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Newsmotion - Technology http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/39/all en Answering the Public's Call http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/answering-publics-call <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Answering the Public&#039;s Call </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">Fri, 08/01/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ed. note: This is cross-posted from The Huffington Post. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-zients/answering-the-publics-cal_b_5641193.html">See the original here</a>.</p> <p>Today, President Obama will sign into law the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, and in doing so, will achieve a rare trifecta: a win for American consumers, a win for wireless competition, and an example of democracy at its best -- bipartisan congressional action in direct response to a call to action from the American people.</p> <p>The story of how we broke through Washington gridlock to restore the freedom of consumers to take their mobile phone wherever they choose is one worth telling, and a model worth repeating.</p> <p>The effort began with a digital petition on the White House&#39;s We the People site, an online platform where citizens can offer ideas for the Administration to take action on important issues facing our country. A digital rights activist named Sina Khanifar submitted a simple request: restore an exception to the law to let consumers take their mobile phone to the carrier that best suits their needs by &quot;unlocking&quot; the device.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/01/answering-publics-call" target="_blank">read more</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/2014/08/01/answering-publics-call" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/01/answering-publics-call</a> </div> </div> </div> Jeff Zients Jeff Zients and Sen. Patrick Leahy Official Patrick Leahy Senate Judiciary Technology The President WASHINGTON Washington We the People White House Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:28:54 +0000 feed 313991 at http://newsmotion.org Indian Scientists Are Preventing Wild Elephant Attacks With Text Messages and TV http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/indian-scientists-are-preventing-wild-elephant-attacks-text-messages-and-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Indian Scientists Are Preventing Wild Elephant Attacks With Text Messages and TV </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">Thu, 07/31/2014</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_482946" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><a href="http://www.demotix.com/photo/1289621/wild-elephant-destroys-residential-houses-dimapur"><img class="size-full wp-image-482946" alt="Wild elephant destroys residential houses in Dimapur. Image by Caiisi Mao. Copyright Demotix (21/6/2012)" src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/1289621.jpg" width="800" height="517" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Wild elephant destroys residential houses in Dimapur. Image by Caisii Mao. Copyright Demotix (21/6/2012)</p></div> <p>Each year a few hundred people die in India <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com.au/news/2005/06/0603_050603_elephants.html">due to wild elephant attacks</a> as the animals are <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com.au/news/2005/06/0603_050603_elephants.html">pushed into smaller spaces</a> to live. Scientist Anand Kumar and researcher Ganesh Raghunathan of Nature Conservation Foundation (<a href="http://ncf-india.org/">NCF</a>) have found an&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/the-elephant-walk/article3280571.ece">innovative way to deal with human-elephant conflict</a> in Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India.</p> <p>They have built an <a href="http://www.conservationindia.org/videos/living-with-elephants-2">elephant information network</a> that can let people know when and where there is elephant movement, using local cable channels and mobile phones. A small team in Valparai tracks elephants during the day and feeds information on the whereabouts of elephants to a local TV channel.</p> <p>The information is <a href="http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/the-elephant-walk/article3280571.ece">displayed in the form of scrolling news</a> on local cable TV channels every day after 4 p.m. along with a <a href="http://www.elephantfamily.org/what-we-do/conservation-news/list/?tag=+NCF">variety of early-warning systems</a> to alert people to the presence of elephants. The foundation has a database of about 2,500 local residents and <a href="http://indiasendangered.com/sms-for-elephants-innovative-idea-resolves-man-elephant-conflict/">text messages are sent</a> to those who are within a two-kilometre radius of elephant movement. They also have deployed a gadget in 22 places that flashes red LED lights to ward off elephants. One has to simply give a missed call to the number to trigger this visual signal.</p> <p>Blogger <a href="http://deponti.livejournal.com/1087282.html">Deponti</a> notes that:</p> <blockquote><p>The co-existence and the conflict are two parts of the same coin.</p></blockquote> <p>Renowned filmmaker Saravanakumar focuses on the coexistence measures with the help of locally adaptable and feasible technology in the Valparai plateau in this <a href="http://youtu.be/MWcdMjv41ho">video</a>:&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe width="500" height="281" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MWcdMjv41ho?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWcdMjv41ho&amp;google_comment_id=z12niteymlf5yhajs04ch3nxfzebip15me4">Varun Alagar</a>, a commenter on the YouTube video, says:</p> <blockquote><p>This indeed has inspired many people, such great measures are welcome in most vulnerable places, involving conflicts. 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Seoul officials say local regulations on the registration and operation of taxi services make Uber&#39;s business model illegal. Uber, for its part, has not remained silent about its troubles in Seoul.&nbsp;The company recently <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28398380">warned</a> that the city &#8220;is in danger of remaining trapped in the past and getting left behind by the global &#8216;sharing economy&#8217; movement.