Cyberculture agenda: #YesAllWomen Hashtag campaign…


How the #YesAllWomen Hashtag Began


In the wake of the Elliot Rodger shooting rampage, many women have turned to Twitter to share their experiences of harassment, fear and sexual assault under the hashtag#YesAllWomen.

Elliott Rodger?s hatred of the women who rejected him inspired his rampage near UC Santa Barbara last week.

A campaign on Twitter denouncing misogyny has gathered thousands of followers after a bloody rampage in California by a 22-year-old virgin who said he was motivated by hatred of women.

RuNet: politics before profit

open Democracy News Analysis – by Vyacheslav Kozlov

With most of the Russian media under Kremlin control, the internet has been a popular source of independent information. But now this window may be closing, with major online news sites blocked by the authorities.

Darkcoin, the Shadowy Cousin of Bitcoin, Is Booming

Wired Top Stories

Google+ Stories and Movies: memories made easier

The Official Google Blog by Emily Wood

A suitcase full of dirty clothes. A sad-looking house plant. And 437 photos and videos on your phone, tablet and camera. This is the typically messy scene after a vacation. And although we can?t do your laundry (thanks but no thanks), or run your errands (well, maybea few), we?d still like to help. Enter Google+ Stories, which can automatically weave your photos, videos and the places you visited into a beautiful travelogue.

Google Can?t Forget You, But It Should Make You Hard to Find

Wired Top Stories

?The Right to Be Forgotten? sounds catchy. And, yes, the language of ?erasure? laws and ?disappearing? messages is captivating. Unfortunately, these popular words are fatally inaccurate in the privacy context. As a result, critics risk tackling irrelevant arguments about unattainable perfection while advocates and consumers are invited to place their hopes in a technology that is doomed never to be fully successful.

Dating Mining Reddit Posts Reveals How to Ask For a Favor–And Get it

MIT Technology Review

There?s a secret to asking strangers for something and getting it. Now data scientists say they?ve discovered it by studying successful requests on the web

Visualizing inspiring quotes about privacy


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