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Newsmotion - Technology http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/39/all en Caribbean: Kids & Technology http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/caribbean-kids-technology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Caribbean: Kids &amp; Technology </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Caribbean diaspora blogger <a href="http://www.tobiasbuckell.com/2014/04/11/tech-and-five-year-olds/?utm_source=feedburner&#038;utm_medium=feed&#038;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TobiasBuckell+%28Tobias+S.+Buckell+Online%29">Tobias Buckell</a> says that the biggest surprise about living with five year olds is &#8220;their uptake of [tech] devices.&#8221; </p> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/janine-mendes-franco/' title='View all posts by Janine Mendes-Franco'>Janine Mendes-Franco</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/17/caribbean-kids-technology/#comments" title="comments">comments (0) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share: </span> <a href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F17%2Fcaribbean-kids-technology%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F17%2Fcaribbean-kids-technology%2F&#038;text=Caribbean%3A+Kids+%26%23038%3B+Technology&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> &middot; <a href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F17%2Fcaribbean-kids-technology%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F17%2Fcaribbean-kids-technology%2F&#038;title=Caribbean%3A+Kids+%26%23038%3B+Technology' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F17%2Fcaribbean-kids-technology%2F&#038;title=Caribbean%3A+Kids+%26%23038%3B+Technology' id='gv-st_stumbleupon' title='StumbleUpon' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>StumbleUpon</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://del.icio.us/post?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F17%2Fcaribbean-kids-technology%2F&#038;title=Caribbean%3A+Kids+%26%23038%3B+Technology' id='gv-st_delicious' title='delicious' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>delicious</span></a></span> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/17/caribbean-kids-technology/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/17/caribbean-kids-technology/</a> </div> </div> </div> Caribbean Citizen Citizen Media English Janine Mendes-Franco Quick Reads St. Vincent & the Grenadines Technology youth Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:57:33 +0000 feed 270010 at http://newsmotion.org Trinidad & Tobago: End of Traditional IT? http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/trinidad-tobago-end-traditional-it <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trinidad &amp; Tobago: End of Traditional IT? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>ICT Pulse, in reading the latest McKinsey survey, <a href="http://www.ict-pulse.com/2014/04/department-it-out/">wonders</a> if the IT department &#8211; as we know it &#8211; is on its way out. </p> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/janine-mendes-franco/' title='View all posts by Janine Mendes-Franco'>Janine Mendes-Franco</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/16/trinidad-tobago-end-of-traditional-it/#comments" title="comments">comments (0) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share: </span> <a href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Ftrinidad-tobago-end-of-traditional-it%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Ftrinidad-tobago-end-of-traditional-it%2F&#038;text=Trinidad+%26%23038%3B+Tobago%3A+End+of+Traditional+IT%3F&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> &middot; <a href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Ftrinidad-tobago-end-of-traditional-it%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Ftrinidad-tobago-end-of-traditional-it%2F&#038;title=Trinidad+%26%23038%3B+Tobago%3A+End+of+Traditional+IT%3F' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Ftrinidad-tobago-end-of-traditional-it%2F&#038;title=Trinidad+%26%23038%3B+Tobago%3A+End+of+Traditional+IT%3F' id='gv-st_stumbleupon' title='StumbleUpon' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>StumbleUpon</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://del.icio.us/post?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Ftrinidad-tobago-end-of-traditional-it%2F&#038;title=Trinidad+%26%23038%3B+Tobago%3A+End+of+Traditional+IT%3F' id='gv-st_delicious' title='delicious' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>delicious</span></a></span> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/16/trinidad-tobago-end-of-traditional-it/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/16/trinidad-tobago-end-of-traditional-it/</a> </div> </div> </div> Caribbean Citizen Citizen Media English Janine Mendes-Franco Quick Reads Technology Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad & Tobago Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:26:10 +0000 feed 269423 at http://newsmotion.org Russia's Largest Social Network Says No to Censorship http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/russias-largest-social-network-says-no-censorship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Russia&#039;s Largest Social Network Says No to Censorship </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="attachment_466766" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><img class="size-large wp-image-466766" alt="Iron Durov. Images remixed by Kevin Rothrock." src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/irondurov-800x478.jpg" width="800" height="478" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Iron Durov. Images remixed by Kevin Rothrock.