Cyberculture agenda: ” first-ever transparency report, the Wikimedia Foundation…



After publishing its first-ever transparency report, the Wikimedia Foundation has issued fresh criticism over the controversial ‘right to be forgotten‘ ruling introduced by the European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) earlier this year

What You Need to Do in the Wake of Russian Hackers’ Massive Data Breach


After an 18-month investigation, a U.S. security firm recently uncovered what’s being called the largest security breach in recent history, conducted by a group of Russia-based hackers.


As Snowden awaits Russian visa renewal, the world mulls role of NSA and expects more revelations from document trove.
Launched by Jimmy Wales way back in 2006, Wikia may not be as well-known as its not-for-profit big brother Wikipedia.


It’s common knowledge that Google scans your Gmail content to better target you with ads. But when the company recently turned over a Gmail user to authorities for possessing child pornography, it also shined a spotlight on the question of how much privacy you can have on the service


Twitter released its biannual transparency report on Thursday, revealing a 46% increase in government requests for user information.

weird-al-mandatory-funIn a world where everyone is competing for attention via whatever screen happens to be in front of your eyes at the time, it may not always be that easy to get people to pay attention. Add to that, being a musical genius, but to a relatively niche audience, that’s been in the game for over 30 years. How do you get people to pay attention?

Tor on Campus, Part II: Icebreakers and Risk Mitigation Strategies Updates by April Glaser

In part one of this blogpost, we discuss why it makes good sense to contribute to the Tor project on university campuses, and we offer some examples of students who have been able to set up relays or exit nodes in recent years.

EFF realizes that many students may be interested in contributing to the Tor Project, but are unsure of how to get the conversation with their university started. In this post, we offer some tips that we’ve pulled from successful efforts to establish an exit or a relay node on campus. We also provide some suggestions for addressing concerns students are likely to encounter from their campus administration.

Tor on Campus, Part I: It’s Been Done Before and Should Happen Again Updates by April Glaser

German newspapers recently reported that the NSA targets people who research privacy and anonymity tools online—for instance by searching for information about Tor and Tails—for deeper surveillance. But today, researching something online is the near equivalent to thinking out loud.  By ramping up surveillance on people simply for reading about security, freedom of expression easily collapses into self-censorship; speech is chilled; people may become afraid to research and learn.

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