#Cyberculture agenda: R.I.P for MP3?

The MP3 format is officially dead The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal If you grew up in the 90s and early 2000s, you probably still remember downloading MP3 files to build your music collection, and burning up to 10 times as many of these onto audio discs than you could with traditional CD tracks. I didn’t … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “97 tech firms team up against Trump’s immigration ban..”European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Digital Radio 2017 report publicly available

EBU’s Digital Radio 2017 report publicly available The Media Intelligence Service of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has just released a report on the status of digital terrestrial radio in Europe. The Digital Radio report highlights the main achievements of the past year for digital radio, pointing out both its strengths and areas that require … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: KickassTorrents might be back at https://katcr.co/

KickassTorrents ex-staffers brought the torrent site back from the dead The Next Web by Mix   Back in July, millions of pirates got their hearts broken when their go-to torrent site KickassTorrents suddenly shut down following the arrest of alleged founder Artem Vaulin – but it seems not all is lost. A group of devoted ex-staffers has kicked off a … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: We might be exposed to a coordinated SM campaign in the #Aleppo drama…

Those “final messages” from Aleppo Syria look more like a coordinated social media campaign than a cry for help@AnissaNow pic.twitter.com/GzASdXPwNU — IN THE NOW (@IntheNow_tweet) 14 Aralık 2016   Trump meets with tech leaders: Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Tesla, Intel  Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin   Photo: Donald Trump speaks as PayPal co-founder … Read more

Journalism agenda: “eight promising business models for email newsletters

There are at least eight promising business models for email newsletters Nieman Journalism Lab by Andrew Jack When I began overhauling the Financial Times’ editorial email newsletters a couple of years ago, I was soon faced with positive reinforcement, technical frustrations, and sources of deep satisfaction. The good news was that we were on the cusp … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The story of Snopes”, one of the best web sources ever…

The story of Snopes Boing Boing by David Pescovitz All lies lead to the truth. For over 20 years, Snopes.com has been the Web’s primary bullshit detector and debunker, from death by Pop Rocks to political lies. We need Snopes more than ever. For a Webby Awards exclusive feature, I commissioned talented journalist Rob Walker to … Read more

Journalism agenda: Gawker Media has filed for bankruptcy…

Gawker Media has filed for bankruptcy and is putting itself up for sale (possibly to Ziff Davis) Nieman Journalism Lab by Laura Hazard Owen Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy on Friday, after saying in Florida court that itcannot pay the $140.1 million awarded to actor Hulk Hogan in a case bankrolled by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter … Read more

Killing digital economy in Turkey slowly: PayPal halts operations in Turkey after licensing application rejected by Turkish authorities…

PayPal halts operations in Turkey as local authorities reject license application Global online payment platform PayPal has announced that it stopped operations in Turkey, as it could not get the necessary license from local authorities, in a written statement on May 30 News in Turkish

Cyberculture agenda: A big loss: “Ian “Debian” Murdock dies after threatening suicide

A Brief History of Debian – The Debian Manifesto debian.org [ previous ] [ Contents ] [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ A ] [ next ] Written by Ian A. Murdock, Revised 01/06/94 Debian Linux is a brand-new kind of Linux distribution. Rather than being developed by … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Big Data might justify racism in wrong hands… Wikipedia’s use of artificial intelligence…

Wikipedia is using artificial intelligence to get more actual humans writing articles The Next Web by Napier Lopez Better artificial intelligence is often associated with the detriment of a human workforce, but judging by some new practices by the team at Wikipedia HQ, it doesn’t have to be that way. Racist algorithms: how Big Data makes bias seem objective  Boing … Read more

Data battles in Europe: “NSA spying means US servers are not a fit home for Europeans’ data…Cyberculture agenda..

EU top court: NSA spying means US servers are not a fit home for Europeans’ data  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Historically, US companies have been able to get around the (relatively stringent) European data-protection rules thanks to a “Safe Harbor” agreement between the US and the EU — but Max Schrems, an Austrian privacy activist, … Read more

Nice piece: Encrypting Ethnography: Digital Security for Researchers- Anthropology roundup…

Encrypting Ethnography: Digital Security for Researchers Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology (This invited post comes to us from Jonatan Kurzwelly. Jonatan is a a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at the University of St. Andrews. You can email him atkurzwelly@mailbox.org . his PGP fingerprint is: 1B4B 89B4 DD31 B05E 949A E181 B51C CA99 2FD6 6382 -Rex) Imagine … Read more

Journalism agenda: A Report states “Twitter is Growing as a Real-Time News Platform

Report: Twitter is Growing as a Real-Time News Platform  All Facebook by Kimberlee Morrison Digital dreams and open skies: universal service and the BBC open Democracy News Analysis – by Sylvia Harvey As mobile providers take over spectrum from broadcasters, the age of ‘free-to-air’ transmission could be coming to an end. Image: Flickr / Luke Wroblewski What … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Hacking Team revelations continue…

The Hackingteam Archives WikiLeaks – If you have any issues talk to WikiLeaks. We are the global experts in source protection – it is a complex field. Even those who mean well often do not have the experience or expertise to advise properly. This includes other media… The FBI Spent $775K on Hacking Team’s Spy Tools … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Ello- hottest SM for finance media… “How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide…

  Finance media’s hottest club is Ello Nieman Journalism Lab by Caroline O’Donovan By now, you’ve probably heard of Ello, the anti-Facebook social networking site founded by a handful of graphic designers. Though initially meant to be a closed experiment in network building, Ello grew popular due to its anti-advertising, anti-data mining stance. As Kyle Chayka … Read more