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2014-10-03 13:52:16     Offline and falling behind: Barriers to Internet adoption | McKinsey & Company

http://www.mckinsey.com/...ind_barriers_to_internet_adoption

More than 60 percent of the world’s population remains... removing crucial deterrents to Internet adoption, little... more than 4 billion people may be left behind.

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2014-06-12 12:36:15     Sale of postcodes data was a 'mistake' say Committee - News from Parliament - UK Parliament

http://www.parliament.uk/business/.../open-data-substantive/

Valuable data should be published and used as a public g... economy and society.

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2014-06-10 11:45:34     The coming digital anarchy - Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...he-coming-digital-anarchy.html

Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the s... threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, e... governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future w... power of any kind will dissolve?

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2014-03-16 18:27:34     Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies

http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=358

A few weeks ago a postdoc in my lab logged on to Amazon ... extra copy of Peter Lawrence’s The Making of a Fly –... developmental biology that we – and most other Drosoph... biologists – consult regularly. The book, published in... print. But

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2014-01-26 09:37:56     How open data empowers citizens of poorer nations - tech - 13 November 2013 - New Scientist

http://www.newscientist.com/...ns-of-poorer-nations.html#...

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2014-01-14 21:36:47     The Royal Society of Edinburgh | Spreading the Benefits of Digital Participation

http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/...sofDigitalParticipation.html

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2014-01-09 07:03:06     Proof Of Existence

http://www.proofofexistence.com/about/

Use our service to anonymously and securely store an onl... proof of existence for any document. Your documents are ... database or in the Bitcoin blockchain, so you don't have...
All we store is a cryptographic digest of the file, asso ...
The key adv

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2014-01-08 08:05:33     People, Not Data | Code for America

http://www.codeforamerica.org/2014/01/06/people-not-data/

I wish I could end this with a heroic call-to-action. ‮.. Do YOU want to fix our broken government?? Click here to... But I can’t. My fellowship year clarified more problem... Instead, I’ll offer a question: How can we build empat...
Well, first

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2013-12-19 15:22:09     MediaMonkey » Information » Gold

http://www.mediamonkey.com/information/gold/

Catalog your physical CDs and use the Virtual CD feature... what CDs you own and at the same time see which subset o... CDs are copied to your hard drive. Instead of tracking y... separately, the virtual CD function gives you an integra...

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2013-12-18 10:56:11     An Homage to Douglas Engelbart and a Critique of the State of Tech - NYTimes.com

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/...e-of-the-state-of-tech/?...

Everyone here will of course say they are carrying on hi... twisted interpretation. I for one carry on his work by k... outside the file, as he did.

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2013-12-17 15:16:17     The Mission to De-Centralize the Internet : The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/...o-decentralize-the-internet.html

internet-290.jpg
In the nineteen-seventies, the Internet was a small, dec ...
This is not the Internet we know today. Nearly two decad ...

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2013-12-03 08:12:13     End of Moore's Law: It's not just about physics | Business Tech - CNET News

http://news.cnet.com/...ores-law-its-not-just-about-physics/

A DARPA director argues that the end of the Moore's Law ... essentially why you now have a tablet in your hand -- co... because of insurmountable economic challenges.

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2013-11-29 18:53:29     Technology didn't kill middle class jobs, public policy did | Dean Baker | Comment is free | theguardian.com

http://www.theguardian.com/...ology-middle-class-jobs-policy

A widely held view in elite circles is that the rapid ri... the United States over the last three decades is an unfo...
These were jobs where people with limited education used ...
This story is comforting to elites, because it means tha ...
That's a ni

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2013-10-12 11:46:11     BBC News - Imagine a world without shops or factories

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23990211

Continue reading the main story
"The 20th Century was about dozens of markets of million ...
Joe Kraus, dotcom pioneer

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2013-09-17 20:03:46     Fairphone | A seriously cool smartphone. Putting social values first.

http://www.fairphone.com/

Fairphone is a social enterprise. We started in 2010 as ... society, Action Aid and Schrijf-Schrijf, aimed at raisin... conflict minerals in electronics and the wars that the s... minerals is fueling in the DR Congo. The campaign and re... complex sup

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2013-09-16 13:23:17     BBC News - Online shopping: The pensioner who started a home shopping revolution

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24091393

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2013-03-24 17:56:58     ACM SIGMOD Blog » Stop publishing so much already!

