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Cyberculture roundup: Pirates are the biggest spenders…Facebook more valuable brand than Apple and Google…

In Uncategorized on October 17, 2012 at 12:10

Pirates are the biggest spenders: US P2P users buy 30% more music than their non-P2P counterparts

by Emil Protalinski

Various studies over the years have shown that the biggest music pirates are also the biggest spenders on recorded music. The latest one from The American Assembly goes as far as quantifying the difference between a “high-piracy” group (P2P users) and a “low-piracy” group (non-P2P users):

 

4 Turning Points in Cybercrime History

by Samantha Murphy

The rise of alternative porn: Communities, boundaries & profits

by Lauren Hockenson

Let’s ask the experts: What is NSFW?

by Tessa Sterkenburg

 

Anonymous withdraws support for WikiLeaks

from FT.com – World, Europe
Hacking collective says whistleblowing site has been ‘ruined by egos’, decrying the freedom-of-information project as a ‘One Man Julian Assange show’

Facebook passes Apple and Google to become world’s most valuable brand, as all news is good news

from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski

 

Anonymous demands free access after Wikileaks adds “paywall” for Stratfor Global Information Files

from The Next Web by Ken Yeung

 

Jive CEO: Social is playing a big part in business, but it should not ignore the power of being mobile

from The Next Web by Ken Yeung

 

Wikipedia’s dark side: Censorship, revenge editing & bribes a significant issue

from The Next Web by Mez Breeze

Wikileaks “paywall” pisses off Anonymous

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Ars Technica reports on the very! major! internet drama brewing between Anonymous and Wikileaks, who once were besties, over Wikileaks/Assange’s recent decision to use a front door takeover ad demanding donations from anyone who wanted to access their newest dump. Here’s the statement from Anonymous, or at least, some faction thereof

Facebook passes Apple and Google to become world’s most valuable brand, as all news is good news

from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski

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