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The problem with the 'debate' over online porn is the two sides aren't even speaking the same language

The problem with the 'debate' over online porn is the two sides aren't even speaking the same language | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Willard Foxton: Yes, there's quite a lot of smut on the Internet, but there's nowhere near as much as Claire Perry (the UK prime minister’s 'special adviser on preventing the sexualisation and commercialisation of childhood') thinks, the vast bulk of it is totally harmless porn as opposed to violent images, and it's nowhere near the hugely profitable business Perry claims.

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ChihiraAico, la robote hôtesse d'accueil va vous chanter une chanson

ChihiraAico, la robote hôtesse d'accueil va vous chanter une chanson | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Ce lundi, la nouvelle robote hôtesse de Toshiba a accueilli les clients d'un grand magasin à Tokyo.

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Libertarians think the 'perfect information' of the Internet will make regulation obsolete. They are so, so wrong

Libertarians think the 'perfect information' of the Internet will make regulation obsolete. They are so, so wrong | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Truth crushed to earth doesn’t magically rise again. And the information that does percolate to the top isn’t necessarily more accurate than the conventional wisdom of eras past.

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Read Google's defensive response to European antitrust charges

Read Google's defensive response to European antitrust charges | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Addressing antitrust complaints brought by the EU, Google defends its practices and extols the global impact of Android.

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Kidney transplant for Success Kid's dad hits campaign goal — and then some

Kidney transplant for Success Kid's dad hits campaign goal — and then some | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The campaign to get Success Kid's father a new kidney has fundraised almost $100,000, greatly surpassing its original goal.

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Cell phones in Africa: communication lifeline

Cell phones in Africa: communication lifeline | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In a few short years, the proliferation of mobile phone networks has transformed communications in sub-Saharan Africa. It has also allowed Africans to skip the landline stage of development and jump right to the digital age.

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EU tackles Google over shopping service search results

EU tackles Google over shopping service search results | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The European Union's competition commissioner has announced details of its case against Google over its search engine.

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Streaming helps digital music match global physical sales

Streaming helps digital music match global physical sales | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Subscription services such as Spotify boosted revenue by nearly 40% in 2014, but value of downloads through iTunes and other sites shrank again, says IFPI.

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Swarm robots poised to fly amid acquisitions and military investment

Swarm robots poised to fly amid acquisitions and military investment | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The military is going miniature, and that means big investments in small flying machines that will eventually operate in swarms.

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The future of the ATM in a world of digital money

The future of the ATM in a world of digital money | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With credit cards and mobile payments dominating commerce, the relevancy—and role—of the ATM is in flux.

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You'll want to poke this doomsday device

You'll want to poke this doomsday device | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Please Don't Touch Anything is a sort of puzzle box game that tasks you with figuring out the workings of some bleak old doomsday device based on trial and error, some clues scrawled in the environment, and general willingness to prod. There are multiple ways it can all end, and the art is wonderful. So is the soundtrack, which morphs elegantly as your relationship to the device, and therefore your tension, mounts.

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Semi-autonomous and on their own: killer robots in Plato’s Cave

As China, Russia, the United States, and 115 other nations convene in Geneva for their second meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems, that phrase still has no official definition.

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Might as well face it, you're addicted to your phone

Might as well face it, you're addicted to your phone | Technoculture | Scoop.it

People discover the shocking truth about how much face time they give their smartphones.

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Anonymous intends to bring paedophile networks to justice with 'Operation DeathEaters'

Anonymous intends to bring paedophile networks to justice with 'Operation DeathEaters' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Hacktivist group Anonymous, which has made public attacks on extremists, corporations and religious and governmental bodies, is calling for help in its fight against international paedophile networks, or what it calls the 'paedosadist industry'. 

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Nine ways to get a gaming career

Nine ways to get a gaming career | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Don’t call yourself an expert and tailor your application to specific studios, advise our gaming panel.

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Instagram bans 'fully-nude' buttocks

Instagram bans 'fully-nude' buttocks | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Instagram has tightened its community guidelines to better explain its policies around pornography and harassment.

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EU brings antitrust charges against Google related to Android and search

EU brings antitrust charges against Google related to Android and search | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The European Parliament has been vocally pushing for an investigation into Google’s alleged anticompetitive strategies since November. And on Wednesday, Margrethe Vestager, the European Union competition commissioner, announced in Brussels that such an inquiry is moving forward and that Google is being formally accused (through what’s called a 'statement of objections') of abusing its power in its ubiquitous services like Internet search and Android.

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Why it's down to this generation to begin preserving video game history

Why it's down to this generation to begin preserving video game history | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Fans are recognising that not only are things going to get lost but the only people who care enough to preserve games are, well, us. Older generations have different priorities and their own things to look after, mostly themselves at this point in time. The preservation of video game history falls to those of us in the here and now, the ones playing them.

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The optimal length for every social media update

The optimal length for every social media update | Technoculture | Scoop.it

How long should my tweet be? Or my blogpost? Or my headline?

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You're not afraid of spoilers. You're afraid of the future

You're not afraid of spoilers. You're afraid of the future | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google may have long since reneged on its promise not to be evil, but it’s still trying to do some good. In a recent patent filing, the company declared its interest in doing away with one of the most common sources of online consternation: the unwanted encounter with a spoiler. Far from making the Internet safer, however, this system merely treats one symptom of a larger sickness that the Web itself produces.

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UK government backs international development of 'killer robots' at UN

UK government backs international development of 'killer robots' at UN | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The UK is opposing an international ban on lethal autonomous weapons systems (Laws) at a United Nations conference this week, so-called 'killer robots' that can select and destroy targets without human input.

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Publishers fight to block third-party revival of 'abandoned' game servers

Publishers fight to block third-party revival of 'abandoned' game servers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

ESA sees proposed DMCA exemption as encouraging piracy, limiting copyright.

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New UK laws will punish revenge pornographers and trolls with two years of jail time

New UK laws will punish revenge pornographers and trolls with two years of jail time | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Per a new law proposed in October and taking effect today, offenders found guilty of sharing 'private, sexual images of someone without consent and with the intent to cause distress' will now face up to two years of jail time.

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UN told to ban killer robots before they become a reality

UN told to ban killer robots before they become a reality | Technoculture | Scoop.it

uman Rights Watch and Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic have a strong and eye-catching message for the U.N.: 'Ban killer robots'.

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Reddit's hot 'button' game is practically religious

Reddit's hot 'button' game is practically religious | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Big groups can do amazing things with surprisingly few implements, and internet communities can spontaneously become collaborative experience designers. Redditors are playing a new game of sorts with themselves and each other involving a color-changing button and a timer, and the emergent memes are weird and glorious.

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Twitter account collects cringeworthy tweets of brands trying to talk like teenagers

Twitter account collects cringeworthy tweets of brands trying to talk like teenagers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Brands Saying Bae is a hilarious Twitter account that collects cringeworthy examples of major brands trying to use hip teenager slang on Twitter.

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