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The Battle for Power on the Internet – Bruce Schneier – The Atlantic “We’re in the middle of an epic battle for power in cyberspace. On one side are the traditional, organized, institutional powers such as governments and large multinational corporations. On the other are the distributed and nimble: grassroots movements, dissident groups, hackers, and […]

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Cercavo un libro elettronico sul sito di Project Gutenberg e fa un certo effetto vedere che tra i 25 testi più scaricati ci sono il Principe (The Prince) e la Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy)…

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“Big data” also means big money. Internet users are the largest data producers, but they are not involved at all in the chain of value stemming from data aggregations and data marketing. I believe we do not need the government to give us more “data protection” (largely a dead-end street) but that we need the […]

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The future of newspapers is the realm of uncertainty. Two facts (Jeff Bezos purchase of the WP and Nate Silver leaving the NYT keeping the FiveThirtyEight.com domain) and two comments (by Jeff Bezos and Paul Krugman’s blog): “…The Internet is transforming almost every element of the news business: shortening news cycles, eroding long-reliable revenue sources, […]

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Sono stato a Big Tent Roma 2013, evento organizzato da Google sui contenuti digitali e la cultura. Tra le cose che mi hanno colpito (oltre a poter ascoltare Vint Cerf  “dal vivo”) c’è stato l’intervento del dott. Marco Polillo, presidente di Confindustria Cultura nonché presidente dell’AIE. ll ministro Bray aveva appena finito di accennare – […]

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