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Separatist allies

Dutch-speaking nationalists in Belgium show solidarity with the exiled Catalan leaders.
2017-11-17

History's mirror

Arrivals from Syria have awakened old memories about what it means to flee.
2017-11-19

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Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote

 BuzzFeed has obtained a statement from Facebook in which the tech giant admits, for the first time, that some Russia-linked accounts may have used its platform to try to interfere in the UK’s European Union referendum vote in June 2016. Read More
2017-11-14

Tap tap tap

 We are now walking through a media desert. While access to content is astronomically high, the content that we read is dead, lifeless, and derivative. Yes, I see the irony in posting my criticism of the state of online media on, well, online media, but I want to explore how we got here and what we can do about it. Read More
2017-11-18

YouTube is now taking down more videos of known extremists — in major policy change

 A spokeswoman told us YouTube has broadened its policy for taking down extremist content: Not just removing videos that directly preach hate or seek to incite violence but also removing other videos of named terrorists, unless the content is journalistic or educational in nature — such as news reports and documentaries.  Read More
2017-11-14

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Deutschland scheitert bei der Bewerbung um zwei EU-Behörden

Deutschland hat sich sowohl um einen Sitz für die EU-Arzneimittelbehörde, als auch für die EU-Bankenaufsicht beworben. Doch weder Bonn noch Frankfurt konnten sich gegenüber der EU-Konkurrenz durchsetzen.

'It made me sick'

Hate crimes against disabled children have risen in the street, in school and online.
2017-11-19

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Angeblich Klopfgeräusche von vermisstem U-Boot

Seit Tagen wird ein U-Boot der argentinischen Marine vermisst. Die Suche ist äußerst schwierig. Doch nun sollen zwei Schiffe Klopfgeräusche aus der Tiefe registriert haben. Gibt es Hoffnung für die 44 Menschen an Bord?
2017-11-20

Keine Jamaika-Koalition? Das Beste aller Szenarien!

Nach dem Aus der Jamaika-Koalition schlagen manche Wirtschaftsvertreter Alarm. Doch ihre Angst ist völlig übertrieben. Alle anderen Szenarien sind besser als ein reines Machtbündnis ohne Vertrauen.
2017-11-21

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G4S orders independent inquiry into immigration centre staff

It will review an immigration removal centre after a Panorama investigation uncovered alleged abuse.

Corker's crusade

Senator Bob Corker is at odds with a president who wants to cut foreign aid drastically.
2017-11-18

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Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote

 BuzzFeed has obtained a statement from Facebook in which the tech giant admits, for the first time, that some Russia-linked accounts may have used its platform to try to interfere in the UK’s European Union referendum vote in June 2016. Read More
2017-11-14

Photographer Stephen Shore brings Instagram to the MoMA

 Stephen Shore made a name for himself shooting classic Americana mundanity in the 70s, evolving his work from automatic cameras to large-format cameras, using both color and black and white, and continuing to adapt in the age of digital photography, digital printing and social media. Obviously, the advancement of smartphone camera technology and the ease by which those photos are beautified… Read More
2017-11-20

LinkedIn rolls out its Career Advice mentoring program to US, UK and India

 LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social platform for the working world with some 530 million members, has made a big push in the last couple of years to position itself not just as a place to look for new jobs and network, but as a place for professional development — including services for online learning; steady streams of news and other content to expand your knowledge; and most… Read More
2017-11-15

Twitter details how it reviews and enforces rules around hate speech, violence and harassment

 Twitter has been under fire lately (slash always) for its methods to deal with harassment and abuse on its platform. In an effort to provide some insight into its thinking, Twitter has added some new articles to its help center that detail how the company reviews and enforces rules, as well as the factors it considers in its decision-making process. Read More
2017-11-14

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Orchid Labs Unveils Open Source Protocol to Fight Internet Surveillance and Censorship

Orchid Labs, a company headquartered in San Francisco, has launched the private alpha version of its blockchain-based Orchid network, which is said to allow users to access the Internet free of censorship, restrictions and surveillance. The Orchid Protocol uses an overlay network built upon the existing Internet, which incentivizes people with unused bandwidth to share […]

This post Orchid Labs Unveils Open Source Protocol to Fight Internet Surveillance and Censorship first appeared on Coinjournal.


2017-11-21

Path Towards Better Privacy in Bitcoin Becomes Clearer, But Will Still Take Time

While bitcoin is often referred to as an anonymous online currency that is used by criminals on the dark web, the reality is that the P2P digital cash system does not offer much privacy to its users at all. Many blockchain analytics companies have popped up over the years, and these observers are able to […]

This post Path Towards Better Privacy in Bitcoin Becomes Clearer, But Will Still Take Time first appeared on Coinjournal.


2017-11-18

Dutch Watchdog Warns of ICO Risks, Calls them a ‘Dangerous Cocktail’

The Dutch financial regulator has issued a new warning to investors about the risks linked to initial coin offerings (ICOs). The Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) released a statement this week detailing the risks that they present to investors, claiming they provide the ideal environment for scammers. In a statement, Merel van Vroonhoven, chairwoman […]

This post Dutch Watchdog Warns of ICO Risks, Calls them a ‘Dangerous Cocktail’ first appeared on Coinjournal.


2017-11-14

Bitcoin Cash Comes To eToro, Bitstamp

Bitcoin Cash, an altcoin which was created from a hard fork of the Bitcoin blockchain is gaining steam with an increasing number of trading and exchange platforms, including eToro and Bitstamp, announcing plans to support the cryptocurrency. While cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp is planning on a Bitcoin Cash listing either later this month or in early […]

This post Bitcoin Cash Comes To eToro, Bitstamp first appeared on Coinjournal.


2017-11-16

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Snatched away

Liam Rogerson was killed by a car that didn't stop. His family had to come to terms with their loss.
2017-11-20

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Facebook kills App Invites, the native app Like button and other dev features

 It’s been a while since my Facebook notifications feed was filled to the brim with invites to play FarmVille, but I’ve been reminded every so often at how awful those times were. It seems that tool for growing an app’s audience is not long for this world as Facebook has announced that App Invites, alongside a bunch of other developer integrations, will be sunsetting over the… Read More
2017-11-16

Twitter details how it reviews and enforces rules around hate speech, violence and harassment

 Twitter has been under fire lately (slash always) for its methods to deal with harassment and abuse on its platform. In an effort to provide some insight into its thinking, Twitter has added some new articles to its help center that detail how the company reviews and enforces rules, as well as the factors it considers in its decision-making process. Read More
2017-11-14

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La France, terre de vin et de tourisme

Pour satisfaire curieux et amateurs de vins, une nouvelle forme de tourisme, tournée vers la découverte des régions viticoles et de leur production, se développe actuellement en France : c'est l'œnotourisme. Pour les professionnels du secteur, c'est une source de revenus supplémentaires, et les viticulteurs développent sans cesse de nouvelles activités pour attirer les touristes. Outre les classiques visites et dégustations, certains proposent aussi aux visiteurs de s'essayer aux vendanges.
2017-11-17

Saad Hariri sera reçu samedi à l'Élysée par Emmanuel Macron

Le Premier ministre démissionnaire libanais Saad Hariri, actuellement en Arabie saoudite, rencontrera Emmanuel Macron samedi à l'Élysée. Le président l'a invité à venir en France avec sa famille "quelques jours" dans un "geste d'amitié".
2017-11-15

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