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How Cloudflare Helps Serve Up Hate on the Web – ProPublicacomplaints filed against the site go to Cloudflare, and Cloudflare then sends me an email telling me someone said I was doing something bad and that it is my responsibility to figure out if I am doing that. – Is it just me finding anonymous complaints would also be worrying and a bit sinister? This solution by Cloudflare feels like the worst of both worlds

Business

One of Macau’s biggest casinos is expanding into West Africa | Quartz

Culture

50 Years Of Colin Curtis – The UK’s Mancuso? – great piece by Greg Wilson

Ethics

Facebook ads targeting Australian teenagers: Predatory advertising sparks outrage | news.com.au – not that surprising or horrifying to me. Brands tend to look for emotional voids

Social media firms must face heavy fines over extremist content – MPs | Media | The Guardian – expect mass censorship soon

Korea

The Dangerous Mission To Undermine North Korea With Flash Drives | Fast Company – interesting, if optimistic article

Legal

EU could legislate to make it easier to move data between cloud providers – this makes things interesting

Digital Economy Act: Illegal Kodi streams could now land users in prison for 10 years | The Independent – people could now face ten-year prison sentences for illegally streaming copyrighted content. Not exactly proportionate

Marketing

How To Catch Lightning In A Bottle – Wieden+Kennedy – Medium – I think part of the battle here is performance versus brand advertising

Media

Liberty Global Sees European Operating Income Down 18% in Q1 | Variety – yet another reason why Vodafone was right not to do a deal with them

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #351 – We Are Social UK – interesting ARPU numbers for Facebook

How Deadheads Sped Ahead – WSJ – really interesting read by Andy Kessler that hits on a number of factors. How their show on May 8, 1977 at Cornell University was their best concert. How the Grateful Dead developed a new music model and the sharing economy, when bootlegging is still frowned upon by the rest of the industry. How countercultural Dead heads became the establishment (Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Steve Bannon). (paywall)

How A Small Group Of Pro-Corbyn Websites Built Enormous Audiences On Facebook – alt left UK media – what’s to stop them having the effect of the US alt right? Interesting read

Digital Advertising Takes a Hit – MIT Technology Review – a good read

Analyst Predicts Dish, T-Mobile & Amazon Super Union | DSLReports, ISP Information – not sure why?

Forrester Sees Advertiser Revolt as Beginning of the End | Digital – AdAge – interesting analysis, even if I don’t entirely agree with the outcomes

Security

Jam The Russians: Army Electronic Warfare Kit Comes To Europe « Breaking Defense

Software

Microsoft Is Surprisingly Comfy With Its New Place In A Mobile, Apple, And Android World | Fast Company – interesting move

★ Apple’s China Problem: WeChat | Daring Fireball – ‘no easy fix’

IBM Accidentally Shipped Malware to its Business Customers – ExtremeTech – face palm

Major apps abandoning Apple Watch, including Google Maps, Amazon & eBay [u] – adds weight to the problem of use cases for wearables. More related content here.

Technology

Mac Pro: Failure and Future – Monday Note – interesting breakdown of Microsoft Surface numbers

Web of no web

NTT Docomo Develops Flying Spherical Display Using Drone – Nikkei Technology Online – proper Blade Runner type feel to this technology – love it

Oculus Story Studio: Facebook Is Closing Its VR Storytelling Unit | Variety – its hard but not in the technical way that Facebook is used to dealing with