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Japan considers regulating, taxing Bitcoin

Japan considers regulating, taxing Bitcoin | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
A Japanese tax on Bitcoin could mean that it’s no longer viewed as a currency, but a commodity.
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Social Media Update 2013

Social Media Update 2013 | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
42% of online adults use multiple social networking sites, but Facebook remains the platform of choice
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UC Berkeley gets its first Wikipedian in Residence

UC Berkeley gets its first Wikipedian in Residence | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
UC Berkeley has just appointed its first Wikipedian in Residence: Kevin Gorman, who has been a Wikipedia editor since he was a Berkeley undergraduate.
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Google's Eric Schmidt: Internet could make censorship impossible

Google's Eric Schmidt: Internet could make censorship impossible | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and ideas director Jared Cohen tell Scott Pelley growing Internet access will make it tough to suppress free speech
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Outernet: ¿Es factible un servicio satelital vía "Wi-Fi"? | Satelital Móvil:

Outernet: ¿Es factible un servicio satelital vía "Wi-Fi"? | Satelital Móvil: | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
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Mark Zuckerberg: 'We Want to Create a Dial Tone for the Internet'

Mark Zuckerberg: 'We Want to Create a Dial Tone for the Internet' | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage at the Mobile World Congress highlight the company's new focus on WhatsApp and Internet.org.
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La Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés sanctionne Google!

Google sur le site www.cnil.fr, CNIL - Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés : Protéger les données personnelles, accompagner l'innovation, préserver les libertés individuelles
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Opening Up Data Access, Not Just Articles - PLOS Biologue

Opening Up Data Access, Not Just Articles - PLOS Biologue | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Illustration credit: Ainsley Seago.doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001779.g001 For those who've been paying attention, you'll have noticed that we just published
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The world's first degree in self-publishing | CBC Books | CBC Radio

The world's first degree in self-publishing | CBC Books | CBC Radio | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

A British university has announced it will launch the world's first postgraduate degree in self-publishing. The University of Central Lancashire's Self-Publishing MA begins in September and will train students on editing, lay out, finance management, marketing, and ePublishing, according to the school website's program description. The final part of the course

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#Brazil spies on protesters, hoping to protect World Cup

#Brazil spies on protesters, hoping to protect World Cup | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian security forces are using undercover agents, intercepting e-mails, and rigorously monitoring social media to try to ensure that violent anti-government protesters do not
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Social-IST: D2.1 White Paper on Research Challenges in Social Collective Intelligence, WP2 – Research Challenges and Strategic Analysis

Social-IST: D2.1 White Paper on Research Challenges in Social Collective Intelligence, WP2 – Research Challenges and Strategic Analysis | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
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luiy's curator insight, February 4, 2014 4:17 PM

This report first situates and outlines the potential of social computation to provide the basis for Social Collective Intelligence (SCI) in future systems. This involves the close interaction of social groups and machines together with systems of incentives and social structures to perform tasks that would otherwise be difficult to achieve either using entirely human or entirely machine solutions. The deliverable considers the challenges both from a technical and from a social science standpoint, identifying the potential for aligning them in order to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the development of SCI systems. The paper then describes some of the challenges in developing an engineering approach to the development of such systems. Finally the paper outlines some of the “big questions” that arise from the framework for SCI research developed in the white paper.

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▶ Conversation between @hrheingold and Fred Turner, author of The Democratic Surround - YouTube

Fred Turner, author of "From Counterculture to Cyberculture," talks about his latest book, in which he uncovered the ways today's multimedia was deliberately created during World War II & the Cold War to encourage the creation of "democratic personalities" -- a multidecade collaboration and convergence that included Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, the Bauhaus, John Cage, Buckminster Fuller, Black Mountain College, Andy Warhol, Marshall McLuhan, the US Information Agency, and the Museum of Modern Art

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Facebook In Talks To Acquire Drone Maker Titan Aerospace | TechCrunch

Facebook In Talks To Acquire Drone Maker Titan Aerospace | TechCrunch | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who..
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Fake Venezuela photos make social media a battleground | Toronto Star

Fake Venezuela photos make social media a battleground | Toronto Star | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Venezuela’s anti-government protests are taking place online as well as in the streets. Some photos have gone viral — but they’re not what they appear.
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Most Americans Would Choose Internet Over TV or Cellphones

Most Americans Would Choose Internet Over TV or Cellphones | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
This chart illustrates what Americans are willing to give up in terms of technology.
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It's Complicated: the social life of networked teens

It's Complicated: the social life of networked teens | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying.
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Outernet - Information for the World from OuterSpace

Outernet - Information for the World from OuterSpace | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Outernet is a project to take the best content from Internet and make it available to the world for free using 150 micro sattelites broadcasting from 600km above Earth.
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How France’s Open Data Team Is Modernizing The French Government Through Data | TechCrunch

How France’s Open Data Team Is Modernizing The French Government Through Data | TechCrunch | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
A small team of 10 people called Etalab recently released a brand new version of Data.gouv.fr, France's open data platform. Etalab essentially acted like a..
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The CNIL's Sanctions Committee (France) issues a 150 000 € monetary penalty to GOOGLE

On 3 January 2014, the CNIL's Sanctions Committee issued a 150 000 € monetary penalty to GOOGLE Inc. upon considering that the privacy policy implemented since 1 March 2012 does not comply with the French Data Protection Act. It ordered the company to publish a communiqué on this decision on its homepage Google.fr, within eight days as of its notification.
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Turkey passes draconian internet law, Turks say goodbye to their freedom of speech

Turkey passes draconian internet law, Turks say goodbye to their freedom of speech | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The Turkish parliament has passed draconian new amendments to its internet law, which will allow the authorities to block content at the URL level without a court order, something critics of the new law say will effectively kill free speech
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Internet speeds climb 10 percent worldwide

Internet speeds climb 10 percent worldwide | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
A total of 133 regions tracked by Akamai saw gains in average connection speeds ranging from 0.2 percent to 259 percent in 2013's third quarter when compared with the previous quarter. Read this article by Lance Whitney on CNET News.
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Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web (Wired UK)

Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web (Wired UK) | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years on from the web's inception, its creator has urged the public to re-engage with its original design: a decentralised internet that at its very core, remains open to all
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