Killswitch: The Battle To Control The Internet Documentary Trailer

shockwebpic_killswitchdocutrailerA must-see clip for the upcoming documentary Killswitch, a film about the ongoing and multifaceted battle for the internet put together by Akorn and CineCity Pictures and directed by Ali Akbarzadeh. No word yet on worldwide distribution but there are limited screenings taking place so check for one in a city near you.

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How The Government Tracks You: A Must See Video On NSA Surveillance + DC Rally Info

shockleewebpic_nsasurveillancevideoFight for the Future and Demand Progress have just released a video explaining what’s going on with the recent U.S. government surveillance that has come to light. Watch this for an overview on why this is a very dangerous thing that not only violates the rights of U.S. citizens but also affects everyone else worldwide.

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Clay Shirky: How The Internet Will Transform Government

What happens when a new medium like the internet suddenly puts a lot of new ideas into circulation? According to Clay Shirky, it usually means more arguing and if you’ve been to most sites recently and looked at the comments section it’s easy to see a whole lot of it taking place.

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The Internet, Technology, Politics & The Future

There is a lot to learn from the events that have been unfolding in England and it will be particularly interesting to see what roles the internet, technology, politics and community will play in this historic event.

Throughout the last few days we have seen a chaotic flood of real-time citizen journalism, reports extending from the hyper-local to the world community at large, all tuned in and sharing information. Social media and mobile technologies have played a big role and we’ve seen examples of these platforms being heavily used to coordinate the flow of information. Whether its been recording and uploading mobile photo, video and audio footage, groups dedicated to organizing clean up efforts, open-data community mapping of incidents, crowd sourced justice groups pointing out self-professed looters and individuals caught on surveillance cameras [CCTV] or identifying people via images using the same facial recognition technology that up until recently was mostly only looked as a social tagging tool.

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Julian Assange: ‘Facebook Is The Most Appalling Spy Machine That Has Ever Been Invented’

In this candid interview, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange talks about Facebook being ‘The Most Appalling Spy Machine That Has Ever Been Invented’ and points out that the social network along with other services like google and yahoo are building comprehensive databases that contain your personal info. All your details such as names, addresses locations and conversations with friends and family are being kept on record and can be freely used by U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies without a complicated subpoena process.

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