Journalism agenda: “Snowden to journalists: your best defense is legal limits on spying, not crypto”

Snowden to journalists: your best defense is legal limits on spying, not crypto Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Edward Snowden videoconferenced with a journalism roundtable at Editors Lab participants at Süddeutsche Zeitung (home of the Panama Papers) about the effect of state surveillance on a free press. The New York Times’ earnings report is more proof … Read more

In case you missed in Cyberculture agenda: A UN body ruled Julian Assange’s 3.5 Year Detainment in Embassy Unlawful… “Pirate Bay Transforms into The World’s Biggest Streaming Site…

Julian Assange’s 3.5 Year Detainment in Embassy Ruled Unlawful Wired Top Stories by Kim Zetter A UN body has determined that UK and Swedish authorities have unlawfully detained the WikiLeaks founder in the Ecuadorean embassy, where he has been living in asylum since 2012 to avoid arrest. Julian Assange ‘arbitrarily held’  BBC News | Europe | World … Read more

Journalism agenda: “The Economist’s anti-ad-blocking tool was hacked…

Narcodata, an In-Depth Data Journalism Project That Contextualizes the Drug War in Mexico  Global Voices Online Screenshot from Narcodata’s introduction video. The Economist’s anti-ad-blocking tool was hacked and infected readers’ computers  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Pagefair is an ad-blocking circumvention tool that publishers can use to track readers who’ve taken technological countermeasures to protect their privacy. … Read more

Journalism agenda: Next stage at the journalist attention battle: wrists…

The next stage in the battle for our attention: Our wrists  Nieman Journalism Lab by Jack Riley View image | Editor’s note: On Monday, Apple is expected to formally launch the Apple Watch, which will go on sale next month. As the company shows off what developers have built for its smartwatch, perhaps we’ll see … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: reddit’s first transparency report….

  Meet Vivaldi, a new browser from the former CEO of Opera  The Next Web by Owen Williams Hot on the heels of Microsoft announcing its newest browser, Project Spartan, we’ve got another brand new contender in the browser wars: Vivaldi. Twitter Can Predict Heart Disease, Says Study  All Facebook by Shea Bennett A new study has … Read more

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