News tagged with privatization

Korean chat app vows to protect user privacy

(AP)—Popular South Korean messaging app Kakao Talk said Monday it will stop fully cooperating with authorities seeking to access private messages as part of a government crackdown on online criticism.

Oct 13, 2014
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How commercial spaceflight makes a profit

There's a big difference in thinking between governments and the private companies that participate in space. While entities such as NASA can work on understanding basic human health or exploring the universe ...

Oct 02, 2014
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Unlocking the geoblock with VPNs

In recent months there have been many reports of Australians covertly signing up for the US streaming service Netflix, using fake postcodes and software workarounds to fool its geo-blocking system.

Oct 02, 2014
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Putting a value on what nature does for us

A new online resource, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with other organisations based in Cambridge, helps those in both the public and private sector see how changes ...

Sep 12, 2014
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Cities, states face off on municipal broadband

Wilson, N.C., determined nearly a decade ago that high-speed Internet access would be essential to the community's social and economic health in the 21st century, just as electricity, water and sewers were in the previous ...

Aug 19, 2014
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