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Is Internet Access a Fundamental Human Right? France's High Cour France's highest court, the Constitutional Council, ruled that access to the internet is a "fundamental human right" this week in striking down a controversial "three strikes" anti-piracy law called Loi Hadopi, according to a report today from the UK Daily Mail. Were such an opinion agreed upon by other governments around the world, the implications would be striking. Conversely, are peoples' fundamental human rights being violated when they don't have access to the internet? Virtual Documentaries Try to Re-create Real-Life Drama Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR in March 2014 for $4 billion brought a resurgence of interest in virtual reality to the mainstream, almost 30 years after the technology first entered the public consciousness. And while Oculus VR’s initial focus has been on video games, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, has described the hardware as “the next major computing platform that will come after mobile.” Nonny de la Peña agrees with that assertion. The veteran journalist, a former correspondent for Newsweek and regular contributor to the New York Times, has spent the past seven years trying to prove that VR will change journalism. Her efforts demonstrate that virtual reality can offer a novel, compelling way to communicate and inform—but they also reveal some of the challenges involved in re-creating real events in a simulated environment. Viewers wear virtual-reality goggles with a wide field of view and are able to freely walk around the environment, which is rendered in 3-D.

User:Poulpy/gallery From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository Sun Dec 30 04:33:54 CET 2012[edit] Kabufuda card: 1 (alternate design)Kabufuda card: 1 (standard design)Kabufuda card: 4 (alternate design)Kabufuda card: 4 (standard design)Kabufuda card: blank card Sat Dec 29 19:07:46 CET 2012[edit] How to use BuddyPress as a Private Collaboration System For sites with multiple writers, it’s nice to have a place for them all to interact privately. Though there are solutions like Yammer and Teambox, they require your writers to register and log into another site. I can only guess as to how busy some people are! With this post I’ll show you how to make your own Private Social network for your writers using BuddyPress. WordPress 3.0 is required for this guide, as we’ll be putting WordPress 3.0’s new multi-site feature to good use, along with BuddyPress. For better integration my Past guides on BuddyPress should go down a treat.

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CCTV Cameras are watching us. Are we secure Update 22/01/2011 ‘Britain’s ‘creeping’ spy cameras’Update 20/01/2011: UK Is CCTV creeping too far?D.C. expanding public surveillance camera net Via @hiiamfoz: Is CCTV creeping too far? Britains could be among the worlds most watched people. ‘Nova Scotia shoplifters beware – hundreds of eyes in the United Kingdom may be watching you.’ Update 18/01/2011 : ‘Unsecured IP cameras accessible to everyone‘ – You feel secure? Le labo médias de l'école de journalisme de Sciences Po Crédit: Flickr/CC/jakerust W.I.P. demande à des invités de donner leur point de vue. Ici, Michael Shapiro, professeur à l’Ecole de journalisme de Columbia, à New York, qui vient d’écrire un livre intitulé “Tales from the great disruption”, fait le point sur la “valeur” des informations à l’heure des paywalls. En anglais.

Data visualisation DIY: our top tools What data visualisation tools are out there on the web that are easy to use - and free? Here on the Datablog and Datastore we try to do as much as possible using the internet's powerful free options. That may sound a little disingenuous, in that we obviously have access to the Guardian's amazing Graphics and interactive teams for those pieces where we have a little more time - such as this map of public spending (created using Adobe Illustrator) or this Twitter riots interactive. Blog BuddyPress 2.0 Release Candidate Published on April 13th, 2014 by Boone Gorges The first release candidate (RC1) for BuddyPress 2.0 is now available (zip).

FAQ #StateLogs: How to explore the CableGate » StateLogs tags by opencalais Welcome to the StateLogs: you can browse, comment, add, share and follow the release of the diplomatic leaks disclosed by Wikileaks in the Statelogs application. The documents will be added to the application by OWNI as soon as they are online and made available to all journalists and citizens. Statelogs uses WordPress opensource technologies, The OpenCalais Api , GoogleSearch , GoogleMaps , MIT Timeline , less css framework , javascript and HTML5 to bring you the best experience on all devices CCTV: CJEU Narrows the Scope Of The Household Exemption The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today published its decision in the case of Ryneš and has found that domestic CCTV which films a public area cannot be exempt from the obligations contained in the EU Data Protection Directive by virtue of the “household exemption”. Why is this decision so significant? This is the third time this year the CJEU has taken a hard line on the interpretation of EU data privacy law (remember its rulings on the data retention and the right to be forgotten?). The CJEU’s most recent decision also has major implications, not for only domestic users of CCTV cameras who will now need to ensure that their use of any footage which contains images of identifiable individuals complies with the data privacy rules, but also in the context of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) (i.e. all “smart things” such as wearable technology and connected devices that monitor and communicate with our homes, cars, work environment and physical activities).

France - Digital News Report 2014 France has more than 80 daily newspapers. Most of them are in private hands and are not linked to political parties. The most successful papers are often regional rather than national. Online, many of the best known national titles such as Le Monde and Le Figaro face competition from born digital media such as Mediapart, Atlantico, Le Huffington Post, and also from digital and video platforms created by TV brands like or or

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