</p></div> <p>Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of Russian social network VKontakte, has once again used his account there as a platform to speak out against Internet censorship. On April 16, 2014, Durov posted a <a href="https://vk.com/durov?w=wall1_45623">short, but caustic status update</a>&nbsp;[ru], claiming that VKontakte has faced mounting pressure to shut down Alexey Navalny&#39;s anti-corruption community. Earlier, Navalny&#39;s blog on LiveJournal was <a href="https://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/03/13/russia-blocks-four-opposition-media-portals/">blocked in Russia</a>&nbsp;[Global Voices report] by the order of the Prosecutor General&#39;s Office, but not before causing widespread service interruptions for all Russian LiveJournal users. In his message today Durov said that VKontakte has also been threatened with wholesale blockages.</p> <p>RuNet Echo has translated Durov&#39;s statement in its entirety:</p> <blockquote><p>13 марта 2014 года Прокуратура потребовала от меня закрыть антикоррупционную группу Алексея Навального под угрозой блокировки ВКонтакте. Но я не закрыл эту группу в декабре 2011 года и, разумеется, не закрыл сейчас.&nbsp;</p> <p>За прошедшие недели на меня оказывалось давление с разных сторон. Самыми разными методами мне удалось выиграть больше месяца, но сейчас настала пора сказать – ни я, ни моя команда не собираемся осуществлять политическую цензуру. Мы не будем удалять ни антикоррупционное сообщество Навального, ни сотни других сообществ, блокировки которых от нас требуют. Свобода распространения информации – неотъемлемое право постиндустриального общества. Это право, без которого существование ВКонтакте не имеет смысла.</p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>On March 13 2014 the Prosecutor General&#39;s Office demanded that I shut down Alexey Navalny&#39;s anti-corruption group under the threat of blocking [all of] VKontakte. However, I didn&#39;t shut this group down in December 2011, and, certainly, didn&#39;t do so now.</p> <p>In the past weeks I have faced pressure from all sides. Through different methods I have managed to borrow more than a month of time, but now the time has come to say &#8211; neither I, nor my team will participate in enforcing political censorship. We will not delete Navalny&#39;s anti-corruption community, or hundreds of other communities which we face demands to block. Freedom of dissemination of information is an unalienable right in a post-industrial society. Without this right, the existence of VKontakte has no meaning.</p></blockquote> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/andrey-tselikov/' title='View all posts by Andrey Tselikov'>Andrey Tselikov</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/16/russias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship/#comments" title="comments">comments (0) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share: </span> <a href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Frussias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Frussias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship%2F&#038;text=Russia%26%2339%3Bs+Largest+Social+Network+Says+No+to+Censorship&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> &middot; <a href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Frussias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Frussias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship%2F&#038;title=Russia%26%2339%3Bs+Largest+Social+Network+Says+No+to+Censorship' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Frussias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship%2F&#038;title=Russia%26%2339%3Bs+Largest+Social+Network+Says+No+to+Censorship' id='gv-st_stumbleupon' title='StumbleUpon' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>StumbleUpon</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://del.icio.us/post?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Frussias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship%2F&#038;title=Russia%26%2339%3Bs+Largest+Social+Network+Says+No+to+Censorship' id='gv-st_delicious' title='delicious' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>delicious</span></a></span> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/16/russias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/16/russias-largest-social-network-says-no-...</a> </div> </div> </div> Andrey Tselikov BREAKING NEWS Citizen Citizen Media Digital Activism Eastern & Central Europe English Freedom of Speech Human Rights Law Media & Journalism Politics Protest RuNet Echo Russia Russian Technology Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:28:16 +0000 feed 269361 at http://newsmotion.org Russia's Largest Social Network Says No to Censorship http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/russias-largest-social-network-says-no-censorship-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Russia&#039;s Largest Social Network Says No to Censorship </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="attachment_466766" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><img class="size-large wp-image-466766" alt="Iron Durov. Images remixed by Kevin Rothrock." src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/irondurov-800x478.jpg" width="800" height="478" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Iron Durov. Images remixed by Kevin Rothrock.