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Violence at Zuccotti Park: New York Cops beat cameraman ZD Roberts

Violence at Zuccotti Park: New York Cops beat cameraman ZD Roberts | Networked Society | Scoop.it
[New York Monday March 19]

 

Our photographer ZD Roberts was beaten by New York City cops with nightsticks while covering Occupy Wall Street's attempt to re-take Zuccotti Park Saturday night.

 

Zach yelled several times, “I’m PRESS! PRESS!” yet was slammed on the head twice after he’d been thrown to the ground when the police shoved back the protesters. Zach, whose photos of Occupy Wall Street have been seen all over the world on the front page of The Guardian, showed his press badge, an act for which his hair was grabbed, head pulled back and slammed again with a club.

 

If you remember, Zach was arrested while covering the story three months ago. His trial is coming up (he refused to cop a plea).

 

We’ve covered the world … but who thought that the toughest combat assignment would be New York?

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TED Talk 2011 - Marcin Jakubowski on the Global Village Construction Set & Open Source Ecology

TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski gives a 4 minute talk on the Global Village Construction Set & Open Source Ecology.

 

"Our tools are being made for the american farmer, builder, entrepreneur, maker - we've seen lots of excitement from these people who can now start a construction business, parts manufacturing, organic Community Supported Agriculture or... just selling power to the grid. 

 

Our goal is a repository of published designs so clear, so complete that a single burnt DVD is effectively a civilization starter kit."

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Network Health as “Harmonic Vibrancy”: Analyze your network

Network Health as “Harmonic Vibrancy”: Analyze your network | Networked Society | Scoop.it

“…harmony refers to the degree of agreeable feeling or accord in how a group’s agreements fit together,” explains Jim Ritchie-Dunham in the draft of a new book on the topic of harmonic vibrancy or HV. “People often describe the value they experience in the five primary relationships (self, other, group, nature, spirit) with some form of vibrancy, meaning the vitality in flourishing relationships.”

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Open World Villages - Bringing villagers, transitioners, innovators and community together

Open World Villages - Bringing villagers, transitioners, innovators and community together | Networked Society | Scoop.it
Networking eco-village and eco-neighbourhood initiatives with prospective villagers and suppliers for great living in a sustainable world...

 

Everyone can be a villager, even if you live in a city, town, or neighborhood. It’s a way of being: a villager is someone who is part of the local community, and someone who supports the community by living and promoting a sustainable lifestyle.

 

We are responding to the challenge of creating settlements that function with a minimum of fossil fuels whilst fulfilling the demand for supportive, close-to-nature lifestyles. To facilitate this transition we are developing new community investment- and business models.

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Firefox add-on Collusion reveals who is spying on internet users

Firefox add-on Collusion reveals who is spying on internet users | Networked Society | Scoop.it
Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, has unveiled a new add-on for the popular web browser which its CEO says will 'pull back the curtain' on web advertising firms, showing users who watches their clicks.

 

'Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web,' Mozilla said. 'It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers.'


'Collusion will allow us to pull back the curtain and provide users with more information about the growing role of third parties, how data drives most Web experiences, and ultimately how little control we have over that experience and our loss of data,' said Kovacs.


Mozilla aims to build up a database of the worst offenders - and make the data available to privacy campaigners.

 

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Raspberry Pi - an open source computer for 35 $

Raspberry Pi - an open source computer for 35 $ | Networked Society | Scoop.it

Raspberry Pi is an open source general purpose computer about the size of a credit card that runs Linux and has great graphic and networking capabilities … all for 35 dollars or less. A simpler version costs 25 $. There are many things Raspberry Pi or Raspi, as it’s also called, doesn’t have like – for now – a case, or an automatically updating real-time clock, or a power supply, or, or.

 

But what it does have, will be quite sufficient to stimulate a renaissance in how we think about using computers. It will provide kids, experimenters and – in a rather wide sense of the word – hackers, with a platform that can almost infinitely be adapted to all kinds of creative uses that today we can only dream about. We won’t even know what exactly its limits are until millions of kids have one and start tinkering and exploring.

