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66 days ago

The Anarchists vs. the Islamic State

rollingstone.com

a_roo

66 days ago

The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine

medium.com

a_roo

66 days ago

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

newyorker.com

a_roo

66 days ago

It might not need to. At some point, a better system comes along.

Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?

scientificamerican.com

a_roo

66 days ago

Why you leave your mobile turned off until you're away from the airport. Most international airports have these.

IMSI Catch 22: Understanding the Role of Spying Equipment in the Mi Sangre Case

medium.com

a_roo

66 days ago

this may explain the day you're having. It explains mine.

Why Nothing Works Anymore

theatlantic.com

a_roo

102 days ago

Possibly the best thing I've read on Team Trump's front bench players.

Disrupting the White House: Peter Thiel’s Influence is Shaping the National Security Council

justsecurity.org

a_roo

102 days ago

I don't live line this, and past attempts to have always carried negative social and economic consequences. we reward behaviour that runs counter to our genetic history. Read and weep.

Stone age cities: what modern urbanites could learn from paleolithic humans

theguardian.com

a_roo

102 days ago

The people who will be most likely to speak against all forms of authoritarianism will be attacked by those who will endure some of it in exchange to inflict it upon others.

Palestinian writer afraid to go home amid uproar over novel

in.news.yahoo.com

a_roo

102 days ago

This is an ideal that can easily be applied to many areas in NGO project work.

Depend less on each other

m.signalvnoise.com

a_roo

106 days ago

Stefan Zweig was the hero we need in the 21st century as the fascists strike back.

When It’s Too Late to Stop Fascism, According to Stefan Zweig

newyorker.com

a_roo

112 days ago

technology is surpassing the human capacity for understanding and respecting individual freedom and personal rights. we haven't even gained widespread consensus on women's rights over their own bodies in many parts of the globe. This pushes that drive even further. our 'bodies, ourselves' in every respect.

The Cyborg Bill of Rights v1.0

boingboing.net

a_roo

123 days ago

Protest isn't enough. Support better candidates or become better candidates.

Historian Anne Applebaum on Trump

spiegel.de

a_roo

123 days ago

Sickening stuff that now has less of a chance of being stopped.

Documenting Evil: Inside Assad’s Hospitals of Horror

vanityfair.com

a_roo

130 days ago

This is actually how things work.

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

theguardian.com

a_roo

130 days ago

The good thing about Trump's alliance with Putin is that we have new allies in opposition to both.

A Message To My Doomed Colleagues In The American Media

huffingtonpost.com

a_roo

130 days ago

Not talking about the TV show, either.

Sherlock Holmes was the original technology disrupter

qz.com

a_roo

133 days ago

Fascinating post-agency career of a one-time MI6 officer who may have "valued his anonymity," but obviously not enough, as someone who'd hired him to dig up Trump's buried poo has sold him out.

Donald Trump dossier: intelligence sources vouch for author's credibility

theguardian.com

a_roo

134 days ago

The first few graphs in reminded me how much rural England enclaves are like small coastal and central Oregon towns, around where I grew up. Great rural wildlands with semi-feral humans who repulse urbanites sometimes for their own amusement, but can take the joke a bit far. Saved for the train ride home.

A Love Letter to the Real English Countryside

vice.com

a_roo

135 days ago

Pocketing this for a read on the way home when the train hits the tunnel. But from the first three paragraphs in, it's already one of those keep-you-up-at-night scenarios. UK's Trident nuclear "deterrent" runs on some variant of Windows XP, which Microsoft doesn't even support anymore.

World War Three, by Mistake

newyorker.com

a_roo

137 days ago

It's time to learn some tricks from the other team. This doesn't mean changing what you stand for or fight for, it does mean deciding you want to win.

Machiavelli's Advice for Nice Guys

thebookoflife.org

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