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Anonymous raises $54,798 through Indiegogo to kick-start its dedicated news site for Your Anon News

from The Next Web by Nick Summers



Who Really Opposes CISPA?

from Updates by Rainey Reitman

In a hearing earlier today on the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), Representative Mike Rogers dismissed the opposition to the bill. He compared opponents of the bill to a “14 year old” tweeting in a basement (watch the video).


White House Once Again Threatens to Veto CISPA

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick


‘The Guardian’ Calls for Citizen Journalists Via App

from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik

The Guardian?s new GuardianWitness app opens up reporting to the masses

from The Next Web by Paul Sawers


The Internet Archive Aggressively Expands Its Software Collection, Now the Largest of Its Kind Online

from The Next Web by Harrison Weber


How Not to Date in a Social Media World

from Mashable! by Neha Prakash


Why Bankers Want You to Fear Bitcoin

from Mashable! by Matt Petronzio



TechNet, Microsoft, CISPA: Oh my! The current cybersecurity muddle hearkens to the early days of SOPA

from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm



5 Things Kobe Bryant Can Teach Us About Social Media

from Mashable! by Sam Laird



Why Microsoft Wants to Be Amazon ? And Amazon Wants to Be Microsoft

from Wired Top Stories by Cade Metz

Microsoft wants to be more like Amazon. And Amazon wants to be more like Microsoft. This is the state of cloud computing.


Google versus Bing: Enhanced Campaigns

from social media vb by Amanda DiSilvestro

It has been a little over two months since Google introduced its new enhanced campaigns. Not everyone is on board with the updates, which then begs the question: Why do some people disagree with the new Google enhanced campaigns, and are the Bing changes any better?



How Anonymous have become digital culture’s protest heroes

The Guardian

In 2007, the hacktivist collective Anonymous was dubbed the “internet hate machine” by Fox News for their trolling campaigns. Six years later, they are the white knights of the digital realm, seeking justice for the now deceased 17-year-old Rehtaeh


5 Reasons You Should Be Swimming In Bitcoins

from social media vb by Alex Becker

Bitcoins are a kind of online, open-source currency whose value is not backed by any precious metal, tradable commodity, or national economy ? making it essentially decentralized with respect to the international market. Here are five reasons you should be paying attention.


5 Reasons You Should Still Invest in Bitcoin

from Mashable! by The Daily Dot


Bio-hackers, crime journalism, and socialstructing the future

from Boing Boing by Marina Gorbis



Self-Organized Crisis Response to #BostonMarathon Attack

from iRevolution by Patrick Meier

I?m going to keep this blog post technical because the emotions from yesterday?s events are still too difficult to deal with. Within an hour of the bombs going off, I received several emails asking me to comment on the use of social media in Boston and how it differed to the digital humanitarian response efforts I am typically engaged in. So here are just a few notes, nothing too polished, but some initial reactions.


The European Commission?s Tech All Stars competition returns to honor the EU?s best startups

from The Next Web by Martin Bryant


OKCupid partners with Coinbase to become the latest Web service to support Bitcoin

from The Next Web by Jon Russell


Study: Teens Watch More Mobile Video Than Older Peers

from Mashable! by Vignesh Ramachandran


Blowing up Morozov’s “To Save Everything, Click Here”

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Tim Wu has written an admirably economical and restrained review of Evgeny Morozov’s new book, “To Save Everything, Click Here.” I wrote a long critique of Morozov’s first book in 2011, and back then, I found myself unable to restrain myself from enumerating the many, many flaws in the book and its fundamental dishonesty, pandering and laziness. Wu has more discipline than I do, and limits himself to a much shorter, sharper and better critique of Morozov’s new one. It’s a must-read:


Cloud Computing has Already Changed the Internet

from The Next Web by Martha Pierce

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