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Against Transparency

Against Transparency
Against Transparency In 2006, the Sunlight Foundation launched a campaign to get members of Congress to post their daily calendars on the Internet. "The Punch-Clock Campaign" collected pledges from ninety-two candidates for Congress, and one of them was elected. I remember when the project was described to me by one of its developers. She assumed that I would be struck by its brilliance. I was not. In any case, the momentum was on her side. And not just in politics. How could anyone be against transparency? The naked transparency movement marries the power of network technology to the radical decline in the cost of collecting, storing, and distributing data. Without a doubt, the vast majority of these transparency projects make sense. But that is not the whole transparency story. With respect to data about campaign contributions, the history of transparency is long. The hope of the naked transparency movement is to change this. This is a crude but powerful beginning. But then, so what? Related:  online transparency and privacy

15 Applications Twitter pour Tout Savoir sur un Twittos | Twitte Twitter Applications Il est souvent pertinent de vouloir en savoir un peu plus sur un twittos que l’on follow ou que l’on désire follower voila donc une série d’outils pour en savoir un peu plus sur le/la Twittos/Twittas de votre choix : 1> WhenDidYouJoinTwitter Pour commencer, un service qui vous donne la date à laquelle le Twittos s’est inscrit sur Twitter 2> MyTweetsWeighsaTon Un service qui analyse la fréquence des occurrences des tweets, et cela vous donne une idée du thème abordé le plus souvent par le Twittos au delà de la Bio. 3> TweetStats Un service qui vous informera précisement sur l’activité du Twittos : Quel jour est til plus prolifique ? 4> TwitterCounter Un service Twitter, récemment re-lifté, qui vous donne une idée de l’évolution des followers, Followings et autres nombre de tweets du Twittos. 5> TwitterAnalyzer : c’est outil complet de statistiques sur chaque twittos : les différentes statistiques sont disponibles sur la sidebar: Un must Know . 7> Twytalyzer 8> FriendOrFollow

Larry Lessig and Naked Transparency - O'Reilly Radar Larry Lessig had a dream. In this dream, he was standing on K Street, preaching in the dark. Suddenly, a naked posse on Segways went whizzing by, shining their flashlights in people’s faces. Bystanders were all blinded by these random lights and lost their night vision. Larry Lessig wrote up his dream in a cover article for the New Republic entitled “Against Transparency: The perils of openness in government.” Lessig starts by identifying what he calls the naked transparency movement, using as his centerfold Maplight’s report on “How Money Watered Down the Climate Bill.” In a truly memorable paragraph Lessig poses his straw man carefully before lighting the match: What could possibly be wrong with such civic omniscience? Louis Brandeis is often invoked as the patron saint of sunlight, the creator of the idea that one can disinfect only what one can see. The point of Lessig’s essay is not that transparency is bad. This is the problem of attention-span. Policy takes time.

Open Data Academic Research Session Description The Open Data research session will focus on the impact of Open Data research within the academic community. The session will bring together the latest research concerning Open Data and Open Government Data, forming an interdisciplinary mix of presentations and questions. Session Host Ramine Tinati , University of Southampton, United Kingdom, @raminetinati, rt506 (at) ecs.soton.ac.uk Tim Davies , University of Southampton, United Kingdom,@timdavies, tim.davies@soton.ac.uk Leo Lahti, Wageningen University, Netherlands, @antagomir, leo.lahti@iki.fi Contributors For the full program click here: OKFest – Academic Track Programme Details Location: Aalto PRO Date & Time: Thur 20, 16:00 – 17:30 Target Group: Open data researchers Topic Stream: Open Research and Education Pinterest

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Tegenlicht: De WikiLeaks code op Nederland 2 Datum Ma 17 januari 2011 Tijd 21:00 tot 21:50 Genre Documentaire Kijkwijzer De hype rond WikiLeaks en Julian Assange beheerst al weken de nieuwe én de oude media. En wat het heeft veranderd. Tegenlicht duikt in de oorsprong en de idealen van de leaks beweging. Daarnaast vertellen zij hoe de organisatie rondom Assange langzaam uiteenviel door interne spanningen en meningsverschillen. IJsland was jarenlang de favoriet van de financiële wereld, maar is als eerste omvallende economie in Europa ook de kiem van de nieuwe tegencultuur. De aanvallen die WikiLeaks in december 2010 te verduren kreeg, kenschetste hij al als `de privatisering van de censuur`. Assange, Hrafnsson en Jonsdottir werkten samen met o.a. hacker Herbert Snorrason aan de in april 2010 gelekte `Collateral Murder`-beelden, waarin te zien is hoe Amerikaanse soldaten op burgers in Irak schieten.

L'ARCEP remet son rapport sur la neutralité de l'internet au Parlement et au Gouvernement L'ARCEP remet son rapport sur la neutralité de l'internet au Parlement et au Gouvernement Paris, le 20 septembre 2012 Le Parlement, par la loi du 22 mars 2011, a demandé à l'ARCEP de faire le point sur la neutralité de l'internet. L'Autorité y procède à une analyse des enjeux techniques et économiques, décrit les compétences dont elle dispose et précise les travaux qu'elle met en œuvre pour veiller au respect de la neutralité de l'internet. Internet est un bien collectif auquel les citoyens, les acteurs économiques et les acteurs publics sont très attachés. Dès septembre 2010, l'Autorité a publié dix propositions visant à définir un équilibre pérenne, neutre et de qualité pour le fonctionnement de l'internet, assorti d'outils destinés à veiller au respect de cet équilibre et à le garantir si nécessaire. La concurrence et la transparence ne sont toutefois pas toujours suffisantes.

