United States Refuses to Sign UN Internet Treaty

by Alex Fitzpatrick

The US refuses to ratify the proposed UN telecom treaty over Internet regulatory worries

by Alex Wilhelm

 

Unexpected Controversy Erupts at UN Internet Conference

by Alex Fitzpatrick

Compromise UN language on Internet regulation may still be too strong for the US delegation?s tastes

by Alex Wilhelm

Microsoft?s 2013 security predictions: Espionage helps criminals, apps are weapons, and rootkits evolve

by Alex Wilhelm

 

Google Zeitgeist: How We Searched in 2012

by Stan Schroeder

10 Most Innovative Viral Video Ads of 2012

by Josh Warner

How the world searched in 2012: Google Zeitgeist report reveals 1.2 trillion searches across 146 languages

from The Next Web by Paul Sawers

 

Facebook Named Top Place to Work in 2012

from Mashable! by Samantha Murphy

 

Android is Beating Apple in Mobile War, Says Google?s Eric Schmidt

from Mashable! by Anita Li

Facebook Builds Stronger Bonds Than Twitter, Study Says

from Mashable! by Joann Pan

 

EFF’s Guide to CDA 230: The Most Important Law Protecting Online Speech

from EFF.org Updates by Adi Kamdar
In 1996, while debating the intricacies of a bill that would massively overhaul the telecommunications laws of the United States, two astute Congressmen introduced an amendment that would allow the Internet to flourish.

 

UAE cybercrimes law and EU principle

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Rori Donaghy
It is impressive, but also expedient, that an EU resolution condemning the human rights record of a vital trading partner has passed, when UAE-EU trade totalled over twenty billion dollars in the first six months of 2012.

 

As Digital Rights Advocates Mobilize Around the TPP Negotiations, Process Becomes Even Less Transparent

from EFF.org Updates by Maira Sutton
The 15th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations in New Zealand concluded this week, locking out civil society participation in an unprecedented way. The TPP is a trade agreement between eleven Pacific nations and it covers a wide range of regulatory issues including transnational investment, services, tobacco, and textiles. The chapter that EFF and other digital rights groups around the world find alarming covers intellectual property. EFF is also looking into issues of free flow of information and cross-over issues that may appear in the ecommerce and service chapters. Based upon what we have seen from leaked version of the agreement, the TPP contains language that could effectively pressure ISPs to become Internet cops and criminalize the distribution of DRM-circumvention tools even for fair uses, impede parallel importation of copyrighted goods, among others.

 

Wikimedia explains why, after all these years, Wikipedia still doesn?t have a visual editor

from The Next Web by Harrison Weber

 

Richard Stallman slams Ubuntu as spyware, prompting Canonical?s Jono Bacon to call FUD

from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski

Richard Stallman, creator of the GNU Project and founder of the Free Software Foundation, declared on Friday that Ubuntu is spyware. Jono Bacon, Ubuntu?s Community Manager, has countered on the same day by saying Stallman is spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD).

 

Music Industry Threatens to Sue UK Pirate Party over Pirate Bay Proxy

from TorrentFreak by ErnestoAfter the High Court ordered several UK ISPs to block subscriber access to The Pirate Bay earlier this year, millions of users flocked to the proxy service of the UK Pirate Party.

 

Apple v. Samsung Back in Court: Here?s What the Judge Will Decide

by Pete Pachal

Why Internet Advocates Hate Russia?s Proposal to Change the Web

by Alex Fitzpatrick

 

Advertising on LinkedIn: Your Guide for 2013

from Mashable! by ClickZ

This Is What You Talked About on Twitter in 2012

from Mashable! by Samantha Murphy

Checking Facebook at Work Could Be Illegal

from Mashable! by TechNewsDaily

An interview with Jimmy Wales

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Jimmy Wales and Dermot Murnaghan
On Sky News, Dermot Murnaghan sits down with Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, to discuss the media, old and new.

 

2013: The Year of Integrated Digital Marketing

from social media vb by Chris Horton
In this new ?techonomy,? the increasingly sophisticated and highly-connected consumer expects more from brands; he or she wants personalization, relevance, convenience, simplicity, and proximity. To stay competitive, brands need a new approach to consumer engagement and conversion.

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