Posts Tagged ‘Cyberculture’

Cyberculture agenda: “‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ Is a Powerful Homage to Aaron Swartz

In Uncategorized on January 22, 2014 at 18:03


Around the World, Net Neutrality Is Not a Reality


In much of the world, the concept of “net neutrality” generates less public debate, given there’s no affordable Net in the first place.


Snowden responds to US politicians’ spy claims: ‘Spies get treated better than that’

Speaking with the New Yorker via encrypted email, Edward Snowden denies allegations made by members of Congress that his leaks of NSA documents were to aid a foreign power.

How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love

Mathematician Chris McKinlay hacked OKCupid to find the woman of his dreams.

10 SEO Predictions for 2014

Audiences are looking for the companies and brands that supply a full course content meal. Don’t leave them feeling shortchanged and unsatisfied by skimping on or watering down your content. 2014 is the year to satisfy your audience’s every need, a task you can accomplish simply by giving them the high-quality content they crave.

10 Programming Languages You Should Learn in 2014

The tech sector is booming. If you’ve used a smartphone or logged on to a computer at least once in the last few years, you’ve probably noticed this.

Three Dangers of Losing Net Neutrality That Nobody’s Talking About

It’s hard to know what to pay attention to in the net neutrality discussions, especially when people throw around jargon like ‘common carriers’ and ‘reclassification.’ While it’s true the issues aren’t black and white and the nuances endlessly debated, we’ve got a rundown of three risks and unintended consequences of the recent ruling you should be aware of, regardless of your politics.

BitTorrent Inc. Settles With U.S. After EU Privacy Rule Breach

In 1998 the European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection went into effect, prohibiting the transfer of EU citizens’ data to non-EU countries unless they meet strict privacy protection standards.

In order to facilitate subsequent data-sharing between the U.S. and EU, the U.S. Department of Commerce worked with the European Commission to develop the U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Framework. By signing up to the program, U.S. organizations can send a clear signal to others in the EU that the standards mandated by the EU’s Directive on Data Protection are being met.

‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ Is a Powerful Homage to Aaron Swartz

PARK CITY, Utah — The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz received a standing ovation at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival this week just a few days after the one-year anniversary of the web pioneer’s death rattled the Internet

China vs Facebook: intimate rivals

The Chinese state and the United States company are engaged in an epic if undeclared contest over control and wealth-creation, says Kerry Brown.

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Cyberculture agenda: Follow #Sundance Film Festival online… Tim Wu on FCC’s net neutrality disaster

In Uncategorized on January 19, 2014 at 19:02

Internet Freedom Day: This Year We Go to War for Net Neutrality


This time of year is always the worst of times and best of times for internet freedom. And on this second annual Internet Freedom Day — the anniversary of the successful SOPA/PIPA Blackout protest — we need to keep fighting for network neutrality, especially since it turns out that the real problem isn’t the court’s decision … but the FCC‘s response to it. Here’s the insider story.


Watch 15 Sundance Short Films Online Now

How to Follow the Sundance Film Festival Online

Why Sundance Is Going Ga-Ga for Internet Addiction


Suddenly the internet is a hot topic at the Sundance Film Festival. Could it be because our online narratives just as important as our offline ones?

Crowdfunding phraseology: which descriptive words correlate with success?

In “The Language that Gets People to Give: Phrases that Predict Success on Kickstarter”(PDF), a paper for the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Georgia Tech researchers from the School of Interactive Technology present the results of their statistical analysis of every single Kickstarter since June 2, 2012. The study attempted to determine which words and phrases correlated with success or failure in a Kickstarter campaign, after controlling for funding goals, video, social media connections, categories and pledge levels.

Highlights of Daniel Ellsberg’s Reddit AMA on Edward Snowden and NSA surveillance

Daniel Ellsberg. Photo: Xeni Jardin.

Pentagon Papers whistleblower (and our co-founder) Daniel Ellsberg held an expansive, seven-hour long Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session yesterday to explain why NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will join our board of directors. He also discussed many other subjects—including NSA surveillance, President Obama’s flip-flop on whistleblowers, Nixon’s dirty tricks, and the dangers of excessive government secrecy.

The Rise of Android: From Obscurity to the Top


Eight years ago, hardly any one was aware of the operating system called Android. Today, more than half public on the globe is using Android in their smartphones or tablets. Android, the smartphone operating system has traveled a beautiful journey from no where to the top, in less than eight years.

