Cyberculture roundup: Dropbox moves forward.. News from Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning and Aaron Swartz cases…

In Uncategorized on July 10, 2013 at 16:57

92% of E-Book Downloads in Russia Are Pirated

E-reading is on the rise in Russia, but piracy remains a big problem for the burgeoning market.

How Dropbox Plans to Replace Your Hard Drive

Dropbox wants to replace your computer’s hard drive.

56% of Social Media Users Suffer From FOMO

We all know that social media can be an addiction, a slippery slope consumed by a syndrome commonly referred to as Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). If you indulge in a few days away from your Inbox or Twitter stream, the emails start to pile up and key news is missed

Analyzing Crisis Hashtags on Twitter

Hashtag footprints can be revealing. The map below, for example, displays the top 200 locations in the world with the most hashtags. The top 5 are Sao Paolo, London, Jakarta, Los Angeles and New York.


Venezuela’s President Offers Asylum to Edward Snowden

This is part of our special coverage Snowden: The US is Watching You

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, offered humanitarian asylum to Edward Snowden, former contractor at the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) who leaked classified information about mass surveillance programs in the United States and the Great Britain.

Judge Orders Secret Service to Release Aaron Swartz Files

A judge ordered the Secret Service to start releasing “thousands” of pages pertaining to its file on Aaron Swartz, the Internet freedom activist and hacker who committed suicide in January.

How Dropbox Will Remake Itself (And Your Angry Birds)

Since Dropbox’s launch six years ago, the company has carved out a niche for itself as the parking spot for everything that you want to save and share.

Dropbox Blows Up the Box, Connecting Every App, File, and Device

Dropbox is launching a new set of tools that could allow it to seep into nearly every corner of your digital life.

Snowden has not yet accepted Venezuela asylum, WikiLeaks says

The WikiLeaks anti-secrecy website said Tuesday that fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden had not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela

Bradley Manning’s Lawyers Ask Judge to Drop ‘Aiding the Enemy’ Charge

Bradley Manning‘s lawyers want the military judge presiding in his case to drop several charges that the United States government has levied against him, including the most serious one: that he “aided the enemy.”


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