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Tomorrow's surveillance: everyone, everywhere, all the time

Tomorrow's surveillance: everyone, everywhere, all the time | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Everyone is worried about the wrong things. Since Edward Snowden exposed the incipient NSA panopticon, the civil libertarians are worried that their Internet conversations and phone metadata are being tracked; the national-security conservatives claim to be worried that terrorists will start hiding their tracks; but both sides should really be worried about different things entirely.

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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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Rich User Experience, UX and Desktopization of War

Rich User Experience, UX and Desktopization of War | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Olia Lialina: Every victory of experience design: a new product 'telling the story', or an interface meeting the 'exact needs of the customer, without fuss or bother' widens the gap in between a person and a personal computer.

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Computing teachers concerned that pupils know more than them

Computing teachers concerned that pupils know more than them | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A survey of UK schools carried out by Microsoft and Computing at School reveals some worrying statistics that are probably more widely applicable.

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Social media actually isn't stressing us out, says new report

Social media actually isn't stressing us out, says new report | Technoculture | Scoop.it

People often say, 'I had a stressful day'. It seems like a given that all of the glowing screens and Facebook notifications around us are contributing to that anxiety. But new findings from the Pew Research Center reveal just the opposite.

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President Obama is waging a war on hackers

President Obama is waging a war on hackers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In next week’s State of the Union address, President Obama will propose new laws against hacking that could make either retweeting or clicking on the above (fictional) link illegal.

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Robot writing moves from journalism to Wall Street

Robot writing moves from journalism to Wall Street | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Software that turns data into written text could help us make sense of a coming tsunami of data.

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Remembering Aaron Swartz with action: watch new, unreleased footage from 'Internet's Own Boy'

Remembering Aaron Swartz with action: watch new, unreleased footage from 'Internet's Own Boy' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Two years after the death of hacker, activist, and good human being Aaron Swartz, new video and a new way to bring life to his legacy of making the world a better place.

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Saudi blogger receives first 50 lashes of sentence for 'insulting Islam'

Saudi blogger receives first 50 lashes of sentence for 'insulting Islam' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, the remainder of which will be carried out over 50 weeks.

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A day with Apple Pay

A day with Apple Pay | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The success of Apple Pay will in part be determined lies in the hands of the people behind retailers’ counters. How are those people doing two months after the service was introduced?

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Watch John Cleese compare a Compaq to a dead fish

Watch John Cleese compare a Compaq to a dead fish | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Today, Compaq is little more than a memory, an extra brand-name slapped on the odd machine sold by aging computer giant HP. But there was a time when Compaq was big --- so big it could hire John Cleese to compare its computers to a dead fish.

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10 lifehacks from 100 years ago

10 lifehacks from 100 years ago | Technoculture | Scoop.it

From steaming out a splinter to stopping a mad dog, here's how your ancestors handled life's big problems.

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Turns out the dot-com bust's worst flops were actually fantastic ideas

Turns out the dot-com bust's worst flops were actually fantastic ideas | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Was Pets.com really such a bad idea? The biggest flops of the dot com boom all had the kernel of a really great idea.

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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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Ever liked a film on Facebook? You've given the security services a key to your soul

Ever liked a film on Facebook? You've given the security services a key to your soul | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The most banal acts on Facebook can add up to an accurate psychological profile, according to new research.

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Teens' use of social media is significantly shaped by race, class, geography, cultural background

Teens' use of social media is significantly shaped by race, class, geography, cultural background | Technoculture | Scoop.it

danah boyd responds to A Teenager’s View on Social Media (written by an actual teen), pointing out that what white, affluent boys do with social media is not a full account of how teens use the internet.

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An open letter to everyone tricked into fearing artificial intelligence

An open letter to everyone tricked into fearing artificial intelligence | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Erik Sofge: Don't believe the hype about artificial intelligence, or the horror.

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Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo review: the failing giant and the unlikely geek

Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo review: the failing giant and the unlikely geek | Technoculture | Scoop.it

John Naughton: Why Marissa Mayer jumped ship from Google – and how she changed a ‘pathologically relaxed’ company.

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9 of the weirdest Wikipedia pages we've ever seen

9 of the weirdest Wikipedia pages we've ever seen | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With the right state of mind, enough time on your hands, and a can-do attitude/darkened worldview, your casual Wikipedia browsing can quickly devolve into hours spent amongst the site's weird, bizarre, and morbidly fascinating black holes. Making it virtually impossible to uncover all of the site's many dark and dusty corners — but damned if we didn't try.

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10 comics that shut down terrible internet arguments

10 comics that shut down terrible internet arguments | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Is there a persistent internet argument that you're just sick of responding to? Don't have the energy to explain the problem with the argument for the billionth time? These comics can help, countering those troublesome arguments with a few words and pictures.

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Marissa Mayer's Yahoo is a case study in the toxic nature of stack ranking

Marissa Mayer's Yahoo is a case study in the toxic nature of stack ranking | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Human beings are more complicated than a bell curve.

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Africa's techies have found a model to bring together local startups and Western capital

Africa's techies have found a model to bring together local startups and Western capital | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The tens of tech hubs dotted across the continent are helping its startups attract capital and skill up.

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Obsolete technologies that will baffle modern children

Obsolete technologies that will baffle modern children | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In 2014, many teenagers have never seen or used a video tape or a floppy disc. Take a look at some gadgets which will puzzle younger people.

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