Penguin: Is EU Killing #GoogleGestapo?

Access, Cloud, Collective Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Design, Software

Most do not understand that the EU’s new regulations are not really about privacy and copyright, they are about killing #GoogleGestapo and particularly Google, Instagram, and YouTube. Any image, any video, that displays any brand leads to an “all stop” that requires checking and approval by the brand owner before publishing. This could be interpreted as the Deep State’s very clever  way of shutting down the Internet social media complex.

On the bright side…

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Penguin: China Pledges Open Access Against Journal Paywalls

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China backs bold plan to tear down journal paywalls

Officials pledge support for European-led ‘Plan S’ to make research papers immediately free to read — but it’s unclear whether China will adopt all the plan’s policies.

See Also:

Open Access @ Phi Beta Iota

Berto Jongman: Links for Passive OSINT Resources & Tools

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A useful compilation but still very passive — everything here can be done from a cubicle and can only be done via the Internet. The mention of Gray Literature is mis-guided since most gray literature is analog not digital.

http://osint.link

Berto Jongman: RAND on OSINT — Without Integrity

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RAND_RR1964_OSINT_2018

Rethinking OSINT as an Intelligence Discipline
Defining Open Source and OSINT
OSINT Subtypes
…News Media Content
…Gray Literature.
…Long-Form Social Media Content
…Short-Form Social Media Content
OSINT Methodology: The OSINT Operations Cycle
…Collection
…Processing
…Exploitation
…Production

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Yoda: 1% Win in Court, Lose in Life — Sci-Hub Marches On…. #GoogleGestapo Expands to Blocking Scientific Information

#OSE Open Source Everything, Access, Autonomous Internet, Data, Governance

Court demands that search engines and internet service providers block Sci-Hub

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has won a lawsuit it filed in June against Sci-Hub, a website providing illicit free access to millions of paywalled scientific papers.

Extracts & Comment Below the Fold

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Richard Stallman

#OSE Open Source Everything, Access, Architecture, Software
Richard Stallman

Below the fold are thirteen links to the most important statements from Richard Stallman, father of GNU (GNU’s Not Unix), and arguably the most important mind responsible for starting the Open Source Everything revolution. He prefers the term Free.

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Jean Lievens: What if…public libraries could anchor a platform cooperative?

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Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

What if…public libraries could anchor a platform cooperative?

Supporting the disrupted going forward….

We recently published our submission to the Libraries Taskforce consultation about its draft strategy – Libraries Deliver: An Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-21. Today, we want to say a bit more about our having called upon the Taskforce to explore the opportunities for public libraries that could flow from the growth of the ‘sharing economy’ and, in particular, moves to establish Platform Cooperatives.

Berto Jongman: Free Book Online Deep Web for Journalists

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Berto Jongman

Alan Pearce is making his book, Deep Web for Journalists, available free online. He says:

Inside you will learn how to avoid the attention of even the most sophisticated snoopers, how to transfer and store information securely, and how to avoid the many traps that lie in wait for today’s journalists and researchers.

The second half of the book is devoted to fine-tuning our search skills. Understanding how to interrogate any search engine is essential but knowing where to look is often more important.

Download Deep Web for Journalists
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Yoda: All EU R&D Articles to Be Open Access by 2020

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yoda with light saberBetween this and the Goggle vs. Oracle ruling, it was a great week.

All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020

All scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible as of 2020. EU member states want to achieve optimal reuse of research data. They are also looking into a European visa for foreign start-up founders.

Phi Beta Iota: The cash flow positions of Thomson Reuters, Elsevier, and Bloomberg are strong for now, the mind-sets appear less so.

See Especially:

Open Source Governance: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace (EU OSAR)

Robert Steele: Can Thomson Reuters [or Bloomberg] Be a $20B+ per Year World Brain?

See Also:

After 350 years of academic journals it’s time to shake things up

All scientific papers to be free by 2020 under EU proposals

Berto Jongman: Pirate Science — Are Elsevier & Thomson Reuters Joining Bloomberg in the Tarpit?

In dramatic statement, European leaders call for ‘immediate’ open access to all scientific papers by 2020

Robert Steele: Proposal for a Nordic Interagency Intelligence Conference and Centre (Peace Intelligence Initiative)

Sepp Hasslberger: Elsevier & Thomson Reuters Et al — Going, Going, Gone?

The Future: Recent “Core” Work by Robert Steele

Yoda: Death of Elsevier & Thomson Reuters…

Yoda: Open Source Textbooks (and Videos) Inevitable — Publishers, Elsevier, Thomson Reuters Oblivious…

Nader Ale Ebrahim: Open Access Repositories Start to Offer Peer Review Services

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Nader Ale Ebrahim
Nader Ale Ebrahim

Open access repositories start to offer overlay peer review services

Converting open access repositories into functional evaluation platforms 
Bringing back quality control to the scientific community

The use of journal hierarchy for assessing the reputation of research works and their authors, has contributed to a competitive environment that is having a detrimental effect on scientific reliability. Open access repositories administered by Universities or research organizations are a valuable infrastructure that could support the transition to a more collaborative and efficient scholarly evaluation and communication system. Open Scholar has coordinated a consortium of six partners to develop the first Open Peer Review Module (OPRM) for institutional repositories. The module integrates an overlay peer review service, coupled with a transparent reputation system, on top of institutional repositories. It is provided freely as open source software.