Bangladesh, a hell for freethinkers. “Ananta Bijoy Das Becomes Third Free-Thinking Blogger Killed This Year… Cyberculture agenda…

Ananta Bijoy Das Becomes Third Free-Thinking Blogger Killed This Year in Bangladesh Global Voices Online by Rezwan Ananta Bijoy Das. Image courtesy his Facebook page It’s a sad day for online activists in Bangladesh. On Tuesday morning, science writer and blogger Ananta Bijoy Das was murdered by a group three or four masked people wielding machetes in Sylhet, Bangladesh’s … Read more

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Sony About to Get Sued For Pirating Music in The Interview  TorrentFreak The way things are panning out, the Sony movie The Interview is on course to become one of the most controversial movies of all time. The comedy, which depicts the violent death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, made headlines worldwide when the … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Algorithmic cruelty”…”Web Encryption Gets Stronger in 2014….

Algorithmic cruelty  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow With its special end-of-year message, Facebook wants to show you, over and over, what your year “looked like”; in Eric Meyer’s case, the photo was of his daughter, who died this year: “For those of us who lived through the death of loved ones, or spent extended time in … Read more

Forensic reports confirm corruption tapes…. Dispatches from Turkey…

Graft probe tapings consistent with transcribed files A forensic report on a graft probe started last year has said the transcribed documents and tape recordings of the telephone conversations between the high-profile suspects are consistent Pope Francis to visit Virgin Mary’s House in Turkey Residents of the western town of Selçuk enthusiastically await Pope’s visit to Christian … Read more