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Information Technology and Democracy, Two Years On | Impact of ...

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The revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa were widely thought to have been influenced by the internet. It was argued that people were influenced by the free expression on the internet to demand democracy in their ...
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Your iPhone is now encrypted. The FBI says it'll help kidnappers. Who do you believe? | Trevor Timm

Your iPhone is now encrypted. The FBI says it'll help kidnappers. Who do you believe? | Trevor Timm | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Apple and Google have finally encrypted your phone data by default. And thats a bad thing?
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Assange Says Latin America Needs Internet Sovereignty - teleSUR English

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Currently, over 80 percent of Latin America's internet traffic passes through the United States — including traffic between adjacent countries.
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The Morning Download: Microsoft Shifts New Windows Focus Back to Enterprise - Wall Street Journal (blog)

The Morning Download: Microsoft Shifts New Windows Focus Back to Enterprise Wall Street Journal (blog) To avoid another set of lost years–Forrester Researcher says only 20% of companies offer employees PCs powered by Windows 8–Microsoft plans to...
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How to Encrypt Your Business Data for Optimal Security - Forbes

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Concerns about business data security are on the rise. Between the recent Apple leak and a series of hacked credit card databases, CEOs are justly worried about the long-term effects.
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Twitter will reportedly unveil its own app development platform

Twitter will reportedly unveil its own app development platform | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The Information is reporting that will introduce its own app development platform — called Twitter Fabric — at its developer conference October 22.
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Google releases, open sources tools for linear optimization

Google releases, open sources tools for linear optimization | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Google has built a linear optimization add-on for its Google Drive spreadsheet application, as well as an associated API for developers.
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Cloudera bought DataPad because data scientists need tooling, too

Cloudera bought DataPad because data scientists need tooling, too | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Cloudera has acquired a data-visualization startup called DataPad, the founding team of which specializes in data analysis using the Python programming language.
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Pivotal nabs OpenStack co-creator and Piston co-founder Joshua McKenty

Pivotal nabs OpenStack co-creator and Piston co-founder Joshua McKenty | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Joshua McKenty, one of the early architects of OpenStack while at NASA, and a co-founder of OpenStack startup Piston, has joined Pivotal at field CTO for Cloud Foundry.
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How we built it: Tell your story to find funding and then stick with it

How we built it: Tell your story to find funding and then stick with it | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
This is the third post in our How We Built it package featuring lessons from hardware entrepreneurs on getting from an idea to a product. LIFX explains the hard part of finding funding.
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The Internet Is Broken, and Shellshock Is Just the Start of Our Woes - Wired

The Internet Is Broken, and Shellshock Is Just the Start of Our Woes - Wired | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
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And as UNIX gave rise to GNU and Linux—the OS that drives so much of the modern internet—Bash found its way onto tens of thousands of machines.
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Microsoft’s quest for low-end Windows sales begins: $99 tablet, $199 laptop from HP

Microsoft’s quest for low-end Windows sales begins: $99 tablet, $199 laptop from HP | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Microsoft said it was taking the low-cost market seriously and now it has proof: A pair of tablets and two laptops from HP that use Windows 8.1 with Bing and come with a year of Office 365 personal plus a terabyte of OneDrive storage.
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Oculus Rift in the classroom: Immersive education's next level | ZDNet

Oculus Rift in the classroom: Immersive education's next level | ZDNet | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The popularity of immersive education is growing. But as cool and cutting-edge as the technology is, is a virtual reality environment conducive to learning?
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Best Selling Educational Technology Books 2014 ...

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I am frequently asked what some of the more popular books are that discuss technology in education. While there are a bunch, a lot of them speak the same sentiments.
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Shellshock fixes beget another round of patches as attacks mount - Ars Technica

Shellshock fixes beget another round of patches as attacks mount - Ars Technica | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Tech Times Shellshock fixes beget another round of patches as attacks mount Ars Technica On Monday, the SANS Technology Institute's Internet Storm Center (ISC) elevated its INFOcon threat level—a measure of the danger level of current Internet...
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A South Korean mobile powerhouse buys shopping app provider shopkick - InternetRetailer.com

A South Korean mobile powerhouse buys shopping app provider shopkick - InternetRetailer.com | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
A South Korean mobile powerhouse buys shopping app provider shopkick InternetRetailer.com Its rewards program counts 38 million subscribers in a country of approximately 50 million people, and processes $50 billion in transactions per year, the...
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Why Mobile Voice Quality Still Stinks—and How to Fix It - IEEE Spectrum

Why Mobile Voice Quality Still Stinks—and How to Fix It - IEEE Spectrum | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Why Mobile Voice Quality Still Stinks—and How to Fix It IEEE Spectrum The smartphone's form “is driven by industrial design and not voice quality,” says Chris Kyriakakis, founder and chief technology officer of Audyssey, a Los Angeles–based...
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Reddit ponders creating its own cryptocurrency

Reddit ponders creating its own cryptocurrency | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Reddit's plan to distribute its latest funding round: inventing a new cryptocurrency.
Reddit ponders creating its own cryptocurrency originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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Four hackers charged with stealing $100m in US army and Xbox technology

Four hackers charged with stealing $100m in US army and Xbox technology | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Indictment unsealed on Tuesday reveals Department of Justice charged four people in international computer hacking ring Four men have been charged with breaking into the computer systems of Microsoft, the US army and leading games manufacturers, as...
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Microsoft unveils Windows 10: 'It wouldn't be right to call it Windows 9'

Microsoft unveils Windows 10: 'It wouldn't be right to call it Windows 9' | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
New operating system comes three years after launch of the poorly received Windows 8 and skips 9 altogether Microsoft is to put some numerical distance between its poorly received Windows 8 operating system and its replacement by calling the new...
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Microsoft pitches Windows 10 to enterprises with a blend of Metro and a dash of Desktop

Microsoft pitches Windows 10 to enterprises with a blend of Metro and a dash of Desktop | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
So long Windows 8, hello Windows.... 10? That's the next version from Microsoft, which showed off an early look at the new software on Tuesday. Live Tiles are blended with the Desktop in a way that appears more seamless than ever before.
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This 6-inch phone comes with a smaller Bluetooth handset for making calls

This 6-inch phone comes with a smaller Bluetooth handset for making calls | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Want a big phone to act as your tablet, but would rather make calls on a dedicated handset? Check out Alcatel's new Pop Mega LTE, which includes a phone that pairs through Bluetooth to a 6-inch Android device.
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Google’s modular phone will let you swap out parts without powering down

Google’s modular phone will let you swap out parts without powering down | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The ability to swap out a Project Ara phone component was already intriguing and now it will be easy to do as well: A modified version of Android L will let you change parts without turning off the phone.
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Matchstick, the Firefox OS-based Chromecast competitor, launches on Kickstarter for $18

Matchstick, the Firefox OS-based Chromecast competitor, launches on Kickstarter for $18 | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Matchstick wants to take on Chromecast with a dirt-cheap dongle that is more open than Google's streaming stick, and promises developers more powerful hardware.
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Drawing The Eye: Attention Technology

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Eye-tracking technology is over 100 years old, but it’s only recently that it’s become reliable enough to be used in high volume research. UK-based company Lumen uses the tech to prove that creativity can look great and drive effectiveness.
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Talk Tech With Me Web Tools | Didactics and Tec...

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Web Tools fon Talk Tech With Me (Talk Tech With Me Web Tools http://t.co/eAcJge1VQL)
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