Cyberculture roundup: John Cusack hangs around with EFF people… PEW: Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online

Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online 86% of online adults have taken steps to avoid surveillance by other people or organizations when using the internet. Despite precautions, 21% have had an email or social media account hijacked and 11% have had vital information stolen. John Cusack in hacker-land How I spent the weekend: I flew to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Majestic Mega launch, The Next Five Battles For Internet Freedom, from Crowdsourcing to Microtasking…

Mega hits 100,000 registered users in one hour as Kim Dotcom teases MPAA with ?MegaMovie? screenshot from The Next Web by Alex Wilhelm Update: Mega crossed the 250,000 user mark and massive usage has brought the site to a crawl. So far, Mega has won the day. After calling Barack Obama out on Twitter, Kim … 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

EFD end of the year posts: 2011 Boing Boing Charitable Giving Guide [instead of what Anonymous did (!)]….

Anonymous hacks US think tank with Christmas spirit from Hurriyet Daily News The loose-knit hacking movement ?Anonymous? claimed to have stolen thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to clients of U.S.-based security think tank Stratfor.   Boing Boing Charitable Giving Guide, 2011 edition by Cory Doctorow It’s time again for Boing … Read more

Embarrassing Obama/Osama Gaffes in world media and a Journalism roundup

One of the viral memes in the social web…. Name Fail: The Media?s Most Embarrassing Obama/Osama Gaffes by Sarah Kessler Tweeting Bin Laden: Have US Journalists Become Citizen Reporters? by Asteris Masouras When news of Osama bin Laden’s death broke on May 2, 2011 journalists in the United States were tweeting and using social media … Read more