#Cyberculture agenda: “Twitter sues US government… “Alt-right bot army “rules trending topics” on Twitter…

Twitter sues US government over order to reveal anti-Trump account  The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal Twitter is suing the Trump administration over the demand for the company to reveal the identity of the user behind the account @ALT_uscis, which is critical of the current government’s immigration policies. A US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent … 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 agenda: “Livestreaming Is Transforming Activism Around the World…

How Livestreaming Is Transforming Activism Around the World Wired Top Stories by Lexi Pandell In some countries, livestreaming an event can get you thrown in jail. Explore the promise and peril of using your smartphone to fight the power worldwide. Snap’s Spectacles Are the Beginning of a Camera-First Future Wired Top Stories by David Pierce Cameras aren’t … 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

Cyberculture agenda: WhatsApp is blocking links to Telegram, its major rival…”How online activist groups are raising millions….

WhatsApp is blocking Telegram links on Android for some reason The Next Web by Napier Lopez There’s something funky going on at WhatsApp HQ. Android users are noticing that the app is now blocking any links to rival chat app Telegram. The odd behavior was first spotted by Telegram users over on Reddit. Links to the app … Read more

Journalism agenda: “London attacks changed the news: The value of the witness

The value of the witness: How the London attacks changed the news  Mashable! by Colin Daileda The night after the deadliest peace-time attack on London, the BBC led its 6 p.m. newscast with a shaky video of screaming commuters, an ambulance siren howling in the background Twitter’s new article preview cards could be a boost for publishers … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Mobile Phone may Detect Earthquakes…

Your Mobile Phone can Detect Earthquakes Digital Inspiration Technology Blog by Amit Agarwal Was it just you or did the ground really shake? Your iPhone, iPad and most newer mobile phones can work as basic seismometers, the same instrument that is used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes and volcanoes. You don’t need to install any apps, just … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Wikipedia Sues NSA …” VPN Services that Take Your Anonymity Seriously…

Wikipedia Sues NSA Over Dragnet Internet Surveillance  The Intercept by Cora Currier Wikipedia is suing the NSA over surveillance programs that involve tapping internet traffic en masse from communications infrastructure in the U.S. in order to search it for intelligence purposes. Which VPN Services Take Your Anonymity Seriously? 2015 Edition  TorrentFreak By now most Internet users are … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Ross Ulbricht found guilty on all counts in Silk Road trial verdict…

Silk Road trial verdict: Ross Ulbricht found guilty on all counts Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin Ulbricht faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison. Read the rest Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht found guilty for all 7 conspiracy charges  The Next Web by Napier Lopez Today, Ross Ulbricht, known by his online alias “Dread Pirate Roberts,”was … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Today is the “Slow Down for Net Neutrality”

From reddit to Pornhub, Websites Slow Down for Net Neutrality on September 10 EFF.org Updates by rainey Reitman You know the net neutrality conversation is breaking new ground when even the porn sites are weighing in. And that’s just what we’re seeing: Major adult platforms Pornhub and Redtube are joining an online protest on September 10, calling for stronger … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: @zeynep piece on Net Neutrality, Algorithmic Filtering and Ferguson…

 Here is Zeynep Tüfekçi’s piece. *********************** Pop-Up Ad Inventor Apologizes for Creating a ‘Fiasco’  Mashable! by The Atlantic Ron Carlson’s short story “What We Wanted To Do,” takes the form of an apology from a villager who failed to protect his comrades from marauding Visigoths. It begins: Net Neutrality, Algorithmic Filtering and Ferguson  Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin   A prison visit with The … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Global directory of freedom technologists… Russian Internet… Steve Wozniak- Net Neutrality- FCC

  Global directory of freedom technologists: projects, networks, organisations  media/anthropology by John Postill This is a working directory of some of the global projects, networks and organisations where leading freedom technologists congregate and collaborate. It is part of current research towards my forthcoming book Hacker, Lawyer, Journalist, Spy: Freedom Technologists and Political Change in an Age of Global Protest. Please note … Read more

In the mean time, European Parliament Votes to Protect Net Neutrality… Eurosphere agenda…

European Parliament Votes to Protect Net Neutrality, Kill Roaming Fees Wired Top Stories The European Union is poised to pass new laws that would protect network neutrality within its borders. Open net gets a huge boost in the EU: net neutrality and no roaming fees Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Andrew sez, “The fight for … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ Is a Powerful Homage to Aaron Swartz

  Around the World, Net Neutrality Is Not a Reality   In much of the world, the concept of ?net neutrality? generates less public debate, given there?s no affordable Net in the first place.   Snowden responds to US politicians’ spy claims: ‘Spies get treated better than that’ Speaking with the New Yorker via encrypted … Read more

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