Istanbul Police to have online surveillance teams

In order to fight with increasing online fraud, Istanbul police is creating Online Security Teams, a news site states….

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Iran: New wave of blogger arrests

from Global Voices Online by Hamid Tehrani

babak_biggerThe Iranian state-run news website, Irna [fa] and ultra conservative newspaper Keyhan [fa] announced this month that members of Iran Proxy, a group fighting against censorship and filtering, had been arrested. The news sites also claimed in an announcement that the Iranian government had disrupted several ?U.S. backed cyber war networks? and arrested 30 people. Iranian news sites did not mention how many of the arrested people belong to Iran Proxy group.

Can new media break the Armenia-Azerbaijan information blockade?

from Armenia & the South Caucasus | The Caucasian Knot by Onnik

With a peaceful resolution to the conflict over Nagorno Karabakh as elusive as ever, Armenians and Azerbaijanis are unable to visit each other?s country or communicate through traditional means such as telephone or mail. However, as the local media usually self-censors or resorts to propaganda when it comes to relations between the two countries, can new and social media step in to fill the gap to break the information blockade?

Massive Protest Against UK Anti-Piracy Bill | TorrentFreak

from CyberLaw Blog by admin

Massive Protest Against UK Anti-Piracy Bill | TorrentFreak: ?Massive Protest Against UK Anti-Piracy Bill
Written by enigmax on March 19, 2010

As Feargal Sharkey, head of UK Music, speaks of his confidence that the massively controversial Digital Economy Bill will be passed before the general election, the Open Rights Group has revealed that in the last 3 days more than 10,000 outraged citizens have written to MPs demanding a debate on the issue.

Google’s split from China: Taking a stand or harming journalists?

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Alexandra Jaffe

google-china.jpgNo Google search: It’s an unthinkable scenario for much of the world, but one that China is likely to face next month as the business shuts down its search engine in the notoriously conservative nation.  Although Google has not confirmed the pullout, China Business News reported today that the company is likely to announce its decision to remove its search capacities from the nation on Monday.

Apple vs. Amazon: The E-Book War Rages On

from Mashable! by Christina Warren

The e-book war between and Apple is
getting uglier. Dennis Johnson cites a report in Publishers Marketplace (subscription required) that alleges that is telling publishers that if they switch to an agency model (ala Macmillan) , they will lose Amazon as a platform for both e-books and print.

Social Networking Usage Surges Globally [STATS]

from Mashable! by Jennifer Van Grove

Facebook’s Games: Emerging Sociality

from DML Central by jbrazil

Raquel Recuero is a professor of linguistics and communication in Brazil, and a researcher in social media and Internet culture in South America. The content of this post is based on her recent research about Facebook?s role-playing games.

140 Reasons We Love Twitter

from Mashable! by Samuel Axon

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