Viviane Reding - Commissioner for Information Society and Media The Justice portfolio is new – it was only created with the start of this European Commission, under the leadership of President José Manuel Barroso, in 2010. I am thus the first EU Justice Commissioner who is also responsible for citizenship and fundamental rights. My department, the Directorate General for Justice, deals with a wide range of areas such as civil and commercial law, consumer protection legislation, data protection, criminal law, free movement of citizens and equality legislation. Read more Human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights must be more than concepts. Read more Citizens are at the heart of the European project. Creative Minimalist Ads: 55 Cleverest Prints - StumbleUpon Minimalist print ads teach you why minimalism is clever and important for your brand advertisements. The theme "Less is more" is the key for minimalism. To create a minimal ads you need to be more creative than creating complicated stuffs, These advertisements may be simple, but it will convey your brand message as strong as possible. Let's take a look at these following 55 creative minimalist print ads and think about how the big brands are doing in minimal community. Scotch Brite: Laurel & Hardy Valspar Paints: Leaf Now the colors of life can last a lifetime. Junifest Beer Festival: WC sign, Boy Junifest. 4th national beer festival. Clearblue: Pregnancy test Clearblue is a brand of pregnancy tests. McDonald's: Open 24 hours Hut Weber: Hitler vs Chaplin It's the hat. Lansorsakringar Bank: Cash was king Sensodyne toothpaste: Hard hat Samsung SF Notebook: True beauty is curved The revolutionary curved Samsung SF notebook. Nestle Kitkat: Vuvuzela Have a break, Have a Kit Kat Gulf News: Cup Band Aid: Cut
Eye Am a Camera: Surveillance and Sousveillance in the Glassage The following is a guest post by Professor Steve Mann. Read Mann’s complete bio at the end of this article for more information. Digital eye glasses like Google’s Project Glass, and my earlier Digital Eye Glass, will transform society because they introduce a two-sided surveillance and sousveillance. Not only will authorities and shops be watching us and recording our comings and goings (surveillance as we know it today), but we will also be watching and recording them (sousveillance) through small wearable computers like Digital Eye Glass. Through the Glass Society has entered the era of augmented and augmediated reality. Steve Mann Cell phone view, augmediated reality on iPhone Soon, the smartphone will become eyeglass-based so that these overlays can augment and mediate our everyday lives. Steve Mann : Antonia Zugaldia / Wikimedia Commons This is something I’d already developed in my lab many years ago: Mann’s Digital Eye Glass (completed in 1999) pictured here on July 13, 2009
EC blik op online privacy Of het nu gaat om rfid-chips, of behavioral targeting, Europeanen moeten het recht hebben om zelf te bepalen hoe hun persoonsgegevens gebruikt worden. De Europese Commissie staat klaar om op verschillende fronten actie te ondernemen om dit recht te verdedigen, omdat het met nieuwe technologieën steeds makkelijker wordt persoonsgegevens te misbruiken. Dat laat Viviane Reding, Europees Commissaris voor Informatiemaatschappij en Media, weten in een videoboodschap. Rfid Rfid-chips kunnen hun economische potentieel alleen waarmaken als zij door de consument en niet op de consument worden toegepast. In onder meer OV-chipkaarten en paspoorten zijn rfid-chips verwerkt. De Europese wet is op dit gebied ook ‘glashelder’, meent Reding. Ondanks de duidelijke wetgeving denkt de commisairs dat een waarschuwing op dit gebied wel nodig is. Behavioral targeting Behavioral targeting kan ook rekenen op de scherpe blik van Reding. Sociale netwerken Bron foto: hyku (CC)
Fascinating Lamps by Calabarte | Pondly - StumbleUpon Calabarte is the pseudonym of a Polish artist named Przemek Krawczynski, whose art takes on a peculiar but incredibly beautiful form: cool lamps. The name itself is a portmanteau of two words – art (obviously), and calabash, the fruit that carries his imagination. The calabash is a bottle gourd originating in India, although Calabarte gets his supply from Senegal. Due to ancient domestication and usage, the bottle gourd has an incredibly tough outer shell. In the past, the gourd’s usage was defined mostly as a water container, due to having a tough, smooth shell with an ergonomic shape for handling, and natural buoyancy on water. Due to the combination of dark, thick material with a light source within, the primary art of his work, however, shines in the dark. Hard work, beauty, an exceptional degree of detail and a marriage between mathematical geometry and a rampant imagination – all imprinted onto the husk of a Senegal calabash. Website
Sousveillance Turns the Tables on the Surveillance State Narrative ClipThe Narrative Clip is a digital camera about the size of a postage stamp that clips to one’s breast pocket or shirt collar and takes a photo every thirty seconds of whatever one’s seeing. The photos are uploaded to the cloud and can be accessed on demand with a smartphone app, making it easy to look up any moment in one’s life. When the project to mass-produce these cameras first hit Kickstarter, I knew I had to have one, and with any luck mine will be arriving in a couple of weeks. The prospect of having a complete photographic record of my life is compelling for many reasons. Sousveillance is the recording of an activity by a participant in that activity, and it can be thought of as the inverse of surveillance. Being monitored in everyday life has become inescapable. Ideally, perhaps, we would all be left alone to live private lives under no one’s gaze. Luckily, it increasingly looks like the sousveillance ship has also already sailed.
privacyint 50 Beautiful and Effective Package Designs | Webdesigner Depot - StumbleUpon When choosing one product over another, the design of the packaging probably influences your decision far more than you realize. Effective packaging design breaks away from the standard rules and conventions that we are accustomed to, giving the product a unique edge to stand out from the rest. The packaging should appeal to your target market. Here are 50 beautifully designed packages that you can draw inspiration from.
Sousveillance Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Cette webcam sans fil est comparable à la boîte noire d'un avion, enregistrant en continu ce que vit celui qui la porte. La sousveillance, également appelée surveillance inverse, est un terme proposé par le Canadien Steve Mann pour décrire l'enregistrement d'une activité du point de vue d'une personne qui y est impliquée, souvent réalisée par un appareil enregistreur portable. Surveillance inverse est un terme plus limitatif que sousveillance, plaçant l'accent sur une « vigilance par la base » ayant vocation à « surveiller la surveillance » en analysant et en surveillant les systèmes de surveillance eux-mêmes et les autorités qui les contrôlent. Jamais Cascio (en) fait référence au concept de sousveillance en parlant de « panoptique inversé » (en hommage à Jeremy Bentham et à Michel Foucault). « Track the money »[modifier | modifier le code] « Assiduité politique »[modifier | modifier le code] Exemple de Neda[modifier | modifier le code]
Jules Polonetsky (JulesPolonetsky) 50 Fresh Free Fonts of 2010 | Template Monster Blog - StumbleUpon Though there's a broad variety of fonts available for download online, designers keep on tracing the fresh ones to enhance their design copy, a website, brochure, or even an advertisement in a brand new an' awesome way. Still, the free stuff could not always boast of good quality – premium goodies always demand some kind of money investment. However, now it's possible to find the appropriate font that's free, clear, beautiful, and effective for design purposes. Today's round-up actually goes outside the standard font variety. Geomancy Kilogram Tribbon Quadranta Adec Teardrop St Marie Dekar Code Cube Piron Glide Planer Paranoid Circled St Ryde Danger Pincoyablack New Garden Titillium Text Sylar Scriber Mentone Circula Sansation LT Oksana Font V4.0 Lintel Frgmnt Amsterdam Sol Pro Tenby Zag Real Origami Tenderness Vegur Cash Sertig Junction Blackout Railway League Ghothic Goudy Bookletter 1911 Oval About the Author Lilian Rigo
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