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Cyberculture agenda: FCC Proposal to end Net Neutrality… How the Russian surveillance state works….Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights…

In Uncategorized on April 24, 2014 at 15:13

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FCC Proposal Would End Net Neutrality as We Know It

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The FCC has announced that it will propose Internet regulations that would allow online content providers to negotiate for preferential treatment from Internet service providers, potentially undermining the principles of net neutrality.

Brazil’s Senate unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation that protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of U.S. spying revelations
How Iran’s Gadget Bloggers Became Victims of the Revolutionary Guard

Narenji (“Orange”) was Iran’s top website for gadget news, edited daily by a team of tech bloggers who worked from a cramped office in the country’s city of Kerman. The site was targeted at Iran’s growing audience of technology enthusiasts. Like Gizmodo or Engadget in the United States, it had a simple but popular formula: mixed reviews of the latest Android and iPhones, summaries of new Persian-language apps and downloads, as well as the latest Internet memes (such as the ever-popular “An Incredible Painted Portrait of Morgan Freeman Drawn with a Finger on the iPad“).

How the Russian surveillance state works

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In case you (like Edward Snowden) want to know about the full scope of Russia’s program of mass domestic and international surveillance, World Policy’s overview of the Russian surveillance state is brilliant and terrifying. As Snowden said, “I blew the whistle on the NSA’s surveillance practices not because I believed that the United States was uniquely at fault, but because I believe that mass surveillance of innocents – the construction of enormous, state-run surveillance time machines that can turn back the clock on the most intimate details of our lives – is a threat to all people, everywhere, no matter who runs them.”

Reddit’s /r/technology demoted over scandal of secret censorship that blocked Internet freedom stories

 

Alan sez, “According to various media reports (e.g. BBC) the technology subreddit has scrubbed its moderator team after users discovered that the sub was holding a secret censorship list of banned words that included ‘National Security Agency’, ‘GCHQ’, ‘Anonymous’, ‘anti-piracy’, ‘Bitcoin’, ‘Snowden’, ‘net neutrality’, ‘EU Court’, ‘startup’ and ‘Assange’.

 

New Technologies and Open Educational Resources
Source: European Parliamentary Research Service Background: Open educational resources (OERs) first appeared within the wider ‘Openness’ movement in the mid 1980s, based on the assumption that knowledge should be disseminated and shared freely through the Internet for the benefit of society as a whole. OERs consist of teaching, learning or research

How Semantic Search Drives Marketing [SLIDESHARE]

The idea that a digital service (search) could change the way we behave as people would normally be ludicrous to consider. Before semantic search came along Google (and every other search engine) was busy indexing websites and struggling to sort through relevant information so that they could surface spam-free, high quality results in response to a search query

 

how #myNYPD treats 16 year olds who say “no” to being stopped and frisked:https://t.co/awb00Qxeon http://ift.tt/1mB523f

— DefendedInTheStreets (@KimaniFilm) April 22, 2014

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