What could a library do with a gigabit broadband
connection? What kinds of services could they do that they can’t
without that big of a connection? Thinking way away from the typical
services libraries offer now, what are some really big ideas that
would need that much connectivity? These services could happen outside
the library walls, in relationship to other community organizations
and/or government agencies… How would a library hooked up to a gig
benefit its community?
Facebook — which accounts for as much as 75% of the traffic to popular websites — tweaked its algorithm to downrank those same publishers, who had been engaged in an arms-race to dominate Facebook users’ feeds through techniques intended to gain high rank in Facebook’s secret scoring system.
The Ecuadoran Embassy in London has confirmed Wikileaks’ accusation that it terminated Julian Assange’s access to its wifi network because it disapproved of Assange and Wikileaks’ “intervention in the affairs of other states” by publishing material pertaining to the impending US election.
The UK government says it wants to stop people under 18 from looking at pornography, and so it’s going to make all the porn sites operating in Britain collect some kind of age-verification in order to make this happen, on pain of being blocked by the UK’s Great Firewall.
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