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[liberationtech] 1. Re: What ideas did you submit to the Knight News Challenge?

Steven Clift clift at e-democracy.org
Thu Apr 3 05:54:02 PDT 2014


Gilad, that is a real winner of an idea.

Steven Clift - clift at e-democracy.org
+1 612 234 7072
On Mar 25, 2014 11:43 AM, "Gilad Lotan" <giladlotan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Our group submitted: AlgoBeat - the compendium of publicly significant
> algorithms<https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/feedback-review/algobeat-the-compendium-of-publicly-significant-algorithms>
> .
>
> *The TL;DR version:* pioneer a system of algorithmic accountability by
> devising tools that help journalists reverse-engineer algorithms used
> across media and tech companies, especially those used to curate, filter
> and score content.
>
> On Mar 20, 2014, at 2:21 PM, Mohammed Kambal <mhssulimanm at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> We have submitted Koios.org , a social  problems identification /solving
> platform that based on crowdsourcing concept . Iam the analyst of the
> platform .
>
> On Thursday, March 20, 2014, <liberationtech-request at lists.stanford.edu>
> wrote:
>
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>>    1. Re: What ideas did you submit to the Knight News Challenge?
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>>    2. Re: Are undersea cables tapped before they get to ISP's? [was
>>       Re: Security over SONET/SDH] (coderman)
>>    3. Applications open for the SIDC HR/ICT programme   2014/2015
>>       (Marcin de Kaminski)
>>    4. Re: What ideas did you submit to the Knight News  Challenge?
>>       (Martin Johnson)
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>>   10. Re: What ideas did you submit to the Knight News Challenge?
>>       (Nicholas Merrill)
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>>   32. Re: About Telegram (Ximin Luo)
>>   33. Re: Fwd:  A new Mixmaster is in the works! (Michael Rogers)
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>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
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>> Message: 1
>> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:23:23 +0100
>> From: "Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)" <lists at infosecurity.ch>
>> To: liberationtech <liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu>
>> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] What ideas did you submit to the Knight
>>         News Challenge?
>> Message-ID: <532953FB.4070804 at infosecurity.ch>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>>
>> Il 3/18/14, 9:32 PM, Steven Clift ha scritto:
>> > They went from 129 proposals on Friday to 555 with 27 minutes left
>> today.
>>
>> We've submitted "Whistleblowing in the Cloud with GlobaLeaks" to reduce
>> the effort/skills needed to setup a Whistleblowing Platform in a similar
>> way to Tor Cloud Project http://cloud.torproject.org :
>>
>>
>> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/feedback-review/whistleblowing-in-the-cloud-with-globaleaks
>>
>>
>> --
>> Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)
>> HERMES - Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights
>> http://logioshermes.org - http://globaleaks.org - http://tor2web.org
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:38:26 -0700
>> From: coderman <coderman at gmail.com>
>> To: liberationtech <liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu>,  Cypherpunks
>>         list <cypherpunks at al-qaeda.net>
>> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Are undersea cables tapped before they
>>         get to ISP's? [was Re: Security over SONET/SDH]
>> Message-ID:
>>         <CAJVRA1R3Fm5OtVa_Qe=
>> 6votjC79cts_oA3XhCxu84J1U3HmRZQ at mail.gmail.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>>
>> the early research on passive backbone network measurement:
>>
>> http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/~chuah/classes/eec274/eec274-w09/refs/FML03-ipmon.pdf
>>
>> [ED: at the time, the working storage of 330GB could potentially keep
>> ~1,300 continuous days of compressed voice capture.
>>  (or mere hours of a lightly utilized OC12 if capturing it all like
>> MYSTIC) ]
>>
>> """
>> The IPMON monitoring infrastructure ... consists of three elements: a
>> set of passive monitoring entities which collect the packet traces; a
>> data repository that stores the traces once they have been collected;
>> and an analysis platform which performs off-line analysis. Analysis is
>> performed off-line for two reasons. The primary reason is that the
>> data is used in many different research projects, each of which has
>> its own set of custom analysis tools. It is more efficient to perform
>> the multiple types of analysis on a computing cluster in the lab where
>> many systems can access the data simultaneously. The second reason is
>> we archive the traces for use in future projects.
