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April 22 2011

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Die Berliner Polizei führt offenbar gerade eine Serviceoffensive durch. Jedenfalls schreibt mir ein Leser, dass bei ihm ein paar Zivilpolizisten persönlich diesen Brief hier überbracht haben. Inhalt: Sie sind uns bei gewalttätigen Ausschreitungen in der Vergangenheit aufgefallen; wenn Sie am 1. Mai demonstrieren wollen, tun Sie es bitte friedlich.

Finde ich allemal besser als wenn sie direkt losknüppeln oder gar in Präventivgewahrsam nehmen oder sowas. Es wundert mich allerdings, dass sie das persönlich vorbeibringen und nicht die Post nutzen. Ich weiß ja nicht, wieviele solche Briefe die da zugestellt haben, aber das wäre doch vermutlich billiger gewesen mit der Post...?

Fefes Blog | 2011-04-21

April 21 2011

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Social Europe Journal - Gesine Schwan - The Equality Dimension of Education - 2011-04-21

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Watch Professor Gesine Schwan (Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance) discuss the equality dimension of education.

This speech was recorded in Stockholm at the “Justice and Equality for the Good Society Conference” organised by the FES Stockholm, Arbetarrörelsens Tankesmedja and Social Europe Journal on 14/15 April 2011.

About Gesine Schwan

Gesine Schwan is a German political science professor and member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. The party has nominated her twice as a candidate for the federal presidential elections.

Watch Professor Gesine Schwan (Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance) discuss the equality dimension of education.

This speech was recorded in Stockholm at the “Justice and Equality for the Good Society Conference” organised by the FES Stockholm, Arbetarrörelsens Tankesmedja and Social Europe Journal on 14/15 April 2011.

April 20 2011

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"HTTPS Now" Campaign Aims To Secure The Internet

EFF logo 150x150.jpgThe Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Access, a digital freedom activist group, have partnered together to start a "HTTPS Now" campaign to spread awareness and advocate for increased Internet security.

HTTPS -- Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure -- HTTPS is built on HTTP and integrates the Secure Sockets Layer/Transfer Layer Security protocol to ensure data encryption over a secure channel. It provides 128- to 265-bit encryption, which means that it is virtually unhackable.

"We've heard a lot about how malicious tools like Firesheep can be used to steal data, including passwords for email and social networking accounts," said EFF activist Eva Galperin in a press release. "HTTPS Now is aimed at protecting users from attacks like these by spreading the word about HTTPS and how to use it correctly. HTTPS provides the minimum level of security for websites. Without it, no site can make any meaningful security or privacy guarantees to its users."

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The EFF has worked with Internet browsers to help HTTPS more ubiquitous. It has partnered with the Tor Project on "HTTPS Everywhere," a security tool for the Firefox browser that encrypts a users' browsing and changes it from HTTP to HTTPS whenever possible.

The HTTPS movement is gaining more traction lately with a series of high-profile hacks forcing the hands of websites and social networks. Facebook issued an "HTTPS always-on" option after CEO Mark Zuckerberg's account was broken into and Twitter recently created an option to always use HTTPS when using Twitter.com shortly after uber-user Ashton Kutcher's account was hacked.

"We want to make it easier for web users to get the security they need and deserve, but we can't do it alone. We need an accurate picture of the state of HTTPS on the Internet. After that, we can target website operators and make it easy for them to update their sites," said Jochai Ben-Avie of Access. "Working together, we can all be safer from identity theft, security threats, viruses, and other things that come from an insecure Internet."

Discuss


April 19 2011

Videos Uploaded to Google Video Will Be Removed Next Month

Google sent the following message to everyone who uploaded videos to Google Video:
Later this month, hosted video content on Google Video will no longer be available for playback. Google Video stopped taking uploads in May 2009 and now we're removing the remaining hosted content. We've always maintained that the strength of Google Video is its ability to let people search videos from across the web, regardless of where those videos are hosted. And this move will enable us to focus on developing these technologies further to the benefit of searchers worldwide.

On April 29, 2011, videos that have been uploaded to Google Video will no longer be available for playback. We've added a Download button to the video status page, so you can download any video content you want to save. If you don't want to download your content, you don't need to do anything. (The Download feature will be disabled after May 13, 2011.)

We encourage you to move to your content to YouTube if you haven't done so already. YouTube offers many video hosting options including the ability to share your videos privately or in an unlisted manner. (...)

If you have many videos on Google Video, you may need to use the paging controls located on the bottom right of the page to access them all.

Please note: This download option will be available through May 13, 2011.

Thank you for being a Google Video user.

It's really disappointing to see that Google doesn't provide an option to migrate your videos to YouTube. In fact, this option should've been available two years ago, when Google Video became a search engine. There are about 2.8 million videos hosted by Google Video and it's hard to believe that all of them will be manually uploaded to YouTube.

Google Video is an archive of high-quality videos: there are many documentaries, interviews, lectures and it's sad to see them disappear. Even if Google Answers was discontinued in 2006, the archived content is still useful.




{ Thanks, Richard and Kevin. }


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