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Miguel Caetano

Miguel Caetano

CIES researcher at ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon). Project: "Users and distributors. Networked Communication and European Cinema in P2P networks." Linux, Open Source, Music.
U.S #Security Industry Fears Cost of Billions - David Michaels (aNewDomain) #PRISM #NSA #Surveillance -
U.S #Security Industry Fears Cost of Billions - David Michaels (aNewDomain) #PRISM #NSA #Surveillance
"The U.S security industry fears that it stands to lose $22-$35 billion over the next 3 years. This  as result of the PRISM effect abroad, especially in the European market. The American computing industry has been the leader in providing cloud computing. However many voices in the EU are questioning the transparency of these services, thanks to the Guardian revelations concerning PRISM." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
INFOtrends e os dados como moeda de troca na sociedade digital - Carine Roos (Androidella) -
INFOtrends e os dados como moeda de troca na sociedade digital - Carine Roos (Androidella)
"Ao finalizar a sua apresentação, Gerd Leonhard expõe que estamos caminhando para a era do desafio da privacidade global. Isto é, é preciso descobrir uma fórmula que utilize os dados das pessoas sem expô-las a todo o resto que está acontecendo. Afirma ainda que esse é o desafio crucial para os negócios na área de publicidade e marketing. E vocês o que acham? Acreditam que é possível explorar os dados das pessoas sem invadir a sua privacidade? Para mim é um contrassenso." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Commodify Us: Our Data Our Terms - Marc Garrett ( -
Commodify Us: Our Data Our Terms - Marc Garrett (
"A significant value offered by the Commodify.Us platform is the power to manage our own data. The simple act of downloading our own data from Facebook, and then uploading it to Commodify.Us supports us to rethink what all this information is. What once was just abstract data suddenly becomes material that we can manipulate. Alongside this realization arrives the understanding that this material was made by our interactions with all these platforms, and that other people are spying on us and making money out of it all. Once this data material is uploaded onto the Commodify.Us platform, it ask if we want this stuff to be a product under our own terms, or if we wish to make art out of it using their tools." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Varieties of what? Should we still be Using the Concept of Capitalism? - Fred Block (Political Power and Social Theory) -
"This article argues that social scientists should reconsider the analytic value of the term “capitalism.” The paper argues that the two most coherent definitions of capitalism are those derived from classical Marxism and from the World System theory of Immanuel Wallerstein. Marx and Engels’ formulation was basically a genetic theory in which the structure of a mode of production is determined by the mode of surplus extraction. During the course of the 20th century, however, Marxist theorists had to modify this framework and the result has been an uncomfortable hybrid. Wallerstein resolved these tensions by redefining capitalism in terms of the logic of a world system. However, his argument has difficulty in explaining the consequential variations over time in the specific rules and institutional structures that operate at the global level. The article goes on to argue in favor of Karl Polanyi's concept of market society because it focuses attention on the political governance of market societies at both the national and the global levels." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Obama's NSA Reforms Off to a Bad Start - Timothy Karr (MediaCitizen) -
Obama's NSA Reforms Off to a Bad Start - Timothy Karr (MediaCitizen)
"Obama said he wants "greater oversight, greater transparency, and constraints" on vacuuming up data, and urged Americans to trust him that abuses to existing laws weren't occurring. But the president seems unable to grasp that Americans want more than accountability for the wholesale surveillance of our online lives. We want the government to stop it altogether. And it may take the independent investigatory committee that the StopWatchingUs coalition has called for, and a significant rewrite of several surveillance laws already on the books." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
The Daily Mail caught plagiarising an entire article. Surprised? - Zee (The Next Web) -
The Daily Mail caught plagiarising an entire article. Surprised? - Zee (The Next Web)
"Daily Mail author Ruth Styles published an article on the world’s worst tourists one day after author XJ Selman published his. Both articles had a similar focus and both feature exactly the same examples. It’s a shame really, I remember spotting that article yesterday on The Daily Mail and thinking “Genius idea for an article. Maybe the Daily Mail deserves its record traffic after all.” Sadly not, and what’s more, this appears to be a regular occurrence - this other example is from three days ago." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Google Tells Court You Cannot Expect Privacy When Sending Messages to Gmail -- People Who Care About Privacy Should Not Use Service, Consumer Watchdog Says | Consumer Watchdog -
