The Pirate Bay’s IP address… a cyberculture roundup

Pirate Bay announces new IP address, proxy-friendly design

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
Courts around the world have instituted censorship regimes that require ISPs to block the Pirate Bay. In response, TPB has added a new IP address ( by which it can be reached. It also has a new design that is especially friendly to proxies who wish to provide local, unblocked access. TorrentFreak explains:


Mozilla Webmaker: teaching people to make the Web

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow


The Beginner?s Guide to LinkedIn

from Mashable! by Stephanie Buck

A Social Network for Wikileaks Supporters

from Global Voices Online by Solana Larsen
Friends of Wikileaks (FoWL) is an independent social network for worldwide supporters of Wikileaks. People who join the site are paired with twelve others who speak the same language. FoWL groups from different countries have issued a statement of support for Julian Assange in advance of a United Kingdom supreme court judgement on May 30, 2012.


Google tweaks local search on mobile web to allow speedy flicking between results

from The Next Web by Matthew Panzarino


Report: 10 Tips For Better Facebook Engagement

from All Facebook by Julie Andrews


Disqus adds new features to upcoming release, including share a comment thread

from The Next Web by Drew Olanoff


From Fingerprints to DNA: Biometric Data Collection in U.S. Immigrant Communities and Beyond

from Updates by rebecca
New White Paper from EFF and the Immigration Policy Center Outlines Privacy and Security Concerns
San Francisco – Today the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) release “From Fingerprints to DNA: Biometric Data Collection in U.S. Immigrant Communities and Beyond.” The paper outlines the current state of U.S. government collection of biometric information and the problems that could arise from these growing databases of records. It also points out how immigrant communities are immediately affected by the way this data is collected, stored, and shared.


Court on Oracle vs. Google: No patent infringement

from The Next Web by Drew Olanoff

Little Monsters: the Social Network

from social media vb by PamelaRose
Judging on her already powerful social media presence and millions of devoted fans, Lady Gaga?s site genuinely has the potential to hold its own against other social media giants. She is extremely savvy when it comes to social media marketing, creating a huge buzz around her latest album, Born This Way, through Facebook ads and games, an affiliation with gaming giant Zynga, apps, and other promotions. But will fans eventually become bored with a site for all things Gaga?

WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg: social and mobile is the ?fourth phase of our evolution?

from The Next Web by Drew Olanoff

Watch Egypt?s Historic Election Unfold on Social Media

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick
It?s a historic day in Egyptian history: voters are headed to the polls to vote for the country?s first president since the ousting of Hosnai Mubarak, who ruled the country from 1981 until last year during the height of the Arab Spring protests against despots across the Middle East.

Who?s the big winner in the release of Yahoo! Axis? Microsoft?s Bing

from The Next Web by Drew Olanoff

Facebook Trivia: 10 Things You Didn?t Know About the Social Network

from Mashable! by Samantha Murphy

Four Incredibly Useful Metrics For Small Business Blogging

from Pushing Social by Stanford Smith

Google Releases New Copyright Transparency Report

from Updates by parker
Today, Google expanded its transparency reports program today by releasing a detailed report of content removal requests from copyright holders. The new copyright report joins its semi-annual government takedown transparency report, and covers more than 95% of the copyright takedown requests it has received for Search results since July 2011.1 Though Google has posted the content of takedown requests to Chilling Effects where possible before, this report presents the data collectively (and graphically) for the first time.


Lawmakers Call for an End to Internet Anonymity

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

Copyright Holders Punish Themselves With Crazy DMCA Takedowns

from TorrentFreak by enigmax
During the last 24 hours Google published an extremely enlightening database listing DMCA takedown notices the company receives from rightsholders. Google calls it their ?Transparency Report? and its very publication shows why transparency is absolutely needed in these areas.

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