</p></div> <p>Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of Russian social network VKontakte, has once again used his account there as a platform to speak out against Internet censorship. On April 16, 2014, Durov posted a <a href="https://vk.com/durov?w=wall1_45623">short, but caustic status update</a>&nbsp;[ru], claiming that VKontakte has faced mounting pressure to shut down Alexey Navalny&#39;s anti-corruption community. Earlier, Navalny&#39;s blog on LiveJournal was <a href="https://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/03/13/russia-blocks-four-opposition-media-portals/">blocked in Russia</a>&nbsp;[Global Voices report] by the order of the Prosecutor General&#39;s Office, but not before causing widespread service interruptions for all Russian LiveJournal users. In his message today Durov said that VKontakte has also been threatened with wholesale blockages.</p> <p>RuNet Echo has translated Durov&#39;s statement in its entirety:</p> <blockquote><p>13 марта 2014 года Прокуратура потребовала от меня закрыть антикоррупционную группу Алексея Навального под угрозой блокировки ВКонтакте. Но я не закрыл эту группу в декабре 2011 года и, разумеется, не закрыл сейчас.&nbsp;</p> <p>За прошедшие недели на меня оказывалось давление с разных сторон. Самыми разными методами мне удалось выиграть больше месяца, но сейчас настала пора сказать – ни я, ни моя команда не собираемся осуществлять политическую цензуру. Мы не будем удалять ни антикоррупционное сообщество Навального, ни сотни других сообществ, блокировки которых от нас требуют. Свобода распространения информации – неотъемлемое право постиндустриального общества. Это право, без которого существование ВКонтакте не имеет смысла.</p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>On March 13 2014 the Prosecutor General&#39;s Office demanded that I shut down Alexey Navalny&#39;s anti-corruption group under the threat of blocking [all of] VKontakte. However, I didn&#39;t shut this group down in December 2011, and, certainly, didn&#39;t do so now.</p> <p>In the past weeks I have faced pressure from all sides. Through different methods I have managed to borrow more than a month of time, but now the time has come to say &#8211; neither I, nor my team will participate in enforcing political censorship. We will not delete Navalny&#39;s anti-corruption community, or hundreds of other communities which we face demands to block. Freedom of dissemination of information is an unalienable right in a post-industrial society. Without this right, the existence of VKontakte has no meaning.</p></blockquote> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/andrey-tselikov/' title='View all posts by Andrey Tselikov'>Andrey Tselikov</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/16/russias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship/#comments" title="comments">comments (0) </a></span><br /><a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/donate/' title='read Donate' >Donate</a> &middot; <span class='share-links-text'><span class='share-links-label'>Share: </span> <a href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Frussias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Frussias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship%2F&#038;text=Russia%26%2339%3Bs+Largest+Social+Network+Says+No+to+Censorship&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> &middot; <a href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Frussias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Frussias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship%2F&#038;title=Russia%26%2339%3Bs+Largest+Social+Network+Says+No+to+Censorship' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Frussias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship%2F&#038;title=Russia%26%2339%3Bs+Largest+Social+Network+Says+No+to+Censorship' id='gv-st_stumbleupon' title='StumbleUpon' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>StumbleUpon</span></a> &middot; <a href='http://del.icio.us/post?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F04%2F16%2Frussias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship%2F&#038;title=Russia%26%2339%3Bs+Largest+Social+Network+Says+No+to+Censorship' id='gv-st_delicious' title='delicious' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>delicious</span></a></span> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/16/russias-largest-social-network-says-no-to-censorship/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/16/russias-largest-social-network-says-no-...