A late tribute to Alan Turing- New face of the £50 note #Cyberculture

New face of the £50 note is revealed BBC News – Kevin Peachey – Jul 15, 3:15 AM Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing will feature on the new design of the Bank of England’s £50 note. He is celebrated for his code-cracking work that proved vital to the Allies in World War Two. The £50 … Read more

Anthropology roundup: #AAA2016 = Open Access Strikes Back… “Would Margaret Mead tweet?…

ArXiv for anthropology: @SocArXiv + #AAA2016 = Open Access Strikes Back  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology Cliffs Notes version of this post: @SocArXiv is a Green Open Access digital repository that is currently being developed for the social sciences. I think this is a good thing. Let’s talk Open Access and publishing at #AAA2016. … Read more

An Inside Higher Ed interview with the author of “The Academic’s Guide to Social Media” -Cyberculture roundup…

The Academic’s Guide to Social Media   Author discusses book on how and why academics should use social media for scholarly purposes. July 22, 2016 By Carl Straumsheim Writing about social media is “dangerous,” according to Mark Carrigan, a sociologist and academic technologist at the University of Warwick, in Britain. In the time to take … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Bitcoin’s creator… Ada Lovelace… Twitter’s warning about state-sponsored attacks…

Bitcoin’s Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius  Wired Top Stories by Andy Greenberg and Gwern Branwen WIRED has determined that Bitcoin’s creator is probably Dr. Craig Steven Wright. Twitter warns of state-sponsored attacks for first time  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Some users receive notice that state-sponsored hackers may have tried to obtain sensitive … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Ada Lovelace Day… “A long interview with Snowden…

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating the Achievements of Women in Technology  EFF.org Updates by Annelyse Gelman Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Please join us in commemorating the life of Ada Lovelace by celebrating the achievements – past and present – of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.   Snowden for drones: The Intercept’s expose on US drone attacks, … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Foxconn moved from China to western Turkey…Q&A with James Kuffner, Google Robotics Researcher

  Foxconn whose clients include Apple Dell and HP have moved from China to western Turkey, the gateway of Europe.   In 2012 Organized Rage pointed out in a series of articles if Foxconn Technology Group which manufactures Apple, Dell, HP and other high tech companies products, are given half a chance it will bring … Read more

Alan Turing to be given a posthumous pardon by the British government…

Alan Turing, Brilliant Mathematician and Code Breaker, Will Be Finally Pardoned by British Government ?Alan Turing, the Enigma codebreaker who took his own life after being convicted of gross indecency under anti-homosexuality legislation, is to be given a posthumous pardon,? writes The Guardian today.  

Google show yesterday…and a cyberculture roundup..

Nexus Q media streaming ball from Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza   Google Gives Apple a Lesson in Showmanship by Chris Taylor It?s Not an Entertainment Gadget, It?s Google’s Bid to Control the Future from Wired Top Stories by Fred Vogelstein Google’s Nexus Q is not just a gleaming, consumer electronics device. It’s also Google’s … Read more

Tribute to Alan Turing, U.S. Still Requests More Google User Data Than Any Other Country and more..A Cyberculture roundup…

U.S. Still Requests More Google User Data Than Any Other Country from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick Alan Turing?s 100th: 12 Celebratory Images From Across the Web from Mashable! by Allegra Tepper HOWTO think like Alan Turing from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow In early celebration of the Turing centenary this week, Ars Technica’s Matthew Lasar … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: “The FBI file of Steven Paul Jobs”; Path controversy;

The FBI file of Steven Paul Jobs from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin   Path Controversy Renews Social Media Privacy Debate from Mashable! by Peter Pachal Still No Pardon for Alan Turing; Watch the Film Breaking the Code from Open Culture by Mike Springer This week the British Government once again refused to pardon Alan … Read more