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    Citizen Engineer is an online video series about open source hardware, electronics, art and hacking by Limor (Ladyada) Fried of Adafruit Industries & Phillip (pt) Torrone of MAKE magazine. The first video debuts at "The Last HOPE" conference in New York City.

    Volume 01 - Phones: SIM card & payphone hacking
    Learn how a SIM card works (the small card inside GSM cell phones) make a SIM card reader, view deleted messages, phone book entries and clone/crack a SIM card.

    Modify a "retired" payphone so it can be used as a home telephone and for VoIP (Skype). Then learn how to modify the hacked payphone so it accepts quarters - and lastly, use a Redbox to make "free phone" calls from the modified coin-accepting payphone.
    Length: 30 minutes

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  2. Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerger

    Last February (2014), Brazil and the European Union agreed to lay an under- sea communications cable from Lisbon to Fortaleza to reduce Brazil’s reliance on the United States after Washington confirmed it was spying on Brazilia and several other allies in Europe.

    At a summit in Brussels, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said the $185 million cable project was central to “guarantee the neutrality” of the Internet, signaling her desire to shield Brazil’s Internet traffic from U.S. surveillance.

    Over 95 per cent of all international communications are routed via submarine fiber-optic cables. Data and voice transfer via these cables is not only cheaper in comparison to satellite communications, but also remarkably faster. More than a million kilometers of cables span the oceans today, connecting continents, islands and countries and providing the infrastructural foundations for the development of the global economy. The oceans are, quite literally, oceans of information.

    The first components of this international infrastructure - cop- per-based telegraph cables - were laid across the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel in the 1850s, first by private companies and later with the increasing encouragement and the engagement of governments. Throughout the 20th century the submarine cable project generated an interest in mapping particular sections of the ocean floor and contributed to the development of fiber optic technology. Cables became the most prominent element of information warfare, in particular during the two World Wars when governments successfully intercepted communication from foreign cables and tapped top-secret military commands. In relation to this, cables highlighted the importance of re- mote islands in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans, as sites of landing stations. Secluded islands like Fanning were acquired by the British Empire to insure a continuous global connection over friendly soil.

    More recently cables became a lucrative investment for tech-giants like Google, that invested an estimated 50 million US$ in a new cable in the South Pacific ocean. Google also purchased one of the largest office buildings in New York City by virtue of its adjacency to dark fiber (installed but not active) submarine cables.
    This research looks at submarine cables not only as a set of physical infrastructures but also at the immediate effect they have on geopolitical affairs, coastal real estate, information warfare and economical development.

    To learn more about this research, go to issuu.com/oceanicturn/docs/14_5_13_booklet
    Video created by Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerger as part of The Oceanic Turn Advanced Seminar, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Spring 2014.

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  3. Dom Joly presents Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the world wide web and all of the freedom that comes with it. Vote for your favourite Pioneer at http://pioneers.bcs.org.

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  4. Kate Russell presents Alan Turing, who, amongst his many innovations in the world of computer science, also had the vision to give us the basis of artificial intelligence. Vote for your favourite Pioneer at http://pioneers.bcs.org.

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  5. Recently we helped Samsung turn an infographic on the initiative to increase use and knowledge of technology in schools. Information was created to help teachers understand how these technology tools really help. We had 8 days to turn this guy around and it was quite the week.

    This is a directors cut.

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Jeffrey Pell - A Professional and Senior Systems Engineer

Jeffrey Pell

Jeffrey Pell is a dedicated information technology professional currently serving as a Senior Systems Engineer for a major firm located in Pennsylvania called Weidenhammer. He is an expert when it comes to network engineering and systems engineering,…

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Jeffrey Pell is a dedicated information technology professional currently serving as a Senior Systems Engineer for a major firm located in Pennsylvania called Weidenhammer. He is an expert when it comes to network engineering and systems engineering, and has spent a great deal of time in the field. His responsibilities to his clients include keeping their environments available, high performing, private, secure, and reliable while being able to meet growth requirements.

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