 

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Bust Reveals Government Runs Hacking Groups

Bust Reveals Government Runs Hacking Groups | Networked Society | Scoop.it

Hector Xavier Monsegur, said to be the leader of LulzSec, worked for the FBI, according to news reports. He was reportedly arrested in Puerto Rico last June, pleaded guilty to hacking charges, and then began working with the FBI – or so the cover story would have it.


Monsequr, aka Sabu, decided what targets to attack and who would participate in the attacks, more than likely at the direction of this FBI handlers. It is believed he participated in the Anonymous effort to hack HBGary, the security firm that works closely with the CIA, NSA, FBI, and the Pentagon.


Sabu’s Lulz Security, commonly abbreviated as LulzSec, claimed responsibility for taking the CIA website offline. It also attacked Fox News, PBS, Sony, and a number of gamer sites. LulzSec claims to have hacked local InfraGard chapter sites, the organization affiliated with the FBI, and released the emails and passwords of a number of users of senate.gov.

 

Government and corporate groups cited LulzSec and Anonymous lawlessness last June to push the so-called Protect IP Act (known as PIPA).

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There Is A Tipping Point For The Spread Of Ideas And It Has Finally Arrived

There Is A Tipping Point For The Spread Of Ideas And It Has Finally Arrived | Networked Society | Scoop.it
There Is A Tipping Point For The Spread Of Ideas And It Has Finally Arrived...

 

There is tipping point where a percentage of the population who holds a minority opinion, yet unshakable belief, becomes adopted by the majority. That point is 10 percent of the population and it has arrived. We are about to witness an unbelievable diffusion and growth of truthful information that is spreading like wildfire, increasing exponentially throughout the internet and shattering the deception engine that has been carefully constructed to create our false reality.

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virginia's comment, March 7, 2012 7:47 AM
it has been a long time coming!!
Sepp Hasslberger's comment, March 7, 2012 11:04 AM
it usually is (a long time coming) and good thing we're finally getting to that point. The changes will be swift and unforseeable...
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Do You See It Coming? The Next Largest World View Movement Will Not Have a Name

Do You See It Coming? The Next Largest World View Movement Will Not Have a Name | Networked Society | Scoop.it
Do You See It Coming?The Next Largest World View Movement Will Not Have a Name...

 

We are all currently part of a movement that is greater and more profound than we can comprehend at this time. It does not have a name and nobody started it, or is in charge. It is non-violent and grassroots. It is global, classless, unquenchable and tireless. It has no central ideology and it is the most diverse movement the world has ever seen.

 

You are a part of it and if you're reading this, you KNOW it is happening right before your very eyes...

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HoloWorld - Blueprint for a synergetic society

HoloWorld - Blueprint for a synergetic society | Networked Society | Scoop.it

HoloWorld is a hypothetical society that is scalable to any size, from a size of one family to the size of a whole planet.

 

It is a society built on certain principles. Principles that both support pervasive freedom of choice and mechanisms for civilized, synergetic, ecological interaction and cooperation.

 

HoloWorld aims to be a society that works for everybody.

 

HoloWorld is a developing model of a complex system with many interacting components. The principles at work within some of the different components of a society are described below. Notice that this is very much a work in progress, and parts will be adjusted along the way, and new pieces will be added.

 

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EU suspends ACTA ratification

EU suspends ACTA ratification | Networked Society | Scoop.it

The EU Commission has decided to refer the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement to the European Court of Justice, halting for now ratification of ACTA by 22 EU countries. The Commission's moved was welcomed by leading European political parties that fear the international accord would trample rights and freedoms.

 

The Commission is going to ask the EU's highest court to assess whether ACTA is incompatible with the EU's fundamental rights - such as freedom of expression and information, protections of personal information and intellectual property.

 

"I’m confident that there is nothing wrong with ACTA, not at all, that it is a fine treaty, and that it will protect our intellectual property…" says Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht.

