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Obama's Chicago Crony In Charge of Handing Internet to Tyrants - Breitbart News

Obama's Chicago Crony In Charge of Handing Internet to Tyrants - Breitbart News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Obama administration's calamitous policy of abandoning U.S. control of Internet domain names is being handled by none other than his controversial Chicago crony, Penny Pritzker.Pritzker, the Hyatt billionaire and subprime mortgage lender who withdrew her name from consideration for Secretary of Commerce in 2008 only to be confirmed in 2012, was also a major Obama donor and bundler during his presidential campaigns.
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Checkr raises $9M to help on-demand and sharing economy business with ... - VentureBeat

Checkr raises $9M to help on-demand and sharing economy business with ... - VentureBeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With the rise of the on-demand economy, we are increasingly having to trust complete strangers. Checkr wants to help make this safer.

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She's No Hacker, But Anonymous Trusts Her. Here's What She Knows. - Bloomberg

She's No Hacker, But Anonymous Trusts Her. Here's What She Knows. - Bloomberg | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For the past six years, Gabriella Coleman has been hanging out in the IRC chat rooms used by Anonymous -- but she's no hacker.
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Korea's sharing economy rocket-propelled as domestic ride-sharing service gets ... - VentureBeat

Korea's sharing economy rocket-propelled as domestic ride-sharing service gets ... - VentureBeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Bain Capital has today announced that they have led a series A investment into Korean car sharing company, Socar. The total investment raised in this series A round is 180 billion won (equivalent to around $18 million).

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Some notes on my cybernetic socialism essay

Some notes on my cybernetic socialism essay | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I’m lucky enough to occasionally contribute to the New Yorker, where I’ve published three essays so far – all in their “A Critic at Large” section. It’s an interesting and challenging slot. I suspect, though, most people don’t know what writing such a piece entails.

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TED Lecturer Matt Ridley Blogs On Bitcoin Founder and Future - CryptoCoinsNews

TED Lecturer Matt Ridley Blogs On Bitcoin Founder and Future - CryptoCoinsNews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Prized author and Oxford Alumni Matt Ridley is an entrepreneur whose thoughts and opinions have reached millions across the world in over 30 different languages. His recent book “The Rational Optimist: How prosperity evolves” argues:

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Bitcoin Is Powerful because of the Idea it Unleashed.

The value of bitcoins as a currency is a side effect of the value of Bitcoin as a technology. Bitcoin is just numbers written in a file that cannot change. I’m OK with the idea that “It won’t be that Bitcoin is good; everyone else is just that bad.”

Our era is still waiting for it’s Carnegie’s, Rothschild’s and Vanderbilt’s to release their ideas on the world. The true “Gold Rush of the Internet” is not mining bitcoins. It’s the opportunity that everyone one of us has, right now, to reach our hands in the source code of Bitcoin, pull out the block chain and set it to work in ways no one has thought of before.

Bitcoin is a proof of concept for how we live our lives 20 years from now.

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3D printing and ham radio: A match made in heaven?

3D printing and ham radio: A match made in heaven? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From making radio equipment from scratch, to kits and even modifying commercially available equipment, the maker movement and radio go hand in hand.
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Russell Brand to Occupy: Revolution is inevitable

Activist, comedian and author Russell Brand rallied Occupy Wall Street supporters Tuesday evening in New York City to call for an end to inequality and elite rule. Speaking exclusively to RT's...
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ZCommunications » Origins of ISIS

ZCommunications » Origins of ISIS | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

 An interview with Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT by David Barsamian. The interview takes us on a general overview of the state of the Middle East, and the role that Turkey has played in it. Covering the origins of ISIS all the way to the Kurdish issues in Turkey, Professor Chomsky gives us a glimpse of the complex politics of the area and his opinion on the future moving forward.

