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Outmoded web crypto +more

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Outmoded web crypto

Facebook’s outmoded Web crypto opens door to NSA spying | Politics and Law – CNET News – not terribly surprised at this. Facebook is an internet company whose behaviour to outsiders seems to come with streak of sociopathy running through its culture and strategy. Outmoded web crypto would be desirable for a number of three letter agencies, so that they can get easier access.

China

Under new scrutiny, foreign firms ‘have to be careful’ in China, experts say – FiercePharma

Consumer behaviour

The Tyranny Of Connectivity

New Generation of Women Expects Gender Equality – as Economic Improvement Prompts Focus on the Future

The Atlantic/Aspen Intitute – American Values Survey

Design

MOZILLA FACTORY / NOSIGNER™ – I love the way plastic pallets are used as false flooring

Economics

More and more German retirees employed even as European youth suffer unemployment crisis – Quartz

Growth of China’s Service Sector Slows – Businessweek

What’s Ahead for Commodities | The Financialist

The US trade deficit increased 12.1% in May to $45 billion – Quartz

“China resources boom is over” says PM Rudd: Australia’s economic overhaul an election issue | Little Red Blog

Spain’s unemployment now looks worse than that of Greece – Quartz

Global dealmaking has fallen below 2009 levels as companies fret about the economy – Quartz

Finance

Why China’s lousy deposit rates could mean big business for Alibaba – Quartz

Loan Practices of China’s Banks Raising Concern – NYTimes.com

FMCG

One of China’s biggest growth markets: condoms – Quartz

Gadgets

The Gadget We Miss: The Palm V — Medium – great history

How to

Mr. Sato shows us how to make a frozen slushie with our favourite sodas | RocketNews24 – genius

The Quartz complete guide to being interviewed on TV – Quartz – if you have to do media training give this as homework to your trainees

How Meditation Works – The Atlantic

Ideas

The Rise And Fall Of Great Powers | Zero Hedge

Kristina Johnson and Michelle Flournoy’s Advice to Obama | New RepublicOf the 80,000 dams in the United States, fewer than 3,000 produce electricity. They’re used for flood control, navigation, and recreation. But we probably have enough untapped hydropower in the United States to power 10 to 25 million homes

Innovation

Venturesome Consumption, Innovation and Globalization by Amar Bhide – (PDF)

News & Analysis – MIT Researchers Create Terahertz Graphene Chips | EE Times

Japan

Japanese drink maker investigates the effectiveness of tying your wishes to bamboo | RocketNews24

Korea

For all the angst about Abenomics, South Korea actually looks ok – Quartz

Luxury

Fashion Label Nicole Farhi Is in Bankruptcy – NYTimes.com – UK brand hadn’t expanded internationally and suffered from dwindling domestic demand due to the economic health of UK

Marketing

Email Marketing Benchmarks | MailChimp

Study: CCOs Struggle For Seat At Top Table – no real surprises

Media

Rick Rubin on Crashing Kanye’s Album in 15 Days – Newsweek and The Daily Beast – it was like reading the Mythical Man Month; when the time is precious, throw things out

comScore and Starcom USA Release Updated “Natural Born Clickers” Study Showing 50 Percent Drop in Number of U.S. Internet Users Who Click on Display Ads – comScore, Inc

News Corp. Responds To Jaw-Dropping Secret Murdoch Tape – not terribly surprising

MoveTube: Gangnam Style and the changing face of South Korean hip-hop | guardian.co.uk – there is more to hallyu than manufactured identikit pop acts

The Best Superhero Comic of the Year Is About a Crime-Solving Dog Who Loves Pizza | Underwire | Wired.com

Online

Google Alerts Drops RSS Delivery Option – that’s a real pain in the ass for PR people

Top Browsers Per Country, July 2013 | StatCounter Global Stats – Google Chrome

Security

Microsoft uncovers malware that works together to avoid detection – The Inquirer

Outrage in Europe Grows Over Spying Disclosures – NYTimes.com

NSA spies on Germany as much as it does China and Saudi Arabia: Der Spiegel | The Verge – the quickest way to make enemies is for people who think that you are friends find out that you aren’t really

EU demands answers over claims the US bugged its offices – FT.com – of course the US would tap the EU; gain an information advantage for both US government and US business interests. Expect US surveillance of EU companies like BAE Systems, Ericsson, EADS and Airbus

Software

Microsoft Windows Phone 8 growth analysis: looks primed to rise | BGR2014 looks to be the year that Windows Phone will have its best opportunity yet to make a dent in the mobile market. And if the platform doesn’t start gaining serious traction over the next year, you have to wonder what it will take to make it happen

Nginx just became the most used web server among the top 1000 websites

Top China Mobile App, Tencent’s WeChat, Racks Up 70 Million Users Abroad – China Real Time Report – WSJ

China’s Youku Tudou collaborates with Qualcomm to boost quality of videos on mobile platforms – The Next Web

Grindr – Lisa Page – HyperIsland – really interesting insights on LBS design

Microsoft exec on the Valley’s bias against Azure: It’s ‘running out of excuses’ | VentureBeat

What Is Needed For Top Positions In The App Stores? | Distimo

Introducing the Facebook for Android Beta Testing Program

Telecoms

Nokia to fully acquire Siemens’ stake in Nokia Siemens Networks » Nokia – Press – interesting move, more profitable than handset business so makes sense

Web of no web

Dell eyes wearable computing move as PC business keeps slumping | guardian.co.uk

The Sensors Are Coming! – NYTimes.com

Wireless

Strategy Analytics: Handset Data Traffic to grow over 300% by 2017

Why record sales of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone won’t calm investors – Quartz

Samsung gets higher subsidies than HTC, Apple in US: survey|WantChinaTimes.com – chaebol abusing market power?

BlackBerry’s future not looking rosy | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Sainsbury to launch own UK mobile phone service | Reuters – smart to partner with Vodafone, less sure that being this much of a late entrant is good though