Net Neutrality Explained

July 21, 2017 / 0 comments

“This is a short video explaining in simple terms what Net Neutrality is and the consequences of abolishing it with the dishonestly named Restoring Internet Freedom Act. You are encouraged to share this non-profit video with anyone and if you wish to use it in your videos or streams, it is licensed under Creative Commons…

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Why The Free Content Era Has To End – Tim Wu & The Attention Merchants

June 5, 2017 / 0 comments

“Author Tim Wu on how the early Utopian potential of the internet gave way to naked capitalism Tim Wu is a law professor at Columbia University, best known for coining the term net neutrality, and for tracing the history of modern communications in his last book, The Master Switch. In his new book, The Attention…

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ONLINE ANONYMITY BOX PUTS YOU A MILE AWAY FROM YOUR IP ADDRESS

February 22, 2016 / 0 comments

EDITOR’S NOTE: THE ProxyHam project described in this story, along with the DefCon talk describing it, have been cancelled under mysterious circumstances. Read our update here. In the game of anonymity-versus-surveillance online, the discovery of the user’s IP address usually means game over. But if Ben Caudill has his way, a network snoop who successfully…

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DADA DATA

February 6, 2016 / 0 comments

LET THE SHOW BEGIN! FIVE WEEKS OF DADA MADNESS AWAIT! After eighteen months of hard work, everything is finally ready. DADA-DATA, the little documentary factory, has opened its doors. DADA-DATA is a digital cabaret that’s open 24/7. A place of encounters, hacktions, dark corners, noise, an anti-museum, and weekly events – through to March 5,…

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THE INTERNET SLEEPS AT NIGHT

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

In much of the world, the internet regularly goes to sleep. What this means is that for web surfers in Asia and and Africa and South America, their internet connections get switched off at night. Internet cafes shut down, and so do home routers. “One of the strongest correlations we found is the poorer your…

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THE POPULAR MYTH OF AN IMMATERIAL INTERNET

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

The Popular Myth of an Immaterial Internet is allowing our cities to be covertly corrupted by private infrastructure devoid of any sense of public generosity Years ago, on a quiet lane in rural Devon, I saw a crew of engineers drag great chunks of copper cable from a trench. Each was a thick bundle of copper, remnants of a…

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WILLIAM MITCHELL – CONNECTED CITY

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

A conversation with the MIT Professor and Director of the Media Lab’s Smart Cities Group.

WIKIGALAXY: EXPLORE WIKIPEDIA IN 3D

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

Explore wikipedia in a 3d visualised galaxy, each page of information becoming a node in a vast web of interconnected bits. LINK-LINK-LINK EXPLORE THE WIKI GALAXY LINK-LINK-LINK

VOICE CONTROL WILL FORCE AN OVERHAUL OF THE WHOLE INTERNET

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

JASON MARS BUILT his own Siri and then he gave it away. Mars is a professor of a computer science at the University of Michigan. Working alongside several other university researchers, he recently built a digital assistant that could instantly respond to voice commands—much like Siri, the talking assistant offered on the Apple iPhone. Then…

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WINDOWS 93

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

A whole new experience in operating systems: WINDOWS 93