Tim Wu on FCC’s net neutrality disaster


Tim Wu is the law professor and activist who coined the term “net neutrality” — the principle that ISPs should get you the data you request, as efficiently as they know how, without deliberately slowing down some sites unless they’ve paid bribes for “preferred carriage.” The FCC had made a halfhearted and legally doomed rule to protect American net neutrality, refusing to use its full regulatory power for fear of offending the powerful telcoms corporations it is meant to regulate.


The Mac Turns 30: Inside the Incredible Evolution of Apple’s PC

The almighty Apple Macintosh turns 30 years old on Jan. 24


Google and Amazon Hired These Architects to Invent the Future of Work

Google, Amazon, and Samsung have all picked Seattle-based NBBJ as the architecture firm of choice for tech companies who want data on how people work best to drive the design decisions behind their most important buildings

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EFF Scoreboard for Obama’s NSA reform plan… An Americana roundup…

In Uncategorized on January 19, 2014 at 15:48

Earlier today, President Obama announced a series of reforms to address abuses by the National Security Agency. We were heartened to see Obama recognized that the NSA has gone too far in trampling the privacy rights of people worldwide. In his speech, the President ensured that National Security Letters would not come with perpetual gag orders, brought new levels of transparency and fairness to the FISA court, and ended bulk collection of telephone records by the NSA. However, there is still much more to be done.


When Barack Obama announced his reforms of National Security Agency surveillance programs today, few people were as interested as Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer, and Steve Ballmer.

Obama Announces Surveillance Reforms

In a speech today, U.S. President Barack Obama announced changes for the operations of the country’s intelligence agencies. He says the current program will end “as it currently exists,

President Obama’s remarks on the NSA and surveillance

Here is a PDF transcript of the president’s speech on surveillance and national security today. Here’s plaintext. Here’s the New York Times’ take on the speech. Here’s a document of the Presidential Policy Directive on Surveillance.

Below, selected commentary from activists, journalists, and lawmakers on Twitter.

Obama’s speech outlining NSA reforms never would’ve happened without Edward Snowden. The Espionage Act charges should be dropped immediately

U.S. Intel: Osama Bin Laden Avatar Could Recruit Terrorists Online for Centuries

When American and British spies were infiltrating virtual-world games like Second Life and World of Warcraft in a bid to detect real-world terrorists, U.S. intelligence warned that jihadists might create an Osama bin Laden avatar that could “preach and issue new fatwas for hundreds of years to come,” according to a “confidential” report disclosed today.

53% More Book Banning Incidents In US Schools This Year

vikingpower writes “Isabel Allende’s The House of The Spirits. Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye. Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man. What do these titles have in common? They are banned at a school in the U.S. Yes, in 2013. A project named The Kids’ Right to Read Project

Getting your head around the Pentagon’s titanic, enormous, unauditably large budget

A long, infographic-laden Mother Jones explainer tries to make sense of the US’s insanely gigantic military budget,


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Activists take stage for Internet Freedom this evening. #18Ocak18deSokaklara #SansüreDurDe

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2014 at 16:02

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I will probably be around in Taksim and will switch to my Twitter account for immediate reporting. Internet freedom marches are have always been colorful events but I expect police brutality this time as it is routinized…. Unfortunately the proposed internet law is grave that we have to get back the streets… 

Social media users and activists have called for a protest on Jan 18 to denounce Parliament’s adoption of a controversial Internet law
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Cyberculture agenda: Net neutrality seems to be dead…

In Uncategorized on January 16, 2014 at 18:00
The Open Internet as a myth of the future?Will Internet go the way of radio — where federal deregulation has led to a concentration of U.S. radio stations in the hands of just a few companies?

What is the cause of our concern? It is a case decided January 14, 2014, one of the worst (for the people) U.S. court decisions to come out in recent years
— one, however, that would probably be affirmed by the predominantly current pro-business majority in the current U.S. Supreme Court (even the intellectual Breyer here is on the wrong side of the equation).

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: The recent ruling striking down network neutrality doesn’t just affect websites and internet service providers — it affects libraries, too. By striking down the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Open Internet Order this week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals just gave commercial companies the authority to block internet traffic, give

A court loss for “net neutrality” could mean either a new era of innovation or preferential treatment and higher costs.

throttleIn 2008 Comcast was ordered to stop interfering with BitTorrent traffic generated by its customers. In addition, the company had to disclose all of its “network management” practices.

The Feds Lost Net Neutrality, But Won Control of the Web

No matter what you think of network neutrality ? for it, against it, it’s complicated, who cares ? the fact that a federal court just struck down most of the FCC‘s net neutrality rules is clearly cause for concern. But not for the reasons you think

Netflix Stock Dives After Net Neutrality Ruling

If there’s one major Internet company that may be threatened by a court ruling striking down net neutrality, it’s Netflix.

