‘Any person can push a hashtag to Turkish and worldwide TT lists in 10-15 minutes,’ an experiment shows

Cyber conflict and psychological IR perspectives

As cyber attacks and cyber terrorism become more prevalent, overreaction and conflict escalation must be avoided, the problem being that these things are harder to prevent through computers

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On the occasion of his 70th birthday, Google paid tribute to the late actor Kemal Sunal with a special doodle

Twitter spells out its plan to build the largest daily audience in the world

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I spent a whole day listening to Twitter’s analyst event, to see if I could get an inkling of where the company is headed in the next few years. As a longtime user, I’ve been wondering where the company might take the service. Over the last year, the company has piled increased advertising into the newsfeed, as its main timeline polluted with other people’s interactions and blue conversation lines invading everywhere. Naturally, this leaves me wondering where exactly Twitter will eventually end up. At Twitter’s first analyst day, the company shared a lot of details around its plan for the service, where.

Russia plans ‘alternative Wikipedia’

Russia’s presidential library is making a “regional electronic encyclopedia” to rival Wikipedia and portray the country “objectively and accurately”

The next big thing in cloud computing just found a prime spot on the world’s largest cloud computing company.

LibbyMC writes Executive Director Jim Zemlin writes, “We do not agree with everything Microsoft does and certainly many open source projects compete directly with Microsoft products. However, the new Microsoft we are seeing today is certainly a different organization when it comes to open source.

Expat activists and journalists leave USA for Berlin’s safety

Exclusive: This Is How Much Taylor Swift Really Makes From Spotify

TIME – Jack Dickey – Nov 12, 5:57 PM – Taylor Swift has been paid less than $500,000 in the past 12 months for domestic streaming of her songs, Scott Borchetta, the CEO of Taylor Swift’s record label, the independent Nashville-based Big Machine, told TIME Wednesday. His statement is the

Embracing HTTPS

open.blogs.nytimes.com – Eitan Konigsburg – Nov 13 – In light of a growing number of cyber security and data privacy concerns, replacing HTTP with its secure alternative, HTTPS, is becoming increasingly important. Although HTTPS has been around for 20 years, many websites have traditionally served

Art in a Time of Surveillance – The Intercept

firstlook.orgPeter Maass – Nov 13 – This just happened — while trying to figure out a colorful way to begin the story you’re reading, I toggled to Twitter and saw a link to a short film by two Brooklyn directors who used a drone to film actors having sex. Their project

Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program

WSJ – Devlin Barrett – Nov 13, 2:25 PM – WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans

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LONDON — A man who shared explicit photos on WhatsApp of his ex-girlfriend has been jailed for 12 weeks, becoming the first person in Britain to be prosecuted for posting revenge porn.

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