Category Archives: Technology – neither good or bad but never neutral

Private “prosecution” in France triggers investigation

Business & Human Rights : Links.25 July 2012 The post is in English, but the orignal text is in French. The Fédération internationale des droits de l’Homme (FIDH) (the International Human Rights Federation) and the Ligue des droits de l’Homme … Continue reading

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Twitter’s policy to censor

Twitter Decides To Censor Locally, Rather Than Block Globally, In Response To Government Demands | Techdirt. 26 January 2012 “Misguided Twitter Protests… And Why Twitter Could Have Explained Itself Better“, TechDirt, 30 January 2012 and for a list of comments … Continue reading

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Overhypes and consequences

As CISPA Hits Congress, Cybersecurity Company Hypes The Fear Of Anonymous | Techdirt. 24 April 2012 not sure the survey (that says that over 50% of Americans fear Anonymous and co) is reliable given that it is a security company … Continue reading

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loneliness and the internet: an issue?

Sherry Turkle Says Technology Is Making Us Lonelier Because We Spend Less Time Alone, Or Something | Techdirt. 24 April 2012 Having read the extracts quoted in the post, I do not perceive them as problematic in that yes, the … Continue reading

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Facial recognition, geolocation, video conferencing…: welcome or unwelcome innovations?

There Really Are Privacy Issues Out There; Facebook Using Facial Recognition Is Not One Of Them | Techdirt. 14 June 2011 and “Apple Tries To Patent A ‘Solution’ To The ‘Analog Hole’: Transmitters That Block Your Camera From Working“, TechDirt … Continue reading

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The WWW = the Wild Wild West?

Can We Kill Off This Myth That The Internet Is A Wild West That Needs To Be Tamed? | Techdirt. 27 May 2011 Well, the comparison may not be so absurd. If we assume that no native were present, the … Continue reading

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Nothing new under the sun? printing press=internet

A Fifteenth Century Technopanic About The Horrors Of The Printing Press | Techdirt.

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The hunt against freedom: this February favourite action?

The headlines those past few weeks seem to concentrate on freedom of expression and its curtailments, whether in democratic countries or not. The events which started in Tunisia and spread to Egypt and now Lybia show how internet is the … Continue reading

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Surveillance technology: which regulation?

La cyberarme de la police | LeMatin.ch. 23 August 2010 An old post I kept in my mail box until I could process it. It is about softwares (CRUSH standing for Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History) that allows mapping of … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago Today: The Web Was Proposed | Techdirt

20 Years Ago Today: The Web Was Proposed | Techdirt. 12 November 2010 Just a reminder now that the generation born with it is reaching university age. In those times of budgetary restriction, it is worth reading the link posted … Continue reading

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