#Cyberculture agenda: “How cryptocurrency will cripple today’s governments…

How cryptocurrency will cripple today’s governments – and they won’t see it coming Falkvinge on Infopolicy – Discussions on information policy and civil liberties by Rick Falkvinge Cryptocurrency: Cryptocurrency will cripple governmental ability to collect taxes, and they won’t see it coming. When it’s already happened, expect major changes to take place in how society is organized … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Pew Report: “The Political Environment on Social Media”

The Political Environment on Social Media Pew Internet Rss Feed: Reports by Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech In a political environment defined by widespread polarization and partisan animosity, even simple conversations can go awry when the subject turns to politics. In their in-person interactions, Americans can (and often do) attempt to steer clear of … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: As Wikipedia’s 15th birthday passed, “The Most-Edited Wikipedia Pages Over The Last 15 Years…

The Most-Edited Wikipedia Pages Over The Last 15 Years  FiveThirtyEight » Features by Andrew Flowers Wikipedia will turn 15 years old tomorrow. The free online collaborative encyclopedia has grown explosively: from fewer than 500,000 English-language articles in 2005 to more than 5 million in 2015. And as the site has grown, so have the edits to … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Surveillance, the British and US debates compared…

Surveillance, the British and US debates compared open Democracy News Analysis – by Anthony Barnett In Britain, allegedly, no one cares that the state is collecting vast data on all of us. In the US things are clearly very different. Oliver Huitson. All rights reserved. The E.U.’s Antitrust Battle with Google Could Last for Years and Years … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Twitter’s 136-Page Handbook for Politicians…”reverse searching Google images on your phone, “Rise of smart cities…

Twitter’s 136-Page Handbook for Politicians  Social Media Today by Sarah Snow An NPR article recently reveals that Twitter “has a very special handbook just for people running for elected office. And it’s 136 pages long.” Use this link to reverse search Google images on your phone The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal Google’s reverse image search is one … Read more

In sum: Killing the leftist militant; Gentle with the ISIS suspect…

Senior ISIL leader detained in Istanbul operations A senior Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leader based in Istanbul was among those detained in a series of sweeping police operations, according to Anadolu Agency One killed, over 290 detained as Turkish police raid suspected ISIL, PKK militants Backed up by helicopters, thousands of police officers … Read more

Dear @Mashable There is nothing surprising about Erdoğan’s stand on Özgecan murder…

This is in reaction to Mashable headline linked below. The Mashable author is surprised that Erdoğan was critical of violence against women but when you deconstruct his arguments, one can see that he is one of the most vocal critic of modern women rights. Erdoğan was critical of rape and murder of Özgecan Aslan but during the same period … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: The new HTTP/2 finalized. – the first major change to HTTP in 16 years…

The new HTTP/2 spec ushers in hopes for a faster web  Mashable! by Christina Warren HTTP, or the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is a central part of the World Wide Web. On Wednesday, Mark Nottingham, the chai HTTP/2, the first major change to HTTP in 16 years, has been finalized  The Next Web by Owen Williams Here is … Read more

Plagiarism in Digital Age…

Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age By TRIP GABRIEL At Rhode Island College, a freshman copied and pasted from a Web site?s frequently asked questions page about homelessness ? and did not think he needed to credit a source in his assignment because the page did not include author information. ………… from 9GAG … Read more

Obama more popular abroad, Muslims increasingly sceptical

Obama More Popular Abroad Than At Home, Global Image of U.S. Continues to Benefit
Source: Pew Global Attitudes Project

As the global economy begins to rebound from the great recession, people around the world remain deeply concerned with the way things are going in their countries. Less than a third of the publics in most nations say they are satisfied with national conditions, as overwhelming numbers say their economies are in bad shape. And just about everywhere, governments are faulted for the way they are dealing with the economy.

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American Anthropological Association denounces the New Arizona Immigration Law!

[What is Arizona Senate Bill 1070?] AAA Challenges New Arizona Immigration Law from American Anthropological Association by damondozier In a strongly-worded resolution passed by its Executive Board on May 22, 2010, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) condemned the enactment of a new law in Arizona that would allow law enforcement to investigate an individual?s immigration … Read more

FP asks: “Is the U.S. doomed to a Greek-style meltdown?


found in LOST


Is the U.S. doomed to a Greek-style meltdown?

from FP Passport by Charles Homans

It seems like just yesterday that we were asking ourselves if the United States was Rome. In light of the financial collapse in the other great cradle of Mediterranean civilization, the New York Times’ David Leonhardt poses the inevitable follow-up question:

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