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It is the anniversary of #HrantDink assassination. Al Jazeera Turkey prepared an interactive infographic…In Uncategorized on January 19, 2017 at 11:49
Hrant Dink was targeted, threatened and murdered over his one news, one article. 10 years passed over his murder. During 10 years, people said “Try those who gave the order”. The Dink trial continues with increasing number of suspects
In other news:
Erdoğan, emboldened by the rise of Trump, is crushing fragile freedoms – tens of thousands detained and the press muzzled. The west must end its silence
Erdoğan, emboldened by the rise of Trump, is crushing fragile freedoms – tens of thousands detained and the press muzzled. The west must end its silenceDemocracy is a bundle of rights and freedoms wrestled from the powerful. Our rulers only surrender their power when compelled to – when the cost of resisting pressure from below becomes greater than the cost of giving ground to it.
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#Cyberculture agenda: Obama pardons Chelsea Manning and Stuxnet leak source James Cartwright while Snowden never filed paperwork requesting a pardon…In Uncategorized on January 19, 2017 at 10:59
President Obama just effectively freed Chelsea Manning from the 32 remaining years in her jail sentence, according to the New York Times. While it’s not a presidential pardon, the commutation of Manning’s sentence will see her go free in just five months.
President Obama commuted whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s remaining prison sentence. She will go free on May 17 of this year as opposed to 2045, the duration of her full sentence. From the New York Times:
With its hold over territories in Syria and the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul slipping steadily, terrorist group ISIS is finding itself forced to improvise in its battle against Iraqi Security Forces (ISF).
Growth across social networks was a defining feature throughout 2016. While the increase in mobile and media consumption made headlines, the underlying growth–spending on social advertising–will yield more change. A fourth-quarter report from data science and media technology provider 4C Insights examines the evolution in social advertising spending.
I had an unsettling realization and <href=”http://ift.tt/2iMpkH1 checked out. Is it just that we needed their warm, comforting companionship instead of the cooly cerebral presence of felines? Or are they in on it?
I have an affinity for new things designed as old things, so this brief history of data visualization by RJ Andrews hits the spot.
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Two Turkish engineers/ enterpreneurs, Hakan Atabaş and Fatih Arslan stated that they have been working on this national search engine for 10 years and they have invested more than 10 million liras (nearly 2,5 million Euros) so far.
When you go to Gelioo home page it says it is at the Beta stage now.
Entrepreneurs were quick to write a letter to President Erdoğan for financial and emotional help.
However, it was quick to see that Geliyoo relies on Google Search to retrieve search inquiries. According to the Cumhuriyet story it would cost 15 USD and it would take 10 minutes to set up a site like that (!)
In yet another finding, a Twitter user was quick to show that the logo of Geliyoo might be stolen:
Soldaki Global Languages Learning firmasının logosu.
Sağdaki yerli arama motorumuz Geliyoo'nun logosu.
Şaka zannediyorsunuz değil mi?
— Senior Stajyer Bey (@stajyer_) January 18, 2017
In Gidiyoo’s home page it says it was built in 1 hour and it costed 60 Liras. In the second line it asks what happened to 10 million liras in 10 years. When you click on Kendimi şansssız hissediyorum [I feel myself unlucky], it goes to a search on Turkey’s 2016 budgetary deficit:)
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Delegations from Greek and Turkish sides fail to agree on new map for divided island state, saying proposals are ‘unacceptable’
A new generation of Cypriots is hoping that Greeks and Turks can come togetherDivided territories usually create their own ugly landmarks. In Nicosia, now holder of the unenviable distinction of being the world’s last divided capital, the scars of past conflict are brutally evident.
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