Archive for 2011/12/17
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Dutch universities from Maastricht, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Eindhoven have conducted relevant research over several years.
Cultivated meat will have more positive effects on the environment and will take away the need to kill animals for hamburger production.
Dutch language news article:
‘All in all we should be happy that the (Dutch) government fails on every account when it comes to IT’ – Censored Dutch website back onlinePosted: 2011/12/17 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Public Policy
On the same day Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was addressing a Dutch audience regarding freedom of information, the Dutch government took down the website JokeKaviaar.nl for disseminating ‘hate speech’. The administrator was kept in custody for three days.
The government did not succeed in keeping the site down however.
Dutch language news article:
On the same day the Dutch government is hosting a major Conference on Internet Freedom, it decides to take down a website containing ‘hate speech’
During peak hours — after dinner time until around midnight — Netflix already accounts for somewhere between 20 and 30 percent of all US Internet traffic. So what will happen to the Internet if the 14 million Netflix subscribers who send and receive DVDs via the mail suddenly start streaming everything they watch?
Well, that traffic will jump by 50 percent, according to Thomas Barnett, Senior Manager of thought leadership marketing at Cisco. Barnett’s team spends their time thinking about the future of the Internet’s traffic, so his guess is as good as anyone’s when it comes to this subject.
That’s a big chunk of traffic, for network providers that are already seeing data jump at 30 to 40 percent per year, but it’s not enough to crush the newtwork, Barnett says. “It might fill up the pipes a bit more, but the network capacity is there,” he says.
Sprint is to disable the Carrier IQ software on all of its handsets and has stopped collecting data from itPosted: 2011/12/17 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection
If you’re a Freedom of Information request hound, the UK’s data protection agency has ruled that private emails of government ministers are covered under the lawPosted: 2011/12/17 in Education / Awareness
YouTube denies claims of Universal Music Group: ‘Our partners do not have broad take-down rights to remove anything they don’t like from our service’Posted: 2011/12/17 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Google
Facebook has declined to comment on a report that suggested the dominant social network had already tucked away sales of $2.5bn for the first nine months of 2011Posted: 2011/12/17 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
Another interesting nugget apparently leaked by the anonymous source to Gawker appears to reveal exactly how Facebook’s ownership is currently carved up.
Zuckerberg owns 24 per cent of the network he helped build from his college dorm in Harvard.
Among others, Facebook employees have a 30 per cent slice of the pie, serial Web2.0 investor Digital Sky Technologies owns 10 per cent, and Microsoft has 1.3 per cent ownership of the network.