&#8221;</p> <p>The end of Uber in Seoul has provoked different reactions, both in the media and among the city&#39;s taxi-service customers.</p> <p>Conservative media outlets are&nbsp;<a href="http://tech.chosun.com/archives/14107">focusing on</a>&nbsp;how Uber has hurt the local cab industry and encouraged tax evasion — two issues over which Uber and local officials have clashed in other countries. Seoul&#39;s tech community, on the other hand, has expressed fears that banning Uber might have a chilling effect on future innovations and venture projects in South Korea.</p> <p>One notable exception to the largely polemical writing about Uber in Seoul is Bloter.net, a website that brings together journalists and bloggers to report on tech news. Bloter.net has <a href="http://www.bloter.net/archives/200621">probed</a>&nbsp;the Uber controversy, finding that its complexities make it difficult to understand the case from a solely technological or regulatory perspective. The taxi business, Bloter.net explains, affects not just drivers and existing cab companies, but&nbsp;many interest groups, including municipal governments, labor unions, and of course consumers. Leaving aside concerns about tax evasion, Bloter.net asks if Uber really lives up to the promise of the &#8220;sharing economy&#8221;:</p> <blockquote><p>하지만 우버는 국내에서만큼은 이런 혁신성을 퇴색시켰다. 불법성을 감수하면서까지 렌터카와 대리운전 기사를 운전기사 공급망으로 끌고 들어왔고, 최근들어서는 용역업체를 통해 기사를 충원하고 있다[...]무면허 택시와 유사한 행태를 보이고 있다[...] 수많은 이해관계가 얽히고설킨 택시 경제를 위협하고 있다. 택시 경제는 ‘불친절의 상징’이지만 ‘퇴직자의 마지막 탈출구’이기도 하다 [...] 임금 체계의 부조리를 담고 있어 언제 터질지 모르는 인화물질이다.</p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>Uber&#39;s innovation, in South Korea at least, is nowhere to be found. Despite legal problems, Uber has dragged rental cars and drivers into its labor pool, and now Uber is even recruiting drivers via agencies [...] Actually, the company now looks very much like an illegal taxi service. [...] Uber has challenged the taxi economy, which is itself entangled in its own issues and interest groups. Taxicabs [in Korea] are infamous for their rudeness to customers, but they are also retired people&#39;s &#8220;last resort.&#8221; [...] It is a wage structure built on such absurdities, a tinder box waiting to blow.</p></blockquote> <p>Writing on youngrok.com, a&nbsp;tech blogger&nbsp;<a href="http://youngrok.com/%EC%9A%B0%EB%B2%84%20%EC%8B%A4%EB%93%9C%20%EC%B9%98%EA%B8%B0">responded</a>&nbsp;to Bloter.net&#39;s article, saying the accusations against Uber are too harsh.&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p>현재의 법과 상충하는 새로운 비즈니스가 등장했을 때 그 사회가 선택할 수 있는 방법은 두 가지다. 하나는 그냥 법을 그대로 두거나, 혹은 추가로 금지하는 법안을 만들어서 금지하는 것. 두번째는 새 비즈니스를 합법적으로 할 수 있도록 법을 고치고, 세금을 징수하는 것 [...] 그러니까, 우버의 합법화 논쟁에서 답해야 하는 질문은 우버가 이 세상에 해로운 비즈니스인가? 이다[...] 지금 우버가 이렇게 고객들에게 호평을 받는 것은 그동안 택시가 워낙 개떡같았기 때문이다. 택시는 이용객들도 싫어하고, 택시를 이용하지 않는 자가용 운전자도 싫어하고, 심지어 버스 승객들까지 싫어한다. 그럼 현재 택시가 이렇게 개판이고, 그 구멍을 우버가 잘 메꿔주고 있는데도 우버를 허용하면 안되는가?</p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>When a venture emerges and clashes with the law, there are two stances a society can take. First, it can leave regulations as they are, or pass an additional law to ban the new enterprise outright. The second option involves adjusting the law, in order to tax the venture. [...] What we should be asking ourselves is, &#8220;Does Uber harm our society?&#8221;&nbsp;[...] Korean customers have hailed Uber because the country&#39;s existing taxi service is abysmal. Customers hate it. Drivers with their own cars hate it. Even bus riders hate it. And Uber actually fills this space quite nicely. So, considering the current status of the cab system, why can&#39;t we allow Uber?</p></blockquote> <p>Taxi riders in Korea have been divided about Uber, too. Some say the cab service in Seoul, which has&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/estima7/statuses/483813891248361473">fairly wide coverage</a>, is good as it stands. Others claim that Uber offers<a href="https://twitter.com/xarus01/statuses/492911120777084928">&nbsp;far better service</a>&nbsp;than local cabs. Whatever people&#39;s opinions about the transportation industry, most Koreans online have been skeptical about&nbsp;Seoul&#39;s new plan to launch a homegrown&nbsp;taxi application that closely resembles Uber. For all the concern about next-generation cab services in Korea, much of the Uber scandal has promoted conversations about the country&#39;s existing taxi system.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>우버는 아쉬워도 현행법에 따르는게 맞겠지만, 이를 계기로 국내 택시 환경도 바뀌면 좋겠다. 택시앱 말고 환경이. 택시 타고서 기사님 열변의 청취자가 되거나 담배냄새 나는 차에 타는 것과 좀 비싸도 예의바르고 문도 여닫아 주는 택시의 차이는 크더라.</p> <p>— Suh, Dongwook (@dsuh9) <a href="https://twitter.com/dsuh9/statuses/491161900835545089">July 21, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>It may not be satisfied with them, but Uber needs to obey Korea&#39;s current laws. Still, I hope this controversy will bring changes to the nation’s taxi environment — not only mobile apps for taxis, but the whole environment. There are lots of differences between taxis that may cost a little more, with nice drivers who open the door for you (like with Uber), and cars that reek of cigarettes with drivers who talk too much.</p></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>서울시가 우버 금지시키고 대체 앱만들겠다는 조치는 참 어이가 없다. 우버가 불법적인 요소가 있다면 금지시키는 것까지야 (논란은 있지만) 이해하겠지만 자체 콜택시 앱이라니. 담엔 에어비앤비 막고 자체 호텔앱 만들건가</p> <p>— 윤필구 (@philkooyoon) <a href="https://twitter.com/philkooyoon/statuses/491246127195652096">July 21, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>Seoul&#39;s decision to ban Uber and design a replacement mobile app is just plain ridiculous. If Uber is somehow illegal, then I understand the need to ban it. But the city is now coming up with its own app? What&#39;s next? Banning Airbnb and launching its own hotel app?</p></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="ko"><p><a href="http://t.co/P67JNsg4A8">http://t.co/P67JNsg4A8</a> 내가봐도 서울시는 우버랑 싸우기보다는 택시기사들 처우개선과 서비스 개선에 힘을 쓰는게 더 나을듯한데&#8230;</p> <p>— Uncle Bang (@UncleCMBang) <a href="https://twitter.com/UncleCMBang/statuses/492880634218426369">2014년 7월 26일</a></p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>Actually, I think Seoul should focus more on improving cab drivers&#8217; working conditions and the quality of cab service than&nbsp;fighting with Uber.</p></blockquote> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/yooeun/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Lee Yoo Eun'>Lee Yoo Eun</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/29/seoul-uber-south-korea-ban-app/#comments" title="comments">comments (1) </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 this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F29%2Fseoul-uber-south-korea-ban-app%2F&#038;text=Seoul+Says+No+to+Uber%2C+But+Don%27t+Put+Down+Your+Mobile+Just+Yet&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F29%2Fseoul-uber-south-korea-ban-app%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F29%2Fseoul-uber-south-korea-ban-app%2F&#038;title=Seoul+Says+No+to+Uber%2C+But+Don%27t+Put+Down+Your+Mobile+Just+Yet' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F29%2Fseoul-uber-south-korea-ban-app%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </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/2014/07/29/seoul-uber-south-korea-ban-app/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/29/seoul-uber-south-korea-ban-app/</a> </div> </div> </div> censorship Citizen Citizen Media Digital Activism East Asia Economics & Business Governance Labor LANGUAGES Law Lee Yoo Eun Seoul South Korea Technology TOPICS TYPE WORLD Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:45 +0000 feed 312346 at http://newsmotion.org Can France Catch Up With Internet of Things World Leader China? http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/can-france-catch-internet-things-world-leader-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can France Catch Up With Internet of Things World Leader China? </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">Mon, 07/28/2014</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_482470" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 555px"><a href="http://www.gsma.com/connectedliving/the-next-five-years-in-asia/"><img class="size-full wp-image-482470" alt="Infographics of connected life in Asia by 2017 - Public Domain " src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/China-IoT.png" width="555" height="312" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Infographics of connected life in Asia by 2017 &#8211; Public Domain</p></div> <p><em>Most links send to french-language articles.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Like online social networks, the Internet of Things is permanently and fundamentally revolutionizing our consumption habits.</p> <p>First, what is The Internet of Things ? In layman&#39;s terms, it is the connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and covers a variety of applications. For instance,&nbsp;the Internet of Things is involved in utilizing sensors to assist in environmental protection by monitoring air or water quality. Below is a TED video unpacking the concept :</p> <p><iframe width="500" height="281" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QaTIt1C5R-M?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>In this field, China, having successfully united stakeholders to provide the sector with a regulatory framework, stands out as<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/10/china-global-leader-iot/"> the undisputed world leader</a> in this field.</p> <p>Despite the rise of the Chinese giant, however, France can still expect to play a meaningful role in the market if its stakeholders work together to find ways to finance their projects.</p> <p>According to a <a href="http://www.gsma.com/newsroom/china-leads-global-m2m-market">recent report</a> by the GSMA, an association which represents 850 mobile telephone operators across 218 countries, China is the world leader in the adoption of M2M technology.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.me-newswire.net/news/china-leads-global-connected-living-market-with-over-50-million-m2m-connections-finds-new-gsma-report/en">China occupied 27 percent of the world market in 2013</a>, with more than 50 million M2M connections. Alex Sinclair, the chief technology officer at the GSMA, said:</p> <blockquote><p>China is a rapidly developing country that is investing in communications technologies that will make its cities smarter and provide a better quality of life for its citizens</p></blockquote> <p>While the development of a new generation of interconnected devices is clearly something that mobile manufacturers are aiming for, other Chinese stakeholders are also getting involved. In October 2013, 40 companies and research bodies&nbsp;(including China Telecom and Tsinghua University) joined together under the sponsorship of the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation <a href="http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/820033.shtml">to form an industry alliance for the Internet of Things</a>.</p> <div id="attachment_170524" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><a href="http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanit%C3%A9s_num%C3%A9riques#mediaviewer/Fichier:Social_Network_Analysis_Visualization.png"><img class="size-large wp-image-170524" alt="Répertoire d'un fonds d'archives visualisé sous la forme d'un réseau. CC BY-SA 3.0" src="http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Social_Network_Analysis_Visualization-800x596.png" width="800" height="596" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Visual representation of an archives directory as a network. CC BY-SA 3.0</p></div> <p>In order to provide a regulatory framework to this new technology, 200 national and industry standards for the Internet of Things have been implemented by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. These regulatory efforts have&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsma.com/newsroom/china-leads-global-m2m-market/">led Alex Sinclair to remark</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Proactive government support has benefited China and its mobile operators, whereas in many global markets, regulatory uncertainty has held back the deployment of M2M solutions.&nbsp;M2M<i>.</i></p></blockquote> <p>A new generation of start-ups is emerging thanks to American, Australian and – notably – Chinese crowdfunding platforms.&nbsp;<a href="http://trendwatching.com/trends/presumers/">DemoHour, for example, was created in 2011 and has helped fund 2,000 projects</a>, including a number of projects directed towards the development of interconnected accessories and devices.</p> <p>A saucer which transforms your smartphone into a universal remote, a shirt-button which ensures that its wearer keeps their back held straight, an interconnected glucometer that operates using test strips, a cup that tracks its user’s daily water consumption and encourages them to drink the right amount water according to their size and weight – these are all examples of devices that DemoHour has funded.</p> <p>While these devices might seem like weird gizmos that do not really have anything to do with quality living, some have actually proved to be very useful tools&nbsp;especially in the health sector.</p> <p>China has also set itself apart in the energy sector, especially in gas, through its use of smart meters. Recent reforms have permitted the widespread introduction of AMR (automatic meter-reading modules) and smart meters throughout the country, which currently operates <a href="http://www.lechorepublicain.fr/france-monde/actualites/societe/techno/2014/06/09/le-marche-des-connections-entre-appareils-tire-par-la-chine_11035055.html">180 million such meters in total</a>.</p> <p>So what kind of odds does France have when faced with the Chinese giant? Well, while France might be far from the Middle Kingdom, it prospects are still pretty good. When it comes to the Internet of Things, France presents an important emerging market. Valued at <a href="http://www.homo-connecticus.com/high-tech-1960/150-millions-d-euros-en-2013-pour-le-marche-des-objets-connectes-en-france-en-2013-selon-le-xerfi-a29430.htm">€150 million in 2013</a>, it is expected to come up to about €500 million by 2016.</p> <p>France offers many advantages and has every chance of bringing leaders into the world market. However, it has not yet managed to organize concerted dialogue between all stakeholders operating in the sector. It is also facing funding problems as the sector’s investment needs are quite big. As a result, small and medium businesses are <a href="http://www.usine-digitale.fr/article/50-objets-connectes-francais.N249274" target="_blank">struggling to move from innovation and development into widespread production.</p> <p></a><a href="http://www.alliancy.fr/2013/09/24/m2m-et-internet-des-objets-la-france-en-premiere-ligne_4967.html">Yves Clisson, the CEO of Telelogos</a>&nbsp;who since 1982 has&nbsp;specialised in data synchronization, mobile device management and M2M has said:&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p>Nous avons montré qu’il y a beaucoup d’intelligence&nbsp;et de talents au top niveau en France pour les machines&nbsp;communicantes. Il suffit de voir ce qui se fait en&nbsp;aéronautique.&nbsp;Mais la descente vers le consommateur&nbsp;lui-même n’est pas du tout au niveau de ce que l’on peut&nbsp;trouver dans certains pays asiatiques ou aux États-Unis.&nbsp;&nbsp;Nous avons du mal à aller vers l’usage quotidien et le&nbsp;grand volume…&nbsp;</p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>We have shown that there is lot of high-level intelligence and talent in France when it comes to interconnected devices– just look at what’s happening in the aeronautic sector. But this is not being brought down to individual consumers at the rate which we see in some Asian countries or in the United States. We are finding it hard to move towards day-to-day usage and large volume…</p></blockquote> <p>>Even so, the rollout of Linky smart meters – pillars of France’s energy transition – is imminent. Minister for Ecology Ségolène Royal has stated that she wanted to &#8220;accelerate the goal&#8221; and, by 2020, <a href="http://www.connexionfrance.com/royal-wants-change-to-smart-meters-11997-news-article.html">35 million boxes should be fitted with a smart meter</a>&nbsp;that should citizens to optimize their energy consumption.</p> <p>Indeed, there is already a sign that the era of interconnected devices is becoming a reality in France: a dedicated store, the first of its kind, just opened in Paris. The store is an&nbsp;initiative of the technology company Innov8 and its founder, Stéphane Bohbot. The products that it sells are likely to appeal, beyond the geek community, to the <a href="http://connected-objects.fr/2014/06/lick-magasin-objets-connectes/">75 percent of French people</a>&nbsp;who have heard of the interconnectivity concept. That 75 percent, in turn, will lead the others to discover the possibilities that interconnected devices can offer in everyday life.</p> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/author/mathieuc/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Mathieu Carrere'>Mathieu Carrere</a></span> &middot; <span class="contributor">Translated by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/joel-gilbourd/' class='url user-link' title='View all posts by Joel Gilbourd'>Joel Gilbourd</a></span></span> &middot; <span class='source-link'><a href='http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/06/12/170520/' title='View original post [fr]'>View original post [fr]</a></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/28/can-france-catch-up-with-internet-of-things-world-leader-china/#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 this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F28%2Fcan-france-catch-up-with-internet-of-things-world-leader-china%2F&#038;text=Can+France+Catch+Up+With+Internet+of+Things+World+Leader+China%3F&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F28%2Fcan-france-catch-up-with-internet-of-things-world-leader-china%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F28%2Fcan-france-catch-up-with-internet-of-things-world-leader-china%2F&#038;title=Can+France+Catch+Up+With+Internet+of+Things+World+Leader+China%3F' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F28%2Fcan-france-catch-up-with-internet-of-things-world-leader-china%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </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/2014/07/28/can-france-catch-up-with-internet-of-things-world-leader-china/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/28/can-france-catch-up-with-internet-of-th...</a> </div> </div> </div> China China Citizen Citizen Media East Asia Economics & Business France France French Joel Gilbourd Paris Science Technology TYPE United States Weblog Western Europe Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:53:29 +0000 feed 312354 at http://newsmotion.org Can France Catch Up With Internet of Things World Leader China? http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/can-france-catch-internet-things-world-leader-china-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can France Catch Up With Internet of Things World Leader China? </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">Mon, 07/28/2014</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_482470" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 555px"><a href="http://www.gsma.com/connectedliving/the-next-five-years-in-asia/"><img class="size-full wp-image-482470" alt="Infographics of connected life in Asia by 2017 - Public Domain " src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/China-IoT.png" width="555" height="312" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Infographics of connected life in Asia by 2017 &#8211; Public Domain</p></div> <p><em>Most links send to french-language articles.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Like online social networks, the Internet of Things is permanently and fundamentally revolutionizing our consumption habits.</p> <p>First, what is The Internet of Things ? In layman&#39;s terms, it is the connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and covers a variety of applications. For instance,&nbsp;the Internet of Things is involved in utilizing sensors to assist in environmental protection by monitoring air or water quality. Below is a TED video unpacking the concept :</p> <p><iframe width="500" height="281" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QaTIt1C5R-M?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>In this field, China, having successfully united stakeholders to provide the sector with a regulatory framework, stands out as<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/10/china-global-leader-iot/"> the undisputed world leader</a> in this field.</p> <p>Despite the rise of the Chinese giant, however, France can still expect to play a meaningful role in the market if its stakeholders work together to find ways to finance their projects.</p> <p>According to a <a href="http://www.gsma.com/newsroom/china-leads-global-m2m-market">recent report</a> by the GSMA, an association which represents 850 mobile telephone operators across 218 countries, China is the world leader in the adoption of M2M technology.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.me-newswire.net/news/china-leads-global-connected-living-market-with-over-50-million-m2m-connections-finds-new-gsma-report/en">China occupied 27 percent of the world market in 2013</a>, with more than 50 million M2M connections. Alex Sinclair, the chief technology officer at the GSMA, said:</p> <blockquote><p>China is a rapidly developing country that is investing in communications technologies that will make its cities smarter and provide a better quality of life for its citizens</p></blockquote> <p>While the development of a new generation of interconnected devices is clearly something that mobile manufacturers are aiming for, other Chinese stakeholders are also getting involved. In October 2013, 40 companies and research bodies&nbsp;(including China Telecom and Tsinghua University) joined together under the sponsorship of the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation <a href="http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/820033.shtml">to form an industry alliance for the Internet of Things</a>.</p> <div id="attachment_170524" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><a href="http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanit%C3%A9s_num%C3%A9riques#mediaviewer/Fichier:Social_Network_Analysis_Visualization.png"><img class="size-large wp-image-170524" alt="Répertoire d'un fonds d'archives visualisé sous la forme d'un réseau. CC BY-SA 3.0" src="http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Social_Network_Analysis_Visualization-800x596.png" width="800" height="596" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Visual representation of an archives directory as a network. CC BY-SA 3.0</p></div> <p>In order to provide a regulatory framework to this new technology, 200 national and industry standards for the Internet of Things have been implemented by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. These regulatory efforts have&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsma.com/newsroom/china-leads-global-m2m-market/">led Alex Sinclair to remark</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Proactive government support has benefited China and its mobile operators, whereas in many global markets, regulatory uncertainty has held back the deployment of M2M solutions.&nbsp;M2M<i>.</i></p></blockquote> <p>A new generation of start-ups is emerging thanks to American, Australian and – notably – Chinese crowdfunding platforms.&nbsp;<a href="http://trendwatching.com/trends/presumers/">DemoHour, for example, was created in 2011 and has helped fund 2,000 projects</a>, including a number of projects directed towards the development of interconnected accessories and devices.</p> <p>A saucer which transforms your smartphone into a universal remote, a shirt-button which ensures that its wearer keeps their back held straight, an interconnected glucometer that operates using test strips, a cup that tracks its user’s daily water consumption and encourages them to drink the right amount water according to their size and weight – these are all examples of devices that DemoHour has funded.</p> <p>While these devices might seem like weird gizmos that do not really have anything to do with quality living, some have actually proved to be very useful tools&nbsp;especially in the health sector.</p> <p>China has also set itself apart in the energy sector, especially in gas, through its use of smart meters. Recent reforms have permitted the widespread introduction of AMR (automatic meter-reading modules) and smart meters throughout the country, which currently operates <a href="http://www.lechorepublicain.fr/france-monde/actualites/societe/techno/2014/06/09/le-marche-des-connections-entre-appareils-tire-par-la-chine_11035055.html">180 million such meters in total</a>.</p> <p>So what kind of odds does France have when faced with the Chinese giant? Well, while France might be far from the Middle Kingdom, it prospects are still pretty good. When it comes to the Internet of Things, France presents an important emerging market. Valued at <a href="http://www.homo-connecticus.com/high-tech-1960/150-millions-d-euros-en-2013-pour-le-marche-des-objets-connectes-en-france-en-2013-selon-le-xerfi-a29430.htm">€150 million in 2013</a>, it is expected to come up to about €500 million by 2016.</p> <p>France offers many advantages and has every chance of bringing leaders into the world market. However, it has not yet managed to organize concerted dialogue between all stakeholders operating in the sector. It is also facing funding problems as the sector’s investment needs are quite big. As a result, small and medium businesses are <a href="http://www.usine-digitale.fr/article/50-objets-connectes-francais.N249274" target="_blank">struggling to move from innovation and development into widespread production.</p> <p></a><a href="http://www.alliancy.fr/2013/09/24/m2m-et-internet-des-objets-la-france-en-premiere-ligne_4967.html">Yves Clisson, the CEO of Telelogos</a>&nbsp;who since 1982 has&nbsp;specialised in data synchronization, mobile device management and M2M has said:&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p>Nous avons montré qu’il y a beaucoup d’intelligence&nbsp;et de talents au top niveau en France pour les machines&nbsp;communicantes. Il suffit de voir ce qui se fait en&nbsp;aéronautique.&nbsp;Mais la descente vers le consommateur&nbsp;lui-même n’est pas du tout au niveau de ce que l’on peut&nbsp;trouver dans certains pays asiatiques ou aux États-Unis.&nbsp;&nbsp;Nous avons du mal à aller vers l’usage quotidien et le&nbsp;grand volume…&nbsp;</p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>We have shown that there is lot of high-level intelligence and talent in France when it comes to interconnected devices– just look at what’s happening in the aeronautic sector. But this is not being brought down to individual consumers at the rate which we see in some Asian countries or in the United States. We are finding it hard to move towards day-to-day usage and large volume…</p></blockquote> <p>>Even so, the rollout of Linky smart meters – pillars of France’s energy transition – is imminent. Minister for Ecology Ségolène Royal has stated that she wanted to &#8220;accelerate the goal&#8221; and, by 2020, <a href="http://www.connexionfrance.com/royal-wants-change-to-smart-meters-11997-news-article.html">35 million boxes should be fitted with a smart meter</a>&nbsp;that should citizens to optimize their energy consumption.</p> <p>Indeed, there is already a sign that the era of interconnected devices is becoming a reality in France: a dedicated store, the first of its kind, just opened in Paris. The store is an&nbsp;initiative of the technology company Innov8 and its founder, Stéphane Bohbot. The products that it sells are likely to appeal, beyond the geek community, to the <a href="http://connected-objects.fr/2014/06/lick-magasin-objets-connectes/">75 percent of French people</a>&nbsp;who have heard of the interconnectivity concept. That 75 percent, in turn, will lead the others to discover the possibilities that interconnected devices can offer in everyday life.</p> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/author/mathieuc/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Mathieu Carrere'>Mathieu Carrere</a></span> &middot; <span class="contributor">Translated by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/joel-gilbourd/' class='url user-link' title='View all posts by Joel Gilbourd'>Joel Gilbourd</a></span></span> &middot; <span class='source-link'><a href='http://fr.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/06/12/170520/' title='View original post [fr]'>View original post [fr]</a></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/28/can-france-catch-up-with-internet-of-things-world-leader-china/#comments" title="comments">comments (1) </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 this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F28%2Fcan-france-catch-up-with-internet-of-things-world-leader-china%2F&#038;text=Can+France+Catch+Up+With+Internet+of+Things+World+Leader+China%3F&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F28%2Fcan-france-catch-up-with-internet-of-things-world-leader-china%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F28%2Fcan-france-catch-up-with-internet-of-things-world-leader-china%2F&#038;title=Can+France+Catch+Up+With+Internet+of+Things+World+Leader+China%3F' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F28%2Fcan-france-catch-up-with-internet-of-things-world-leader-china%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </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/2014/07/28/can-france-catch-up-with-internet-of-things-world-leader-china/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/28/can-france-catch-up-with-internet-of-th...</a> </div> </div> </div> China China Citizen Citizen Media East Asia Economics & Business France France French Joel Gilbourd Paris Science Technology TYPE United States Weblog Western Europe Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:53:29 +0000 feed 312412 at http://newsmotion.org Training a Workforce for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Jobs http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/training-workforce-today%E2%80%99s-and-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-jobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Training a Workforce for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Jobs </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">Mon, 07/28/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s no secret that the American economy is changing, and some of the most in-demand skills today barely existed a generation ago. The average worker graduated high school around twenty years ago, when the personal computer was in its infancy, and only the most technical professions demanded a fluency in information technology (IT).</p> <p>But times have changed, and some of the best ladders to well-paying, middle-class jobs are in IT fields across our economy. That&rsquo;s because the average salary in a job that requires IT skills -- whether in manufacturing, advertising, hospitality, or banking -- is more than one and a half times higher than the average private-sector American job.</p> <p>This week, the President and Vice President are announcing <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/22/preparing-americans-jobs-future">important reforms</a> in the way Federal programs train and retrain workers. To meet the demand for IT and cybersecurity skills, we will also be kicking off a significant new effort focused on bridging the gap between workers, technology skills, and employers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/28/training-workforce-today-s-and-tomorrow-s-jobs" target="_blank">read more</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/2014/07/28/training-workforce-today-s-and-tomorrow-s-jobs" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/28/training-workforce-today-s-and-tomorro...</a> </div> </div> </div> Byron Auguste Byron Auguste and R. David Edelman Daniel DuBravec Economy Jobs Official Philadelphia R. David Edelman skills Technology The President United States Virginia White House Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:50:00 +0000 feed 312365 at http://newsmotion.org Twitter “Blocks” Access to Russia's Most Infamous Hackers http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/twitter-%E2%80%9Cblocks%E2%80%9D-access-russias-most-infamous-hackers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Twitter “Blocks” Access to Russia&#039;s Most Infamous Hackers </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">Sun, 07/27/2014</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_482404" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><img class="size-large wp-image-482404" alt="Twitter screen capture." src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Screen-Shot-2014-07-27-at-11.41.35-AM-800x449.png" width="800" height="449" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Twitter screen capture.</p></div> <p>Russia&#39;s Twitter users no longer have access to <a href="https://twitter.com/b0ltai">@b0ltai</a>,&nbsp;an account belonging to a hacker collective that has leaked several internal Kremlin documents to the Internet over the past seven months. The hacker group, which RuNet Echo <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/06/18/russia-hacker-kremlin-crimea-ukraine-security/">profiled</a> last month, has published stollen emails belonging to high-profile members of the Russian government, inside reports on the state of Russian politics, and the Kremlin&#39;s instructions to state-controlled TV news channels.&nbsp;</p> <p>Asked to explain why Twitter removed Russians&#8217; access to @b0ltai, a&nbsp;Twitter spokesperson told RuNet Echo, &#8220;We do not comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons.&#8221; Elsewhere, however, Twitter has confirmed the takedown of @b0ltai for Russian users.&nbsp;Twitter is one of only two companies (the other being Google) to post actioned takedown orders to the <a href="http://www.chillingeffects.org/about">Chilling Effects Clearinghouse</a>,&nbsp;a project of EFF and several law schools, to promote transparency.</p> <p>Dated July 25, Twitter <a href="http://www.chillingeffects.org/international/notice.cgi?NoticeID=1913257">logged</a> a &#8220;Russian request to block [a] Twitter user,&#8221; attaching a <a href="http://www.chillingeffects.org/international/notice.cgi?action=image_3592499">letter</a> from Russia&#39;s federal communications agency, Roscomnadzor. The letter cites a decision by a St. Petersburg court, banning b0ltai&#39;s blog and microblog in accordance with a lawsuit by an unnamed individual concerning &#8220;personal data.&#8221; Little is known about the lawsuit that resulted in b0ltai&#39;s blacklisting. According to <a href="http://www.kommersant.ru/pda/news.html?id=2531185">Kommersant newspaper</a>, neither the Russian courts nor Roscomnadzor has elaborated on the trial that banned from the Internet Russia&#39;s most infamous hackers.</p> <p>While Twitter&#39;s <a href="https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169222-country-withheld-content">&#8220;Country Withheld Content&#8221; policy</a> does stipulate that the company may &#8220;reactively withhold access to certain content in a particular country from time to time,&#8221; if Twitter receives a &#8220;valid and properly scoped request from an authorized entity,&#8221; it is still very easy for Twitter users inside Russia to access @b0ltai. Indeed, Russians have been tweeting the circumvention instructions all day.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Внимание! Те,кто хочет видеть заблокированные в РФ твиттер-аккаунты(напр. <a href="https://twitter.com/b0ltai">@b0ltai</a> ) в настройках поставьте любую страну кроме РФ и worldwide</p> <p>— Roman Dobrokhotov (@Dobrokhotov) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dobrokhotov/statuses/493353381688512512">July 27, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>Attention! For those of you who want to view the Twitter accounts blocked inside Russia (for example, @b0ltai), just go into your account settings and change your country setting to anything but &#8220;Russia&#8221; or &#8220;worldwide.&#8221;</p></blockquote> <p>Toggling a user&#39;s country is just 3-clicks-deep in the <a href="https://twitter.com/settings/account">Twitter account settings</a>. For now, that&#39;s all it takes to defeat the Great Firewall of Russia.</p> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/kevin-rothrock/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Kevin Rothrock'>Kevin Rothrock</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/27/russia-twitter-hackers-b0ltai-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 this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F27%2Frussia-twitter-hackers-b0ltai-censorship%2F&#038;text=Twitter+%22Blocks%22+Access+to+Russia%27s+Most+Infamous+Hackers&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F27%2Frussia-twitter-hackers-b0ltai-censorship%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F27%2Frussia-twitter-hackers-b0ltai-censorship%2F&#038;title=Twitter+%22Blocks%22+Access+to+Russia%27s+Most+Infamous+Hackers' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F27%2Frussia-twitter-hackers-b0ltai-censorship%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </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/2014/07/27/russia-twitter-hackers-b0ltai-censorship/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/27/russia-twitter-hackers-b0ltai-censorshi...</a> </div> </div> </div> BREAKING NEWS censorship Citizen Citizen Media Eastern & Central Europe English Governance Kevin Rothrock RuNet Echo Russia Russia Russian Technology Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:49:20 +0000 feed 311957 at http://newsmotion.org Twitter “Blocks” Access to Russia's Most Infamous Hackers http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/twitter-%E2%80%9Cblocks%E2%80%9D-access-russias-most-infamous-hackers-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Twitter “Blocks” Access to Russia&#039;s Most Infamous Hackers </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">Sun, 07/27/2014</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_482404" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 800px"><img class="size-large wp-image-482404" alt="Twitter screen capture." src="http://globalvoicesonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Screen-Shot-2014-07-27-at-11.41.35-AM-800x449.png" width="800" height="449" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Twitter screen capture.</p></div> <p>Russia&#39;s Twitter users no longer have access to <a href="https://twitter.com/b0ltai">@b0ltai</a>,&nbsp;an account belonging to a hacker collective that has leaked several internal Kremlin documents to the Internet over the past seven months. The hacker group, which RuNet Echo <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/06/18/russia-hacker-kremlin-crimea-ukraine-security/">profiled</a> last month, has published stollen emails belonging to high-profile members of the Russian government, inside reports on the state of Russian politics, and the Kremlin&#39;s instructions to state-controlled TV news channels.&nbsp;</p> <p>Asked to explain why Twitter removed Russians&#8217; access to @b0ltai, a&nbsp;Twitter spokesperson told RuNet Echo, &#8220;We do not comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons.&#8221; Elsewhere, however, Twitter has confirmed the takedown of @b0ltai for Russian users.&nbsp;Twitter is one of only two companies (the other being Google) to post actioned takedown orders to the <a href="http://www.chillingeffects.org/about">Chilling Effects Clearinghouse</a>,&nbsp;a project of EFF and several law schools, to promote transparency.</p> <p>Dated July 25, Twitter <a href="http://www.chillingeffects.org/international/notice.cgi?NoticeID=1913257">logged</a> a &#8220;Russian request to block [a] Twitter user,&#8221; attaching a <a href="http://www.chillingeffects.org/international/notice.cgi?action=image_3592499">letter</a> from Russia&#39;s federal communications agency, Roscomnadzor. The letter cites a decision by a St. Petersburg court, banning b0ltai&#39;s blog and microblog in accordance with a lawsuit by an unnamed individual concerning &#8220;personal data.&#8221; Little is known about the lawsuit that resulted in b0ltai&#39;s blacklisting. According to <a href="http://www.kommersant.ru/pda/news.html?id=2531185">Kommersant newspaper</a>, neither the Russian courts nor Roscomnadzor has elaborated on the trial that banned from the Internet Russia&#39;s most infamous hackers.</p> <p>While Twitter&#39;s <a href="https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169222-country-withheld-content">&#8220;Country Withheld Content&#8221; policy</a> does stipulate that the company may &#8220;reactively withhold access to certain content in a particular country from time to time,&#8221; if Twitter receives a &#8220;valid and properly scoped request from an authorized entity,&#8221; it is still very easy for Twitter users inside Russia to access @b0ltai. Indeed, Russians have been tweeting the circumvention instructions all day.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Внимание! Те,кто хочет видеть заблокированные в РФ твиттер-аккаунты(напр. <a href="https://twitter.com/b0ltai">@b0ltai</a> ) в настройках поставьте любую страну кроме РФ и worldwide</p> <p>— Roman Dobrokhotov (@Dobrokhotov) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dobrokhotov/statuses/493353381688512512">July 27, 2014</a></p></blockquote> <blockquote class="translation"><p>Attention! For those of you who want to view the Twitter accounts blocked inside Russia (for example, @b0ltai), just go into your account settings and change your country setting to anything but &#8220;Russia&#8221; or &#8220;worldwide.&#8221;</p></blockquote> <p>Toggling a user&#39;s country is just 3-clicks-deep in the <a href="https://twitter.com/settings/account">Twitter account settings</a>. For now, that&#39;s all it takes to defeat the Great Firewall of Russia.</p> <p class='gv-rss-footer'><span class='credit-text'><span class="contributor">Written by <a href='http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/kevin-rothrock/' class='user-link' title='View all posts by Kevin Rothrock'>Kevin Rothrock</a></span></span> &middot; <span class="commentcount"><a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/27/russia-twitter-hackers-b0ltai-censorship/#comments" title="comments">comments (2) </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 this: </span> <a class='share-link' href='http://twitter.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F27%2Frussia-twitter-hackers-b0ltai-censorship%2F&#038;text=Twitter+%22Blocks%22+Access+to+Russia%27s+Most+Infamous+Hackers&#038;via=globalvoices' id='gv-st_twitter' title='twitter' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>twitter</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F27%2Frussia-twitter-hackers-b0ltai-censorship%2F' id='gv-st_facebook' title='facebook' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>facebook</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='http://reddit.com/submit?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F27%2Frussia-twitter-hackers-b0ltai-censorship%2F&#038;title=Twitter+%22Blocks%22+Access+to+Russia%27s+Most+Infamous+Hackers' id='gv-st_reddit' title='reddit' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>reddit</span></a> <a class='share-link' href='https://plus.google.com/share?url=http%3A%2F%2Fglobalvoicesonline.org%2F2014%2F07%2F27%2Frussia-twitter-hackers-b0ltai-censorship%2F' id='gv-st_googleplus' title='googleplus' target="new" ><span class='share-icon-label'>googleplus</span></a></span> </p> <div style="display: block !important; margin:0 !important; padding: 0 !important" id="wpp_popup_post_end_element"></div> </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/2014/07/27/russia-twitter-hackers-b0ltai-censorship/" target="_blank">http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/27/russia-twitter-hackers-b0ltai-censorshi...</a> </div> </div> </div> BREAKING NEWS censorship Citizen Citizen Media Eastern & Central Europe English Governance Kevin Rothrock RuNet Echo Russia Russia Russian Technology Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:49:20 +0000 feed 312165 at http://newsmotion.org