</a> </div> </div> </div> Andrey Tselikov BREAKING NEWS Citizen Citizen Media Digital Activism Eastern & Central Europe English Freedom of Speech Human Rights Law Media & Journalism Politics Protest RuNet Echo Russia Russian Technology Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:28:16 +0000 feed 269424 at http://newsmotion.org Vice President Biden Joins Instagram http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/vice-president-biden-joins-instagram <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vice President Biden Joins Instagram </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Today, we&rsquo;re excited to announce the Office of the Vice President is&nbsp;<a href="http://instagram.com/vp">joining Instagram</a>&nbsp;to give followers a unique look inside the Vice Presidency. This new social media presence&nbsp;continues efforts by the Vice President&rsquo;s Office to connect with citizens online, adding to his official&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/VP/status/450767459369222144">Twitter handle</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/being-biden">Being Biden</a>&nbsp;audio series.</p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://instagram.com/vp">VP&#39;s Instagram</a>&nbsp;followers will have access to behind-the-scenes photos from the road and around the White House. And today, as the Vice President joins President Obama in Pennsylvania to announce grants that will spur job training and apprenticeship programs, you&rsquo;re invited to&nbsp;<a href="http://instagram.com/vp">follow along on Instagram</a>.</p> <div class="storify"> <p>[<a href="//storify.com/whitehouse/vice-president-biden-joins-instagram" target="_blank">View the story "Vice President Biden Joins Instagram" on Storify</a>]</p></div> <p class="p1">Stay tuned for photos and videos from the Vice President &ndash; and don&#39;t forget to check out our other official Instagram accounts, including:&nbsp;<a href="http://instagram.com/whitehouse">The White House</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/michelleobama">First Lady Michelle Obama</a>, and <a href="http://instagram.com/PeteSouza">Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/04/16/vice-president-biden-joins-instagram" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/04/16/vice-president-biden-joins-instagram</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Additional Issues Economy Jobs Kori Schulman Michelle Obama Official Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pete Souza Technology The Vice President White House Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:01:21 +0000 feed 269444 at http://newsmotion.org Why Your Neighbors Will Finance Solar Panels for Your Roof http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/why-your-neighbors-will-finance-solar-panels-your-roof <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why Your Neighbors Will Finance Solar Panels for Your Roof </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p> Here&#39;s another reason to be nice to the neighbors: They might just give you a no-money-down, low-cost loan to put solar panels on your roof, and once you pay off that debt you&#8217;ll get essentially free electricity as long as you own your home.</p> <p> Welcome to the latest innovation in renewable energy: The crowdsourced solar loan.</p> <p> The loans are administered by <a href="https://joinmosaic.com">Mosaic</a>, an Oakland, California, start-up that made its name by letting ordinary investors &#8211; that&#8217;s you and me &#8211; <a href="http://qz.com/72112/can-mom-and-pop-investors-keep-the-solar-boom-going/">put money into commercial and non-profit solar projects</a> that were once the exclusive domain of big banks and corporations like Google.&#160;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/special-report/great-energy-shift-2/"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.theatlanticcities.com/img/upload/2014/04/16/energyshift_II_bug.png" style="width: 242px; height: 122px; float: left;" /></a></p> <p> In the coming months, the environmentally minded can go to Mosaic&#39;s site and invest in portfolio of 20-year loans made to homeowners. (Each individual loan will be scrubbed of identifying information.) Mosaic is offering the loans through a partnership with solar installer <a href="http://rgsenergy.com">RGS Energy</a>.</p> <p> The interest rate is 4.99 percent as long as homeowners pay down the loan with a 30 percent federal tax credit they&#8217;ll receive for installing a solar system. If they keep the tax credit, the rate jumps to 10 percent after 18 months.&#160;</p> <p> &#34;We think a solar loan if structured right can open up the market and make solar more affordable and accessible for more homeowners,&#34; Mosaic co-founder Billy Parish says.</p> <p> That goes against the grain of solar financing. In recent years, leases have driven the &#160;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/12/germanys-solar-star-fades/282210/">explosion in residential solar installations</a> as they let homeowners avoid the typical five-figure cost of buying a solar array. Instead, homeowners would pay a monthly fee to a solar installer like SolarCity or Sungevity that in most cases is less than what they&#8217;d fork over to their local utility for electricity. In California, for instance, leases account for two-thirds of residential solar installations.</p> <p> But leases also are a product of the peculiar way the federal government subsidizes solar energy in the United States.</p> <p> Individuals and businesses that install solar panels qualify for a 30 percent tax credit &#8211; known as the investment tax credit, or ITC. Since young solar companies like SolarCity have few taxes to offset, they instead transfer the credits to banks and corporations that put up funds to finance the installation of solar systems for homeowners. These so-called tax equity funds have financed billions of dollars in residential leases in recent years.