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International AIDS Conference Kicks Off in Melbourne

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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.

Take Back the Tech! campaign starts targeting Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

21 July 2014
(FF for Take Back the Tech!)

What are you doing about violence against women?

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.

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