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2016-06-12 19:49:06     The End of Reflection - The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/...logy-phones-introspection.html?...

If the data is any indication, most of us use our phones... think: Participants estimated an average of 37 uses thro... (anything that turns on the screen, from hitting snooze ...
Continue reading the main story
If you are awake for 16 hours, turning o

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2016-05-23 09:16:50     Standards revealed for Scottish government’s ‘mygov.scot’ platform » Digital By Default News

http://www.digitalbydefaultnews.co.uk/...ygov-scot-platform/

A set of standards to drive the Scottish Government’s ... online platform has been released.
The document runs through the minimum standards required ...
It outlines 21 criteria that should be attained in creat ...
Other standards include a requirement

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2016-04-29 09:54:19    

https://theintercept.com/...ekness-fear-and-self-censorship/

A newly published study from Oxford’s Jon Penney provi... evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocat... existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and confor... free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington ... described this phenomenon: “If we think that authoriti...

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2015-09-19 18:30:03     Evernote, the first dead unicorn - Business Insider

http://uk.businessinsider.com/...e-first-dead-unicorn-2015-9

The lesson for management teams at other unicorns is cle... Forget worrying about whether you're going to be around ... refocus on making products that people want that will ma...

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2015-08-11 10:55:25     Stop calling it the “Sharing Economy.” That isn’t what it is. | Olivier Blanchard

http://olivierblanchard.net/...economy-that-isnt-what-it-is/

“I need a car to pick me up at my hotel and take me to... as collaborative as “my yard looks like crap and I rea... cheap landscaper.” You’re talking about buying and s...
Let me ask you this: if someone pushed out an escort-boo ...
Context mat

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2015-07-29 08:53:02     The Woman Finding Tech Jobs for the World's Poorest People | WIRED

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/leila-janah-samagroup/

Fresh out of Harvard in 2005, Leila Janah landed a job a... consultant. One of her first assignments took her to Mum... traveled by auto-rickshaw to a sleek outsourcing center ...
“There aren’t any unions for online workers. They ha ...
Janah, 32,

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2015-07-23 17:53:06    

ttps://medium.com/bad-w.../the-servitude-bubble-c9e998c437c6

In this essay, I want to offer a competing narrative to ...

Here’s my tiny theory. There’s gold in them thar hil ...

I’m going to call it a Servitude Bubble. For the simpl ...

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2015-04-22 08:26:32     We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership | WIRED

http://www.wired.com/2015/04/dmca-ownership-john-deere/

In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delus... Deere—the world’s largest agricultural machinery mak... Copyright Office that farmers don’t own their tractors... code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers ... implied lic

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2015-04-06 11:54:42     The Horror of Amazon’s New Dash Button - The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/...orror-of-amazons-new-dash-button

Amazon’s new Dash Button, which will allow shoppers to... used domestic products like laundry detergent or paper t... click of a real-life button, is not a joke. Many people ... mostly because the announcement came the day before Apri... also becaus

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2014-12-10 09:45:25     Shanley Kane of Model View Culture Challenges a “Corrupt” Silicon Valley | MIT Technology Review

http://www.technologyreview.com/...itique-of-silicon-valley/

The Valley has bought into the idea of itself as a merit... self-starting, bootstrapping geniuses so much better and... anyone else in the world that they deserve wildly dispro... opportunities for wealth and power. The problem is that ... opposite of

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2014-12-10 09:42:29     Did You Know: Demographics on Technical Women | National Center for Women & Information Technology

http://www.ncwit.org/...ou-know-demographics-technical-women

Women currently hold more than 51% of all professional o...
In 1991, women held 37% of all computing-related occupat ...
Women comprise 34% of web developers; 23% of programmers ...
Women hold 19% of CIO positions at Fortune 250 companies ...
Among the t

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2014-10-30 17:17:40     About Us - Hive.co.uk

http://www.hive.co.uk/about-us/

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2014-10-07 09:47:09     Exclusive: Hundreds Of Devices Hidden Inside New York City Phone Booths

http://www.buzzfeed.com/...idden-inside-new-york-city-ph#...

A company that controls thousands of New York City’s p... advertising displays has planted tiny radio transmitters... “beacons” — devices that can be used to track peop... — in hundreds of pay phone booths in Manhattan, BuzzFe...
And it’s

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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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