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Take Back Your Log-In: It’s Time To Move Away From Facebook Connect And Toward OpenID

Paul Fremantle | GIGAOM | September 20, 2014

It might seem easier to outsource your website’s log-in to Facebook. But do you really want to hand over all your user data to another company?...

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Tech & The Cheetah

Marcy Mendelson | National Geographic | November 26, 2013

Some regions of Kenya have better cell phone reception than the heart of San Francisco’s financial district.  This is no exaggeration.  One can easily make a call or text from the Maasai Mara National Reserve.  It’s changed the country’s economy, society in both rural and urban areas, and launched millions of voices onto Twitter and Facebook. Read More »

Technology Is Destroying The Music Industry, Which Is Great For The Next Taylor Swift

Ian Morris | Forbes | November 17, 2014

...So how will technology kill the music industry then? Well, it will simply destroy the record label...

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The Day We Fought Back

Rainey Reitman | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | February 11, 2014

[...] The groups that organized this action have long been pushing hard for real surveillance reform. But we knew that the time was ripe—that the Snowden leaks, unrelenting media pressure, grassroots activism, and even pressure from within Congress—were creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to give the public—worldwide—the chance to voice its opposition to mass spying. [...] Read More »

The Future Of Open Source: Speeding Technology Innovation

Fred Simon | Huffington Post | June 10, 2014

As one of the contributors to Black Duck's eighth annual Future of Open Source Survey, the industry's leading indicator of open source software (OSS) trends, JFrog was pleased to be able to help show the world the true impact of open source software...As the survey reported, 56 percent of corporations expect to contribute to more open source projects in 2014 - something we've already seen firsthand...

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The Largest Wikipedia Gathering in South Asia Kicks Off

Wiki Conference India 2016 (WCI), the largest gathering of contributors to Wikipedia and its sister projects in South Asia, will be held during August 5-7 this year in Chandigarh, India. The first iteration of this event was five years ago in 2011. The event is focused around South Asian language Wikipedias and Wikimedia projects. Hundreds of participants, including over 100 scholarship holders from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, will participate in this three-day event...

The Secret Behind The Turkish Protesters’ Social Media Mastery

Alex Kantrowitz | MediaShift | July 1, 2013

Since the end of May, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across Turkey, using social media with great skill to propel their rebuke of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan forward. [...] Read More »

The TODO Group and the Linux Foundation: Marrying Open Source and the Enterprise

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | March 29, 2016

Everyone uses open source. Almost everyone develops in open source -- yes, even Microsoft -- but getting corporations onboard with open source is still a problem. In part, Linux Foundation chairman Jim Zemlin explained in the Linux Collaboration Summit keynote speech, that's because "There is a mismatch between business's desire and capability to participate in open source." The answer? Partner with the TODO Group to bring businesses up to speed with open source...

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The Unheard Millions: A New Audience Joins Global News Conversations

Trevor Knoblich | Idea Lab | August 31, 2012

The field of journalism has faced a number of technology-driven changes in the past decade, including the advent of blogs, the generating and sharing of news via social media, and the tentative move by many governments to provide open data. Read More »

The Web Is in Danger, Copyright Reform Can Break the Internet

Nino Vranešič | El Nino Blog | September 15, 2016

Basic copyright laws and enforcements have been in effect for hundreds of years.
Let’s go back in the history: First Industrial Revolution was based on water and steam power to mechanize production. The second was all about electricity which helped create mass production. The third, connected electronics and information technology to automate production. Now we live in “Fourth Industrial Revolution” which we also call the digital revolution...

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This Automaker Just Joined IBM and Google as a Patron of Open-Source Software

Roger Parloff | Fortune | July 13, 2016

While not as momentous as its introduction of the Prius in 1997—the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle—Toyota Motor Corp TM 0.17% quietly took another bold, industry-leading step toward technological innovation last month. The world’s largest automaker ponied up a one-time fee—believed to be $20 million—and became the eighth full member of a consortium that most people do not associate with the auto industry at all...

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This Gorgeous Photo-Sharing Website Is Everything Copyright ISN'T

Nathaniel Ainley | The Creators Project | August 4, 2016

A 100% free use photo-sharing site has is now the second-fastest growing photography website ever made (the first is Instagram). Unsplash, by creative marketing agency, Crew Labs, is a website that only publishes pictures licensed under Creative Commons Zero, meaning users are free to “copy, modify, distribute and use the photos,” for free, without the permission of the owner, according to the Unsplash licensing statement...

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This Is What Californians Really Needed During the Fires

Breena Kerr | CNN | October 12, 2017

Before daybreak on Monday, at 6 a.m., my phone was alight with texts and phone calls -- hours after some had been chased from their homes by flames. I woke up bleary-eyed and answered the latest call. "It's gone," my cousin said, her voice drained by shock, "It's all gone." As a reporter, I've chased more tragedies than I can count. Mass shootings, murders, suicides, fallen trees, car accidents — you name it. I drove into them, ran into them, knocked on their doors, called them on the phone. But this week, the tragedy came to me. By that morning, Santa Rosa was in flames, along with other parts of Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa and Solano counties. By late Monday morning, hordes of people in packed cars were headed north, many with no certainty where they were going...

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ThoughtWorks Sells Out Third Annual XConf Manchester

Press Release | ThoughWorks, XConf | July 25, 2016

ThoughtWorks, the leading global, digital transformation consultancy, sold out its third annual tech conference, XConf, in Manchester on Thursday 14th July - another sign that Manchester's tech community continues to thrive and grow. From building a LEGO set to demonstrate software development, to illustrating the history of blockchain as a spotlight on the future, the one-day conference addressed the hottest trends and topics in technology right now...

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Tracking Real-Time Health With Twitter Data Serves As An Early Warning System

Sarah Fudin | OpenSource.com | May 1, 2013

As the open source ethic has changed the way that we share and develop resources, crowdsourcing is redefining how we can create new resources based upon that willingness to share. One example of crowdsourcing at work for the betterment of us all is public health researchers turning to Twitter to collect real-time data about public health. Read More »