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[Video] - Connecting the collective mind

May 9, 2011- Adam Black introduces KeyWifi, a web company providing internet bandwidth through collaborative consumption.

 

 

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Shareable: The Future Now: An Interview with David de Ugarte

Shareable: The Future Now: An Interview with David de Ugarte | Networked Society | Scoop.it

In this interview, Shareable publisher Neal Gorenflo, John Robb of Global Guerrillas, and P2P foundation's Michel Bauwens talk to David de Ugarte, one of the originators of the Spanish cyberpunk scene about his more recent work developing a multinational worker cooperative, Las Indias.

 

David de Ugarte: Las Indias is the result of the Spanish-speaking cyberpunk movement. Originally a civil rights group, during the late 90s it became strongly influenced by Juan Urrutia's “Economics of Abundance” theory. Very soon, we linked “abundance” with the idea of empowerment in distributed networks. We are very clear on this point: it is not the Internet by itself, it is the distributed P2P architecture that allows the new commons. As one of our old slogans put it: “Under every informational architechture lays a structure of power.” Re-centralizing structures – as Google, Twitter, Facebook, Megaupload, etc. do around their servers – weakens us all. The blogosphere, torrents, freenet, etc. are tools of empowerment.

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USA: The National Security Agency’s Utah Data Center

USA: The National Security Agency’s Utah Data Center | Networked Society | Scoop.it

A project of immense secrecy, it is the final piece in a complex puzzle assembled over the past decade. Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks.


The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.”

 

Link to the original on Wired http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1

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Where Human 'Swarm Behavior' Comes From

Where Human 'Swarm Behavior' Comes From | Networked Society | Scoop.it
A massive body of research confirms that humanity is built on our social nature. How shall we use this knowledge to promote sustainability?

 

So now it is our task to make use of this body of knowledge to promote alterations in the global systems of economy and politics so that our swarm tendencies enable us to adequately address the immense complexities of the world we live in today.

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Slovenia freezes ACTA ratification

Slovenia freezes ACTA ratification | Networked Society | Scoop.it
Slovenia's centre-right government on Thursday froze the ratification of the controversial anti-online piracy pact ACTA until the European Union reaches a common position on the issue.
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When nobody (and everybody) is the boss

When nobody (and everybody) is the boss | Networked Society | Scoop.it

"Few figures are simultaneously as reviled and revered as "the boss." The problem isn't with the people who fill the role (that's another story), but the role itself. The "modern" organization was founded on the principle of control--a central authority sets direction, corrals information, curtails decision-making power, and punishes deviations from the norm.

 

That might have worked in a world in which standardization, predictability, conformity, and discipline were enough to mass produce profits. But it doesn't work in a world of constant change, competition from everyone and everywhere, and commoditized knowledge. And it certainly doesn't work in a world in which there is so much hunger for greater humanity, freedom, voice, and meaning.

 

We've reached a real inflection point when it comes to how we organize human effort. The most inspiring organizations today are actively experimenting with what gets people out of bed in the morning--and what fires up their imagination, initiative, and passion. And the best bosses understand that their power comes not from maintaining control, but from devising ways to unleash more freedom, creativity, and contribution."

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There is No Alternative? 3 Design Principles for a New Political and Economic Operating System for Humanity (draft)

There is No Alternative? 3 Design Principles for a New Political and Economic Operating System for Humanity (draft) | Networked Society | Scoop.it

This pamphlet is a call to fundamentally rewrite the rules of our current social contract. To reintroduce politics with a capital P. It aims to provide a radical yet pragmatic alternative vision for progressive politics. Radical in challenging some of the fundamental assumptions of our current liberal democratic capitalist order, pragmatic in the sense that nothing proposed here is impossible to achieve and can be achieved by taking small practical and democratic steps.

