Cyberculture agenda: KickassTorrents might be back at

KickassTorrents ex-staffers brought the torrent site back from the dead The Next Web by Mix   Back in July, millions of pirates got their hearts broken when their go-to torrent site KickassTorrents suddenly shut down following the arrest of alleged founder Artem Vaulin – but it seems not all is lost. A group of devoted ex-staffers has kicked off a … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Social media used to prove MH17 was downed by Russian Buk missile

Social media used to prove MH17 was downed by Russian Buk missile Mashable! by Nicole Gallucci The mystery surrounding the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may have been resolved. Three Leaders Three Narratives: Digital Diplomacy at the UN General Assembly Exploring Digital Diplomacy by Ilan Manor The yearly session of the UN General Assembly may be … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Ashley Madison leak 2.0

Ashley Madison leak 2.0: new dump is twice as large, and includes CEO’s emails  Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin Self-proclaimed Ashley Madison hackers the Impact Team today released what looks like another 20 gigabytes of ill-gotten data. The just-dropped “other shoe” includes emails from the cheater-dating website’s CEO. Swarm 3.0, over-gamified, missed its chance with me The … 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

Cyberculture agenda: #Alphabet is the new Google

Now It Can Be Evil! Twitter Reacts to Google’s Alphabet  Wired Top Stories by Davey Alba Rarely is the Internet simply handed a joke fest on this scale. A New Company Called Alphabet Now Owns Google Wired Top Stories by Cade Metz Google has reorganized itself into multiple companies, spinning off several of its most ambitious projects … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications

  XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications  The Intercept by Morgan Marquis-Boire Illustrations by Blue Delliquanti and David Axe for The Intercept One of the National Security Agency’s most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-in technology to prevent abuse. Today, The Intercept is … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: The Next Front in the Battle for Net Neutrality in Europe… “Reddit Turns 10…

Europe: The Next Front in the Battle for Net Neutrality Updates Americans won big on net neutrality in February, when the FCC voted to adoptnew rules that would allow it to rein in the abusive and discriminatory practices of big telecommunications operators, such as blocking or throttling of Internet data, and charging content providers for … Read more