Niklas Femerstrand: Sweden Kidnapped My Friend… a cyberculture roundup…

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Lands In Sweden, Immediately Charged By Police

from TorrentFreak by enigmax

Sweden Kidnapped My Friend, Pirate Bay Co-Founder Anakata

from TorrentFreak by Guest

This is a guest post by researcher, hacker and political activist Niklas Femerstrand. He is involved in projects that include software development for micropayment service Flattr, cryptography and general human rights and freedom. He is also a personal friend of Pirate Bay co-founder Gottrid Svartholm.


12 of the World’s Most Annoying Technologies

from Wired Top Stories by Roberto Baldwin

Most consumer technologies, when wielded correctly, are magnificent. But so are bagpipes. In the hands of someone who doesn?t know what they?re doing, technology can be an annoyance enabler. These 13 technologies are not the future we were hoping for.


How the Internet will change personal finance

from The Next Web by Vincent Turner

Why are companies so bad at responding to data breaches?

from The Next Web by Lauren Hockenson

Cambodia arrests The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm, Sweden offers $59.4 million in aid

from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski

Amazon?s Kindle Fire won?t be a threat to the iPad until it remembers the rest of the world

from The Next Web by Matthew Panzarino

How Google builds its maps

from by Jason Kottke
The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal gets an inside look at how Google builds its maps (and what that means for the future of everything). “If Google’s mission is to organize all the world’s information, the most important challenge — far larger than indexing the web — is to take the world’s physical information and make it accessible and useful.”

The Kindle deal will help Bing, but Windows 8 is its real chariot to mobile market share

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm

Congressional Report: US Is Negotiating TPP as if Fast Track Authority Still Exists and its IP Provisions Go Beyond International Standards

from Updates by Carolina Rossini
On September 5th, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a non-partisan governmental body that provides policy and legal analysis for all members and committees of US Congress, published a 55-page analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement [PDF]. While the CRS does not clarify if it had access to the complete current TPP text, they examine the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) within the broader context of multilateral and bilateral trade relations and international market access.

Anonymous hacks Cambodian government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder?s arrest, leaks over 5k docs

from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski

Sony’s Latest E-Reader: Too Little, Too Late

from Wired Top Stories by Roberto Baldwin
In the war for e-reader marketshare, Sony isn’t about to surrender quietly. Unfortunately, the company’s new e-ink device isn’t much of a weapon.

Google Drive: Updates for iOS and Android

from Docs Blog by A Googler
(Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog)

Every day, more and more people are choosing to live online and get things done in the cloud. Helping to make this experience as seamless as possible, Google Drive is one place where you can create, share and keep all your stuff. Drive is available on the web, as well as Mac, Windows and Android and iOS.

How Social Media Subtly Shapes Behavior

from social media vb by Gareth Price
A recent lecture by British documentary-maker Adam Curtis explored the idea that, since the advent of the internet, all we have is our own experiences and our circle of friends and we don?t believe in the big stories anymore. Is the emotional realism of the Internet the dramatic expression of the power structure of our age?

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