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#MitTırlarındanSilahÇıktı- Cumhuriyet daily claims Syria-bound Turkish intelligence trucks were full of weapons to Syrian Jihadis and now under probe…

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2015 at 11:20

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into daily Cumhuriyet over its May 29 story on Syria-bound trucks belonging to the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), which were stopped and searched by soldiers last year.

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Cyberculture agenda: UN: Encryption and Anonymity Must Be Protected

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2015 at 10:50

spyFor the past several years and particularly in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations, interest in encrypted and anonymous communications has spread to a much wider audience.

As reported by SocialTimes last year, many users are signing user agreementswithout reading them. As a result, they are giving away the rights to the reproduction of their content often without even realizing. A recent survey fromScoopshot, a photo and video service that connects content creators with advertisers, shows that the situation has not improved.

The discovery last week of another major flaw in TLS was announced, nicknamed “Logjam” by the group of prominent cryptographers who discovered it. It’s getting so hard to keep track of these flaws that researchers at INRIA in France created a “zoo” classifying the attacks (which is not yet updated to include Logjam or the FREAK attack discovered in March). Despite the fact that these attacks seem to be announced every few months now, Logjam is a surprising and important finding with broad implications for the Internet. In this post I’ll offer a technical primer of the Logjam vulnerability.

In part 1, we described the technical details of Logjam. Here we’ll discuss some of the disturbing questions this vulnerability raises about secure communication on the Internet and NSA’s apparent failure in its “information assurance” role to keep the Internet safe from large-scale threats.

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Every year, Mary Meeker, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, releases her internet trends report full of insight about everything from mobile device usage to internet usage breakdowns. Meeker unveiled the 2015 report at Recode’s Code conference today. Here’s the full report:
Earlier this year, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo lamented the platform’s poor handling of bullying and trolls on the site. “We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform, and we’ve sucked at it for years,” came Costolo’s blunt assessment. Now the platform seems to be taking the next step, banning controversial blogger Chuck Johnson from the platform, a well-known troll who’d made it his mission to “tell the stories the mainstream media won’t”.
In the beginning there was SMS. Then came emoji. Now, there is MimeChat. If you’ve ever wanted to dye your hair purple or fish-slap a friend in the face but didn’t quite have the nerve, now’s your chance. Virtually, of course. A free app for iPhone and Android, MimeChat allows you to create an animated avatar that can converse with others through the act of mime. Choose from more than 60 mimes expressing the full spectrum of human emotion, from happy, excited and in love to mildly violent. You can also customize your avatar with an array of skin tones, hairstyles, clothes and accessories. If you…

The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals.

The surveillance project was launched by a joint electronic eavesdropping unit called the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team, which includes spies from each of the countries in the “Five Eyes” alliance — the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

Silk Road: The Untold Story

Silk Road: The Untold Story

The story of Silk Road, how it grew into a $1.2 billion operation, and how federal law enforcement shut it down.

danah boyd explains student privacy bills

“The conversation is constructed as being about student privacy, but it’s really about who has the right to monitor which youth“.

tpbhydraxEarlier this week the Stockholm District Court ordered the Pirate Bay’s .SE domains to be handed over to the Swedish state, arguing that they were linked to copyright crimes.

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Emoji are incredibly popular. Our traffic stats show that unequivocally. Stories about new emoji, how we use them and just about every other aspect of the culture around them do incredibly well.
Search giants Google and Yahoo are interested in buying Flipboard, a newsreader app, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Another day, another hack. The Associated Press is reporting that hackers stole sensitive tax information from over 100,000 taxpayers.

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New photo from Facebook May 29, 2015 at 09:43AM

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2015 at 08:50
Malumun belgesi. via Facebook Pages

New photo from Facebook May 28, 2015 at 11:31PM

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2015 at 22:39
Britanya’da Borat tarzı mayo yasağı yapan işletme protesto edilmiş. Keşke edilmeseymiş. via via Facebook Pages

EFD Rights Watch: Map of Mass Graves by Human Rights Association, Turkey

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2015 at 21:57

İHD and lost people’s family members came together once again to look for their lost relatives and request the offenders to be judged. According to İHD Map of Mass Graves, 4.201 bodies were found in 348 mass graves.

