Facebook says 74 governments, including USA, demanded data on 38K users

In the first half of 2013, agents of 74 different governments including our own demanded the personal data related to about 38,000 Facebook users. About half of these demands came from authorities in the United States. Facebook “is the latest technology company to release figures on how often governments seek information about its customers,” reports AP, “Microsoft and Google have done the same.

Facebook?s first global report on government data requests: Can you guess which country tops the list?

Facebook has published its first Global Government Requests Report, as the social networking behemoth looks to convince the world that ?transparency and trust are core values? across the company. In total, 25,607 requests were made, across 37,954 user accounts.

‘Syrian Electronic Army’ boasts of attacks on NYT, Twitter, Huffington Post

This was the NYT homepage for a few minutes earlierpic.twitter.com/p8zJA96Nmn? Megan Hess (@mhess4) August 27, 2013

Sometimes things aren’t what they appear, but sometimes they are.

 

Both Twitter and NYTimes whois records altered, Syrian Electronic Army takes responsibility

(Updates at foot of post)

The Syrian Electronic Army has seemingly hacked into Twitter?s registry account and changed some of its contact information.

NYT website down (again), internet rumblings of possible Syria connection

If what Adrian Chen at Gawker blogs is true about the downed nytimes.com temporarily pointing to a Syrian Electronic Army domain, then, well, that’s pretty weird.

Bitcoin May Not Be So Anonymous, After All

Businessweek

That may be easier than it seems. Academics have been working on techniques to track Bitcoin transactions and?like many ostensibly private activities on the Internet?the transfers are vulnerable to tricks. While Bitcoin is regularly described as …

Currency seizures from Bitcoin exchanges mean the end of anonymouscurrency …

Regulators close in on Bitcoin

 

Anonymous responds to FBI claims of victory with record leaks

Network World

CSO – After the FBI said their investigations into, and subsequent arrests of, several Anonymous supports led to the dismantling of the loosely associative group and a decline in their activities, Anonymous responds by leaking thousands of compromised

 

Anonymous responds to FBI claims of victory with record leaks

PC Advisor

After the FBI said their investigations into, and subsequent arrests of, several Anonymous supports led to the dismantling of the loosely associative group and a decline in their activities, Anonymous responds by leaking thousands of compromised records.

 

Why Is HuffPost Ending Anonymous Accounts?

Huffington Post

As of next month, Huffington Post users won’t be able to createanonymous accounts to post on the site; going forward, their identities will have to be verified internally. HuffPost recognizes that many people are not in a professional or personal

 

Hacker Jacob Appelbaum to Testify at Pirate Bay Founder AppealEarlier this year Gottfrid Svartholm became thesecond person to serve out a jail sentence in connection with the operations of The Pirate Bay.

Upon completion of that detention Gottfrid stool trial again in May, this time in connection with alleged hacking offenses carried out against Logica, a Swedish IT company working with local tax authorities and local bank Nordea.

Former Wikileaks ISP Nominates Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

The Swedish Internet Service Provider that once hosted Wikileaks’ servers says NSA leaker Edward Snowden deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Psychology of Sexting

Scientific American (blog)

Krystal D’Costa is an anthropologist working in digital media in New York City. You can follow AiP on Facebook. Follow on Twitter @krystaldcosta. More ». Krystal D’Costa is an anthropologist working in digital media in New York City. You can follow AiP

 

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