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Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

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In less than a month since the Russian authorities created the blacklist of websites distributing illegal content, Google’s services have been put there and blocked several times. Since November 1, Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor can order local hosting providers and ISPs to block access to any website by putting it...
Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

Facebook Poke and the Tedium of Success Theater

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Facebook Poke and the Tedium of Success Theater: Jenna Wortham on the rise of Snapchat-esque communication for The New York Times: These applications are the opposite of groomed; they practically require imperfection, a sloppiness and a grittiness that conveys a sense of realness, something I've been craving in my communication....
Facebook Poke and the Tedium of Success Theater

Microsoft Surface Allows People to Create

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The iPad, for all it's glory, suffers from one very distinct flaw: It's difficult to use for creation. Microsoft is going after this imperfection and has made it a staple of the new tablet, the Microsoft Surface....
Microsoft Surface Allows People to Create
RIM confirms it licensed BlackBerry 10 camera timeline features from Scalado
Brands Give Facebook F-Commerce an F

Yahoo Gives Its Homepage A Risky But Overdue Facelift

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While a homepage redesign would hardly be noteworthy when it comes to most any other site on the web, for Yahoo, it's a revolution. Yahoo doesn't change early or often, but with a much-needed update to its cluttered web hub, the company's bright-eyed newish CEO continues to pick up the...
Yahoo Gives Its Homepage A Risky But Overdue Facelift
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Stanford engineers find work around for barriers to carbon nanotube computers

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We've been waiting, rather patiently we might add, for carbon nanotubes to really start making a difference in our computing lives. That day has yet to pass, but researchers at Stanford are making good progress. Breakthroughs have been coming at a steady pace over the last several years, but...
Stanford engineers find work around for barriers to carbon nanotube computers

Evgeny Morozov: 'We are abandoning all the checks and balances'

www.guardian.co.uk
Technology writer Evgeny Morozov on the political dangers of the internet, why newspapers are great - and his personal means of escapeEvgeny Morozov is a Belarus-born technology writer who has held positions at Stanford and Georgetown universities in the US. His first book, The Net Delusion, argued that "Western do-gooders...
Evgeny Morozov: 'We are abandoning all the checks and balances'

Keen On... Morozoved: To Save Everything, Insult Here [TCTV]

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[tc_5min code="517730266"] Wielding a scalpel as sharp as the most acidic SNL scriptwriter, Morozov has turned his intellect against such illustrious tech thinkers as Tim O’Reilly, Jeff Jarvis and Steven Johnson. To be “Morozoved” is to be savaged in 16,000 word critiques that seek to destroy the reputations of Silicon...
Keen On... Morozoved: To Save Everything, Insult Here [TCTV]
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