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Turkey blocks access to Twitter and YouTube over hostage photos

Turkey blocks access to Twitter and YouTube over hostage photos | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Turkey's increasingly hardline government on Monday blocked access to the website over the image of an Istanbul prosecutor held hostage
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Why People With Multicultural Experience Are More Creative

Why People With Multicultural Experience Are More Creative | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
A person who has immersed themselves in another culture has the openness and cognitive flexibility to make your organization more creative.

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Why Open Source Misses the Point of Free Software - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation

Why Open Source Misses the Point of Free Software - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
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How social media affects protest movements: It’s complicated

How social media affects protest movements: It’s complicated | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
In a new research paper, sociologist Zeynep Tufekci argues that while social media can empower dissidents and make it easier to organize, governments are getting smarter — and the same things that make such tools useful also have a downside
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Iran's judiciary moves to block phone and messaging services LINE, WhatsApp and Tango

Iran's judiciary moves to block phone and messaging services LINE, WhatsApp and Tango | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's official IRNA news agency says the judiciary has ordered three personal communication apps blocked, a decision President Hassan Rouhani's administration has long opposed
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Who’s the true enemy of internet freedom - China, Russia, or the US?

Who’s the true enemy of internet freedom - China, Russia, or the US? | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Evgeny Morozov: Beijing and Moscow are rightly chastised for restricting their citizens’ online access – but it’s the US that is now even more aggressive in asserting its digital sovereignty
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We need open models, not just open data - O'Reilly Radar

We need open models, not just open data - O'Reilly Radar | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Writing my post about AI and summoning the demon led me to re-read a number of articles on Cathy O'Neil's excellent mathbabe blog. I highlighted a point Cathy...
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Open access - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Open access - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Open access comes in two degrees: gratis open access, which is free online access, and libre open access, which is free online access plus some additional usage rights. These additional usage rights are often granted through the use of various specific Creative Commons licenses.

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The European Parliament Just Voted To Break Up Google

The European Parliament Just Voted To Break Up Google | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The EU just passed the historic vote.
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EU net neutrality law, almost a done deal, may face restart

EU net neutrality law, almost a done deal, may face restart | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
With a new European Commission having taken the place of the one that proposed the Telecom Package, and with that bundle of laws not having achieved final approval yet, hard-won battles may need to be fought again.
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A picture of social revolutions | Augusto de Franco | TEDxLiberdade - YouTube

A picture of social revolutions | Augusto de Franco | TEDxLiberdade - YouTube | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. As humans, how do we interact with one another to improve our lives...
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Obama to the FCC: Adopt ‘the strongest possible rules’ on net neutrality, including Title II

Obama to the FCC: Adopt ‘the strongest possible rules’ on net neutrality, including Title II | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
President Obama's statement his the clearest yet, urging his top telecom regulator to reclassify broadband providers as a utility.
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Turkey's 'family' ministry wants to ban Minecraft -- just like it did with 4Chan | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff Grubb

Turkey's 'family' ministry wants to ban Minecraft -- just like it did with 4Chan | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff Grubb | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Minecraft is one of the world’s most successful games, but a Turkish family agency isn’t happy about that.
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About China's Internet Censorship

About China's Internet Censorship | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

In the Republic of China there are approx. 650 million Internet users, of which 86 % mobile. This is probably the largest online population on the planet, and all network functions within China, in...

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Zero-rating - [Wikipedia]

Zero-rating

Zero-rating ("toll-free data") is the practice of mobile network operators (MNO) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) to not charge end customers for a well defined volume of data by specific applications or internet services via the MNO's Wireless network in limited or metered data plans and tariffs.

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The Global Geography of Internet Addiction

The Global Geography of Internet Addiction | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
In a new study, Brazilians were the most likely to report spending every waking hour on the web, with Nigerians and South Africans not far behind.
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The Countries With the Most and Least Internet Freedom

The Countries With the Most and Least Internet Freedom | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
A new study shows who can browse as they please and who can’t.
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U.S. Social-Media Giants Are Resisting Russia Censors

U.S. Social-Media Giants Are Resisting Russia Censors | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Facebook, Twitter and Google have started resisting Russian government orders to remove information about a rally next month for opposition leader Alexei Navalny, raising the prospect of a showdown over the Kremlin’s efforts to control online information.
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How the sharing economy will develop in 2015

How the sharing economy will develop in 2015 | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The sharing economy has grown exponentially in the past few years to the point where it has impacted nearly all industries.

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The unstoppable rise of the Sharing Economy, it could be the Internet's most divisive revolution.

Nimber's curator insight, January 13, 12:51 PM

Featuring yours truly in the logistics bit.

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EU Parliament calls on Commission to consider Google break-up

EU Parliament calls on Commission to consider Google break-up | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The call, which was anticipated, does not have any concrete effects but it does increase pressure on the European Commission to take a hard line with Google over the abuse of its dominance in the EU search market.
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Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era

Public Perceptions of  Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.
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What the web is saying about Obama’s net neutrality plan

What the web is saying about Obama’s net neutrality plan | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
So much ink — both real and digital — was devoted to President Obama’s statements Monday on network neutrality that we decided to round up some of the more insightful as a guide to the issue.
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