Committee to Protect Journalists reports Turkey as no. 1 journalist-jailer…

In Uncategorized on December 14, 2017 at 16:46

Committee to Protect Journalists

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers–Turkey, China, and Egypt–into improving the bleak climate


In other news:

Erdogan Going to Greece Next Week in Groundbreaking Visit

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be the first Turkish head of state to visit in 65 years. He is expected to discuss transport between the countries.

[liberal democratic party official account: “we understand you very well Tsipras.]

AKP Spokesperson Ünal has said, “Unless we see the authentic papers, those documents are null and void. The ones that were delivered are photocopies. Are we going to discuss agenda over photocopies?”
Party Spokesperson Ünal has delivered a speech in the wake of the meeting held under the presidency of Erdoğan at AKP Headquarters: “If we will speak over a hostage man, wouldn’t it be treason against the truth itself?”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed that some businessmen in Turkey were trying to move their assets abroad.
German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel, who has been detained at a prison in Istanbul for nine months, is no longer in solitary confinement.

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Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook from Harvard Belfer School…

In Uncategorized on December 10, 2017 at 21:23

Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook [Belfer Center/Harvard Kennedy School]
The Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government has published a nonpartisan Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook, as part of its Defending Digital Democracy project (previously, “designed to give you simple, actionable information that will make your campaign’s information more secure from adversaries trying to attack your organization—and our democracy.”

In other news:

Quartz – Olivia Goldhill

Thousands of people around the world have excitedly made a forceful political point with a well-honed and witty tweet. All it takes is 140 characters to make a pithy argument, and man it feels good to get a few retweets. But, regardless of how

The ultimate plain-English guide to Bitcoin forks

It looks like, in the last few months, Bitcoin has made friends with forking. When I wrote about Bitcoin forking the last time, I didn’t expect there would be this many so soon. But hey, here we are, trying to make sense of what the hell is happening in the crypto world. With this article, I try to put everything that has happened since Bitcoin Cash in a proper order that would become anyone’s go-to article for learning about Bitcoin forks between August 2017 and November 2017. But first, what is a fork? You can think of blockchain ledger as…

26,000 blockchain projects launched in 2016, 92 percent are now dead

Consulting heavyweight Deloitte claims that over 26,000 new blockchain-based projects were launched on GitHub in 2016. GitHub is a development platform that houses codes for more than 86,000 blockchain programs, including large projects such as Bitcoin. In its report, titled Evolution of Blockchain Technology: Insights from the GitHub Platform, Deloitte claimed that the number of blockchain projects by both organizations and individual users at the development platform in 2016 is the biggest so far. By comparison, there are less than 15,000 initiatives that were launched in 2015. Meanwhile, in the first half of 2017, there were almost 25,000 projects that were…

There’s something intriguing going on at the intersection of knowledge and cryptocurrency – and it’s poised to globalize access to online knowledge. On one side of the equation, we are seeing massive growth in the uptake of online learning. And one the other, we see technology ready to deliver this learning on a global scale, providing access and security to millions. The growing commodification of knowledge Much of the growth in online learning comes via niche experts earning a second income by sharing their own knowledge, like these online traders. This idea of commoditizing knowledge –

The rise of crypto-funds

Crypto-funds are opening investment possibilities in the cryptocurrency landscape for a wider audience. Will they bring on the risks as well?

Portugal passes the world’s first reasonable DRM law

Last June, Portugal enacted Law No. 36/2017 which bans putting DRM on public domain media or government works, and allows the public to break DRM that interferes with their rights in copyright, including private copying, accessibility adaptation, archiving, reporting and commentary and more.

Virtual reality experiences aren’t just games and cheap thrills — some creators use the medium to start a dialogue and tell worthwhile stories. Take the VR exhibition Carne y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible) by Alejandro G. Iñ&…

An hour with Ev Williams: founder of Medium, Twitter, and Blogger

As I say at the start of our interview, Ev has founded an almost unreasonably long list of companies – and the three listed above each had huge impacts on the Internet, and on digital culture.

I do expect some things to still change between the time that this article is posted and the actual fork date. I expect some more companies to back out, Bitso for example realized that there is no community behind 2X and that it’s not an “upgrade” but rather a split. However, here are some of my “final thoughts” about the upcoming Segwit2X. 1) Financial incentives Core devs own Bitcoin and most are working for free on this great open source project. Which means that their financial incentive is doing what’s best for Bitcoin in the long run. The CEO’s of the NYA…

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New photo from Facebook December 10, 2017 at 08:04PM

In Uncategorized on December 10, 2017 at 21:01

Bu görsel excel’de yapılmış. via via Facebook Pages