“Israel’s Latest (Mis)Adventure in Digital Diplomacy…Edward Snowden Speaks to Peter Maass…Cyberculture roundup…

Covert Twitter Ops: Israel’s Latest (Mis)Adventure in Digital Diplomacy There’s a new front in the social media wars: Israeli university campuses.   Q. & A.: Edward Snowden Speaks to Peter Maass Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters People hold masks with the face of Edward J. Snowden at a hearing in Brazil on the N.S.A.’s surveillance programs. Meet the … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: “First 100 Pages of Aaron Swartz’s Secret Service File Released..”New York launches Bitcoin investigation

What Did Edward Snowden Get Wrong? Everything Unfortunately, during the Snowden affair, many news outlets have spent more time examining ways the government could abuse the information it has access to while giving scant mention to the lengths to which the intelligence community goes to protect privacy, writes Andrew Liepman.   MAIN FOCUS: Obama’s bid … Read more

“Information authoritarians vs. ?information anarchists?” A Cyberculture roundup…

Information authoritarians vs. ?information anarchists?: the silent (cyber) war that affects us all NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden finally leaves Moscow airport Hacking attack on Tor allegedly linked to SAIC and NSA The IP address linked to the hacking of Tor bundle has been traced back to that of Science Applications International Corp (a company investigated … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: “MIT blocking release of Aaron Swartz’s Secret Service files…

A code of conduct for young hackers r00tz is the amazing kid-track of programming at DEFCON, the giant hacker conference held annually in Las Vegas. The organizers have created a “code of conduct” for young hackers that is good advice for anyone doing infosec work, or exploring computers and systems: MIT and Aaron Swartz’s Secret … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Dropbox moves forward.. News from Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning and Aaron Swartz cases…

92% of E-Book Downloads in Russia Are Pirated E-reading is on the rise in Russia, but piracy remains a big problem for the burgeoning market. How Dropbox Plans to Replace Your Hard Drive Dropbox wants to replace your computer?s hard drive. 56% of Social Media Users Suffer From FOMO We all know that social media … Read more

In the mean time, PRISM scandal grows in US…

MAIN FOCUS: US government’s spy programme uncovered | 10/06/2013 After the revelations about the surveillance programme Prism, an employee of the US National Security Agency on Sunday revealed that he was the one who leaked details to the press. The newspapers The Washington Post and The Guardian reported on Friday that in addition to recording … Read more

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