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How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist — The Startup — Medium
When using technology, we often focus optimistically on all the things it does for us. But I want to show you where it might do the opposite. Where does technology exploit our minds’ weaknesses?
Design  Psychology  Internet  SocialMedia  Apps 
may 2016 by amil
Project Cybersyn
Project Cybersyn was a Chilean attempt in the years 1971–1973 (during the government of President Salvador Allende) to construct a top-down command and control decision support system to aid in the management of the national economy.
phd  internet  hsitory 
october 2012 by amil
New homes and jobs through 'Open Source Planning'
'Open Source Planning', our planning green paper, outlines proposals to use 'open source democracy' and neighbourhood involvement to encourage sustainable development.
politics  internet  discourse  planning 
september 2012 by amil
Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered. | The Trichordist
Recently Emily White, an intern at NPR All Songs Considered and GM of what appears to be her college radio station, wrote a post on the NPR blog in which she acknowledged that while she had 11,000 songs in her music library, she’s only paid for 15 CDs in her life. Our intention is not to embarrass or shame her. We believe young people like Emily White who are fully engaged in the music scene are the artist’s biggest allies. We also believe–for reasons we’ll get into–that she has been been badly misinformed by the Free Culture movement. We only ask the opportunity to present a countervailing viewpoint.
internet  music  piracy 
june 2012 by amil
IBM SAGE
History of SAGE computer used by US during cold war.
IBM  computer  internet  history  Q32 
may 2012 by amil
The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)
The UK Council for Child Internet Safety brings together over 170 organisations and individuals from government, industry, law enforcement, academia and charities, including parenting groups. Our aim is to work in partnership to keep children and young people safe online.
internet  schools  phd 
december 2011 by amil
Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
The website offers background material and explanations of the law for people whose websites deal with topics such as Fan Fiction, Copyright, Domain Names and Trademarks, Anonymous Speech, and Defamation.
copyright  internet  phd 
october 2011 by amil
In Depth: Real Detection Of Virtual Crime | UK Police News - Police Oracle
Det Supt Charlie McMurdie exudes an energy rivalled only by the power of the digital highway her team polices - despite spending the night chasing the LulzSec hackers responsible for the recent SOCA website break-in.
uk  internet  crime  phd 
september 2011 by amil
Greg's Cable Map
Greg's Cable Map is an attempt to consolidate all the available information about the undersea communications infrastructure. The initial data was harvested from Wikipedia, and further information was gathere by simply googling and transcribing as much data as possible into a useful format, namely a rich geocoded format.
internet  maps  visualization 
july 2011 by amil
Opening of the e-G8 Forum - French Presidency of the G-8
Address by the President of France at the opening of the e-G8 Forum
sarkozy  internet 
may 2011 by amil
Upside-Down-Ternet
My neighbours are stealing my wireless internet access. I could encrypt it or alternately I could have fun.
internet  networking 
march 2011 by amil
Cyber-Libertarianism: The Case for Real Internet Freedom
We are attempting to articulate the core principles of cyber-libertarianism to provide the public and policymakers with a better understanding of this alternative vision for ordering the affairs of cyberspace.
internet  politics  philiosophy 
march 2011 by amil
Technology Liberation Front
The Technology Liberation Front is the tech policy blog dedicated to keeping politicians' hands off the 'net and everything else related to technology.
blog  politics  internet  law 
march 2011 by amil
Cloud Wars Baffle Simmering Cyber Lawyers - Bret Swanson - Maximum Entropy - Forbes
Writing over at Forbes, Bret Swanson notes that the progression of information technology history isn’t going so well for those Net pessimists who, not so long ago, predicted that the sky was set to fall on consumers and that digital innovation was dying.
internet  law  politics 
march 2011 by amil
freedomboxfoundation
Freedom Box is the name we give to a personal server running a free software operating system, with free applications designed to create and preserve personal privacy. Freedom Box software is particularly tailored to run in "plug servers," which are compact computers that are no larger than power adapters for electronic appliances.
privacy  internet  freedom  plugcomputing 
february 2011 by amil
Prepared Statement of Vinton G. Cerf - 14/06/2006
Prepared Statement of Vinton G. Cerf Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist Google Inc. United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on Reconsidering our Communications Laws Wednesday, June 14, 2006
neutrality  internet 
february 2011 by amil
Obama may get power to shut down Internet without court oversight | Raw Story
The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act was introduced last year by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in an effort to combat cyber-crime and the threat of online warfare and terrorism.
politics  internet  censorship 
january 2011 by amil
Evgeny Morozov: How democracy slipped through the net | Technology | The Guardian
The author of The Net Delusion has serious doubts about the web's ability to bring change to oppressive regimes – and he's inspiring a new generation of cyber-sceptics.
internet  guardian  culture  democracy 
january 2011 by amil
The Political Power of Social Media | Foreign Affairs
Discussion of the political impact of social media has focused on the power of mass protests to topple governments. In fact, social media's real potential lies in supporting civil society and the public sphere -- which will produce change over years and decades, not weeks or months.
politics  internet  wikileaks  twitter 
december 2010 by amil
Is Net Neutrality Really Needed? - Slashdot
An opinion piece over at the Wall Street Journal lays out an alternate theory on why we have new regulations from the FCC on Net Neutrality. There is a lot of talk about this subject, particularly among the tech sector. Most of the talk centers around preventing companies from charging more for traffic or black holing other traffic. However, the question should be asked, is granting control over the Internet to political appointees the way to go? Regardless of your political point of view shouldn't the Internet remain free from regulation?
internet  slashdot  regulation 
december 2010 by amil
TPB AFK | The Pirate Bay – Away From Keyboard
TPB AFK is a documentary about three computer addicts who redefined the world of media distribution with their hobby homepage The Pirate Bay.
blog  documentaries  internet 
december 2010 by amil
M-Lab | Welcome to Measurement Lab
Measurement Lab (M-Lab) is an open, distributed server platform for researchers to deploy Internet measurement tools. The goal of M-Lab is to advance network research and empower the public with useful information about their broadband connections. By enhancing Internet transparency, M-Lab helps sustain a healthy, innovative Internet.
broadband  internet  analysis  measurement  isp  tool 
july 2010 by amil
Access Controlled
The book, a project from the OpenNet Initiative (ONI), a collaboration of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies, Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and the SecDev Group, offers six substantial chapters that analyze Internet control in both Western and Eastern Europe and a section of shorter regional reports and country profiles drawn from material gathered by the ONI around the world through a combination of technical interrogation and field research methods.
privacy  internet  book 
january 2010 by amil

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