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Guest blog: Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Founding Director, World Wide Web Foundation - 2014-2019
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Before I go ahead and write what I'm golng to write I'll just share that I had to explain what I was doing to my young son, though in fairness society around him also thinks he should understand as at school the Charlie Hebdo event had been reported and discussed with the children...

So, the other day my new neighbour and I were talking, he asked me if I was aware of the event that took place in Paris the previous day. I, indeed, had not been until my wife had come home from work and shared the sad news as I'd been looking after my baby daughter thus no time to spare.

My neighbour, who happens to be Muslim, was deeply affected by the whole situation. He felt the action brought an unwarranted shame upon his religion, he wished to express that these people had nothing to do with Islam. I was glad to see he gained moral support from the actions of many people across the region that were arranging marches in protest. I gotta say I was blank-faced... and this is why I'm sharing this whole story, to explain why...

Fortunately a few days later I was visiting the best local fresh produce market courtesy of my neighbour, in fact we went together with his wife and he gave me a personal tour. While his wife was occupied on the other side of the market I took the opportunity to share my feelings. The reason for my 'null' response was in part that I'm a tad thick-skinned to suffering for want of a better way to say that and the other... it's sadly not the first time for me to hear about these kinds of things, in fact this is what I wish to share...

I grew up in Oxford and at the meagre age of 7 or 8 I got to learn about history, history in Oxford. A bloody and torrid affair as it happens, so at this age I learnt that we, humans, burn each other when we wish to do so: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyrs%27_Memorial,_Oxford

That memorial is at the centre of Oxford. It is with much chagrin that I say... plus ça change c'est la même chose.

My deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and community of this Jordanian.
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I ain't gonna' work on Maggie's farm no more.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/31/i-quit-my-job-to-set-up-commune

If you're waiting for the apocalypse so you can be free. Or you want to try some post-apocalyptic living as preparation for when the axe falls, it's probably not going to happen the way you think it will.

And that's the challenge. How do we engineer a soft landing to the decline and fall of the global civilisation, this time around. Because a bunch of yurts on a scottish hillside is fun for a few weeks but it's not an answer.
Dylan Evans was worried about the end of the world. So he sold his house and headed for the Scottish Highlands with his cat, Socrates, and a couple of yurts. What could possibly go wrong?
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It's worth reminding people and companies what they are giving up when they 'upgrade for free' to Windows 10.
 
When installing Windows 10 preview, you get these "features" too:

"When you acquire, install and use the Program software and services, Microsoft collects information about your use of the software and services as well as about the devices and networks on which they operate. Examples of data we may collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; location, browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; voice, text and writing input;"

https://insider.windows.com/Home/PrivacyStatement?Length=4

No, that's not a rootkit. I guess. 
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#Chevron's Battered Image Over Ecuador Ecological Disaster Takes Another Hit in Davos - http://amazonwatch.org/news/2015/0123-chevrons-battered-image-over-ecuador-ecological-disaster-takes-another-hit-in-davos "2,000 died from cancer"
Davos, Switzerland – Prominent Swiss environmental organizations have crowned Chevron with an embarrassing 'lifetime achievement' award for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into streams and rivers in Ecuador's rainforest relied on by local indigenous communities for their water.
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major #TISA leak shows #dataprotection & #netneutrality in EU & elsewhere under serious threat - https://data.awp.is/filtrala/2014/12/17/19.html this is v bad stuff
Proposal of New Provisions Applicable to All Services of the secret TISA negotiations. The following release is a bilingual copy of the Proposal of New Provisions Applicable to All Services and the Annex on Professional Services of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA).
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Ainsi, l’amendement proposait que la publication ou la diffusion d’un secret d’affaires soit passible de 3 ans d’emprisonnement et 375 000 euros d’amende.
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La protection du secret des affaires préoccupe aussi l'UE - http://www.euractiv.fr/sections/innovation-entreprises/la-protection-du-secret-des-affaires-preoccupe-aussi-lue-311748 this is v troubling
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If you've been following along with our coverage on how the French are using the Charlie Hebdo attacks as cover to completely lose their minds, you probably thought it couldn't get any worse than declaring war on the internet and news...
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More "Playable Art" from John Edmark: Interactive Kinetic Sculptures 
You've seen John Edmark's trippy Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures, which bring animation to 3D-printed pieces via a turntable. For those of you who've read up on multicreative, multi-hyphenate Edmark's background, it'll come as no surprise that he's got more tricks up his sleeve than those. Check out other examples of his "playable art," this time made with a laser cutter: That's the Helicone, which is now carried by the MoMA Store and the Guggenhei...
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Britons: You Have 72 Hours to Stop The Snooper's Charter http://wmk.me/1yNEb9F
Directly after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, we cautioned the public and politicians to be "wary of any attempt to rush through new surveillance and law enforcement powers." With depressing predictability, we've already seen that happen
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#IoT  takes on berets, whatever next!? Lol.
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#EU "could do worse than reflect upon what “wealth” really means for its 500 million citizens" - http://www.martinwhitlock.co.uk/2014/12/the-eu-needs-to-learn-true-meaning-of.html great analysis
Reports emerging from the European Commission last Thursday suggest that two key environmental proposals may be dropped from its programme. The object is to reduce the number of regulations with which businesses must comply. ...
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