Archive for July, 2013

Still, “long term, the question is whether a country steps in to be the equivalent of a digital Switzerland or digital Cayman Islands,” Castro said. “If that happens, the U.S. will either have to adapt or say goodbye to its long-term prospects as a top

2013 Edelman Global Entertainment Survey by Edelman PR

Technology makes protests more likely, but not yet more effective (via Internet protests: The digital demo | The Economist)

Protestos no Brasil contra a tarifa de transporte são brutalmente dispersados pela polícia. by Apolonio1500

We did not pass the Fourth Amendment to protect those with something to hide,” Stone tells us. We passed that amendment “because we know all too well the cost of an unaccountable government.” (via Oliver Stone: Don’t Stand By While the NSA’s Surveillance Machine Eats

“Slow Tech” by Joe Kraus by tedamongfriends

meetingofthemindsv: Doug Stephens aka RetailProphet and Futurist Gerd Leonhard on PRISM, Big Data, Future of Internet (by Gerd Leonhard)

Unless these things happen I think we (i.e. the EU parliament and EU commission, and us, as citizens, anywhere) must consider taking serious and possibly quite dramatic action to safeguard against this ‘totalitarian surveillance creep’ instigated by the U.S. government (and by extension those U.S.

Yet the fact that Leonhard is making these proposals, and in a respected venue like the Harvard Business Review, indicates how far American surveillance policies have gone beyond the boundaries of reason. The US government isn’t just jeopardizing the rights of US citizens and people

futurist-foresight: A fascinating graphic look at global debt and migration (via Global migration and debt)