Erdoğan, the latest Apple promoter!

Just in the last 2 days, Erdoğan seen with Apple products… 

Cyberculture agenda: “Internet Society Statement on the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Summit

  Internet Society Statement on the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Summit Internet Society – News Headlines Language English Date: Fri, 09/25/2015 Internet Society President and CEO Kathryn Brown issued the following statement: This week, the United Nations is hosting the Sustainable Development Summit (SDS) where the international community will embrace a global agenda to alleviate poverty, … Read more

Our Chief Technology Office, also our President declared: New iPhone same as the last. News from Turkey…

Turkish President Erdoğan dismisses new iPhone: ‘Same as the last’ Erdoğan brushed off the frenzy surrounding Apple’s new iPhone 6, saying it was much the same as its iPhone 5 predecessor Turkey’s PKK peace process ‘at risk’  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Turkey’s role in Syria may put peace deal with its Kurds at risk … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Global directory of freedom technologists… Russian Internet… Steve Wozniak- Net Neutrality- FCC

  Global directory of freedom technologists: projects, networks, organisations  media/anthropology by John Postill This is a working directory of some of the global projects, networks and organisations where leading freedom technologists congregate and collaborate. It is part of current research towards my forthcoming book Hacker, Lawyer, Journalist, Spy: Freedom Technologists and Political Change in an Age of Global Protest. Please note … Read more

Cyberculture agenda- U.S. Tech Companies and NSA Spying, 5 Growing Gaming Genres in Facebook Ecosystem…

  State surveillance of personal data is theft, say world’s leading authors ? Matthew Taylor ? 12/9/13 5:00 PM ? More than 500 of the world’s leading authors, including five Nobel prize winners, have condemned the scale of state surveillance revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden and warned that spy agencies are undermining democracy … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Spotify now in Turkey… A new tool for watching how popular videos spread online

Spotify is now live in 32 countries after launching in Taiwan, Argentina, Greece and Turkey Update, as with past Spotify launches, we?ve found that the company has added more than one new market. This post has been updated to reflect that. Spotify has launched its service in four new markets ? Taiwan, Argentina, Greece and … Read more

the crypto standard that the NSA sabotaged.. Cyberculture roundup…

This the the crypto standard that the NSA sabotaged The New York Times has published further details of last week’s leaked documents detailing the NSA’s program of sabotage to crypto products and standards. The new report confirms that the standard that the NSA sabotaged was the widely-suspected NIST Dual EC DRBG standard. The Times reports … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Microsoft buys Nokia… Increase in Tor browser usage…

Why Microsoft wants to buy Nokia?s device business In the wake of Microsoft announcing that it wants to purchase Nokia?s devices and services business, many have commented that it is a move long in the making ? uniting its Windows Phone software with its main hardware partners makes a lot of sense. Microsoft-Nokia Deal Proves … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Manning trial, Cameron’s Porn Filter, Apple’s ebook crisis…

  European Commission accepts Penguin?s proposals to scrap Apple ebook agency agreements The European Commission has accepted book publisher Penguin?s proposals to scrap all of its existing ebook agency agreements ? including its deal with Apple, most importantly ? and refrain from adopting any similar partnerships for the next five years. Journalists at Bradley Manning … Read more

NSA Surveillance “legally” continues…while UK government thinks of ridiculous anti-porn proposals….

Morning Brief: House Defeats Effort to Rein In NSA Surveillance House Defeats Effort to Rein In NSA Surveillance Top news: The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly defeated a bill that would have restricted how the National Security Agency (NSA) gathers phone records on millions of Americans. The 217-to-205 vote represented a victory for … Read more

“Microsoft Leaks Reveal Depth of NSA’s Ties with Silicon Valley…US vs. Bradley Manning: defense rests…Cyberculture roundup

  Twitter hands over data in French anti-Semitism case Twitter said Friday it had handed over data to French authorities to help identify the authors of anti-Semitic tweets, following a complaint from a Jewish students’ group   Surveillance, sousveillance and PRISM ? an op-ed for Die Zeit Friends at Die Zeit, who heard me speak … Read more

Hell yeah! WordPress Is 10 Years Old

WordPress Is Now 10 Years Old Ten years ago today, the first public release of WordPress became available. Initially started as a fork of the little-known blogging platform b2/Cafelog, WordPress has grown to be the largest CMS in the world, powering an astounding 18% of the web   WordPress is 10 years old today: Here?s … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Apple under antitrust probe pressure

Europe quizzes operators over Apple sales practices, hinting at plans for antitrust probe European regulators are looking into the possibility that Apple is employing anti-competitive tactics to give it an unfair advantage in mobile markets across the continent. How Apple’s Alleged Tax Avoidance Changed Its Image   The U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations claims … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Pirates are the biggest spenders…Facebook more valuable brand than Apple and Google…

Pirates are the biggest spenders: US P2P users buy 30% more music than their non-P2P counterparts by Emil Protalinski Various studies over the years have shown that the biggest music pirates are also the biggest spenders on recorded music. The latest one from The American Assembly goes as far as quantifying the difference between a … Read more