Privacy setback + more things

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Google Suffers New Privacy Setback in Japan – WSJ – similar ruling to the landmark privacy setback ruling in Spain that set up the European right to be forgotten

FireChat Wasn’t Meant For Protests. Here’s How It Worked (Or Didn’t) at Occupy Central | TechPresident – interesting critique on FireChat as a technology platform

Network service providers in China ordered to provide user data | WantChinaTimes – brings law into line with US, UK, Australia, Sweden etc

DRS Unveils Very Small SIGINT Sensor « Breaking Defense – interesting commercial applications

Cold fusion reactor verified by third-party researchers, seems to have 1 million times the energy density of gasoline – here we go again…

Gates and Ballmer NOT ON SPEAKING TERMS – report | The Register – this is a bit sad, I think Gates was right about not buying Nokia though

“PR should punch above its weight in the mix,” says WPP chief Sorrell | PR Week – interesting piece from Martin Sorrell. I feel that there is substantial dissonance between what he’s said and the reality

How China’s anti-umbrella propaganda failed in Hong Kong | Quartz – interesting consumer media consumption patterns. A smart government would use this data and adapt their approach accordingly

Surging Mac sales put Apple among top five global PC vendors for first time, IDC says | AppleInsider – ok there are issues around the sales figures collected by the analyst houses

HTC’s Desire Eye wants to be the king of selfies | The Verge – interesting move, is it a fad?

Stealth, countermeasures, and ELINT | CIA – interesting early history on stealth

Unilever, BT Group, Coca-Cola, Marks & Spencer and Carlsberg have founded a new online media on sustainable living— – interesting that they are banding together, says a lot about the media industry

囧司徒每日秀中文网 Daily Show – Chinese fan curated content of John Stewart’s Daily Show

Facebook Readies App Allowing Anonymity – – we’ll see, I am sure that there is an angle somewhere on this

iOS 8 Adoption Stagnates Just Two and a Half Weeks After Launch – Mac Rumors – the comments section is particularly interesting. More related content here

CAN at the Moscow International Festival “Circle of Lights” (11/12 October 2014) – this looks amazing