A Non-U.S.-Centric Internet


English: A TOSLINK fiber optic cable with a cl...
Rousseff government’s plan is to lay underwater fiber optic cable directly to Europe and also link to all South American nations to create what it hopes will be a new Internet. Would you support the building of this new Internet?

Why Brazil’s plan is dangerous
‘While Brazil isn’t proposing to bar its citizens from U.S.-based Web services, it wants their data to be stored locally as the nation assumes greater control over Brazilians’ Internet use to protect them from NSA snooping.

‘The danger of mandating that kind of geographic isolation, Meinrath said, is that it could render inoperable popular software applications and services and endanger the Internet’s open, interconnected structure.

‘The effort by Latin America’s biggest economy to digitally isolate itself from U.S. spying not only could be costly and difficult, it could encourage repressive governments to seek greater technical control over the Internet to crush free expression at home, experts say…’
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10 tweets that gripped the world
‘Twitter is synonymous with many things. It’s where people go to catch up on the gossip of their favorite TV shows, see what their favorite sports teams are up to, share pictures of disastrous attempts at homemade pizza, and yes, it’s also known for its trolls.

‘But Twitter has emerged as more than a simple low-level gossip platform. It’s proven to be a powerful tool for people to share news with the world. 140 characters…that’s all you need. And sometimes, what starts as innocent keyboard-bashing turns into something a lot more. Something that spreads like wildfire, with retweets from pillar to post that ultimately grips the world…’
the tweets

Immersion
It is not about one thing. It’s about four. It’s about self-reflection, art, privacy and strategy. It’s about providing users with a number of different perspectives by leveraging on the fact that the web, and emails, are now an important part of our past.
It has been almost two decades since the beginning of the web. This means that the web is no longer just a technology of the present, but also, a record of our past.

Email, one of the original forms of social media, is even older than the web and contains a detailed description of our personal and professional history.
Immersion is an invitation to dive into the history of your email life in a platform that offers you the safety of knowing that you can always delete your data.
immersion

How To Run Google Chrome Apps On Your Desktop
‘You don’t have to do anything special in order to use Chrome desktop apps. You just have to be logged in to your Google account and access the specific desktop apps in the Google Chrome Web Store.

‘Once you install an app, a launcher will also be installed, allowing you to manage your Chrome apps. Installation is done the same way as it would be for any other regular Chrome app…’
apps

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