Anthropology roundup: “Public e-seminar on media practices and the radical imagination”

  Public e-seminar on media practices and the radical imagination media/anthropology by John Postill By Veronica Barassi via EASA Media Anthropology Network mailing list We will be launching our next e-seminar on Tuesday 25 October 2016 at 00:00 GMT. If you are new to the list, our e-seminars run for a period of 2 weeks and … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Ukraine faces world’s first blackout caused by hackers” “Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2016”

Ukraine faces world’s first blackout caused by hackers The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal While 2015 was rife with news of hackers stealing data from governments, health insurers and adultery sites, it looks like targeting our energy infrastructure might be the next big thing in cyberattacks. Three regional power authorities in Ukraine were infected with malware … 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

INFOGRAPHIC: “How Are Journalists Using Social Media?” and a Journalism roundup:

Here is the link: How Are Journalists Using Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] What does Facebook’s new tool for fighting fake news mean for real publishers? Nieman Journalism Lab by Caroline O’Donovan Facebook announced yet another tweak to the algorithm that governs its users’ News Feeds yesterday. The social network has introduced a new tool that allows users to … Read more

In the end, Bush won’t be prosecuted… #TortureReport

What Dick Cheney knew about the torture program Buried in the pages of the 525-page executive summary of the so-called CIAtorture report is a timeline showing when former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was briefed about the program July 29, 2003: According to the report, Huge anti-police violence protests set for D.C. and NYC  Mashable! by Colin … Read more

#Ferguson Anthropologists [also] Speak Out

Ferguson: Anthropologists Speak Out  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology by Carole McGranahan Race and injustice and anger and fear. All of these and more in the wake of the grand jury decision in the police killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. What do anthropology and anthropologists have to say about all of this? … Read more