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Fake Occupy Central app targets activists’ smartphones with spyware

Fake Occupy Central app targets activists’ smartphones with spyware | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
A fraudulent smartphone app claiming to coordinate the Occupy Central pro-democracy movement has circulated online, a group of programmers said on Wednesday....
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Supporting an Inclusive and Open Internet

Supporting an Inclusive and Open Internet | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
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There are some actors who want to radically change the existing multistakeholder approach to Internet governance by centralizing control over the Internet under an intergovernmental organization, effectively giving governments sole authority over the choices that affect the Internet’s design and operation.   When the world’s governments get together to discuss Internet-related issues, questions about the current model of governance will arise. One critical moment for those discussions will be in Busan, Korea at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference in October of this year

 

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Web We Want Festival | Watch live - YouTube

Watch Web We Want Festival - live from Southbank Centre. #WebWeWantFest | http://webwewant.southbankcentre.co.uk Web We Want is an extensive celebration of h...
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The complete recording of the Web We Want Festival held yesterday in London. Almost at the end, Tim Berners-Lee speaks of a "Magna Charta for the Internet"

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These Energy-Saving, Batteryless Chips Could Soon Power The Internet Of Things

These Energy-Saving, Batteryless Chips Could Soon Power The Internet Of Things | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things sounds great, but who's going to power it? These chips will.
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The Internet of Things holds a lot of promises, but if this means having to charge dozens of gadgets, from your smartwatch to thermostats, it could easily turn into a nightmare. Not to mention the energy bill at the end of the month. Luckily, it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way. Charlottesville based company Psikick has been working on a technique called subthreshold processing, that could solve this kind of problems and provide us a battery-less future.

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JFK Library to Use Kennedy's Words to Tweet About Current Events

JFK Library to Use Kennedy's Words to Tweet About Current Events | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it

Would U.S. President John F. Kennedy have supported #YesAllWomen? Would he be fighting to #BringBackOurGirls? More than 50 years after his untimely death, Kennedy has joined Twitter.


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What NATO Is Doing To Improve Cyber Defence

What NATO Is Doing To Improve Cyber Defence | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
Cyberspace is increasingly becoming a battlefield. What is NATO doing to improve the cyber defence capabilities of its members?
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How Seoul Became One Of The World's Sharing Capitals

How Seoul Became One Of The World's Sharing Capitals | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it

“Sharing City Seoul” project started in September 2012, under the leadership of mayor Park Won-Soon. From sharing unused parking lots, to leasing empty rooms, from exchanging kid’s clothes and even meals, to sharing bookshelves and letting citizens use idle spaces in public or government-owned facilities, a different culture is emerging


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Séverin Tarbouriech's curator insight, May 26, 2014 6:54 AM

The "real smart" : "change of attitude; instead of accumulating, of building new houses and buying new cars and other goods, people could start to share what they already have".

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How Researchers Use Social Media To Map The Conflict In Syria

How Researchers Use Social Media To Map The Conflict In Syria | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
Not long ago, for techPresident, I wrote an article on "Using Data and Statistics to Bring Down Dictators". While researching for the article, I got in touch with Jay Aronson, the founder of Carnegie Mellon's Center for Human Rights Science. He pointed me to the work of another scholar, called [...]
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Da Facebook a Twitter e ritorno - contest, pagine ed engagement - On the brink

Da Facebook a Twitter e ritorno - contest, pagine ed engagement - On the brink | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
Le slide della prima parte del corso che ho tenuto il 22 novembre 2013 a Trieste, quella relativa a Facebook.     Da Facebook a Twitter e ritorno...
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Qual è il modo migliore di organizzare un concorso su Facebook? Quali sono le applicazioni più utili? Come creare engagement ed evitare che la propria pagina sia una semplice vetrina? Sono alcuni dei temi trattati in questo corso di cui posto qui le slide...

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, Other Tech Execs to Form D.C. Advocacy Group (Mike Isaac/AllThingsD)

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, Other Tech Execs to Form D.C. Advocacy Group (Mike Isaac/AllThingsD) | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, Other Tech Execs to Form D.C. Advocacy Group  —  Mr.
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Social Media-Based Public Shaming Has Gotten Out of Control

Social Media-Based Public Shaming Has Gotten Out of Control | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
Are people so busy fiddling with their electronic devices that they can no longer resolve disputes face to face?
It certainly seems that way lately.
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It is certainly a problem, we have to set rules and apply some kind of inner discipline to the use of these tools...

