Cyberculture agenda: The new HTTP/2 finalized. – the first major change to HTTP in 16 years…


HTTP, or the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is a central part of the World Wide Web. On Wednesday, Mark Nottingham, the chai

HTTP/2, the first major change to HTTP in 16 years, has been finalized


The United States’ biggest philanthropists donated nearly $9.8 billion to nonprofits in 2014, and tech entrepreneurs were among the most charitable, according to a new report.

Facebook’s “real names” policy means that from time to time, it arbitrarily decides what its users are allowed to call themselves, which sucks if your name is something like Dana Lone Hill or Robin Kills The Enemy or Shane Creepingbear.Read the rest


I’ve been looking forward to blogging about my team’s latest research on crisis computing for months; the delay being due to the laborious process of academic publishing, but I digress. I’m now able to make their  findings public. The goal of their latest research was to “understand what affected populations, response agencies and other stakeholders can expect—and not expect—from [crisis tweets] in various types of disaster situations.”

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the country’s Department of Transportation have unveiled proposed rules for drone flights.
February 17, 2015
There is no denying that Facebook has really got its grip on online advertising, especially in the mobile arena. With ad revenue at $3.5 billion in the last quarter and mobile making up around 80% of that revenue, is everyone else playing catch up? One of the reasons for its massive success is the…
PBS NewsHour dives into the weird cyberworld of professional science study subjects. Read the rest

The ability to spot faces from any angle, and even when partially occluded, has always been a uniquely human capability. Not any more.


Multinational gang of hackers stole amount from 100 banks in 30 nations over past two years, Russian security firm says.

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