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A GitHub project (!): tyyp:// An application level networking protocol to enable government controlled internets

In Uncategorized on January 19, 2014 at 16:28

Giıthub page here. 

 

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A demonstrator shows love and support for TYYP during one of the recent protests in IstanbulAnalyticsTYYP in the making...

TYYP is an application level networking protocol for government controlled information systems, named after the notable 21st century villain Recep Tayyip Erdogan. TYYP was not started or is being coordinated by an open standards consorcium, because openness and freedom are oxymorons of the dictatorial values we commonly share and some of our design goals.

Features and design goals

  • Acts as a proxy between users and HTTP/HTTPs resources.
  • Removes the bad side effects of HTTPs.
  • Removes anonymity permanently. You can match any request with a subscriber. Good news is that your subscribers don’t need to remember passwords anymore, your ISPs can automatically log your users into any website.
  • Provides full functional parity with HTTP/HTTPs on the client level. It’s perfectly backwards compatible, browsers don’t need to support TYYP. Your users can keep continue to use fully open sourced browsers — which is also a good selling point.
  • All requests are logged and persisted at least for 2 years, you don’t need to be in a hurry investigate the dirty laundry of your subscribers.
  • Makes it possible to censor or block a certain path under a domain. It is such a huge improvement over blocking the entire host or the entire IP block. DNS block is so 2000s…
  • Retrieve detailed metrics about the browsing trends in the large scale. You can monetize this information by selling it to marketing agencies.
  • Easy to market to the clueless public as a product of safe browsing.
  • Allows you to jail anyone by faking the records.
  • Reminds you of Tayyip and the limitlessness of the evil.

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Status codes

  • 200: HALAL
  • 400: MAKRUH
  • 403: HARAM
  • 418: I’m the tayyip
  • 500: YOUR FAULT
  • 502: ARAF
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Hrant Dink was murdered 7 years ago.. #BuradayızAhparig

In Uncategorized on January 19, 2014 at 11:43
The 7th anniversary of the Turkish-Armenian journalist will be marked with growing indignation over the byzantine trial into the murder

Hrant Dink to be commemorated with indignation seven years after his murder

The 7th anniversary of the Turkish-Armenian journalist will be marked with growing indignation over the byzantine trial into the murder

Pro-AKP circles today moved to discredit the prosecutor, who supervised the corruption probe…

In Uncategorized on January 6, 2014 at 22:19

Holiday bill of Turkish prosecutor allegedly paid by construction firm

A prosecutor who supervised the recent corruption probe went for a holiday in Dubai last year that was paid for by a construction company, daily Sabah reported

Turkish government’s motivations for retrials not convincing, CHP deputy chair says

The government’s expressed intention for the retrial of hundreds of military officers convicted on coup plot charges is not convincing, CHP Deputy Chair Loğoğlu has said

Head of Turkish bars union pushes for new legal proposal over retrial of coup cases

Metin Feyzioğlu is set to meet the Parliament speaker, the justice minister and opposition leaders to present and refine his proposals

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5 police chiefs sacked in the corruption case. #TarihiYolsuzlukveRüşvetSkandalı

In Uncategorized on December 18, 2013 at 11:46

Erdoğan moves to save his apparently corrupt ministers… 
Turkish police chiefs sacked after ministers’ sons detained

Heads of five departments in Istanbul police force dismissed a day after scores of arrests in corruption inquiry

Five Turkish police commissioners were sacked a day after the sons of cabinet ministers and prominent businessmen close to the prime minister were detained in a corruption inquiry, a local news agency said on Wednesday.

Five police commissioners dismissed in Istanbul amid bribery probe into high-profile names

Five police commissioners in Istanbul police department have been discharged from their offices
Graft Inquiry Intensifies Turkish Political Rivalry

A corruption inquiry connected to the construction business and public financing of real estate projects poses a potential threat to the Turkish prime minister.
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The grudge continues: Another provocation in a Beşiktaş Game.

