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Forget fast lanes. The real threat for net-neutrality is zero-rated content

Forget fast lanes. The real threat for net-neutrality is zero-rated content | Technoculture | Scoop.it

When telcos zero-rate data used by their apps and their partners’ apps, they are engaging in price discrimination and threatening net neutrality. The practice should be banned in U.S. and Europe.

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geek as hell: random acts of geekness

geek as hell: random acts of geekness | Technoculture | Scoop.it

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I, spy: Edward Snowden in exile

I, spy: Edward Snowden in exile | Technoculture | Scoop.it

He doesn’t drink, he’s reading Dostoevsky and, no, he doesn’t wear a disguise. A year after blowing the whistle on the NSA, America’s most wanted talks to Alan Rusbridger and Ewen MacAskill about his life as a hero-pariah – and why the world remains ‘more dangerous than Orwell imagined’.

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3 years later, Google+ drops its dumb real name rule and apologizes

3 years later, Google+ drops its dumb real name rule and apologizes | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google announced the change via (where else?) their Google+ page, and apologized that it took so long for them to make this decision.

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Trolling of teen rape victim Jada sparks Internet fightback with hashtag #IamJada

Trolling of teen rape victim Jada sparks Internet fightback with hashtag #IamJada | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Social media is standing together in support of a teenage girl who was targeted by online trolls when pictures of her alleged rape went viral.

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Chinese hackers extending reach to smaller US agencies, officials say

Chinese hackers extending reach to smaller US agencies, officials say | Technoculture | Scoop.it

American officials are mystified by the pedestrian nature of some of the new targets, among them the Government Printing Office.

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Who's afraid of robot journalists?

Who's afraid of robot journalists? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Associated Press recently announced that most of its coverage of corporate earnings reports will soon be 'produced using automation technology'. It’s just the latest example of algorithm-driven tools that arrange straightforward English sentences into a news story, with little or no human intervention — the bot-ification of journalism.

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Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: memes and Twitter reaction after Brazil suffer historic 7-1 defeat

Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: memes and Twitter reaction after Brazil suffer historic 7-1 defeat | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Plenty of Premier League stars, famous names and jokers have had their say on the incredible semi-final.

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MySpace to Sega: unfortunate tech-themed tattoos

MySpace to Sega: unfortunate tech-themed tattoos | Technoculture | Scoop.it

From the Google logo emblazoned on knuckles to a MySpace love letter right across someone's stomach, technology evangelists are getting inky odes that will almost certainly outlast their favourite brands. Here are some of the weirdest, grossest and most creative tech tattoos

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Innovation: the government was crucial after all

Innovation: the government was crucial after all | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Jeff Madrick: We hear time and again from those who should know better that government is a hindrance to the innovation that produces economic growth. Above all, the government should not try to pick 'winners' by investing in what may be the next great companies. Many orthodox economists insist that the government should just get out of the way. A new book, The Entrepreneurial State by Mariana Mazzucato, forcefully documents just how wrong these assertions are.

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The Supreme Court has effectively killed TV streaming service Aereo

The Supreme Court has effectively killed TV streaming service Aereo | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Supreme Court Of The United States has ruled against Aereo, an online TV streaming service, effectively making its entire business illegal. 

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Five things you do when the Internet is down

Five things you do when the Internet is down | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Imagine a scenario when there is no Internet at all. It's not that hard, it happens to all of us - the electricity goes off, it rains cats and dogs, or just some random reason makes the internet go poof. So what really happens in that situation? What do you do?

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Mass surveillance of social media is permitted by law, says top UK official

Mass surveillance of social media is permitted by law, says top UK official | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Charles Farr's statement marks first time government has commented on how it exploits the UK's legal framework to operate mass interception.

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Jennifer in paradise: the story of the first Photoshopped image

Jennifer in paradise: the story of the first Photoshopped image | Technoculture | Scoop.it

One holiday snap has been manipulated thousands of times on thousands of computers. Gordon Comstock on how a woman on a beach in Bora Bora taught the world to tinker with pictures.

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Buzz Aldrin: second man on the Moon, but first to take a space selfie

Buzz Aldrin: second man on the Moon, but first to take a space selfie | Technoculture | Scoop.it

This weekend is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, when man first set foot on the moon, but Buzz Aldrin just tipped us off to another of his many accomplishments: He took the world's first space selfie back in 1966. Eat your heart out, Instagram.

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Nils Mulvad: data journalism is the punk of our times

Nils Mulvad: data journalism is the punk of our times | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'You couldn’t work as a journalist, if you were not able to do an interview. The same applies to data journalism in the age of digitalization' – says Nils Mulvad, a world renowned data journalist, editor at Kaas & Mulvad and associate professor at The Danish School of Media and Journalism during the Data Harvest 2014 conference.

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FBI warns driverless cars could be used as 'lethal weapons'

FBI warns driverless cars could be used as 'lethal weapons' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Internal report sees benefits for road safety, but warns that autonomy will create greater potential for criminal 'multitasking'.

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This social robot is adorable. But will families actually want one?

This social robot is adorable. But will families actually want one? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Jibo’s charm is also slightly unnerving. The device is supposed to use things like facial recognition and ambient sensors to analyze who is in a room and what's going on. When Jibo is in rest position, its cameras face down, and it can be turned on and off. If you want some private, robot-free time, it can also be put in a sleep mode where it is passively listening for a wake-up phrase and won’t respond to anything else.

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The best World Cup memes

The best World Cup memes | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The 2014 tournament has smashed social media records with some of the highest numbers recorded on Facebook and Twitter, and that means there have been more memes than ever too.

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'Sad Brazilians': website dedicated to Brazilians crying

'Sad Brazilians': website dedicated to Brazilians crying | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As the whole damned planet knows by now Germany slaughtered Brazil during their semi-final match yesterday. Lots of Brazilians were losing their shit and crying. There’s a website dedicated to Brazilians with serious cases of the sads over their epic loss to Germany.

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Please don't give this kid money for his potato salad Kickstarter

Please don't give this kid money for his potato salad Kickstarter | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Forget normcore: The real harbinger of the Fall Of The Ironic Empire is the fact that some kid in Ohio has raised over $9,000 (and counting) to make a fucking potato salad.

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Facebook's unethical experiment manipulated users' emotions

Facebook's unethical experiment manipulated users' emotions | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Facebook has been experimenting on us. A new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that Facebook intentionally manipulated the news feeds of almost 700,000 users in order to study 'emotional contagion through social networks'.

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Google wants to be your roommate

Google wants to be your roommate | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Will this be the end of privacy?

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'The Internet's Own Boy': how the government destroyed Aaron Swartz

'The Internet's Own Boy': how the government destroyed Aaron Swartz | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A film tells the story of the coder-activist who fought corporate power and corruption -- and paid a cruel price.

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Is coding the new literacy?

Is coding the new literacy? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Why America's schools need to train a generation of hackers.

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Flipbook goal: Van Persie

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Don't believe the science hype – we haven't created true AI yet

Don't believe the science hype – we haven't created true AI yet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Yorick Wilks: Despite claims made for the Eugene Goostman software there's a way to go before chatbots will be able run call centres for us.

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