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23.04.2014

Internet governance must be truly democratic

Internet governance must be truly democratic

The Delhi Declaration The Internet has become a vitally important social infrastructure that profoundly impacts our societies.  We are all citizens of an Internet-mediated world whether as the minority who uses it or the majority who does not.  The Internet must advance human rights and social justice.  Internet governance must… »

22.04.2014

Spanish Left Presents ZunZuneo Case to European Union

Spanish Left Presents ZunZuneo Case to European Union

Madrid, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Left (IU) has requested that the European Union (EU) denounce the U.S. ZunZuneo program for its attempts at destabilizing Cuba, Spanish member of the European parliament, Willy Meyer, said today. Interviewed by Prensa Latina, Meyer stated that as part of the IU… »

14.04.2014

The Iranian nuclear weapons programme that wasn’t

By Gareth Porter for IPS WASHINGTON, Apr 12 2014 (IPS) – When U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen M. Ortiz unsealed the indictment of a Chinese citizen in the UK for violating the embargo against Iran, she made what appeared to be a new U.S. »

10.04.2014

Government surveillance — this is just the beginning

Government surveillance — this is just the beginning

By Christopher Soghoian.- The 2011 Arab Spring captured the attention of the world. It also captured the attention of authoritarian governments in other countries, who were worried that revolution would spread. To respond, they ramped up surveillance of activists, journalists and dissidents who they feared would… »

08.04.2014

As Planet Warms, Clean Energy Investments Take a Dive

As Planet Warms, Clean Energy Investments Take a Dive

By Samuel Oakford for Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Apr 7 2014 (IPS) – Policy uncertainty and plummeting solar prices led to a 14-percent decrease in investment in renewable energy in 2013, according to a report released Monday. Investment fell across the globe, even… »

28.03.2014

Leaving your wifi on can seriously damage your privacy (and even your data)

Do you have a Smartphone, tablet, or any other wifi enabled precious gadget? Do you leave the wifi connectivity always on or use free services from shopping centres, cafes, etc? Then you may or may not be aware that other people can tap into your device, send you unwanted adverts… »

27.03.2014

Water-sourced heat pumps for renewable energy

Water-sourced heat pumps for renewable energy

Water sources such as those of rivers and lakes could be used to generate energy with a system now under test. The British Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, has described the development as “game changing” in relation to Britain’s need for renewable energy against the backdrop of insecurity in… »

21.03.2014

Brazil Parliament to Vote Tuesday on New Internet Regulations

Brazil Parliament to Vote Tuesday on New Internet Regulations

Brasilia, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Despite agreement reached regarding Internet regulations in Brazil, President of the Chamber of Deputies Henrique Eduardo Alves has postponed the vote until next Tuesday. Several groups were pleased with the changes to the proposal, presented four years ago, but reinforced after reports of espionage… »

20.03.2014

Edward Snowden, TED speaker

Edward Snowden, TED speaker

TEDx Conference, Vancouver: Here’s how we take back the Internet In 2013 Edward Snowden leaked thousands of classified American National Security Agency documents, sparking a global conversation about citizens’ rights to privacy on the Internet. Why you should listen Edward Snowden was just about to turn 28 when… »

18.03.2014

You don’t need an app for that

You don’t need an app for that

TEDGlobal 2013. See the video here. By Toby Shapshak, writer and editor of Stuff magazine, South Africa Let me start by asking you a question, just with a show of hands: Who has an iPhone? Who has an Android phone? Who has a Blackberry? Who will… »

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