Berto Jongman: Social Media OSINT Largely Worthless — Russian Trolls Confuse US Butts in Seats w/o a Clue

Russia’s Troll Army Is Making Life Harder for US Spies

US Spies Find Open Source Investigations Worthless, Blame ‘Russian Trolls’

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Aug 20

Jean Lievens: Rob Kitchin on Data-Driven Urbanism — Not So Smart, Serving Special Interests

Categories: Cloud,Data,IO Impotency
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Data-Driven, Networked Urbanism by Rob Kitchin offers a a useful overview of the various critiques of smart cities.

Abstract:

For as long as data have been generated about cities various kinds of data-informed urbanism have been occurring. In this paper, I argue that a new era is presently unfolding wherein data-informed urbanism is increasingly being complemented and replaced by data-driven, networked urbanism. . . . HOWEVER, whilst data-driven, networked urbanism provides a set of solutions for urban problems, it does so within limitations and in the service of particular interests.

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Aug 18

Typer Neylon: Elsevier Loses Its Mind – Seeks to Embargo Knowledge for Four Years

Categories: Access,Data,Knowledge
Typer Neylon

Typer Neylon

Defend the Right to Share Your Work

Academic publisher Elsevier recently changed their rules on how authors may share their work. Authors were previously allowed to share their manuscripts through repositories immediately upon publication; now they may have to wait up to 4 years before doing so. The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), a group dedicated to open access to publicly-funded work, has put together a statement where individuals and institutions can collectively ask Elsevier to reconsider this action. Please add your name and help raise awareness of the struggle to keep knowledge freely available to all. Learn more.

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Jun 18

Michel Bauwens: 10 Open Source Policies for a Commons-Based Society

Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

10 Open Source Policies for a Commons-Based Society

LIST ONLY

1 Education 2 Research 3 Purchasing 4 Patents 5 Data 6 Collaboration 7 Commons 8 Health 9 Economy 10 Systemic Change

Tip of the Hat to Jean Lievens.

Open Government Graphic Below the Fold

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Jun 6