in me, the paradox of liberty
‘A new top-level domain (TLD) in the works for the Internet will bake security in from the outset: The .secure domain will require fully encrypted HTTPS sessions and a comprehensive vetting process for websites and their operators. If the new domain takes off, it could shift the way Web domains are secured. It’s basically a “safe neighborhood” on the Net, its creators say,...
first we take manhattan
‘Critics complain that Google is buying up enormous amounts of virgin digital land in Africa at virtually no cost. Within a couple of decades, without the regulatory oversight of the African Union or African governments, they say, Africa’s internet life will be almost entirely in hock to the Google giant.’ - Google in Africa: It’s a hit | The Economist
Iran’s minister of communications prohibited using ‘foreign’ mail services like Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, and MSN, since he believes ‘they are tools for information leak’. Reza Taghipour has asked Iranian state offices, universities and companies to use Iranian mail services ‘which are hosted in Iran’. - via GlobalVoices
‘I’m leaving the Internet for a year’– prominent blogger
“Al Jazeera, the satellite broadcasting network, was forced by the Chinese authorities to close its China news operations of its English-language channel on Monday, the first such action in almost 14 years and the strongest sign yet of fraying relations between the ruling Communist Party and the overseas journalists who cover it.” - nytimes.com
nomen est omen
“Iran is harshly criticizing Google for what it feels is a disrespectful omission in Google Maps. The country’s government is angry because Google Maps does not label the body of water known in Iran as the Persian Gulf. Others refer to it as the Arabian Gulf.” - Iran Lashes Out at Google
like this if you got facebook id'd
“Allowing underage individuals into a bar or club can have a devastating effect on that business, with fines, license suspensions, and even criminal charges hitting the owner hard. It’s not always easy to verify identification, so some enterprising bouncers in the U.K. have started matching up Facebook accounts to IDs. Some bouncers have demanded that patrons log in to Facebook using their...
#realtalk from your editor hit ‘publish’ and look away - a. moschovakis
it seems so familiar – almost like art
Dictatorship and Democracy in the EUSSR - debate about hungary and europe in amsterdam