#Cyberculture: Facebook 2018 scandals… Social media and ‘Crucial Evidence Of War Crimes Is Vanishing

BuzzFeed News – Megha Rajagopalan – Dec 22, 6:30 AM

Dressed in orange jumpsuits, the group of 20 men kneeled in the dirt, hoods covering their faces. Behind them, men wearing black T-shirts and camouflage pants pointed guns at the backs of their heads. Their commander paced beside them. Then he gave…

The 21 (and Counting) Biggest Facebook Scandals of 2018

Bet you already forgot half of Facebook’s crises this year.

Facebook’s latest privacy stumble gave big tech access to your messages

Last night, we got word of yet another Facebook privacy scandal. What is that, Number 427 for the year? In this case, a
The New York Times – Gabriel J.X. Dance – Dec 18, 5:40 PM

For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed, effectively exempting those business partners from its usual privacy rules, according to internal records

motherboard – Jason Koebler – Dec 19, 12:55 PM

As a freshman in high school, in the year of our lord 2002, I made a website called “Jason’s Site.” While a website named after myself and devoted to updates about my own life was unspeakably vain for the time, it was also quite…

BuzzFeed News – Zoe Tillman – Dec 19, 3:18 PM

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a defamation lawsuit against BuzzFeed News over the publication of a dossier in January 2017 that alleged several years of links between Russia and then-president-elect Donald Trump


RIP, legendary cypherpunk Tim May

Tim May was one of the founders of the cypherpunk movement, whose seminal Crypto Anarchist Manifesto is still startling relevant today, a quarter century after it was written.

May’s work was critical to the fight to legalize civilian access to strong cryptography, and to resist the Clinton administration’s doomed and absurd attempt to ban working cryptography (this campaign is still alive and well, and gaining ground in Australia).

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