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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Why you don’t understand Holacracy — Medium

Why you don’t understand Holacracy — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
TL;DR: because you think it’s a solution in itself, while it’s merely a framework for organizations to create them in an…
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"Transparency for the state! Privacy for the rest of us!"

"Transparency for the state! Privacy for the rest of us!" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When something stops being an instrument for democracy and justice and becomes a slogan, that’s when we have a problem. Look what they’ve done with 'Love', 'Peace', 'Democracy' and 'Justice'…
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How Bitcoin's Technology Could Make Supply Chains More Transparent - CoinDesk

How Bitcoin's Technology Could Make Supply Chains More Transparent - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Reid Williams and Joe Gerber examine how the technology behind bitcoin could make supply chains much more transparent.
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The state of affairs: Cheating in the age of transparency

The state of affairs: Cheating in the age of transparency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This piece is for anyone who has ever loved.
There is one simple transgression that can rob us of our relationship, our happiness, our very identity. So poorly understood, this act is nonetheless extremely common: an affair.
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How Digital Transparency Became a Force of Nature

How Digital Transparency Became a Force of Nature | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

More than half a billion years ago a spectacularly creative burst of biological innovation called the Cambrian explosion occurred. In a geologic “instant” of several million years, organisms developed strikingly new body shapes, new organs, and new predation strategies and defenses against them. Evolutionary biologists disagree about what triggered this prodigious wave of novelty, but a particularly compelling hypothesis, advanced by University of Oxford zoologist Andrew Parker, is that light was the trigger. Parker proposes that around 543 million years ago, the chemistry of the shallow oceans and the atmosphere suddenly changed to become much more transparent. At the time, all animal life was confined to the oceans, and as soon as the daylight flooded in, eyesight became the best trick in the sea. As eyes rapidly evolved, so did the behaviors and equipment that responded to them.

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Secrecy versus openness: Internet security and the limits of open source and pee :: TU Delft Institutional Repository

Open source and peer production have been praised as organisational models that could change the world for the better. It is commonly asserted that almost any societal activity could benefit from distributed, bottom-up collaboration — by making societal interaction more open, more social, and more democratic. However, we also need to be mindful of the limits of these models. How could they function in environments hostile to openness? Security is a societal domain more prone to secrecy than any other, except perhaps for romantic love. In light of the destructive capacity of contemporary cyber attacks, how has the Internet survived without a comprehensive security infrastructure? Secrecy vs. openness describes the realities of Internet security production through the lenses of open source and peer production theories. The study offers a glimpse into the fascinating communities of technical experts, who played a pivotal role when the chips were down for the Internet after large-scale attacks. After an initial flirtation with openness in the early years, operational Internet security communities have put in place institutional mechanisms that have resulted in less open forms of social production. 

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Transparency is a Pro-Government Policy - Reason (blog)

Transparency is a Pro-Government Policy - Reason (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Secrecy breeds mistrust among the public, an assumption that the government is doing things it shouldn't.
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Q&A: Casting light on the Internet's shadows (and shadowing) - Princeton University

Q&A: Casting light on the Internet's shadows (and shadowing) - Princeton University | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The specter of a faceless system collecting data from Web users and compiling personal profiles has raised alarms among privacy advocates worldwide. Arvind Narayanan, an assistant professor ofcomputer science at Princeton University, founded the Web Transparency and Accountability Project (WebTAP) at the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) to address difficult questions related to Internet privacy. How can regular Web users protect themselves from third-party trackers? What can policymakers can do? Could greater transparency and awareness benefit both businesses and everyday Web users? 

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Buy The Open-Source Everything Manifesto Transparency, Truth, and Trust Manifesto Series - YouTube

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Four ways Edward Snowden changed the world – and why the fight's not over

Four ways Edward Snowden changed the world – and why the fight's not over | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Trevor Timm: Encrypted Gmail. Transparency from mobile providers. Maybe even a legal 'revolt' against 'Orwellian' surveillance. But until we get real reform, NSA and Co may survive in the shadows
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▶ Can 'Radical Transparency' Encourage Responsible Businesses? - YouTube

Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation, presents his philosophy of radical transparency. After Hollender posted a list critiquing Seventh Generation's products on the company's website, he says, customers responded favorably and asked for the same from Seventh Generation's competitors.

