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Grant Potter

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/06/internet-of-things-smart-home-smart-city "But the main problem with the virtual assistant is that it fosters an approach to the world that is literally thoughtless, leaving users disinclined to sit out any prolonged frustration of desire, and ever less critical about the processes that result in gratification."

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Hearing about the vampire blues of internet security at this afternoon https://g.co/kgs/hiWtuu

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"...or maybe we can just help folks just see the web for what it is." http://kinlane.com/2017/05/02/many-perspectives-on-internet-domains/ via @kinlane

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"The Internet can be owned and governed differently. The experiments now already underway show that a global ecosystem of cooperatives and unions, in collaboration with movements such as Free and Open Source Software, can stand against the concentration of wealth and the insecurity of workers that yields Silicon Valley’s winner-takes-all economy." https://platform.coop/about

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http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2017/2017-104.htm Framework for assessing the differential pricing practices of Internet service providers

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http://reallifemag.com/all-i-know-is-whats-on-the-internet/ via: @RMoeJo "fascism is resurgent because freedom of expression has turned out to have little to do with what we can create and much more to do with how much we can consume."

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https://littlebits.cc/bits/cloudbit cloudBit acts as an input by receiving signal from your littleBits circuit and sending it to the internet + acts as an output by sending signal from an event on the internet to your littleBits circuit.

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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zen-and-the-art-of-internet-maintenance-v23n1 "Mostly in rural areas, they're often built atop old telephone cooperatives that, in the past, filled the gaps left by hegemonic utilities with democratic enterprise."

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/11/tim-berners-lee-web-inventor-save-internet We’ve lost control of our personal data .. It’s too easy for misinformation to spread on the web .. Political advertising online needs transparency and understanding