In Uncategorized on December 15, 2013 at 22:48

While, Police intervene in group commemorating killed proterters in Gezi Park,

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A Kasımpaşaspor fan in guise of being a BJK fan, entered the pitch and attacked a Beşiktaş player…

Kasımpaşa is close to Taksim and known to be PM Tayyip Erdoğan’s negihbourhood. The club is owned by a group of businessmen whose wealth increased rapidly during AKP government…

Fan invasion, odd ball interruption mar Kasımpaşa vs Beşiktaş clash

Kasımpaşa rallied to beat Beşiktaş 2-1 in an eventful Spor Toto Super League match

 

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Journalism roundup: “The Guardian experiments with a robot-generated newspaper…

In Uncategorized on December 5, 2013 at 18:20

The Guardian experiments with a robot-generated newspaper with The Long Good Read

 

The Guardian is experimenting in the craft newspaper business and getting some help from robots.

That may sound odd, given that the company prints a daily paper read throughout Britain. A paper staffed by humans. But the company is tinkering with something smaller and more algorithm-driven.

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How we turned a world record in journalism crowdfunding into an actual publication

Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. In 2008, he co-founded The Next Web’s blog, serving as our first Editor in Chief. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform. He originally published this post on Medium.

De Correspondent is a Dutch-language, online journalism platform that offers background, analysis, investigative reporting, and the kinds of stories that tend to escape the radar of mainstream media because they do not conform to what is normally understood to be ‘news.’ We launched on September 30, after raising a total of $1.7 million with a crowdfunding campaign.

Q&A: The Guardian’s Gabriel Dance on new tools for story and cultivating interactive journalism

Gabriel Dance thinks a lot about tools. Specifically, what tools does he have at his disposal, and what tools can he and others on the Guardian U.S. interactive team build to help them better tell a story? Dance, the interactive editor for The Guardian U.S., spent a good chunk of the last several months working on NSA Files: Decoded, a multimedia examination of all the information revealed so far about how the U.S. government conducts surveillance on people in America and abroad.

Here’s How the British Government Is Planning to Come After the Guardian

Every day, the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance apparatus hoovers up nearly 5 billion records drawn from the location data of cell phones around the world. That’s according to the Washington Post’s latest installment in their coverage of the documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

 

When newsrooms move newsrooms, is it about decline or about digital?

Newspapers quite literally used to create cities and their surrounding environment. For generations, most American downtowns featured an imposing edifice that housed the local daily — its newsroom and often its printing plant.

But with the decline of newspaper fortunes, newspapers are increasingly moving from their old homes — out of spaces organized for physical, industrial labor, and into smaller spaces designed specifically to create a digital-first workflow.

Six lessons The Wall Street Journal learned from its experiment in reality TV

Donald Trump may be a Wall Street Journal reader, but the Journal is not a brand that immediately evokes the style of Trump’s long-running reality show The Apprentice. And yet the Journal is experimenting with its own interpretation of the genre, having just completed a 20-week first-season run of its Startup of the Year online show — a contest that the Journal calls an “interactive crash-course in entrepreneurship.”

 

Guardian scoops online journalism awards for NSA coverage

Britain’s The Guardian scooped up two awards for online journalism for its coverage of NSA leaks

 

Members, fans and complementary revenue models for the New York Times

The other day, I had coffee with a friend who works for the New York Times. Early in the conversation, I admitted to him that I’ve developed a love/hate relationship with the Times. I love much of the paper’s content (though I share Greenwald’s wish that the Times would call torture “torture”) and find that many of the most interesting stories I read in a week come from the Times. But I am getting really sick of the Times’s efforts to nickle and dime me as a digital subscriber. Despite paying for access to the paper’s excellent content, they somehow make me feel like a piker if I’m not a subscriber to the print edition at nearly a thousand dollars a year.

 

Where in the world is BuzzFeed? Building foreign news around themes rather than geography

When BuzzFeed launched BuzzFeed World, an ambitious foreign news vertical, not everyone thought they were up to the task:

Future of foreign reporting RT @BuzzFeedBen: Strippers Celebrate Vladimir Putin’s Syrian Diplomacy Because Russia http://t.co/v5IhIHJJ4L

— Evgeny Morozov (@evgenymorozov) September 19, 2013

 

That link, which is broken, is supposed to take you to a story written by Max Seddon, BuzzFeed’s foreign correspondent in the Ukraine.

