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Radical Right Extremists And The Quantum Arms Race

https://rantt.com/radical-right-extremists-and-the-quantum-arms-race As the US and China make advances in quantum computing over the next decade, new threats will arise if this technology gets in the hands of the far-right. by: Ashton Kingdon on February 16, 2021 A quantum computer (IBM) Co-Written By Ashton Kingdon & Juljan Krause Ashton Kingdon is a PhD candidate in Web Science at the University of […]

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U.S. eyes flurry of new taxes on Amazon, Facebook and Google, trying to force tech to pay its ‘fair share’

Maryland voted to adopt a new tax targeting online advertising on Friday as states nationwide take fresh aim at an industry that has posted billion-dollar profits during the pandemic By Tony RommFeb. 12, 2021 at 2:40 p.m. ESThttps://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/02/12/amazon-facebook-google-maryland-tax/ State lawmakers across the country are exploring a range of new taxes targeting Amazon, Facebook, Google and other […]

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Colonising ourselves? An introduction to data colonialism

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes18Shares In late 2019, LSE’s Professor Nick Couldry, together with Ulises A. Mejías from the State University of New York, published a book titled The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating it for Capitalism (Stanford University Press, 2019). For the first post in a three-part series, LSE PhD researcher Anri van […]

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The Internet of Trash

The Internet of Trash By Geoff Hutton, APNIC It’s often a clear signal that we’re in deep trouble when politicians believe they need to lend a hand and help out with regulations. A bill has been passed by the US Congress, and now signed into law, that requires the National Institute of Science and Technology to work […]

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Digital Commons

Volume 9 |Digital commonsMélanie Dulong de Rosnay French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)Felix Stalder Zurich University of the Arts Abstract: Commons are holistic social institutions to govern the (re)production of resources, articulated through interrelated legal, socio-cultural, economic and institutional dimensions. They represent a comprehensive and radical approach to organise collective action, placing it “beyond […]

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The Cost Of Broadband Is Too Damned High

The Tech Policy Greenhouse is an online symposium where experts tackle the most difficult policy challenges facing innovation and technology today. These are problems that don’t have easy solutions, where every decision involves tradeoffs and unintended consequences, so we’ve gathered a wide variety of voices to help dissect existing policy proposals and better inform new […]

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State Digital ID’s

 Amidst the growth of national digital ID systems around the world, there are increasing concerns about privacy, surveillance and exclusion harms of state-issued Digital IDs. Given the sweeping range of considerations required to evaluate Digital ID projects, it is necessary to formulate frameworks that can be used for this purpose. For the last year and […]

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Internet Pioneers, Leaders Convene on Dec. 8 to Commemorate NSFNET 35th Anniversary

December 4, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 4, 2020 — Internet2 and the Internet Society will host a free, public virtual celebration on Tuesday, December 8 at 1 pm ET to mark the 35th anniversary of the National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET), a set of projects and networking activities that supported and promoted networking in education and research […]

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Online and Phone Scams

The number of scams have skyrocketed and special interest is the ambus of elder Canadians especially during the pandemic  A bit of research in Canada on Covid 19 scams from The Goverenment of Canada site is over 6 million and its possibility much more Recently we are encountering a massive number of annoying calls recently on the […]

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Kashmir techies create apps to circumvent slow internet speed Two apps, Filo and Wise, have helped students in Indian-administered Kashmir overcome the crippling internet speed. By Rifat Fareed20 Nov 2020 Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Mubeen Masudi and Imbesat Ahmad, who run an academy that prepares students for highly competitive engineering colleges entrance exams, have struggled to impart […]