Spencer

The Perfect Ratio: New Hackathon Brings Ladies and Gents Together to Build Cool Products

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Ms. Koo (twitter.com) If you've ever been to a hackathon, you're probably well-acquainted with the fact that the majority of attendees and participants are usually dudes. The paucity of gender diversity in tech is a controversial issue, but one that probably won't be solved by responding to the over-saturation of Y chromosomes...
The Perfect Ratio: New Hackathon Brings Ladies and Gents Together to Build Cool Products

Mark Zuckerberg's Big Lobbying Group Accused Of 'Effectively Bribing Politicians', And 'Misleading Supporters' (FB)

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Mark Zuckerberg's new lobbying group FWD.us is getting blasted by Josh Miller, founder of Branch, an online discussion startup. After meeting with the president of Zuckerberg's lobbying group, Miller says, "FWD.us is employing questionable lobbying techniques, misleading supporters, and not being transparent about the underlying values and long-term intentions of...
Mark Zuckerberg's Big Lobbying Group Accused Of 'Effectively Bribing Politicians', And 'Misleading Supporters' (FB)

TeliaSonera will start charging Spanish mobile users extra for VoIP next month

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The Nordic mobile operator TeliaSonera will start charging its Spanish users extra for VoIP services within a month, followed by Sweden over the summer, ArcticStartup reports. Following this controversial move, smartphone owners who want to use Skype and similar services will have to pay more than the standard data charge. In...
TeliaSonera will start charging Spanish mobile users extra for VoIP next month

Copyright Fight Over Competing Abortion Videos Results In Awkward Fair Use Ruling

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Okay, let's just start out this post by noting the fact that abortion is an extremely controversial issue where people have very, very strong feelings on both sides. This post -- indirectly -- does deal with the debate over abortion, but it is not the point of the post, nor...
Copyright Fight Over Competing Abortion Videos Results In Awkward Fair Use Ruling

Iran developing "intelligent software" to censor social networks instead of blocking them completely

thenextweb.com
The Web is buzzing today over reports that Iran is developing ”intelligent software” to restrict content on popular social networks — an alternative to the country’s current solution of blocking popular networks completely. This news, which was first surfaced by 7Sobh Daily and Agence France-Presse, cites police chief Esmaeil Ahmadi Moghadam as saying that...
Iran developing "intelligent software" to censor social networks instead of blocking them completely
Social: Family Feud: Tense Thanksgiving for Facebook and George Takei

Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Web advocate

www.washingtonpost.com
Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian has accomplished what virtually no one else in Washington is doing these days: bringing the political parties together on a controversial issue. Democrats and Republicans have stepped up their support this year of Ohanian's cause of keeping the Web free of government intervention. During their conventions,...
Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Web advocate

Which drug do you take? US and the UK compared by the global drug survey

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The Guardian/Mixmag global drug survey asked 15,500 people from the US, UK and around the world about their drug use. This is what it found• Get the full data• Compare drug use in the US and UKWhich drugs do people take? The Guardian/Mixmag survey is one attempt to explain the...
Which drug do you take? US and the UK compared by the global drug survey
UK joins US in concern over employers asking for Facebook passwords
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