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House Cybersecurity Bill Threatens Privacy and Civil Liberties

House Cybersecurity Bill Threatens Privacy and Civil Liberties | Ethics and Technology | Scoop.it
Both the administration and members of Congress have stated that the goal is to provide government and the private sector with robust tools to fight cybersecurity threats while still protecting individuals' civil liberties and privacy rights.
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Is Apple Acting Like An Old-Time, Broadcast Network? : NPR

Is Apple Acting Like An Old-Time, Broadcast Network? : NPR | Ethics and Technology | Scoop.it
times they are a changing right? Now, we can broadcast to whatever we want over the Internet. Well, not if you happen to be using an iPhone or iPad.
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Why McLuhan's chilling vision still matters today

Why McLuhan's chilling vision still matters today | Ethics and Technology | Scoop.it
Douglas Coupland: The Big Ideas: 100 years after the birth of the media visionary, 'the medium is the message' explains what Google and YouTube do to our souls

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Fugitive alleged LAPD-killer is first drone target on U.S. soil

Fugitive alleged LAPD-killer is first drone target on U.S. soil | Ethics and Technology | Scoop.it
Christopher Dorner, the homicidal maniac at war with the LAPD, is the first known human target for airborne drones on U.S. soil. (Dorner is drone target: another way for the US to justify unethical policy.
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Apple App Store Bans Pulitzer-Winning Satirist for Satire | Wired Business | Wired.com

Apple App Store Bans Pulitzer-Winning Satirist for Satire | Wired Business | Wired.com | Ethics and Technology | Scoop.it
Editorial cartoonist Mark Fiore may be good enough to win this year's Pulitzer Prize, but he's evidently too biting to get past the auditors who run Apple'
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Marshall McLuhan: The World is a Global Village (Video)

Marshall McLuhan: The World is a Global Village (Video) | Ethics and Technology | Scoop.it
The emergence of 'new media' and 'social media' -- it has all looked fairly revolutionary, the beginning of something entirely new.

 

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Carlos M. Raposo's curator insight, October 5, 2014 12:18 AM

Marshall McLuhan is the man. He understood the towering role that technology has played in cultural development. The ‘medium is the message’ and ‘global village’ have so much resonance that they almost tip over into cliché. In many ways he was both an analyst of media and technology but also a visionary. He predicted the web, invented the word ‘surfing’ for casual fragmentary media browsing and gave us the concept of ‘the global village’. Although he was dealing with the media a decade before the internet, his ideas, endure, and he has much to offer those who are interested in the impact of technology in learning.

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Anonymous Hacks US Sentencing Website in Retaliation for Aaron Swartz’ Death

Anonymous Hacks US Sentencing Website in Retaliation for Aaron Swartz’ Death | Ethics and Technology | Scoop.it

Hacked data could reveal government secrets, including the identities of informants and targets of surveillance.

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