Seddon was hired by Miriam Elder, who herself spent seven years in Russia beforemaking the move to New York to run BuzzFeed’s world desk. I asked Elder how she would respond to naysayers like Morozov (who, to be fair, has many nays to say).

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EFD Rights Watch: Turkish PM denies general amnesty claims… but you never know…

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2013 at 15:54

He is now known to state opposite a little while later…considering the peace process and all…

Turkish PM denies general amnesty claims

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has strictly ruled out comments that the government was considering a general amnesty

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Main opposition CHP’s bill for sick prisoners rejected by ruling AKP votes

A bill proposal by the main opposition that foresees easing the release of sick prisoners has been rejected by votes from ruling AKP

US House subcommittee calls Turkish gov’t to reopen Halki

A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has unanimously approved an advisory resolution to call on the Turkish government to re-open the Heybeliada Halki Seminary

Main opposition CHP deputies to attend Turkish Greenpeace activist’s trial in Russia

Three lawmakers from the main opposition Republican People’s Party will attend a court hearing in Russia’s St. Petersburg on Nov 21

 

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Word-cloud edition shows Republican anxieties over Shutdown… An Americana roundup…

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2013 at 22:26

Republican paranoia, fear and discouragement, word-cloud edition

A Democratic-led study of the GOP (PDF link) placed evangelical, Tea Party and moderate Republicans in focus groups to share their “passions, nuances and divisions.” It’s a fascinating, if obviously biased report: according to its conclusions, conservatives believe they have essentially lost a war with Obama and that the Republican party let him walk it.

The Shutdown: Forty years in the making

What is going on in the United States?  Why the first government shutdown in nearly two decades? Kay Dilday sits down with Colin Greer to trace the origins of the current crisis.

As has been widely reported, the United States government has shut down because the House of Representatives refuses to pass a budget that provides financing for the Affordable Care Act and without a budget, there is no official funding for government programs.

Good News: The United States Still Isn’t a Failed State

Yes, the U.S. government shutdown is equal parts embarrassing and infuriating. Yes, it is putting the kibosh on services as basic as food programs and flu shots. But no, the United States is still not a failed state, much as many people seem to be enjoying asking the question –at least not according to the judgment of the folks at the Fund for Peace, who put together the annual Failed States Index in collaboration with FP.

 

Americans and Gun Culture

Today’s guest blog post is by Jessica Cunningham. Ms. Cunningham is a Social Anthropology undergraduate student from Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland. This past summer she has done field research, based in Austin, Texas, on American gun-owners and their attachment to their guns.
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Turkey says not aiding Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels…Hamas leader Mashaal in Ankara for talks with Erdoğan…

In Uncategorized on October 8, 2013 at 21:35

Syria’s Assad is a terrorist, not a political figure anymore: Turkish PM

Turkey prime minister’s has turned his guns once more on long-time nemesis Bashar al-Assad

Erdogan taking Turkey back 1,000 years with ‘reforms’

nypost.com – Amir Taheri – 10/4/13 7:08 PM – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan this week unveiled his long-promised “reform package” to “chart the path of the nation” for the next 10 years — that is, through 2023, 100 years after the founding of

NATO expresses concern about Turkey’s Chinese missile deal

The head of NATO expressed concern Oct 7 over Turkey’s decision to co-produce a missile defense system with a Chinese firm

 

Turkey says not aiding Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels

Turkey says it has never allowed Al-Qaeda-linked Syria rebels to use its territory to launch attacks against the Damascus regime

 Syria arms inspectors face unprecedented danger: UN

The United Nations warned Monday that inspectors face a year-long mission of unprecedented danger in trying to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, as rebels launched a major offensive.
U.S. praise for Assad inappropriate -Turkey’s Erdogan

After U.S. Secretary of State Kerry paid tribute to the Assad government for complying with plans to destroy Syria’s chemical arsenal, Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan says Assad deserves no praise. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Turkey’s Halk TV in Damascus

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Turkey’s Halk TV in Damascus, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria’s national news agency SANA on October 4, 2013. Assad has told Turkey it will pay a heavy price for backing rebels fighting to oust him, accusing it of harbouring “terrorists” along its border who would soon turn against their hosts. In an interview with Turkey’s Halk TV due to be broadcast later on Friday, Assad called Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan “bigoted” and said Ankara was allowing terrorists to cross into Syria to attack the army and Syrian civilians. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

