Quality Legislation – Nozomi Hayase: In my previous article on this site, “Bitcoin, Open Source Movement for Decentralized Future”, among many other issues I addressed some concern about the existence of early adopters and this apparent inequality within the Bitcoin ecosystem. I argued how in the Bitcoin network, the accumulation of money is not easily translated into power over others. Someone asked me to further elaborate on this. Here I will explore how the Bitcoin ecosystem offers a different model of governance and how within it, our familiar notion of power can be redefined to mean something radically different
Internet access should be a utility. At least, that’s what many web denizens of America have wanted it to be for a long time, and now President Obama has thrown his weight behind them in support.
A new report from the storied Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto documents the advanced, persistent threats levied against civil society groups and NGOs —
Amazon and publisher Hachette have announced they’ve resolved their dispute and signed a new multiyear deal, which will take effect from early 2015. Neither side has disclosed details of the agreement but Hachette will now gain the ability to set e-book prices, which had been a major sticking point in the dispute. Michael Pietsch, Hachette’s CEO, says: “This is great news for writers.