Google’s increasingly faster re-branding efforts

Google’s increasingly faster re-branding efforts. Google Bard is now Google Gemini. This was fast. I asked Gemini to gather all rebrandings after I saw and lost a twit making fun of Google’s rebrandings. Google AdWords → Google Ads: Streamlined for a broader understanding of its functions. DoubleClick Digital Marketing & Google Analytics 360 Suite → … Read more

A video: “How This Building Powers the Internet”

One Wilshire Boulevard is a nondescript office building in Downtown LA, but it’s the world’s largest carrier hotel, housing major telecom and internet companies. 00:01 One Wilshire Boulevard is the most expensive commercial real estate in the US due to its position as a carrier hotel. 01:50 One Wilshire is the world’s most connected building … Read more

Video: Google and Amazon are now in the oil business – A #Cyberculture roundup…

Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are teaming up with Big Oil to squeeze more oil and gas out of the ground using machine learning technology. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Sources: Brian Merchant (Gizmodo) https://gizmodo.com/how-google-micros… Christopher M. Matthews (Wall Street Journal) https://www.wsj.com/articles/silicon-… Matt Novak (Gizmodo) https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/artic… Kasia Tokarska Daniel Civitarese Ghassan AlRegib – https://ghassanalregib.info/ Google, Microsoft, … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “The technologies that would make the web more participatory…

The technologies that would make the web more participatory  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow The early web was heralded as a revolution in participatory media where everyone could make media as well as consuming it.   Mark Zuckerberg explains Facebook’s behavior to US Congress Stories – WikiTribune by Charles Turner The WikiTribune community reporting on Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before … Read more

#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

#Cyberculture agenda: “Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election  The Intercept by Matthew Cole Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election, according to a highly classified intelligence report obtained … Read more

#cyberculture agenda: A British citizen used a Google doc to disseminate tactical vote…

Meet the woman who created a Google doc on how to tactical vote  Mashable! by Liza Hearon The resistance is alive in Britain, and it’s armed with a spreadsheet. A super detailed, exquisitely crafted Google spreadsheet called “How to Vote to Stop the Tories” started doing the rounds on social media almost immediately after a snap … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “Apple vs. Google company structure, as seen through patents…

Apple vs. Google company structure, as seen through patents FlowingData » Visualization by Nathan Yau For Co.Design, Periscopic compared patent ownership between Apple and Google, which ends up providing a good idea of company structure. Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare Wired Top Stories by Lily Hay Newman More internet-connected medical devices flood into healthcare industry … Read more

#Anthropology roundup: W.E.B. Du Bois’ hand-drawn infographics…

W.E.B. Du Bois’ hand-drawn infographics from “The Exhibit of American Negroes” kottke.org by Jason Kottke   W.E.B. Du Bois was an American author, sociologist, historian, and activist. Apparently Du Bois was also a designer and design director of some talent as these hand-drawn infographics show. White nationalists seem to have manipulated Google search results for ‘Boasian … Read more

#Journalism agenda: “Wikipedia calls the Daily Mail “generally unreliable,” and bans it as a source in most cases…

Wikipedia calls the Daily Mail “generally unreliable,” and bans it as a source in most cases Nieman Journalism Lab by Laura Hazard Owen   Following about a month of discussion, Wikipedia editors have decided to prohibit the use of the Daily Mail as a source in most situations, writing: [The] Daily Mail should not be used … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “#DeleteUber: Users angry at Trump Muslim ban scrap app…

#DeleteUber: Users angry at Trump Muslim ban scrap app  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH)   Uber provided rides at JFK airport while other taxi drivers held strike over Trump’s ban on Muslim travellers. 2 big names in video games take on Trump’s immigration ban Mashable! by Adam Rosenberg   The Trump administration’s immigration ban has prompted a … Read more

#Anthropology agenda: “A Field Guide to Trump’s Swamp

A Field Guide to Trump’s Swamp  SAPIENS by Janine R. Wedel   The president-elect has populated “the swamp” with power brokers who are marred by potential conflicts of interest. Andrew Harnik/Associated Press Artificially Intelligent, Genuinely a Person Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Coltan Scrivner   It’s difficult to overstate our … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: Obama pardons Chelsea Manning and Stuxnet leak source James Cartwright while Snowden never filed paperwork requesting a pardon…

Obama just freed whistleblower Chelsea Manning The Next Web by Bryan Clark   President Obama just effectively freed Chelsea Manning from the 32 remaining years in her jail sentence, according to the New York Times. While it’s not a presidential pardon, the commutation of Manning’s sentence will see her go free in just five months. Chelsea Manning to … Read more

#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

From Turkey with Love: Some Turkish authorities intend to replace Google services with the ones with local culture and values…

Turkey to launch domestic Google, Gmail replacements aligned with local culture and values Turkey Blocks by Editorial  / Turkey is building a domestic search engine and email service compatible with national culture and values, according to statements made by Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Communication, in a television interview on Friday. Arslan explains how the domestic search engine … Read more