</p> <p> But with the ITC set to decline to 10 percent at the end of 2016, tax equity investors are expected to look for other places to put their money. In the meantime, rooftop solar has gone from being one of those nutty-crunchy California affectations to a mainstream phenomenon and a hedge against rising electricity prices.</p> <p> That means homeowners are more comfortable taking out loans to pay for a solar system.</p> <p> &#34;Solar is no longer an emerging technology,&#34; says Jon Doochin, chief executive of <a href="http://www.soligent.net">Soligen</a>t, a California solar distributor &#160;that provides financing and other services to independent solar installers. &#34;People say, &#8216;Solar I get it.&#39;&#34;</p> <p> More important, banks get it. So these days companies like Soligent can offer loan financing at competitive rates &#8211; around 6 percent to 14 percent &#8211; to homeowners who previously would have had to tap their home equity lines or credit cards to pay for a solar system.</p> <p> &#34;The rates are dropping significantly because people have more confidence in the technology,&#34; says Doochin.</p> <p> And there&#8217;s another reason homeowners may increasingly opt to own rather than rent: A study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory <a href="http://newscenter.lbl.gov/news-releases/2011/04/21/bright-spot-for-solar/">found that a solar system boosted a home&#8217;s resale price</a> by $17,000.</p> <p> <em>This post originally appeared on <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/04/why-your-neighbors-will-finance-solar-panels-for-your-roof/360680/">The Atlantic</a>.</em><em> Disclosure: Mosaic co-founder Dan Rosen is The Atlantic&#39;s Rebecca J. Rosen&#39;s brother. She was not involved in the conception or execution of this story.</em></p><img width='1' height='1' src='http://atlanticcities.feedsportal.com/c/35095/f/648529/s/396f4781/sc/22/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/a2t.img" border="0"/><iframe src="//res3.feedsportal.com/test/i.html" frameborder="0" width="1" height="1" scrolling="no" seamless></iframe><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheAtlanticCities/~4/03BF3_YJBFI" height="1" width="1"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlanticCities/~3/03BF3_YJBFI/story01.htm" target="_blank">http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlanticCities/~3/03BF3_YJBFI/story01.htm</a> </div> </div> </div> California Technology Todd Woody United States Unofficial Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:33:00 +0000 feed 269642 at http://newsmotion.org Why Your Neighbors Will Finance Solar Panels for Your Roof http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/why-your-neighbors-will-finance-solar-panels-your-roof-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why Your Neighbors Will Finance Solar Panels for Your Roof </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p> Here&#39;s another reason to be nice to the neighbors: They might just give you a no-money-down, low-cost loan to put solar panels on your roof, and once you pay off that debt you&#8217;ll get essentially free electricity as long as you own your home.</p> <p> Welcome to the latest innovation in renewable energy: The crowdsourced solar loan.</p> <p> The loans are administered by <a href="https://joinmosaic.com">Mosaic</a>, an Oakland, California, start-up that made its name by letting ordinary investors &#8211; that&#8217;s you and me &#8211; <a href="http://qz.com/72112/can-mom-and-pop-investors-keep-the-solar-boom-going/">put money into commercial and non-profit solar projects</a> that were once the exclusive domain of big banks and corporations like Google.&#160;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/special-report/great-energy-shift-2/"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.theatlanticcities.com/img/upload/2014/04/16/energyshift_II_bug.png" style="width: 242px; height: 122px; float: left;" /></a></p> <p> In the coming months, the environmentally minded can go to Mosaic&#39;s site and invest in portfolio of 20-year loans made to homeowners. (Each individual loan will be scrubbed of identifying information.) Mosaic is offering the loans through a partnership with solar installer <a href="http://rgsenergy.com">RGS Energy</a>.</p> <p> The interest rate is 4.99 percent as long as homeowners pay down the loan with a 30 percent federal tax credit they&#8217;ll receive for installing a solar system. If they keep the tax credit, the rate jumps to 10 percent after 18 months.&#160;</p> <p> &#34;We think a solar loan if structured right can open up the market and make solar more affordable and accessible for more homeowners,&#34; Mosaic co-founder Billy Parish says.</p> <p> That goes against the grain of solar financing. In recent years, leases have driven the &#160;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/12/germanys-solar-star-fades/282210/">explosion in residential solar installations</a> as they let homeowners avoid the typical five-figure cost of buying a solar array. Instead, homeowners would pay a monthly fee to a solar installer like SolarCity or Sungevity that in most cases is less than what they&#8217;d fork over to their local utility for electricity. In California, for instance, leases account for two-thirds of residential solar installations.