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Industry Trends from the Last Five Years: ShakeUp Ahead

Industry Trends from the Last Five Years: ShakeUp Ahead | Networked Society | Scoop.it

Banks and Pharma are in trouble, while Internet, Online Publishing, e-Learning and Philantropy (among many others) are all zipping up. 

 

"How has our economy evolved in the past five years? Which industries are shrinking or growing through these challenging economic times?

 

These are some of the questions that the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) delves into each February in the “Economic Report of the President” (ERP).

 

This year, the CEA worked with us to glean further insights into industry trends both during the recent recession and after its end in June 2009.

 

With the data and methodology in hand, we calculated the growth rates in industry size between 2007 and 2011."


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Community Power drives the Energy Internet

Community Power drives the Energy Internet | Networked Society | Scoop.it

“We are a diverse and growing group of families and friends who want to help solve the global problem of climate change one neighborhood at a time — starting with our own. Mt. Pleasant Solar Coop aims to make rooftop solar power convenient and affordable for everybody in our neighborhood which is located in central Washington D.C. near the National Zoo.

 

We are working with other communities to build a network of neighborhoods committed to solar energy and taking real action to reduce our dependence on carbon polluting energy.”

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Interdisciplinary World: On the Different Kinds of Human Interactions and the Economies to Which They Give Rise

Interdisciplinary World: On the Different Kinds of Human Interactions and the Economies to Which They Give Rise | Networked Society | Scoop.it

Gift economy - divine economy - political economy and market economy

 

Each of these economies are based on different kinds of human interactions. These different economies – which can and do have different kinds of spontaneous orders within them – have different roles, different purposes. They are not entirely separable at times, but when we confuse them, or try to make everything part of one kind of economy, we create problems...

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The case for soft money

The case for soft money | Networked Society | Scoop.it

"In the hands of the bankers and over a period of time, money was transformed. What started out as a soft, rather commonly available means of exchange, became – without anyone paying much notice – a more and more scarce “resource”. Money itself became a commodity. It hardened. It transformed, in almost imperceptible steps, from yin to yang.

 

Today, money is highly controlled, it is scarce, and it is firmly in the hands of the bankers. Its control passed from the hands of the ruler, into the hands of the banks.

 

We didn’t really notice, because the central banks, which control the issue of money today, are a clever fig leaf. Politicians were fooled into a belief that the central banks are actually emanations of the governments. But nothing could be further from the truth..."

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8 Free Peer-To-Peer File sharing Services

8 Free Peer-To-Peer File sharing Services | Networked Society | Scoop.it

Browser based Peer to Peer (P2P) free file transfer services require no installation of any program. There is no file size limit. As its P2P there is no uploading, just a direct transfer of files from your computer to your friend's.

 

How it works:

You just select the file to transfer. The service gives you a download link to share with anyone. Then the service creates a connection between you and whoever you share the link with so your file is not uploaded anywhere; rather, the link serves only as a gateway for transferring the file from your computer to the recipient.

 

The article lists and links eight free p2p file sharing services...

 

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In a mini trial, I used the first two of those services, Beamit and Sendoid. The second one performed better by a large margin. 

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It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest | Networked Society | Scoop.it

A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and more. 

 

The concept of a food forest certainly pushes the envelope on urban agriculture and is grounded in the concept of permaculture, which means it will be perennial and self-sustaining, like a forest is in the wild.

 

So just who gets to harvest all that low-hanging fruit when the time comes?

 

“Anyone and everyone,” says Harrison. “There was major discussion about it. People worried, ‘What if someone comes and takes all the blueberries?’ That could very well happen, but maybe someone needed those blueberries. We look at it this way—if we have none at the end of blueberry season, then it means we’re successful.”

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Occupy Economy: The case for soft money

Occupy Economy: The case for soft money | Networked Society | Scoop.it

Money follows, like everything else here on this physical plane, the principles of yin and yang. There is "hard" (yang) money and there is "soft" (yin) money. At this time, the world is dominated by yang money. My purpose with this article is to convince you that we need to find a better balance in matters of exchange and economics.

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