Internet privacy : Could your on line browsing details go viral?

Even if you are using privacy tools is your internet browsing safe? How secret are your financial transactions, are the off colour jokes you share with friends really private, and what about the kind of sites you would never tell your mother you visit? While you are going on financial deals, selling, purchasing or…watching porn, … More Internet privacy : Could your on line browsing details go viral?

The political economy of networks

AN « EXCESS »  OF DEMOCRACY  (2/3) Networked forms of the 1960s/70s were distinctive because essential to their origin, character and sustainability were values of solidarity, equality and democracy. Consciousness of these origins could help us now, when networked organizations are everywhere, to distinguish between the instrumental use of the concept of network in essentially undemocratic … More The political economy of networks

Wandering over the Internet: ‘Newsmap’ and ‘Worldometers’

Newsmap 2.0, your daily portion of breaking news. OO OO Newsmap is a well-known application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator. Treemaps are traditionally space-constrained visualizations of information. Newsmap’s objective takes that goal … More Wandering over the Internet: ‘Newsmap’ and ‘Worldometers’

Can Twitter Be Saved?

It’s in danger of collapsing under its own weight. By Mark Gimein Even by Internet standards of hyper-growth, there has never been a phenomenon like Twitter. Less than a year and a half ago, Twitter hit 1 million users. It now has 44 million, a rate of expansion so rapid that if it could continue … More Can Twitter Be Saved?

The Political Importance of the Power of Images to Reveal Government Abuse

One of the places where the Iranian uprising against falsified election was given a narrow coverage was China. An attempt was made indeed in PRC to block online images of demonstrations meanwhile official media tried to ignore the clamor. The reason was clear enough: any mass protest and its brutal suppression raises uncomfortable memories of … More The Political Importance of the Power of Images to Reveal Government Abuse

Constitutional Court knocks down Hadopi

The French law that allows disconnecting Internet-users has crashed against the Constitutional Court today at 18.00. The highest authority on constitutional law condemned late this evening the controversial legislation passed a month ago by the parliament on the grounds that “internet is a component of freedom of expression and consumption” in the Declaration of Human … More Constitutional Court knocks down Hadopi

European Parliament Gives Support to Internet Freedom

The European Parliament has decided that ISPs and regulators, such as Hadopi in France, cannot restrict individuals’ access to the internet. But this vote approving online freedom of expression is not the conclusion of the EU debate taking place between the European Parliament and Council. Since the Parliament has not agreed with the Council, the … More European Parliament Gives Support to Internet Freedom