Web of Hate

May 15, 2012 by

According to a poll, Australia rates number one in the world for bullying on social networks, with 9 in 10 families reporting a brush with bullies online. Explore the dark side of the web and the sometimes deadly consequences of cyberbullying. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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USA Today Reporters Targeted In Illegal Pentagon Payback Campaign

Apr 22, 2012 by

Military personnel (or contractors) apparently took to the web to unleash a vitriolic, and embarrassingly transparent, smear campaign against two of the paper’s staff members. Why? Because they published a damning investigation of the military’s dubious propaganda campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Google Earth uncovers globe’s hidden marvels (AMAZING PHOTOS)

Mar 19, 2012 by

From a blood-red lake in Iraq to a ghostly face in giant rock formations in Canada. A Stratocam web project showcases stunning satellite photos from around the globe, capturing the weirdest and most wonderful of our planet. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Playing God

Feb 05, 2012

Adam Rutherford meets a new creature created by American scientists – the spider-goat. It is part goat, part spider, and its milk can be used to create artificial spider’s web.It is part of a new field of research, synthetic biology, with a radical aim: to break down nature into spare parts so that we can [...]

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Obama Signs Global Internet Treaty Worse Than SOPA

Jan 26, 2012

Months before the debate about Internet censorship raged as SOPA and PIPA dominated the concerns of web users, President Obama signed an international treaty that would allow companies in China or any other country in the world to demand ISPs remove web content in the US with no legal oversight whatsoever. See it on Scoop.it, [...]

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Jan 18, 2012

Sorry we’re so late posting this translation. It first appeared on the web on several different sites in mid July of this year. This translation, according to three independant sources is authentic. Sadly, until someone of note is willing to go on the record, these fragments and the story of how they were stolen, deciphered [...]

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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"

Nov 18, 2011

http://www.ted.com As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for [...]

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