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ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

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The SurfSafe Browser Extension Will Save You From Fake Photos | WIRED – Chrome only

The New York Public Library is publishing books on Instagram. | FastCompany – reminds me of Brazilian bank Itaú and their use of Facebook canvas mobile content / ad format for children’s e-books

An Oral History of ‘GoldenEye 007’ on the N64 – MEL Magazine – probably the most iconic game for the Nintendo 64

Forrester: ‘WPP must dissolve its agency brands’ | The Drum – I agree that consolidation is required, but not convinced that Forrester have the blueprint

I love the damned if you do it right, damned if you do it wrong introduction on this video

One of the nicer campaigns that I have seen for consumer DNA testing services: FootballDNA


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Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

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I’ve spent a bit of time this week contributing to the next edition of Planning Dirty’s Brand Actions Library. I’ll let you know when its available in the meantime you could do worse than going and subscribing to the Planning Dirty newsletter.  I’ll let you know when it comes out.

Finally, let’s down to business and cover the things that have made my day this week:

Nick DeWolf was the co-founder of Teradyne; a provider of automatic test equipment for technology companies. He served as its CEO until 1971, when he travelled and continued his lifelong passion for photography. His son-in-law has built up an archive of his photography on Flickr. He’s got some amazing shots of Hong Kong in the early 1970s. There is enough distance between the time he was there and the 1967 riots to show the city on the rise. You can see the genesis of the modern Hong Kong, but also it still has touches of tradition including the floating villages in the typhoon shelters. Check them out.

Interesting documentary on global capitalism by Deutsche Welle. It is interesting to see the way the editorial team framed the story. Germany has seen its news media break big stories on financial capitialism based stories. Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung has been a key driver in this.

House music producer Kerri Chandler has given away 2GB of never digitised before tracks via WeTransfer, get them before they’re gone. You have less than five days to download them.

Elsewhere electro legend Egyptian Lover picks his favourite Roland TR-808 songs

Lastly Star Alliance highlight their connection service. It’s hard to get differentiation between OneWorld, SkyTeam etc. So I thought that this ad did a really nice job of it

初 | hygiene | 기본

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Struggling Chinese firms offloading assets means property bargains galore for foreign investors | South China Morning Post – Under Chinese law, overseas investors cannot directly buy assets in China. They either have to buy a stake in a company involved in a project, or acquire debt portfolios, mostly from one of the four main managers of distressed assets – a quick change in Chinese law could leave these investors screwed, this looks like a trap to me

What Does Knee Surgery Cost? Few Know, and That’s a Problem – WSJ – no idea of costs and processes – why things are done

The psychology of popular media culture Twenge, Martin & Spitzberg – American Psychological Association – PDF white paper on trends in media use covering a 40 year period

China is clear leader in the 5G race – Deloitte | – interesting, but what about Korea, Singapore etc? I suspect that this is very China vs. US focus

Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents – Foreign Policy – how the CIA will be able to build trust with agents in the future is going to be a challenge

Adversaries Could Have Fiddled With US Satellites: DoD IG « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary – If Chinese and Russian spies have been doing their jobs well, they might well have been able to compromise some of America’s most important satellites, including the missile launch detection birds known as SBIRS.  A report out today from the Pentagon’s Inspector General says that Air Force Space Command’s failure to safeguard its supply chain means that “an adversary has opportunity to infiltrate the Air Force Space Command supply chain and sabotage, maliciously introduce an unwanted function, or otherwise compromise the design or integrity of the critical hardware, software, and firmware.”

Macau: the incredible poverty at the heart of world’s richest place | South China Morning Post – the Gini coefficient must be higher than Hong Kong or the US surely?

Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger – sources | Reuters – The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance – not terribly surprising. If they manage to achieve this could the method be applied to Signal? Also would there be a precedent to break Apple’s resolve?

How Björk robots influenced the way we think about the future. | Slate – continues a long patterN – Star Trek communicator and the cellphone, Minority Report and touch interfaces, Neuromancer’s influence on VR – there is a continual feedback loop. It is interesting how much recent sci-fi feels very much rooted in the present

There’s one thing that some virtual assistants can’t do – understand an Irish accent – – or a regional British accent for that matter

Robot to star in new Tony Kaye movie 2nd Born – CNET – looking forward to a new Tony Kaye film

Y Combinator to Set Up China Arm With Ex-Baidu Exec as CEO – Bloomberg – interesting move, I met Yu back at Yahoo! where I found him to be highly strung