Funny: “Turkey among initiators of significant UN resolution on Internet and human rights… Cyberculture agenda…

Turkey among initiators of significant UN resolution on Internet and human rights Turkey was one of the joint initiators of a significant resolution on “the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet” which was adopted at the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) on July 1. BitTorrent Protocol Turns 15 Years Old Today TorrentFreak “My … 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

Cyberculture agenda: Historic switch- Firefox from Google to Yahoo… Creative Commons at 12 years…

Firefox to switch default search from Google to Yahoo  Mashable! by Karissa Bell Yahoo will soon be the default search engine on Firefox browsers. Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: why only an anthropologist can tell the story of Anonymous  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow   BitTorrent Users are Avid, Eclectic Content Buyers, Survey Finds  TorrentFreak Each month 150-170 million Internet … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The rise of cryptocurrencies.. “Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google and Microsoft disclose new data about number of NSA requests received…

The Facebook Decade: A Review of the Social Giant’s Disruptive History As it reaches its first decade of existence, Mark Zuckerberg‘s creation stands as the premiere social network in the world. With 1.23 billion current monthly active users, the online juggernaut’s user base far surpasses that of the entire Internet in 2004. How’s that for growth?   … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Remembering Aaron Swartz

  A Year After Aaron Swartz’s Death, Lawmakers Still Demand Answers On the eve of the anniversary of Aaron Swartz‘s tragic death, a group of eight lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are still looking for answers regarding the criminal investigation he was the subject of   Remembering Aaron One year ago, we lost Aaron Swartz, a dear friend … Read more

Cyberculture agenda- U.S. Tech Companies and NSA Spying, 5 Growing Gaming Genres in Facebook Ecosystem…

  State surveillance of personal data is theft, say world’s leading authors ? Matthew Taylor ? 12/9/13 5:00 PM ? More than 500 of the world’s leading authors, including five Nobel prize winners, have condemned the scale of state surveillance revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden and warned that spy agencies are undermining democracy … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: NSA spying on Internet companies…

MAIN FOCUS: NSA spying on Internet companies | 31/10/2013 The NSA intelligence agency also infiltrated the main communication links of Internet giants Google and Yahoo around the globe, secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden and published by the Washington Post on Wednesday reveal.The spying programmes testify to a pathological desire for control, some commentators say. … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Global Spying Went Nuts Today…

Bugged Bears, Spy Irons, and the Pope: Global Spying Went Nuts Today The Pope is being targeted by U.S. eavesdroppers. Julian Assange is sending packageswith video cameras and GPS trackers. The Russians are using teddy bears to snoop on G-20 officials. Spy chips are popping up in electric irons. Oh, and the NSA, it turns out, has broken into Google and Yahoo’s datacenters. … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: “EU lawmakers vote stricter data privacy rules…France brings US eavesdropping to EU summit table

EU lawmakers vote stricter data privacy rules   Lawmakers in the European Parliament?s civil liberties committee voted to strengthen Europe’s data protection laws on Monday (21 October), including plans to impose fines of up to ?100 million on companies such as Yahoo!, Facebook or Google if they break the rules.   The vote in parliament’s civil … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Yahoo Publishes First Transparency Report.. Wide, wide world of surveillance…

Yahoo Publishes First Transparency Report Yahoo published its first transparency report on Friday, disclosing the number of government requests for data that the company received in the first six months of 2013. Amid NSA spying scandal, Yahoo releases transparency report on gov data requests The Internet company Yahoo! has released a Transparency Report today, detailing … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Pew Report: 72% of Online Adults in US are Social Networking Site Users; On MIT?s report on Aaron Swartz?s prosecution..

  72% of Online Adults are Social Networking Site Users   The Pew Research Center‘s Internet & American Life Project has been studying online adults? social networking site use since 2005, and has seen substantial growth since then. Today, 72% of online adults use social networking sites. Although younger adults continue to be the most likely … Read more

Cyerculture roundup: Yahoo now acquires Rockmelt… Snowden gets a temporary asylum…

Russia faces US fury over Snowden asylum Russia faces fury from the United States after granting asylum to fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden   MAIN FOCUS: Bradley Manning sent to prison | 01/08/2013 A US military court on Tuesday found Wikileaks informer Bradley Manning guilty on almost all charges, including leaking classified information. However he … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: “Snowden applies for asylum in Russia…”Marissa Mayer and Yahoo: A Look Back at Year One

Snowden applies for asylum in Russia Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has applied for temporary asylum in Russia from inside Moscow’s airport, officials say. Spies and whistleblowers Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, has been trapped in the transit lounge of Sheremetyevo airport MAIN FOCUS: Snowden wants asylum in … Read more

Boing Boing, Mashable all support #OccupyTurkey, Wikipedia Entry, White House petition #DirenGeziParki

Turkish Spring: Taksim Gezi Park protests in Istanbul (Estimated 40,000 people cross the Bosphorous Bridge to join the protests/OccupyGeziPics) WhiteHouse petition here. Occupy Turkey pics here in bulk. Wikipedia entry here. Turkey protests rage for second day Police use water cannon and teargas to disperse demonstrators as protest erupt for second day in Istanbul and Ankara Violent protests … Read more