FCC Net Neutrality rules are dead, but they sucked anyway: time for some better ones

Yesterday, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals invalidated the FCC’s Open Internet Rules.

Google Spends More on Acquisitions Than Top 5 Rivals Combined

With its $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest this week, Google has spent a total of $17 billion buying other companies over the last two years, which is more than the company’s top five rivals combined, according to Bloomberg.

Dirty secrets of America’s most notorious patent troll

MPHJ are the notorious patent trolls who claim that any business that scans documents and then emails them owes them $1,000 per employee.

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Cyberculture agenda: Wikipedia is 13, “Shows the Value of a Vibrant Public Domain

In Uncategorized on January 16, 2014 at 11:08

Wikipedia Shows the Value of a Vibrant Public Domain

In the week leading up the two-year anniversary of the SOPA blackout protests, EFF and others are talking about key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day, we'll take on a different piece, exploring what’s at stake and and what we need to do to make sure the law promotes creativity and innovation. We've put together a page where you can read and endorse the principles yourself. Let's send a message to DC, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Brussels, and wherever else folks are making new copyright rules: We're from the Internet, and we're here to help.

At Age 13, Wikipedia Has Reshaped the Knowledge Industry


If you look at the Wikipedia entry for Wikipedia, you’ll learn the Internet’s encyclopediaturned 13 Wednesday. In that time, the site has become a storehouse of human knowledge, the sixth most-popular site on the Internet and a disruptive force in the knowledge-gathering industry

What makes people contribute to Wikipedia?

Interesting presentation from Jerome Hergueux down the street at the Berkman Center. He studies peer production — “a way of producing goods and services that relies on self-organizing communities of individuals who come together to produce a shared outcome” — through the lens of Wikipedia.

Report: Benefit of NSA Spying Is ‘Overblown’

The National Security Agency’s controversial PRISM and phone metadata programs had a “minimal” contribution in the investigation of 225 terrorism cases, a new study finds.


Post-Snowden, is Microsoft the Right Choice for Universities?

In light of the ongoing leaking of information about domestic government surveillance by the National Security Administration (NSA) in the United States and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the United Kingdom, scholars and administrators need to reconsider if our data and confidential communications are truly secure. While the ethics review committees do their best job of ensuring that scholarly practices protect the privacy and safety of research subjects, the recent revelations should cause us to immediately reflect upon whether our use of Microsoft Office and particularly our email service Microsoft Outlook violates the research ethics agreements we’ve signed. Universities need to recognize that hiring private information technology corporations such as Microsoft and ethical compliance with protecting the privacy of our communications may not be compatible. Given our professional obligations to preserve confidentiality, what can be done to maintain compliance?


Mining the mobile phone data from 10 million people over 4 years reveals the subtle changes that occur in the flow of information when disaster strikes, say network scientists.

Radionomy confirms acquisition of Winamp and Shoutcast


The radio streaming service Radionomy has confirmed that it has purchased Winamp and Shoutcast Radio for an undisclosed sum from AOL, in a bid to expand its music streaming offering.


12 Outdated Web Features That Need to Disappear in 2014

We’ve all been there — yelling at a computer screen or particular website because the antiquated design prevents you from getting where you want to go.

Dotcom’s ‘Internet Party’ Aims to Shake Up Politics

Against what seemed like insurmountable odds following a 2012 armed raid on his impressive home, Kim Dotcom not only recovered with a new file-sharing venture the following year but also began to win the hearts of minds of the general public.

The NSA is reportedly able to access offline computers thanks to radio wave technology

 The ongoing series of leaks from the NSA and its cyberspying programs have got many wondering how to stay safe.

Everything You Need to Know About Jelly

Jelly, the much-hyped, question-and-answer-based social network by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, launched last week on iOS and Android


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40 thousand websites are blocked in Turkey as of today #SansüreDurDe

In Uncategorized on January 15, 2014 at 00:34

Bd-QqEWCIAAzBoBA civil initiative has been listing blocked sites in Turkey and has just announced it has gone beyond 40 thousand… Pity for Turkey…


Cyberculture agenda: Remembering Aaron Swartz

In Uncategorized on January 11, 2014 at 21:19



On the eve of the anniversary of Aaron Swartz‘s tragic death, a group of eight lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are still looking for answers regarding the criminal investigation he was the subject of


One year ago, we lost Aaron Swartz, a dear friend and a leader in the fight for a free and open Internet. The shock was, and remains, a profound one. It’s a testament to the power of his commitments and ideals that both in life and in death he has inspired millions around the world, including all of us at EFF, to redouble our own efforts to advance the causes that he believed in, and to untangle the twisted and brutal computer crime laws that were used to persecute him.