</p> <p> But leases also are a product of the peculiar way the federal government subsidizes solar energy in the United States.</p> <p> Individuals and businesses that install solar panels qualify for a 30 percent tax credit &#8211; known as the investment tax credit, or ITC. Since young solar companies like SolarCity have few taxes to offset, they instead transfer the credits to banks and corporations that put up funds to finance the installation of solar systems for homeowners. These so-called tax equity funds have financed billions of dollars in residential leases in recent years.</p> <p> But with the ITC set to decline to 10 percent at the end of 2016, tax equity investors are expected to look for other places to put their money. In the meantime, rooftop solar has gone from being one of those nutty-crunchy California affectations to a mainstream phenomenon and a hedge against rising electricity prices.</p> <p> That means homeowners are more comfortable taking out loans to pay for a solar system.</p> <p> &#34;Solar is no longer an emerging technology,&#34; says Jon Doochin, chief executive of <a href="http://www.soligent.net">Soligen</a>t, a California solar distributor &#160;that provides financing and other services to independent solar installers. &#34;People say, &#8216;Solar I get it.&#39;&#34;</p> <p> More important, banks get it. So these days companies like Soligent can offer loan financing at competitive rates &#8211; around 6 percent to 14 percent &#8211; to homeowners who previously would have had to tap their home equity lines or credit cards to pay for a solar system.</p> <p> &#34;The rates are dropping significantly because people have more confidence in the technology,&#34; says Doochin.</p> <p> And there&#8217;s another reason homeowners may increasingly opt to own rather than rent: A study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory <a href="http://newscenter.lbl.gov/news-releases/2011/04/21/bright-spot-for-solar/">found that a solar system boosted a home&#8217;s resale price</a> by $17,000.</p> <p> <em>This post originally appeared on <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/04/why-your-neighbors-will-finance-solar-panels-for-your-roof/360680/">The Atlantic</a>.</em><em> Disclosure: Mosaic co-founder Dan Rosen is The Atlantic&#39;s Rebecca J. Rosen&#39;s brother. She was not involved in the conception or execution of this story.</em></p><img width='1' height='1' src='http://atlanticcities.feedsportal.com/c/35095/f/648529/s/396f4781/sc/22/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/195168399819/u/49/f/648529/c/35095/s/396f4781/sc/22/a2t.img" border="0"/><iframe src="//res3.feedsportal.com/test/i.html" frameborder="0" width="1" height="1" scrolling="no" seamless></iframe><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheAtlanticCities/~4/03BF3_YJBFI" height="1" width="1"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlanticCities/~3/03BF3_YJBFI/story01.htm" target="_blank">http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlanticCities/~3/03BF3_YJBFI/story01.htm</a> </div> </div> </div> California Technology Todd Woody United States Unofficial Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:33:00 +0000 feed 269674 at http://newsmotion.org Why U.S. should care about surveillance abroad http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/why-us-should-care-about-surveillance-abroad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why U.S. should care about surveillance abroad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="cnn_first">By <strong>Laura Pitter</strong>, Special to CNN</p> <p><em>Editor’s note: Laura Pitter is a senior national security researcher at Human Rights Watch. The views expressed are the writer’s own.</em></p> <p>Under growing pressure to rein in domestic surveillance, President Barack Obama <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/obama-end-collection-of-americans-phone-records/2014/03/27/8b1a1d9e-b5b8-11e3-bab2-b9602293021d_story.html">recently</a> offered a proposal to end the government&#039;s bulk collection of Americans&#039; phone records. Under the new plan, those records would stay with phone companies but be accessible to the government with the permission of a judge. While the proposal is a step in the right direction, many questions remain about <a href="http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/03/28/us-reforms-could-curb-surveillance-abuses">how exactly it will be implemented</a>. But  even more important, it is just a small part of what needs to be done on comprehensive surveillance reform.</p> <p>Still left unaddressed are mass bulk collection and indiscriminate U.S. surveillance practices abroad, which affect many more people and include the collection of the actual content of internet activities and phone calls, not just metadata.