Facebook rolls out ‘embed post’ feature to all users | Evolving Newsroom
Facebook has rolled out its Embed Post feature to all users. It means you can grab embed code for a public Facebook post (by clicking on the arrow drop-down menu at top right of post) and throw it on your blog or website. The embedded post has live links and you can like, comment, share and embed from it.
What Internet.org’s Promo Video Cut From the Kennedy Speech It Quotes | The Atlantic
For one, it’s stripped of all context. Kennedy gave the speech in the middle of the Cold War. The world was seven months out from the Cuban missile crisis and Kennedy frankly acknowledged that “the expenditure of billions of dollars every year on weapons acquired for the purpose of making sure we never need to use them is essential to keeping the peace.” These were nuclear weapons, of course. And that was back when saying billions meant something more like saying hundreds of billions now.
Facial Scanning Is Making Gains in Surveillance | NYTimes.com
The federal government is making progress on developing a surveillance system that would pair computers with video cameras to scan crowds and automatically identify people by their faces, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with researchers working on the project.
Gamers to Fight Ash Tree Ailment | The Scientist Magazine
Botanists in the UK have teamed up with game development company Team Cooper to design a social media game that uses real genetic data from the common ash tree, Fraxinus excelsior, and from the Chalara fraxinea fungus to find out what makes some trees less susceptible to it.
The GCSB law | Kiwiblog
I was hoping the Government may have such a document themselves, but it seems they don’t. So I put it together last night by comparing the 2003 Act and the latest SOP from the Government. I am sure I have missed out a couple of things, and over-simplified in a couple.
Groklaw Shutting Down Is a Huge Deal | Slashdot
Groklaw, a Website that has spent the past decade covering legal issues important to the open-source community, has decided to shut down. The reason? Website founder Pamela Jones believes that Groklaw simply can’t continue in an environment of constant online surveillance, as highlighted by The Guardian’s recent revelations of the NSA’s top-secret monitoring programs.