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Is non-exclusive democracy possible?

On a hot summer day House of Commons was the place to be for the representatives of disabled voters and international voting experts to debate the requirements for multi-channel voting enhancements, adding online option to the postal and person-present options. ...

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Who’s the boss? – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally published on pelicancrossing.net on June 30th 2017 Even for Google, €2.4 billion is a lot of money. It makes the £130 million the company agreed to pay in back taxes to the UK in 2016 into a micropayment. The ...

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Why Theresa May is wrong to weaken encryption

Conservative plans for Internet clampdown are a distraction Open Rights Group has responded to Theresa May’s post-election hints that she will continue with Conservative plans for Internet clampdowns. Executive Director Jim Killock said: “To push on with these extreme proposals ...

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The Risk of Disconnect: raising kids in the digital realm

As screens come to capture our every waking moment, Morgan Reede assesses the impact of  technology on the relationship between parent and child. Part of our inherent nature as humans is the innate curiosity we have to want to understand ...

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Digital Bill of Rights – A Call to Action!

Tim Berners Lee invented the World Wide Web as an ‘Internet for everyone’. He offered this invention as an open-source digital commons for all of us to use and share. Tim built on existing technologies such as the Transmission Control ...

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Digital Citizenship – Give us the tools and we’ll finish the job

Digital Britain: a passive theatre or wired carnival?   By Eva Pascoe, Chair and Co-Founder of Cybersalon Digital Futures Think-tank A recent poll has indicated that 70% of 18-22 year olds are disengaged from the political process and shunning both ...

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Cybersalon investigates: Gamergate

Cybersalon’s favourite gamergirl asks the who, what, why on Gamergate…

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Vintage Computer Games- Sex Tetris and Grim Fandango

By Niki Gomez Way back then in 1999 I was working in one of the early cyber cafés, in Brussels an amazing visionary place called The Cybertheatre, part funded by the company Silicon Graphics (what happened to them?) and the ...

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Game On: What are we playing? – Hotline Miami

I have been aware of Hotline Miami on the periphery. I never tried my hand at it because the graphics of the screen shots turned me off, on the face off it an 8-bit mess, as well it being a ...

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DIGITAL REVOLUTION: How far we’ve come

Jim Boulton, co-curator of the recent Barbican exhibition Digital Revolution, on the the influences behind the exhibition and how far we’ve come in terms of a digital culture. I was lucky enough to be involved with Digital Revolution this summer, ...

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