Archive for 2011/02/27
A sizable number of neuromarketing companies already brain test movie trailers for the major studios through fMRI, EEG, galvanic skin response, eye-tracking and other biometric approaches. For now, the test data helps the studios and distributors better market the movie.
But what about using brain feedback to help make the movie?
Toddler spends 4 hours locked in bank vault – Rescue crews pump fresh air into vents as locksmith drills his way inPosted: 2011/02/27 in Education / Awareness
the girl delivered a note written by her grateful mother to the locksmith before heading home
Music execs stressed over free streaming – Free music streaming services have replaced piracy as the chief concern for the ever-struggling music industryPosted: 2011/02/27 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
Dutch government wants to make it impossible for dictatorships such as China and Iran to block the internetPosted: 2011/02/27 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Filtering, Public Policy
1. A European ban on the sales and export of internet filtering technologies to dictatorships;
2. The European Union to provide server capacity whenever dictatorships block access to their own internet addresses.
They will submit a proposal to (the European Commission in) Brussels as soon as possible.
Mr. Rutte stated: “It cannot be that people who are fighting for their lives and need to use the internet to do so are then subsequently being blocked.”
Mr. Verhagen stated that an internet filter export ban should also apply to countries such as China and Iran.
Dutch language news article: http://www.nu.nl/internet/2455066/kabinet-wil-blokkeren-internet-in-dictaturen-onmogelijk-maken.html
Meanwhile, the website of Mr. Yasar Vural, a critical party member of Mr. Verhagen has been rendered inaccessible http://www.yasarvural.nl/ and Mr. Vural is also no longer a candidate for the provincial parliament during the upcoming elections next week. Mr. Vural called Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party a “sick mind” focusing on “evil goals” by creating “chaos and destruction”. He called on people not to vote for the Freedom Party at the upcoming elections. Wilders and his party do not have ministerial representation in the government, but he has agreed to prop up the Rutte’s minority government of VVD & CDA in Parliament.
Dutch language news article: http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2011/02/27/website-kritisch-cda-lid-offline-kandidaat-van-kieslijst-gehaald/
Paris 8th July: Speech by Dutch Minister Verhagen at ‘Internet and freedom of expression’ meeting