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Tracking Cyber Attacks on Journalists, Civil Society

A number of journalists, activists, politicians, and public figures in Latin America have been targeted by a large-scale hacking campaign since 2008, according to a report from the Citizen Lab. Read More
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Grant Competition Challenges Teachers to Innovate

The 2015 LRNG Innovators Challenge is seeking proposals from teachers committed to exploring how learning experiences can move fluidly and coherently across the spheres of formal and informal learning. Read More
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Game Design Challenge Centered On Risk of Nuclear Weapons

A $10,000 Games for Change design competition is calling on the creativity and collaborative problem-solving abilities of the gaming community to foster greater understanding of nuclear proliferation and related safety and security challenges. Read More
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Assessing Companies’ Digital Rights Practices

The majority of the world’s most powerful Internet and telecommunications companies fail to disclose key information about practices affecting users’ rights, according to a report. Read More
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New Nations Participating in Cyberespionage

Smaller, poorer nations are now using spy software, suggesting that recent data leaks and lawsuits have not deterred governments from investing in cyberespionage products, according to a report from Citizen Lab. Read More
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Making Cities Better Places

A series of papers published by the Social Science Research Council explore how core characteristics of big cities can be mobilized to make human life more just and democratic. Read More
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MacArthur Spins Off Digital Media & Learning Work with $25 Million Seed Investment

MacArthur today announced the launch of Collective Shift, a new nonprofit whose mission is to redesign social systems for the connected age. Read More
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Network to Support City-University Partnerships

The MetroLab Network, seeks to strengthen and create partnerships between metro areas and their respective universities to research, develop, and deploy innovative technologies to address challenges facing the nation’s urban areas Read More
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Index Ranks Clean-Tech Activities Nationwide

The 2015 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index tracks and ranks the clean-tech activities of all 50 states and the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. Read More
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Data Ethics in the Age of the Quantified Society

MacArthur grantees and other leading thinkers from business, government, civil society, and academia convened at the Aspen Ideas Festival to explore and debate ethics in the age of the quantified society. Read More
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Eyes on Sea Watches for Illegal Fishing

The Pew Charitable Trusts has launched new technology that will help authorities monitor, detect, and respond to illicit fishing activity across the world’s oceans. Read More
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Cities, Businesses, Nonprofits Join Forces to Provide Learning Opportunities

Four U.S. cities — Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. — are bringing together local businesses, nonprofits, and learning institutions like libraries and museums to offer Cities of Learning programs this summer. Read More