by the way, WikiLeaks Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize!

WikiLeaks Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik

A member of the Parliament of Norway says he has nominated WikiLeaks for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

Snorre Valen, a member of the Socialist Left party, announced his decision to nominate the whistle-blowing organization on his blog.

A Nobel Peace Prize for Assange?

from Wiki Leaks by Suzanne Merkelson

Android Is Now the Most Popular Smartphone Platform [REPORT]

from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder

As International Privacy Day is Celebrated, Governments Continue to Chip Away at Privacy Rights

from Updates by katitza

“Effective data protection is vital for our democracies and underpins other fundamental rights and freedoms.” – Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship.

Sudan: ?Facebook Revolution? with the help of Twitter as a side kick

from Global Voices Online by Mahid (Sudanese Guardian)

Written by Mahid (Sudanese Guardian)

Sudanese students chose January 30, 2011 to be the beginning of peaceful demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir. The main call asking people to take to the streets of Khartoum was made on Facebook. Was this Sudan’s first ?Facebook Revolution? with the help of twitter as a side kick?

Palestine: Netizens React to First Batch of Palestine Papers

from Global Voices Online by Shaden Abdulrahman

EFF Uncovers Widespread FBI Intelligence Violations

from Updates by Mark Rumold

EFF has uncovered widespread violations stemming from FBI intelligence investigations from 2001 – 2008. In a report released today, EFF documents alarming trends in the Bureau?s intelligence investigation practices, suggesting that FBI intelligence investigations have compromised the civil liberties of American citizens far more frequently, and to a greater extent, than was previously assumed.

Julian Assange Defends WikiLeaks on ?60 Minutes? [VIDEO]

from Mashable! by Ben Parr

Why Social Media Is Bringing Back Our Grandparents? Values [OP-ED]

from Mashable! by Josh Rose

How to be Energy-Efficient on Social Media

from Sysomos Blog by Mark Evans

Social media can be a time-suck and undermine productivity. But does it have to be this way?

I came across an interesting project launched by Microsoft called ?Save Social Energy?, which is focused on providing people with the right tools to be as efficient and productive as possible with their time online.

The Rise of Digital Multitasking [STATS]

from Mashable! by Ben Parr

Wikileaks data journalism: how we handled the data
The Guardian (blog)
There were ? 251287 dispatches ? The state department sent the most cables in this set, followed by Ankara in Turkey, then Baghdad and Tokyo ? 97070 of the

How apps have changed, and might further change, reading habits

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Federica Cherubini

Once there was the newspaper and reading it was “the modern man’s morning prayer”. Now we are inundated with information and news throughout the day, and our reading time is changin.

“If you’re a modern worker, you’re constantly being bombarded with information that you want to read, but that environment is not always the appropriate or best time to read that information,” said Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab, quoted by Jenna Wortham of the New York Times. The article focused on how apps have altered the way users read content on the Web allowing readers to decide how, when and where read articles they come across during the all day.
Many services and apps are available today for this purpose.

2011-01-31 US state cables on Syria

In February, 2010, the Amir of Qatar discussed Syrian relationships with Senator John Kerry. Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, who is currently facing a potential revolution in his country, discusses U.S.-Syrian relations with six US senators in US state cable 10DAMASCUS8 from January, 2010. In the cable he stresses the absence of trust Syria has for the US and the need for the US to take steps to establish trust. The US senators request that Syria “demonstrate goodwill” by gestures such as interceding for them with Iran and reopening an international school which had been shut in 2008 in response to a U.S. military attack on Syrian soil which had killed seven innocent civilians.

Another copyright troll throws in the towel

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

From the Electronic Frontier Foundation comes the heartening news that yet another “copyright troll” has given up on the shakedown tactic of using cheap John Doe lawsuits to compel ISPs to surrender details of their customers so that lawyers can threaten to sue them unless they turn over a few hundred bucks to make the whole thing go away.

Why Permission Marketing Is the Future of Online Advertising

from Mashable! by David A. Yovanno

IPv6 marks the next chapter in the history of the Internet

from The Official Google Blog by A Googler

100+ people liked this
(Cross-posted on the Public Policy Blog)

In the same way your phone is associated with a unique number, your computer is assigned a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address when you connect to the Internet. The current protocol, IPv4, allows for approximately 4 billion unique addresses?and that number is about to run out

IPv4 & IPv6: A Short Guide

from Mashable! by Ben Parr

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