one in four in US owns an e-reader (new PEW research)..Breaking Bad Creator: Illegal Downloading Raised Brand Awareness… a Cyberculture roundup

Pew: One in three Americans owns a tablet, one in four owns an e-reader, and 43% have one or the other

159858115 520x245 Pew: One in three Americans owns a tablet, one in four owns an e reader, and 43% have one or the other One in three Americans now owns a tablet, or 35 percent of the population aged 16 and older. At the same time, one in four US citizens at least 16-years-old now owns an e-reader. Mixing up these two device types, 43 percent of adults in the country have a tablet or an e-book reader.
Aaron Swartz hackathon

Noah Swartz writes, “In January, after nearly two years of government prosecution and harassment, my brother Aaron Swartz died. Aaron was eclectic and prolific in his activism. In the wake of recent events, we especially feel the loss of his unique brand of activism. It is not just that we now have one less voice in the chorus, or even that we lost such a unique voice. We’ve lost a tireless activist, and a central motivator, someone who could make us seriously question the morality of our actions and show us how to do better. I want to host events around the world to bring together those of us who are fighting to change things, and perhaps to ignite others with a spark from Aaron’s flame. Let’s spend a weekend together to be, as Aaron would say, part of Team Impact.”

The Darkest Place on the Internet Isn’t Just for Criminals

Darknet is populated by precisely who you’d expect to be skulking in the darkest corners of the online world. They have something to hide. But the Darknet, by itself, isn’t evil, and we can use it too

Breaking Bad Creator: Illegal Downloading Raised Brand AwarenessAs one of the most popular shows around, the finale of Breaking Bad was always destined to become a sensation, both off and online.

Online video is exploding in Russia. This report tells you everything you need to know

It?s easy for tech news sites and entrepreneurs alike to focus on the USA and prominent Western European markets when there are significant opportunities if you look further afield.

Revealed in Snowden documents, details on how NSA is involved in drone assassination program

The U.S. government has never publicly acknowledged killing Hassan Ghul, identified as an Al Qaeda operative amd close associate of Osama Bin Laden. But in documents provided to the Washington Post by Edward Snowden, confirmation that he died in October 2012, along with revelation of the NSA?s “extensive involvement in the targeted killing program that has served as a centerpiece of President Obama?s counterterrorism strategy.

Where Do Wikipedia Donations Go? Outgoing Chief Warns of Corruption

When Wikipedia decided to roll out an aggressive fundraising effort a few years ago, the free encyclopedia came with a remarkably effective battle plan. For the entirety of the campaign, co-founder Jimmy Walesstared visitors down from the top of every page, making you feel guilty every time you viewed an article without paying a dime.

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