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In Kenya, social media impacts the mobile shopping experience of 70% of mobile users

In Kenya, social media impacts the mobile shopping experience of 70% of mobile users | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
A survey of 3,500 respondents in seven countries including Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa has found opinions on social media to strongly influence shopping habits.
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Google Babble: The One (Rumored) Chat Service to Rule Them All

Google Babble: The One (Rumored) Chat Service to Rule Them All | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
Google will soon unify all its disparate chat services under a single banner called Babble, a new report says.
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Hongkongers flock to 'off-grid' chat app FireChat amid fears of internet shutdown

Hongkongers flock to 'off-grid' chat app FireChat amid fears of internet shutdown | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
A mobile messaging application enabling users to communicate without internet access has seen large numbers of new sign-ups from Hong Kong as pro-democracy demonstrators in the territory scrambled for alternative means of communication amid the...
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Some 100,000 people have downloaded the application FireChat for smartphones over the last 24 hours in Hong Kong, according to Open Garden, the company that developed the communications tool which operates without an Internet connection or mobile phone coverage.

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Can ICTs Improve Democracy and Governance in Myanmar? | ICT Works

Can ICTs Improve Democracy and Governance in Myanmar? | ICT Works | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
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ICT can amplify citizens’ demands for better governance, writes Maria Andersen, as long as it supports and not drive the change...

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European Startups Get Ready: The EU Is Investing 80 Million Euros To Boost ... - Forbes

European Startups Get Ready: The EU Is Investing 80 Million Euros To Boost ... - Forbes | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
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European Startups Get Ready: The EU Is Investing 80 Million Euros To Boost ...

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A public-private partneship among the European Commission and 16 private accelerators, could help foster the Old Continent’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

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Federico Guerrini's curator insight, September 26, 2014 8:10 AM

A public-private partneship among the European Commission and 16 private accelerators, could help foster the Old Continent’s entrepreneurial ecosystem...

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WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker

WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
“ WeVideo makes video editing easy for everyone and accessible from anywhere.”
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John Dalziel's curator insight, July 30, 2014 11:54 AM

WeVideo allows practitioners, learners and other stakeholders to easily create and share videos and short animations.
Using the WeVideo app with Google Drive will enable users to create videos right from their Drive.
Not tried it yet but should work on a Chromebook.

Watch the overview of WeVideo for Google Drive™ at...
https://www.youtube.com/embed/WcLErv-Oauo

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Why Big Tech Companies Think Africa is a Game-Changer

Why Big Tech Companies Think Africa is a Game-Changer | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
Why Big Tech Companies Think Africa is a Game-Changer
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Say the words and most people think of poverty… famine… epidemics… political strife… sectarian violence.

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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, June 6, 2014 8:59 PM

Obviously, as it develops, Africa will need every kind of modern technology. It already is a leading user of mobile phones. But that is just the start.

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How London Is Quietly Becoming A City Of Sensors

How London Is Quietly Becoming A City Of Sensors | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it

It's not only the ubiquitous cameras, watching your every move, as you stroll through the city. London's administrators are installing sensors all over the capital, to monitor air quality, allow for smart parking, smooth the traffic, and more.

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Google Is Reportedly Set To Carve Up Its Failed Social Network Google

Google Is Reportedly Set To Carve Up Its Failed Social Network Google | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
“Google is reportedly planning to dismantle its social network, Google+. Google will consider Google+ a platform rather than a product, TechCrunch reports, citing "multiple sources." This means that it will no longer exist as a social network aimed...”
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Robin Carley's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:26 AM

Social networks will continue to evolve and as soon as you become comfortable it changes.

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Da Facebook a Twitter e ritorno (parte seconda) - Twitter: follower...

Le slide complete del corso che ho tenuto il 28 novembre 2013 a Trieste - parte seconda: Twitter. Copyright: Federico Guerrini
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Campagne a pagamento su Twitter, applicazioni utili, linguaggio della piattaforma...e  molto altro.

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Google’s unified privacy policy ignites another round of investigations from EU regulators

Google’s unified privacy policy ignites another round of investigations from EU regulators | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
Europe sure does love its investigations.
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Social media becoming integral part of churches

In the beginning was the Word. And then the Word was tweeted.
When the Rev. Patrick Mead delivers...
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Project: TWEETx - SOCIAL MEDIA VISUALISED

Martin LC Series™ LED panels were used to visually present tweets as part of an innovative multi-media installation at TEDxHamburg. Products involved in the ...
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eGov AU: Using social media in emergency and disaster management

eGov AU: Using social media in emergency and disaster management | Tech in the public interest | Scoop.it
eGovernment thoughts and speculations from an Australian perspective (RT @Rai_Whitten: Why we must use social media in #emergency and #disaster management - @craigthomler: http://t.co/7l5otGXcac)...
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