Cyberculture agenda: According to Phil Ross “Social Media Predicted Donald Trump’s Victory When Few Polls Did”

Social Media Predicted Donald Trump’s Victory When Few Polls Did  All Facebook Only three days ago, the U.S. and the rest of the world were counting down the hours to a decisive Hillary Clinton victory on Election Day. The campaign infrastructure Clinton had assembled, like her performances during the debates, was the epitome of thorough preparation and … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: French (and probably other) governments are after Encryption software…

French Ministry of Interior wants to ban open wifi, Tor Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow A leaked memo from the Ministry sets out new bills it would like to see introduced into the French Parliament as early as next month, setting out an ambitious plan to block privacy tools, something only technically possible by recreating China’s … Read more

14-day-long curfew in Nusaybin lifted WHILE IHD: 617 children died in Turkey in 11 months…

IHD: 617 children died in Turkey in 11 months KARAKOK OTONOMU TR/CH   3,861 children suffered a violation of their rights and 617 others died during the 11 months of 2015. Among these, 57 lost their lives as a direct result of state violence. More than 6 thousand children are currently jailed in Turkish prisons. Human … Read more

As European Commission continues to postpone releasing Progress Report, Appointed trustees already took over Turkish democracy….

President Erdogan might be surprised by who is protesting against him now | Alev Scott  World news: Turkey | by Alev Scott The Turkish government’s pre-election media crackdown has been so unpopular, it has created unlikely alliances on the streets OSCE Representative condemns police raid against media outlets in Turkey, calls on authorities to restore … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Google, Facebook and Twitter Protest Hollywood’s ‘SOPA Resurrection’”

Google, Facebook and Twitter Protest Hollywood’s ‘SOPA Resurrection’  TorrentFreak In recent months there have been several lawsuits in the U.S. in which copyright holders were granted broad injunctions, allowing them to seize domain names of alleged pirate sites. Twitter Now Makes It Possible to Harness Every Tweet Ever Wired Top Stories by Julia Greenberg Brands can now … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Thanks to partially Snowden, “The NSA is no longer authorized to spy on US citizens

The NSA is no longer authorized to spy on US citizens — for now  The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal The US Senate failed to pass legislation extending legal authority of the country’s spy agencies — including the National Security Agency (NSA) — to collect data on American citizens’ communications on Sunday, reports Reuters. Senator Rand … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Minecraft video game, target of Turkey’s Family Ministry … Twitter vs. Trolls

Turkey’s Family Ministry launches probe into Minecraft video game Turkish ministry has launched an investigation into video game “Minecraft” on grounds that it encourages violence Israel suspends three diplomats over Twitter posts  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Diplomats summoned for disciplinary hearings over remarks critical of PM and foreign minister, and could be dismissed. 71% Check Facebook, Twitter … Read more

“US Congressmen send Kerry letter about Turkey’s crackdown on Gülen-linked media…Dispatches from Turkey…

US Congressmen send Kerry letter about Turkey’s crackdown on Gülen-linked media US Congress members have written a letter to Kerry about Turkey’s crackdown on media organizations linked to Gülen In the footsteps of the murders of Hrant Dink and Nihat Kazanhan Today’s Zaman After an investigation was launched into Ergenekon — a clandestine organization nested within … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “EU lawmakers vote stricter data privacy rules…France brings US eavesdropping to EU summit table

EU lawmakers vote stricter data privacy rules   Lawmakers in the European Parliament?s civil liberties committee voted to strengthen Europe’s data protection laws on Monday (21 October), including plans to impose fines of up to ?100 million on companies such as Yahoo!, Facebook or Google if they break the rules.   The vote in parliament’s civil … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Eleven Turkish-origin lawmakers gain seats in German Parliament…” Golden Dawn loses support after rapper killing: poll

Golden Dawn loses support after rapper killing: poll   Support for Greece’s Golden Dawn has fallen by 2.5 percentage points after the fatal stabbing of an anti-racism rapper by a supporter of the far-right party and most Greeks believe it threatens democracy, a poll showed on Monday.   The poll by Rass for the Eleftheros Typos … Read more

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