Berto Jongman: IDA on Global Coverage — Without Reference to Prior Art or the Real World

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Without reference to Boyd Sutton or anyone else of note.

Rethinking the Concept of Global Coverage in the U.S. Intelligence Community

Institute for Defense Analysis, May 2015

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Jul 22

Mongoose: UN – Anonymity a Human Right

Mongoose

Mongoose

United Nations says encryption and online anonymity are basic human rights

The ability to anonymize yourself online and encrypt your data and communications is fundamental to free expression and should be a protected human right, a United Nations report said Thursday. The agency added that the tools are “necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression in the digital age.”

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May 31

Berto Jongman: Corruption of US Think Tanks

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Foreign Funding of Think Tanks Is Corrupting Our Democracy

The New York Times has published over the weekend [9 Sep 14] an excellent study of how foreign governments are buying influence at Washington’s think tanks. According to the story, foreign governments are not only getting prominent think tanks to embrace their views of what is in America’s interest, but to lobby for these views with politicians and high officials.

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Apr 1

Michel Bauwens: Open Cooperativism for the P2P Age

Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

Open Cooperativism for the P2P Age

Our recommendations for the new era of open cooperativism are:

1. That coops need to be statutorily (internally) oriented towards the common good

2. That coops need to have governance models including all stakeholders

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Dec 20

JZ Liszkiewicz: Think Tank Transparency?

JZ Liszkiewicz

JZ Liszkiewicz

Transparify Will Begin Re-Rating All Think Tanks In December

Phi Beta Iota: A useful step. However, at least as critical is evaluating the sources and methods used or not used by “think tanks.” Most — such as the Brookings Institute — do not use citation analytics and do not do substantive foreign language research. “Multidisciplinary” is not a term in vogue among these largely pedestrian entities. Holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering are foreign concepts to all of them.

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Nov 19