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AT&T Makes Dangerous Move to Kneecap Net Neutrality | The People's View

AT&T Makes Dangerous Move to Kneecap Net Neutrality | The People's View | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

The wait is over. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yesterday, AT&T announced a very dangerous move that would forever undermine Net Neutrality in the mobile space: dubbed "Sponsored Data", AT&T's scheme leverages high mobile data charges to stuff their corporate pocketbooks. For most people with a smartphone data plan, the fact of limited data is real. You buy a data plan for your phone or other device(s), and every time you use the Internet on the device while it's on the Network, it comes off your plan. If you go over, you pay more, or your speeds are crawled to a halt.

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I think we need to all be spreading this information and educating each other as fast as we can about what net neutrality is and what we can do to hold on to this critical mass communication system before we allow it to be become a corporate coup of the worst type.

 

Please share and join all efforts to stand up to this huge deliberate attempt at a take over of our communication system  and kick  back to the old monopolies of yesterday that kept people ill informed or totally misled or distracted.

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Federal appeals court strikes down net neutrality rules

Federal appeals court strikes down net neutrality rules | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The FCC's rules regulating broadband companies contradict an earlier agency decision, a three-judge panel has ruled.
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Time to stand up for our Net Neutrality again! Make it the Law of the WEB/Land!!

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How Not to Write an Online Dating Message

How Not to Write an Online Dating Message | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Eleaf/flickrI knew, very literally, that love wasn’t going to happen overnight. I am not a patient person. Nor am I very accepting of change.
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OK! Here are helpful hints on how to use your modern, online match maker...

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In-flight WiFi outside the USA: The complete guide

In-flight WiFi outside the USA: The complete guide | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Last year we brought you our complete guide to in-flight WiFi in the USA, but we thought it was time we catered to the rest of the world and gave a full rundown of all the major airlines that offer WiFi today.
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Helpful knowlegde for those of us the fly abroad.

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Pentagon on watch for disruptive technology worldwide - USA TODAY

Pentagon on watch for disruptive technology worldwide - USA TODAY | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Pentagon on watch for disruptive technology worldwide USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Concerned about the potential military consequences of a surge of high tech innovation in China and other nations, the Pentagon is creating a program to track and analyze...
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Transdigital – Science & Technology – Art & Business

Transdigital – Science & Technology – Art & Business | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

The aim of TRANSDIGITAL is to set up a dynamic network between research centres, hi-tech enterprises and partners in the art field who take digital technology as their common ground. 

The TRANSDIGITAL network is seeking to bring together the partners involved on a long-term structural footing to devise and implement three types of actions: seminars, workshops, and joint artistically-driven research projects that travel from metropolis to metropolis (Lille-Tourcoing, Mons/Maubeuge, Ghent) whilst involving players from across the entire Interreg Northern France-Wallonia-Flanders region.

 

Digital technology is firmly embedded in the three major conurbations of the Northern France, Wallonia and Flanders regions. These regions are home to a host of research centres and dozens of innovative hi-tech businesses. In a number of specific sectors, the ‘digital swerve’ has been pulled off to great success, but in spite of the strong presence of this digital spearhead, both in the world of research, the world of industry, and the sector of the arts, we are made to find there is still a long way to go in terms of networking and collaborative efforts within the regions in general, and especially between the three regions concerned.


Via Jacques Urbanska, Javier Sánchez Bolado
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Here is some news about technolgy from places around the globe.

 

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The TRANSDIGITAL network is seeking to bring together the partners involved on a long-term structural footing to devise and implement three types of actions: seminars, workshops, and joint artistically-driven research projects that travel from metropolis to metropolis (Lille-Tourcoing, Mons/Maubeuge, Ghent) whilst involving players from across the entire Interreg Northern France-Wallonia-Flanders region.

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An Introduction to Facebook for Business

An Introduction to Facebook for Business | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Grab our introductory guide on "How to Use Facebook for Business" to start using Facebook as a powerful tool for your personal and business use.
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Facebook for business! Here is the Scoop!

