#Cyberculture agenda: An Israeli judge decides emoji are proof of intent… “Chelsea Manning walks free from prison…

Judge rules emoji are proof of intent The Next Web by Rachel Kaser A landlord in Israel has successfully sued a couple who mislead him with emoji, with the judge ruling that the tiny pictures constituted a statement of intent. The landlord, Yaniv Dahan, posted an ad on a classified site for his home, and received a response from a couple. … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “Encrypted technologies and terrorism”

Encrypted technologies and terrorism  Hacker Noon – Medium by Andreas Sandre An armed police officer stands guard opposite the Houses of Parliament after the March 22, 2017 London attack. (Photo credits: AFP) The Wikipedia for Spies—And Where It Goes From Here Wired Top Stories by Emily Dreyfuss Yes, the intelligence community crowdsources, too What the Public Knows About Cybersecurity … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “Don’t Let WikiLeaks Scare You Off of Signal and Other Encrypted Chat Apps

Don’t Let WikiLeaks Scare You Off of Signal and Other Encrypted Chat Apps  Wired Top Stories by Brian Barrett Despite some initial confusion, the CIA hasn’t undermined Signal and other important end-to-end encrypted apps. The CIA Didn’t Break Signal or WhatsApp, Despite What You’ve Heard The Intercept by Sam Biddle There’s been one particularly misleading claim repeated … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “Dormant Botnet of 350,000 Twitter Accounts…

  Cybersecurity Experts Uncover Dormant Botnet of 350,000 Twitter Accounts  MIT Technology Review   A massive botnet secretly infiltrated the Twitterverse in 2013 but has lain mysteriously dormant since then, say researchers. Twitter and TV Superfans (Study) All Facebook by David Cohen   How do “superfans” of television show behave on Twitter, and what should marketers do … 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

#Cyberculture -Wikileaks more into dubious waters as it considers exposing verified Twitter users’ data…

Wikileaks considers exposing verified Twitter users’ data The Social Software Weblog   WikiLeaks once claimed to stand for the people against the shadowy, truth-occluding governments of the world (primarily, the United States). But the last couple years saw the organization swerve into questionable territory as an Associated Press repo… Using real names online doesn’t improve behavior Boing … Read more

#Cyberculture – Strange times: “Donald Trump backs Julian Assange over Russia hacking claim

Donald Trump backs Julian Assange over Russia hacking claim  BBC News | Europe | World Edition   President-elect Donald Trump backs Wikileaks founder over alleged Russian meddling in the US election. The Future Of Encryption Digital Tonto by Greg Satell   The new era of quantum encryption is coming sooner than you think. If you want to … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Pew Report: “The Political Environment on Social Media”

The Political Environment on Social Media Pew Internet Rss Feed: Reports by Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech In a political environment defined by widespread polarization and partisan animosity, even simple conversations can go awry when the subject turns to politics. In their in-person interactions, Americans can (and often do) attempt to steer clear of … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Digital Defenders” for kids about privacy and crypto… Israel and Survellance Industry…

Digital Defenders: a free open-licensed booklet for kids about privacy and crypto Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow European Digital Rights has created a free, CC-licensed kids’ booklet about privacy called Digital Defenders. How Israel Became a Hub for Surveillance Technology  The Intercept by Sharon Weinberger In 1948, the year Israel was founded, the Mer Group was established … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Turkey Submits Highest Volume of Removal Requests to Twitter…”The Growing Problem of Bots That Fight Online…

TWITTER TRANSPARENCY REPORT: Turkey Submits Highest Volume of Removal Requests to Twitter  Bianet :: English Turkey has been listed as the country with the greatest number of removal requests in Twitter’s first biannual Transparency Report of 2016. The Growing Problem of Bots That Fight Online  MIT Technology Review The way software agents interact on the Web is … 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

In case you missed in Cyberculture agenda: A UN body ruled Julian Assange’s 3.5 Year Detainment in Embassy Unlawful… “Pirate Bay Transforms into The World’s Biggest Streaming Site…

Julian Assange’s 3.5 Year Detainment in Embassy Ruled Unlawful Wired Top Stories by Kim Zetter A UN body has determined that UK and Swedish authorities have unlawfully detained the WikiLeaks founder in the Ecuadorean embassy, where he has been living in asylum since 2012 to avoid arrest. Julian Assange ‘arbitrarily held’  BBC News | Europe | World … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Tech industry association vs. German privacy watchdogs….

Tech industry association bashes German privacy watchdogs EurActiv.com The European tech industry is firing back against German data privacy chiefs, who announced this week that they would suspend data transfers to the United States and suggested businesses operating in Europe store data only in EU member states. Migrants grieve and wait on Greek island BBC News | … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Facebook Era finishes up Playboy’s traditional role… Drone Docs…

Playboy goes PG: It’s media Disneyification in the Facebook era The Next Web by Gabe Fenigsohn It sounds like an Onion headline but it’s actually the New York Times: “Playboy to Drop Nudity as Internet Fills Demand.” The fact that this news is reality and not satire speaks volumes about the extent to which brands must … Read more

Twitter’s new Transparency Report: Turkey is unashamedly the worst offender… -Cyberculture agenda

A NEWS FROM CENSORED WEBSITE [DAĞ MEDYA] : Twitter Transparency Report: 408 of 442 Content Removal Request Comes from Turkey Bianet :: English According to the same report, 408 content removal requests by court decision came from Turkey in the first six months of 2015; 125 twitter accounts were suspended, 1667 tweets were removed. Twitter increases scope … Read more