A video: “Why Pegasus Spyware FAILED Israel During Hamas Attack”

  00:07 Hamas launched a full-scale invasion of southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, resulting in a catastrophic intelligence failure on Israel’s part. 02:47 Pegasus spyware failed Israel during Hamas attack 05:24 Pegasus spyware has been misused for government surveillance and targeting of journalists and activists. 07:50 Pegasus spyware enables extensive phone data access and … Read more

Human controlled AI already used as a killing machine

There is too much anxiety about autonomous AI agents, but humans with power always have the upper hand and do not care about ethics and regulations… The Gospel: Israel turns to a new AI system in the Gaza war Israel has been using artificial intelligence (AI) in the recent war against Hamas. The IDF has … Read more

#Europe agenda: “Finland, poster child of migrant relocation…

Finland, poster child of migrant relocation  EUobserver.com – Headline News The Nordic country has taken in lone minors, teenage mothers and underage wives as part of its pledge to the EU relocation scheme. Digitizing the EU’s Public Diplomacy in Israel Exploring Digital Diplomacy by Ilan Manor Introduction The relationship between Israel and the European Union has been … Read more

Anthro roundup: A new journal: “Anthropology and Photography”

Anthropology and Photography  Material World by Haidy Geismar Anthropology & Photography (ISSN 2397-1754) is a new open-access RAI publication series edited by the RAI Photography Committee. Emerging from the international conference of the same name organized by the RAI at the British Museum in 2014, the series will highlight and make available to the widest possible … Read more

“Turkey to play more active role in Syrian War” -as if she did not play before…

Biden, Turkish PM to discuss Syria, extradition of Gülen U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım will discuss issues regarding Syria and the extradition of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen during Biden’s visit to Turkey, Yıldırım has said Syrian war: Turkey to play more active role  BBC News | Europe | World … Read more

Turkey’s way: “ISIL militant’s jail sentence reduced due to ‘good conduct’ in Turkey [and the militant fled to Syria…

ISIL militant’s jail sentence reduced due to ‘good conduct’ in Turkey The jail sentence of a militant from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Ahmet Güneş, has been reduced due to “good conduct” in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, despite the fact his trial was conducted in absentia, Doğan News Agency reported on … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “AAA Boycott Vote Postmortem” by Savage Minds…

AAA Boycott Vote Postmortem Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology By now you have probably heard that the boycott vote failed by an incredibly narrow margin: In the end an astounding 51% of its 10,000 members participated. The resolution failed by exactly 39 votes: 2,423-2,384 (50.4%-49.6%)—a statistical dead heat. David Palumbo-Liu, Steven Salaita, Charlotte Silver, … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “AAA Membership Votes Down Academic Boycott Resolution

AAA Membership Votes Down Academic Boycott Resolution June 6, 2016: In a close vote, the AAA membership voted against the resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. Fifty-one percent of AAA’s eligible members voted, the largest turnout in AAA history, with 2,423 members opposing the resolution, and 2,384 voting to support it. The membership has spoken … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Decolonizing Anthropology…

8 Awesome Anthropologists Advancing Public Outreach Forbes It’s International Women’s Day, and I’ve seen an abundance of posts about the amazing pioneers in my field of anthropology. One that sticks out for many people is Margaret Mead, an all-around awesome anthropologist known for her research, museum work, … Anthropology without Villains: Kurt’s Vonnegut’s Master’s Degree in … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “the Planned New Google and Apple Headquarters “Campuses” in Silicon Valley as Modern Digital Eden Projects…

Postmodernism Counterculture & the Planned New Google and Apple Headquarters “Campuses” in Silicon Valley as Modern Digital Eden Projects  EU Pundit by Andis Kaulins What do we make of the events in Europe? or in the USA? Are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders inevitable products of an era dominated by a cultural evolution that is labeled … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The causes of selfie-related fatalities

The causes of selfie-related fatalities Boing Boing by Mark Frauenfelder The most common way to die from taking a selfie is falling from a heights, followed by drowning. From Priceonomics: How Snapchat’s Evolving, One Small Update at a Time (and Why You Need to Pay Attention) Social Media Today by Andrew Hutchinson Snapchat announced two significant updates last … Read more

In case you missed- “Erdoğan transplants Turkey’s oldest olive tree for ‘green life expo’…

Erdoğan transplants Turkey’s oldest olive tree for ‘green life expo’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has taken part in a ceremony to replant the country’s oldest olive tree, which was uprooted after 945 years, at the site of a “green life expo” in Antalya In Memoriam | Mustafa Vehbi Koç (1960 – 2016)  Mavi Boncuk Mustafa Vehbi … Read more

A WaPost piece: “Why Turkey’s government is threatening academic freedom?

Why Turkey’s government is threatening academic freedom washingtonpost.com – Jan 16 Turkey is making international news. And, unsurprisingly, the news is gloomy yet again. Emboldened by his party’s electoral victory in November, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set out on a crusade against academics. After 1,128   Investigation against Academic Signing Peace Statement  Bianet :: … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Ukraine faces world’s first blackout caused by hackers” “Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2016”

Ukraine faces world’s first blackout caused by hackers The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal While 2015 was rife with news of hackers stealing data from governments, health insurers and adultery sites, it looks like targeting our energy infrastructure might be the next big thing in cyberattacks. Three regional power authorities in Ukraine were infected with malware … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Religion has been causing conflict since 2000 years ago,anthropologists say”…

Religion has been causing conflict since 2000 years ago,anthropologists say ChristianToday This social tension caused by religion, however, is not a product of the modern world, according to a new study published on the journal “Current Anthropology.” In fact, researchers have concluded that religion has been causing conflict for over 2,000 Anthropologists overwhelmingly vote to … Read more