http://wp.sigmod.org/?p=832

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2013-03-24 14:03:40     How Kickstarter will kill Open Source | London Python developer/AWS devop engineer

https://10kblogger.wordpress.com/...r-will-kill-open-source/

The question of what happens to the surplus is really ir... is one specific project. The idea is interesting. If thi... different software projects, I think we might find more ... the part of developers to implement certain large pieces...
Alternative

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2013-03-24 08:54:52     Utilities: Google's Google problem | The Economist

http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/201.../utilities

What Google has actually done is create a powerful infra... shape of that infrastructure influences everything that ... influences the allocation of mental resources of everyon...
That's a lot of power to put in the hands of a company t ...
But in the

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2013-03-23 15:24:53     Jay Parkinson, The Doctor Is In (Well, Logged In) - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/...ctor-is-in-well-logged-in.html?...

Dr. Parkinson’s start-up isn’t a new app or social n... founder of Sherpaa, a Web site that operates like a virt... office, examining patients by e-mail and text message.
“We’re using the Internet to reinvent health care,†...
Have a mysterious

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2013-03-03 08:58:46     Dictionary + algorithm + PoD t-shirt printer + lucrative meme = rape t-shirts on Amazon | I Am Pete Ashton

http://iam.peteashton.com/keep-calm-rape-tshirt-amazon/

The world around us is increasingly governed by these al... annoyingly dumb and some freakishly intelligent. Because... generally mimic decisions that used to be made directly ... tendency to humanise the results and can easily be horri...
Douglass Ru

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2013-02-11 23:38:59     Amazon unpacked - FT.com

http://www.ft.com/...5c-70bd-11e2-85d0-00144feab49a.html#...

he online giant is creating thousands of UK jobs, so why... less than happy?

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2013-02-09 13:53:44     MPs call for Government to consider ending use of Cloud amid concerns that US authorities can access information - News - Gadgets & Tech - The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/...ess-information-8473693.html

The Government should consider stopping sharing intellig... the US and end the use of Cloud computing due to concern... personal information about British citizens can be spied...
The warning comes during a Whitehall drive for governmen ...
US law allo

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2013-02-09 09:27:30     About | Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People

http://darkpatterns.org/vision/

DarkPatterns.org was set up by Harry Brignull. Dark Patt... interfaces that are intended to trick people. The purpos... to spread awareness, and to name and shame sites that us...

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2013-02-09 09:23:16     Outlawed by Amazon DRM « Martin Bekkelund

http://www.bekkelund.net/2012/10/22/outlawed-by-amazon-drm/

A couple of days a go, my friend Linn sent me an e-mail,... frustrated: Amazon just closed her account and wiped her... notice. Without explanation. This is DRM at it’s worst.
Linn travels a lot and therefore has, or should I say ha ...

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2013-02-09 09:22:28     Amazon makes UK publishers pay 20% VAT on ebook sales | Books | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...forces-publishers-pay-vat-ebook

Amazon is forcing British publishers to cover the cost o... on ebook sales – even though the true VAT cost to the ... only a fraction of that amount under its generous Luxemb... regime.
The firm is able to wield such power over publishers bec ...

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2013-02-05 12:24:12     The Internal Memo That Allowed IBM's Female Employees to Get Married - Rebecca J. Rosen - The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive.../272832/#...

So were you able to keep your job when you got married?
I did get married on the sly. And then in 1951 they ...
The "law" Kolchin refers to is not so much a law but a c ...
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2013-01-30 08:09:08     Share a secret - One Time

https://onetimesecret.com/

When you send people passwords and private links via ema... are copies of that information stored in many places. If... link instead, the information persists for a single view... can't be read by someone else later. This allows you to ... information

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2013-01-28 10:15:47     Internet access declared a basic right in Germany | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 27.01.2013

http://www.dw.de/internet-access-declared-a-ba.../a-16553916

A top German court has ruled that people can sue their I... for damages if connection is lost. The court has ruled t... Internet represents a basic need in modern society.

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2013-01-19 09:48:33     BBC News - Has chip and pin had its day?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21085738

Ross Anderson, an academic in the Computer Laboratory at...
"It's a complete non-starter," he told the BBC.
"You can't just change all the systems because you come ...
He does however agree that there are "significant risks" ...
"I personally won't use

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