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Legislating the sea of holes – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

This is a sort-of summary of Wendy’s Tuesday evening talk at DC4420 – originally published on Net.Wars Loopholes within loopholes, the EFF called the draft Investigatory Powers bill last November. The bill enshrines a long-held wishlist of policies; in his 2012 submission ...

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The Age of the Internet, Surveillance and Profit

  There is several interesting aspects to the development of the Internet. One of the most important ones to point out is that as the Internet was developed it also developed to be not only a pioneer but also a ...

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Dinosaur bones – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally posted on net.wars on June 10th 2016 In the recent documentary film Democracy: Im Rausch der Daten, Panoptykon founder Katarzyna Szymielewicz comments that it’s important not to get tangled up in answering the question, “Where’s the harm?” because it reverses ...

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The Wikipedia Gender Gap

“The average Wikipedia editor is a well-educated white male. Well-educated white males have been writing history and the story of the world since ancient times” Sarah Stierch Wikipedia has been a turning point in how we collect our knowledge in ...

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Bio-authority and the newest surveillance by Phoebe Moore

Originally posted on phoebevmoore.wordpress.com on May 21st 2016 Once, surveillance was seen to be carried out only on suspected deviants or in wartime. Usually, someone knew who was watching and who was being watched or sought out. From witch hunts or ...

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How to shake up Women in Computing ratio – Eva’s top 5 influencers

Rosie The Riveter Tech

To celebrate International Womens’ Day, here is my top 5 badass women who changed the world to be a better, healthier and more equal place, here are Eva Pascoe’s (our own female digital pioneer) top 5:       Maria ...

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Safe Harbour

In 2000 the European Commission passed a set of principles proposed by the US Department of Commerce that provided adequate protection of personal data of EU citizens . That agreement made it possible for companies in the US to transfer ...

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About Spaces

By Ivan Pope I have been invited to a panel on History of Cybercafes and Collaborative Space, to be held on 2nd March in Google Campus. Yuri Pattison gave us this brief: As part of an on-going investigation into alternative ...

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Poisoning the fruit tree by Wendy Grossman

Originally published on pelicancrossing.net on February 19, 2016 “Why would Apple take this to court?” a TV researcher asked me on Wednesday. He was, of course, referring to Apple’s pushback against a court order telling it to help the FBI access the ...

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Virtual Futures Salon – Neurostimulation – “You seriously thought that evolution would upgrade the brain?”

In this edition of the Virtual Futures Salon we were introduced to Neurostimulation and the different new ways in which we are seeking to develop and change our brains to perform longer, better and in more fun ways. It seems ...

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