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Vincent F. Hendricks and Pelle G. Hansen (2014)
Infostorms: How to Take Information Punches and Save Democracy

The information society is upon us and with it comes the constant barrage of information accessible wherever, whenever. This book explores the role of knowledge (or lack thereof) prevalent in society, and investigates the dangers lurking in information technology and democracy as a whole. Information is a condition for a robust democracy; people should vote based on sound information. But sound information doesn’t come easy and without labor. It must be properly handled and formatted before it is useful for deliberation, decision and action. In the information age, understanding the means by which information is processed becomes a crucial democratic instrument for the individual as well as the group. With points of departure in philosophy, social psychology, economics, and choice- and game theory, Infostorms shows how information may be used to improve the quality of personal decision and group thinking but also warns against the informational pitfalls which modern information technology may amplify. Covering topics including the continued war efforts, the social media success, polarization in politics, stock, science or opinion bubbles this book’s broad approach offers an excellent overview on information (technology) and valuable guidance on how to take information punches.
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John Gøtze, Christian Bering (2009)
State of the eUnion: Government 2.0 and Onwards

The book State of the eUnion: Government 2.0 and Onwards was released at 00:00 CET on 18th November 2009. Edited by John Gøtze and Christian Bering Pedersen, and foreworded by Don Tapscott, the book is a cornucopia of ideas and experiences from thought-leaders on three continents.
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The Second Superpower

There is an emerging second superpower, but it is not a nation. Instead, it is a new form of international player, constituted by the “will of the people” in a global social movement.
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Greater Democracy

Jock Gill, Jon Lebkowsky, Adina Levin, Peter Kaminski, David Reed, and David Weinberger: "What is possible in imagining Greater Democracy? How do we stimulate creative destruction and disruptive innovation in political thought? We know how well the high tech industry, and thus the economy, have been served by both. Why not apply these ideas to politics as well?"
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The Ambiguous Effects Of Digital Technology On Democracy In A Globalizing World

By Benjamin R. Barber. He argues that technological change is both driving globalization unambiguously and impacting democratization in deeply ambiguous ways. It has the potential to strengthen as well as to weaken democracy in certain of its chief characteristics, though differentially for representative and strong democracy, he writes.
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Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web

David Weinberger: "The conversation I believe we need to have is about what the Web is showing us about ourselves. What is true to our nature and what only looked that way because it was a response to a world that was, until now, the only one we had?"
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Request from EFC for help with China and Internet censorship

David Jones and Electronic Frontier Canada on online liberty and rights to the Internet in China.
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Watch Out for This HailStorm

Jane Black in BusinessWeek: "Microsoft's new approach to centralizing consumers' personal data has plenty of folks worried, for good reason"
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