Journalism agenda: It seems that WashPost Making History by its Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source in the Snowden case…

WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer) The Intercept by Glenn Greenwald Three of the four media outlets that received and published large numbers of secret NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden — The Guardian, the New York Times, and The Intercept –– have called for the U.S. government to allow the … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Two new types of social media hoax- Fake crowds- Fake victims….

Two new types of social media hoax to look out for (and how to spot them) First Draft News by First Draft Where do you get your news? According to the recent Digital News Report, the internet is quickly gaining on television as the primary source of news for most people and social media is even more … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Bots Are Getting More Sophisticated and Mimic Human Behavior Online…

Report: Bots Are Getting More Sophisticated and Mimic Human Behavior Online All Facebook by Kimberlee Morrison Over the past few years, bot traffic has been a persistent concern for marketers and users alike online. At certain points bots have even accounted for more than half of all internet traffic. However, the tables seem to be turning, … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “A Worldwide Survey of Encryption Products…

A Worldwide Survey of Encryption Products Berkman Center Newsfeed Teaser In this paper, which is modeled on a similar effort in 1999 by researchers from George Washington University, Berkman Fellow Bruce Schneier and collaborator Kathleen Seidel together with Harvard College student Saranya Vijayakuma identify and survey 865 encryption products from 55 different countries, 546 of them … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The YouTube Women: Delivering Hard-Hitting Digital Video Activism…”Free Bitcoin textbook from Princeton…

Free Bitcoin textbook from Princeton  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow The Princeton Bitcoin Book by Arvind Narayanan, Joseph Bonneau, Edward Felten, Andrew Miller and Steven Goldfeder is a free download — it’s over 300 pages and is intended for people “looking to truly understand how Bitcoin works at a technical level and have a basic familiarity … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Key challenges to freedom of expression online identified by EDRI

EDRi identifies key challenges to freedom of expression online Yeni Medya On 13 November 2014, EDRi met with the European External Action Service (EEAS) for a civil society consultation on the EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline. The EEAS aims at improving the Guidelines in the future and was seeking input … 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: Youtube is 10…

  The complete beginner’s guide to social media benchmarks  The Next Web by Kevan Lee This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. If I were to tell you that a recent tweet of mine received 20 clicks, what would you think? The Creepy Collective Behavior of Boston Dynamics’ New Robot Dog Wired Top Stories by Neel … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: UK Tribunal Declares NSA’s Data-Sharing with British Intel Illegal …Adidas is the first major brand to use Twitter’s Group DM for marketing…

10 Reasons Why Millennials Follow Brands on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest  All Facebook by Shea Bennett A new study has identified ten distinct reasons why millennial social media users follower brands on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. And the top reason varies from platform to platform.   Youtube ditches Flash, but it hardly matters Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: 10 major tech conferences in 2015….. Ethan Zuckerman pieces on Global Voices Summit

  10 tech conferences around the world to attend in 2015 The Next Web by Ashley Hefnawy Ashley Hefnawy is an associate editor for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. Sexual insecurities found in Google search results  FlowingData » Visualization by Nathan Yau Seth Stephens-Davidowitz continues … Read more

Literati roundup: Interstellar understanding sources… Machine-Learning Algorithm Ranks the World’s Most Notable Authors

Machine-Learning Algorithm Ranks the World’s Most Notable Authors  MIT Technology Review Deciding which books to digitise when they enter the public domain is tricky; unless you have an independent ranking of the most notable authors.   Revealed: The Lost Chapter of Interstellar Wired Top Stories by Christopher Nolan & Sean Gordon Murphy Before Cooper left his daughter … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Aaron Swartz was no criminal…”Porn stars use their assets to discuss net neutrality…

Aaron Swartz was no criminal  Boing Boing by Dan Purcell Dan Purcell, one of Swartz’ lawyers, writes about the spiteful and unreasonable charges that led to his suicide—and MIT’s gutless support of his prosecutors. Read the rest Porn stars use their assets to discuss net neutrality  Mashable! by Adario Strange The debate over net neutrality and the fight … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: ShellShock Pandemic…Google to News Corp…

  Snowden on winning the alternative Nobel prize media/anthropology by John Postill via The Guardian Edward Snowden issues a recorded statement after being awarded Sweden’s Right Livelihood Honorary Award, dubbed the ‘alternative Nobel Prize’. The National Security Agency whistleblower says he accepts the award on behalf of those who risked their lives to help ‘resist unlawful … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Twitter Reports 23 Million Users Are Actually Bots…”

  Twitter Reports 23 Million Users Are Actually Bots  Slashdot An anonymous reader writes: In its most recent quarterly report to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Twitter disclosed that approximately 8.5% of its users are actually bots Meet MonsterMind, the NSA Bot That Could Wage Cyberwar Autonomously  Wired Top Stories Edward Snowden has made us painfully aware … Read more

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