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3D food printing is getting big according to this TED talk | Inside3DP

3D food printing is getting big according to this TED talk | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Lynette Kucsma from Natural Machines gave a talk about food 3D printers and the food printing industry in general.
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Uber Insists 'Ceci N'Est Pas un Taxi' in City of Magritte - Bloomberg

Uber Insists 'Ceci N'Est Pas un Taxi' in City of Magritte - Bloomberg | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the city of Rene Magritte, Uber Technologies Inc. finds itself in a surreal situation.
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A New Way to Achieve Healthcare Value: Multi-sided Business Models for Patient Consumers - NexJ Health

A New Way to Achieve Healthcare Value: Multi-sided Business Models for Patient Consumers - NexJ Health | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“It takes a burning platform for change to happen.” This is a common refrain among healthcare leaders implying that severe constraints can open minds to new ideas. Healthcare today is fraught with constraints.
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10 Reasons For Nonprofits To Move To A Revenue-Driven Model - Forbes

10 Reasons For Nonprofits To Move To A Revenue-Driven Model - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Nonprofits and other social impact organizations face unique business challenges; many can be solved with a model shift.
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Lunch Bytes' Society: The Commons / Public Space reviewed

Lunch Bytes' Society: The Commons / Public Space reviewed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The commons is a place that operates outside political, economic and commercial influence. At Society: The Commons / Public Space, the third London-based panel at the ICA, it is in the disappearance of such spaces that curators Helen Kaplinsky and Julia Tcharfas, artists Stephan Dillemuth andEleanor Saitta, and Metahaven member Daniel van den Velden find focus.

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STIGMERGIC LEARNING AND GLOBAL GUERRILLAS - Global Guerrillas

STIGMERGIC LEARNING AND GLOBAL GUERRILLAS - Global Guerrillas | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Stigmergy is a term used in biology (from the work of french biologist Pierre-Paul Grasse) to describe environmental mechanisms for coordinating the work of independent actors (for example, ants use pheromones to create trails and people use weblog links to establish information paths, for others to follow). The term is derived from the greek words stigma ("sign") and ergon ("to act"). Stigmergy can be used as a mechanism to understand underlying patterns in swarming activity. As such, it can be applied to the understanding of swarming attacks by diverse bands of global guerrilla. The stigmergic information system that operates in Iraq is the bazaar of violence. A knowledge of stigmergy is a key to understanding how these groups learn.

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An Exceptional DIY Hardware & Software Conference - EE Times

An Exceptional DIY Hardware & Software Conference - EE Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The EHSM isn't your ordinary software or hardware conference centered on buzzwords. This open-source conference in Hamburg, Germany, drew a variety of participants to create projects and share knowledge.
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Linux Foundation fuels open-source drone efforts - CNET

Linux Foundation fuels open-source drone efforts - CNET | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Linux Foundation, which sponsors some development of the widely used operating system, announced the new open-source Dronecode software project. Dronecode brings a formal structure and oversight to two existing open-source drone projects, the APM/ArduPilotautopilot software and PX4 drone hardware.

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3D printing mathematics: Turning ideas into artwork

3D printing mathematics: Turning ideas into artwork | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Professor Craig Kaplan turned his fascination with Islamic geometric patterns and background in computer science into a collection of 3D printed artwork.
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Emerging Objects plans to 3D print earthquake resistant bricks

Emerging Objects plans to 3D print earthquake resistant bricks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One California-based architecture firm, Emerging Objects, are taking on the construction industry using 3D printing technology in innovative ways.
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▶ Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters - YouTube

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide."

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We Need Each Other

We Need Each Other | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
TimeBanks USA is your home for joining a TimeBank, starting a TimeBank, connecting with TimeBanks, and learning about TimeBanking. Founded by Dr. Edgar Cahn.
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Microsoft uses 3D printing to make an affordable telescope | Inside3DP

Microsoft uses 3D printing to make an affordable telescope | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D printing brought together Microsoft and OSA (open Space Industry) to produce an affordable space telescope.
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3D printing guns - This machine shoots out guns

3D printing guns - This machine shoots out guns | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D gun printing is probably the most controversial and most-covered topic surrounding the 3D printing industry. This gun, however, is harmless.
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