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Apple hit by boycott call over worker abuses in China

Apple hit by boycott call over worker abuses in China | Technoculture | Scoop.it

US writers attack conditions at Foxconn plant and call for consumers to act.

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Google, Facebook, Privacy — And You

Google, Facebook, Privacy — And You | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Like millions of other people, I got an email from Google this morning. It was entitled 'Changes to Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.'

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How Apple Can Solve Its China Problem

How Apple Can Solve Its China Problem | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Apple is on the brink of becoming the poster child for worker abuse. Journalists and rights organizations are starting to draw attention to the enormous contrast between Apple’s quarterly billions in profits, and the desperate plight of abused workers in China.

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Tomorrow's Spies Will Drop F-BOMBs Everywhere

Tomorrow's Spies Will Drop F-BOMBs Everywhere | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Fuck. It's a word that commands attention. These F-BOMB computers, however, are designed to do just the opposite—quietly and inconspicuously gather sensitive information from within secure areas.

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Kinect Technology Eyed For Future Laptops

Kinect Technology Eyed For Future Laptops | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The Kinect technology has been said to be on the way to be integrated to some desktop computers but it appears that even notebooks will get a chance to hang out with Microsoft’s Kinect technology.

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So What Do We Do With All These Data?

So What Do We Do With All These Data? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Scientists think all the personal information now being shared on social networks or collected by sensors can help them predict the future.

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Machine Morality and Human Responsibility

Machine Morality and Human Responsibility | Technoculture | Scoop.it

There is a great irony in the fact that one of the leading edges of scientific and technological development, represented by robotics and AI, is at last coming to see the importance of ethics; yet it is hardly a surprise if it should not yet see that importance clearly or broadly.

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Portuguese Authors Association Caught Faking Authors Names

Portuguese Authors Association Caught Faking Authors Names | Technoculture | Scoop.it

They think they don't receive enough, and now they're trying to pass a new 'Private Copy Law' with which they hope to put a tax on every digital storage device!

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The Mercenary Techie Who Troubleshoots for Drug Dealers and Jealous Lovers

The Mercenary Techie Who Troubleshoots for Drug Dealers and Jealous Lovers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A while ago, a twenty-something geek we'll call Martin arranged a meeting with some potential clients in an an unusual place: the sidewalk across the street from a police precinct on Manhattan's West Side.

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FBI social network scraping app

FBI social network scraping app | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The FBI asks contractors to suggest a system that can 'scrape' information from social networks to build alert maps.

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UC Berkeley Regents' Lecture: Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold offers a glimpse of the future of high-end online learning in which motivated self-learners collaborate via a variety of social media to create, deliver, and learn an agreed curriculum: a mutant variety of pedagogy that more closely resembles a peer-agogy.

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In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad

In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A staggering manufacturing system in China has made it possible for Apple and other companies to make devices almost as quickly as they can be dreamed up, but for workers, it can be dangerous.

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African Twitter map reveals how continent stays connected

African Twitter map reveals how continent stays connected | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Analysis of 11.5m tweets in last three months of 2011 shows South Africa generated the most, with more than 5m recorded.

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Wikipedia: SOPA protest led 8 million to look up reps in Congress

Wikipedia: SOPA protest led 8 million to look up reps in Congress | Technoculture | Scoop.it

SOPA blackout: Wikipedia reports 162 million people saw its blackout page, 8 million looked up their congressional reps.

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Can Too Much Information Harm Patients?

Can Too Much Information Harm Patients? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In his new book, cardiologist Eric Topol explores the ways in which the digital age is transforming medicine.

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John Naughton's top 10 books about the internet

John Naughton's top 10 books about the internet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

From novels to manifestos and jeremiads, the author and academic selects the best reading about the network that is shaping our world.

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The World’s First Computer Password? It Was Useless Too

The World’s First Computer Password? It Was Useless Too | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Nearly all of the computer historians contacted by Wired in the past few weeks said that the first password must have come from MIT’s Compatible Time-Sharing System. In geek circles, it’s famous. CTSS pioneered many of the building blocks of computing as we know it today: things like e-mail, virtual machines, instant messaging, and file sharing.

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Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing

2012 may be the year of 3D printing, when this three-decade-old technology finally becomes accessible and even commonplace. Lisa Harouni gives a useful introduction to this fascinating way of making things -- including intricate objects once impossible to create.

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The Problem with 'Friendly' Artificial Intelligence

The Problem with 'Friendly' Artificial Intelligence | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Should we care about machine morality at all? Do the issues that Charles T. Rubin so ably raises merit scholarly time and public attention? Or are they just frivolities — material suited for science fiction romps in books and movies but unworthy of serious consideration?

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North Korea threatens to punish mobile-phone users as 'war criminals'

North Korea threatens to punish mobile-phone users as 'war criminals' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

North Korea has warned that any of its citizens caught trying to defect to China or using mobile phones during the 100-day mourning period for Kim Jong-il will be branded as 'war criminals' and punished accordingly.

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Social media taking WEF debates to broader global audience

Social media taking WEF debates to broader global audience | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Debates in prestigious congregations like the World Economic Forum were the preserve of a chosen few only till the recent past, but thanks to social media, especially Twitter, the dialogues are now being extended to global audience.

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After the Battle Against SOPA — What's Next?

After the Battle Against SOPA — What's Next? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The fight against SOPA awakened an Internet giant. But do activists know how much power they have and what they need to do next?

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Twitter 'can censor by country'

Twitter 'can censor by country' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Twitter says it now has the technology to censor tweets on a country by country basis, as it continues to expand internationally.

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Cloak's on you: Scientists create 'invisible' object

Cloak's on you: Scientists create 'invisible' object | Technoculture | Scoop.it

By scattering microwaves with plasmonic materials, University of Texas researchers achieve 'three-dimensional cloaking,' one step closer to rending something transparent in visible light.

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Real Bonding With Family Around the TV Via Skype

Real Bonding With Family Around the TV Via Skype | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Tely Labs' telyHD turns Skype video chats into room-size experiences, involving whole families or groups of friends on each end—seeing each other, chatting and sharing photos in high definition using TVs instead of computers.

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