netwit 2.01

#INTERNET #encryption #PgP #P2P ~ Who owns the Internet and does it matter?



Well, I don’t that’s for certain. Just the PC, some copper cables and a router. I’ve got a computer ID and a URL for any site I maintain. I’ve no idea what happens to those little packets of digital data that stream in and out of the router. They tell me Skype is encrypted, but how would I know?

Plenty of people can learn lots about me. Social media give a lot away to anyone caring to look. Governments will almost certainly have automatic systems to check who is saying what to whom on the Internet. If they don’t they will be buying the software to do so right now.



Internet black holes

The logical direction is a full-encrypted P2P world. The downside of a PgP P2P (as opposed to client-server, where only servers supply) world is no one else can know what’s being said between these two people. (Entrance, stage left, cipherpunk Julian Assange, encryption software in hand) Sometimes even Internet People might be happy for their governments to have ways of finding things out. The trend is more towards individuals giving up their privacy in return for what the Internet and Web provides in exchange. Both governments and non-governmental organisations are taking full advantage of this while it lasts.

The give-up-your-privacy-social-media seem to be in a cross over graph with Govt 1.0 which is in the process of changing to Govt 2.0, most wholeheartedly in local govt. At the moment social media are just underneath the cross-over. WikiLeaks and others are pushing the whole thing up to the cross-over a lot quicker. The biggest thing from WikiLeaks will be a unrelenting exposure of kleptocratic government. Even non-kleptocrats will be worrying about this: so many democratic govts. have cosy relationships with kleptocrasies. France recently had one with Tunisia. Was that because they were selling them french made armaments? Some of the U.S.A’s best friends are keptocrats. Easier to do big arms deals with them, too. Who does Indonesia buy its military harware from? Israel, which is not a kleptocracy except in that the U.S. govt.hands an awful lot of American tax payer’s money over to it without asking. So in a sense it’s an inverse Kleptocracy, in which a state not individuals receives the handout. So the U.S. govt. is doing the stealing from its own people to keep another sate going.

Who owns the Internet is an important question. If governments feel they are getting locked out of individuals lives, they may want to more impose rules on Internet usage that P2P-type people don’t want or like.

Tim Bermers-Lee is the most prominent advocate of a neutral Net. Most people haven’t the faintest idea what this would mean or require in practice. It’s not going to happen if every no-democratic state keeps control of the copper wires, optical fibe and satellites they put into space.

The reason I found Wikileaks interesting and thought it would be a good idea to set up a WikiLeaks dedicated blog, was partly because it was an ideal opportunity to re-examine the wider implications of the Internet and Web. Anyone with half an ear for the digital zietgeist can’t fail to read up on the implications of WikLeaks and other areas of change in the digital arena.

One of these things is the Govt 2.0 The problem arises when a yawning Govt. 2.0 gap builds up, say between authoritarian states and democracies. This is not exactly a firm basis for net neutrality (or open data) if the U.S. becomes compeletely open and China remains closed. In fact, the ways things go, it is inevitable that the U.S. will drag China kicking and screaming intop the open world

Both types of states have an interest in reading the minds of their citizens. Interestinglt social media such as faceBook and twitter are the simplest and easiest way for them to do so. Every new digital technology has a downside.

P2P proper only arrives when there is Pretty Good privacy for all. And yet no govt. wasnt this because they have got used to checking on peopoe with the technology uptodate.

Coinciding with a recent WikiLeaks leak a lot of publicity for Govt 2.0 and visualisation techniques through the work on the WikLeaks data but others.


repost:

OPEN DATA Initiatives and visualisation techniques



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#SOCIALMEDIA #cyber-utopianism #internet-centrism #BBCNewsnight [http://bit.ly/fNrj7i] @evgenymorozov ~ The Power of the Internet, Not?



Eugeny Morozov{ EM about}, author of The Net Delusion, will be on Newsnight 17 Jan 2011.



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#WIKILEAKS A capacity for trust model




CEOs say creativity most important in next 5 years





Both from The Practice of Leadership blog by George Ambler.



