#cyberculture – It seems that “Even ‘benevolent bots’ fight, sometimes for years…

Study: Even ‘benevolent bots’ fight, sometimes for years Oxford Internet Institute – News by David Sutcliffe 23 February 2017 UPI An analysis of bot behavior over the course of a decades shows even “benevolent” bots bicker. In fact, researchers found evidence of bot-versus-bot fights lasting several years.   Editing bots are more like humans Oxford Internet Institute … Read more

#Cyberculture Anonymous’ Barrett Brown is back! – “Inside ‘Methbot’: The massive Russian cybercrime operation stealing millions from advertisers….

Anonymous’ Barrett Brown Is Free—and Ready to Pick New Fights Wired Top Stories by Andy Greenberg   After four years in prison, Anonymous’ rabblerousing information activist is back with a new plan to restart his radical muckraking. Inside ‘Methbot’: The massive Russian cybercrime operation stealing millions from advertisers Mashable! by Patrick Kulp   Security experts have uncovered … Read more

After all, “Pirate Bay is The King of Torrents Once Again

Update: the Best 37 Torrent Sites Pirate Bay is The King of Torrents Once Again  TorrentFreak Hollywood hoped that it would never happen, but this week The Pirate Bay quietly turned thirteen years old. Torrentz Remains Down, But The Clone Wars Are On  TorrentFreak by Ernesto Mere hours after Torrentz.eu announced its farewell last week, various clones and … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Two new types of social media hoax- Fake crowds- Fake victims….

Two new types of social media hoax to look out for (and how to spot them) First Draft News by First Draft Where do you get your news? According to the recent Digital News Report, the internet is quickly gaining on television as the primary source of news for most people and social media is even more … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Selfie Diplomacy… Tim Berners-Lee’s letter to “‘Save the open internet in Europe…

Selfie Diplomacy- Analyzing Profile Pictures of World Leaders on Twitter  Exploring Digital Diplomacy by Ilan Manor Last week I published an analysis of the Twitter profile pictures of MFAs(ministries of foreign affairs). I argued that such images may be a form of Selfie Diplomacy as profile pictures enable social media users to construct an online identity … Read more

Iceland is not only a football hero but “Internet’s undisputed champions…Cyberculture agenda….

Iceland are out of the Euros, but they’re still the Internet’s undisputed champions  Mashable! by Sam Haysom LONDON — Iceland may have been beaten 5-2 by France and knocked out of the Euro 2016 football tournament in the quarter finals, but their legend will live on. Iceland’s epic ‘viking clap’ celebration caps off a dream summer at … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Interactive map: 15 years of European migrant deaths…”Murder overshadows Brexit referendum campaign…

Interactive map: 15 years of European migrant deaths  Boing Boing by Andrea James Austrian designer Moriz Büsing created this grim interactive map of migrant and refugee deaths on the way to Europe, or trying to stay in Europe; over 32,000 deaths in 15 years Europe migrant crisis: Charity rejects EU funds over migration policy  BBC News | … Read more

KickassTorrents at the Dark Web: lsuzvpko6w6hzpnn.onion

KickassTorrents Enters The Dark Web, Adds Official Tor Address  TorrentFreak With millions of visitors per day KickassTorrents (KAT) is currently the mostvisited torrent site on the Internet. Uber vs. Europe continues: Two executives convicted in France  Mashable! A French court has convicted and fined Uber and two of its executives for deceptive commercial practices and illegal business … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “How to protect whistleblowers on the internet…

Jacob Appelbaum, Tor developer and Wikileaks staffer, resigns amid sex abuse claims Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Appelbaum, whose work has put him in the crosshairs of his own government and foreign states, resigned from the Tor project on Friday, accompanied by a short note from Tor executive director Shari Steele. Tor Developer Jacob Appelbaum Resigns Amid … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: #PanamaPapers is back…

Panama Papers whistleblower issues statement, naming and shaming failed states and institutions  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow “John Doe,” the mysterious whistleblower who released the largest-ever leak of confidential documents in world history — papers from the Panamanian law firm Mossack-Fonseca, a key player in the offshore dark money industry — has published their first-ever public … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Remembering Aaron Swartz…

Twitter’s Policy Reboot: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly  EFF.org Updates by Wafa Ben Hassine January 12, 2016 Update: It is important to note that some of the language that was added to the Twitter Rules on December 30, 2015 is not entirely new and was recycled from other Twitter Help pages, such as the … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: A big loss: “Ian “Debian” Murdock dies after threatening suicide

A Brief History of Debian – The Debian Manifesto debian.org [ previous ] [ Contents ] [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ A ] [ next ] Written by Ian A. Murdock, Revised 01/06/94 Debian Linux is a brand-new kind of Linux distribution. Rather than being developed by … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Wikipedia-Mining Algorithm Reveals World’s Most Influential Universities…

Negotiating the WSIS+10 and the Future of the Internet Dipnote – U.S. Department of State Official Blog by Daniel Sepulveda After two and a half years of technical analysis and discussions, six months of deliberations among all stakeholders, and intense negotiations at the United Nations, at three o’clock in the morning on December 12, 2015, the … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “A Victory for Privacy and Transparency: HRW v. DEA… “Facebook, Twitter and Google pledge to increase hate speech moderation efforts in Germany…

A Victory for Privacy and Transparency: HRW v. DEA EFF.org Updates by Mark Rumold In a victory for millions of people in the U.S. who have placed telephone calls to locations overseas, EFF and Human Rights Watch have confirmed that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s practice of collecting those records in bulk has stopped and that the … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: A new study shows “Slacktivism” might actually be helpful…

New Study Shows Armchair Activists Actually Make a Difference – Social media “slacktivism” plays an important role in social movements. Upvoted by Gabrielle Canon In the wake of the devastating November terrorist attack that left 130 dead in Paris, Facebook photos around the world began appearing in the faded colors of the French flag: With just one click, … Read more

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