#Cyberculture agenda: “Apple vs. Google company structure, as seen through patents…

Apple vs. Google company structure, as seen through patents FlowingData » Visualization by Nathan Yau For Co.Design, Periscopic compared patent ownership between Apple and Google, which ends up providing a good idea of company structure. Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare Wired Top Stories by Lily Hay Newman More internet-connected medical devices flood into healthcare industry … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “How cryptocurrency will cripple today’s governments…

How cryptocurrency will cripple today’s governments – and they won’t see it coming Falkvinge on Infopolicy – Discussions on information policy and civil liberties by Rick Falkvinge Cryptocurrency: Cryptocurrency will cripple governmental ability to collect taxes, and they won’t see it coming. When it’s already happened, expect major changes to take place in how society is organized … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: New PEW report on Americans and Cybersecurity…

Americans and Cybersecurity Pew Internet Rss Feed: Reports by Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech   (jmiks/iStock.com)Cyberattacks and data breaches are facts of life for government agencies, businesses and individuals alike in today’s digitized and networked world. Just a few of the most high-profile breaches in 2016 alone include the hacking and subsequent release of … Read more

#Cyberculture Stating the obvious: “Facebook ‘lurking’ is making you miserable

Facebook ‘lurking’ is making you miserable and here’s what you can do about it  Mashable! by Rachel Thompson   LONDON — Another study has proved what we already knew but didn’t want to admit — Facebook ‘lurking’ is making you miserable Censorship on Social Media: 2016 in Review EFF.org Updates by Jillian York   Censorship comes in … Read more

#Cyberculture Anonymous’ Barrett Brown is back! – “Inside ‘Methbot’: The massive Russian cybercrime operation stealing millions from advertisers….

Anonymous’ Barrett Brown Is Free—and Ready to Pick New Fights Wired Top Stories by Andy Greenberg   After four years in prison, Anonymous’ rabblerousing information activist is back with a new plan to restart his radical muckraking. Inside ‘Methbot’: The massive Russian cybercrime operation stealing millions from advertisers Mashable! by Patrick Kulp   Security experts have uncovered … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: KickassTorrents might be back at https://katcr.co/

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: Will be hard to find a cooler President: “Joi Ito interviews Barack Obama for Wired: machine learning, neurodiversity, basic research and Star Trek

Joi Ito interviews Barack Obama for Wired: machine learning, neurodiversity, basic research and Star Trek Boing Boing Joi Ito (previously) — director of MIT Media Lab, former Creative Commons chief, investor, entrepreneur, and happy mutant — interviewed Barack Obama for a special, Obama-edited issue of Wired   Google Warns More Than a Dozen Russian Journalists and Activists … Read more

Journalism agenda: It seems that WashPost Making History by its Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source in the Snowden case…

WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer) The Intercept by Glenn Greenwald Three of the four media outlets that received and published large numbers of secret NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden — The Guardian, the New York Times, and The Intercept –– have called for the U.S. government to allow the … Read more

An Inside Higher Ed interview with the author of “The Academic’s Guide to Social Media” -Cyberculture roundup…

The Academic’s Guide to Social Media   Author discusses book on how and why academics should use social media for scholarly purposes. July 22, 2016 By Carl Straumsheim Writing about social media is “dangerous,” according to Mark Carrigan, a sociologist and academic technologist at the University of Warwick, in Britain. In the time to take … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Snapchat: The King of Millennial Micro-Moments…

Snapchat: The King of Millennial Micro-Moments  All Facebook In 2015, Snapchat put the world on notice that the app is an advertising force to be reckoned with — maybe the advertising force to be reckoned with. NamedAdweek‘s hottest digital brand, Snapchat commanded a reported $750,000 for brands to place ads, and the millennial darling reported more … Read more

“#Paris attacks were ‘act of war by IS’… #ParisAttacks #Prayforparis Another roundup…

Paris attacks were ‘act of war by IS’  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Near-simultaneous attacks in Paris that killed at least 127 people were an “act of war” organised by Islamic State, says France’s President Hollande. Metal Musicians React To Paris Terrorist Attacks  Metal Injection The last few hours have been a whirlwind, trying to… … Read more

#TurkeyVotes News, Online sources…

We are organizing an election watch program hosted by Public Relations and Corporate Communication MA program in İstanbul Bilgi University. Facebook event page here. Event photos and relevant stuff will be posted there. Citizens are invited to socialize and watch the game together. In the mean time, a group of my students producing special coverage at SosyalKafa.net Sosyalkafa Twitter, … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Key challenges to freedom of expression online identified by EDRI

EDRi identifies key challenges to freedom of expression online Yeni Medya On 13 November 2014, EDRi met with the European External Action Service (EEAS) for a civil society consultation on the EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline. The EEAS aims at improving the Guidelines in the future and was seeking input … Read more

Journalism agenda: “Twitter and Google are reportedly allying (against Facebook “Instant Articles”

Twitter and Google are reportedly launching their own version of “Instant Articles” Nieman Journalism Lab by Joseph Lichterman Google and Twitter are joining the growing group of tech companies looking to optimize publishers’ content for mobile devices. This fall, the two companies are planning an launching an open-source product that’s similar to Facebook’s Instant Articles, Recode’s … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Car information security is a complete wreck…

Pirate Music Site Op Pleads Guilty, Faces Five Years in Prison TorrentFreak Over the past five years, Operation in Our Sites, the U.S. initiative tackling copyright-infringing websites, has produced several arrests and the seizure of thousands of domains.   Car information security is a complete wreck — here’s why  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Sean Gallagher’s long, … Read more