Cyberculture agenda: FBI, MI5 continues to create moral panic around Encryption software…

FBI Keeps Telling Purely Theoretical Encryption Horror Stories  The Intercept by Jenna McLaughlin Federal law enforcement officials decrying the proliferation of strong encryption said Tuesday that the only reason they lack actual examples of how often it shields criminals is that they’ve done a “bad job” of collecting them. UK’s MI5 security chief warns that encryption is making … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “common data visualization mistakes… “Reddit vs. Trolls…

How Richard Stallman does his computing by Jason Kottke Richard Stallman, the free software activist and author of some of the world’s most used and useful software, probably uses his computer and the Internet a lot differently than you do. For starters, ethics and privacy concerns trump his need for convenience. EZTV Shuts Down After Hostile … Read more

Anonymous (@Crypt0nymous) explains its relationship with Redhack (@TheRedHack)

Anonymous Turkey, RedHack and #OccupyGezi For governments there is no difference between the two groups/collectives, both are (cyber) terrorist. Maybe this is also the reason why hacktivist and activist show solidarity and ?support? each other. Its clear that the ideologies of both groups have nothing to do with their support and solidarity. Coordinated hacks during #opTurkey, … Read more

Hell yeah! WordPress Is 10 Years Old

WordPress Is Now 10 Years Old Ten years ago today, the first public release of WordPress became available. Initially started as a fork of the little-known blogging platform b2/Cafelog, WordPress has grown to be the largest CMS in the world, powering an astounding 18% of the web   WordPress is 10 years old today: Here?s … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Twitter’s Innovator Patent Agreement… Googe abandoning Open Standards for Instant Messaging

Twitter builds internal guidelines for handling legal battles over patents Twitter officially patented its ?pull-to-refresh? technology for streaming on its mobile app today, The Verge reports. But Twitter also has an original, internal approach to patent applications.     Twitter Launches Innovator?s Patent Agreement With patent trolls and patent wars creating a massive drag on … Read more

U.S. Financial Regulator onto Bitcoin…Megaupload vs. US Gov’t… A guide to staying anonymous online..Linkedin is 10

U.S. Financial Regulator Considering Setting Rules for Bitcoin from Mashable! by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai   U.S. Govt. Attack on Megaupload Bears Hallmarks of ?Digital Gitmo? from TorrentFreak by Robert Amsterdam Digital Gitmo, by Robert Amsterdam New Zealand is celebrated worldwide for its human rights. Renowned as being the first country in the world to grant suffrage … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: EFF: “Governments Still Present Biggest Threat to Open Internet”…Digital Battles continue over Gaza…

  Some Things Never Change: Governments Still Present Biggest Threat to Open Internet from Updates by Jillian C. York Some things change, but others stay the same. While the types of threats facing Internet users worldwide have diversified over the past few years, from targeted malware to distributed denial of service attacks, one thing … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Success of Microsoft?s security team, EFF campaigns on Open Wireless and Transparency and more…

Microsoft?s security team is killing it: Not one product on Kaspersky?s top 10 vulnerabilities list from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski EFF Launches New Transparency Project from Updates by Jennifer Lynch IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group Members Jailed from TorrentFreak by Ernesto September last year IMAGiNE stopped distributing new films via their private BitTorrent … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: How Wikipedia works, Top 5 uTorrent Tips,

How Wikipedia works: Building the world?s most expansive encyclopaedia from The Next Web by Mez Breeze Top 5 uTorrent Tips From BitTorrent Inc. from TorrentFreak by enigmax With around 150 million active users each month, uTorrent is by far the most used BitTorrent client in the West. But, despite finding the client incredibly useful, millions … Read more

Samsung vs. Apple trial aftermath and a cyberculture roundup.

Google distances itself from Apple-Samsung ruling: Most claims don?t relate to core of Android from The Next Web by Jon Russell Apple vs. Samsung Head Juror: ?Evidence Was Overwhelming? from Mashable! by Emily Price These Apple Products Have Samsung Parts from Mashable! by Samantha Murphy Will Samsung Smartphone Sales Be Banned in the U.S.? We … Read more

Google show yesterday…and a cyberculture roundup..

Nexus Q media streaming ball from Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza   Google Gives Apple a Lesson in Showmanship by Chris Taylor It?s Not an Entertainment Gadget, It?s Google’s Bid to Control the Future from Wired Top Stories by Fred Vogelstein Google’s Nexus Q is not just a gleaming, consumer electronics device. It’s also Google’s … Read more

Firefox 13 emerges… A cyberculture roundup…

Firefox 13 Brings New Home Page, One-Click Fix for Big Issues from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder The latest iteration of Mozilla?s web browser, Firefox 13, is now available for download. The new version brings several important new features to the table; most notably, a new Home page, which offers easy access to bookmarks, downloads, history, … Read more

#HamzahKashghri debate on Twitter. Saudi Arabia may have used Interpol’s “red notice” system to locate and arrest journalist Hamza Kashgari… A cyberculture roundup

Saudi blogger faces execution for Mohammed tweets from Hurriyet Daily News Malaysia on Monday defended its deportation of a Saudi journalist wanted at home… #HamzahKashghri sparks a polarising debate on Twitter Interpol accused after Saudi Arabia arrests journalist over Muhammad tweet from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin Saudi Arabia is reported to have used Interpol’s … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: “The FBI file of Steven Paul Jobs”; Path controversy;

The FBI file of Steven Paul Jobs from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin   Path Controversy Renews Social Media Privacy Debate from Mashable! by Peter Pachal Still No Pardon for Alan Turing; Watch the Film Breaking the Code from Open Culture by Mike Springer This week the British Government once again refused to pardon Alan … Read more