Journalism agenda: For the record, “Barrett Brown sentenced to 5 Years in prison because he copied and pasted a link

Journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in federal prison, must pay $890K in restitution Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin The intelligence and security journalist has already served more than two years in prison for charges related to his proximity to sources within the hacktivist entity known as Anonymous. Read the rest Barrett Brown sentenced to 5 Years … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: “BitTorrent Launches ?NSA-proof? Serverless Messenger App…

  BitTorrent Launches ?NSA-proof? Serverless Messenger App Over the past months the revelations of Edward Snowden have dominated the news. Internet privacy suddenly became a mainstream topic and all the negative news has increased the demand for encrypted and secure communications. How Can Somebody Who Loves Culture Possibly Defend The Copyright Monopoly? One of the most perplexing … Read more

Journalism roundup: Al Jazeera America …The newsononics of Jeff Bezos?

Is Al Jazeera America Simply CNN, Minus Wolf Blitzer? It’s been just under a month since Al Jazeera America first hit the airwaves, and what a month it’s been — with the Syria story lurching from seemingly imminent U.S. strikes to a looming congressional vote to this weekend’s chemical weapons deal. The fast-churning news cycle … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Internet Encryption under massive threat…

US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet ? James Ball ? 9/5/13 12:00 PM ? US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according … Read more