If you’ve been following digital trends over the past few years, you’ll probably be aware of the hockey stick-growth of crowdfunding as a ‘thing’. It’s everywhere.

Coalition to fight mass Internet surveillance declares global day of action, Feb 11

A broad coalition of organizations — including Boing Boing — have joined forces to declare February 11 a day of action in memory of Aaron Swartz and against NSA Internet spying and mass surveillance. Just as we did with the SOPA fight, we’re asking people who care about this to make their own personal expressions of resistance, and take the case for caring about this and fighting back to the people closest to them. Each of us knows the arguments that will convince our friends and loved ones.

Of the many cool new electronic devices being shown off at CES 2014 (that I’ve read about thus far anyway) – predictably – it looks as though wearable tech is one of the major trends being observed. Virtually every major electronics player is diving into the wearable tech ring.

A couple of weeks ago, I explained the basics of HTML and why you might want to use it.

In today’s post, I’ll go through some simple HTML tags that every blogger should know about.

Marissa Mayer’s star-studded CES keynote refocuses Yahoo as a media company

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made an appearance at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, delivering a keynote address aimed at telling marketers, investors, and everyone else about the future of her company.

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Document: Worldwide Internet, social media and mobile statistics

In Uncategorized on January 11, 2014 at 10:44

İnternet güvenliğinizle ilgili çevrimiçi araçlardan seçmeler… #internetimeDokunma

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2014 at 20:13

English: NoScript logo English: NoScript logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Temel bir kaynak olarak Kem Gözlere Şiş projesine bakmalısınız. 

Anonim web kullanımı için Tor mutlaka kullanılmalıdır. Tor kullanan Pirate Browser tarayıcı iyi gider. Pirate Bay’in hediyesi olan bu tarayıcı büyük Torrent sitelerine de link veriyor.

Mesele DNS değiştirmenin ötesine geçiyor olsa da şu DNS ayarları da elimizde olsun:

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Bir de Yandex’in DNS’i var burada.

DNS değiştirmeden web taramak için bir Firefox eklentisi: AnonymoX Yine aynı işlem için Chrome tarayıcıda ZenMate eklentisi de düşünülebilir.

Kabus durumuna doğru Mesh kullanımı için Burak Arıkan’ın yazısına bakılabilir.

Özellikle mobilseniz ve ortak kullanımdaki wi-fi servislerini kullanıyorsanız  Hotspot Shield kullanabilirsiniz. HTTPS Everywhere  Chrome ve Firefox eklentisi şeklinde tüm iletişi güvenli HTTP’ye çevirir. LastPass ürettiğiniz bir sürü zor şifreyi sizin için güvenli bir ortamda saklar.

Kısa URL adreslerini özellikle tuzak adreslerden dolayı uzun hallerine çevirmek için LongURL kullanılabilir.NoScript adlı Firefox eklentisi şüpheli sitelerden JavaScript ve Flash saldırılarını önler. Trusteer Rapport bir şifreleme aracı olarak üçüncü partilerin banka görünümü gibi göstererek bilgilerinizi çalmasını engeller. İki aşamalı doğrulama da bir çok sitenin kullanmaya başladığı bir yöntemdir. Yetki verdiğiniz akıllı telefon gibi bir cihaza giden şifreyle giriş yapılır. Bir Google ürünü olan VirusTotal şüpheli dosyaları ve web adreslerini tarar.

Son zamanlarda meydana gelen istihbarat skandallarından sonra alternatif açık kaynak eposta hizmetleri de çıkmaya başladı, MailPile gibi.
Henüz kullanmaya başlamadım ama bir noktada şifre yöneticisi kullanmak gerekebilir. Burada bir dizi yöneticinin analizini bulabilirsiniz:

Bir sitenin güvenlik derecesini bulmak için bakınız:

Türkiye’de de kullanımı artan VPN hizmetlerinden anonimliğin korunmasına özellikle önem verenler:


















Özellikle Dijital Aktivizm çabalarında kullanmak üzere VPN’e bakış ve ek bilgiler için: An Activist’s Guide to VPN Services

Onur Erem’in genel güvenlik listesine de bakılabilir: İnternette ‘Büyük Birader’den nasıl kurtulurum?
Kısaltılmış linklerin meşru bir link olup olmadığını bu site üzerinden görebilirsiniz: unfurlr.come

Şüpheli eposta eklentilerini ya da herhangi bir dosyayı taratmak için:

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