Monday, 14 May 2018

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Subscriptions for the 1% - https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/13/subscriptions-for-the-1-percent/ … “The entire subscription economy is ultimately a 1% economy — it’s focused on a very small subset of users who have demonstrated that they are willing to pay dollars for content.” needs to change

You’ve got pr0n: Yes, smut by email is latest workaround for UK’s looming cock block - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/14/smut_by_email_workaround_for_uk_age_checks/ so many ridiculous holes in UK gov’s plan; just bin it…

Six questions about openness in science - https://poynder.blogspot.nl/2018/05/six-questions-about-openness-in-science.html excellent, thoughtful responses, as ever…

EU steps back from Trump & Polluters at UN climate talks - https://corporateeurope.org/climate-and-energy/2018/05/eu-steps-back-trump-polluters-un-climate-talks here’s an obvious way that the EU can strike back against trump’s breaking of the #iran deal. trump is a waste of time when it comes to climate: ignore him.

Friends without benefits: how Europe was wrongfooted by Trump over Iran - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/14/the-myth-of-trumps-european-allies-shows-of-friendship-dont-signal-influence trump’s “friendship” is worthless: treat him with the contempt he deserves

How the EU’s New Trade Provision Could End Up Justifying More Data Localisation Globally - http://www.project-disco.org/european-union/051418eus-new-trade-provision-end-justifying-data-localisation-globally/ I think the bigger issue is government access to data, not localisation as such


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