Media / Communication
The state of Internet today - with the never-ending reveals of state surveillance and the commercialization of our private communications - does not shock us. A technological project initially developed by the American army and which was later controlled by the Market was certainly not designed to protect those at the bottom.
Aaron Swartz Hackathon This Weekend Is Your Chance To Hack for a Better World This weekend marks the third annual Aaron Swartz Day hackathon, and a chance for you to meet up with other people working to use technology to make the world a better place. Once again, cities around the world will host two days of meetups.
This is a call at the last newsletter of Riseup for fund raising. Here in the northern hemisphere the leaves are pretty, the ground is soggy, and the annual Riseup fundraising drive is afoot! We need you to pay for our core costs and help keep us going in our fifteenth year of existence.
The impact social media has had on our daily lives - we now record where we go, what we do and what we think for the world to see – has radically changed the way we relate to ourselves and each other. As the proliferation of social media has become increasingly seamless and habitual, we have become unwittingly accustomed to our mass migration into cyberspace.
Turkey moves to block YouTube access after 'audio leak' Turkey has moved to block access to YouTube, a day after a court ordered the suspension of a ban on Twitter, which PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed. The telecoms authority (TIB) said it had taken an "administrative measure" against the site but another report suggests that talks are under way.
In his latest attempt to crack down on the country’s voices of dissent Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan has shut down Twitter sparking general outrage. Tonight, Prime Minister Erdoğan has taken the state repression of Turkey’s citizens’ freedom of speech to a whole new level.
Destroy your carefully constructed virtual image in four easy clicks. Hey Jammers! This year’s Digital Detox Week begins Monday, February 10th. To get you in the mood, we’re reposting this article, “Facebook Suicide” from Adbusters #89. In march, at the peak of Facebook popularity, I quit. with four swift clicks of the mouse, I canceled my account.