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Threats to the Future of Cloud Computing: Surveillance and Transatlantic Trade

The first instance of cloud computing came in 2006, when Amazon released its Elastic Compute Cloud, a service for consumers to lease space on virtual machines to run software. Now, the cloud enables the transfer and storage of data around the world, in an almost seamless fashion. Using cloud services are a seamless experience from the consumer perspective.

Analysis and evaluation of the European Union Open Data Portal

The Department of Library and Information Science at the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) has published a study that analyses and evaluates the European Open Data Portal.

Which country does the most good for the world?

It's an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed localsay, a bank lending out too much moneynow have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet. Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index.

Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity, National Library Service, Lilongwe, Malawi, 01-05 September 2014

TheNational Library Service(NLS)in collaboration with CTAwill host a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity on01-05 September, 2014. Participants will be introduced to selected web 2.0 applications and will learn how to use them hands-on.

Net Threats

As Internet experts look to the future of the Web, they have a number of concerns. This is not to say they are pessimistic: The majority of respondents to this 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing say they hope that by 2025 there will not be significant changes for the worse and hindrances to the ways in which people get and share content online today.

Asian Development Bank to provide technical, financial assistance to Open Government Partnership

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be providing technical and financial assistance to help countries in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) implement their initiatives, announced Joe Powell, Deputy Director, OGP Support Unit.

Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity, University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia 08-12 September 2014

TheDepartment of Information and Communication Studiesof theUniversity of Namibia(UNAM) in collaboration with CTA will host a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity on08-12 September, 2014.Participants will be introduced to selected web 2.0 applications and will learn h

Emerging implications of open and linked data for knowledge sharing in development

Movements towards open data involve the publication of datasets (from metadata on publications, to research, to operational project statistics) online in standard formats and without restrictions on reuse. A number of open datasets are published as linked data, creating a web of connected datasets.

Using social network analysis to evaluate health-related adaptation decision-making in Cambodia

This paper argues that climate change adaptation in the health sector requires decisions across sectors, levels of government, and organisations. The study uses social network research to identify key organisational players engaged in developing health-related adaptation activities in Cambodia.

Is Raw Data Bad For You? Open Data Obligations to Government

What strings are attached to governments that provide open data to citizens? Alongside the current interest in government open data, questions remain about how government should share data. Specifically, what obligations do government have beyond simple data provision.