#Cyberculture agenda: “Data Mining Reveals the Rise of ISIS Propaganda on Twitter

Data Mining Reveals the Rise of ISIS Propaganda on Twitter MIT Technology Review Twitter has closed 25,000 accounts that supported the terrorist organisation ISIS. An analysis of these tweets shows how ISIS emerged with a message of extreme violence. How to find out what Trump’s favorite big data machine knows about you Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow … 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

Eurosphere agenda: “Confidential TTIP documents published…

Debate: Confidential TTIP documents published  euro|topics Confidential documents were made public on Sunday that reveal the current status of the negotiations on the TTIP free trade pact. Obama and Angela Merkel spoke out only last week in favour of the deal while tens of thousands of people protested against it. The press also discusses the pros … 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

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

Anthropology roundup: [American] Anthropologists Vote to Back Boycott of Israeli Institutions… Anthropologists take Terror in France and ISIS’ Revolution…

Terror in France and ISIS’ Revolution: Anthropologists try to see the whole picture  antropologi.info – anthropology in the news blog (draft, post in progress) More surveillance, more bombs, more border controls, less democracy, less freedom: Europe is reacting hysterically after the deadly terror attacks in Paris one week ago. How to make sense of what is … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Task Force on AAA Engagement on Israel-Palestine”- Final report

Final Report: Task Force on AAA Engagement on Israel-Palestine American Anthropological Association by Anne Kelsey Read the full report.  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Recent years have seen increasing pressure in the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and many other professional academic associations to discuss alleged Israeli violations of academic freedom and human rights, and to move toward sanctioning Israel. … Read more

Literati roundup: “An Academic Journal About Leisure… “Tolstoy and Gandhi Exchange Letters…

An Academic Journal About Leisure Exists, and It’s Amazing Wired Top Stories by Sarah Zhang Peruse at your leisure. Tolstoy and Gandhi Exchange Letters: Two Thinkers’ Quest for Gentleness, Humility & Love (1909) Open Culture by Josh Jones Some of the most rigorous moral thinkers of the past century have spent time on the wrong side of … Read more

Anger at Soldier funerals turning not only to PKK but to AKP representatives… And a social fabric roundup…

This is one a few other protest that occurred recently…. ************* Pro-gov’t businessman censors own remarks on ‘Erdoğan love’ A pro-AKP media tycoon has succeeded in his unusual lawsuit, with a court ruling to block reports on 50 news websites quoting his reflections on the ‘divine love’ between himself and President Erdoğan The long and arduous journey of … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Greek debt talks fail, BUT next meeting on Monday… Tension in Minsk…

No agreement in Greek eurozone talks  BBC News | Europe | World Edition   Greek and eurozone officials have left a seven-hour meeting without even basic agreement on how to proceed in talks over the country’s debt crisis. Greek debt talks fail, next meeting on Monday  EurActiv.com Greece’s new leftist government and its international creditors failed to … Read more

As Facebook caves in, Turkey’s authoritarian march continues: “Specially authorized courts to be reintroduced

Zuckerberg’s free-speech rhetoric proves empty as Facebook censors Charlie … International Business Times UK “In comparison with Twitter and YouTube, Facebook cooperates with the Turkish authorities much better,” Yaman Akdeniz, a professor in cyberlaw at Bilgi University in Istambul, told the New York Times. “Therefore it’s not surprising that Facebook . Facebook Caves to Turkish Government … Read more

More than 3 thousand university students are in prison in Turkey… Dispatches…

Opposition party (CHP) deputy  Veli Ağbaba in a press meeting today pointed out that more than 3 thousand university students are in prison. Most of them are due to non-violent crimes like commemorating a revolutionary leader of 1970s… News in Turkish   Report emphasizes Erdoğan’s impact on decline of democracy in Turkey Freedom House’s annual report … Read more

A survey gives clues about the state of affairs in Turkey…

original link here.  Graft probe evidence is handwritten note signed by Reza Zarrab   A handwritten note signed by Iranian businessmen Reza Zarrab has been revealed as the evidence that cleared Çağlayan of wrongdoing in the eyes of a parliamentary corruption panel “Masquerade” Resumes at the Palace Yard Bianet :: English President Erdoğan greeted the leader of … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Charlie Hebdo massacre might be used as a pretext for more surveillance powers…

  Swiss seek to avert EU immigration clash with ‘safeguard’ clause  EurActiv.com The Swiss government hopes to negotiate for a right to cap immigration from the European Union so as to keep its access to EU markets when it writes into law a popular vote requiring strict limits on migration.   AIN FOCUS: Charlie Hebdo publishes on … Read more

As Turkey loses the Charlie Hebdo trial… “Turkish PM calls reprinting of Charlie Hebdo cartoons ‘deliberate provocation’

  Turkish PM calls reprinting of Charlie Hebdo cartoons ‘deliberate provocation’ Davutoğlu slammed Cumhuriyet for reprinting the Charlie Hebdo cartoon featuring the Prophet Muhammad New Charlie Hebdo Muhammad Cartoon Stirs Muslim Anger in Mideast  NYT > Turkey by By ANNE BARNARD The authorities in Egypt and Turkey moved to place restrictions on the cartoon, which shows the … Read more