Google Tells Court You Cannot Expect Privacy When Sending Messages to Gmail -- People Who Care About Privacy Should Not Use Service, Consumer Watchdog Says | Consumer Watchdog
"In a stunning admission contained in a brief filed recently in federal court, lawyers for Google said people should not expect privacy when they send messages to a Gmail account. Consumer Watchdog said today that people who care about their email correspondents’ privacy should not use the Internet giant’s service. Google’s brief said: “Just as a sender of a letter to a business colleague cannot be surprised that the recipient’s assistant opens the letter, people who use web-based email today cannot be surprised if their emails are processed by the recipient’s [email provider] in the course of delivery. Indeed, ‘a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over to third parties.’”  (Motion to dismiss, Page 19)" - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Riseup and Government FAQ: Riseup and the recent email provider closures ( -
"We have received your emails asking a number of good questions in light of last week’s news about Lavabit and SilentCircle closing down (1). We would like to clearly state that Riseup has never given any user information to any third party. We have never permitted installation of any hardware or software monitoring on any system that we control. We will do everything in our power to protect the data of social movements and activists, short of extended incarceration. We would rather pull the plug than submit to repressive surveillance by our government, or any government. We are doing everything we can, as quickly as possible, to forge forward with options that would prevent us from having to shut down, in case we are faced with making such a decision. In cooperation with other groups, we are hard at work to develop and deploy a radical new infrastructure that would allow us to provide email in a way that is a thousand times more secure and that would prevent us from having access to any user’s data. We have been working on this for over a year, but we have a lot more work to do before it is finalized." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Concorrência: No Brasil, menos é mais - Mariana Mazza ( -
"O caso norte-americano derruba a tese sustentada até agora que a união de grandes companhias é uma "tendência internacional", como gostam de dizer os burocratas de plantão. Essas incorporações também não tem o condão de melhorar a economia de ninguém. Fosse este o caso e os Estados Unidos seriam os primeiros a brindar com a American Airlines e a US Airways. O movimento feito pelo Departamento de Justiça norte-americano pode até não dar em nada, mas mostra o fim dessa "tendência" que tantos falam. Com a economia ainda frágil, os norte-americanos agora estão mais preocupados com a própria casa do que em conquistar novas fronteiras com empresas multinacionais. E o primeiro passo para assegurar a saúde financeira de seus cidadãos é preservar a concorrência e assegurar que a livre iniciativa realmente tenha espaço para florescer." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
DON'T FEED THE TROLLS!: Managing troublemakers in magazines' online communities - Amy Binns (Journalism Practice, Volume 6, Issue 4) -
"“Trolling” and other negative behaviour on magazine websites is widespread, ranging from subtly provocative behaviour to outright abuse. Publishers have sought to develop lively online communities, with high levels of user-generated content. Methods of building sites have developed quickly, but methods of managing them have lagged behind. Some publishers have then felt overwhelmed by the size and behaviour of the communities they have created. This paper considers the reasons behind trolling and the tools digital editors have developed to manage their communities, taking up the role of Zygmunt Bauman's gardeners in what they sometimes refer to as “walled gardens” within the Internet's wild domains. Interviews were conducted with online editors at the front line of site management at Bauer, Giraffe, IPC, Natmags, RBI and the Times. This article shows how publishers are designing sites that encourage constructive posting, and taking a more active part in site management. Web 2.0 and... more... - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Newspaper comments: Forget anonymity! The problem is management — Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard -
"Why didn’t newspapers do this to begin with? I think part of the problem is that a lot of them had only the vaguest rationale for opening up comments in the first place. Maybe some consultant told them it was a good idea. Or it looked like the right thing to do to the young members of the Web team, and the front office said “Go ahead and play, kids, just don’t spend any money.” And the comments got turned on with no one minding the store and no clear goal in mind, either on the business side or in the newsroom. So, media website operators, I suggest that you ask yourselves: When you opened up comments, was it really about having a conversation with the readers? Then have that conversation! Get the editors and reporters in there mixing it up with the public. Sure, there will be problems and awkward moments; there will also be breakthroughs in understanding. Maybe, though, no one was ever really serious about that conversation. Maybe the idea was to boost ad impressions with an... more... - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Why Anonymity Exists and Works on Newspapers' Web Sites - Steve Yelvington (Nieman Reports) -
