After 9 years, new footage that proves some state officials’ involvement in Hrant Dink Assassination leaked…

The day Hrant Dink was assassinated, this blog turned to be a critical one, we always knew state was involved in one way or another, but only after the political fratricide, we can get a little bit of documentation. There is  possibly more footage that might be leaked soon… Footage reveals further evidence in Dink probe against … Read more

August was another month of tragedy for journalists and also LGBTQ+ Community in Turkey…

Stop the press: Turkey’s crackdown on its media goes into overdrive – Constanze Letsch – Aug 28, 10:00 PM Since the attempted coup, the government has ordered more than a hundred outlets to close and arrested 48 journalists More journalists detained in operation against Gülen  Hurriyet Daily News Detention warrants have been issued for a … Read more

An Inside Higher Ed interview with the author of “The Academic’s Guide to Social Media” -Cyberculture roundup…

The Academic’s Guide to Social Media   Author discusses book on how and why academics should use social media for scholarly purposes. July 22, 2016 By Carl Straumsheim Writing about social media is “dangerous,” according to Mark Carrigan, a sociologist and academic technologist at the University of Warwick, in Britain. In the time to take … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The Wild World of Telegram Stickers

The Wild World of Telegram Stickers Global Voices Online by Kevin Rothrock Telegram sticker set based on Leningrad’s hit music video, “Exponat.” 8 MSN Messenger emoticons that should be emoji Mashable! by Johnny Lieu It’s rare for Microsoft products to invoke a pleasant sense of nostalgia, but MSN Messenger is a piece of software that does. The truth … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Emoji Diplomacy..

Emoji Diplomacy – a new diplomatic sign language Twiplomacy Emojis are more than a series of smileys and other funny faces abundantly used by teenagers on social networks. These tiny, little pictograms offer an entirely new, more visual way to express complex concepts and are used more and more often by world leaders and diplomats on … Read more

Journalism agenda: “How to find breaking news on Twitter…”How can journalists use Whatsapp for newsgathering

How to find breaking news on Twitter by Alastair Reid By its very nature, breaking news happens unexpectedly. Simply waiting for something to start trending on Twitter is not an option for journalists – you’ll have to actively seek it out. The most important rule is to switch perspectives with the eyewitness and ask yourself, “What would I … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The YouTube Women: Delivering Hard-Hitting Digital Video Activism…”Free Bitcoin textbook from Princeton…

Free Bitcoin textbook from Princeton  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow The Princeton Bitcoin Book by Arvind Narayanan, Joseph Bonneau, Edward Felten, Andrew Miller and Steven Goldfeder is a free download — it’s over 300 pages and is intended for people “looking to truly understand how Bitcoin works at a technical level and have a basic familiarity … 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: “Car information security is a complete wreck…

Pirate Music Site Op Pleads Guilty, Faces Five Years in Prison TorrentFreak Over the past five years, Operation in Our Sites, the U.S. initiative tackling copyright-infringing websites, has produced several arrests and the seizure of thousands of domains.   Car information security is a complete wreck — here’s why  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Sean Gallagher’s long, … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Most popular programming languages shift at Github

Most popular programming languages shift at Github Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza Driven by the web and Android, Javascript and Java reign. Ruby and C lose ground. PHP lumbers on, impervious. Somewhere in the distance, a Perl script barks mournfully. Wargames-style map shows ongoing internet attacks Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza The Norse Map is a Wargames-style … Read more

:) New attack infects Macs in seconds – Cyberculture agenda:

New attack infects Macs in seconds, even without internet The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal Apple computers have always been touted as more secure than other PCs because their firmware couldn’t be penetrated. Unfortunately, that’s no longer true, as a newly created self-replicating worm has shown. Games, chat and personalized content: Ray Chan on the future of … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: R.I.P. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata

Following its massive data breach, surveillance firm Hacking Team says it will release a new spyware suite this fall  The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal Barely a week after it was hacked and had 400GB of its internal documents and product source code leaked, security firm Hacking Team says it’s ready to fight another day. Apple Could Have … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Dictators’ favorite surveillance company hacked, Turkey files also exposed!

Here is the link to Turkey related files. Turkish Police forces paid 150 K, Here is the invoice… Dictators’ favorite surveillance company hacked and exposed online  Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza “Hacking Team” is a badly-named security contractor that helps governments spy on activists and journalists. It got hacked, badly, and more than 400GB of its data … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Global Brands still focus on Facebook… State of Live-Streaming Video… Porn data visualized…

STUDY: Majority of Global Brands Still Focus on Facebook  All Facebook by David Cohen The results of a study by social media analytics provider Quintly on global interaction rates with social networks were no shock: Facebook remains at the top. Beyond Periscope and Meerkat: The State of Live-Streaming Video  All Facebook by Kimberlee Morrison There has been lots … Read more

After all conspiratorial discourse, Turkish Gov’t hires a former CIA boss to Lobby for herself…

Former CIA Boss Goss Hired to Lobby for the Turkish Government Bloomberg – Isobel Finkel – May 11, 6:36 AM – Porter Goss, a director of the CIA under the Bush administration, has been hired by Turkey’s government to lobby Congress on matters including counter-terrorism, energy-security, and stability in the the NATO-member’s region. Goss’s role … Read more