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Larry press
Works at CSUDH Internet applications, implications & technology, digital literacy, teaching, Internet in developing nations, IT history, old athletes, fitness nut.
Attended University of California, Los Angeles
Lived in Lund, Sweden
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday ratified a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web during a major conference in Sao Paulo on the future of Internet governance.
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Update to post on shifts at Udacity
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Sal Khan published a book, The One World Schoolhouse on his educational philosophy and strategy. Here is an interview on the book and the future of the Khan Academy. His view of certification -- of signaling competence -- is not unlike that of Udacity.

#mooc   #khanacademy   #charlierose   #udacity  
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Government interference in Russia

"Mr Durov had been asked by the Russian authorities to hand over the details of Ukrainians who had used the site to create groups related to anti-government protests. He was also asked to close down a group that supported Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny."  He refused and sold his shares in the company.

This comes on the heels of a made/faked for TV dialog between Putin and Edward Snowden:
https://plus.google.com/+Larrypress/posts/HzpUZvrKmCb

#russia   #russianinvasion  
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Update to post on Turkish censorship of the Net
http://bit.ly/1dDKWg0

It's been reported that Turkey is now blurring (pixelating) offensive tweets (http://bit.ly/1iumV0m). Is that for real? Do they automate the process? Is Twitter cooperating? Is April Fools Day on the 17th in Turkey? 

#turkey   #internetfreedom   #censorshipoftheinternet  
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European views and debate on Net Neutrality
A proposal in the United States that would allow Internet providers to charge companies for more powerful transmission of web traffic is in sharp contrast to new rules in Europe that outlaw that kind of premium access.
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Google's new terms of service -- why does Google want to create derivative works from my email, blog posts, docs, etc.?

What sort of derivative works do they have in mind?

Delivering ads and scanning for malware are understandable, but what kinds of "derivative works?"

Here is what their terms of service say:

"When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones." 

#google   #privacy   #copyright  
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How can we fund software like OpenSSL?
The bug that rattled the Internet last week exposed the paradox that some of the web’s most crucial coding depends on the efforts of volunteers.
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Chatbot dialog -- Eliza v2

Researchers (with too much free time) demonstrated the dialog between avatars of two chatbots.

To see how they did it, go to: http://creativemachines.cornell.edu/AI-vs-AI. The chatbot is reminiscent of Eliza, a program written by Joseph Weizenbaum many years ago (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELIZA).

Chatbots sound like nonsense, but years ago, I installed terminals in a library and schools in poor neighborhoods and observed young people carry on long, involved conversations with Eliza.
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:-) -- you cracked me up.
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Verizon floods NJ state Board of Public Utilities with fake email

Verizon has failed to deliver on $300 billion in commitments according to Bruce Kushnick.

#verizon   #astroturfing   #internetcompanies  
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Larry Press, Professor of Information Systems at California State University, Dominguez Hills, has worked in both industry and academia. He has been on the faculties of the University of Lund, Sweden and the University of Southern California, and worked for IBM and the System Development Corporation. 

He has consulted to over 40 industrial, government and non-governmental organizations including IBM, Apple, Philips, Sony, Hyundai, RAND, the World Bank, ITU, UNDP, USAID and UNCTAD.

He has worked on data processing, multi-processor operating systems, simulation, decision table translation, simulation of concept acquisition, multivariate data analysis, pattern recognition (discriminant analysis), study of problem solving behavior in executives, computer and network applications in education, computer art, teleconferencing, the history of computing and networking, local area networks, expert systems, software import/export, the study of the global diffusion of the Internet, enterprise networking strategy and applications, wireless networking, municipal networking, telecommunication policy, and IT literacy. He is currently creating a modular electronic text and just finished a study of the Internet in Cuba.

Dr. Press has been studying the global diffusion of the Internet, with an emphasis on policy and technology in developing nations, for over twenty years. He and his colleagues developed a framework to characterize the state of the Internet in a nation, and they, and others, have used this framework in many national case studies and surveys.

He has done studies of the Internet in Russia, Cuba, Chile, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Singapore, and Vietnam. He is currently working on a project in support of Cuban NGOs. This work has been supported by Rand, The International Telecommunication Union, SAIC, UNDP, UNCTAD, and the US State Department as well as governments in studied nations. Dr. Press was also an organizer and instructor in the World Bank/Internet Society workshops, which trained over 2,500 networking leaders from nearly every developing nation.

Dr. Press has been active in ACM and the Internet Society, published over 240 articles and reports (54 in ACM publications), written two books, edited two book series, and been an editor or contributing editor for several magazines, trade publications and academic journals. He is an active electronic publisher with several blogs, a Twitter stream and a Web site with over 45,000 files. 

He has received the CSUDH Outstanding Professor, Distinguished Teacher and Hyundai Outstanding Professor awards, his MBA and PhD in information processing are from UCLA, and he is a fitness nut who does an occasional triathlon and is a better free throw shooter than Shaquille O'neal.
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Maybe the only person who was *really good* at wiring unit record machine boards and has an AWS server account.
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  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BS, 1957 - 1960
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    MBA, 1963 - 1964
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    PhD, 1964 - 1966
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