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

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Cyberculture agenda: “Twitter Users Can Now Crowdsource the Fight Against Trolls [not for all users yet]

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Cyberculture agenda: “Algorithmic cruelty”…”Web Encryption Gets Stronger in 2014….

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Cyberculture agenda: A new secret malware, Regin…Facebook and your mental health…EFF Co-launches Global Coalition on Net Neutrality…

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Cyberculture roundup: Anonymous vs. Israel, Facebook News Feed and more…

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Flame: a cyber-weapon; Cultural impact on Facebook profile photo choices; 8% of Online Adults Use Twitter Every Day

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Sesawe offers tools to circumvent web censorship

I had stopped shortly in a blogger/new media training session last Friday, that focused on Eurasian bloggers and new media people. You can check their work here:

Eurasian Stories | Digital Stories from Eurasia

and videos made in the workshop:

I have met Eric who works with a website called Sesawe. This site offers great tools and recommendations to circumvent web censorship. In their site:

Where sesawe matters:

FranceNorth KoreaKazakhstanMoroccoSri LankaChina
Saudia ArabiaEthiopiaTurkeyBelarusThailandSudan


My brief notes from Eric’s speech:

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