Cyberculture agenda: “An OSCE Guidebook: Media Freedom on the Internet”… Encryption wars: FBI now after WhatsApp…

Media Freedom on the Internet: An OSCE Guidebook OSCE – Mar 9 Written by Professor Yaman Akdeniz, commissioned by the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. The views, opinions, conclusions and other information expressed in this document are not given nor necessarily endorsed by the   WhatsApp Encryption Said to Stymie … 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

Literati roundup: “IFLA Publishes a Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment…

IFLA Publishes a Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment At its 14 August 2015 meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, the IFLA Governing Board endorsed an IFLA Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment. The FAIFE Committee oversaw preparation of the Statement and benefitted from consultation with IFLA units and various Internet civil liberties advocacy … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The Crypto Wars Have Gone Global

The Crypto Wars Have Gone Global 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

Literati roundup: “Five politics classics every activist should know about….

Five politics classics every activist should know about open Democracy News Analysis – by Tom Butler-Bowdon And they’re not all what you think… 1. Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals (1971) The McCarthy era decimated the ranks of American radicals, yet it did not stop the disillusionment that America’s young felt in the 1960s about politicians and … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: The Pirate Bay down after servers raided by police in Sweden

The Pirate Bay offline after police raid in Sweden Mashable! by Stan Schroeder BitTorrent indexing site The Pirate Bay has been offline since Tuesday morning after police in Sweden raided the site’s server room, seizing servers and other equipment.   The Pirate Bay is offline after Swedish police allegedly seize servers You might have noticed that … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: A new secret malware, Regin…Facebook and your mental health…EFF Co-launches Global Coalition on Net Neutrality…

Secret Malware in European Union Attack Linked to U.S. and British Intelligence The Intercept by Morgan Marquis-Boire Complex malware known as Regin is the suspected technology behind sophisticated cyberattacks conducted by U.S. and British intelligence agencies on the European Union and a Belgian telecommunications company, according to security industry sources and technical analysis conducted by The … 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

“CPJ issues first-ever report on press freedom in the United States- A Journalism roundup…

CPJ issues first-ever report on press freedom in the United States   Barack Obama leaves a press conference in the East Room of the White House August 9. (AFP/Saul Loeb) Josh Stearns says, New Report Finds Obama?s Policies Threaten an Independent Press The Committee to Protect Journalists has released its first-ever special report on freedom … Read more

“Syria reconstruction would cost $73 billion…Turkey talks possible role in Syria with United States.. Syria updates…

Turkey talks possible role in Syria with United States Turkey has discussed several military options on Syria with the United States in preliminary talks Syria reconstruction would cost $73 billion: report If the war in Syria suddenly stopped and reconstruction began today, around $73 billion would be needed to put the country back on track Arab ministers to … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Facebook IPO, World?s first Wikipedia town and more..

Monmouthpedia: The World?s first Wikipedia town, is set to go live from The Next Web by Jamillah Knowles The Internet of things is becoming easier to grasp as household appliances, pot plants and other objects are connected to the Internet to let us know more about them or update on environmental changes. Though the appearance … Read more