>>
>> 1) Monitoring entities ... are responsible for collecting the packet
>> traces. Each trace is a sequence of packet records that contain the
>> first 40 bytes of each packet, which are just the IP and UDP/TCP
>> headers, as well as a sub-microsecond timestamp which indicates the
>> time at which the packet was observed. The source and destination IP
>> addresses are not anonymized, since they are needed in routing-related
>> analysis. Each monitoring entity is a dual-processor Linux server
>> (Dell PowerEdge 6000 series) with 1 GB main memory, a large disk array
>> (100 to 330 GB), and a POS network interface card, known as the DAG
>> card. Existing DAG cards are capable of monitoring links ranging in
>> speed from OC-3 to OC-48... The DAG card captures, timestamps, and
>> transfers the POS HDLC framing information and the IP packet headers
>> to the main memory of the Linux server where a driver software then
>> transfers the data to the disk array. An optical splitter is installed
>> on the monitored link, and one output of the splitter is connected to
>> the DAG card in the server... Each monitoring entity has a removable
>> disk array of up to 330 GB. This amount of disk space allows us to
>> capture a minimum of several hours of trace data at full link
>> utilization. We can either schedule trace collection for a pre-defined
>> interval or allow it to run until space on the hard disks is
>> exhausted. By Sprint engineering design, the network links are not
>> fully loaded (except in extreme failure scenarios) and we are
>> typically able to collect several days of measurement data... A total
>> of 60 monitoring entities are installed at 4 different POPs, chosen on
>> the basis of geographic diversity and connectivity. They monitor the
>> traffic on OC-3, OC-12, and OC-48 links which connect access routers,
>> backbone routers
>> and several of the private peering links.
>>
>> 2) Data Repository... involves two levels of storage, consisting of a
>> 12 TB removable tape library and a 10 TB disk storage array. It is
>> located at the Sprint Advanced Technology Laboratory (ATL). For short
>> traces, a dedicated OC-3 link is available for transferring the data
>> from the monitoring entities back to the ATL. Given that a full
>> multi-POP trace set consists of approximately 10TB when trace
>> collection is allowed to run until the disks fill up, the best method
>> for transferring full traces back to the data repository is by
>> physically shipping the removable hard disks. As a result of these
>> constraints on transferring trace data, we do not schedule new traces
>> until the previous trace data is either transferred or deleted.
>>
>> 3) Data Analysis Platform: Data analysis is performed on a cluster of
>> 17 high-end servers connected to a Storage Area
>> Network (SAN) with a capacity of 10 TB.
>> """
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 7:54 PM, coderman <coderman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > ... [ lots of tapping, everywhere! ]
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Message: 3
>> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:30:03 +0100
>> From: Marcin de Kaminski <marcin at dekaminski.se>
>> To: liberationtech <liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu>
>> Subject: [liberationtech] Applications open for the SIDC HR/ICT
>>         programme       2014/2015
>> Message-ID: <BB48B38B-1738-4B03-AB40-BCB45049A214 at dekaminski.se>
>> Content-Type: text/plain;       charset=windows-1252
>>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I?m happy to announce that applications are now open for the third round
>> of the Social Innovation in a Digital Context programme at Lund University
>> Internet Institute, Sweden. To learn more about the program, please refer
>> to the information attached below or the current programme website
>> www.sidc2013.com
>>
>> //
>>
>> Social Innovation in a Digital Context (SIDC)
>> ? A one year academic programme for social and digital innovators from
>> the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, with interactive and
>> practical components.
