Cyberculture agenda: @zeynep piece on Net Neutrality, Algorithmic Filtering and Ferguson…


 Here is Zeynep Tüfekçi’s piece.


Ron Carlson’s short story “What We Wanted To Do,” takes the form of an apology from a villager who failed to protect his comrades from marauding Visigoths. It begins:


Julia Reda, a German Pirate Party MEP, was allowed to visit Sunde in a Swedish prison, and came away with a sad and important report on his tenure there, and his views on the future of the Internet and copyright. Read the rest

U.S. Military Bans The Intercept

A portion of an email (redacted and slightly altered to protect the source) sent to staff last week at a U.S. Marine Corps installation directing employees not to read this web site.

As the saying goes, “an elephant never forgets.” Illustration by W.H. Drake, from Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book,” 1895. Copyright expired, image released to public domain.

Oiwan Lam contributed to this post.


We’ve all heard it many times – blah blah…

Iceland: portrait of the pirate as a young politician

open Democracy News Analysis – by Halldór Auðar Svansson and Anne-Charlotte Oriol

Halldór Auðar Svansson, 34, is the first Pirate Party member to be part of a majority coalition, in Reykjavik. He talks about the Pirate Party movement, e-democracy and the necessary generational shift among professional politicians


The Next Battleground In The War Against Quantum HackingMIT Technology Review

Ever since the first hack of a commercial quantum cryptography device, security specialists have been fighting back. Here’s an update on the battle.


Ferguson Attacks And Web Censorship Are Parts Of Same StoryTorrentFreak by Rick Falkvinge

The governments around the world are reacting the exact same way today as they did when the printing press arrived 500 years ago. There isn’t really anything new under the sun.
Behind The Scenes: How TheAnonMessage targeted Bryan Willman during #OpFerguson


This message is intended for #Anonymous collective participants, it’s followers, and supporters.

During #OpFergusion, the Anon known as @TheAnonMessage released an incorrect d0x of the Michael Brown shooter.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange plans to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London ‘soon’The Next Web by Jon Russell

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange dropped a bombshell today, after revealing that he plans to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London “soon.”

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