Cyberculture roundup: Anonymous launches massive cyber assault on Israel #OpIsrael

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Anonymous launches massive cyber assault on Israel

Anonymous’ hackers launch cyberattack on Israeli sites

Fox News

JERUSALEM ? A weekend cyberattack campaign targeting Israeli government websites failed to cause serious disruption, officials said Sunday. The attacks following warnings in the name of the hacking group Anonymous that it was launching a massive

Hackers attack Israel, but damage ‘minimal’

from Hurriyet Daily News

Hackers have launched an assault on Israeli websites, but the damage has been minimal..



WikiLeaks Party unveils Australian election plans

from Hurriyet Daily News

Whistleblowing group WikiLeaks unveiled plans to field candidates in at least three states in Australia’s elections.


Twitter complaint starts probe

from Hurriyet Daily News

Eight public servants working at a local administrator?s office are under investigation for not responding.



E-trade volume in Turkey rises by 20 percent

from Hurriyet Daily News

E-commerce volume in Turkey has boomed in the first two months of the year with a 19.5 percent increase from the same period a year earlier.


Schneier and Zittrain on digital security and the power of metaphors

from …My heart’s in Accra by Ethan

Bruce Schneier is one of the world?s leading cryptographers and theorists of security. Jonathan Zittrain is a celebrated law professor, theorist of digital technology and wonderfully performative lecturer. The two share a stage at Harvard Law School?s Langdell Hall. JZ introduces Bruce as the inventor of the phrase ?security theatre?, author of a leading textbook on cryptography and subject of a wonderful internet meme.

Explained: Bitcoin and its dramatic plunge in value today

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm

TV Advertising Still Dominant, Still Growing

from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik


Google Challenges Secretive National Security Letter in Court

from Mashable! by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

What Google’s WebKit Fork Means for the Web and Web Developers

from Wired Top Stories by Scott Gilbertson

Google is breaking away from WebKit, the rendering engine that currently powers the company’s Chrome web browser. Google has forked WebKit to create its own rendering engine, dubbed Blink. While it may dash the dreams of those hoping for a WebKit-only web, Blink is good news for the web and web developers.

15-Year-Old Zuckerberg’s Angelfire Site Is Better Than Facebook

from Mashable! by The Daily Dot


On Reddit, good links rise to the top ? but it can sometimes take a few attempts to get there

from Nieman Journalism Lab by Caroline O’Donovan

Special Series: Online Advertising, Evolved

from MediaShift

If the banner ad isn’t dead, it’s certainly on life support.

Once upon a time (actually, not so long ago), there was one way to advertise online: the almighty banner ad. But, the banner ad just didn’t do enough. It didn’t fully take advantage of the medium, it was hard to track, and it certainly didn’t keep up with the lightning speed at which the medium changed.

Digital Magazines Dive Into Native Advertising

from MediaShift

Ah, that awkward moment when you’re interviewing someone about online advertising and you have to pause to quit your ad-blocking browser plugin so you can view a sample ad.

Facebook?s long road to ?mobile best?: HTML5, native apps, and now Home

from The Next Web by Ken Yeung


Don’t Hate Google for Reader ? Award It the Nobel Prize for Books

from Wired Top Stories by Wired Opinion

Given that literary fame is so fickle, it might make more sense to anoint a work that’s mutable — an all-encompassing text that changes at the pace of society itself. Today there is such a work. And that is why, in 2013, the Swedish Academy should award the Nobel Prize in Literature to Google. The idea isn’t as implausible as one might think.


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