Cyberculture agenda: “The business model of NSA apologists… “Google’s self-driving cars…

Cloud computing by the numbers: The rise of the private and hybrid cloud  Mashable! by Stephanie Walden The proliferation of cloud computing is one of the most impactful trends in the world of enterprise IT today — and the technology is ever evolving. The business model of NSA apologists Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Those talking heads you … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: EFF Surveillance Self-Defense; Open Access Week, ISIL Social Media Guide….

EFF Relaunches Surveillance Self-Defense Updates by Jillian York We’re thrilled to announce the relaunch of Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD), our guide to defending yourself and your friends from digital surveillance by using encryption tools and developing appropriate privacy and security practices. The site launches today in English, Arabic, and Spanish, with more languages coming soon. The Younger … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Pirates Become Biggest Political Party in Local Czech Election…”Laura Poitras on the Crypto Tools..”

The FBI Director’s Evidence Against Encryption Is Pathetic  The Intercept by Dan Froomkin FBI Director James Comey gave a speech Thursday about how cell-phone encryption could lead law enforcement to a “very dark place” where it “misses out” on crucial evidence to nail criminals. To make his case, he cited four real-life examples — examples that … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Twitter Reports 23 Million Users Are Actually Bots…”

  Twitter Reports 23 Million Users Are Actually Bots  Slashdot An anonymous reader writes: In its most recent quarterly report to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Twitter disclosed that approximately 8.5% of its users are actually bots Meet MonsterMind, the NSA Bot That Could Wage Cyberwar Autonomously  Wired Top Stories Edward Snowden has made us painfully aware … Read more

Ahmet Sabancı (@ahmetasabanci) “No Place to Hide”ı değerlendirdi…

Ahmet A. Sabancı EFD için Glen Greenwald’un “No Place to Hide”ını değerlendirdi…  2013 Haziran’ında Edward Snowden ve onun NSA’den sızdırdığı belgelerle karşılaştığımızda büyük bir kısmımız gerçekten şok geçirmişti. Kimimiz gerçektne böyle şeylerin sadece komplo teorisi olduğunu düşünüyordu, kimimiz de (tıpkı benim gibi) bunların olduğunu tahmin ediyor ama bu kadarını beklemiyordu. Ancak herkes ortak bir noktada … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Changing World Cup fans [in Facebook], “The brief history of Facebook apologizing…”The Amazon Hachette War

  Changing World Cup fans  FlowingData » Visualization by Nathan Yau Shan Carter and Kevin Quealy for the Upshot have a look at sports fandom once again using Facebook usage as a proxy. This time they examined shifting fan support during the World Cup. Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On – The … Read more

“Seven things you should know about Tor… Snowden on Games… WordPress vs. Blogger…Cyberculture agenda…

snowden on games xirdalium Here is a passage from chapter two of ↑Glenn Greenwald‘s excellent newest book “No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State” (2014), which I’ve recently read: Seven things you should know about Tor Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Tor (The Onion Router) is a military-grade, secure tool for increasing the privacy and anonymity … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The Internet’s Own Boy”… “Germany Ends Contract With Verizon…

  “The Internet’s Own Boy”: How the government destroyed Aaron Swartz A film tells the story of the coder-activist who fought corporate power and corruption — and paid a cruel price NSA Fallout: Germany Ends Contract With Verizon Mashable! by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai The German government has decided not to renew a contract with Verizon out of fear … Read more

NSA, the hacker… right into Huawei… A cyberculture roundup…

The NSA reportedly spied right into the heart of ?security threat? Huawei  The Next Web by Jon Russell The New York Times and German newspaper Spiegel Online have reported the existence of a document that purports to show the US government spying on Chinese tech company Huawei, the world?s second largest supplier of networking products, since at least 2009. … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Hyperlinking is Not Copyright Infringement…”5 PayPal Alternatives …

  Hyperlinking is Not Copyright Infringement, EU Court Rules The European Union has been expanding since its creation in the 1950s and is now comprised of 28 member states, each committed to EU law. One of the key roles of the EU?s Court of Justice is to examine and interpret EU legislation to ensure its uniform application across … Read more

#TheDayWeFightBack International Community Unites to Protest Big Brother

So far, the only piece in Turkish here. The battlefield is the Internet. Whoever wins the Internet wins the war. (h)ac(k)tivist — (hak-tuh-vist) noun: a person who uses technology to bring about social change. The Hacker Wars ?a film about the targeting of (h)ac(k)tivists, activists and journalists by the US government. There is a war … 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

EFF Scoreboard for Obama’s NSA reform plan… An Americana roundup…

Rating Obama?s NSA Reform Plan: EFF Scorecard Explained Earlier today, President Obama announced a series of reforms to address abuses by the National Security Agency. We were heartened to see Obama recognized that the NSA has gone too far in trampling the privacy rights of people worldwide. In his speech, the President ensured that National Security … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Wikipedia is 13, “Shows the Value of a Vibrant Public Domain

Wikipedia Shows the Value of a Vibrant Public Domain In the week leading up the two-year anniversary of the SOPA blackout protests, EFF and others are talking about key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day, we’ll take on a different piece, exploring what?s at stake and and what we need to do to … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Edward Snowden is an ?important part of the system? in protecting the open Web

  Three things learned from the Snowden files The line they crossed separates the possibly legitimate, though dirty and distasteful tactics of spies from the impossible-to-justify, ?let?s hope it never becomes public? stratagems of an out-of-control surveillance establishment. Before the year ends, I wanted to capture a few points that stand out for me about … Read more