Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans to Closely Track Search Users in China

The Intercept, enkele weken geleden: The Dragonfly memo reveals that a prototype of the censored search engine was being developed as an app for both Android and iOS devices, and would force users to sign in so they could use the service. The memo confirms, as The Intercept first reported last week, that users’ searches would be […]

Here’s the science behind the Brexit vote and Trump’s rise

The Guardian: Threats lead to a desire for stronger rules – and obedience to leaders who promise to deliver a tight social order. Our research confirms that the strongest Trump supporters, as well as the supporters of Marine Le Pen in France, believe their country is threatened, whether by terrorism, illegal immigration, natural disasters or disease. They felt their […]

Brett Kavanaugh turns in a disqualifying performance

Nancy Gertner, voormalig federal judge, in een opiniestuk in The Boston Globe: With this performance, Kavanaugh became Trump’s version of what a judge should be, not unlike Trump’s version of what his attorney general should be. They were both supposed to be Trump partisans, not neutrals, and above all, ready for central casting.

Raised by YouTube

Alexis C. Madrigal in The Atlantic: The institutions of the 20th century shaped television into a tool for learning. Researchers, regulators, and creators poured tremendous resources into producing a version of children’s TV that, at the very least, is not harmful to kids, and that’s even been shown to be good for them under the […]