</p> <p>A number of media reports, based on documents obtained by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, have exposed the vast and sweeping nature of these programs. According to one story, the NSA taps into main communication links of data centers around the world and collects <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-infiltrates-links-to-yahoo-google-data-centers-worldwide-snowden-documents-say/2013/10/30/e51d661e-4166-11e3-8b74-d89d714ca4dd_story.html">millions of records every day</a>, including metadata, text, audio and video. Another revealed that a program called &#034;Mystic&#034; had <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-surveillance-program-reaches-into-the-past-to-retrieve-replay-phone-calls/2014/03/18/226d2646-ade9-11e3-a49e-76adc9210f19_story.html" target="_blank">allegedly been recording</a> “every single” telephone conversation taking place in one, unnamed country and then storing them in a 30-day rolling data base that clears the oldest calls as new ones arrive. Another, last month, reported that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a court that handles intelligence requests, often in secret, authorized the NSA to monitor &#034;<a href="http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/gchq-and-nsa-targeted-private-german-companies-a-961444.html">Germany</a>” – as in the country of. And yet another claimed that the NSA has developed and deployed an automated system, codenamed “Turbine,” <a href="https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/03/12/nsa-plans-infect-millions-computers-malware/"> that could potentially infect millions of computers and networks worldwide with malware implants</a> that can covertly record audio and video.</p> <p><span id="more-29303"></span>In the latest twist, Snowden told the Council of Europe last week that the United States even <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/08/edwards-snowden-us-government-spied-human-rights-workers">spied on</a> human rights organizations like my own, although details of the allegation have not yet been provided.</p> <p>It is not always clear under what legal authorities the U.S. government is conducting these activities. Section 702 of amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Amendments Act (FISA) authorizes the collection of a very broad swath of information including information about things important to national security, like “international terrorism…weapons of mass destruction” and “an actual or potential attack.” But it also authorizes the collection of information about things that merely “relate[] to” the “conduct of foreign affairs of the United States.”  Executive Order 12333 authorizes even broader collection &#8211; allowing for the acquisition of information merely about “foreign persons.” What is clear is that with provisions this broad the potential for indiscriminate surveillance is very high.</p> <p>Why should Americans care about U.S. surveillance of foreigners abroad?</p> <p>Besides the fact that an enormous amount of American communications get swept up in the surveillance abroad, there are principled reasons and practical ones. The fundamental rights to privacy and free expression so sacred to Americans are no less precious to those of other countries as well, and neither can flourish under the threat, or the fact, of mass surveillance.</p> <p>From a more self-interested point of view, U.S. failure to respect privacy elsewhere could have a boomerang effect, giving other countries the green light to do the same to Americans. Data travels over the internet along the cheapest, most efficient route. Even a transfer of data between parties in the same country may result in the data transiting via other countries without the sender or recipient ever knowing. If the United States intrudes on the privacy of people abroad without compunction, other countries are more likely to do the same to U.S. data. In addition, U.S. surveillance practices are also harming U.S. business interests. Many companies are now being forced to offer alternatives to customer data being stored in the United States. Studies estimate a loss of between <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/08/07/nsa-snooping-could-cost-u-s-tech-companies-35-billion-over-three-years/">$35</a> billion and <a href="http://blogs.forrester.com/james_staten/13-08-14-the_cost_of_prism_will_be_larger_than_itif_projects">$180 billon</a> to the U.S. cloud computer industry over the next three years.</p> <p>U.S. government officials seeking to justify American snooping often point out that other countries have similarly broad surveillance laws on their books. But almost no governments come close to the United States in terms of capacity and resources. And if and when other countries do obtain the same capacity, the fact that the U.S. has chosen to engage in virtually unfettered surveillance abroad will be all the justification they’ll need to seek to do the same.</p> <p>This does not of course mean that surveillance beyond U.S. borders has to stop entirely. There are certainly ways to conduct legitimate foreign surveillance in a manner narrowly tailored to important national security interests and in ways that are proportional to those interests. President Obama <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/17/remarks-president-review-signals-intelligence">announced</a> some measures in January that would restrain U.S. surveillance practices abroad, but these measures put limits only on the retention and dissemination of data collected, not the collection of the data itself.</p> <p>As Obama himself said when announcing the restraints, the United States has “unique” surveillance capacities. “[T]he power of new technologies means that there are fewer and fewer technical constraints on what we can do. That places a special obligation on us to ask tough questions about what we should do.” Citing the potential for abuse of basic rights, President Obama has come to recognize the need to curb domestic data collection at home. 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