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Steve Wozniak: 'I felt about Edward Snowden the way I felt about Daniel Ellsberg'

Steve Wozniak: 'I felt about Edward Snowden the way I felt about Daniel Ellsberg' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Apple co-founder says he admires Edward Snowden as much as Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg.

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Ethical trap: robot paralysed by choice of who to save

Ethical trap: robot paralysed by choice of who to save | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Can a robot learn right from wrong? Attempts to imbue robots, self-driving cars and military machines with a sense of ethics reveal just how hard this is.

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Bruce Sterling's The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things

Bruce Sterling's The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It's a new long-form essay in the tradition of Sterling's must-read, groundbreaking 2005 book Shaping Things, a critical perspective on what it means to have a house full of 'smart' stuff that answers to giant corporations and the states that exert leverage over them.

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​The 12 worst cyborg movies of all time

​The 12 worst cyborg movies of all time | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Before the zombie craze, if you wanted to make a cheap genre movie with a decent shot of making your money back, you made a cyborg film. For some reason, audiences couldn't get enough of these combinations of man and machine, no matter how crappy they were. Here's the proof.

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The speed of Internet Slowdown Day

The speed of Internet Slowdown Day | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Internet companies of all sizes have given support to net neutrality, although with different levels of visibility, and for different reasons.

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The end of the iPod: goodbye to the little box that changed everything

The end of the iPod: goodbye to the little box that changed everything | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The death Tuesday of the iconic iPod just before its 13th birthday went unacknowledged by that company and by a Silicon Valley crowd that wildly applauded the unveiling of a new phone and a smartwatch — products that stood on the slim, metal shoulders of its predecessor.

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With new Apple products, a privacy challenge

With new Apple products, a privacy challenge | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Apple faces two threats: one from hackers looking for ways to steal financial information, and another from regulators interested in ensuring that information gleaned from health monitoring devices stays private.

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Home Depot confirms that it was hacked

Home Depot confirms that it was hacked | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Home Depot confirmed Monday that its systems were hacked. The breach could be the largest theft from a retailer’s computer network.

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The new Luddites: why former digital prophets are turning against tech

The new Luddites: why former digital prophets are turning against tech | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Neo-Luddism began to emerge in the postwar period. First after the emergence of nuclear weapons, and secondly when it became apparent new computer technologies had the power to change our lives completely.

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iCloud hackers planned Flappy Bird clone to steal photos from phones

iCloud hackers planned Flappy Bird clone to steal photos from phones | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Poster on AnonIB board detailed method for stealing photos by putting malicious app in Google Play store.

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Everybody is losing in the culture war over video games

Everybody is losing in the culture war over video games | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Leigh Alexander: Video games and the way we write and talk about them are growing up. Their old-school fans are kicking and screaming.

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Mysterious phony cell towers could be intercepting your calls

Mysterious phony cell towers could be intercepting your calls | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Every smart phone has a secondary OS, which can be hijacked by high-tech hackers.

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The Space Station is getting its first 3D printer

The Space Station is getting its first 3D printer | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The first 3D printer ever to fly in space will blast off this month, and NASA has high hopes for the innovative device's test runs on the International Space Station.

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Photos from the days when thousands of cables crowded the skies

Photos from the days when thousands of cables crowded the skies | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Before most cables ran underground, all electrical, telephone and telegraph wires were suspended from high poles, creating strange and crowded streetscapes. Here are some typical views of late-19th century Boston, New York, Stockholm, and other wire-filled cities.

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The history of the mobile phone

The history of the mobile phone | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A look back at the many iterations the mobile phone has gone through over the decades.

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Why terrorists love Twitter

Why terrorists love Twitter | Technoculture | Scoop.it

ISIS and the challenge for social media sites.

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Maybe you should get a NoPhone instead

Maybe you should get a NoPhone instead | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Introducing a phone-shaped block that does nothing — except free you from smartphone shackles.

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The Imitation Game: a stirring look at Turing's tragic life

The Imitation Game: a stirring look at Turing's tragic life | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Alan Turing's life story is unequivocally a tragedy. The Imitation Game, a new biopic that focuses on his accomplishments as a codebreaker during World War II, manages to recognize this while celebrating his formidable legacy.

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One man willingly gave Google his data. See what happened next

One man willingly gave Google his data. See what happened next | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Google requires quid for its quo, but it offers something many don’t: user data access.
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'I want a straight white male gaming convention': how a culture war exploded in the video gaming world

'I want a straight white male gaming convention': how a culture war exploded in the video gaming world | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Zaid Jilani: As a gamer myself, I've seen tensions simmering in the community for years. So #gamergate doesn't shock me at all.

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Why Twitter should not algorithmically curate the timeline

Why Twitter should not algorithmically curate the timeline | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It’s the human judgment of the flock, not the lone bird, that powers it

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Touché: Deadmau5 accuses Disney of pirating his music

Touché: Deadmau5 accuses Disney of pirating his music | Technoculture | Scoop.it

There's an interesting mouse ear battle unfolding between Disney and DJ Deadmau5. Earlier this week the media empire objected to a trademark application the musician filed because of the resemblance with its own logo. In a retaliatory move, Deadmau5 now accuses Disney of pirating his music on their website.

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yes disney never got the copyrights for deadmau5s song moar ghosts and stuff, and has been frowned opon for not doing it earlier in  his career. Fans are upset for disney targeting deadmau5. He hates being put on the spot in a way that puts him out his comfort zone.

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Is anyone actually reading your tweets? Here's how to find out

Is anyone actually reading your tweets? Here's how to find out | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Twitter announced that it’s opening a feature to all users that allows you to see exactly how many people viewed and engaged with each of your tweets, along with a demographic breakdown of your followers and several other analytic tools.

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How to delete your photos from the cloud

How to delete your photos from the cloud | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Worried about your private photos falling into the hands of hackers? Here's how to remove your photos from Apple and Google's servers.

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Inside the strange and seedy world where hackers trade celebrity nudes

Inside the strange and seedy world where hackers trade celebrity nudes | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In the underground networks that traffic in high profile images, money can't buy access. Hackers barter for sets of images stolen over months and even years. And security researchers say the recent leaks were likely just the tip of the ice iceberg.

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How misogyny in gamer culture hurts all of us

How misogyny in gamer culture hurts all of us | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Misogyny in gamer culture is a symptom of a larger, systemic issue. And something needs to be done about it. Now.

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