>>
>> Social Innovation in a Digital Context (SIDC) is a one-year academic
>> programme, comprising 60 academic credits. Carried out by Lund University
>> on behalf of the Swedish Institute, the SIDC programme supports social and
>> digital innovators from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia to
>> pursue project work in the fields of digital technology, new media, and
>> social-political change.
>>
>> Deadline for applications: April 14th, 2014
>>
>> For practical questions and more information about the application
>> procedure, please contact:
>> Jessica Hansson, project manager, Lund University Commissioned Education:
>> sidc at education.lu.se
>>
>> For more information about the programme design and content, please
>> contact:
>> Marcin de Kaminski, programme director, Lund University Internet
>> Institute,
>> marcin.de_kaminski at soclaw.lu.se
>>
>> Find out more about the programme here:
>> www.si.se/sidc
>> www.luii.lu.se/education/sidc2014/
>> www.education.lu.se/sidc
>>
>> www.facebook.com/sidcprogramme
>> youtube.com/user/sidc2014
>>
>> //
>>
>> I would be very happy if this information was circulated in HR/ICT
>> communities in MENA region and South Asia, to make sure that it reaches out
>> to potential participants. Feel free to forward this email, and don?t
>> hesitate to put my email in cc for contact reasons.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> /Marcin
>>
>> --
>> Marcin de Kaminski
>> PhDc Sociology of Law, University of Lund
>> Lund University Internet Institute, Cybernorms Research Group
>> Personal homepage - www.dekaminski.se
>>
>> Phone#: +46-(0)768-045151
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Message: 4
>> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:38:28 +0800
>> From: Martin Johnson <greatfire at greatfire.org>
>> To: liberationtech <liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu>
>> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] What ideas did you submit to the Knight
>>         News    Challenge?
>> Message-ID:
>>         <CAC5hmYhR=
>> mEG_wQrtpjZ9PZSswTYOUHGkBpei9t_xkDqVCXTEg at mail.gmail.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
>>
>> We submitted six separate proposals to expand our efforts to end online
>> censorship in China (and, in one proposal, expanding beyond China):
>>
>> Expand the concept of collateral freedom to unblock censored websites in
>> China
>>
>> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/expand-the-concept-of-collateral-freedom-to-unblock-censored-websites-in-china
>>
>> Undo censorship on Sina Weibo - the most popular social network in China -
>> through a simple browser plugin
>>
>> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/undo-censorship-on-sina-weibo-the-most-popular-social-network-in-china-through-a-simple-browser-plugin
>>
>> Expand GreatFire.org?s censorship testing platform to Iran and beyond
>>
>> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/expand-greatfire-org-s-censorship-testing-platform-to-iran-and-beyond
>>
>> Open up the biggest database of online censorship in China to researchers
>> and developers around the world
>>
>> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/open-up-the-biggest-database-of-online-censorship-in-china-to-researchers-and-developers-around-the-world
>>
>> Test, distribute and evaluate circumvention tools in China
>>
>> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/test-distribute-and-evaluate-circumvention-tools-in-china
>>
>> Free WeChat
>> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/free-wechat
>>
>> ?????? / Martin Johnson
>> Founder of GreatFire.org and FreeWeibo.com | PGP
>> key<https://en.greatfire.org/contact>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 4:23 PM, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) <
>> lists at infosecurity.ch> wrote:
>>
>> > Il 3/18/14, 9:32 PM, Steven Clift ha scritto:
>> > > They went from 129 proposals on Friday to 555 with 27 minutes left
>> today.
>> >
>> > We've submitted "Whistleblowing in the Cloud with GlobaLeaks" to reduce
>> > the effort/skills needed to setup a Whistleblowing Platform in a similar
>> > way to Tor Cloud Project http://cloud.torproject.org :
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/feedback-review/whistleblowing-in-the-cloud-with-globaleaks
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)
>> > HERMES - Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights
>> > http://logioshermes.org - http://globaleaks.org - http://tor2web.org
>> >
>> > --
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