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Introducing government.github.com · GitHub

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Build software better, together.
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The New Global Open Public Sphere
How the algorithmic medium transforms public opinion, politics and science: open data, open science, open public space, open living labs, open politics, open innovation...
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Whistle While You Work: the (Not So) Surprising Happiness of Coworking

Whistle While You Work: the (Not So) Surprising Happiness of Coworking | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
In a 2015 member survey of the global coworking community, 89 percent of respondents stated that they were happier due to coworking. This impressive stat comes as no surprise to coworking insiders, who understand first-hand the positive impact coworking can have on people.
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Who’s reading millions of stolen research papers on the outlaw website Sci-Hub? Now we know.

Who’s reading millions of stolen research papers on the outlaw website Sci-Hub? Now we know. | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
A new report shows Sci-Hub is being used not just in developing countries but in Silicon Valley, the Washington D.C. region, and around major research universities.
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The growth of academic social networks

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David Matthews examines the approach of ResearchGate, Academia.edu and Mendeley to profit, user data and open access publishing
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Facebook's WhatsApp Strengthens Encryption for 1 Billion Users

Facebook's WhatsApp Strengthens Encryption for 1 Billion Users | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The popular service WhatsApp has upped the ante on encryption, expanding protections so that only the sender and receiver can read messages.
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Wikipedia Doesn’t Realize It's the Developing World’s Internet Gatekeeper

Wikipedia Doesn’t Realize It's the Developing World’s Internet Gatekeeper | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Good intentions or not, Wikipedia Zero has given the community the opportunity to censor the developing world's internet experience. Angolan pirats using Wikipedia Zero

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Fab lab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fab lab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

While the Grassroots Invention Group is no longer in the Media Lab, The Center for Bits and Atoms consortium is still actively involved in continuing research in areas related to description and fabrication but does not operate or maintain any of the labs worldwide (with the excmobile fab lab).

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When free speech means hate speech, should the Internet protect it?

When free speech means hate speech, should the Internet protect it? | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Those of us in America are very familiar with the rights of free speech -- we take the First Amendment very seriously. But when global platforms like Faceb
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China has gamified obedience to the State

China has gamified obedience to the State | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
With a concept straight out of a cyberpunk dystopia, China has gamified obedience to the State. China has created a social tool named Sesame Credit which gives people a score for how good a citizen they are. The system measures how obediently citizens follow the party line, pulling data from social networks and online purchase histories.
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A Comprehensive List of 1600+ Open Data Portals in the World

A Comprehensive List of 1600+ Open Data Portals in the World | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
For all Open Data geeks out there, we set up a comprehensive list of all open data portals around the world. Check it out!
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Public Knowledge Project

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Public Knowledge Project - PKP is a multi-university initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing
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Juan Carlos Barbosa Herrera's curator insight, October 26, 2015 12:54 PM

He notado que tiene una particular tendencia por las perspectivas críticas en educación y filosofía...  he revisado poco, pero lo noto muy pertinente...

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Is Streaming Pirated Movies Illegal? EU Court to Decide - TorrentFreak

Is Streaming Pirated Movies Illegal? EU Court to Decide - TorrentFreak | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Seeking clarification, a Dutch court has referred several streaming related questions to the EU Court of Justice. The questions relate to a case between local anti-piracy group BREIN and a seller of so-called "pirate boxes" that come pre-loaded with streaming plugins. It is currently unclear whether streaming pirated movies is permitted under EU law.
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It's time to stand up to greedy academic publishers

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The UK’s higher education institutions spend more than £180m on journal subscriptions every year. We need to come together and create a better system

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IRAN’S HALALNET AND THE CRACKDOWN ON ALTERNATIVE POLITICS, RELIGION, AND LIFESTYLE |

IRAN’S HALALNET AND THE CRACKDOWN ON ALTERNATIVE POLITICS, RELIGION, AND LIFESTYLE | | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
April 5, 2016 INS - Last Friday, IranWire published an article on the threat posed to free speech and civil rights by the theoretical Iranian National
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3 Tips for Building an Awesome Open Data Portal - GovDelivery

3 Tips for Building an Awesome Open Data Portal - GovDelivery | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Tips you and your team can use to start building an open data portal of your own, or improve one you already have.

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Wikimedia says it's not building a search engine to take on Google

Wikimedia says it's not building a search engine to take on Google | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that runs Wikipedia, has denied reports that it's building a search engine to compete with Google. Recently leaked documents from a grant...
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Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance

Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Many Americans want control over their personal information and freedom from observation during the activities of their daily lives, but they are not confident
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Ana Paula Sena's curator insight, January 4, 1:37 PM

Não há como fugir de si estando em rede. Ou você é ou não sabe ainda quem é; outros certamente saberão vendo seus rastros. Mas estes eventos não podem impedir que exista confiança no ato de "Narciso" ao mirar-se no espelho.

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Brazil is blocking access to WhatsApp for 48 hours

Brazil is blocking access to WhatsApp for 48 hours | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Brazil is in the midst of a WhatsApp blackout, after a court in the country ordered access to the messaging service blocked for 48 hours, starting at midnight on Thursday, local time. A judge in...
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Academia, A Social Network For Scientific Studies, Looks To Score The Best Papers

Academia, A Social Network For Scientific Studies, Looks To Score The Best Papers | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
It took three years for Richard Price, a PhD in philosophy, to get a paper published. The slow speed of that inspired him to start what is essentially a..
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Another social medium 4 researchers

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Scientist who found new human species accused of playing fast and loose with the truth

Scientist who found new human species accused of playing fast and loose with the truth | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The palaeontologist whose team found Homo naledi has been criticised for rushing his findings and making basic errors
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