Cyberculture agenda: Facebook in Dark Web… Tech Gender Gap… Stuxnet…


A new way to access Facebook securely and anonymously via the “dark Web” could provide a model for other sites.

Facebook Tor
After enabling secure HTTPS browsing by default for all users in August last year, Facebook has taken another step to allow for secure browsing, and has made their social network available via the Tor network for users who want to maintain their anonymity when logging on to the Web.

Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own ‘Dark Web’ Site

Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own ‘Dark Web’ Site

Now the world’s least anonymous website (Facebook) has just joined the Web’s most anonymous network (Tor).


An Unprecedented Look at Stuxnet, the World’s First Digital Weapon

In an excerpt from her new book, “Countdown to Zero Day,” WIRED’s Kim Zetter describes the dark path the world’s first digital weapon took to reach its target in Iran.

Amazon Joins Google and Facebook in Exposing Tech’s Gender Gap

Following in the footsteps of Apple, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and others, Amazon has released the diversity statistics of its workforce, and they’re in line with what we’ve seen from its many tech competitors.

GamerGate and Academia

by Shira Chess, U of Georgia; Mia Consalvo, Concordia U; Nina Huntemann, Suffolk U; Adrienne Shaw, Temple U; Carol Stabile, Center for the Study of Women in Society; Jenny Stromer-Galley, Syracuse UGamerGate and the threats that culminated from it have a direct effect on our field and our close community of members. It was imperative that we let those affected most by it to have a voice and explain to others what exactly is going on. The events are convoluted and shocking, and they show how Communication, academia, and culture are tightly intertwined in this mediated space. Below, LGBT Studies Chair Adrienne Shaw (Temple U) et al. give an explanation on what has been going on and what can be done to curb the harassment.

#GamerGate: Lots of Noise, Not A Lot of Information

Sysomos Blog by Sheldon Levine

There’s a not-so-secret war happening online as we speak.

A lot of people can say that they’ve heard of or seen the #GamerGate hashtag, but not too many people can say for certain what it’s about anymore.

To be fair, there was a clear set of events that set off #GamerGate, long before the movement even started using the hashtag. However, the war has grown and mutated since then in so many directions. People entrenched in #GamerGate have a good idea of what they’re fighting over, but those outside don’t seem to have a clue.

How Attackers Can Use Radio Signals and Mobile Phones to Steal Protected Data

Radio-frequency hack developed by researchers in Israel would let attackers steal data remotely from even air-gapped computers not connected to the internet.

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