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Today (August 21, 2013), Facebook and a private surveillance gang of seven announced the latest innovation in advertising, The group includes the closed-source web browser developer, Opera, and the Microsoft puppet cell phone manufacturer, Nokia. Opera and Nokia are … Continue reading

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Volunteers Bring Open WiFi Network to Detroit

On December 8, volunteers Brian Duggan and Chris Ritzo of CuWin (Community Wireless) and the UCIMC Tech working group traveled to Detroit, MI to help build a community mesh wireless network. In four days, Duggan and Ritzo and members of … Continue reading

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Makerspace Urbana Brings Tech Knowledge to UC-IMC

An unusual group for Urbana-Champaign has begun meeting at the IMC recently. They plan to forge a new model for creating and democratizing technology within the community. Urbana-Champaign has been fortunate to have community groups and workshops capable of teaching … Continue reading

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Announcing the IMC Computer Help Desk

The Urbana-Champaign community has had a deficit of realistic personal computer support options since Prairienet faded away. The existing options for computer support in Urbana- Champaign are limited to Best Buy’s Geek Squad, two or three local businesses and UIUC’s … Continue reading

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