Cyberculture agenda: Remembering Aaron Swartz

  A Year After Aaron Swartz’s Death, Lawmakers Still Demand Answers On the eve of the anniversary of Aaron Swartz‘s tragic death, a group of eight lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are still looking for answers regarding the criminal investigation he was the subject of   Remembering Aaron One year ago, we lost Aaron Swartz, a dear friend … Read more

After Zynga support, “Bitcoin break the $1,000 valuation mark again…Aaron Swartz’s father… Cyberculture agenda..

Support from Zynga helps Bitcoin break the $1,000 valuation mark again The price of Bitcoin is back over US$1,000 after gaming giant Zynga became the latest company to adopt the virtual currency….   Aaron Swartz’s father, Bob Swartz, discusses his son’s death It’s been nearly a year since my friend Aaron Swartz killed himself, Foursquare details how it rewards … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “a master list of the 10,000 worst passwords…Amazon’s drones…

Worst passwords   (click to embiggen) Mark Burnett, whose work has been featured here before, has used lists of leaked passwords to compile a master list of the 10,000 worst passwords (with accompanying wordcloud, see above); an astonishing 91 percent of all passwords used appear in the top 1000. Here’s the top 100, with their relative frequency: NSA tracks … Read more

SecureDrop: an Open-Source Submission Platform for Whistleblowers… a Cyberculture roundup…

Freedom of the Press Foundation Launches SecureDrop, an Open-Source Submission Platform for Whistleblowers Freedom of the Press Foundation has taken charge of the DeadDrop project, an open-source whistleblower submission system originally coded by the late transparency advocate Aaron Swartz. In the coming months, the Foundation will also provide on-site installationand technical support to news organizations that wish to run the … Read more