[nonostantement #165] - louvre database / music & machines / china vs tesla
Now with MORE stuff about the lawyer cat!
Welcome to nonostantement: a weekly newsletter with acute, insulting and alluring stuff found all over the Internet.
Hello everyone and welcome back to my favorite newsletter.
As some of you may know my name is Joele, I usually deal with online presence and strategy for companies, institutions and brands. Being on the internet all the time I find a lot of interesting stuff and every week I send my friends this email where I collect my favorite things.
Along with this week's links I am sending you a nice soundtrack: Burn Out · The Cinematic Orchestra
[Video] - How We All Became Richard Nixon by Adam Curtis - “This short film uses the story of Richard Nixon’s paranoia to explore how a similar outlook has been perpetuated on the larger social scale by the new media age. Skimming through the evolution of the mainstream media via television and newspapers, this short film comments on how politics has been paralysed by a media that has taken serious threats and sensationalised them, resulting in political cynicism and disengagement, which in-turn feeds a viscous cycle of nihilism and further sensationalist politics and media.” - I will never not post something by this guy ;)
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I'll lock your smartphone as long you're not paying your mortgage. Nothing new (negative punishment) though ... apart from how they are using it in India, somehow this idea is brilliant and could potentially get very positive results in other fields, thinking about how important that device is for many of us.
[Video] - what happens when The New Yorker reports about an internet phenomenon like “the lawyer cat”? It happens that a very interesting video comes out about an internet phenomenon like “the lawyer cat”.
While some people are fighting to buy digital artwork, The Louvre just launched a new online database with more than 480,000 artworks from its collections (with an interactive map to pursue each room of the French institution).
Google - Music, Makers & Machines. If you are a fan of electronic music you cannot miss this impressive Google project. But I still recommend you to visit it even if you don’t care about that topic, because the it touches aspects of different types, and it’s truly a very interesting research.
Google is accelerating partial reopening of offices and putting limits on future of remote work.
Facebook denies its algorithms are a problem, but launches a tool to more easily view a non-algorithmic News Feed. Too late if you ask me, they lost me (as a user) almost ten years ago…
It turns out that I'm not the only one who - when he saw all those cameras on Tesla cars - wondered "but do I want to be filmed by those!? Tesla cars banned from China's military complexes on security concerns.
Google’s top security teams unilaterally shut down a counterterrorism operation. The decision to block an “expert” level cyberattack has caused controversy inside Google after it emerged that the hackers in question were working for a US ally.
Some of these privacy things are repeated by many people all the time, maybe so much that they go unnoticed, but in short here's a reminder of Why you shouldn’t use Google Chrome after new privacy disclosure.
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