"Those voices are now being heard on the Internet, where anyone can become a blogger in the two minutes it takes to fill out a form and create an account on any of the many free blog-hosting and social-networking sites. There is no longer a scarcity of places in which public conversation and interaction can happen. Some journalists, such as blogger Jeff Jarvis, have begun to question whether the editorial page has outlived its usefulness. Community conversation will thrive even if every newspaper disappears. Is there a vital and continuing role for newspapers, or even for journalists, to play in providing such a forum for civic and social conversation? Community conversation can benefit from a framework of goals, ground rules and leadership, and newspapers can perform a real public service by helping provide this. In online forums, five basic identity models exist, and below they are ranked from the "order" to "liberty" ends of the spectrum:" - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Navigating between Chaos and Bureaucracy: Backgrounding Trust in Open-Content Communities - Paul B. de Laat (Springer) -
"Many virtual communities that rely on user-generated content (such as social news sites, citizen journals, and encyclopedias in particular) offer unrestricted and immediate ‘write access’ to every contributor. It is argued that these communities do not just assume that the trust granted by that policy is well-placed; they have developed extensive mechanisms that underpin the trust involved (‘backgrounding’). These target contributors (stipulating legal terms of use and developing etiquette, both underscored by sanctions) as well as the contents contributed by them (patrolling for illegal and/or vandalist content, variously performed by humans and bots; voting schemes). Backgrounding trust is argued to be important since it facilitates the avoidance of bureaucratic measures that may easily cause unrest among community members and chase them away." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
"The web as exception: The rise of new media publishing cultures - Michael P. Stevenson (PhD, University of Amsterdam) -
Civility, anonymity and the breakdown of a new public sphere - Arthur D. Santana (PhD University of Oregon) -
"Reader comment forums of online newspapers, a relatively new feature of online journalism, have been called spaces of public deliberation. At their inception among large newspapers just five years ago, the forums were heralded as a new way for the public to advance public dialogue by sharing opinions in an unconstrained way, promoting the democratic principles of the newspaper institution itself. Rampant incivility, however, has since become one the forums' chief defining characteristics. By content analyzing comments from online newspapers that allow anonymity, this research confirms anecdotal evidence from journalists that Latinos are regularly debased in the forums by commenters following news on immigration. This study also compares the civility of anonymous comments following news on the Tea Party movement, a non-racialized but also controversial topic. Finally, civility is measured in the comments following news on immigration from online newspapers that have disallowed... more... - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Free Press vs. Free Speech? The Rhetoric of “Civility” in Regard to Anonymous Online Comments - Bill Reader (Journalism & Mass Communication Quartely) -
"This study explores the issue of “civility” in anonymous comments posted to news media websites. A textual analysis of journalistic essays about the issue and more than 900 audience-member responses to those essays suggests a disconnect between professional journalists and most forum participants over the purpose of such “virtual village squares,” particularly with regard to the role of anonymity. Using the theoretical framework of “concordance,” the analysis suggests that journalists and audiences have very different conceptualizations about “civility” and the role of anonymity in civil discourse." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Ethical Implications of Anonymous Comments Posted to Online News Stories - Journal of Mass Media Ethics - Volume 26, Issue 1 -
Ethical Implications of Anonymous Comments Posted to Online News Stories - Journal of Mass Media Ethics - Volume 26, Issue 1
"Many news organizations invite readers to post online comments to news stories. Comments may get posted automatically and most are signed with pseudonyms. Many are insensitive, even rude, and use speculation and language that would be rejected if written by a staff member or in a letter to the editor. Are news organizations holding true to their ethical guidelines when they publish anonymous reader comments on their Web sites while rejecting them for their hard-copy editions?" - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Coproduction or cohabitation: Are anonymous online comments on newspaper websites shaping news content? - Carolyn E Nielsen (New Media & Society) -