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▶ CNET Update - Nokia goes big with Lumia phones, tablet - YouTube

http://cnet.co/1aigjhc Nokia reveals first Lumia Windows tablet and super-sized phones, Amazon raises price to get free shipping, and T-Mobile offers free da...
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Nokia still builds classic great qualtiy products....We bought the Nokia 808 purview and have been very happy with that. Nokia has now gone to Lumina with Microsoft. Here is a review for their products I find the new phones and the Tablet really interesting. 

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Guillaume Decugis, Co-Founder & CEO, Scoop.it - YouTube

Reach Escape Velocity through Lean Content Marketing Marketing and Getting Traction Lightning Talk #12 Startup Product Summit San Francisco http://startuppro...
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Those of you that have a blog, product or ideas you which to sell or just share might find this conference interesting. This is the CEO of Scoopit. He offers some great ideas. This YouTube link also will show you many other impressive start up leaders that attended the same conference.  They show up on the right side bar where YouTube more video like this one are listed and shown.

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VIDEO: New Voices – The Civic Technology and Open Government ...

VIDEO: New Voices – The Civic Technology and Open Government ... | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
VIDEO: New Voices – The Civic Technology and Open Government Opportunity – Steven Clift #edem @democracy. On a brief visit to NYC civic technology leader Steven Clift, a White House Champion of Change for Open ...
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Here are interesting ideas about using technology to promote openness.

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A sign of the times?

A sign of the times? | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
“TWINKLE, twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are.” So goes the old nursery rhyme. But maybe the modern version should read, “Twinkle, twinkle, little...
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Cool Science to think about at Christmas.

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Corporate lessons from Aam Aadmi Party's victory - Livemint

Corporate lessons from Aam Aadmi Party's victory - Livemint | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
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Therefore, leaders have to change their mindset to become inclusive, inspirational and farsighted at a personal level;. l Disintermediation is here to stay.
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This has to do with how technology is reshaping our world. 

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 The command and control hierarchy is irrelevant. Therefore, leaders have to change their mindset to become inclusive, inspirational and farsighted at a personal level; 
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Bella Web Design Continues Mission to Help Deserving Non-Profits Via New ... - PR Web (press release)

Bella Web Design Continues Mission to Help Deserving Non-Profits Via New ... - PR Web (press release) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Bella Web Design Continues Mission to Help Deserving Non-Profits Via New ...
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Don't leave copyright fix to lobbyists

Don't leave copyright fix to lobbyists | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Almost two years ago, Internet users around the world rallied to block the Stop Online Piracy Act, a terrible piece of copyright legislation that would have imposed unacceptable burdens on free speech and basic Internet infrastructure, with little...
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Don't leave fixing copyright up to the lobbyists — op-ed from EFF's Intellectual Property Director Corynne McSherry.


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This week, a broad coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals concerned about digital rights are working together toward one end: to help the public get smart about copyright.

 

Almost two years ago, Internet users around the world rallied to block the Stop Online Piracy Act, a terrible piece of copyright legislation that would have imposed unacceptable burdens on free speech and basic Internet infrastructure, with little corresponding benefit to creators. We won that battle - but now we need to win the war.

 
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What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Making a Deal With Iran

What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Making a Deal With Iran | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
A PET scan of the human brain (Wikimedia Commons)“Imagine being told that you cannot do what everyone else is doing,” appealed Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in a somber YouTube message defending the country’s nuclear program in November.
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Wow! This maybe another cool thing technology can help us with.

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What to expect from Microsoft in 2014

What to expect from Microsoft in 2014 | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The last year for Microsoft may have been one of its most historic.
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Here is what is coming up this year.

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T-Mobile US offers to pay early termination fees for switchers as it claims fastest LTE network

T-Mobile US offers to pay early termination fees for switchers as it claims fastest LTE network | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
T-Mobile USA announced on Wednesday the next phase of the operator’s “Uncarrier” business model with a bold offer to pay customer’s early termination fees when switching from competing carriers AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.
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And so here isT-Mobile's response to ATT offering $450 to anyone with T-Mobile who would leave and switch to ATT.......

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The Growth of Google Apps for Education Infographic | e-Learning ...

The Growth of Google Apps for Education Infographic | e-Learning ... | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The Growth of Google Apps for Education Infographic shows how widespread Google Apps for Education really are and how schools are adopting Google.
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Have you tried making infographs yet?

