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Privacy and Surveillance — Obama Adviser John Podesta: ‘Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line’

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st July 2014

Obama Adviser John Podesta: ‘Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line’ http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/interview-with-obama-advisor-john-podesta-on-nsa-and-cyber-security-a-978297.html Instead of a no-spy deal, the US has begun a Cyber Dialogue with Germany. In a SPIEGEL interview, John Podesta, a special adviser to President Barack Obama, speaks of the balance between alliances and security and says that changes are [...]

Posted in digital citizenship, Digital rights management (DRM), information technology | 2 Comments »

Big Data. Tracking Students’ Grades Minute-By-Minute: Help or Hindrance

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 12th May 2014

Flanagan, L. (n.d.). Tracking Students’ Grades Minute-By-Minute: Help or Hindrance? MindShift. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/05/tracking-students-grades-minute-by-minute-help-or-hindrance/ For all the data and feedback they provide, student information systems interfere with learning. “School isn’t about learning. It’s about doing well.” The singular focus on grades that these systems encourage turns learning into a competitive, zero-sum game [...]

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Center for Democracy & Technology

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 17th April 2014

Big Data and Privacy April 17, 2014 Big data has been generating big hype for a while. In January, the White House jumped into the fray, launching a big data and privacy review. CDT participated in all three public workshops convened in connection with the review and submitted written comments. CDT’s Big Data and Privacy [...]

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mega trends in technology

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 10th January 2014

THE SIX BIGGEST TRENDS IN SOCIAL THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND Mega shifts in social business will significantly affect the way that business will run in the future. http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/social-media-marketing/the-six-biggest-trends-in-social-that-will-blow-your-mind/ 1. Big Data How it works: Businesses collect multiple data points, helping to create hyper-specific marketing for users, while making better predictions with more information from [...]

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Pro Domo Sua: Are We Puppets in a Wired World? Surveillance and privacy revisited…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd October 2013

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/nov/07/are-we-puppets-wired-world/ Are We Puppets in a Wired World? But while we were having fun, we happily and willingly helped to create the greatest surveillance system ever imagined, a web whose strings give governments and businesses countless threads to pull, which makes us…puppets. The free flow of information over the Internet (except in places where that flow [...]

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