“Avec Internet, Mitterrand n’aurait pas tenu six mois…” | Le Blo Un intéressant article des Échos (signé Cécile Cornudet) résume les difficultés auxquelles se trouvent confronté Nicolas Sarkozy, notamment à cause de la multiplication des scandales, petits et gros. Où il apparaît qu’internet énerve beaucoup l’entourage du Président… Bien sûr, tout n’est pas comparable. Rien à voir entre les appartements de Christian Estrosi ou de Fadela Amara, le permis de construire d’Alain Joyandet, les cigares de Christian Blanc, la mission de Christine Boutin ou la mise en cause d’Eric Woerth et de son épouse, dans l’affaire Bettencourt. Et je parle même pas des suites possibles des révélations sur l’attentat de Karachi… Mais cette multiplication d’affaires, de polémiques, de scandales, plus ou moins graves, créent un “climat”. Et, au sommet de l’État, on cherche comment sortir de cette “seringue”. L’Elysée, qui le sait, voudrait donc riposter, apprend-on, légèrement amusé, sur le registre de la défense de la “République irréprochable”. C’est pas gagné… Pardon…

Why no one cares about privacy anymore | Politics and Law Google co-founder Sergey Brin adores the company's social network called Google Buzz . We know this because an engineer working five feet from Brin used Google Buzz to say so. "I just finished eating dinner with Sergey and four other Buzz engineers in one of Google's cafes," engineer John Costigan wrote a day after the Twitter-and-Facebook-esque service was announced. You might call Brin's enthusiasm premature, especially since privacy criticisms prompted Google to make a series of quick changes a few days later. But a funny thing happened on the way to the courthouse: relatively few Google Buzz users seem to mind. My hunch is that Google Buzz will continue to grow because, after nearly a decade of social-networking experiences (its great-granddaddy, Friendster, started in early 2002), Internet users have grown accustomed to informational exhibitionism. Norms are changing, with confidentiality giving way to openness. --Richard Posner, federal judge --Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook

Marco.org - In-App Purchase now available for free apps From Apple, via a developer mass-mail: Now you can use In App Purchase in your free apps to sell content, subscriptions, and digital services. You can also simplify your development by creating a single version of your app that uses In App Purchase to unlock additional functionality, eliminating the need to create Lite versions of your app. Using In App Purchase in your app can also help combat some of the problems of software piracy by allowing you to verify In App Purchases. This could be a big deal if it’s adopted by developers in meaningful volume. Why now? My guess is that this is a big response to the $0.99-app problem. For new apps, there’s now little reason to make separate free and paid versions — it now makes sense in many cases to have what I’ll call a “free+” app until someone else thinks of a better shorthand term: free for a limited or ad-supported version, with in-app purchase for premium features or content. And it raises other questions: Average prices can go up.

Open Up Government Data From Wired How-To Wiki Barack Obama rode into office with a high-tech, open source campaign that digitized the book on campaigning. Now, with his selection of a celebrated open data advocate as his Chief Information Officer, Obama appears serious about bringing those same principles to the executive branch's treasure trove of data. Vivek Kundra, the new CIO, comes to the White House from a similar role as the CTO of Washington, D.C., where he garnered kudos for his clear-headed approach to making data feeds from dozens of city agencies accessible. "I'm going to be working very closely with all Federal CIOs in terms of at the agency level to make sure they are advancing an agenda that embraces open government, an agenda that looks at how we could fundamentally revolutionize technology in the public sector," Kundra said. Vivek Kundra in conversation with Nicholas Thompson at the Wired Disruptive Business Conference. The future is coming: Let's help build it. The Problem The Solution: You U.S.

Documentation Opendata France Le mouvement opendata en france Flux RSS Documentation Vous trouverez dans ce repertoire public plus de 150 études réparties par thématique… (curation LiberTIC, Claire Gallon). Documents de veille, MAJ 2012 (il n’est pas indispensable d’avoir de compte dropbox pour pouvoir les lire et les télécharger) ________Etudes________ Cambridge study on PSI.pdf catalonia_impact_study_report.pdf CUPI.pdf datagov london article on economics.pdf economics UE .pdf economics value of Geospatialinfo UK.pdf Engagegov20 PSI value cultural institutions.pdf etude-impact-socio-economique_catalogne.pdf economics_of_psi-pollock.pdf GeoBusiness_Short.pdf How-is-open-government-data-being-used-in-practice.pdf Informe Pira- economics-commercial_final_report.pdf L’opendata .pdf mepsir EU study value data 23 mar.pdf OCDE opengov beyond static measure.pdf open-data-study-hogge.pdf ________BenchMark_________ actualite-des-donnees-publiques-premier-quadrimestre-2001.pdf B Hogge – open data study – may 2010.pdf Open%20Data.pdf

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