Cyberculture agenda: “Ashley Madison leak 2.0
Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who, over time, forgot the little things that mattered? And, when you purposefully address that he or she doesn’t take you out anymore, that person careens, full-blown, so hard into the other direction that it’s almost too obvious how far they want to address their failures?
Google, the world’s most popular Internet search engine, has been given an extra two weeks to counter European Union charges of abusing its market power in a dozen EU countries and stave off a possible billion-euro fine.
Britain issues formal protest to Ecuadorian Government over its harboring of Julian Assange
The British Ambassador in Quito has said there will be a formal protest submitted to the Ecuadorian Government over its decision to harbor WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in its embassy in London. Assange has been holed up in the embassy since 2012, where he has been avoiding extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations dating from 2010, fearing he might be extradited to America and have to face trial over WikiLeak’s releasing of confidential documents. The Swedish case has been formally dropped now as it ran out of time to bring the charges forward, but he could still be facing…
Swedish prosecutors said Thursday they have dropped three cases of sexual misconduct against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange because they have expired, but will continue to investigate accusations of rape against him.
Emoji: for when you’re truly at a loss for words.
Tinder freaked out on Twitter last night. We asked PR experts about what they could have been thinking.
Sometimes we forget about the 40-odd–year Cold War between the former Soviet Union and the West.
The typical life cycle of any breaking news about a public figure goes like this: the internet flips out, discusses it on Twitter or Facebook, the news shoots up to the top of Reddit or Hacker News and a portion of the Web goes on Wikipedia to update the developing story. Such was the case when it was announced that Sundar Pichai would be taking the role of Google CEO. But it wasn’t his job change that got Wikipedians in an editing frenzy – it was his alma mater. As the seventh largest country in the world, India’s got quite the…
In our modern age of Tinder, OkCupid and Match.com, we’re used to the idea that algorithms can help us find love. But while the algorithms may have improved as the market for online dating has expanded, the inputs — the questions these computer matchmakers ask dating hopefuls — haven’t changed much since the 1960s, when Compatibility Research Inc. launched the first computerized dating service.
How Hillary and the Other Presidential Hopefuls Are Using Snapchat
Yesterday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. and law enforcement officials from Paris, London, and Madrid published an anti-encryption op-ed in the New York Times—an op-ed that amounts to nothing more than a blatant attempt to use fear mongering to further their anti-privacy, anti-security, and anti-constitutional agenda. They want a backdoor. We want security, privacy, and respect for the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee that we be “secure” in our papers. After all, the Founding Fathers were big users of encryption.
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Harvard student Aran Khanna was denied his chance to intern at Facebook after the company learned that one of his creations exposed a critical flaw in its Messenger service, reports Boston.com.