LEAKED! TPP: the Son of ACTA will oblige America and other countries to throw out privacy, free speech and due process for easier copyright enforcement

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

 

What Is Wrong With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

from EFF.org Updates by Carolina Rossini and Maira Sutton
EFF has been fighting against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) intellectual property chapter for several years. This agreement poses a great risk to users? freedoms and access to information on a global scale.

 

How close were these old predictions about the Internet? (Spoiler: they all miss the porn)

from The Next Web by Jacob Lewis

5 Ways to Avoid Oversharing on Social Media

from Mashable! by Lane Sutton

Things get heated when you mention Klout and Kred on The Next Web backchannel

from The Next Web by Martin Bryant

New Guide from EFF – Keeping Your Site Alive

from EFF.org Updates by Rebecca Jeschke
EFF Manual Outlines How Keep Your Content Online in Case of a Denial of Service Attack
San Francisco – Denial of service attacks ? flooding websites with traffic in order to make them unavailable to the public ? have become an increasingly popular way to take down or block Internet content. A new online guide from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) outlines how website operators can fend off these attacks and keep their sites alive and accessible.

HOWTO survive a DDoS attack

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a comprehensive, multi-lingual guide to keeping sites that are undergoing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks alive.

The Dictator’s Practical Guide to Internet Power Retention, Global Edition

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
The Dictator’s Practical Guide to Internet Power Retention, Global Edition is a wry little 45-page booklet that is, superfically, a book of practical advice for totalitarian, autocratic and theocratic dictators who are looking for advice on how to shape their countries’ Internet policy to ensure that the network doesn’t loosen their grip on power.

 

Now representing @Sweden?

from …My heart’s in Accra by Ethan
Last year, Sweden took on an experiment in social media as a form of nation branding by turning over its national Twitter account, @sweden, to a different citizen each week. Citizens are nominated and evaluated by a panel, but their tweets aren?t reviewed or edited, which led some observers to predict the experiment would be asocial media disaster.

 

Microsoft has a brand new logo, its first since 1987

from The Next Web by Matt Brian
Microsoft might be overhauling its Windows and Windows Phone operating systems this year but that?s not all, because for the first time in 25 years, it has launched a brand new corporate logo, which looks to display a much more modern image for the company moving forward.
In an interview with the Seattle Times,  Microsoft?s general manager of brand strategy says that the new logo is intended to ?signal the heritage but also signal the future ? a newness and freshness,? and utilises the Segoe font, a typeface that has been used in Microsoft?s software and branding for a number of years.

 

The future of E Ink: An enlightening chat with CMO Sriram Peruvemba (video)

from The Next Web by Robin Wauters
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Emerging iPhone app markets: Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Turkey

from The Next Web by Hendrik Koekkoek

 

Top 10 uTorrent Alternatives

from TorrentFreak by Ben Jones
Following the announcement last week that uTorrent will become ad-supported (and despite the subsequentchange of heart on forced ads), some BitTorrent users have been reconsidering their options.
In response to reader requests for information on other clients, here are ten alternatives to µTorrent for windows (in alphabetical order).

Your passwords probably suck

from Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza
“The average Web user maintains 25 separate accounts but uses just 6.5 passwords to protect them”, writes Dan Goodin?and they’re becoming unexpectedly easy to crack, thanks to ever-increasing processing power, superior hacking tools, and a regular supply of account dumps from hacked websites. [Ars]

 

Apple v. Samsung Arguments Complete; Trial Is in Jury’s Hands

from Wired Top Stories by Christina Bonnington
Apple and Samsung presented closing arguments on Tuesday in their landmark lawsuit. Attorneys for Apple spent two hours going over their assertions that Samsung knowingly copied Apple designs and infringed upon its iPhone and iPad trade dress, which, they said, caused confusion in the marketplace. Samsung hit back that its products are notably different from Apple?s and suggested that consumers aren?t so easily confused.

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