January 15, 2011 Posted by | actor-network theory, anonymity online, anonymous whistleblowing, Citizen 2.0, citizen journalism, cognitive infilltration, connective knowledge, connectivism, conspiracy, crowd sourcing, cyber attacks, cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber warfare, cyber-utopianism, data leakage, data security, digital forensics, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), encryption, Government 2.0, Govt 3.0, hacker culture, Indentity Ecosystem Framework, info-war, insider security, Internet, internet activism, investigative journalism, Julian Assange, National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC), National Security Agency [NSA], National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, net neutrality, network anomalies, network e-discovery, Network security, network theory, on-line rights, Open data, open source, P2P, P2P Foundation, Peer-to-Peer, Semantic Web, social media, social networks, social semantic web, trust, trust models, Twitter, Web 2.0, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

#INTERNET #privacy ~ Australia’s new cyber-warefare facility [http://bit.ly/fjOrlJ]



Australia’s new cyber-warefare facility



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#INTERNET #WEB Free Government Information ( #FGI)[#freegovinfo]



Free Government Information (FGI)


Has recommended government information blogs listing



January 12, 2011 Posted by | FGI, free government information [FGI], Government 2.0, Internet, on-line rights, Open data, open source, public statistics, Semantic Web, Tim Burners-Lee, Web 2.0, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

#SEMANTIC #WEB [#semanticweb] #Berners-Lee: Semantic Web will build in privacy



Berners-Lee: Semantic Web will build in privacy

by

Tom Espiner, ZDNet UK {13 march 2009}



January 12, 2011 Posted by | Semantic Web, Tim Burners-Lee, Tom Espiner | Leave a comment

WEB WEBSITE #URLsematicweb {#sematicweb #RDAa #Facebook #Twitter #Google}



#RDFa Support: How Do #Google, #Facebook & #Twitter Compare? And How Will This Impact Their Position In The #Semantic #Search #Engine Market?


Bernard Lunn,  26 June 2010


*  plumps for #Facebook at time of writing



January 10, 2011 Posted by | connective knowledge, FaceBook, Google, RDF, Semantic Web, social media, social networks, social semantic web, Timothy C. May, Twitter, Web 2.0, Web 3.0 | Leave a comment

INTERNET WEB The Sematic Web & Twitter



Post in blog  Social Whisper:


The Sematic Web & Twitter

9 December, 2008


links to posts (that post-date the post) :

How Twitter could beat Google to the semantic web

Mark Evans at Twitterrati on anonymity in Twitter.



January 10, 2011 Posted by | Semantic Web, social media, social networks, social semantic web, Twitter, Web 2.0, Web 3.0 | Leave a comment

SEMANTIC WEB Google, Twitter and Facebook build the sematic web



Google, Twitter and Facebook build the semantic web


Jim Giles, New Scientist, 2 August 2010   [subscription only]


This is the introduction:

A TRULY meaningful way of interacting with the web may finally be here, and it is called the semantic web. The idea was proposed over a decade ago by Tim Berners-Lee, among others. Now a triumvirate of internet heavyweights – Google, Twitter and Facebook – are making it real.

The defining characteristic of the semantic web is that information should be stored in a machine-readable format. Crucially, that would allow computers to handle information in ways we would find more useful, because they would be processing the concepts within documents rather than just the documents themselves.

Imagine bookmarking a story about Barack Obama: your computer will store the URL, but it has no way of knowing whether the content relates to politics or, say, cookery. If, however, each web page were to be tagged with information about its content, we can ask the web questions and expect sensible answers.

It is a wildly attractive idea but there have been few practical examples. That’s about to change.

Google’s acquisition this month of Metaweb, a San Francisco-based semantic search company is a step in the right direction. Metaweb owns Freebase, which is an open-source database. Why would Google want Freebase? Partly because it contains information on more than 12 million web “entities”, from people to scientific theories. But mostly because of the way in which Freebase accumulates its knowledge – it is almost as if a person were doing it, making links between pieces of information in a way that makes sense to them.

Freebase entries, culled from sources such as Wikipedia, are tagged so that computers can understand what each is about and link them together. Freebase lists, for example, that one entry for “Chicago” is about a city and another describes the hit musical. Entries are also linked to other relevant entries, such as other towns or shows.




January 10, 2011 Posted by | FaceBook, Google, Semantic Web, social media, social networks, social semantic web, Tim Burners-Lee, Twitter | Leave a comment

INTERNET WEB Cyberspace Policy Review



Cyberspace Policy Review
– Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information and Communications Infrastructure

* 76 page draft paper

* Useful  timeline graphic on page 78, titled  ‘History Informs Our Future’ from 1900 to the present, which highlights key technological and legal milestones.



Open in another tab to read.


Kim Cameron’s Identity Blog post 27 June 2010 gives short review:

National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace



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