The Map here

Turkey has been fined 54,000 euros by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for “excessive and disproportionate use of force” by security forces against 18 inmates in an Istanbul prison in 2000
A Turkish journalist and anchorwoman has been acquitted of charges of “resisting an officer” and “defamation” after an investigation into her tweets criticizing one of the country’s corruption probe judges

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Gezi Direnişini en güzel anlatan “Twitter flood”ı by @failedulixes

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2015 at 16:08

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Not surprisingly, Turkey did not meet its promise of $200 million aid to Palestine

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2015 at 15:36

Attacks by opposition parties against the government over its perceived failure to keep its promises of assistance to the Gaza Strip appear to have prompted a top Turkish agency to list in detail the country’s assistance to Gaza, which has long been strangled by blockades, war and poor governance.
Thousands of Sephardic Jews in Turkey who trace their ancestry to Spain are applying for Spanish citizenship in anticipation of a bill granting nationality to Jews expelled during the Inquisition.
Report (SETA) April 28, 2015 SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research Kadir Üstün & Kılıç Buğra Kanat In this report, we provide an overview of the situation of refugees in Turkey and the difficulties that Turkey is facing in handling such a major crisis alongside of its Southern border. This report is the […]

In light of the slow, almost non-existent, progress of in Turkey’s EU accession talks, some political groups in the European Parliament have called for a reassessment of the relationship. It would be a terrible mistake, write Ernest Maragall and Laura Batalla.

Kurdish Syrians, Beyond the Border Crossing

Esa Ylijaasko has spent almost two years capturing the life of Kurdish refugees in enclaves of Istanbul.

Egypt restricts women from travelling to Turkey

Move aimed at preventing women from joining ISIL comes as relations between Egypt and Turkey deteriorate.
Ben Blushi, an Albanian lawmaker of the ruling Socialist Party, has slammed Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s call for the country to target followers of Fethullah Gülen, which the Turkish president made during his recent visit to the Balkan country.
Turkey has announced that Turkish jets on May 16 shot down a Syrian helicopter violating its airspace, while Syrian state TV reported that it was a surveillance drone that was.
Turkish President Erdoğan has slammed the death penalty issued for former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, likening the country to ‘ancient Egypt’ while criticizing the Western stance over the coup. Turkey’s main opposition leader, on the other hand, called on Cairo to stop ‘political executions’

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#GeziyiUnutma- For the 2nd Anniversary A Playlist on #OccupyGezi

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2015 at 13:50

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Eurosphere agenda: Spanish establishment shaken… “Europe must take in 40K refugees in 2 years…

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2015 at 12:58

Two new, anti-establishment parties (including one that grew out of the indignados movement — a kind of Spanish precedent to Occupy) took key seats in regional and municipal elections in yesterday’s Spanish election, which is a kind of dress rehearsal for the upcoming national elections.

Two new forces, anti-austerity Podemos and market-friendly Ciudadanos, made strong gains in Spain’s local and regional elections on Monday (25 May), overturning a two-party system that has seen the PP and rival Socialists alternate in power since the end of dictatorship 40 years ago.

Spain protest party hails poll gains

Spain’s anti-austerity Podemos movement vows to win national polls this year after dramatic gains in Sunday’s local and regional elections.
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The success of the leftist Podemos party and the liberal Ciudadanos inSpain‘s local and regional elections on Sunday has shifted the political balance of power in Spain. If Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy‘s government doesn’t radically change its course it stands to lose the general elections this autumn, some commentators warn. Others complain that voters were just punishing Rajoy for his reforms
Spain enters a new political era

Spain’s mainstream outflanked by new breed of politicians
Towards a new municipal agenda in Spain

What the Spanish media ignore about this new generation of activist-politicians is why they became famous enough to put on a ballot in the first place: their roots in prominent local struggles and their willingness to spearhead radical democratic participation.