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Seventh Generation has built a high level of authenticity and transparency that accounts for their customer loyalty. Jeffrey Hollender recognizes that companies no longer control the entire conversation and so they must embrace the public as part of the dialogue. If their annual report doesn’t make management cringe, then they haven’t done their job.

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Open.BTCCTB - Belgian Development Agency

Open.BTCCTB is a web-based information platform that aims to enhance transparency in accordance with Belgium's commitments in the matter.

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Draft online platforms consultation tackles transparency, open access to data

The European Commission’s Internet platforms consultation later this month will seek opinions on a broad range of topics — from transparency and security to cloud computing and the sharing economy, according to a draft questionnaire seen by POLITICO.

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An Economy of Trust: How Transparency Is Changing the Tech Industry

An Economy of Trust: How Transparency Is Changing the Tech Industry | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The building of customer trust has always been the mark of a good business, and its importance has only become more pronounced with the widespread ubiquity of the internet.
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How Transparency Will Change The World [Video]

How Transparency Will Change The World [Video] | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Daniel Dennett and Deb Roy explain why digital technology will drive organizations into an evolutionary arms race
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Cooperative communities emerge in transparent social networks - Phys.Org

Cooperative communities emerge in transparent social networks - Phys.Org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
People in a society are bound together by a set of connections - a social network.
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Privacy vs transparency

Privacy vs transparency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After the Snowden affair, the rise of social media and the sharing economy, some corporations and governments would like us to believe that ‘privacy is dead’. Privacy should not and cannot be dead as that would mean that security is also dead. It is technically impossible to construct a secure information system without privacy as a precondition. And, conversely, it is impossible to guarantee privacy without security as a precondition.



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Internet Society Statement on the NETmundial Initiative | Internet Society

Internet Society Statement on the NETmundial Initiative | Internet Society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Recently, the “I* Group” [1] was invited to participate in the NETmundial Initiative, which is different from the one-time NETmundial meeting in which we participated in April 2014; we endorsed the outcomes of that meeting. This new and different NETmundial Initiative has been organized by the partnership of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and the World Economic Forum (WEF) [2]. This announcement has resulted in considerable discussion and concern amongst various stakeholders regarding the purpose, scope, and nature of the proposed activity or organization. 
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International Officials Discuss DATA Act, Open Data Efforts

International Officials Discuss DATA Act, Open Data Efforts | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As the United States government prepares to implement the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act), perhaps it can learn from other countries that already use open data standards for government reporting. That was the hope as representatives from several foreign governments described their open-data projects at a panel held in Washington, D.C., last week by the Data Transparency Coalition, a group lobbying for open data.



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Open (for) business: how transparency can equal sustainability - and survival - The Guardian

Open (for) business: how transparency can equal sustainability - and survival - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Whether apocryphal or not, the outcome has been the same. For decades, big businesses have set aside all other considerations in the pursuit of return for the shareholder. However, with the emergence of concepts such as open business, there is a growing opportunity to create value that extends beyond back-slaps in the boardroom. Building upon several key principles, most notably transparency, shareability, connectedness and trust, open businesses attempt to dramatically reconsider - and clarify - the way companies work with both customers and employees.

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Uber Learned the Hard Way: Transparency Rules the Sharing Economy | Design | WIRED

Uber Learned the Hard Way: Transparency Rules the Sharing Economy | Design | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Uber’s much-loathed surge-pricing policy has prompted accusations of price gouging, market manipulation and worse. And all of it despite its best efforts to explain the policy. This is far more vitriol than you’d expect from a simple price increase, but makes more sense when you recognize how much consumers hate opacity and unpredictability. So when CEO Travis Kalanick announced that Uber’s app would indicate when a current surge period is scheduled to end, fans breathed a sigh of relief. Kalanick describes the move as an attempt to “bring more humanity to our communications,” but it’s more accurate to say that Uber is finally coming to grips with active transparency, which has become standard throughout the Sharing Economy.

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Power Plants and Other Vital Systems Are Totally Exposed on the Internet | Threat Level | Wired.com

Power Plants and Other Vital Systems Are Totally Exposed on the Internet | Threat Level | Wired.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What do the controls for two hydroelectric plants in New York, a generator at a Los Angeles foundry, and an automated feed system at a Pennsylvania pig farm all have in common?
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