Cyberculture agenda: “First video made entirely of emojis: Don’t Emoji and Drive…”Drones, IBM, and the Big Data of Death…

Ford: Don't Emoji and DriveEmojis are very popular on our smartphones and it also inspires a lot of creative people around the world for a variety of purposes.


Drones, IBM, and the Big Data of Death

LAST WEEKThe Intercept published a package of stories on the U.S. drone program, drawing on a cache of secret government documents leaked by an intelligence community whistleblower. The available evidence suggests that one of the documents, a study titled “ISR Support to Small Footprint CT Operations — Somalia/Yemen,” was produced for the Defense Department in 2013 by consultants from IBM. If you look at just one classified PowerPoint presentation this year, I recommend you make it this one.

Twitter’s Q3 numbers have been released, leading to share drop of more than 12% in after hours trading. The main reason behind the drop was Twitter’s user growth figures, which showed the platform has increased by only 4 million monthly active users, in total, since the last earnings announcement.
Facebook’s new ‘Instant Articles’ product has the potential to change the web publisher landscape. But will they be a force of good or evil – Ash Nashed investigates.
The Most Controversial Hacking Cases of the Past Decade

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, also known as the federal anti-hacking statute, has been used to prosecute a growing list of non-hacking behavior.

Pirate Party Beats Iceland’s Government Coalition in the Polls

pirate-iceFounded in 2006 by Rick Falkvinge, the Pirate party movement has scored some significant victories over the years.

The greatest success is the continuing presence in the European Parliament, but in Iceland the local Pirate Party is writing history as well.


Report: Bots Make Up Nearly 60% of Online Traffic

Crack open a Club-Mate and raise a glass to strong crypto. There’s reason to celebrate.

Today, the 100,000th person signed our petition calling on President Obama to reject compelled backdoors in our communications.

The campaign, hosted at, uses the White House’s We the People API to feed signatures into a petition hosted on Obama’s preferred petition platform. The campaign was the work of over 40 nonprofits and tech companies, including Access Now, Fight for the Future, OpenMedia, Mozilla, Sum of Us, Twitter, Google, and DropBox. President Obama has promised to respond to any petition that gets 100,000 signatures within 30 days. v

StumbleUpon: The Social Media Underdog [INFOGRAPHIC]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.