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Why can’t Penguins enter Federica square?

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stop.zona-m.net: In november 2010 I discovered the existence of Federica, the tridimensional virtual square” that should be the innovative web-learning system of the Federico II University in Naples.

Hands-on: a first look at Diaspora's private alpha test

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arstechnica.com: The Diaspora project has launched a private alpha test of its open source social network. It is opening up its own hosted instance of Diaspora to a select group of testers, starting with people who contributed financial support when Diaspora was first getting off the ground.

The Rise of Web Censorship

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zdnet.com: Today, free speech on the Web is impeded by far more restrictions than just what is, or isn’t, pornographic. On the Web in 2010, even the appearance of enabling file-sharing of copyright materials seems to be enough for the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to shut down Web-sites without notice.

US Government Seizes 77 Domains

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maximumpc.com: The US government today has seized 77 domains for various types of copyright infringement, TorrentFreak reports. Many of the site were selling blatant knock-offs of popular clothing lines.

LGP Is Partially Back Online

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Gaming
  • LGP Is Partially Back Online; More Unforeseen Issues
  • TGatB 1.0.0.18
  • Happypenguin.org Is Back Online !

Open-source Social Network Diaspora Goes Live

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Web
  • Open-source Social Network Diaspora Goes Live
  • Is it Too Late For an Open Source Challenge to Facebook?

Long Live the Web

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  • Tim Berners-Lee: Long Live the Web
  • Take a Tiny First Step Toward Controlling Your Internet Addressing Destiny
  • Groklaw accused of censorship

I don't believe that 25% of Betanews readers are Linux PC users

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Linux
Web

betanews.com: Twenty five percent. Well, 25.82 percent to be exact, so closer to 26. That's the number of respondents claiming to be Linux PC users in my poll: "How would you identify yourself as a computer user?" The number is seemingly credible:

Stop the Internet Blacklist!

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fsf.org: S. 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), would create a blacklist of domain names that the government thinks are involved in copyright infringement, which the Attorney General can then add to with a court order.

It was 20 years ago today

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  • Web celebrates one of its 20th birthdays
  • 20 Years Ago, The Web’s Founders Ask for Funding
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