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Only Do It If You’re Willing To Do It 100 Times

Interessant concept van Josh Spector:

What if we only worked on projects we’re willing to commit to doing 100 times?

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Red de politieke journalistiek van de dood

De Nederlander Jan Kuitenbrouwer met een vlammend en terecht pleidooi:

De politieke journalistiek zit op een dood spoor. Het is tijd voor een nieuwe rolverdeling.

De politiek wil werkelijkheden creëren. De taak van de journalistiek is om werkelijkheden te beschrijven. Vandaar mijn suggestie: vergeet wat politici allemaal zeggen en kijk meer naar wat zij doen. Sluit die Haagse redacties. Gooi een doek over die kooi. Dan wordt het stil, en kunnen wij onze aandacht richten op zaken die er echt toe doen.

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We Need Massive Change to Avoid Climate Hell

WIRED:

“At the end of the day, what we’re talking about is millions of lives at stake,” Yakupitiyage adds. “We’re already seeing the ways in which people are impacted by heat waves, by rising sea levels, by wildfires, by hurricanes.”

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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 associated with their personal phone number. The memo adds that Chinese users’ movements would also be stored, along with the IP address of their device and links they clicked on. It accuses developers working on the project of creating “spying tools” for the Chinese government to monitor its citizens.

Crimineel.

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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 countries were too loose, and they wanted tighter rules and stricter leaders. Fearful voters also drove the UK’s Brexit decision and the candidacies of far-right or autocratic politicians in Poland, Russia, the Philippines, Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands and Italy.

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We were Brett Kavanaugh’s drinking buddies. We don’t think he should be confirmed.

Opiniestuk bij The Washington Post met de beste argumentatie die ik deze week las:

None of us condemned Brett for his frequent drunkenness. We drank too much in college as well.

En vooral deze prachtige zinnen:

For we each believe that telling the truth, no matter how difficult, is a moral obligation for our nation’s leaders. No one should be able to lie their way onto the Supreme Court. Honesty is the glue that holds together a society of laws. Lies are the solvent that dissolves those bonds.

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WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton Gives The Inside Story On #DeleteFacebook And Why He Left $850 Million Behind

Schitterende exclusive van Forbes:

Facebook also wanted to sell businesses tools to chat with WhatsApp users. Once businesses were on board, Facebook hoped to sell them analytics tools, too. The challenge was WhatsApp’s watertight end-to-end encryption, which stopped both WhatsApp and Facebook from reading messages.

Leuke vent, ook, die Mark:

When Acton reached Zuckerberg’s office, a Facebook lawyer was present. Acton made clear that the disagreement—Facebook wanted to make money through ads, and he wanted to make it from high-volume users—meant he could get his full allocation of stock. Facebook’s legal team disagreed, saying that WhatsApp had only been exploring monetization initiatives, not “implementing” them. Zuckerberg, for his part, had a simple message: “He was like, This is probably the last time you’ll ever talk to me.”

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Rifts Break Open at Facebook Over Kavanaugh Hearing

The New York Times over problemen bij de sociale mediagigant:

The apology came from Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice president for global public policy. A day earlier, Mr. Kaplan had sat behind his friend, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, when the judge testified in Congress about allegations he had sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford in high school. Mr. Kaplan’s surprise appearance prompted anger and shock among many Facebook employees, some of whom said they took his action as a tacit show of support for Judge Kavanaugh — as if it were an endorsement from Facebook itself.

Wie is die Joel Kaplan eigenlijk?

A former Marine who once clerked for two conservative justices.

En wat vond Mark hiervan?

To quell the hubbub, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, last Friday explained in a widely attended staff meeting that Mr. Kaplan was a close friend of Judge Kavanaugh’s and had broken no company rules, these people said.

Vreemd bedrijf, toch.

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I Found Trump’s Biggest Fan

Ben Bradlee Jr. op Politico:

“When people put Trump down all the time, it was hard not to think they were putting you down too,” Lynette says. “We were constantly being made to feel uneducated if we supported Trump. We felt like elitists were laughing at us. That hurt me.”

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Inbox is signing off: find your favorite features in the new Gmail

Awoert, Google!

As a result, we’re planning to focus solely on Gmail and say goodbye to Inbox by Gmail at the end of March 2019.