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New research: Most top torrents are monitored, your IP address can be logged within three hours

from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski

If you?ve downloaded a popular torrent in the last three years, you may have had your IP address logged and your activities monitored, according to new research. Computer scientists from the University of Birmingham tracked BitTorrent traffic during five separate timeframes: July 2009, August 2009, August 2010, February 2011, and May 2011. Their work is being presented this week at the SecureComm conference in Padua, Italy, and their 18-page paper can be found here: The Unbearable Lightness of Monitoring: Direct Monitoring in BitTorrent (PDF).

Apple officially announces special event on September 12th in San Francisco, likely to be about iPhone

from The Next Web by Matthew Panzarino

Apple vs. Samsung: Is Copying Theft or Innovation?

from Stanford Center for Internet and Society by Center for Internet and Society
Date published:
September 4, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Read more » about Apple vs. Samsung: Is Copying Theft or Innovation?

Assange ‘facing year in embassy’

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange predicts he will remain inside Ecuador’s London embassy for “six to 12 months” before the case against him will be dropped.

A Quick Guide To Google Analytics

from social media vb by joycearoda
Google Analytics is an excellent solution for all the web page related needs, starting from the source which introduced the guests to your web page to how they interacted with your web page. Hence, it provides great outcomes as to how the web page should be designed/ customized so as to entice more guests or how to do better promotion for your item on the internet.

Most Facebook Apps Can Post Behind Your Back [EXCLUSIVE]

from Mashable! by Chris Taylor

Twitter?s Free Speech Defender

from Stanford Center for Internet and Society by Center for Internet and Society
Date published:
September 2, 2012
New York Times
Alexander Macgillivray, Twitter?s chief lawyer, says that fighting for free speech is more than a good idea. He thinks it is a competitive advantage for his company. Read more » about Twitter?s Free Speech Defender

Emerging markets: Will technology deliver the promise?

from The Next Web by Tessa Sterkenburg

IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group Members All Plead Guilty

from TorrentFreak by Ernesto
Last September IMAGiNE stopped distributing new films. As it was one of the Internet?s leading BitTorrent release groups the hiatus sparked speculation that the authorities were onto them.

Bitcoin: Alive and here to stay? Or slowly fading away?

from The Next Web by Joel Falconer

Peer-to-peer production and the coming of the commons | Red Pepper

from Social Network Unionism by OrsanSenalp

Michel Bauwens examines how collaborative, commons-based production is emerging to challenge capitalism. Below, Hilary Wainwright responds

Samsung ?deeply apologizes? to Indian blogger: We put you through undue hardship

from The Next Web by Brad McCarty

Dutch Pirate Party Ready To Enter National Parliament

from TorrentFreak by Ernesto

Founded in 2006, the Pirate Party movement has scored some big and small victories over the years.

WikiLeaks supporters take down Swedish government sites with DDOS attacks

from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski

11 Things You Didn?t Know About Yelp

from Mashable! by Todd Wasserman

Bitterlemons down but need remains

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Allison Good
The closure of well-known zine Bitterlemons, providing fresh perspectives on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, poses the question: is there is still a need for voices from the region and writers with expertise on the topic? To that, I would answer an emphatic ?yes.?

The importance of the Bitterlemons obituary

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Rosemary Hollis
Each of the key players perceives peace as desirable but not at any price. This is the message of the exchanges of views aired in Bitterlemons over the years. We still need to enable discourse that is ?equal and fair?.

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