from …My heart’s in Accra by Ethan
The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT, pronounced “wicket”) opened Monday in Dubai. If you’re heard about the conference, it’s likely because many articulate and smart proponents of an open internet have been waving arms and warning of the potential dangers that may come from this meeting. Fight For the Future, an organization focused on mobilizing individuals to the defense of a free and open internet, have switched the Internet Defense League’s vaunted “cat signal“, urging supporters to stop an internet coup by theInternational Telecommunications Union, the UN agency responsible for communication technologies.
from EFF.org Updates by Mitch Stoltz
The U.S. and other governments are meeting yet again to hash out the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), this time in New Zealand. International trade agreements may seem far removed from our daily lives. Why should people in the U.S. take action against TPP?
from Wired Top Stories by David Kravets
There’s a lot of sky-is-falling doomsday predictions about the World Conference on International Telecommunications, which opens Monday in Dubai with some 190-plus nations discussing the global internet’s future.
from Wired Top Stories by Robert McMillan
It’s becoming the trademark move of failing regimes: silence your critics and cripple their communications by cutting off the internet. Libya did it. Egypt too. And last week, Syria pulled the plug on its own internet system. According to new research from network monitoring company Renesys, it could just as easily happen in many other countries too, including Greenland, Yemen, and Ethiopia.
from The Official Google Blog by A Googler
Starting in 1973, when my colleagues and I proposed the technology behind the Internet, we advocated for an open standard to connect computer networks together. This wasn’t merely philosophical; it was also practical.
Our protocols were designed to make the networks of the Internet non-proprietary and interoperable. They avoided “lock-in,” and allowed for contributions from many sources. This openness is why the Internet creates so much value today. Because it is borderless and belongs to everyone, it has brought unprecedented freedoms to billions of people worldwide: the freedom to create and innovate, to organize and influence, to speak and be heard.
from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick
from Mashable! by Samantha Murphy
from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick
from EFF.org Updates by Erik Bauman and Eva Galperin and Kurt Opsahl and Peter Eckersley
Tomorrow, as the Senate Judiciary Committee considers reforming the decades-old federal email privacy law, the personal Inboxes and love lives of senior military and intelligence figures may be on that august body’s mind. When the FBI pored through the personal lives of CIA Director David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell, Jill Kelly and General John Allen, citizens across the land began to wonder how the FBI could get that kind of information, both legally and technically.
from social media vb by Jason A Howie
These top 7 Chrome extensions will help Content Managers stay on top of current trends and provide valuable time savers. By helping with content proofing, SEO/SERP, and background research, Content Managers can stay better focused and be more productive.
from The Next Web by Paul Sawers
from iRevolution by Patrick Meier
“Predicting Information Credibility in Time-Sensitive Social Media” is one of this year’s most interesting and important studies on “information forensics”. The analysis, co-authored by my QCRI colleague ChaTo Castello, will be published in Internet Research and should be required reading for anyone interested in the role of social media for emergency management and humanitarian response. The authors study disaster tweets and find that there are measurable diﬀerences in the way they propagate. They show that “these diﬀerences are related to the news-worthiness and credibility of the information conveyed,” a finding that en-abled them to develop an automatic and remarkably accurate way to identify credible information on Twitter.
from The Next Web by Mez Breeze
from All Facebook by David Cohen
PSY’s Gangnam Style passes Justin Bieber’s Baby to become YouTube’s most watched video at 805M views
from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski