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As Internet censorship surges around the world, researchers test circumvention tools at restricted cybercafes

As Internet filtering and censorship soars around the world, a comprehensive examination of leading circumvention technologies–carried out partly at Internet cafes in China, Vietnam, and South Korea–concludes that the leading tools work well but can slow Internet access significantly and, in some cases, present security holes. “The issue of performance…

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Herdict uses volunteers to monitor Internet censorship, filtering, and outages.

Internet censorship occurs worldwide for a broad range of reasons, but the exact dimensions of the problem can be hard to document. A website launching today aims to tap the power of “crowd sourcing”–fielding and aggregating reports from volunteers–to provide real-time data on the state of Net filtering. “We hope…

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Why Attend Web 3.0?

In turbulent economic times, it is critically important to understand what opportunities exist to make our businesses run better. The emergence of a new era of technologies, collectively known as Web 3.0, provides this kind of strategically significant opportunity. In Web 1.0, text was organized into pages and links were…

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3-D Webcam

Online video chat has gone 3-D. A new webcam with two cameras spaced approximately as far apart as human eyes sends two offset images to a computer. In real time, software processes the images according to how they’ll be viewed: the camera comes with five sets of blue-red 3-D glasses…

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Herdict uses volunteers to monitor Internet censorship, filtering, and outages.

Internet censorship occurs worldwide for a broad range of reasons, but the exact dimensions of the problem can be hard to document. A website launching today aims to tap the power of “crowd sourcing”–fielding and aggregating reports from volunteers–to provide real-time data on the state of Net filtering. “We hope…

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Web 3.0 is one of the terms used to describe the evolutionary stage of the Web that follows Web 2.0.

Given that technical and social possibilities identified in this latter term are yet to be fully realized the nature of defining Web 3.0 is highly speculative. In general it refers to aspects of the Internet which, though potentially possible, are not technically or practically feasible at this time. Following the…

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