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Do you have a secret?

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What would you do if the government asked you to hand over your computer?
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Holy Conflict of Interest

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I am thankful that "Demand Progress Now" shared this with me a few days ago.  I highly support that group for sharing the news on the ground regarding our internet freedom.

 

Hollywood is waging an ongoing war against the Internet by pushing bills like SOPA and encouraging the Department of Justice to shut down websites -- and even imprison people -- just for aggregating links to sites that the movie industry doesn't...

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WikiLeaks - The Forgotten Man - Four Corners

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An Australian documentardocumentary about Private Bradley Manning and Wikileaks.

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Disgusting move by UN to control the global internet

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"Disgusting!"  Don't let this happen.  About a year ago, the experts in our field were telling us that we don't really have to worry about SOPA, etc. but that we should be aware that some US 'leaders' were bold enough to consider it.  Seven months later, it almost passed.  We need to be alert to this UN move.

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In The Wall Street Journal, Information Age columnist Gordon Crovitz writes that leaked documents show a real threat to the international flow of information.

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This Week in Review: Facebook social apps’ dropoff, and AOL’s Huffington Post dilemma

This Week in Review: Facebook social apps’ dropoff, and AOL’s Huffington Post dilemma | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Plus: News Corp.'s ongoing problems and growing profits, one publisher's disillusionment with apps, and the rest of the week's must-reads in media and tech.
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PLEASE DON"T LET THIS HAPPEN. JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST CISPA!

"CISPA may become law within DAYS; 112 co-sponsors in Congress now.

If it does, online privacy is dead. "

 


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Spreading CISPA Awareness (Similar to SOPA, But Worse), Anonymous Initiates Tweet Bomb - AllTwitter

Spreading CISPA Awareness (Similar to SOPA, But Worse), Anonymous Initiates Tweet Bomb - AllTwitter | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Time to get angry....again.  CISPA might be more dangerous than SOPA.  If you will excuse the language, you will learn more via the Jon Stewart clip.  It is very disgusting to see our 'leaders' talk about this bill.  They are not doing their homework and we will pay the consequences.

 

Spreading CISPA Awareness (Similar to SOPA, But Worse), Anonymous Initiates Tweet Bomb..

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What we can learn from the Pirate Party for online transparency. TED.com

What we can learn from the Pirate Party for online transparency. TED.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

TED Talks The Pirate Party fights for transparency, anonymity and sensible copyright laws.

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Tell Facebook: Withdraw Your Support For CISPA | Demand Progress

Tell Facebook: Withdraw Your Support For CISPA | Demand Progress | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Facebook has signed onto a bill that obliterates privacy and hands the Internet over to the military.
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Consumer Watchdog Praises State Attorneys General Action Against Google 

Consumer Watchdog Praises State Attorneys General Action Against Google  | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I wasn't able to give it my full attention, but I just heard Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler on CNN International's Quest Means business talking about why he thinks Google is Evil.  He might be right, but he sure didn't present his case well.  It is clear that for him, it is about government control.

 

I will wait for the posted transcripts here before making a true decision, but I wasn't impressed (edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/qmb.html)

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Twitter's Biz Stone On Starting A Revolution

I'm glad that I found this year-old article.

The co-founder of Twitter talks about how the service was used in Egypt to help organize the protests, and about the rumors that the popular microblogging service could be purchased by Google or Facebook

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Wael Ghonim: Creating A 'Revolution 2.0' In Egypt

Wael Ghonim: Creating A 'Revolution 2.0' In Egypt | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

The protests that led to the Egyptian revolution last year were organized in part by Wael Ghonim, who used an anonymous Facebook page to coordinate the demonstrations. In his new book, Ghonim explains how social media helped transform his country.

39 Minute Interview is also included:
Busy week. I finally listened to the interview in it's

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Ken Morrison's comment, February 14, 2012 5:48 AM
A nice complimentary article (also by NPR)
http://www.npr.org/2012/02/08/145470844/revolution-2-0-how-social-media-toppled-a-dictator
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The SOPA War: Why the GOP Turned on Piracy (Opinion)

The SOPA War: Why the GOP Turned on Piracy (Opinion) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
For Republicans, opposition to intellectual property laws is starting to look like a political winner, and that should terrify Hollywood as it misreads where the pop-culture power base now lies.
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Tweets That Will Get You Kicked Off Twitter

Tweets That Will Get You Kicked Off Twitter | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Most of these make sense.  

