Declaration of Internet Freedom

by Cory Doctorow
I’ve signed the Declaration of Internet Freedom, a short, to-to-point manifesto for a free and open Internet. It’s attracted some very august signatories, including Amnesty International, Hackers and Founders, Global Voices, Mozilla, the NY Tech Meetup, Personal Democracy, Fight for the Future, Yochai Benkler, danah boyd, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Aaron Swartz and Jonathan Zittrain. You can sign it too, and talk about it here or on Reddit.

 

Top 10 Takedowns in Google’s Copyright Transparency Report

from EFF.org Updates by Kurt Opsahl and Parker Higgins
When Google released its new Copyright Transparency Report on takedown requests of its Search results, we got new insights into the massive number of complaints the search giant receives. We also saw that there are many requests that don’t seem to meet the standard of a “good faith belief” of infringement. Google said in the report that it refuses to comply with requests that are obviously inaccurate or intentionally abusive, which accounts for about 3% of the total. While Google deserves to be commended for that example of good citizenship, they can’t catch everything.

Revisiting Techno-Euphoria: Digital Natives and Embodied Technologies

from DML Central by jbrazil

 

?Declaration of Internet Freedom? Calls for Free and Open Internet

by Alex Fitzpatrick

@Sweden Welcomes @Netherlanders to Twitter

from Mashable! by Amanda Pittman

 

Where Anonymous actions come from

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Twitter: We Comply with 63% of Government Requests

by Chris Taylor

Why You Should Embrace Twitter Lurkers

by Ted Rubin

6 Steps You Should Take to Actually Start Using Google+

from social media vb by Daniel Levine

Five Things More Important than Facebook Page Engagement

from social media vb by Jim Belosic

Engaging with fans through Facebook can be extremely rewarding for a business. However, it?s important to understand that engagement is not won solely through interesting photos and asking a weekly scheduled question?it?s won through an active strategy and through focusing on the things that are more important.

Google: We provided $80bn of US economic activity with our search and advertising tools in 2011

from The Next Web by Paul Sawers

Women Explain Why Google+ Is All Dudes

from Wired Top Stories by Ryan Tate
Women tell Google its social network is too clunky and nerdy.

 

Smartphones Are Not For Calls, So It Seems

from Daily Bits by noemi

 

Google hired then fired this guy for breaking its NDA

from The Next Web by Drew Olanoff

 

6 Ways Google Can Secure its Social Future

by David Clarke

 

TOR project uncovers flaw in mass-surveillance appliance

by Cory Doctorow

Twitter?s compliance with copyright takedown notices and government requests for user info, by the numbers

from The Next Web by Matthew Panzarino

 

Why we still fight about music and copyright on the Internet

by Cory Doctorow

My latest Locus colum, “Music: The Internet?s Original Sin,” asks why music copyright is such a hot potato on the Internet, even in the post-DRM age, when most tunes are $0.99 on Amazon in MP3. The short answer: music’s ancient compact is not entirely compatible with contemporary commerce, and the industry has tried to “fix” this by just telling us that everything we know about the legitimate way to enjoy, produce and share music is wrong.

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