Cyberculture roundup: Teens and Technology 2013 Report… Aaron Swartz’s unfinished monograph on the “programmable Web”

Teens and Technology 2013: New Survey Findings from Pew Research Center & Berkman Center

from Berkman Center Newsfeed by ashar
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society and its Youth and Media Project are pleased to share a new report, the second in a series discussing issues of youth and privacy in collaboration with the Pew Research Center?s Internet & American Life Project.
WASHINGTON (March 13, 2013) – Smartphone adoption among American teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One in four teens are ?cell-mostly? internet users, who say theymostly go online using their phone and not using some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer.

Teens and Technology 2013

from Pew Internet Rss Feed: Reports

Smartphone adoption among teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One in four teens are ?cell-mostly? internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone.

10 Questions to Answer Before You Join Another Social Network

from MediaShift
Co-written by Kate Myers of NPR and Libby Peterek of KLRU.
It begins with a tweet or a status update on Facebook. Before you know it, you’re posting behind-the-scenes photos from your office on Instagram. Soon you’ve curated those photos into a board on Pinterest, or you’re recording a podcast and posting it on SoundCloud. Maybe you’re even re-blogging GIFs on Tumblr or meeting some of your fans through a Google+ hangout.

Hours before Samsung launches the Galaxy S4, extensive set of leaked images surfaces in China

from The Next Web by Jon Russell

Samsung ?stringing? Microsoft along to hurt Windows Phone? Politely, no

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm

Late Internet activist Aaron Swartz to receive the James Madison Freedom of Information Award

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm

Aaron Swartz’s unfinished monograph on the “programmable Web”

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
Michael B. Morgan, CEO of Morgan & Claypool Publishers, writes:
In 2009, we invited Aaron Swartz to contribute a short work to our series on Web Engineering (now The Semantic Web: Theory and Technology). He produced a draft of about 40 pages — a “first version” to be extended later — which unfortunately never happened.

From ‘WarGames’ to Aaron Swartz: How U.S. anti-hacking law went astray

from Stanford Center for Internet and Society

European Court of Human Rights rejects appeal submitted by The Pirate Bay co-founders

from The Next Web by Nick Summers

You Won’t Like What Your Facebook ‘Likes’ Reveal

from Updates by Adi Kamdar and Adi Kamdar and Dave Maass
Have you clicked ?like? next to ?Bret Michaels? or ?I Love Being a Mom? on Facebook?
Did you also click ?like? next to ?Austin Texas??
Or maybe you clicked ?like? next to ?Never Apologize For What You Feel It?s Like Saying Sorry For Being Real,? because you were inspired by the quote sometimes attributed to Lil Wayne.
Then you?ve just given enough information to Facebook for someone to profile you as a likely drug-user with a low IQ whose parents divorced before you were 21.

This Is How Facebook Came Up With News Feed Redesign

from Mashable! by Samantha Murphy

Google confirms Project Glass will support prescriptions ?later this year,? but not in its Explorer Edition

from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski

Google Authorship: Why It’s Important and How to Implement It

from MediaShift
This post has two purposes. The first is to explain why Google Authorship is something you should consider implementing on your own site. The second part is to introduce a new flowchart that will help you accomplish this with step-by-step instructions.


The Right to be Forgotten: Spain and Google Before the European Court

from Global Voices Online by Anna Williams
A professor fined for urinating in public when he was a teenager. A civil servant whose online information made him an ETA [the Basque terrorist organization] target. A businessman whose assets were seized due to a social security debt. Mocking from students, the risk of attack, rejected by banks. People who have made every effort to make a fresh start, yet for years have had to bear the consequences of appearing in the Official State Bulletin after being convicted.

How Did Users Influence Facebook?s News Feed Redesign?

from All Facebook by Justin Lafferty

Finally, Some Limit to Electronic Searches at the Border

from Updates by Hanni Fakhoury
In an important new decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals created the first explicit limits on the government’s ability to search electronic devices at the border. The court’s decision in United States v. Cotterman (PDF) establishes that government agents must have “reasonable suspicion” before conducting a forensic examination of a computer at the border.

Pinterest Introduces Analytics Platform

from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik

What It’s Like to Get Online After 25 Years in Prison

from Mashable! by The Daily Dot

Angry Judge Tears Prenda Copyright Trolls Apart

from TorrentFreak by Andy
It?s been a long time coming but finally the highly questionable actions of copyright trolling company Prenda Law are being laid bare.
The company has subjected hundreds of individuals to intense misery with their actions so it was no surprise that a few hours ago Twitter was alive with people eagerly waiting news of a Prenda bloodbath.

Copyright Troll Faces Hard Questions In Federal Court

from Updates by Kurt Opsahl and Mitch Stoltz
Yesterday, the federal court in Los Angeles held a hearing in a consolidated set of copyright troll cases, filed by the notorious Prenda Law on behalf of holding companies AF Holdings and Ingenuity 13. At first, this case was just one of hundreds of similar lawsuits in which copyright trolls have sued John Doe defendants from all over the country, alleging copyright infringement of pornographic works. These cases don’t seem to be filed with the intention of litigating them. Instead, the apparent strategy is to take advantage of the threat of an award of massive damages and the stigma associated with downloading pornographic movies to induce defendants into settling for a payment of roughly $1,500 to $4,000 each?less than the cost of defending a lawsuit.

The Future of Digital Diplomacy: An Interview With Alec Ross

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

EFF To Represent Bloggers Against Copyright Troll

from Updates by Dave Maass
Prenda Law Firm attempts to silence critics DieTrollDie and FightCopyrightTrolls
San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is joining with attorney Charles Lee Mudd Jr. to represent two blogs caught up in a bizarre lawsuit filed by Paul Duffy and Prenda Law LLC, Duffy’s copyright troll law firm.

Manning in his own words: I tried not to leak anything dangerous

from FP Passport by John Hudson

Hackers post ‘private data’ of Michelle Obama, FBI head

from Hurriyet Daily News
The US Secret Service launched an investigation Tuesday after hackers posted what they said.

Cyber attacks most urgent threat to US: National Intelligence head

from Hurriyet Daily News
Cyber attacks and cyber espionage have now supplanted terrorism as the top security threat..

U.S. Spies Want to Play Alternate-Reality Games (For Work, They Swear)

from Wired Top Stories by Robert Beckhusen
Alternate reality games are no longer just for geeks and corporations that want to sell you stuff. America’s intelligence agents now think these interactive games could make for a better way to study human behavior.

Google Offers Help to Webmasters Whose Sites Were Hacked

from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder

Fifteen Years of DMCA Abuse

from Updates by Dave Maass
EFF continues to chronicle harm in ?Unintended Consequences? white paper
San Francisco – Fifteen years after Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and just as legislators and the public are debating the law’s dangerous impact on consumers who want to unlock their cell phones, the evidence of much broader negative effects continues to mount. In its latest update to the comprehensive white paper, “Unintended Consequences: Fifteen Years Under the DMCA,” the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) catalogs how content owners have misused the DMCA to threaten fair use, free speech, research, competition and innovation.

World Day Against Cyber Censorship

from Global Voices Online by Mohamed ElGohary
March 12 is World Day Against Cyber Censorship. International press freedom advocacy group Reporters Without Borders organized the first World Day Against Cyber Censorship in 2008, calling on activists, movements and organizations around the world to participate by reminding their constituents of the importance of protecting free expression online.

Google Glass and wearable tech: This is a game-changer, not a fad

from The Next Web by Owen Williams

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