Spain: No country for absolute majorities

Spain: No country for absolute majorities

Spanish protest parties make gains

Protest parties make gains in Spain’s local elections, depriving the governing People’s Party of overall control of Madrid and other councils.
At regional elections, grassroots politicians are gaining support with pledges to fight corruption and austerity.
The appeal by the European Commission is a response to fears that countries like Italy and Greece could be overwhelmed by people making dangerous crossings in rickety boats.

Polish President Bronisław Komorowski conceded defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda in Sunday’s presidential election, a result that will set alarm bells ringing for the government, which faces its own election race later this year.

Federica Mogherini said yesterday (25 May) that the results of the presidential election in Poland, the municipal elections in Spain, as well as the news from Greece and the UK, were a reason for the EU to re-think its project.

Andrzej Dudas’ victory in Poland’s presidential election on Sunday means that for the first time in five years a politician belonging to the nationalist conservative PiS party will occupy a leading position in Poland. Some commentators say that current president Bronisław Komorowski’s defeat was the result of his arrogance. Others point out that Duda owes his victory mainly to Poland’s young.

Greece ‘cannot afford IMF repayment’

Greece will not be able to make a debt repayment to the IMF due in early June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says.

The EU’s Eastern Partnership summit begins in Riga today, Thursday. The Ukraine conflict is dominating the meeting and concrete results for the six partnership countries are not expected. The EU is leaving these countries in the lurch, some commentators criticise. Others show understanding for the EU’s hesitant stance, pointing out that it doesn’t want to cause the countries any moreproblems with Russia.

2016 EU budget: Cameron avoids an immediate headache

2016 EU budget: Cameron avoids an immediate headache

Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Wednesday (27 May) called a general election, to be held on 18 June. Recent polls suggest the election could become a true thriller.

Spring brought a burst of sunshine over the eurozone economy. The French economy expanded rapidly in the first quarter of 2015 and even the Italian one managed respectable growth. Fiscal policy is no longer contractionary across the eurozone as a whole. Cheaper oil is boosting consumption. A weaker euro is boosting exports. And the ECB’s quantitative easing appears to be working: money supply growth is picking up, suggesting deflationary pressures are easing.
VIDEO: Meet the Finnish punks taking on Eurovision

Sami Helle, the bass player of Finland’s Eurovision entry, punk rock band PKN, whose members all have learning disabilities, talks about the band.
Conservative opposition challenger Andrzej Duda on May 24 won a surprise victory in Poland’s presidential run-off, trumping incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski with promises of change and generous social spending
Dutch Partial Ban on Islamic Veil in Public Spaces

…terdam, which led to the publication “Pertinence of a General Prohibition of the Burqa and Niqab in Spain: A Human Rights Perspective” in the Yearbook on Humanitarian Action and Human Rights. [1] See Dogru v. France, §62. See also S.A.S. v. France, §128 The post Dutch Partial Ban on Islamic Veil in Public Spaces appeared first on Ideas on Europe.

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From the tolerant Anatolia: “Mall in Bursa cancels opening of Christian and Jewish prayer rooms upon attacks “repeated rape of young girl by all the village…

In Uncategorized on May 28, 2015 at 12:20

A recently opened mall in the İnegöl district of western Bursa province has canceled the opening of its prayer rooms for Christian and Jewish visitors after being subjected to intolerant attacks, the mall’s founding president has said in a written statement
Nine men are facing between 12 and 22 years in jail for the systematic rape of a girl in the eastern province of Elazığ over a period lasting seven years, according to a report in daily Taraf.
The governing Turkish AK party is pushing for a fourth term in office in the face of criticism from opponents that it is trying it to stifle dissent – Mark Lowen gets the view from Izmir.
Galatasaray fans flock to the streets to celebrate after their club was crowned champion of Turkey’s top flight for a record 20th time
Mutlu Kaya, a 19-year-old who was shot in the head allegedly over her decision to join a singing competition, breathed on her own for two hours when doctors temporarily took her off life support on May 27.

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