"The technology that allows readers to post anonymous online comments on newspaper websites gives readers unprecedented opportunities to participate, but poses challenges to the journalistic value of transparency, practice of gatekeeping, and conception of expertise. This nationwide survey of 583 US journalists explores whether the technology has affected their work practices, workplaces, or news coverage. The study, grounded in social shaping of technology theories, finds that journalists are not opposed to sharing their web platforms with readers’ comments, but dislike user anonymity and ignore reader input. Despite the technological affordance that provides journalists a means to receive instant, global feedback from readers, journalists are maintaining their jurisdiction over news content and are not participating with readers in mutual shaping. This study finds that journalistic norms and conceptions of expertise prevent journalists from engaging with readers." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
VIRTUOUS OR VITRIOLIC: The effect of anonymity on civility in online newspaper reader comment boards - Arthur D. Santana (Journalism Practice) -
"In an effort to encourage community dialogue while also building reader loyalty, online newspapers have offered a way for readers to become engaged in the news process, most popularly with online reader comment boards. It is here that readers post their opinion following an online news story, and however much community interaction taking place therein, one thing appears evident: sometimes the comments are civil; sometimes they are not. Indeed, one of the chief defining characteristics of these boards has become the rampant incivility—a dilemma many newspapers have struggled with as they seek to strengthen the value of the online dialogue. Many journalists and industry observers have pointed to a seemingly straightforward reason for the offensive comments: anonymity. Despite the claim, however, there is a striking dearth of empirical evidence in the academic literature of the effect that anonymity has on commenters' behavior. This research offers an examination of user comments of... more... - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
#P2P #Filesharing #Copyright #Research: Code is Law? Assessing Architectural File Sharing Regulation in the Online Environment | Filby | Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology -
"Western legislatures tend towards the use of regulatory policies that favour strong intellectual property rights over public access in the battle to regulate file sharing. It has become apparent that the legislature is increasingly relying on code-based regulation in order to detect infringement, to identify those infringing, and to enforce the law through technical measures. This paper will assess the efficacy of regulation by code in the context of Lessig’s assertion that “code is law”, as applied to the file sharing community. The conclusion will reveal a significant asymmetry between the intended application of the regulatory influence of code and its de facto applicability in the online environment." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
#P2P #Filesharing #Cinema #Video #Movies - OATD: Welter, Brennan Scott - The Netflix effect: product availability and piracy in the film industry -
"With the rapid growth of the Internet and peer-to-peer technology, digital piracy has become a serious problem. Many studies have focused on negative or neutral effects that piracy has had on the music industry, but the role that piracy plays in the film industry is still relatively unclear. Companies have spent millions of dollars in lawsuits that have yielded very little in return. By making their content more convenient to access, these companies might be able to lure pirates away from file sharing and into a more socially acceptable form of enjoying these digital goods. Using a basic difference-in-difference model and data collected from two of the largest illegal file sharing websites, I find that introducing a blockbuster movie onto Netflix, the leader in digital video streaming with over 27 million subscribers, decreases the rate at which it is pirated." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
AoIR Wiki: a space for the free exchange of information of interest and import to the community of Internet Researchers -
AoIR Wiki: a space for the free exchange of information of interest and import to the community of Internet Researchers
"This is a space for the free exchange of information of interest and import to the community of Internet Researchers. It is an outgrowth of the Association of Internet Researchers, and is intended to be a scholarly resource. Please help us by adding your syllabus, annotated bibliographies, and other useful information." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Surveillance & Society, Vol 11, No 1/2 (2013) -
