Netflix gave in to Saudis. So let’s share it: “Saudi Arabia | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj #cyberculture agenda

Netflix pulls ‘Patriot Act’ episode in Saudi Arabia after it criticized ……/index.html 10 hours ago – Netflix has blocked an episode of a comedy show which is critical of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his alleged role in the killing of  ************** Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech The New York Times – Max … Read more

#Cyberculture Anonymous’ Barrett Brown is back! – “Inside ‘Methbot’: The massive Russian cybercrime operation stealing millions from advertisers….

Anonymous’ Barrett Brown Is Free—and Ready to Pick New Fights Wired Top Stories by Andy Greenberg   After four years in prison, Anonymous’ rabblerousing information activist is back with a new plan to restart his radical muckraking. Inside ‘Methbot’: The massive Russian cybercrime operation stealing millions from advertisers Mashable! by Patrick Kulp   Security experts have uncovered … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Edward Snowden, two years later

Edward Snowden: World is rejecting mass surveillance Legislation ending the US government’s bulk collection of telephone data is “a historic victory for the rights of every citizen,” former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden said in a commentary June 4 Media Lessons from Snowden Reporting: LA Times Editors Advocate Prosecution of Sources The Intercept by Glenn Greenwald Two years … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Thanks to partially Snowden, “The NSA is no longer authorized to spy on US citizens

The NSA is no longer authorized to spy on US citizens — for now  The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal The US Senate failed to pass legislation extending legal authority of the country’s spy agencies — including the National Security Agency (NSA) — to collect data on American citizens’ communications on Sunday, reports Reuters. Senator Rand … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: UN: Encryption and Anonymity Must Be Protected

UN: Encryption and Anonymity Must Be Protected  TorrentFreak For the past several years and particularly in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations, interest in encrypted and anonymous communications has spread to a much wider audience. Survey: Many Users Never Read Social Networking Terms of Service Agreements  All Facebook by Kimberlee Morrison As reported by SocialTimes last … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The rise of the messaging economy

The rise of the messaging economy  The Next Web by Ritika Puri Listen to Wikipedia change and grow Boing Boing by Caroline Siede Hatnote lets users hear the edits that are happening to Wikipedia in real time.Read the rest   Snowden vindicated Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza When the courts ruled NSA domestic spying illegal last week, it was … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Why Tor matters…”78% of Twitter’s Users Are Outside the U.S….

  What is Tor and why does it matter? We all live in public, at least as far as the US National Security Agency is concerned. As Internet users and global citizens become more aware of surveillance activities that the US and other countries are doing on the World Wide Web, there are those who seek to … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Internet Encryption under massive threat…

US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet ? James Ball ? 9/5/13 12:00 PM ? US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Pirate Bay vs. Anonymous, Cybarmegeddon, New smartphone user research, “Few Companies Fight Patriot Act Gag Orders

Pirate Bay to Anonymous: DDoS is censorship, cut it out from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow A good-tempered rebuke from The Pirate Bay to the Anons who staged a raid on Virgin Media in protest of the ISP’s participation in blocking The Pirate Bay for its customers: More Americans Worried About Cybarmegeddon Than Terrorism, Study … Read more

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