A look back at 2011, the year in which unprecedented numbers of ordinary citizens took to the streets throughout the world to protest against old systems of power.
In case you missed them first time round, and in no particular order, here are the 20 most read articles on Owni.eu this year. See you in 2012!
A selection of the best of the best of OWNI’s weekly round-up of data on the web, from a year that’s seen so many wonderful, innovative, inventive, colorful, moving and funny data projects.
From algorithmic logos to augmented ping pong, via a regenerating book and a tiny personal printer, take a look back at some of the most innovative and inspiring creative projects of 2011.
As the popularity of visualizations grows, so does their range and quality. Here’s a list of 20 of the best Static Visualizations, Interactive Visualizations and Information Videos from 2011.
In an attempt to convince wary local populations of the benefits of shale gas exploration, several US energy companies are employing former soldiers with psychological warfare experience learned in Iraq.
In China, workers in factories producing popular toys this Christmas face long hours for poor pay in dangerous conditions lacking in basic human rights. Two NGO’s have spoken out against companies such as Mattel and Disney.
Offshore accounts, companies in Hong Kong and Auckland, a mystery spokesman, multiple identities and an online goldmine. OWNI lifts the lid on the secretive file sharing platform which makes up 4% of the net.
Parachuting presidential candidates, the analysis of rumors, Monopoly, Queen and Mozart. Your latest helping of The Week In Data is here, and expects delays in the arrival of train data.
Is it possible to challenge censors without losing your livelihood? Polina Bykhovskaya interviews the Russian men and women who wanted to change the world but ended up in the business of job preservation.
December 17, 2010: street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi sets himself on fire on a Tunisian street, setting in motion the events of the Arab Spring. Today, Tunisia swears in a new, democratically elected president.
83 prominent Internet inventors and engineers sent an open letter to members of the United States Congress, stating their opposition to the SOPA and PIPA Internet blacklist bills that are under consideration in the House and Senate respectively.
FinFisher, part of the British company Gamma, are purveyors of some of the most dangerous spying weapons currently used by states. OWNI, in partnership with WIkiLeaks, can reveal the full and troubling details of their operations.
The European Commission is investigating a potentially illegal agreement reached between Apple and five major publishers. OWNI has obtained confirmation that, as suspected, Amazon were the driving force behind the creation of the investigation.
Internet memes are the myths of our time – reinforcing cultural sentiments, painting the political landscape, impacting language, shaping humor and driving cultural connection and distinction.
The corruption in our world, the supremacy of ants and a little Chopin to set you at ease. All that and more in this week’s super soaraway The Week In Data, brought to you by OWNI’s dedicated data team.
A round-up of the maps in 2011 that were popular, engaged users, innovated, and raised the bar for cartographic standards.
While Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party won reelection last Sunday, their Soviet-style strategy of attempting to control online activism is increasingly being outwitted by crowd-sourced ingenuity, such as Golos’ map of election law violations.
A codebreaking challenge posted online has proved to be a useful marketing tool for UK spy agency GCHQ. It’s the latest example of security services looking to the Internet to recruit the next generation of cyber analysts and code-crackers.
Documents revealed by OWNI and Wikileaks last week exposed the surveillance technology currently on the market. OWNI takes you through an average day under surveillance – where your phone, your computer and your networks can all be used to spy on you.
In this week’s data round-up brought to you by OWNI’s data journalists: data meets art, surveys, DIY, the Olympic Games and women’s safety.
Remember Bent Objects? Their creator Terry Border shares some images from his new book with OWNI, as well as his thoughts on the phenomenal success of his creations.
Our interactive map offers an overview of the mass surveillance industry revealed today by OWNI and Wikileaks, an industry that’s now worth $5 billion a year.
Today OWNI and Wikileaks release documents revealing a multi-billion dollar mass surveillance industry, involving companies based in Europe and the US.