Pew Report: Teens still use Facebook and know about privacy settings… A Cyberculture roundup…

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy: New Survey Findings from Pew and the Berkman Center

Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data; just 9% say they are ?very? concerned.

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy

Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.

REPORT: Teens Still Use Facebook (And Can Master Privacy Settings)

Yes, teenagers use Facebook. Though whether or not they?ll be using Facebook in a few years remains to be seen, the site does have a considerable presence among high school students. The Pew Research Center recently examined how teens use social media, finding that they don?t like drama and having their parents connected to them, but they stay on Facebook because it plays a key part in the social experience. However, Facebook?s youngest users tend to have no problem configuring privacy settings



Yahoo buys Tumblr

Yahoo announced today that it is buying blogging site Tumblr for $1.1bn, mostly in cash. In the posting, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made clear that the cooler, younger company would not be smothered by her firm’s notorious corporate culture, under which many other purchases have withered and died.

Eyes on the Xbox One: An edgy beast with a new controller and Kinect sensor

Today at the Xbox event in Redmond, Washington, we got a chance to take a bit closer look at the new Xbox One, its accompanying Kinect sensor and updated controller.

Microsoft introduces Xbox One with 8GB RAM, USB 3.0, WiFi Direct, Blu-Ray, coming ?later this year?

Today at an event at its Redmond headquarters, Microsoft introduced the Xbox One. The new console features an upgraded Kinect sensor and will be launching around the world ?later this year?.


Pirate Bay User Downloads Visualized in Real-Time Art Installation

There can be little doubt that of the millions of file-sharers using The Pirate Bay today, only a relatively small proportion will be aware of just how public their activities are.




Hacker News, “a community for Ex-Redditors” TechCrunch‘s Leena Rao reports on Hacker News, the code demo that quickly became a major aggregator. Now enjoying 1.6m page views a day, its success was due in part to minimalism (“he wanted Hacker News to look like your list of processes in a terminal window”), well-made moderation features, and the arrival of technically-minded Redditors overwhelmed by that site’s explosion of trivial and trollish subject matter. With growth, however, HN is beginning to observe similar patterns within itself: “I wish the community would behave the way they did when it was a little village,” says creator Paul Graham.


Chinese hackers who breached Google gained access to US surveillance data

Ellen Nakashima at the Washington Post: “Chinese hackers who breached Google?s servers several years ago gained access to a sensitive database with years? worth of information about U.S. surveillance targets, according to current and former government officials.” The hack was reportedly intended to root out the identities of Chinese intel operatives in the US believed to be under surveillance by the US

Hackers Who Breached Google in 2010 Accessed Company’s Surveillance Database

Hackers who breached Google’s network in 2010 obtained access to the company’s system for tracking surveillance requests from law enforcement, according to a news report.


Ethical Hackers Talk Internet Terrorism, Anonymous, and DDoS Attacks


In fact, it would affect everyone. The issue is, when I want to do something anonymous online, I can’t anymore?well, not without a ton of work. After CISPA, if a state agency like the police says, “We want records on this person,” everyone has to


Parent Punishes Kid for Triggering a ?Six Strikes? Piracy Alert

After years of negotiating and planning the ?six strikes? copyright alert system finally went live in February.

Whose Patent Is It Anyway? A New Bill to End Patent Anonymity

Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL) introduced a new transparency bill last week called the End Anonymous Patents Act (H.R. 2024, PDF)?the third piece of legislation in the last year to take on the problem of patent trolls.

Morning Brief: Exposed Chinese hacking unit resumes attacks

Exposed Chinese hacking unit resumes attacks

Top news: The Chinese army unit identified as the central player in China’s cyberattacks on foreign governments and businesses has resumed operations after being exposed earlier this year.

According to a report by the cybersecurity firm Mandiant commissioned by the New York Times, PLA unit 61398 is operating at about 60 to 70 percent of their previous capacity and after having shut down and removed from servers tools used for espionage, they have now largely rebooted their activities, targeting many of the same companies and agencies previously in their crosshairs.

Ireland’s Top Economic Crisis Blogger Calls it Quits

The anonymous blogger behind Namawinelake, a prominent watchdog blog that chronicled Ireland’s efforts to deal with its economic crisis, has stopped publishing, triggering a wave of speculation as to the blogger’s identity and his or her reason for quitting.


STUDY: Facebook Users Who Like TV Show Pages 75 Percent More Likely To Watch

Facebook users who like the pages for television shows are 75 percent more likely to watch those shows, according to a recent study by media giant Viacom and its Viacom International Media Networks division.


Anonymous Threatens Gitmo, US Locks Down Wi-Fi


“We, the people and Anonymous, will not allow the most expensive prison on earth to be run without any respect for international laws,” read an Anonymous press release, referring to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. “We stand in solidarity with the

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