Cyberculture agenda: That’s what I have observing, too: “Teens abandoning Facebook

Teenagers are leaving Facebook. Why? Because their parents are on it. [Graudian]
Euroteens embarrassed to be seen on Facebook

But their parents insist they use it, so their personal lives can be scrutinized by the olds. They’d prefer to be on Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat. “Facebook is basically dead and buried,” says Daniel Miller, who led the extensive study
google-baySince last year copyright holders have started to increase the number of DMCA takedown requests they send to Google. In 2011 Google was asked to remove less than 10 million links from its search engine, which quickly grew to more than 50 million last year. In 2013 the notices nearly quintupled again, and at the time of writing Google has been asked to remove more than 235 million URLs.
Bad news for all businesses, big and small. Cybersecurity is going to get a lot more complicated in 2014. Global nonprofit IT association ISACA believes IT and cybersecurity professionals should resolve now to gear up for accelerated change and complexity in 2014, especially in cybersecurity, data privacy and big data.
2013 in ReviewAs the year draws to a close, EFF is looking back at the major trends influencing digital rights in 2013 and discussing where we are in the fight for free expression, innovation, fair use, and privacy. Clickhere to read other blog posts in this series.

Bitcoin is once again feeling the squeeze from government regulators. This time, the crunch comes in India, where multiple online exchanges have suspended operations following a warning against the digital currency from the country’s central bank and, according to a local report, authorities have raided the home of the man who oversaw the largest of these exchanges.

Amazon Outdone by Drug-Delivering Euro Drone

German shipper DHL one-upped Jeff Bezos by making a real drone delivery to real people. What’s more, the cargo on board was reportedly something you can’t order from Amazon: prescription drugs.

For the last two years cyberwarriors loyal to Bashar al-Assad have made cyberspace a second front in the Syrian conflict. For nearly as long, Marquis-Boire and his colleagues Eva Galperin and John Scott-?Railton have been tracking and analyzing the arsenal of computer malware used against the Syrian opposition, journalists and NGOs. It’s a very different kind of forensic analysis than researchers usually perform — urgent, chaotic, and with human lives on the line.
Instagram has gone from a selfie platform to a storytelling platform overnight. It’s quickly challenging the social media trifecta of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn through photo sharing in a mobile world. Instagram gives brands an opportunity to tell their story through visuals.

The New Social ROI

In this blog, we?ve focused on the ROI ((return on investment) of social media, which makes sense given it is a topic that continues to attract a lot of attention.

Wikipedia’s Secret Multilingual Workforce

Wikipedia?s various language editions often carry entirely different content. Now one researcher has identified a small band of multilingual editors who are working to change that.

Internet Domain Names: Background and Policy Issues

Summary: Navigating the Internet requires using addresses and corresponding names that identify the location of individual computers. The Domain Name System (DNS) is the distributed set of databases residing in computers around the world that contain address numbers mapped to corresponding domain names, making it possible to send and receive messages and

Google’s Latest Robot Acquisition is the Smartest Yet

In buying Boston Dynamics, Google has gained an impressive edge in robot locomotion.

Google?s remarkable push into robotics continued today with the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, a particularly exciting?and potentially important?company.

After Snowden: UN takes first small step to curb global surveillance

The debate on international electronic spying, blown open by the US National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden, moves this week to the United Nations General Assembly. It begins what is set to be a long battle to affirm the privacy rights of global citizens

Foursquare’s New Money Means Facebook Isn’t Everything

Foursquare took a big chunk of new money from new investors. The location services company is at a pivotal juncture, with a bright 2014 ahead of it.

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