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The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution | Semantic web, contents, cloud and Social Media | Scoop.it
Google's Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, fresh from a visit to North Korea in January, on why the Internet is far from an unalloyed good to the citizens of dictatorships around the world.
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Some of the facts pointed out in this article reminds George Orwell book '1984'. But the article talks not only about the 'dark side'. It talks also about how technology can help the citizens.

 

"While technology has great potential to bring about change, there is a dark side to the digital revolution that is too often ignored. There is a turbulent transition ahead for autocratic regimes as more of their citizens come online, but technology doesn't just help the good guys pushing for democratic reform—it can also provide powerful new tools for dictators to suppress dissent." 

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Google Wants To Operate .Search As A “Dotless” Domain, Plans To Open .Cloud, .Blog And .App To Others | TechCrunch

Google Wants To Operate .Search As A “Dotless” Domain, Plans To Open .Cloud, .Blog And .App To Others | TechCrunch | Semantic web, contents, cloud and Social Media | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Really novelties. =:-O

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