Two British journalists from Vice News detained in Turkey. More glory to Turkey’s repressive regime…

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2015 at 15:35

Turkish police have detained two British journalists from Vice News for reporting from the predominantly Kurdish southeast without government accreditation, security sources said on Aug. 28.


For more than 57 percent of 29,000 people who voted in an online poll by Poltio, President Erdoğan is responsible for the failure in talks to form a coalition
Erdoğan has been an ‘unusual president’ since he took the oath exactly one year ago. Here are the most interesting images from his political career so far
The outgoing government of Turkey has initiated a major overhaul in military judiciary, with a decree also signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, changing the posts of 70 military judges and prosecutors.

Analysis: Why Turkey’s AKP failed to make a comeback in polls

Özer Sencar, owner of polling company MetroPoll, explains to daily Hürriyet readers why the Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to make a comeback as seen in its latest conducted poll
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which argues preventing their party from passing the 10 percent threshold needed to get seats in parliament in the upcoming early election is a main motive for the Justice and Development Party (AKP), has ambitiously set 20 percent as their new target
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he believed early elections on Nov. 1 will “clear up the problems created by the June 7” parliamentary election
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has argued HDP Istanbul deputy Levent Tüzel’s refusal to take part in an interim government was a decision made of his own will based on his original party’s reasoning

President Erdoğan: Your Brother Shouldn’t Have Chosen to Be a Military Man

A deceased specialist sergeant’s sister reacted to the President Erdoğan: “Should our children, brothers die for the sake of your votes that you lost?” Erdoğan responded: “Your brother shouldn’t have chosen to be a specialist sergeant.”
Dissident Turkish actor Levent Üzümcü has been dismissed from the Istanbul City Theater over his statements critical of the Justice and Development Party (AKP)
A bomb placed in the car of a Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander has detonated in southeastern Turkey, while the commander is being treated for heavy injuries

Vía Erkan’s Field Diary

New photo from Facebook August 28, 2015 at 04:07PM

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2015 at 15:13
Fırtınaya hazır. via Reddit via Facebook Pages

Cyberculture agenda: Twitter urged to be more supportive for activists…

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2015 at 14:35

Twitter must be less cowardly and fight for activists

For years, Twitter has been the go-to communication medium for social and political activists and commentators. Its format is well suited to broadcasting ideas to a large audience in real-time. During the Arab Spring, Twitter proved to be an effective tool for organizing protests across countries like Egypt and Tunisia, in an effort to overthrow unjust governments in the Middle East.

Twitter shuts down transparency tracker

Twitter has stopped a website tracking politicians’ deleted tweets by shutting down its access to the social media giant’s data.


Twitter has killed Politwoops, which monitored politicians’ deleted tweets in 30 countries

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The Open State Foundation (OSF) knew this was coming. The US account was shut down by Twitter in May. Now the hammer has come down on the rest of the group’s Politwoops accounts – each of which was dedicated to monitoring deletions by elected officials in a specific country

trumpPolitiwoops, already dead in the U.S., now dies in 30 more countries. They rely on Twitter’s API, after all, which the company has long made clear is not a public service. The problem: it kills something that keeps politicians honest.

When Twitter shut down the U.S. version of Politwoops, a site that archived American politicians’ deleted tweets, in June, it seemed likely that the 30 other such sites worldwide would eventually get the ax as well. Now that has happened: Over the weekend, the Open State Foundation, which ran the non-U.S. versions of Politwoops and Diplotwoops, reported that Twitter has suspended API access for all of those accounts as well.



The company that runs the cheating website, Toronto-based Avid Life Media, is putting up a $500,000 reward for information that leads to the “identification, arrest and prosecution” of the hackers who leaked its massive database last week.

Daniel Rehn/Creative Commons

Daniel Rehn/Creative Commons

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first publication of the word “hypertext,” Gigaom talks to Ted Nelson, who coined the term and then introduced it in a 1965 paper for the Association for Computing Machinery.

Cyberattacks are on the increase, and one cybersecurity researcher is on a mission to document them all.

Vía Erkan’s Field Diary


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