Sepp Hasslberger: End of Servers II – Future of the Internet

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

They have been working on it for years and it seems ready to go now. I believe that the SAFE network could be our chance of re-making the internet from the bottom up, using our own resources instead of centralised servers for our data and our communications.

Project SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) aims to create a decentralized and secure Internet 2.0 (here is a whitepaper). The SAFE Network is a secure and fully decentralized data management service. The network is made up from the unused computer resources provided by the network users.

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Jan 24

Nafeez Ahmed: CIA, Google, NSA, Goldman Sachs, the Highlands Forum, DoD, and More…

Nafeez Ahmed

Nafeez Ahmed

How the CIA made Google

Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet—part 1

Why Google made the NSA

Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet—part 2

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Jan 23

Berto Jongman: Brian Solis on 25 Disruptive Technology Trends

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Very thoughtful. A serious list.

25 Disruptive Technology Trends for 2015 – 2016

LIST ONLY

1) Social Media 1.0 is dead.

2) The future of search and SEM also lies outside of Google.

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Jan 21

Patrick Meier: Digital Humanitarians – The Book

Categories: Advanced Cyber/IO
Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier

In January 2014, I wrote this blog post announcing my intention to write a book on Digital Humanitarians. Well, it’s done! And launches this week. The book has already been endorsed by scholars at Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, etc; by practitioners at the United Nations, World Bank, Red Cross, USAID, DfID, etc; and by others including Twitter and National Geographic. These and many more endorsements are available here. Brief summaries of each book chapter are available here; and the short video below provides an excellent overview of the topics covered in the book.

Amazon Page

Amazon Page

Together, these overviews make it clear that this book is directly relevant to many other fields including journalism, human rights, activism, business management, computing, ethics, social science, data science, etc. In short, the lessons that digital humanitarians have learned (often the hard way) over the years and the important insights they have gained are directly applicable to fields well beyond the humanitarian space. To this end, Digital Humanitarians is written in a “narrative and conversational style” rather than with dense, technical language. The story of digital humanitarians is a multifaceted one. Read more.

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Jan 20