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: EFF Surveillance Self-Defense; Open Access Week, ISIL Social Media Guide….

EFF Relaunches Surveillance Self-Defense  EFF.org Updates by Jillian York We’re thrilled to announce the relaunch of Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD), our guide to defending yourself and your friends from digital surveillance by using encryption tools and developing appropriate privacy and security practices. The site launches today in English, Arabic, and Spanish, with more languages coming soon. The Younger … Read more

Censorship and Digital Surveillance in Turkey Country Report September-2014 by @altbilisim Alternative Informatics Association

Alternative Informatics Association’s Censorship and Digital Surveillance in Turkey Country Report September-2014 There is Censorship on the Internet and Freedom of Expression is Restricted in Turkey. With the central filter implemented and public access points being arbitrarily censored/filtered, the blocking of Internet access in Turkey has turned into an escalating mechanism for the censorship/control of Internet … Read more

First Legal Challenge to Twitter ban… A Turkey news roundup…

via    Turkey’s Ban On Twitter Faces First Legal Challenges  Mashable! by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai A press organization and two experts in Internet law filed two challenges against Turkey’s Twitter ban on Monday.   Meltem Arıkan @MeltemArikan Youngstrs in Ankara are literally posting their tweets on to the streets#TweetterisblockedinTurkey pic.twitter.com/HfQQxKW4gA Turkey Heightens Twitter Censorship with Mandated IP Blocking Slashdot The … Read more

DNS change not enough any more for Twitter access… #TwitterBlockedinTurkey

All day we have disseminated several DNS numbers after Google DNS was blocked this morning. It seems that DNS change is not an option for Twitter access as of this moment. Several different users report. Turkish government switched to IP- based ban…  

Today today. Images…

A protesting high school kid stopped (!) by police today. Fog in the city. Bosphorus Bridge today. via Ozan Sakin ?@osakin  Presiden Abdullah Gül double-faced. In one tweet he support freedom of expression, in another he informs us that he approved the new Internet bill so that it could be implemented quickly. Turkish gov?t launches talks with opposition … Read more

Memorable images from 9 February 2014 anti-censorship protests…

Turkish police crack down on internet freedom protest Teargas and water cannon used as Erdogan government?s internet restrictions spark violent street scenes and global outcry Clashes at Istanbul internet protest Turkish riot police fire water cannon and tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators marching in Istanbul in protest at new laws tightening government control of the … Read more

EU: Turkey Internet law raises ‘serious concerns’- Law aftermath. Roundup in English and Turkish

Farewell to Internet Yesterday night, the censorship and surveillance bill has passed from Turkish parliament. At the same time, I wrote a letter to internet to say goodbye. Because after this bill, there won?t be a world wide web for Turkey anymore. Turkey: Internet Curbs Approved Parliament approved legislation allowing Turkey?s telecommunications authority to block websites without a prior … Read more

EU Parliament member @MarietjeSchaake questions: “new legislation censors internet in Turkey – EFD Rights Watch

Parliamentary Question: new legislation censors internet in Turkey marietjeschaake.eu   Turkish Internet bill to ?deepen press freedom crisis,? CPJ says   The press freedom NGO slammed Ankara for voting ‘radical censorship measures’ *************** RedHack hacks ISP TTNET, Vodafone and Turkcell, leaks data of Govt Officials against death of a Gezi protester HackRead ? Pushpa Mishra … Read more

Erdoğan awarded as the Internet Villain of 2013 by The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today unveiled the full winners list from last night?s 15th annual 2013 Internet Industry Awards, which saw the award for ?Best Superfast Broadband? go to London ISPHyperoptic and the gong for ?Best Consumer Fixed Broadband? being won by Sky Broadband…. Elsewhere Recep Erdogan (Turkish Prime Minister) bagged the infamous gong for Internet … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Follow #Sundance Film Festival online… Tim Wu on FCC’s net neutrality disaster

Internet Freedom Day: This Year We Go to War for Net Neutrality   This time of year is always the worst of times and best of times for internet freedom. And on this second annual Internet Freedom Day — the anniversary of the successful SOPA/PIPA Blackout protest — we need to keep fighting for network … Read more

A GitHub project (!): tyyp:// An application level networking protocol to enable government controlled internets

Giıthub page here.    tyyp:// TYYP is an application level networking protocol for government controlled information systems, named after the notable 21st century villain Recep Tayyip Erdogan. TYYP was not started or is being coordinated by an open standards consorcium, because openness and freedom are oxymorons of the dictatorial values we commonly share and some … Read more

Youtube partially blocked. Turkish government is messing up with our Internet Freedom. Current situation

A few hours ago two ISPs, Turknet and Uydunet announced blockage. Not other ISPs yet apply the court rule. A few days ago Vimeo was blocked first, then unblocked. But particular videos could be blocked in Vimeo and other video sharing sites. Government’s excuse is to block sex videos of government officials but as one … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “France’s new surveillance law…EU bank bailout fight…

France’s new surveillance law creates a police state   Jeremie from La Quadrature du Net writes, “France just turned into a surveillance state, adopting a sneaky surveillance framework in article 13 of its Defense Bill (Loi de programmation militaire). MAIN FOCUS: Final spurt towards banking union | 12/12/2013   The project of a banking union is taking … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: “Turkey bans gay dating website, app Grindr… “Foursquare continues to focus on the little details…

  Turkey bans gay dating website, app Grindr Gay and bisexual male dating website Grindr has been banned by Turkey’s Directorate of Telecommunication   Foursquare continues to focus on the little details. Now tells you where the action is on any given day of the week. Someone must have given Foursquare a kick up the … Read more

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