Links of the day | 在网上找到

When Strong Encryption Isn’t Enough to Protect Our Privacy | Alternet

Edward Snowden Citizenfour: The former contractor sparked a movement that’s winning the surveillance argument. | Slate – interesting analysis of the dynamics of the US privacy movement

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Here are some of the things that made my day this week:

The Singaporean Police issued this video where a cardboard cut-out sign warning shoplifters is brought to life, hilarity ensued amongst Singaporean netizens


Guns n’ Roses Welcome To The Jungle for two cellos. It sounds more of an emotional roller-coaster this way

IAB on how to get consumers to actually use an app rather than just download it

Amazing ‘flow motion’ video that showcases Dubai

The soundtrack of the week was this great mix by DJ Rolando

Links of the day | 在网上找到

#StateOfPR – Research report – stagnation in budgets, however this maybe due to the CIPR member skew towards NFP and public sector

David Shing’s vision of a world united by tech: Media360Summit – Campaign Asia – the sixth biggest contributor to stress is media overload

Why has ASOS removed its guest checkout option? | Econsultancy – they must have data to back this up surely? Or they don’t value drive by custom?

Adult content policy on Blogger – Blogger Help – Google looks to clean up Blogger which has become a bit of a spam nest

Philip Kotler on marketing

My college days were dominated by a blue book published by Prentice-Hall that sat on my bookshelf and looked down at me. Philip Kotler’s Principles of Marketing seemed to be omnipresent during my studies. I eventually donated it to a charity shop a couple of years ago when I had a big clear out. Thankfully his public speaking is more engaging than his text books.

Links of the day | 在网上找到

NHK unveils 8K tech | TelecomAsia

Avicii and Other DJs Produce Hits Using Pirated Software | Torrentfreak – interesting connection to Universal Music’s Per Sundin

Where’s Britain spending? Barclaycard – interesting Q4 data (PDF data)

Apple – Press Info – Apple to Invest €1.7 Billion in New European Data Centres – data centre for Athenry, County Galway, hopefully the area will get a backbone upgrade to match

London is changing – interesting experiment by Central St Martins

Pages – Update on the SIM card encryption keys matter | Gemalto – Initial conclusions already indicate that Gemalto SIM products (as well as banking cards, passports and other products and platforms) are secure and the Company doesn’t expect to endure a significant financial prejudice – if the hack was that obvious surely it would have been picked up before now and of flagged? If the security services dd their job well there would be few fingerprints

An Everton Fan On Why Scousers Hate The National Team – Sabotage Times – the complexity of national identity played out on a small scale

Wine fortunes take off for labels featured on inflight menus | SCMP – inflight cuisine is a great marketing opportunity for wine brands

Foreign manufacturer exodus from China | Quartz – however a lot of business isn’t moving because of the depth of expertise and clusters of related businesses that they rely on. This has been a bit overwrought and there is also further inland opportunities

Hong Kong’s unwanted HK$1,000 banknote is the money launderer’s medium of choice | SCMP – intersting that cash usage has increased by 6 per cent in real terms. Something to ponder on in the face of cryptocurrency and electronic payments