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Newsdiffs: Tracking Online News Over Time In the age of rapidly reporting, digital news, there is rarely a single “final” version of an article. NewsDiffs watches different versions of highly-placed articles on online news sites, starting with nytimes.com.

The Open Internet Tools Project (OpenITP) is a collection of open source projects that help build a truly unfettered internet — private, anonymous and resistant to control. The projects enhance existing infrastructure, working to enable and protect communication, even in the face of active attempts to suppress it.

The Chokepoint Project, and the Open Intelligence Weathermap as its primary interface, intends to function as a live monitor, and historical record, of interference with civil and human rights, primarily where this interference takes place by means of networked technologies.

Access Founded in the wake of the 2009 Iranian post-election crackdown, Access teams with digital activists and civil society groups internationally to build their technical capacity and to help them advocate globally for their digital rights. Access provides thought leadership and practical policy recommendations in the broader field of internet freedom, and based on that expertise mobilizes its global movement of citizens to campaign for an open internet accessible to all.

The Investigative Dashboard, or ID, is a space for investigators to find resources, share information, and learn new ‘tricks of the trade’. ID has a list of databases where you can find information about companies in different countries and a research desk where you can ask for assistance when investigating companies or individuals.

Misc items

https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169559-how-to-embed-a-tweet-on-your-website-or-blog#

Chirpstory

http://sm4good.com/2012/10/25/7-free-data-visualization-tools-reviewed/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/mar/28/data-visualisation-tools-free

http://www.ushahidi.com/about-us

Here is a long list of resources and people.

Visualisations:

http://open.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/27/the-new-york-times-data-visualization-lab/

http://visualisingdata.com/

http://www.danah.org/projects/IJOC-ArabSpring/

http://peoplemov.in/

http://sm4good.com/2012/10/25/7-free-data-visualization-tools-reviewed/

http://www.dataversity.net/three-free-data-visualization-tools-for-data-professionals/

http://www.netmagazine.com/features/top-20-data-visualisation-tools

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9214755/Chart_and_image_gallery_30_free_tools_for_data_visualization_and_analysis

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9215504/22_free_tools_for_data_visualization_and_analysis

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9225318/8_cool_tools_for_data_analysis_visualization_and_presentation

http://www.kdnuggets.com/software/visualization.html