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Wikipedia Is Basically a Corporate Bureaucracy, According to a New Study

Jennifer Ouellette reports for Gizmodo:

Wikipedia is a voluntary organization dedicated to the noble goal of decentralized knowledge creation. But as the community has evolved over time, it has wandered further and further from its early egalitarian ideals, according to… 230 more words

Science & Technology

With the Snoopers' Charter, Our Digital Security Is Under Attack in the Name of Total Surveillance

Silkie Carlo writes for The Huffington Post:

There’s a reason most of us lock our phones with a passcode. We know they’ve become a window into our private lives, much more revealing than a rifle through our diaries or bedside drawers. 158 more words

UK

About That COMELEC Data Breach: It’s Dangerously Huge

Over a week ago, I was lazily browsing headlines on Hacker News, minding my own business, when suddenly my entire world view was irreversibly turned upside-down after I came across Web security expert Troy Hunt’s excellent blog post on the recent COMELEC data leak, the irresistibly but aptly titled entry “ 2,014 more words

Philippines

U.S. Government Admits It Will Use Smart Home Devices For Spying

Trevor Timm writes for The Guardian:

If you want evidence that US intelligence agencies aren’t losing surveillance abilities because of the rising use of encryption by tech companies, look no further than the testimony on Tuesday by the director of national intelligence, James Clapper. 260 more words

USA

Connecting the Possibilities

For this blog post I started thinking about our technology and how far we have come and where we are going. Our limitations as a society are continually being broken down. 646 more words

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