Cyberculture agenda: “Selfie Diplomacy”..” a report on the first Decentralized Web Summit…

Last week, as news of Brexit broke, foreign ministries throughout the world took to social media to comment on the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The German foreign ministry responded in two ways. First, it published a series of tweets from Chancellor Markel’s press conference. Secondly, it changed its Twitter profile picture from an image of the German foreign minister to the EU flag (see below).

(German MFA)

June’s Decentralized Web Summit at San Francisco’s Internet Archive was a ground-breaking, three-day combination of workshops, lectures, demos and a hackathon, all aimed at figuring out how to restore the decentralized character of the early internet — and keep it that way.

Dubbed “the world’s first robot lawyer” by its 19-year-old creator, Joshua Browder, DoNotPay has now successfully contested over 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York.

Startups are usually the home of the most innovative outlooks in social media. Any startup with a different approach or technology, like Instagram andPeriscope, is often bought up by the larger networks. But others, like Snapchat,choose to go it alone. The 2016 State of Social Marketing report from Simply Measured gives us an insight into how these services are leading the industry in different ways.

Facebook has announced a new News Feed update, this time aimed at boosting the reach of personal updates, which will have an impact on brand Pages

Marketers still face significant challenges when it comes to measuring return on investment on social media. Still, each of the social networks analyzed in theSimply Measured State of Social 2016 report is experiencing some manner of growth and expansion. Let’s take a look at how the established players like Twitter and Facebook are changing, and how your marketing strategy should evolve.

How “Fansmitter” Malware Steals Data from Air-Gapped Computers

Changing a computer’s fan speed produces an audio signal that can be hijacked to steal data, say computer security experts who have tested the technique.

This spring, text messages got a lot more private.

Despite Obama administration claims that encryption is increasingly obstructing law enforcement investigations, the authoritative annual Wiretap Report from the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts released on Thursday found that encryption was less of a problem in 2015 than the year before.

The report’s figures include all court-ordered wiretaps, but not those conducted without a warrant for “foreign intelligence” purposes by the National Security Agency and others.

Teach crypto with emoji: Codemoji!

Brett from Mozilla writes, “Codemoji, a game and learning tool that lets you encode secret messages in emoji and then send them to friends for deciphering.”

10 Ways to Use Snapchat for Business

Wondering how to use Snapchat for your business? Want to create deeper connections with your followers? Snapchat can help you build an engaged following, increase loyalty, and boost your brand visibility. In this article, you’ll discover 10 ways to use Snapchat for business.

Social media marketers have been plagued with a number of problems in recent years, and it seems that many find it difficult to keep up with the changing objectives. The 2016 State of Social Marketing report from Simply Measuredprovides valuable insight into the areas marketers need to work on.

The Snowbot — a $14,000 Beampro telepresence robot that Edward Snowden pilots from Moscow —

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