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Plans for 3D-printed gun downloaded 100,000 times; State Department in contact with Defense Distributed

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Plans for the 3D-printed gun developed by Defense Distributed have been downloaded 100,000 times, reports Forbes's Andy Greenberg. The State Department, Greenberg also reports, has sent the company a letter, calling for them to take down the computer-aided design, or CAD, files, citing a potential violation of export control laws....
Plans for 3D-printed gun downloaded 100,000 times; State Department in contact with Defense Distributed

In search of "Internet freedom"

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At the end of the Global Voices Summit in Santiago, Chile earlier this month, Ethan Zuckerman and I led a session in which we asked everybody in the room to help answer a question: "How do we keep the Internet open and free?" In his blog post titled "How big...
In search of "Internet freedom"
Dude, This Diplomat's No Stiff

Hillary Clinton Helps Silicon Valley on Her Way Out the Door

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The Alliance for an Affordable Internet, backed by the State Department and Silicon Valley, aims to bring easier Internet access to Africa...
Hillary Clinton Helps Silicon Valley on Her Way Out the Door

Eric Schmidt Talks About His North Korea Visit: Global Internet Access Is The Key

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The Google Chief visited the strict dictatorship with Bill Richardson, among others. Eric Schmidt's three-day visit to North Korea has ended. The trip, which elicited frowns from the U.S. State Department, was described by him as "a private visit to North Korea to talk about the free and open...
Eric Schmidt Talks About His North Korea Visit: Global Internet Access Is The Key

Anne-Marie Slaughter on female workplace equality: it's about men, too

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If we want to change the equation for women in the workplace, then we need to include men too. That’s the message Anne-Marie Slaughter had for the mostly-female crowd at SXSW on Saturday in Austin: Gender equality is up to men, too. Slaughter made serious waves last summer — a...
Anne-Marie Slaughter on female workplace equality: it's about men, too

Google Ideas helps launch counter-radicalization “Against Violent Extremism” network

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Today on The Official Google Blog, the company unveiled its next step for the Google Ideas think tank run by former ‘Twitterer in Chief’ of the State department Jared Cohen. In the post, Google announced it would be supporting the AVE (Against Violent Extremism), a new online network created...
Google Ideas helps launch counter-radicalization “Against Violent Extremism” network

State Department unveils Innovation in Arms Control Challenge winners

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The State Department sought submissions from the public on how to use modern technology to help solve some of the world's most pressing arms control and international security problems. [Read more]...
State Department unveils Innovation in Arms Control Challenge winners

U.S. State Department cancels $16.5M Kindle contract

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The U.S Department of State has withdrawn plans to place a US$16.5 million order on Amazon.com for its Kindle Touch devices along with content management, and logistics, stating that it intends to conduct additional market research and re-examine its requirements for the program....
U.S. State Department cancels $16.5M Kindle contract

State opposes Google chairman's trip to North Korea

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U.S. State Department tells Eric Schmidt the timing is not right for the humanitarian mission, Reuters reports. [Read more]...
State opposes Google chairman's trip to North Korea

A Palestinian-American discovers that the State Department allows Israel to define his national identity

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A Palestinian-American discovers that the State Department allows Israel to define his national identity

Pretending That Instructions To Print A Gun Aren't Out There Won't Change The Reality That They Are

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We recently had an article about how intellectual property makes people pretend to be stupid, by forcing us to pretend that digital works act in the same way as physical products do, even though we know that they don't. This seems silly, but it goes beyond just copyright. There's been...
Pretending That Instructions To Print A Gun Aren't Out There Won't Change The Reality That They Are

State Department revokes $16.5M Kindle contract offer

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After asking Amazon to negotiate a no-bid contract to provide U.S. embassies with at least 2,500 loaded Kindle Touches, the government cancels the plan. [Read more]...
State Department revokes $16.5M Kindle contract offer

State Department Offers Helpful Guidelines On How Not to Get Catfished

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(Photo: sportsgrid) The Manti Te’o scam, which revealed that the supposedly dead girlfriend of a Notre Dame football player had never really existed, sparked a maelstrom of hype about the dangers of online dating. The New York Post even discovered a Second Life-type virtual reality world where people can have–gasp–virtual sex!...
State Department Offers Helpful Guidelines On How Not to Get Catfished

US State Department makes the switch to Google Chrome. RIP Internet Explorer?

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During a Town Hall meeting for the State Department, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked a pretty geeky question about what the offices could do about the slow update process everyone has to endure with Internet Explorer, which is currently the Internet browser of choice in its global offices....
US State Department makes the switch to Google Chrome. RIP Internet Explorer?

