Firefox 13 emerges… A cyberculture roundup…

Firefox 13 Brings New Home Page, One-Click Fix for Big Issues

from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder
The latest iteration of Mozilla?s web browser, Firefox 13, is now available for download. The new version brings several important new features to the table; most notably, a new Home page, which offers easy access to bookmarks, downloads, history, add-ons sync and settings (see image below). The New Tab page has also been redesigned, greeting users with thumbnail links of frequently visited sites when they launch a new tab. It can also be customized by pinning or removing certain items, or it can simply be reverted to the ?standard? blank tab page by clicking on the grid icon in the upper right corner. Another feature of note is Reset Firefox, which attempts to fix? Continue reading…


Firefox 13: A Faster, Smarter Web Browser

from Wired Top Stories by Scott Gilbertson
Mozilla keeps cranking out the hits. Firefox 13 is here and brings with it a faster, smarter way of loading tabs, support for the SPDY protocol and plenty of other new tricks to keep Firefox fans happy.


Why is Reddit so Addictive?

from social media vb by KarlOntario
Reddit is considered to be a social news site, similar to Digg, but it has become much more than that. The community is incredibly active and there is always new content being placed onto the site from its multitude of users. Reddit gets over one billion page views a month, which places it in an exclusive-class of websites that can make that claim.


Julian Assange loses extradition fight in UK court, lawyers have 14 days to appeal

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Founder, Loses Extradition Appeal

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

The Beginner?s Guide to Instagram

from Mashable! by Stephanie Buck


Megaupload Wins Crucial Evidence Disclosure Battle With US Govt.

from TorrentFreak by Ernesto


5 Hot Facebook Marketing Trends

from Mashable! by Todd Wasserman


5 Tips For Politicians on Pinterest

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

Kodak Image Sharing and Storage is Dead: 5 Alternatives

from Mashable! by Matt Petronzio

Seven ?must follow? sports teams on social media

from The Next Web by Adam Vincenzini

Blaming Facebook For Egypt?s Elections

from The Meta-Activism Project by David Faris

5 Startups Changing the World With Tech

from Mashable! by Lauren Hockenson

Megaupload?s Kim Dotcom Refuses to Give Up Passwords

from TorrentFreak by Ernesto
Megaupload continues its legal battle, both in the US and New Zealand.
This week Dotcom and his legal team were at Auckland?s High Court to request a judicial review of the legality of the search warrants that were used to raid his Coatesville mansion in January. drops the hashbang for individual tweet URLs and makes it 5 times faster to view timelines

from The Next Web by Matthew Panzarino


I Was a Member of Centropy, The World?s Leading Movie Piracy Group

from TorrentFreak by enigmax
In 2005 and along with many others, then 22-year-old Matthew Thompson of Lubbock, Texas, was raided by the FBI as part of Operation Sitedown. This international initiative spanning 10 countries was aimed at bringing leading figures of the so-called Warez Scene to their knees.

Google?s goal with Chrome OS, Chromebook and Chromebox: speed, speed, speed

from The Next Web by Drew Olanoff

Google+ Hangouts on the Air (HOA) = the First True Killer App for Social Media

from social media vb by J.C. Kendall

Google + Hangouts represent the first true easy-to-use, easily distributed videoconferencing application; your only requirement being a computer equipped with a webcam, or a 2012 era smartphone. Hangouts represent salvation from airports, flight delays, missing luggage and having to be offline through the duration of your flight, with email piling up, and you out of contact with your staff.

The Data-Driven Democracy

from The Meta-Activism Project by Mary C Joyce
We?ve seen how digital campaigns have helped citizen groups upset national power dynamics from Egypt?s Arab Spring to the USA?s Tea Party and Occupy.  But can digital technology affect democracy at a more fundamental level?  The following line from a Wired article on A/B testing intrigued me:


Texting and Walking: 65% of You Do it

from Mashable! by Andrea Smith

Security in the Clouds: Part 2

from Wired Top Stories by Jeff Crume
In the previous post we discussed some of the fundamental challenges of securing a public cloud environment, which is analogous to ?your data on my hard drive.? This computing model introduces some tremendous opportunities to do more with less by taking advantage of the economies of scale of a cloud provider. Additionally, it can free


Pirate Bay Ready For Perpetual IP-Address Whac-A-Mole

from TorrentFreak by Ernesto

The Pirate Bay is arguably the most censored website on the Internet.
Courts all around the world have ordered Internet providers to block subscriber access to the torrent site, and the end is still not in sight.
Within a few days, a new deadline for five UK and five Dutch Internet providers passes. This means that millions more will be unable to access The Pirate Bay, at least, that is the plan.

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