Cyberculture roundup: Aaron Swartz’s FBI File, CISPA is back: worst Internet law since SOPA, Chinese cyber attacks…

CISPA is back: worst Internet law since SOPA needs you to fight it!

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Join Namecheap and EFF in Stopping CISPA

from Updates by Adi Kamdar


Thoughts on Chinese Hacking and America’s Response

from Stanford Center for Internet and Society by Richard Forno
The release of Mandiant’s report outlining China’s cyber-espionage activities directed against the United States in recent years consumed the mainstream media today. Read more » about Thoughts on Chinese Hacking and America’s Response

US to erect stricter penalties for cyber attacks following painful Chinese hacking scandal

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm

Aaron Swartz’s FBI File

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
Aaron Swartz spent many years trying to get the FBI to cough up its file on him. Now that Aaron is dead, that file is automatically declassified, so FireDogLake’s DSWright decided to request it, and has posted it, with a summary:

comScore Releases the ?2013 U.S. Digital Future in Focus? Report

from Bilişim Hukuku Günlüğü by leyla keser berber
comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, today released the 2013 U.S. Digital Future in Focus report. This annual report examines how the prevailing trends in social media, search, online video, digital advertising, mobile and e-commerce are defining the current digital marketplace and what these trends mean for the year ahead.
?2013 is poised to be

Facebook Influences Your Mood More Than Any Social Network

from Mashable! by Camille Bautista

Chinese Military Group Linked to Hacks of More Than 100 Companies

from Wired Top Stories by Kim Zetter
A large and complex hacker group connected to China’s military has been linked to hacks involving more than 100 companies in the U.S. and the theft of several hundreds of terabytes of data, according to a comprehensive report released Tuesday that takes the uncharacteristic tactic of unabashedly blaming China for some of the largest hacks that have occurred in recent years.

Ubuntu Linux Primed for Life on Tablets

from Wired Top Stories by Klint Finley
We all knew it was coming. Once Canonical unveiled the “Unity” interface for Ubuntu — it’s version of the open source Linux operating system — we could see that the company was taking Ubuntu onto tablets. But now the new is official: a tablet version of Ubuntu will arrive next year. The question is whether developers will actually built applications for it.

John Keane: Julian Assange, from leaker to senator?

from Nieman Journalism Lab by John Keane

Burger King Twitter Account Hacked

from Mashable! by Annie Colbert

Twitter suspends Burger King?s verified account after hack that claimed chain sold to McDonald?s

from The Next Web by Ken Yeung

Hacker allegedly linked to Anonymous dumps 583,000 email addresses and passwords from Israeli portal Walla

from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski

No Two Web Pages Separated by More Than 19 Clicks, Study Says

from Mashable! by Fran Berkman

Hyperlinking Is Not Copyright Infringement, Scholars Say

from TorrentFreak by enigmax

One of the roles of the Court of Justice is to interpret EU law to ensure that it?s applied in the same manner across all EU member countries. The Court can also be called upon by national courts to interpret finer points of EU law.

Apple targeted by hackers in China who used same Java bug on Facebook

from The Next Web by Matthew Panzarino

Secretive Chinese Army Unit Blamed for Costly Cyberattacks

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

An update on our war against account hijackers

from The Official Google Blog by Emily Wood

Have you ever gotten a plea to wire money to a friend stranded at an international airport? An oddly written message from someone you haven?t heard from in ages? Compared to five years ago, more scams, illegal, fraudulent or spammy messages today come from someone you know. Although spam filters have become very powerful?in Gmail, less than 1 percent of spam emails make it into an inbox?these unwanted messages are much more likely to make it through if they come from someone you?ve been in contact with before. As a result, in 2010 spammers started changing their tactics?and we saw a large increase in fraudulent mail sent from Google Accounts. In turn, our security team has developed new ways to keep you safe, and dramatically reduced the amount of these messages.

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