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Tuesday, 19. November 12019
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Everything is Amazing, But Nothing is Ours.

Email as a file system is inefficient, terribly designed, and full of friction. Repeatedly emailing yourself copy-and pasted information and attachments called presentation_final, presentation_final2 and presentation_final_final is nobody’s idea of a good time. But you know why it works? Dependency minimization.

Techno-fix futures will only accelerate climate chaos – don't believe the hype.

To navigate the high resource demands of their imagined futures, ecomodernist and left accelerationist visions rely on fairy tale technologies that do not exist.

Journalismus muss sich schrittweise von Facebook trennen – die Frage ist nur wie.

Es muss klar werden, dass die naive Förderung von Facebook, Instagram und Whatsapp ein Fehler war.

Relevant: dayssincelastfacebookscandal.com


Monday, 18. November 12019
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The Bust of Nefertiti is Free (With One Strange Caveat).

When a large, well lawyered institution carves legally meaningless lawyer language into the bottom of the scan of a 3,000 year old bust to suggest that some uses are illegitimate, it is getting dangerously close to committing copyfraud.

On the Internet, No One Knows You’re Not Rich. Except This Account.

They will comb through screen-shotted messages and legal filings, speak to industry sources, and conduct a social media audit before committing to exposing someone.

The School of Disobedience is a Berlin based graduate school that embodies the spirit of this city: global in outlook, international in background, trans-disciplinary in work, innovative, radical, experimental, engaged.

The racial dynamics between American women are flipped in a disorienting photo series.

Source: cms.qz.com

Nokia’s collapse turned a sleepy town in Finland into an internet wonderland.

(…) the Nokia layoffs took two key resources—concentrated talent, and intellectual property—and spread them across the region within Finland, like a child blowing the fluff from a dandelion. According to the city government, in 2017 alone, Oulu became home to 1,175 new companies, many of which were started by or employ the talented engineers previously been at Nokia’s helm.

NSU-Daten von Vernichtung bedroht.

Zehntausende Seiten zum NSU und darüber hinaus wurden vom Landesamt für Verfassungsschutz (LfV) eingescannt und aufbereitet. Das hat die Präsidentin des LfV, Beate Bube, vor den Untersuchungsausschüssen geschildert. Jetzt sind diese digitalen Bestände von Löschung bedroht.