#cyberculture agenda: A British citizen used a Google doc to disseminate tactical vote…

Meet the woman who created a Google doc on how to tactical vote  Mashable! by Liza Hearon The resistance is alive in Britain, and it’s armed with a spreadsheet. A super detailed, exquisitely crafted Google spreadsheet called “How to Vote to Stop the Tories” started doing the rounds on social media almost immediately after a snap … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “Encrypted technologies and terrorism”

Encrypted technologies and terrorism  Hacker Noon – Medium by Andreas Sandre An armed police officer stands guard opposite the Houses of Parliament after the March 22, 2017 London attack. (Photo credits: AFP) The Wikipedia for Spies—And Where It Goes From Here Wired Top Stories by Emily Dreyfuss Yes, the intelligence community crowdsources, too What the Public Knows About Cybersecurity … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “Don’t Let WikiLeaks Scare You Off of Signal and Other Encrypted Chat Apps

Don’t Let WikiLeaks Scare You Off of Signal and Other Encrypted Chat Apps  Wired Top Stories by Brian Barrett Despite some initial confusion, the CIA hasn’t undermined Signal and other important end-to-end encrypted apps. The CIA Didn’t Break Signal or WhatsApp, Despite What You’ve Heard The Intercept by Sam Biddle There’s been one particularly misleading claim repeated … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “Apple vs. Google company structure, as seen through patents…

Apple vs. Google company structure, as seen through patents FlowingData » Visualization by Nathan Yau For Co.Design, Periscopic compared patent ownership between Apple and Google, which ends up providing a good idea of company structure. Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare Wired Top Stories by Lily Hay Newman More internet-connected medical devices flood into healthcare industry … Read more

#Cyberculture -Wikileaks more into dubious waters as it considers exposing verified Twitter users’ data…

Wikileaks considers exposing verified Twitter users’ data The Social Software Weblog   WikiLeaks once claimed to stand for the people against the shadowy, truth-occluding governments of the world (primarily, the United States). But the last couple years saw the organization swerve into questionable territory as an Associated Press repo… Using real names online doesn’t improve behavior Boing … Read more

#Journalism agenda: “Fact-Checking Won’t Save Us From Fake News”

  Fact-Checking Won’t Save Us From Fake News FiveThirtyEight » Features by Brooke Borel Fake news. We’ve used this phrase so many times in the past two months that it’s almost lost meaning — partly because it can mean so many different things. Depending on who you talk to, “fake news” may refer to satirical news, … Read more

#Cyberculture – Strange times: “Donald Trump backs Julian Assange over Russia hacking claim

Donald Trump backs Julian Assange over Russia hacking claim  BBC News | Europe | World Edition   President-elect Donald Trump backs Wikileaks founder over alleged Russian meddling in the US election. The Future Of Encryption Digital Tonto by Greg Satell   The new era of quantum encryption is coming sooner than you think. If you want to … Read more

#Cyberculture – “Snap Inc. spent millions to get better at augmented reality…

Report: Snap Inc. spent millions to get better at augmented reality The Social Software Weblog   The creators of Snapchat are running toward an IPO at full speed, but it seems to have nabbed itself a neat holiday gift along the way. According to a report from The Calcalist (as interpreted by The Times of Israel), … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Research libraries in Germany announce boycott of Elsevier journals over open access….

  Germany-wide consortium of research libraries announce boycott of Elsevier journals over open access Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow   Germany’s DEAL project, which includes over 60 major research institutions, has announced that all of its members are canceling their subscriptions to all of Elsevier’s academic and scientific journals, effective January 1, 2017. Washington Post launches Chrome … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: KickassTorrents might be back at https://katcr.co/

KickassTorrents ex-staffers brought the torrent site back from the dead The Next Web by Mix   Back in July, millions of pirates got their hearts broken when their go-to torrent site KickassTorrents suddenly shut down following the arrest of alleged founder Artem Vaulin – but it seems not all is lost. A group of devoted ex-staffers has kicked off a … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: We might be exposed to a coordinated SM campaign in the #Aleppo drama…

Those “final messages” from Aleppo Syria look more like a coordinated social media campaign than a cry for help@AnissaNow pic.twitter.com/GzASdXPwNU — IN THE NOW (@IntheNow_tweet) 14 Aralık 2016   Trump meets with tech leaders: Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Tesla, Intel  Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin   Photo: Donald Trump speaks as PayPal co-founder … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Washington Post claimed CIA believes Russia intervened to help Trump…

Obama orders review of pre-election cyber attacks Mashable! by Gianluca Mezzofiore   President Barack Obama has ordered a full review of cyber attacks and other hacking-related activities into the 2016 presidential election, homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco told reporters Friday. The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S. New York Times – Eric Lipton – … Read more

Journalism agenda: “A Journalist’s Guide To Approaching Social Sources”

Download this new guide to approaching social sources for journalists First Draft News by Alastair Reid Two weeks ago the movie Sully opened, a dramatic recreation of the circumstances surrounding Flight 1549 which crashed into the Hudson River in 2009 with Captain Sullenberger at the controls. I’ve yet to see the film, but I doubt they … Read more

Bayram work: Turkey slams Germany’s Spiegel magazine and US embassy in Turkey…

Turkey slams Germany’s Spiegel over ‘provocative’ edition Turkey on Sept. 14 angrily criticized leading German news magazine Der Spiegel for a special edition that called President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan “a dictator,” saying the edition was provocative and showed a “distorted mindset” Fear and paranoia still stalk Turkey two months after the failed coup | Liz Cookman World … Read more

Journalism agenda: ” SMART News Agency is telling stories from Syria in virtual reality…

How SMART News Agency is telling stories from Syria in virtual reality Journalism.co.uk ‘We are doing VR also for credibility, because you let the viewer be the witness inside Syria’ Inside Infomagical, Note to Self’s crowdsourcing project to find out how people deal with information overload Journalism.co.uk Using audio, voicemails and texts, Infomagical is a five-day experiment … Read more