Cyberculture agenda: “Wikipedia Sues NSA …” VPN Services that Take Your Anonymity Seriously…

Wikipedia is suing the NSA over surveillance programs that involve tapping internet traffic en masse from communications infrastructure in the U.S. in order to search it for intelligence purposes.


By now most Internet users are well aware of the fact that pretty much every step they take on the Internet is logged or monitored.

After months of planning and political wrangling, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally voted on Net Neutrality rules to reclassify internet service providers as \”common carriers,\” which means that ISPs are subject to the same rules as other utilities. The legislation passed in a 3-2 vote, but the fight isn’t over yet.

Today’s FCC ruling was historic. You thought defeating SOPA & PIPA was a feat? This time the internet rallied to create something that would protect our open internet. Eight months ago, a redditor named TheArmedGamer posted a link to the /r/technology community saying: “Reddit, there are only 45,000 comments on the FCC’s proposed anti-Net Neutrality rules. Let’s fix that.”


This morning, the Federal Communications Commission voted to guarantee the open Internet through so-called net neutrality rules, and with it, forged ahead with one of the biggest policy accomplishments of the Obama administration.

“This is probably the most important ruling in the history of the FCC,” says Tim Karr, campaign director for Free Press.

How Google’s Silence Helped Net Neutrality Win

How Google’s Silence Helped Net Neutrality Win

Google kept a very low profile during the past year’s lobbying over net neutrality. That doesn’t mean that the company didn’t care about the outcome though.


After both sides of the debate shared their thoughts on today’s historic vote, the FCC has voted to reclassify ISPs as Title II utilities and put these companies under its authority in a three to two vote. In other words, net neutrality has won. For now. Today’s vote means that ISPs like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T and others can not restrict or limit internet speeds for profit. ISPs can also no longer charge companies for “fast lane” access to ISP customers. Nor can they throttle traffic coming from sites or services. During the commission meeting, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said, “The internet is simply too …
Russian Imperialism’s Internet Triumph

Screenshot from "Why Putin Won't Send His Troops to Ukraine," YouTube.Screenshot from “Why Putin Won’t Send His Troops to Ukraine,” YouTube.

With nearly 5 million views in less than two weeks, the YouTube video I’m a Russian Occupant is a bonafide sensation. Just under three minutes long and packed full of twirling, burning, zooming images, the movie is an uncompromising defense of Russian imperialism, and boasts impressive production values, as well as subtitles in ten languages.

Hillary Clinton Says Her Email Was Secure; She Can’t Know

Hillary Clinton says that there was no security breach on her private server. One problem: there’s no way she can know that.

REPORT: Interns Like Facebook

InternshipDiagramFor the second consecutive year, Facebook was named the top company for interns by social jobs and career community Glassdoor.

Beyond Wearables: New Frontiers in Interactive Tech

Beyond Wearables: New Frontiers in Interactive Tech

In the final months of 2014, wearable technology sparked significant media and consumer attention – not least thanks to the announcement of the Apple Watch. But as wearables move from the margins into the mainstream, it’s time to consider the next wave of interactive technology. Smartwatches shift existing technology to a new location – from […]


Have you ever retweeted a celebrity on Twitter?

You’re not alone. About one in four (24 percent) active users on Twitter have retweeted a famous person, and almost one third (31 percent) of celebrity fans have done the same.


For a few glorious weeks last fall, Ello, once dubbed the anti-Facebook, had the kind of media coverage that many tech startups would kill for. Then it seemed to fizzle out just as quickly

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