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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
[and another year of linkdumps is complete ;]

#best news this week

Interview: Marco Repetto on Grauzone’s “Eisbär” and Beyond – “The Swiss post-punk outfit Grauzone was a short-lived, but fruitful affair. When the band landed their international hit with “Eisbär,” it took them almost by surprise. Yet Grauzone was no one-hit wonder. Marco Repetto, who started the band in 1979, looks back.”

#watch and

David Suzuki speaks about overpopulation – “David Suzuki speaks about world populations and how growth, is ultimately suicidal.”

Beats Unraveled #6: J. Dilla Live Mixtape – “J. Dilla Live Mixtape for his Beats Unraveled project.”


NSA mass collection of phone data is legal, federal judge rules – “Dragnet program deemed ‘controversial but lawful’ – Lawsuit brought by ACLU dismissed”

Obama’s NSA Phone Spying Reforms Might Make Things Worse – “examination of a key suggestion from the “President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies” finds those revisions will do little to improve the protection of American’s calling history. In fact, it may well make the data more vulnerable to government inspection by potentially mandating that Americans’ phone call records be stored for longer periods of time than many telecoms currently archive them.”

Know My App – “we offer data usage estimates on some of the most popular apps in the Apple and Google stores.”

Free the Nipple – “LA based filmmaker Lina Esco’s “FREE THE NIPPLE” is based on true events about a topless group of women who bravely fought the censorship laws in New York.”

Who’s Still Robbing ATMs with USB Sticks? – “Here’s one quick way to rob a bank, over and over again.”

Laurie Penny: The 20 best online pieces of 2013 – “Laurie Penny selects her favourite online writing from the last 12 months”

This isn’t ‘feminism’. It’s Islamophobia | Laurie Penny – “I am infuriated by white men stirring up anti-Muslim prejudice to derail debate on western sexism”

Conservative groups spend up to $1bn a year to fight action on climate change – “Conservative groups may have spent up to $1bn a year on the effort to deny science and oppose action on climate change, according to the first extensive study into the anatomy of the anti-climate effort.”

Interview: Bruce Sterling Answers Your Questions – “Last week you had a chance to ask “Chairman Bruce” about the state of sci-fi, dystopian futures, and the modern surveillance state.”

Fade to 1906: The Great Quake Meets Modern San Francisco – “I’m telling the historically-accurate stories behind them, taken from the thousands of pages of published detailed personal accounts of what was going on around the city at the time. I can’t tell these stories in an eight-second website attention span, so I’m taking the photos and their respective chronicles to your coffee table.”

Aram Bartholl – Forgot your Password? – “In summer 2012 the social network got hacked and lost its whole user database. A few months later parts of the decrypted password list surfaced on the Internet. These eight volumes contain 4.7 million LinkedIn clear text user passwords printed in alphabetical order. Visitors are invited to look up their own password.”

Snowden ally Appelbaum claims his Berlin apartment was invaded – “Jacob Appelbaum, a US Internet activist and one of the people with access to Edward Snowden’s documents, has told a Berlin paper that his apartment was broken into, saying he suspected US involvement.”

Fired – 10 photo self-portraits


Mac OS X im öffentlichen Netz – “Nicht jede*r möchte, dass alle Welt in ihrem digitalen Wohnzimmer ein- und ausgeht.”

«Es gibt genügend Alternativen zum Fleisch» – “Der Philosoph Markus Wild fordert negative Grundrechte für Tiere”

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