#Cyberculture Telegram might not be good for some Iranian users… Selfies may be used by hackers…

Your selfies might be leaving you vulnerable to hackers Mashable! by Brett Williams   If flashing a peace sign is your go-to selfie move, you might want to think about coming up with a new signature look. Turns out, your light-hearted display of goodwill to the world could be putting your personal data at risk — … Read more

Journalism agenda: “A Journalist’s Guide To Approaching Social Sources”

Download this new guide to approaching social sources for journalists First Draft News by Alastair Reid Two weeks ago the movie Sully opened, a dramatic recreation of the circumstances surrounding Flight 1549 which crashed into the Hudson River in 2009 with Captain Sullenberger at the controls. I’ve yet to see the film, but I doubt they … Read more

Journalism agenda: It seems that WashPost Making History by its Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source in the Snowden case…

WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer) The Intercept by Glenn Greenwald Three of the four media outlets that received and published large numbers of secret NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden — The Guardian, the New York Times, and The Intercept –– have called for the U.S. government to allow the … Read more

#PanamaPapers (2) – How over 400 journalists reported on the leaks…

Here’s how over 400 journalists at dozens of news orgs reported out the massive Panama Papers story Nieman Journalism Lab by Ricardo Bilton Sunday’s report of the Panama Papers detailed a global, decades-long story of bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, and financial fraud that implicates over 100 politicians and public officials. Equally impressive, however, is project … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Major Tech Companies’ Stand on Encryption…

Where Do Major Tech Companies Stand on Encryption? EFF.org Updates by Amul Kalia Comparing the Public Encryption Policies from 21 of the Biggest Tech Companies There’s a major battle brewing over encryption right now. Law enforcement agencies are trying to demand “backdoors” to our sensitive data and communications, while civil liberties groups are fighting back through … Read more

Journalism agenda: “CNN and the NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated the Afghan Hospital Attack…

CNN and the NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated the Afghan Hospital Attack The Intercept by Glenn Greenwald Much of the world spent the last 48 hours expressing revulsion at the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. It was quite clear early on that the perpetrator of the attack was the U.S., and many … Read more

Journalism agenda: New Pew data shows More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter [Probably same in Turkey]

New Pew data: More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter  Nieman Journalism Lab by Joseph Lichterman Facebook and Twitter users across all demographics are increasingly using the social networks as news sources, though they are seeking out different types of news content on each platform, according to a studyout Tuesday from the Pew Research … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications

  XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications  The Intercept by Morgan Marquis-Boire Illustrations by Blue Delliquanti and David Axe for The Intercept One of the National Security Agency’s most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-in technology to prevent abuse. Today, The Intercept is … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: The Next Front in the Battle for Net Neutrality in Europe… “Reddit Turns 10…

Europe: The Next Front in the Battle for Net Neutrality  EFF.org Updates Americans won big on net neutrality in February, when the FCC voted to adoptnew rules that would allow it to rein in the abusive and discriminatory practices of big telecommunications operators, such as blocking or throttling of Internet data, and charging content providers for … Read more

Journalism agenda: “David Carr dead at 58… A new Tow Center report on false rumors online…

  NYT columnist David Carr dead at 58 David Carr, a New York Times media critic who was known for sharp wit and blunt style and overcame drug addiction to become one of America’s most respected journalists, died Thursday at age 58. David Carr’s First Big Scoop  Slate Articles by Leon Neyfakh David Carr was in his … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Pirates Become Biggest Political Party in Local Czech Election…”Laura Poitras on the Crypto Tools..”

The FBI Director’s Evidence Against Encryption Is Pathetic  The Intercept by Dan Froomkin FBI Director James Comey gave a speech Thursday about how cell-phone encryption could lead law enforcement to a “very dark place” where it “misses out” on crucial evidence to nail criminals. To make his case, he cited four real-life examples — examples that … Read more

Ahmet Sabancı (@ahmetasabanci) “No Place to Hide”ı değerlendirdi…

Ahmet A. Sabancı EFD için Glen Greenwald’un “No Place to Hide”ını değerlendirdi…  2013 Haziran’ında Edward Snowden ve onun NSA’den sızdırdığı belgelerle karşılaştığımızda büyük bir kısmımız gerçekten şok geçirmişti. Kimimiz gerçektne böyle şeylerin sadece komplo teorisi olduğunu düşünüyordu, kimimiz de (tıpkı benim gibi) bunların olduğunu tahmin ediyor ama bu kadarını beklemiyordu. Ancak herkes ortak bir noktada … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Changing World Cup fans [in Facebook], “The brief history of Facebook apologizing…”The Amazon Hachette War

  Changing World Cup fans  FlowingData » Visualization by Nathan Yau Shan Carter and Kevin Quealy for the Upshot have a look at sports fandom once again using Facebook usage as a proxy. This time they examined shifting fan support during the World Cup. Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On – The … Read more

Literati roundup: “One hundred best non fiction books….

In the mean time, Erkan currently reads and recommends these books, in the mean time: Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity and Meaningful Work and Play by James C. Scott No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald ********************** One hundred best non fiction books. ORGANIZED … Read more

“Seven things you should know about Tor… Snowden on Games… WordPress vs. Blogger…Cyberculture agenda…

snowden on games xirdalium Here is a passage from chapter two of ↑Glenn Greenwald‘s excellent newest book “No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State” (2014), which I’ve recently read: Seven things you should know about Tor Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Tor (The Onion Router) is a military-grade, secure tool for increasing the privacy and anonymity … Read more