Turkey builds wall on Syrian border to stem illegal migration

By Humeyra Pamuk and Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey is building a two-metre high wall along part of its border with Syria near an area of frequent fighting to try to stop people from illegally bypassing its checkpoints and prevent smuggling, officials said on Monday. Construction workers with excavators began digging foundations in Nusaybin, a border district 10 km (6 miles) north of the

 

The Kurdish Jihadist battleground in Syria: ramifications in Iraqi Kurdistan

The two Iraqi Kurdish parties’ entanglement in the Syrian Kurdish issues seems to have resulted in anti-Assad rebels and extreme jihadists retaliating against the KRG, in a spillover of the Syrian civil war.

 

Turkey should tighten fiscal, monetary policy, says IMF

The International Monetary Fund has invited Turkey to tighten its monetary and fiscal policies to reduce its external imbalances, to raise domestic savings and to improve its business climate

Hamas leader Mashaal in Turkish capital for talks with Erdoğan

The prime ministry in Ankara was set to be venue for a meeting between the head of Hamas’ political bureau, Khaled Mashaal, and Turkish PM Erdoğan

Turkey says no wall work at Syria border

Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay has denied that a wall was being built along part of Turkey’s border with Syria

 

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Silk Road bites the dust… a Cyberculture roundup…

In Uncategorized on October 3, 2013 at 10:50

 

In the Silk Road Case, Don’t Blame the Technology

The man alleged to be “Dread Pirate Roberts,” the founder and operator of the Silk Road—an online marketplace where bitcoins were traded for a range of goods and services, including drugs—was arrested by the FBI in San Francisco yesterdayThe criminal complaint, released today, provides many details about how the site and its users relied on widespread anonymity technology, including Tor and Bitcoin.

Where the Silk Road ends: Feds arrest ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ alleged founder of largest Bitcoin drug market


What users who attempt to connect to the Silk Road marketplace see now (HT: Adrian Chen)

Silk Road Bust Could Slow Bitcoin Economy

Many people that used bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace seized by the FBI today could likely be traced.

Bitcoin Values Plummet $500M, Then Recover, After Silk Road Bust

Bitcoin, world’s most popular digital currency, had a roller coaster ride today after the federal government shut down the Silk Road, an online marketplace where millions of bitcoins were swapped for drugs and black market products over the past two years
How about Your Facebook Profile Reveals More About Your Personality Than You Know

Researchers look at social media to understand how updates and “likes” differ between personality types.

How Images Become Viral on Google+

What makes an image go viral? The first study of image virality on Google+ reveals some curious tips

Google “Condemned” By UK Politicians For Linking to Piracy

google-bayDuring the last couple of years entertainment companies have heavily criticized Google for linking to copyright-infringing material in its search results.

Viral Marketing Successfully Modeled By Network Theorists

Network models famously fail to capture the dynamics of many real-world marketing campaigns. Now computer scientists say they’ve solved the problem.

Edward Snowden’s E-Mail Provider Defied FBI Demands to Turn Over Crypto Keys, Documents Show

The U.S. government in July obtained a search warrant demanding that Edward Snowden’s e-mail provider, Lavabit, turn over the private SSL keys that protected all web traffic to the site, according to to newly unsealed documents. The July 16 order came after Texas-based Lavabit refused to circumvent its own security systems to comply with earlier orders .

The NSA is Making Us All Less Safe

“Computers are everywhere. They are now something we put our whole bodies into—airplanes, cars—and something we put into our bodies—pacemakers, cochlear implants. They HAVE to be trustworthy.”
–EFF Fellow Cory Doctorow

Cory’s right, of course. And that’s why the recent New York Times story on the NSA’s systematic effort to weaken and sabotage commercially available encryption used by individuals and businesses around the world is so important—and not just to people who care about political organizing, journalists or whistleblowers. Thanks to additional reporting, we now know it matters deeply to companies including Brazil’s Petrobras and Belgium’s Belgacom, who are concerned about protecting their infrastructure, negotiating strategies and trade secrets. But really, it matters to all of us.

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