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Teens Turn to Social Coding to Protect Privacy on Social Nets

from MediaShift

In certain teen social circles, it’s considered a subtle act of arrogance, a signifier of the loner, to use a solo photo of yourself for your Facebook profile. Digital natives may have earned their reputation as the “entitlement generation,” but apparently there are some social limits to their unabashed self-regard.

2011-01-21 Former Swedish judge Sundberg-Weitman speaks out on the handling of the Julian Assange case

The following summarizes the unfolding of events surrounding the arrest of Julian Assange, as recounted in an article entitled “The European Arrest Order Against Julian Assange,” originally published here by Brita Sundberg-Weitman, retired Swedish judge and author in the areas of legal and civil rights. Sundberg-Weitman also expresses concerns about media coverage of the event and about the possible extradition of Julian Assange in this article, which I received via email by a source who also reports that Sundberg-Weitman translated the piece herself. Quotations refer directly to this English translation received.

2011-01-20 Three reasons why WikiLeaks is dangerous to corporations

Corporations are being pressured to behave more ethically and transparently as a result of the increasing influence of Julian Assange’s scientific journalistic enterprise, WikLeaks. Public relations professionals in Germany say that trying to sit out the storm is no longer a strategy for success in a post-cablegate world.

Wikipedia Celebrates 10 Years, But Will It Survive Another Decade?

from Mashable! by Todd Wasserman

A decade of Wikipedia: lesser-known miracles

from Boing Boing by Andrea James

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Image: a few of the remixable design elements, via Wikimedia Commons It’s no secret that I love Wikipedia, which I consider one of the grandest and most radical social experiments of our time, and the very best example of what the free culture movement offers for the world’s future. I even love Wikipedia critics.

Unstoppable Facebook Creates Brave New World Of Opportunity

from All Facebook by Nick O’Neill

If there is to be a time in Facebook?s history when it will be remembered at its prime, 2011 may turn out to be that time. Expected to surge past 600 million members, and possibly 700 million before year end; revenue expected to grow beyond $3 billion this year; a valuation of $50 billion and growing; and its once only domestic competitor on the verge of implosion, Facebook appears to be unstoppable.

World IPv6 Day: firing up the engines on the new Internet protocol

from The Official Google Blog by A Googler

Today, Google and major websites are joining the Internet Society to announce World IPv6 Day, a 24-hour test flight of the next generation Internet protocol on June 8, 2011.

FCC Contest Seeks More Data for a Better Net Neutrality

from EFF.org Updates by richard

Last week, the FCC announced the “FCC Open Internet Apps Challenge,” a contest to attract software that helps ordinary users measure whether their Internet services ? both mobile broadband and traditional “fixed” broadband ? are consistent with open Internet principles. The FCC is also asking for submissions of “research papers that analyze relevant Internet openness measurement techniques, approaches, and data.” This is a welcome effort from the FCC, and we hope to see software developers and researchers help the public better discover how our networks and service providers are treating our Internet communications.

In Italy, Internet decreases as principal source of news

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Federica Cherubini

The number of Italians who use the Internet to get informed is decreasing, says Italian website LSDI, analysing the Report on “Citizens and new technology” which was released in December 2010 by Istat, the Italian National Institute of Statistics.

Tunisia’s “Jasmine Revolution” and the internet: Xeni on The Madeleine Brand Show

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

The State of Cybercrime [STATS]

from Mashable! by Jolie O’Dell

U.S. Army Launches Social Media Handbook

from Mashable! by Radhika Marya

WikiLeaks to receive Swiss bank account details from whistleblower

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Emma Heald

Swiss whistleblower Rudolf Elmer intends to hand over offshore bank account details of 2,000 “high net worth individuals” and corporations to WikiLeaks today, the Observer reported yesterday. Elmer plans present the bank details to a representative from WikiLeaks at the Frontline Club in London during a press conference starting at 11.15am, the club’s site said.

2011-01-17: Will the walls of Bank of America be strong enough?

The Swiss news organization Tages-Anzeiger reported today on the potential threat posed by Wikileaks’ forthcoming release and subsequent measures which Bank of America has taken to mitigate that threat (previously covered here on WL Central).

2011-01-17 Dutch EU ambassador nominee Pieter de Gooijer comes under fire after WikiLeaks disclosures

from WL Central by exiledsurfer

Wikileaks: Fomer Swiss banker hands off Swiss bank data to Assange

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

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