#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

Cyberculture agenda: “A Worldwide Survey of Encryption Products…

A Worldwide Survey of Encryption Products Berkman Center Newsfeed Teaser In this paper, which is modeled on a similar effort in 1999 by researchers from George Washington University, Berkman Fellow Bruce Schneier and collaborator Kathleen Seidel together with Harvard College student Saranya Vijayakuma identify and survey 865 encryption products from 55 different countries, 546 of them … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: As Wikipedia’s 15th birthday passed, “The Most-Edited Wikipedia Pages Over The Last 15 Years…

The Most-Edited Wikipedia Pages Over The Last 15 Years  FiveThirtyEight » Features by Andrew Flowers Wikipedia will turn 15 years old tomorrow. The free online collaborative encyclopedia has grown explosively: from fewer than 500,000 English-language articles in 2005 to more than 5 million in 2015. And as the site has grown, so have the edits to … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: A big loss: “Ian “Debian” Murdock dies after threatening suicide

A Brief History of Debian – The Debian Manifesto debian.org [ previous ] [ Contents ] [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ A ] [ next ] Written by Ian A. Murdock, Revised 01/06/94 Debian Linux is a brand-new kind of Linux distribution. Rather than being developed by … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Bitcoin’s creator… Ada Lovelace… Twitter’s warning about state-sponsored attacks…

Bitcoin’s Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius  Wired Top Stories by Andy Greenberg and Gwern Branwen WIRED has determined that Bitcoin’s creator is probably Dr. Craig Steven Wright. Twitter warns of state-sponsored attacks for first time  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Some users receive notice that state-sponsored hackers may have tried to obtain sensitive … Read more

Data battles in Europe: “NSA spying means US servers are not a fit home for Europeans’ data…Cyberculture agenda..

EU top court: NSA spying means US servers are not a fit home for Europeans’ data  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Historically, US companies have been able to get around the (relatively stringent) European data-protection rules thanks to a “Safe Harbor” agreement between the US and the EU — but Max Schrems, an Austrian privacy activist, … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Internet Society Statement on the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Summit

  Internet Society Statement on the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Summit Internet Society – News Headlines Language English Date: Fri, 09/25/2015 Internet Society President and CEO Kathryn Brown issued the following statement: This week, the United Nations is hosting the Sustainable Development Summit (SDS) where the international community will embrace a global agenda to alleviate poverty, … 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

Anthropology roundup: “2015 AAA Leadership Fellows Program…”The plight of the Assyrians…

2015 AAA Leadership Fellows Program American Anthropological Association The AAA Leadership Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for anthropologists early in their careers to learn about leadership opportunities within the association. Each year a group of three to five fellows will be paired with a mentor chosen from among AAA leadership. Mentors are available to fellows … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Turkish Religious Leaders take time to issues a fatwa on downloading…

Downloading Fatwa Issued By Turkish Religious Leaders TorrentFreak For millions of people around the world the word of their particular God provides a moral compass for living life in an appropriate manner. While there are plenty of variations, most faiths agree that it is unacceptable to steal, for example. Inevitably there are gray areas and the … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Detekt- A New Malware Detection Tool… “…wild world of Twitter bots

Detekt: A New Malware Detection Tool That Can Expose Illegitimate State Surveillance  EFF.org Updates by Eva Galperin Recent years have seen a boom in the adoption of surveillance technology by governments around the world, including spyware that provides its purchasers the unchecked ability to target remote Internet users’ computers, to read their personal emails, listen in … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Aaron Swartz was no criminal…”Porn stars use their assets to discuss net neutrality…

Aaron Swartz was no criminal  Boing Boing by Dan Purcell Dan Purcell, one of Swartz’ lawyers, writes about the spiteful and unreasonable charges that led to his suicide—and MIT’s gutless support of his prosecutors. Read the rest Porn stars use their assets to discuss net neutrality  Mashable! by Adario Strange The debate over net neutrality and the fight … Read more

“the story behind the explosive NSA Bullrun scoop…”Appelbaum, Campbell, Rusbridger on NSA and mass surveillance.. Cyberculture roundup…

ProPublica journalist explains the story behind the explosive NSA Bullrun scoop This week, The Guardian broke a sensational news story that revealed the NSA?s $250 million-a-year ?Bullrun? program that is apparently responsible for putting backdoors into consumer software for the purpose of monitoring. Appelbaum, Campbell, Rusbridger on NSA and mass surveillance | Wikileaks on spies … Read more

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