#Cyberculture agenda: A massive ransomware attack – dubbed Petya- expanding… “Inside Facebook’s war against terrorism…

Large-scale cyberattack is spreading through Russia and Ukraine (updated) The Social Software Weblog A large-scale cyberattack is working its way through a number of Ukrainian and Russian targets today. So far, in Russia, oil producer Rosneft and metal company Evraz have been affected by the attack. In Ukraine, Boryspil airport, the banking system,… Massive ransomware attack is … Read more

While Reza Zarrab approaches pro-Trump persons for his legal team, another significant arrest happened: “Halkbank Deputy General Manager Arrested in US

Turk in Sanctions Case Adds Rudolph W. Giuliani to Legal Team NYT > Turkey by By BENJAMIN WEISER and MAGGIE HABERMAN The former mayor is close to President Trump, raising the question of whether he was retained to help resolve Reza Zarrab’s case with the Trump administration. Halkbank Deputy General Manager Arrested in US  Bianet :: English … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: New PEW report on Americans and Cybersecurity…

Americans and Cybersecurity Pew Internet Rss Feed: Reports by Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech   (jmiks/iStock.com)Cyberattacks and data breaches are facts of life for government agencies, businesses and individuals alike in today’s digitized and networked world. Just a few of the most high-profile breaches in 2016 alone include the hacking and subsequent release of … 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

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

Journalism agenda: “Trust is the new click”

Trust is the new click  Nieman Journalism Lab by Michael Kuntz In 2016, the media’s usual battle for attention felt more like a war. Fueled primarily by an unprecedented political season, consumers were bombarded with a ceaseless litany of “breaking news,” recycled headlines, fake stories, and social feeds just begging for their next click. From an … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Internet Archive and an FBI Order

Internet Archive Successfully Fends Off Secret FBI Order  The Intercept by Kim Zetter A decade ago, the FBI sent Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, a now-infamous type of subpoena known as a National Security Letter, demanding the name, address and activity record of a registered Internet Archive user. The letter came with an everlasting … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Pew Report: “The Political Environment on Social Media”

The Political Environment on Social Media Pew Internet Rss Feed: Reports by Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech In a political environment defined by widespread polarization and partisan animosity, even simple conversations can go awry when the subject turns to politics. In their in-person interactions, Americans can (and often do) attempt to steer clear of … Read more

Journalism agenda: Social Media giants react to fake news phenomena after the damage already done…

Twitter is banning multiple alt-right accounts The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal Following the release of new features to tackle abuse on its network yesterday, Twitter has begun suspending the accounts of users associated with the alt-right political movement, reports USA Today. That includes the one belonging to Richard Spencer, who heads up the National Policy … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Turkey rated ‘not free’ [Again] in internet freedom in new Freedom House report…

Report here Turkey rated ‘not free’ in internet freedom in new Freedom House report Internet freedom in Turkey has been rated “not free” in the latest annual report by the Washington-based watchdog Freedom House, a downgrade from its “party free” status last year Message of Solidarity From Margaret Atwood to Aslı Erdoğan on PEN’s Day of The … Read more

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

Anthropology roundup: “Introducing the Public Anthropology Institute…

Introducing the Public Anthropology Institute Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology This entry is part 9 of 9 in the Decolonizing Anthropology series. By: Faye V. Harrison, Carole McGranahan, Matilda Ostow, Melissa Rosario, Paul Stoller, Gina Athena Ulysse and Maria Vesperi The massacre in Orlando was just two days before we sat together around a … Read more

Anthropology roundup: Rabinow also joins the boycott debate…

I am Paul Rabinow, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley. I write to urge you to watch this important new video where anthropologists who know something about the matter demonstrate how an academic boycott is ultimately personal. I am against the boycott. The distinction between a small community of anthropologists, the … 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: Pirates are coming! Pirate news from Iceland….

#Iceland April 4, 2016 · by Josef Ohlsson Collentine RE-ELECTIONS LOOMING CLOSE AS ICELAND HITS A POLITICAL SCANDAL April 5, 2016 · by Stathis Leivaditis IT’S TIME FOR THE PIRATES April 6, 2016 · by Josef Ohlsson Collentine THE SCHRÖDINGER’S PRIME MINISTER OF ICELAND April 6, 2016 · by Josef Ohlsson Collentine PIRATE PARTY ICELAND POLLING AT 43%, ALMOST A MAJORITY April 7, … Read more