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Twitter is not afraid to suspend accounts, just ask journalist Guy Adams. See the type of content that will get you kicked off the network.

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THE GOVERNMENT WANTS YOUR TWITTER INFORMATION

THE GOVERNMENT WANTS YOUR TWITTER INFORMATION | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

On The Media is my favorite new podcast of 2012.  This episode is full of interesting news, but I think the most important is the segment about a New York Judge who is not letting a NYC man defend himself in court for a comment he posted on Twitter.  The judge says that once it is 'said' in public, it is property of Twitter and the man is not guaranteed a right to appear in court to defend it.  

 

Also, the 'pitch perfect' segment is a nice salute to the death of Barry Becher.  And wait, there's more....

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You've Been Owned

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Some USA 'leaders' are trying to make it illegal to sell your used books, music, movies, and handphones.

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ACT NOW: DON'T LET COPYRIGHT HOLDERS STEAL OUR PROPERTY RIGHTS!

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UPDATED: Scottish town council shuts down 9-y-o girl's wildly popular school lunch blog

UPDATED: Scottish town council shuts down 9-y-o girl's wildly popular school lunch blog | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Here is a disgusting decision to shut down a 9-year-old's successful blog that made people think about nutrician.  Thankfully, the school reveresed it's decidison.  A nine-year-old girl in Scotland has been ordered to abandon NeverSeconds, her wildly popular blog, which features photos and commentary of the food served in her school.

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German Olympian Uses Facebook to Scare Off Stalker

German Olympian Uses Facebook to Scare Off Stalker | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I personally think it is great that she took matters into her own hands.  It can take forever for court systems to take action in many countries.  I think she solved the problem quite quickly!  Good for her.  

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Nasty as they wanna be? Policing Flickr.com

Nasty as they wanna be? Policing Flickr.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

FlickR's challenges in policing their online community.  How do they decide what photos are too racey, too racist, or too manipulative of their "no-selling" rule?  I feel that this is an interesting article about trying to balance free speech, the eyes of children and respect others cultures while maintaining a community that will keep viewers and investors happy.

 

I like the comment, "We Don't need to take all comers"

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China critic Ai Weiwei on how the Web will bring freedom and why China can’t design an iPhone

China critic Ai Weiwei on how the Web will bring freedom and why China can’t design an iPhone | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

It’s easy to forget that Ai Weiwei is an artist, at times. The man who is so often (and rightly) described as ‘outspoken’ and a ‘dissident’ is one of the most vocal critics of the Chinese regime, particularly on the subject of Internet censorship, to the point that it tends to overshadow his work.

Ai, who famously designed the Beijing ‘Birds Nest’ Olympic stadium, something he now regrets, discusses the Chinese government and its attitude to technology and the Web in a new op-ed published by The Guardian.

In the article, that is also available in Chinese, Ai looks at the affect that the Great Firewall censorship has had on China. An avid user of Twitter — @awiwi – he pens an argument that, in the long term, China’s can’t keep the power of the Internet at bay forever.


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Cybersecurity is entangled in Washington turf wars

Cybersecurity is entangled in Washington turf wars | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A great overview by Politico:

Need a scorecard? You will soon because the House is expected to move forward later this month on the Intelligence Committee’s bill, which would encourage private companies to voluntarily share information with intelligence agencies while providing liability protections.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/74802_Page2.html#ixzz1ryKdLvUr

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After SOPA, PIPA, How Can Facebook Like CISPA? - AllFacebook

After SOPA, PIPA, How Can Facebook Like CISPA? - AllFacebook | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Facebook is one of 100 companies supporting the bipartisan Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which tackles bad-guy style hacking by granting access to private data to the government, private security agencies and even other companies.
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Hackers Wanted is an unreleased American documentary film.

Hackers Wanted is an unreleased American documentary film. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Watch Can You Hack It? – Hackers Wanted Documentary Online Free

 

I've been sick recently and watching many of the documentaries that were on my "to-watch list"  This is the best one I have seen in a long time.  It is about the minds and motives of hackers....including helpful hackers who the governnment hurts.  Kevin Spacey directed this wonderful documnetary.

 

 

 

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Interpol used toarrest a Journalist for Tweeting his religious opinions

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Saudi Arabia used Interpol's system to get journalist arrested in Malaysia for insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter

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Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

A secret interview with a worker from FoxCon.  She gets to see an iPad for the first time, even though she has worked on the assembly line for many months.

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