Countdown to Dive Into Mobile (Plus Some Livestreaming for Those Who Can't Make It IRL)

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D: Dive Into Mobile kicks off in less than one week, and we at team #dmobile (hashtag alert!) are ready to go. Mobile leaders from Google, Facebook, Nokia, Verizon Wireless, Pandora, Mozilla, WhatsApp, Telefonica and more are set to join us in conversation on stage on Oct. 29 and 30...
Countdown to Dive Into Mobile (Plus Some Livestreaming for Those Who Can't Make It IRL)

Trying to make 3D-printed guns un-happen is admirable, but futile

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What do you do when someone has done something bad and you know there’s nothing you can do to stop them, but you’re in a position of authority and you have to try anyway? You brave humiliation, as the U.S. State Department just did when it told 3D-printed gun designer...
Trying to make 3D-printed guns un-happen is admirable, but futile

"Opinion Space" tech used by State Department

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"Opinion Space" tech used by State Department

Eric Schmidt's Next Stop? Myanmar

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The Google exec's visit comes after his controversial trip to North Korea. Google's Eric Schmidt is heading to Myanmar. The company's executive chairman will visit the slowly-opening country as part of a trip to "several countries in Asia to connect with local partners," a Google spokesman told the Wall...
Eric Schmidt's Next Stop? Myanmar

Kissing The Mark Pincus Zynga Ring

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Two big stories popped about Zynga in the last 24 hours. Businessweek says Zynga will do $450 million in revenue in 2010, which is actually less than some of the higher end speculation about the company, and quotes sources saying that Zynga spends between $5 million and $8 million per...
Kissing The Mark Pincus Zynga Ring

biNu Partners With US State Dept. To Distribute English-Language Learning Materials

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The US Department of State and mobile startup biNu just announced that they’re working together in a public-private partnership. It’s not, perhaps, the most obvious partnership, but biNu says that its app platform for feature phones and lower-end smartphones is already used by an audience of 4 million people, largely...
biNu Partners With US State Dept. To Distribute English-Language Learning Materials

Obama Administration: ACTA Is Binding & Don't Worry Your Pretty Little Heads About TPP

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We've covered how Senator Wyden has been pressing the administration on ACTA and TPP concerning the process behind both agreements. The State Department has now responded by admitting that ACTA is, in fact, binding on the United States. Under international law, the ACTA is a legally binding international agreement. By...
Obama Administration: ACTA Is Binding & Don't Worry Your Pretty Little Heads About TPP

Is inflight videochat in the US illegal? United Airlines thinks so

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Boing Boing partner John Battelle was on a WiFi-enabled flight last night, and wanted to say bedtime-goodnight to his kids using videochat. Lots of parents tuck their kids into bed over video when they're far from home. What gentler, more loving example of the power of the internet could there...
Is inflight videochat in the US illegal? United Airlines thinks so

Booting Up: Long Form Edition

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T-shirts and "long form" Snuggie coming soon (Facebook) President Obama gets a Facebook timeline, pokes fun at birthers with "made in the USA" coffee mug [The New York Times] Real online pirates steal $228,000 worth of Bitcoins from eight users on one vulnerable server [Ars Technica] The U.S. State Department...
Booting Up: Long Form Edition

Wikileaks launches searchable archive of government records

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The searchable database includes a new collection of diplomatic records from the 1970s and more recent State Department memos. [Read more]...
Wikileaks launches searchable archive of government records

U.S. State Department pulls plug on big Kindle contract

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Well, here’s a very peculiar story with an odd twist. Two months ago we reported that the U.S. Department of State had planned to award a 5-year, $16.5 million contract to Amazon.com to put tens of thousands of Kindle electronic readers into educational centers around the world. The goal was to...
U.S. State Department pulls plug on big Kindle contract

State Department Wants To Troll Terrorists Online

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It's no secret that various extremists and terrorists groups use the internet just like everyone else. And, of course, there are places where they communicate. Some politicians, like Joe Lieberman, think that the way you should respond to this is by having companies censor any account that appears to be...
State Department Wants To Troll Terrorists Online

The morning lowdown: Facebook ads, mobile videogames, Time Inc. subscriptions

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Apple, Time Inc. solve their subscription squabble (All Things Digital) Facebook preps “Facebook Exchange” for real-time bidding (GigaOM) State Department speaks out on Amazon Kindle deal (paidContent) Turf war erupts in red-hot mobile videogames (WSJ) What Facebook knows (MIT Technology...
The morning lowdown: Facebook ads, mobile videogames, Time Inc. subscriptions

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

Video Chat on the Plane? Illegal? OK? Legal Gray Area?

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I'm writing this at around 36,000 feet, on a United Airlines flight between New York and San Francisco. That's not so unusual - anymore - Wifi had been on planes for over a year now, and I've grown accustomed to the service. Why? Well, because my family al so has...
Video Chat on the Plane? Illegal? OK? Legal Gray Area?
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