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Social Media and #OccupyWallStreet: Is This Revolution 2.0?

Social Media and #OccupyWallStreet: Is This Revolution 2.0? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it

There’s no doubt that the explosion of social media, mobile technology and online-organising capabilities have dramatically altered the battle terrain of class struggles today in ways good, bad and ugly.


From the Arab Spring to New York’s ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests, social media and online organising are clearly transforming the way that small, isolated campaigns develop into mass movements in the streets. But how do we separate the genuinely useful aspects of social media from the “data smog” of media hype?


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Anger on Twitter as new feature posts favourites to followers' timelines

Anger on Twitter as new feature posts favourites to followers' timelines | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Hundreds of users complain as favourited tweets suddenly appear in their followers’ timelines like retweets. By Samuel Gibbs
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CIA security luminary: 'Right to be forgotten is not enough'

CIA security luminary: 'Right to be forgotten is not enough' | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Leading security expert Dan Geer says the EU ruling does not go far enough in protecting users’ privacy. By Tom Brewster
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Monkey 'selfie' 'led to lost income'

Monkey 'selfie' 'led to lost income' | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it

"A photographer involved in a copyright row with Wikipedia over a monkey "selfie" says he has lost £10,000 in income over two years because of it."...

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The death of privacy

The death of privacy | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Sharing is the norm online, and secrecy is out. But what is the psychological and cultural fallout from the end of privacy, asks Alex Preston
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Samsung supplier 'used child labour' to meet high demand, report alleges

Samsung supplier 'used child labour' to meet high demand, report alleges | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
China Labour Watch says a supplier in Dongguan hired children to work 11-hour days without overtime pay
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MPs raise fears over move to push surveillance bill through Commons

MPs raise fears over move to push surveillance bill through Commons | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
May dubbed 'Mrs Snoop' as politicians say emergency measures applied to new legislation could have 'unintended consequences'
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What is Google deleting under the 'right to be forgotten' - and why?

What is Google deleting under the 'right to be forgotten' - and why? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Charles Arthur: what if there were a page on a 'revenge porn' site about you - would you want to use Google's 'right to be forgotten' to get it taken out of search?
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Hong Kong protests inspire mobile game

Hong Kong protests inspire mobile game | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Makers say Snake-like game is reflection of reality as young, savvy activists mobilise large protests against Beijing
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Google Glass on sale in the UK for £1,000

Google Glass on sale in the UK for £1,000 | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Smartglasses go on general sale for anyone in the UK over 18 with a credit card. By Samuel Gibbs
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When the UK goes 'digital by default', who will be left behind?

When the UK goes 'digital by default', who will be left behind? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
UK government services are going digital, yet often the people who need them most are not able to access them. Elizabeth Rust reports on the 17% who are digitally excluded
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Bitcoin currency could have been destroyed by '51%' attack

Bitcoin currency could have been destroyed by '51%' attack | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
'Impossible' attack briefly possible for Ghash.io consortium, putting entire bitcoin network at risk – and it could happen again. By Alex Hern
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Seven Digital Deadly Sins

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Life after Silk Road: how the darknet drugs market is booming

Life after Silk Road: how the darknet drugs market is booming | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Buying drugs and weapons online is far easier since the closure of Silk Road in 2013, after a dozen new sites have taken its place. Mike Power investigates
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Online safety: is the internet really a dangerous, lawless jungle for children?

Online safety: is the internet really a dangerous, lawless jungle for children? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Unsubstantiated news reports do nothing to help, argues Stephen Balkam, unlike education and evidence-based policy
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Social media monitoring by employers predicted to rise

Social media monitoring by employers predicted to rise | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
PwC study suggests third of young people would be happy for employer to see social media profiles in return for job security
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More than 17,000 sign up to Austrian student's Facebook privacy class action

More than 17,000 sign up to Austrian student's Facebook privacy class action | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Max Schrems, 26, is claiming €500 damages per user for data violations, including helping the NSA to run Prism
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Gameover Zeus returns: thieving malware rises a month after police action

Gameover Zeus returns: thieving malware rises a month after police action | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Many thousands of people were defrauded of money through the Gameover Zeus and Cryptolocker viruses, but researchers say criminals are now reviving the code. By Tom Brewster
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Shylock malware exits stage left, pursued by UK cyber police

Shylock malware exits stage left, pursued by UK cyber police | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
National Crime Agency leads campaign to knock out Shakespearian malware that infected at least 30,000 PCs. By Tom Brewster
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Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter

Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
David Cameron is planning to revive the controversial “snoopers’ charter” through a wide-ranging review of the laws allowing public bodies to access private communications, which he announced today alongside emergency surveillance legislation.
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Apple developing system to automatically unlock iPhone at home

Apple developing system to automatically unlock iPhone at home | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Location-based security settings could remove the need for passcode in 'safe' environments
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Facebook faces UK probe over study

Facebook faces UK probe over study | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
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Can I legally show this video to my class? » Vicki Hollett

Can I legally show this video to my class? » Vicki Hollett | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Would you like your students to watch YouTube videos – but legal ones?  Or are you from a school or institution that’s trying to stay on the right side of the law when it comes to videos? If so, this post is for you…
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The Internet of Things: it's a really big deal

The Internet of Things: it's a really big deal | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Within a few years, the Internet of Things is going to be worth trillions of dollars, writes John Naughton
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Nominet's new rules on .uk domains could mean the end to users' privacy

Nominet's new rules on .uk domains could mean the end to users' privacy | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Nominet says that if you receive any compensation from your site, you're classed as a business and must have your home address made public. By Adrian Short
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Larry Page: 'right to be forgotten' could empower government repression

Larry Page: 'right to be forgotten' could empower government repression | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Google boss worried that European ruling could be abused by less progressive governments. By Samuel Gibbs
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