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Wall Street Analysts: Bitcoin Could Revolutionise the Non-Financial World Too

Wall Street Analysts: Bitcoin Could Revolutionise the Non-Financial World Too | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Bitcoin could revolutionise the way we buy and sell property and enforce legal documents, says a new report.

Via jean lievens
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What doe the future hold? we seem to need a serious change in thinking.

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▶ Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Apple iPhone 5 - YouTube

http://cnet.co/1aigjhc Nokia reveals first Lumia Windows tablet and super-sized phones, Amazon raises price to get free shipping, and T-Mobile offers free da...
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Well I love Nokia more than my iPhone...…I'm curating this also because it had the Poo-Pourri ad with this as well and maybe those that click this will get that ad...It is a hoot of an ad and gets my vote for one of the best ads ever...…This is also  a great objective review... Ok, about that premium construction of the iPhone he mentions at the end ...Drop the two and I promise Nokia will win hands down on construction and you will be headed for repairs with the iPhone unless you buy a 50 buck case to protect it....

 

I have personally tested that out on the Nokia with at least five face down drops and at least 3 of those on concrete and it is still going strong and the glass is fine....I have no case on it.   IPhone I am careful to never drop ...Nearly every kid I work with hands me an iPhone with a broken screen. I normally use the Nokia and the iPhone is the backup and works better with my Macbook air on somethings. The Nokia connects better with a larger group of other brand products however while my Mac products complain about compatibility issues and that is a real pain with Mac things.

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▶ Jon Stewart Hammers Fox's Stuart Varney: You Want to Lecture the Pope on Helping the Poor?! - YouTube

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This is about idea of serving God And Money and who says you couldn't do that! Wow! Fox news seems very upset the New Pope doesn't seem to agree with Tea Party libertarianism and other such ideas across the world. Here Fox really shows the corporation's true loyality.Sounds like money wins and God too as long as God keeps money on his right side...Just sounds that way.

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Peru's poorest residents to receive free solar power

Peru's poorest residents to receive free solar power | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
A new program in the South American country will provide 2 million of the nation's poorest people with free electricity.
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According to PlanetSave.com, Peru's Energy and Mining Minister Jorge Merino said the program aims to provide electricity to 95 percent of the entire nation by 2016. At present, only about two-thirds of the nation is powered.

 



Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/peru-s-poorest-residents-to-receive-free-solar-power/article/364744#ixzz2p1aC7nQj

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Five Reasons Why 2013 Was the Best Year in Human History - BillMoyers.com

Five Reasons Why 2013 Was the Best Year in Human History - BillMoyers.com | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Five Reasons Why 2013 Was the Best Year in Human History BillMoyers.com We'll see the enormously beneficial impact of these two forces, technology and democracy, repeatedly throughout this list, which should tell you something about the foundations...
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This might just lift up your spirit and keep you going for the new year!

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Snowden, 'an indoor cat,' says he's content - Philly.com

Snowden, 'an indoor cat,' says he's content - Philly.com | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
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But he consistently steered the conversation back to surveillance, democracy, and the meaning of the documents he exposed. "For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the ...
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Snowden is an orderly thinker, with an engineer’s approach to problem-solving. He had come to believe that a dangerous machine of mass surveillance was growing unchecked. Closed-door oversight by Congress and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court was a “graveyard of judgment,” he said, manipulated by the agency it was supposed to keep in check. Classification rules erected walls to prevent public debate.

Toppling those walls would be a spectacular act of transgression against the norms that prevailed inside them. Someone would have to bypass security, extract the secrets, make undetected contact with journalists and provide them with enough proof to tell the stories.

The NSA’s business is “information dominance,” the use of other people’s secrets to shape events. At 29, Snowden upended the agency on its own turf.


Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20131224_Snowden_says_his_mission_is_accomplished.html#lPAQt7dwMuUgko1H.99

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4 ways to boost home Internet - Poughkeepsie Journal

4 ways to boost home Internet - Poughkeepsie Journal | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
4 ways to boost home Internet
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We all love lounging around the house with our laptop, e-reader or tablet. But it's a lot less fun when the Internet begins to slow to a crawl. Here's what to do when that starts happening to you.
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Here is how to check the speed of your home internet and what you can do to improve it.

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