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La monnaie comme langage performatif

L’euro va-t-il disparaître ? Le bitcoin, monnaie virtuelle circulant sur le Net, est-il un feu de paille ? Le sol violette, monnaie toulousaine, est-il seulement une élucubration altermondialiste ? Ce billet tente d’apporte
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One Small Step for the Web... —

One Small Step for the Web... — | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
I’ve always believed the web is for everyone. That's why I and others fight fiercely to protect it. The changes we’ve managed to bring have created a better and more connected world. But for all the good we’ve achieved, the web has evolved into an engine of inequity and division; swayed by powerful
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The echo chamber is overstated

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Cognitive bubbles are not so hermetic and media literacy could alleviate the problem:

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Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web | Technology | The Guardian

Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web | Technology | The Guardian | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The decentralised web, or DWeb, could be a chance to take control of our data back from the big tech firms. So how does it work and when will it be here?
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"DWeb protocols use links that identify information based on its content – rather than where it is. This approach makes it possible for files to be stored and passed around from computer to computer rather than always relying on a single server"

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Privacy in the Balance

Privacy in the Balance | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Can local government protect privacy and increase the use of smart technologies at the same time?
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Cyberbalkanization and the Future of the Internets –

“Balkanization” was first used to describe the fragmentation of the Balkan peninsula in Europe into a collection of smaller, mutually hostile countries drawn along religious and ethnic boundaries…
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Quand Twitter se casse les dents sur le droit d’auteur… – – S.I.Lex –

Quand Twitter se casse les dents sur le droit d’auteur… – – S.I.Lex – | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
En 2011, j'avais écrit un billet intitulé "Dropbox, Twitpic et toutes ces plateformes qui veulent croquer vos contenus..." qui reste à ce jour un des plus consultés sur ce blog. A l'époque, la question de la protection des données personnelles et de la vie privée était un peu moins présente que maintenant et c'est surtout…
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Internet Growth Statistics 1995 to 2017 - the Global Village Online

Internet usage growth statistics, since 1995 till today, the history of the Internet, the global village, links to web technology history.
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Facebook could actually benefit from a little regulation

Surprisingly, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, Facebook hinted it is ready for some regulation. It has good reasons for that. On March 22, five days after the scandal broke…
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Russia Is Leading the Push for Blockchain Democracy

Russia Is Leading the Push for Blockchain Democracy | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Russia may not be known as a defender of democracy, but the capital city of Moscow is using an ethereum-based voting platform to change that.
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The Reality of Twitter Puffery. Or Why Does Everyone Now Hate Bots?

Following the Pope’s daily text messaging services, the Vatican set up numerous bots offering Catholics regular reflections.
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Announcing the Sovrin Whitepaper

Announcing the Sovrin Whitepaper | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The Sovrin whitepaper is now available. Identity in real life is much richer than online identity, flexibly and conveniently solving all kinds of thorny problems. Now with Sovrin, we can bring those rich identity transactions online. This paper shows how that happens and why it will impact every sector of the Internet in significant ways. I hope you'll spend some time reading it.
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If you really want to understand the full breadth and impact of self-sovereign identity, read this new white paper from the Sovrin Foundation—a massive effort from over 20 collaborators

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Seedrs CEO hails 'standout year' as total investment on crowdfunding platform passes £300 million

Seedrs CEO hails 'standout year' as total investment on crowdfunding platform passes £300 million | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Seedrs is one of the UK's two biggest crowdfunding platforms.
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Identity and Digital Self-Sovereignty 

Identity and Digital Self-Sovereignty  | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
In the year 1603, the Netherlands were at war with Spain and Portugal. Unlike most wars conducted between European powers until that time, however, one of its theaters of battle was not anywhere on…
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L'UE pour la libre circulation des données non personnelles - Sciencesetavenir.fr

L'UE pour la libre circulation des données non personnelles - Sciencesetavenir.fr | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Le Parlement européen a approuvé un texte visant à permettre la libre circulation des données à caractère non personnel. Voici pourquoi.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey interviewed by NYU professor Jay Rosen; podcast, transcript

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey interviewed by NYU professor Jay Rosen; podcast, transcript | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Dorsey says "we have definitely been gamed" by bad-faith actors and doesn’t expect that Twitter will ever build a "perfect antidote."
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Twitter and the new public sphere

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Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity | Journal of the Association for Consumer Research: Vol 2, No 2

One’s smartphone is more than just a phone, a camera, or a collection of apps. It is the one thing that connects everything—the hub of the connected world. The presence of one's smartphone enables on-demand access to information, entertainment, social stimulation, and more. However, our research suggests that these benefits—and the dependence they engender—may come at a cognitive cost

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“Do no harm” to Facebook’s business model –

Whatever it does to fight misinformation, the giant social network’s moves collide with the necessity of preserving its business model. (This is the third part of a series — see Part I and Part 2.)…

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Andreessen Horowitz Backs Dfinity With Largest Crypto Investment Yet

Andreessen Horowitz Backs Dfinity With Largest Crypto Investment Yet | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Dfinity, Cryptocurrency–Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z), the popular venture capital firm of Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, has announced its most ambitious cryptocurrency investment to date in the form of new blockchain project Dfinity. Billed as a company to reinvent cloud computing and challenge the current market leaders of Amazon Web Services and Saleforce, Dfinity looks to …

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"« digital platforms can be constructed from trustless, autonomous, and open source software that is owned and governed by communities of users and developers, rather than companies. » #crypto

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Top Ten Internet Languages - World Internet Statistics

Top Ten Internet Languages - World Internet Statistics | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

The top ten language groups of Internet users are currently English, Chinese Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, German, French, and Malay.

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Zuckerberg: Facebook will apply EU data privacy standards globally –

Zuckerberg: Facebook will apply EU data privacy standards globally – | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Europe’s tough new data protection rules come into force in May.
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From imitation to innovation: How China became a tech superpower

From imitation to innovation: How China became a tech superpower | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Roughly 80 per cent of China’s 731 million internet users are active on WeChat – spending on average 66 minutes a day on the platform, doing everything from hailing taxis to paying their phone bill to leaving voice messages.

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Microsoft is developing blockchain tech that lets you manage your digital identity

Microsoft is developing blockchain tech that lets you manage your digital identity | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Microsoft has partnered with the Decentralized Identity Foundation to make our digital identities decentralized and a lot more convenient.
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Bots are about to get better at customer support than humans

Bots are about to get better at customer support than humans | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Thanks to machine learning, AI-enabled bots could gain a competitive advantage over human chat exchanges

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The rise of chatbots

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What Telegram Owes Iranians

What Telegram Owes Iranians | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Never in history has a protest movement depended so much on one technological platform. Will the company use its power wisely?
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The Time for Self-Sovereign Identity is Now – Learning Machine Blog – Medium

The Time for Self-Sovereign Identity is Now – Learning Machine Blog – Medium | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Any long-term solution to protect individual privacy and social agency must be technological and infrastructural, and that is precisely the opportunity now provided by the blockchain…

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