27 septembre 2018

2003 in Review: DRM Technology

2003 in Review: DRM Technology
Good summary of the current state of digital rights management (DRM) technology with a look forward to the future. After a year that characterized a few tentative steps forward (and a lot of file sharing) the author expects DRM in person to person (P2P) networks next year. More...

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Google Titan Security Key Review: Two Great Keys For The Price Of One

Google Titan Security Key Review: Two Great Keys For The Price Of One
Cameron Summerson, ReviewGeek, 2018/08/30
Everyone will have security keys of one sort or another shortly. I've written before about the Yubi key. This post reviews Google's answer to (and some would say rip-off of) the Yubi. "When you sign into an account that’s protected by a security key, you’ll have to insert it into your device (or pair over Bluetooth) and press the button. More...

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Topics in Distributed Ledger Technology

Topics in Distributed Ledger Technology
Stephen Downes, Aug 30, 2018, In-house Workshop, Ottawa, Ontario. More...

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No, mobile phones should not be banned in UK schools

The ConversationAccess to mobile technology can be both a blessing and a curse. Smart phones are used to make calls, run businesses and organise social lives. But they also raise concerns over their potential impact on our health, society – and education. Plus...

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Si la escuela no puede vencer a las nuevas tecnologías, ¿por qué no aliarse con ellas?

The ConversationMenos de diez años después de su aparición, los móviles se han convertido en una parte central de nuestras vidas. Y esta propuesta, de hecho, parece reconocer que la escuela no se ve todavía capaz de afrontar este profundo cambio en nuestras relaciones con la realidad, con los demás y con la información. Y probablemente tenga razón. Plus...

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Exploring blockchain for better business

Exploring blockchain for better business
National Research Council Canada, 2018/08/23
This is a very nice implementation of blockchain technology - Ethereum, to be specific - to provide public access to data about National Research Council (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) grants to companies in different research areas. Coverage in Coindesk. You can see the implementation here. More...

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Blockchain for Education and Professional Development

Blockchain for Education and Professional Development
Hristian Daskalov, SlideShare, Source University, 2018/08/24
This is a slide presentation outlining some aspects of OS.University (Open Source University) ad in particular their development of a distributed blockchain application (dApp) to manage such things as certificate verification and resource distribution. More...

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Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System

Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System
Donella Meadows, Academy for Systems Change, 2018/08/17
Although there's a lot of overlap, there's a difference between systems and networks. The main difference is that systems have purpose and goals, and are typically designed or built rather than grown. But otherwise, the ways to create change in a system are similar to the ways to create change in a network. More...

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The Story of Decentralized Identity

The Story of Decentralized Identity
Tomislav Markovski, StreetCred, Medium, 2018/08/17
People have been working on this for a long time (remember mIDm?) It still isn't solved but there are suggestions that it might be in the coming years. "What is a decentralized identity? To put it simply, it’s a publicly discoverable identity information... Using crypto technology, identities can be defined as a set of keys used in proving the source and validity of information." Ultimately, I think, we'll all have our own personal key (often on an actual key we plug into our computer). More...

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An update on Badges and Backpack

An update on Badges and Backpack
Mark Surman, 2018/08/16

Mozilla has transferred stewardship of the open badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium and is ending support for the Mozilla backpack; users will be transferred to Badgr. More...

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