Cyberculture agenda: Today is the “Slow Down for Net Neutrality”

You know the net neutrality conversation is breaking new ground when even the porn sites are weighing in. And that’s just what we’re seeing: Major adult platforms Pornhub and Redtube are joining an online protest on September 10, calling for stronger protections for net neutrality. They’re teaming up with dozens of digital rights organizations, including EFF, Demand Progress, and Fight for the Future, as well as other Internet companies like Etsy, reddit and Mozilla, in a digital day of action designed to bring the net neutrality debate to hundreds of thousands of Internet users worldwide.


Google. Evernote. Wunderlist. Mailbox. Dropbox. GoToMeeting. The newest wave of apps is all about leveraging the right tools to help you get things done across multi-screen. This proliferation of mobile technology has promised liberation for today’s workforce. So why do we feel more chained to our work than ever? Nearly 1.3 billion (yes, billion) people

There’s so much to see and so much to do on social media that some of the fun stuff is bound to slip through the cracks. Which features of Facebook, Twitter, and the other major social networks have perhaps slipped under our noses? Buffer went hunting for some of these little-known features and came up with over two dozen new tricks and tools to try for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.

In Africa, over 100 million people are now using Facebook. But they don’t use it quite like we do here in the U.S

Oh No! Web Sheriff Targets ‘Pirating’ Reddit Users


The Web Sheriff, aka John Giacobbi, has been protecting the Internet from pirates for roughly a decade.


Policy and Internet Blog on 8 September 2014 at 08:20AM

Policy and Internet Blog on 9 September 2014 at 08:04AM

The political agenda has always been shaped by what the news media decide to publish, and the question of how much influence the audience has in these decisions has always been ambiguous. To assess the possible influence of new audience metrics on decisions made by political news editors, Jonathan Bright and Tom Nicholls undertook a large-scale


Aza Raskin’s Tabnapping is a proof-of-concept for a fiendish attack


CUPERTINO, California — Abandon objectivity, all ye who enter an Apple product launch event.

“Reality distortion field” is a phrase long associated with this company, and with good reason. It goes back to 1981, when Apple manager Bud Tribble first used it to describe Steve Jobs’ absolute unshakeable certainty that the Macintosh computer was going to ship in 1982. (In fact, it wasn’t ready until 1984.)


Screen-shot-2014-09-09-at-2.00.04-pmThe Apple Watch is finally here — bask in all its high tech glory.

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After months of anticipation, the iPhone 6 is finally official… along with a bunch of other stuff! Here’s a recap of the highlights from Apple’s event today in Cupertino in case you were having some technical problems with the livestream.

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