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Smart Trash: what your trash says about you

It is already a fact: with many products being tagged in the production process to monitor where they go or what trash can they finish in, our trash has officially become another piece of the[…]

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FCC approves plan to allow for paid priority on Internet

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted in favor of advancing a proposal that would dramatically reshape the way consumers experience the Internet, opening the possibility of Internet service providers to charge Web sites for[…]

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How age, gender and social media converge in Hollywood

( a letter for a friend) Hi! I remember how at your nice dinner party, we had been chatting about my new research on aging, and how women in Hollywood were especially vulnerable in this[…]

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Use of the internet is expected to triple by 2017: Environmental concerns related to it

The Greenpeace’ report released this April indicates that the web may help destroy “the very fabric of our life on Earth”, due to the carbon-based sources of power it uses and the electronic waste that[…]

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Working Together to keep the Web Open and Free: Tim Berners-Lee on its 25th Anniversary

In March 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, 58, established a place for himself in the history books by creating the World Wide Web. That month, the Briton, who at the time worked for the European Organization for[…]

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Women’s Rights after the Arab Spring

The revolutions that swept across the Middle East in 2011, known as “The Arab Spring,” promised greater freedoms for many in the region, including women. While there have been some advances in women’s rights, the promise[…]

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Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web

Twenty-five years on from the web’s inception, its creator has urged the public to re-engage with its original design: a decentralised internet that at its very core, remains open to all. Speaking with Wired editor[…]

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What does Mandela mean for ordinary people in South Africa

The most touching Mandela tribute came from the least expected place… The choir began an “impromtu” rendition of Asimbonanga [We have not seen him], singing: Asimbonanga [we have not seen him] Asimbonang’ uMandela thina [we[…]

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What does Mandela mean for the world?

Many things, which will become clearer with deeper reflection. There is nostalgia for the example of the life dedicated to the public good, now a chimera in an age of cheap populism. There is affirmation[…]

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Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: not much to celebrate yet

Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was celebrated as each November 25. In spite of the traditional institutional events, public statements and motions and a big array of good intentions and wills, the[…]