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The Hacker Wars Hits NYC - Huffington Post

The Hacker Wars Hits NYC - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Hackers are big news! On October 2, a New York Times headline trumpeted: "JP Morgan Chase Hacking Affects 76 Million Households." Recently retailers like Home Depot and Target were hit as well -- data banks reportedly hacked, personal information potentially compromised. And who can forget Julian Assange and the infamous WikiLeaks? On a more personal level, how many of us have had our e-mails or Facebook accounts hacked? But are hackers always the bad guys?

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A Call to Action: On "The Internet's Own Boy" and Activist Aaron Swartz's ... - Complex.com

A Call to Action: On "The Internet's Own Boy" and Activist Aaron Swartz's ... - Complex.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With detailed accounts of Swartz’s struggles and triumphs, in addition to photos and surveillance footage of the act that led to his arrest, The Internet’s Own Boy challenges viewers to look at life in the digital age with the conscious awareness of being held responsible for the Internet’s protection, as well as the preservation of Swartz’s legacy and the continuance of his fight for public access to information. 

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'Web': What It Means For The Whole World To Get Online - Forbes

'Web': What It Means For The Whole World To Get Online - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Web is not a film of limited ambition. The documentary sets out to explore what director Michael Kleiman describes as his “decade-long fascination with interdependence and technology.” It juxtaposes interviews with thought leaders (Clay Shirky, Robert Wright), ex-government officials (Richard Clarke, Anne-Marie Slaughter and technologists (Nicholas Negroponte, Vint Cerf) with Kleiman’s personal experiences in two small villages in Peru. The idea of Web is to investigate the different meanings of its title. It details the impact on communities in the Amazon Jungle and Andes Mountains of the One Laptop One Child initiative launched by Negroponte, a trained architect and founder of M.I.T.’s Media Lab. At the same time it zooms out to pose bigger questions about what being connected actually means in today’s world.

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▶ The Internet's Own Boy. Aaron Swartz HD - YouTube

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

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