Cyberculture agenda: “Reset the Net: June 5th, 2014 #ResetTheNet

Reset The Net

Don’t ask for your privacy. Take it back:



8 Thought-Provoking Quotes From the Surveillance vs. Privacy Debate

Mashable! by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Wikipedia tweaks mobile design to put emphasis on contributors

The Next Web by Owen Williams

Wikimedia has been thinking hard about how to better humanize it?s editable encyclopedia, with a project kicking off last September to try with the aim of showcasing the humans behind the articles.

Glenn Greenwald and Michael Hayden debate surveillance

Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Every year, Canada’s Munk debates feature high-level, high-profile debates on burning policy issues.


Cambodia’s bloggerati fear new internet law


Bloggers and campaigners in Cambodia warn that new law is intended to thwart online debate.


Facebook specialist: Politicians still figuring out social media


The White House Big Data Report: The Good, The Bad, and The Missing Updates by Jeremy Gillula and Kurt Opsahl and rainey Reitman

Last week, the White House released itsreport on big data and its privacy implications, the result of a 90-day study commissioned by President Obama during his January 17 speech on NSA surveillance reforms. Now that we?ve had a chance to read the report we?d like to share our thoughts on what we liked, what we didn?t, and what we thought was missing.

Smartphones: The silent killer of the Web as you know it

The Next Web by Owen Williams


The PC is dying, long live the PC! These headlines have been thrown around for years, as sales of laptops and desktops have continually dwindled downward. The tablet has long been pinned as the murderer of the traditional computers and it certainly looked like it was going to be the one to do away with them (perhaps in a few years), with the focus of many companies such as Apple and Microsoft shifting towards a tablet-first world. It?s obvious from the steadily declining shipments of traditional computers and companies exiting the PC market, that it?s not looking good for PCs, with tablets regularly?


5 Bitcoin Projects That Could Make Payments Far More Anonymous

Wired Top Stories

Here are a few of the projects seeking a more private way to bitcoin

Wikipedia Gets a New Boss: ‘This Is Big in Every Way’


Lila Tretikov, pictured, has been named as the next executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Wikimedia, the organization that runs Wikipedia, has named Lila Tretikov as its new executive director.

Mark Graham on 5 May 2014 at 15:38PM

I would like to share a final report that has come out of our project to map voice, representation, and participation on Wikipedia (carried out with Bernie Hogan, Ilhem Allagui, Ralph Straumann, Claudio Calvino, Ahmed Medhat, Heather Ford, and Taha Yasseri). The report contains a summary of most of the work that we did, as well as key


7 Super-Specific Dating Sites That Only the Internet Could Spawn

The Internet is many things: a mine of cute animal photos, a great way to waste time and, most importantly, a resource that can help you find almost anything you want ? including a partner.
As the connected consumer continues to rely on their mobile device to determine where they will go and how they will spend their money, companies need to embrace location-based marketing. It should be at the forefront of every marketing strategy to glue together the consumer experience.
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