#PanamaPapers (2) – How over 400 journalists reported on the leaks…

Here’s how over 400 journalists at dozens of news orgs reported out the massive Panama Papers story Nieman Journalism Lab by Ricardo Bilton Sunday’s report of the Panama Papers detailed a global, decades-long story of bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, and financial fraud that implicates over 100 politicians and public officials. Equally impressive, however, is project … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Google doodle for #InternationalWomensDay #8AdarêPîrozBe

Google’s International Women’s Day Doodle celebrates the remarkable women of the future Mashable! by Rachel Thompson National Security Experts Weigh in on the “Apple v. FBI” Battle – “If [the FBI is] lying, that would be a very, very big deal.”  Upvoted by Nick Dyen “Apple is being mischievous here,” two national security experts at the Brookings … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “How states manipulate social networks…

Sockpuppets and spambots: How states manipulate social networks  firstdraftnews.com If you’re a user of a major social network, chances are you’ve been friended, followed or mentioned by a suspicious-looking account at some point. They probably tried to sell you something or get you to click a link, and you were probably able to spot the fake … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: The Verge explains ” how Twitter’s new algorithmic timeline is going to work

Here’s how Twitter’s new algorithmic timeline is going to work theverge.com – Casey Newton – Feb 6, 2:51 PM Twitter went into an uproar Friday after a BuzzFeed report that the social network was on the brink of tossing its traditional timeline for a Facebook-style feed. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tried to calm fears this … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “HTTP error code 451 for Internet censorship… “ten-part series on surveillance & corruption…”Twitter Bots and Activists…

IETF approves HTTP error code 451 for Internet censorship Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow The 451 HTTP error code, first proposed in 2012 as a tribute to Ray Bradbury’s classic novel is now an IETF standard and is the preferred error message for a server to send to a browser when content is blocked for legal … Read more

Opportunist authorities are quick to blame Encryption after Paris… Cyberculture Agenda…

Exploiting Emotions About Paris to Blame Snowden, Distract from Actual Culprits Who Empowered ISIS The Intercept by Glenn Greenwald Whistleblowers are always accused of helping America’s enemies (top Nixon aides accused Daniel Ellsberg of being a Soviet spy and causing the deaths of Americans with his leak); it’s just the tactical playbook that’s automatically used. So … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy…

Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy The Intercept by Micah Lee LAST MONTH, I met Edward Snowden in a hotel in central Moscow, just blocks away from Red Square. It was the first time we’d met in person; he first emailed me nearly two years earlier, and we eventually created an encrypted channel to journalists Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald, to … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Tech industry association vs. German privacy watchdogs….

Tech industry association bashes German privacy watchdogs EurActiv.com The European tech industry is firing back against German data privacy chiefs, who announced this week that they would suspend data transfers to the United States and suggested businesses operating in Europe store data only in EU member states. Migrants grieve and wait on Greek island BBC News | … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Ada Lovelace Day… “A long interview with Snowden…

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating the Achievements of Women in Technology  EFF.org Updates by Annelyse Gelman Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Please join us in commemorating the life of Ada Lovelace by celebrating the achievements – past and present – of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.   Snowden for drones: The Intercept’s expose on US drone attacks, … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Facebook Era finishes up Playboy’s traditional role… Drone Docs…

Playboy goes PG: It’s media Disneyification in the Facebook era The Next Web by Gabe Fenigsohn It sounds like an Onion headline but it’s actually the New York Times: “Playboy to Drop Nudity as Internet Fills Demand.” The fact that this news is reality and not satire speaks volumes about the extent to which brands must … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: It looks like France wants to emulate NSA type surveillance…

Edward Snowden joins Twitter and immediately throws shade at the NSA  The Next Web by Amanda Connolly Whistleblower Edward Snowden has officially come out of the shadows and joined Twitter using the handle @Snowden, which was verified within two hours of joining. Facing Sweeping Surveillance Bill, French Public Falls Between Alarm and Indifference  Global Voices Online by … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The Crypto Wars Have Gone Global

The Crypto Wars Have Gone Global EFF.org Updates Recently, Congress heard testimony about whether or not backdoors should be introduced into encryption technologies, a technically problematic proposal that would fundamentally weaken the security of the Internet, according to a recent report written by eleven of the world’s leading cryptographers. But while Congress is reliving these debates … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: RIP, Caspar Bowden… Hacking Team revelations… Reddit woes…

Hacking Team Shows the World How Not to Stockpile Exploits  Wired Top Stories by Kim Zetter Zero-day exploits are like gold to hackers. Keep them all in one place and you’re asking to get robbed. Caspar Bowden: NSA Hearing LIBE European Parliament, 24 September 2013  open Democracy News Analysis – by Caspar Bowden As a tribute to … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “‘Final deadline’ for Greece debt plan

‘Final deadline’ for Greece debt plan  BBC News | Europe | World Edition The eurozone gives Greece until Thursday to present final proposals to secure a deal with creditors, and calls a full EU summit for Sunday. UN to vote on Srebrenica ‘genocide’ BBC News | Europe | World Edition The UN Security Council is set to … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Dictators’ favorite surveillance company hacked, Turkey files also exposed!

Here is the link to Turkey related files. Turkish Police forces paid 150 K, Here is the invoice… Dictators’ favorite surveillance company hacked and exposed online  Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza “Hacking Team” is a badly-named security contractor that helps governments spy on activists and journalists. It got hacked, badly, and more than 400GB of its data … Read more