"Edited by Kirstie Ball, Clive Norris and David Murakami Wood. This is a double issue featuring both papers from open submission and papers originally presented at the 5th Biannual Surveillance Studies Network / Surveillance & Society Conference, 'Watch This Space? Surveillance Futures', organized by Kirstie Ball, Ben Goold, Nicky Green, Clive Norris and Charles Raab. Table of Contents" - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
An Introduction to “The Critical Power of Free Software: from Intellectual Property to Epistemologies?” - Maurizio Teli & Vincenzo D’Andrea (Journal of Peer Production) -
"More than one year ago, when we decided to edit this special issue, we were both considering, as academics and activists, whether Free Software, the complex techno-political phenomena we have studied for years, was still contributing to social change in contemporary societies. The starting point for such a general question was the fact that now Free Software is widespread, its main tenets part of wide cultural imaginaries, such as openness (e.g. Open Access, Open Data, etc…), whilst academic and corporate software development are, in different ways, dealing with “open source” as a reasonable way of organizing software development. Therefore, it looks like the success of open source (Weber, 2004) has been materialized in both projects and narratives. The case of Wikipedia is often taken as the material example of such a success outside the software domain, while commercial products like Android, or open source projects like Firefox and Ubuntu, are testament to achievement in the field... more... - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Internet Society: Questionnaire on Multistakeholder Participation in Internet Governance + Open Letter to the Internet Society - Robert Steele (Public Intelligence Blog) -
Internet Society: Questionnaire on Multistakeholder Participation in Internet Governance + Open Letter to the Internet Society - Robert Steele (Public Intelligence Blog)
"The Internet Society today announced the launch of a survey to gain greater insights into multistakeholder governance perceptions and processes at all levels – national, regional, and international. The questionnaire,, is open to all interested participants and is available until 30 September 2013. The survey is one component of the Internet Society’s broader initiative focused on the open and sustainable Internet. While the Internet has proven its success from economic, development, technological, and societal perspectives, its continued growth as a multistakeholder platform cannot be taken for granted. The Internet Society strongly believes that to ensure a sustainable Internet, the Internet must maintain its core characteristics of open, global and interoperable technical standards for innovation; open access and freedom of expression for all users; openness for business and economic progress; based on a collaborative, inclusive, multistakeholder governance model." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
Researchers say Tor-targeted malware phoned home to NSA - Sean Gallagher (Ars Technica) -
Researchers say Tor-targeted malware phoned home to NSA - Sean Gallagher (Ars Technica)
"Malware planted on the servers of Freedom Hosting—the "hidden service" hosting provider on the Tor anonymized network brought down late last week—may have de-anonymized visitors to the sites running on that service. This issue could send identifying information about site visitors to an Internet Protocol address that was hard-coded into the script the malware injected into browsers. And it appears the IP address in question belongs to the National Security Agency (NSA)." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
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New IBM #Lenovo ThinkPad X220, X220i LCD cable assembly FRU 04W1679 4W1679 | eBay -
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#Brasil tem a banda larga móvel mais cara da América Latina, aponta estudo - Helton Simões Gomes (G1) -
"O preço da banda larga móvel no Brasil vem crescendo nos últimos anos e se tornou o mais caro da América Latina, em um movimento contrário à tendência de queda nos preços observada na região, apontou uma pesquisa da GSMA (associação internacional das companhias de telecomunicações). Segundo o estudo "Banda Larga móvel e a base da pirâmide na América Latina", 149 milhões de pessoas com renda apertada poderão ser conectadas por meio da web móvel, devido à queda nos preços de acessos na região. A pedido da GSMA, a Telecom Advisory Services comparou os preços dos pacotes mais econômicos de internet móvel para modems e celulares em 16 países da América Latina. Ao tabular a evolução dos valores ao longo de 2010 e 2013, os pesquisadores constataram que a região presenciou uma queda na média dos preços cobrados pelos pacotes." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
O que pode ser o #ProtestoBR? post#1 - Fabio Malini (Labic) -
O que pode ser o #ProtestoBR? post#1 - Fabio Malini (Labic)
"Toda sexta-feira, até o final de setembro, o Labic/UFES e o Medialab/UFRJ publicarão um resumo de artigos completos sobre os protestos no Brasil. Tais artigos serão apresentados, detalhadamente, em evento no dia 13 de Outubro, quando os protestos comemorarão quatro meses." - Miguel Caetano from Bookmarklet
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