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Mídias sociais: inimigas do Estado ou poder do povo?

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 2:20 PM

Em uma série de eventos recentes promovidos pelo Instituto Berggruen, me pediram que falasse sobre mídias sociais e os potenciais bem e mal a elas associados.

Minha visão é bem simples e direta - acredito que as mídias sociais sejam uma ferramenta de libertação e empoderamento. Pode parecer uma visão...

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Social Media: Enemy of the State or Power to the People?

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 11:11 AM

Pierre Omidyar is the founder and chairman of eBay; and publisher and CEO of First Look Media.

At a recent series of events in Beijing hosted by the Berggruen Institute, I was asked to speak about social media and the potential harm and good associated with it.

My view...

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WikiLeaks, la libertà di stampa e la libertà d'espressione nell'era digitale

(3) Comments | Posted December 7, 2013 | 11:40 PM

Questa settimana sono comparse di fronte alla Corte Federale quattordici persone accusate dal Dipartimento di Giustizia di aver organizzato nel 2010 un attacco DoS coordinato ("denial of service", lett. negazione di servizio, ndt) contro i servizi di PayPal. Il gruppo dei "PayPal 14", come è stato...

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WikiLeaks y la libertad de expresión y prensa en la era digital

(1) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 3:00 AM

Esta semana, las cuatro personas acusadas por el Departamento de Justicia estadounidense en relación con un ataque coordinado de denegación de servicio sobre los servicios de PayPal en 2010 comparecen ante el Tribunal Federal de Estados Unidos. Los PayPal 14, como se les conoce, están acusados de participar...

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Quand le gouvernement américain fait taire les voix qui ne lui conviennent pas

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 8:56 AM

Cette semaine, seront jugées les quatorze personnes accusées par le Ministère de la Justice américain d'avoir pris part à l'attaque visant les services Paypal en 2010. Les "PayPal 14", comme ils ont été surnommés par la presse américaine, sont accusés d'avoir participé à l'attaque organisée par Anonymous en...

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WikiLeaks, Press Freedom and Free Expression in the Digital Age

(261) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 7:14 PM

This week, fourteen people charged by the Department of Justice in connection with a coordinated denial of service attack on PayPal's services in 2010 will appear in Federal Court. The "PayPal 14," as they have been dubbed, are charged with participating in an attack orchestrated by...

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La mia nuova avventura nel giornalismo

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 11:06 AM

Come molti di voi sanno, da qualche tempo nutro un interesse per il giornalismo. Ho lavorato per tre anni al Civil Beat e con la mia attività filantropica nell'ambito dell'Omidyar Network and Democracy Fund, abbiamo dato il nostro sostegno a molte iniziative in giro per il mondo nel...

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My Next Adventure in Journalism

(40) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 9:04 AM

As many of you know, I've had an interest in journalism for some time now. I've been working on Civil Beat for three years and through my philanthropic work at Omidyar Network and Democracy Fund, we've supported many efforts around the...

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Hawaii News Coverage Expands with Launch of HuffPost Hawaii

(6) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 12:01 PM

Three months ago we announced Civil Beat's partnership with the Huffington Post. Today, we are proud to introduce HuffPost Hawaii.

Thanks to the power of the interwebs, you can follow along with us this week as we celebrate the launch of HuffPost Hawaii. Our travels include stops...

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G8 Summit 2013: Why Impact Investment Deserves Our Attention

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 3:11 PM

Winston Churchill said it best when he concluded, "democracy is the worst form of government ....except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."

The same can also be said about capitalism. In the past several decades, international markets have...

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G8: un travail incomplet

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 11:01 AM

Pierre Omidyar est fondateur et président d'eBay, Inc. et fondateur associé d'Omidyar Network. Matt Bannick est directeur associé d'Omidyar Network et ancien président de PayPal et d'eBay International.

Winston Churchill l'a dit mieux que quiconque en concluant, "la démocratie est la pire forme de gouvernement... exception faite de toutes les...

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G8: affari incompiuti

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 10:03 AM

(Redwood City, CA) - Winston Churchill esprimeva perfettamente il concetto quando diceva che "la democrazia è la peggior forma di governo, eccezion fatta per tutte quelle forme che si sono sperimentate fino a ora".

Lo stesso può essere detto anche del capitalismo. Negli ultimi decenni, i mercati...

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G8: Cuestiones pendientes

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 9:34 AM

Winston Churchill lo dijo mejor cuando llegó a la conclusión de que "la democracia es la peor forma de gobierno... Excepto todas las demás formas que han sido probadas de vez en cuando". 
Lo mismo se puede decir sobre el capitalismo. En las últimas décadas, los mercados...

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Unfinished Business

(1) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 9:55 AM

Co-authored with Matt Bannick

(June 6, 2013: Redwood City, CA) -- Winston Churchill said it best when he concluded, "democracy is the worst form of government ....except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."

The same can also be said about capitalism. In the...

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Why I Created the Democracy Fund

(102) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 2:03 PM

If anyone was surprised this summer when Gallup announced that only one in ten Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, it was only because they expected the number to be lower. While many honorable, talented men and women represent us in Washington, it is hard to...

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Steve Jobs' Legacy: Think Different

(14) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 8:08 AM

When I was an eighth-grader in 1980, living here in Honolulu, I used to beg my mother to let me spend Saturdays at a neighborhood computer store, so I could play with (and learn about) the Apple II computers they were selling.

When VisiCalc came out, one of the original...

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Separation of Mosque and State

(109) Comments | Posted October 26, 2010 | 9:43 PM

There is a growing tide of opinion in this country that religion and government should be intertwined. This view tends to be most widely held by evangelical Christians, who believe that society would benefit if Christianity played an official role in government.

A recent Honolulu Civil Beat poll...

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