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New photo from Facebook August 29, 2015 at 03:30PM

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2015 at 14:32

Animasyonlu kitap kapakları. via via Facebook Pages

A weekend of Heavy Metal Fest in İstanbul begins today…

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2015 at 13:24

So many groups I love to listen to and attend their performance.. All starts up in a few hours. Here are the bands, the fest lasts three days, until Monday night (!)

metal fest istanbul

More info here


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Cyberculture agenda: 2015 Pioneer Award Winners… More revelations from the Ashley Madison hack…

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2015 at 12:50

Ceremony for Honorees on September 24 in San Francisco

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to announce the distinguished winners of the 2015 Pioneer Awards: the late international privacy expert Caspar Bowden, the human rights and global security researchers at The Citizen Lab, international Internet access champions Anriette Esterhuysen and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), and digital community advocate Kathy Sierra.


Annalee Newitz reports that very few of the female profiles at the hacked site appear to represent real people.

Before hack, Ashley Madison was building an app called ‘What’s Your Wife Worth’

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I think most people can agree that Ashley Madison is pretty terrible. But if it can be believed, the people behind the adulterous dating website were working on something just as appalling. According to the Daily Dot, leaked emails from the Ashley Madison hack last week show that Avid Life Media, the adultery site’s parent company, was working on a an app called ‘What’s Your Wife Worth.’ around 2013. It’s about as obnoxious as it sound.   Basically, the app would allow you to place a dollar value on women as a rating system. It’s somewhat akin other attractiveness-rating sites, just framed under…
Report: Yep, Ashley Madison is full of Fembots

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In the wake of the scandal-inducing Ashley Madison data dump, there has been plenty of skepticism regarding the demographics of the site’s 37 million users. The hackers who orchestrated the dump, Impact Team, have accused Ashley Madison of fraud and claimed 90 to 95 percent of female users are robots created by the company. Ashley Madison and its parent company, Avid Life Media, was also sued by an employee in 2013 who claimed her role was to write thousands of fake profiles. Armed with the data from the dump, Gizmodo parsed through user data to find out whether allegations of…
6 Web design mistakes (and how to correct them)

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It happens to everyone at some point: You look back on a website design and realize that you made a mistake.

Watch Out, Twitch: YouTube Gaming Just Went Live

Watch Out, Twitch: YouTube Gaming Just Went Live

Twitch meets a formidable competitor in YouTube Gaming, which works surprisingly well on its first day out.

Your Dreams of Using Nothing But Emoji Are Realized

Your Dreams of Using Nothing But Emoji Are Realized

Mavis Beacon would be ashamed.

Accountability projects that track deleted tweets from politicians and public officials suffered a critical setback this week when Twitter killed their ability to collect that information. This move comes a few months after the service shut down the U.S. version of Politwoops, the best known of these projects, and extends the ban to some 30 other jurisdictions.

IBM’s lost, glorious fabric design

It’s a pity that IBM hasn’t made this fabric since 1950 or so, because I would rocka pair of pajamas in this pattern (or hell, a big suit!).

Facebook’s M is a Siri-like personal assistant for Messenger

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Facebook’s Vice President of Messaging Products David Marcus today announced a new service called M. M is designed to be your personal assistant, which you can use to ask for recommendations such as gift ideas or restaurants to visit when you’re traveling.

Twitter is heavily male and white, but it has a plan to change all of that

Twitter has released its diversity numbers, and the company is unsurprisingly skewed toward white males. Overall, Twitter is 66 percent male, and 59 percent white. In tech, the number of males skyrockets to 87 percent, but the percentage of white dips slightly to 56 percent.

The Evolution of the Facebook Algorithm: What it Means for Your Social Strategy

Remember when we could post on Facebook and our fans would actually see it? Those were the days. Let’s get nostalgic and take a look at some of the major updates.

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New photo from Facebook August 29, 2015 at 01:05PM

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2015 at 12:17

Ağır metal emekçilerinin 3 günlük buluşması bugün başlıyor. #MetalKafa via Facebook Pages

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

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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.

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EFD Haftanın Web Projesi: “Sol Yayın” Sol Süreli Yayın Arşivi

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2015 at 13:33 Sosyalist Komünist Feminist Süreli Yayın Arşivi

Daha birçok süreli yayın. Buyrun:


Önerilerinizi alalım:

Ha bir de EFD’ye katkıda bulunmak isterseniz:

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New photo from Facebook August 28, 2015 at 01:32PM

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2015 at 12:33

Faithkiller Hayırlı Cumalar diler. via Facebook Pages

Nov 1, General Election Timetable Announced; polls show AKP still short of votes to form government alone…

In Uncategorized on August 27, 2015 at 15:50

Timetable of general elections which will be held on November 1st has been announced.

Poll shows Turkey’s AKP short of votes needed to form government alone

Ruling AKP is seen falling short of the votes needed to form a single-party gov’t in a snap election on Nov. 1 with 41.7 percent of votes, up from 40.9 percent in the June election
The President Erdoğan has formally requested AKP Leader Davutoğlu to form an interim Council of Ministers as Prime Minister.
Daily Hürriyet cartoonist Latif Demirci imagines the meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, as the former handed over the mandate to form an interim government

AKP ignored election results: CHP deputy

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) has ignored the results of the June 7 election and Turkey, for first time in its political history, will go to early elections because parties failed to form a government, Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy chairman Haluk Koç said on Aug. 25
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said he is confident that none of his party’s deputies will accept being a part of an interim pre-election cabinet headed by the Justice and Development Party (AKP), speaking at a press conference in Ankara on Aug. 25
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will be part of the election government, HDP spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen has said, a reiteration of the party’s willingness after negotiations failed to form a coalition government during the 45-day legal period after the parliamentary election in early June

Turkey PM appointed to form interim government in run-up to election

Ahmet Davutoğlu has five days to form a temporary cabinet to oversee a new poll in November after coalition talks fail

The top election authority has finally set Nov. 1 as the exact date for Turkey’s early elections, with its head stating that it took “seasonal conditions” into consideration
The opposition’s criticism of the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) way of handling failed coalition talks has put its leader, incumbent Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, on the defensive, as he fiercely defended his self-made roadmap to form an interim power-sharing government

Davutoglu to be interim Turkey PM

Turkey’s president appoints PM Ahmet Davutoglu to head an interim administration ahead of polls on 1 November.
PKK Executive Committee Member Duran Kalkan called on the Turkish army not to participate in Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) “war games.” Kalkan said, “Absolutely no strikes or attacks will be initiated against them by us [PKK].”

Mourners slam Erdoğan, Turkish gov’t at funeral ceremonies for slain soldiers

A lieutenant colonel’s angry rebuke during the funeral ceremony for his soldier brother has been added to the increasing number of protests by mourners accusing President Erdoğan and the government over the spike in violence ahead of early elections in Turkey.
With the Black Sea province of Artvin suffering floods after disastrous rain and landslides that killed eight people, experts believe the many hydroelectric power plants being constructed in the area and clogged culverts triggered the deadly phenomenon
Gendarmerie command is set to initiate disciplinary proceedings against the lieutenant colonel who blasted senior politicians during the funeral ceremony of his killed soldier brother

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