Cyberculture agenda: “Advocacy groups call on Twitter to restore API access to Politiwoops

Advocacy groups call on Twitter to restore API access to Politiwoops  Nieman Journalism Lab by Joseph Lichterman A collection of advocacy groups from around the world on Friday released anopen letter to Twitter, calling on the company to restore API access to Politiwoops, a site that archived politicians’ deleted tweets. RELATED ARTICLE A eulogy for Politwoops, … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Historic switch- Firefox from Google to Yahoo… Creative Commons at 12 years…

Firefox to switch default search from Google to Yahoo  Mashable! by Karissa Bell Yahoo will soon be the default search engine on Firefox browsers. Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: why only an anthropologist can tell the story of Anonymous  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow   BitTorrent Users are Avid, Eclectic Content Buyers, Survey Finds  TorrentFreak Each month 150-170 million Internet … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Did Mozilla sell out by accepting DRM?

Can This Web Be Saved? Mozilla Accepts DRM, and We All Lose Updates by Danny O’Brien It’s official: the last holdout for the open web has fallen. Flanked on all sides by Google, Microsoft, Opera, and (it appears) Safari’s support and promotion of the EME DRM-in-HTML standard, Mozilla is giving in to pressure from … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Wikileaks opens Public Library of US Diplomacy (PLUSD)… Anonymous vs. Israel…

Wikileaks opens Public Library of US Diplomacy (PLUSD), searchable repository of 1970s US diplomatic and intel documents from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin   WikiLeaks Releases 1.7 Million U.S. Diplomatic Records in the ‘Kissinger Cables’ from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder WikiLeaks publishes 1.7m+ United States records as it launches new ?PlusD? searchable repository from The … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: WikiLeaks Partners With Anonymous (GIF); Mobile World Congress 2012….

Pew Survey Finds Over 60% of Social Network Users Have Deleted a Friend from Bloggers Blog: Blogging the Blogsphere A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project & American Life found that most people choose restricted privacy settings. Over half of social network users (52% to 60% depending on demographic) keep their … Read more