Finally some kind of good news… “Historic deal in Iran nuclear talks…

  Obama: Breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks will ‘make our world safer’ Iran and six world powers have announced an understanding outlining limits on Iran‘s nuclear program so it cannot lead to atomic weapons, directing negotiators toward achieving a comprehensive agreement within three months See also: Netanyahu drops ‘Game of Thrones’ during Congress speech on … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Data-Driven Web Survival Guide…”2015: The Year of the Learner…

Italy Launches Largest Ever Pirate Site Blockade TorrentFreak   Alongside the United Kingdom, Italy is the most aggressive country in the world when it comes to blocking websites on copyright infringement grounds.   Data-Driven Web Survival Guide The Purple Box by Andy Kahl   If we’re going to make it through what’s sometimes described as a data-collection … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Peter Sunde says The Pirate Bay Should Stay Down…North Korea and the Sony hack…

President Obama writes his first line of Javascript  Mashable! by Stan Schroeder The U.S. now has a “coder-in-chief:” President Barack Obama has written his first line of code Peter Sunde: The Pirate Bay Should Stay Down TorrentFreak A few weeks ago Peter Sunde was released from prison where he’d been serving a sentence for his involvement in … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: The Pirate Bay down after servers raided by police in Sweden

The Pirate Bay offline after police raid in Sweden Mashable! by Stan Schroeder BitTorrent indexing site The Pirate Bay has been offline since Tuesday morning after police in Sweden raided the site’s server room, seizing servers and other equipment.   The Pirate Bay is offline after Swedish police allegedly seize servers You might have noticed that … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: ” Disruptive Technology of Silicon Valley…”The Pirate Bay Runs on 21 “Raid-Proof” Virtual Machines…

    Statement on the Use of Finfisher by Members of the Freedom Online Coalition Updates by Jillian York Documents recently released by WikiLeaks have brought new evidence to the public eye that the intrusive surveillance spyware FinFisher may be in use by several members of theFreedom Online Coalition, including Mongolia, Netherlands, and Estonia.1 If this … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: The Netherlands Passes Net Neutrality Legislation

The Netherlands Passes Net Neutrality Legislation from Updates by parker New legislation in the Netherlands makes it the first country in Europe to establish a legal framework supporting net neutrality. In addition to the net neutrality provisions, the law contains language that restricts when ISPs can wiretap their users, and limits the circumstances under … Read more

First Kopimism wedding, US’ “clunky” cyberstrategy and more…

File-Sharing Church Weds First Couple from TorrentFreak by Ernesto All around the world file-sharers are being chased by anti-piracy outfits and the authorities. But while copyright holders are often quick to label file-sharers as pirates, there is a large group of people who actually consider copying to be a sacred act.   Kopimism: File-Sharing Religion … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: history of file-sharing, google lobbying, internet freedom fighters list…

The History of File-Sharing from TorrentFreak by Guest Digital filesharing has come a long way since the early days of the floppy disk, starting with a 79.7 kB storage capacity in the early 1970s. Google Spends More on Lobbying Than Apple, Facebook, Microsoft Combined from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick Internet freedom fighters listed from Boing … Read more

“Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2012” and a cyberculture roundup: SOPA, Kopimism, internet access,

Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2012 by Ernesto Which torrent sites get the most visitors at the start of 2012? At first glance little seems to have changed, as many of the sites in the top 10 have been among the top torrent sites for more than half a decade. But moving down … Read more

Erkan leaves Chrome and goes back to Firefox with the 4.0 version.

I know Chrome still loads faster and it has goodies in app forms but I prefer Open Source tools if they are effective enough. And Firefox 4.0 is just fine! Firefox 4 Has Arrived by Christina Warren After months of development, no fewer than 10 beta releases and a release candidate, Firefox 4 is finally … Read more

“A Primer on Creative Commons

A Primer on Creative Commons – The Web’s Most Prominent Content Licensing System from Freelance Writing Jobs by Jonathan Bailey Unless you haven?t been paying attention, you?ve probably at least heard of Creative Commons or seen its licenses around on various sites. However, there?s a great deal of misunderstanding regarding what Creative Commons Licenses actually … Read more

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