Quite a fascinating photoessay. Reminiscent in many ways of WikiLeaks’ film Mediastan, which featured a group of itinerant WLers trundling around Everywhereistan trying to get people to run their leaks.
Month: October 2014
How to Go to Hell
Cyberpunk? Check. Alt Comix? Check. Burnng Man? Check. Twilight films? Nope. OH THANK GOD THERE’S STILL HOPE FOR ME! Very servicey, 9Gag! How many of these can you tick off? Can anyone fill out their entire card and win a… Read More ›
Video Monday: 60 Minutes Australia’s Kurdish Female Fighters against ISIS – FEMALE STATE
A fascinating subject for documentary indeed: the Kurdish female fighters who have lately captured the interest of the world as well as quite a few ISIS jihadis. This video is a half-hour long, so settle in and prepare to be… Read More ›
Interwebbed: Crypto and Cyber #News for October 27
Happy Monday, kittens! Was your weekend full of good food, good company, and hundreds of thousands of Facebook posts about Jian Ghomeshi? No, just me? Here are a handy bunch of links with which you can stuff your Facebook feed, blotting… Read More ›
#ObeyParty666 supports the #Anonymous #Paypal14 All Day October 25th
ObeyParty666:It’s a 24-hour fundraiser with an ambitious goal: to get the Paypal 14 closer to paying off the $86,000 restitution. The Paypal 14, you’ll recall (or fake it if you don’t) were charged with participating in the 2010 DDoS attack… Read More ›
Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins Show You What Badass Looks Like
It looks like this, kittens. It looks like this. Nearly 10,000 Likes, and 5,500 Shares. For those of you big Buzz fans out there (which is all of us, really) his WhoSay is pretty awesome too.
Kenyan President uses Tory human rights plans to defend war crimes charges
Wow. A tyrant who supervised a racial massacre is using Britain as a precedent to say that Human Rights Law does not apply in sovereign nations. An ugly result to an ugly precedent. And potentially a very, very powerful one… Read More ›
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters are holding a vote of their own
This is as Occupy as it gets. Taking a vote on it before acting. AND ONLY THE PROTESTORS PRESENT GET TO VOTE. It’s fair, to my mind. You participate, you get to influence outcomes. You stay home voluntarily instead of… Read More ›
Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto News for October 24th
We made it to Friday, kittens! At times it was a tough haul, but we made it. Time for a stimulating beverage and a look at today’s cyber and crypto news links. Met pays £425,000 to mother of undercover policeman’s child… Read More ›
Care about journalism? Don’t read GigaOM until it drops the NSA as an advertising partner
Seriously Om, what were you thinking? When PANDO DAILY has to take you to task for pandering to sponsors you’ve fallen a long way, fast. By the way, The Cryptosphere does not do “sponsored content” nor can we anticipate a… Read More ›
Job Posting o’ the Day: Be the Bad Guy!
This comes to us via an interested party, which is to say if he were to apply for this he’d be able to put his real world experience at it on his resume. In fact, he’d have a lock on… Read More ›
Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto News for October 23
Good morning, kittens! There’s much news to cover, so we won’t keep you with a florid and lengthy introduction. We’re still exhausted and a little verklempt after interviewing Ken Goffman yesterday. To the links! Our Man in Riyadh (Jacobin) Kenny… Read More ›
Hong Kong’s Occupy Central now has its own video game
Now THIS might turn me into a gamer!
CIA LSD experiment in 1951 drove whole French village mad
Zut alors! If they’re still doing this in various locations it would certainly explain the enduring popularity of Ibiza and Goa. Also: I was born in France and my mother, a military wife, was dosed with all kinds of unidentified… Read More ›
Mondo 2014: An Interview with Ken “RU Sirius” Goffman
I know, I know, you don’t have to tell me every journalist from Wired to ArsTechnica has used that headline construction. But it works, because when your accomplishments personified, furthered, documented, and disseminated the defining cultural movement of an age, you just… Read More ›