Cyberculture agenda: “The causes of selfie-related fatalities

The causes of selfie-related fatalities

Zachary Crockett; Data via Google News Archives, Wikipedia

The most common way to die from taking a selfie is falling from a heights, followed by drowning. From Priceonomics:

Snapchat announced two significant updates last few weeks, both focused on the same goal, though their low-key nature may belie the actual significance of the announcements themselves.

How Prevalent Is Anti-Semitism on Social Media? (Report)

The Online Hate Prevention Institute tracked more than 2,000 anti-Semitic social network posts over 10 months and found that only 20 percent of them were removed.

The OHPI prepared a new report for the Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism, and its findings included:

Google+: Worth It or a Waste of Time?

With Facebook’s announcement that their user base reached 1.5 billion people, Twitter’s efforts to revitalize their audience, and Snapchat and Instagram’s rise to social media dominance, we’re left scratching our heads as to where Google+ fits into the mix.

Bring technologists and members of the intelligence community together to figure out what to do about unbreakable encryption and guess what they conclude?

They conclude that they don’t really need to worry about it.

matrix-ascii-smallBitTorrent is an excellent distribution mechanism, but for a file to live on at least one person has to keep sharing it.

NSA Hacker Chief Explains How to Keep Him Out of Your System

The nation’s hacker-in-chief took up the ironic task at the Enigma Conference in San Francisco.


Cold messages are part and parcel of every recruiter’s day. It’s the way that we connect with new candidates, and we couldn’t survive without them. What’s pretty shocking though is that almost 90 percent of these messages aren’t personalized!
In October 2015 Sanmay Ved recently owned the domain name, Of course, it was short lived, and Ved had no intentions of actually keeping the domain name, but Google decided to offer a financial reward anyway. At the time, Ved declined to share how much this reward was, but he did note that it was “more than $10,000.” Today, Google let the cat out of the bag in its “Google Security Rewards — 2015 Year in Review.” Originally, Google paid out $6,006.13 to Ved, which — if you sort of squint — spells out “Google.” After it found out
media monetization
Monetization of content projects, be it a newspaper or online-only news publication, is a pain these days.

czech ppAs champions of less restrictive copyright law and advocates of greater online freedoms and privacy, the Pirate Party has stamped its mark on the online space in recent years.

As a niche political movement it has often taken a guerrilla approach to its activism, with strategies often designed to provoke a fierce response from perceived enemies.

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