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Digital Life Clippings – Christmas Break Edition
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Digital Life Clippings – Christmas Break Edition

Originally posted on Meshed Insights & Knowledge:Police called to remove pre-teens just in case they pirated Hunger Games movie with cellphones – Ars Technica –...

Facebook’s Illuminating Algorithmic Cruelty
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Facebook’s Illuminating Algorithmic Cruelty

The ever-presumptive and unremittingly faux-positive peer pressure of Facebook is doing its part this Christmas to re-open wounds of hurt from 2014 for a bunch...

Is Santa to blame for the surveillance society?
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Is Santa to blame for the surveillance society?

Perhaps the reason we are not horrified by the surveillance society is because our parents normalised that behaviour by teaching us about Santa. Santa knows if...

Top Clippings For December 18th
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Top Clippings For December 18th

Originally posted on Meshed Insights & Knowledge:Samsung shuts down ChatOn – CNet – If only there was a way for their customers to uninstall their impotent self...

On Terrorism
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On Terrorism

Some politicians seem to act as if “terrorism” means a terrible crime committed by someone who doesn’t fit the speaker’s own racial & religious profile. Just because...

Behind The Bullying Epidemic
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Behind The Bullying Epidemic

I was very sad to hear that Kathy Sierra has decided to withdraw from online interactions again. Her insights into how technical communication and collaboration...

Is Microsoft To Blame For Malware?
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Is Microsoft To Blame For Malware?

Originally posted on Meshed Insights & Knowledge:The action law enforcement services have taken against the GameOver-Zeus malware syndicate is great news for a...

Heartbleed and Lessons Learned
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Heartbleed and Lessons Learned

Originally posted on Meshed Insights & Knowledge:We’ve had some time for the shock of the Heartbleed announcement to sink in and there’s a lot to consider. While...

Elections In Middle Earth
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Elections In Middle Earth

The Middle Earth elections are over and there’s a new alliance of elves and men in control, but all I can find on local TV is news of Tom Bombadil crushing Bilbo...

Steering Where You Look
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Steering Where You Look

Originally posted on Meshed Insights & Knowledge:When I learned to drive, my instructor told me “you steer where you look” — in other words, wherever you focus...

More cautious excitement as Microsoft opens .Net
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More cautious excitement as Microsoft opens .Net

Originally posted on Meshed Insights & Knowledge:The Microsoft news is coming thick and fast. A few days ago we discussed Office for iPad, Microsoft’s confession...

Parody Finally Made Legal In UK
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Parody Finally Made Legal In UK

Originally posted on Meshed Insights & Knowledge:Draft regulations have been published in Britain that will finally end the anomaly where quotation, parody, caricature...

Crowdsource vs Open Source
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Crowdsource vs Open Source

Originally posted on Meshed Insights & Knowledge:The acquisition of virtual reality company Oculus Rift by Facebook was announced this week to mixed reactions. Most...

OSI, FSF and the end of software patents
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OSI, FSF and the end of software patents

Just as we did in the case of CPTN’s threatened acquisition of Novell’s patent portfolio in 2011, the OSI and FSF have once again collaborated to file a briefing...

Input To UK Government
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Input To UK Government

My input to the UK Government consultation on document formats: I believe it is imperative to have a single document format standard used as the benchmark for corresponding...

Surveillance Impact Not Just Personal
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Surveillance Impact Not Just Personal

Originally posted on Meshed Insights & Knowledge:In her post on ComputerWorld, Alexandra makes the excellent observation that the impact of surveillance is not...

Facebook’s Global Telco Dream
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Facebook’s Global Telco Dream

Originally posted on Meshed Insights & Knowledge:Maybe there’s more to the Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp than just the centralised consolidation of users and...

“Screw Good Practice, How Bad Can It BE?”
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“Screw Good Practice, How Bad Can It BE?”

Prescient.

Sun Friends On The Move
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Sun Friends On The Move

I see that two friends I worked with at Sun — most notably creating blogs.sun.com — are on the move. Danese Cooper has decided that she can take on one more corporation’s...

Stand Up For ODF In The UK
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Stand Up For ODF In The UK

Originally posted on Meshed Insights & Knowledge:Showing that no issue is actually sorted until the end of the process is reached, Microsoft is trying to get its...
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