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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]


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Switzerland joins Denmark in seizing assets from refugees to cover costs – “Information sheet given to Syrian refugee shows seizure of assets over a limit of 1,000 Swiss francs, says Swiss news programme”
We need an international outrage to make this stop, please.

#watch and

I love yoooooou!! – Gemma Kate – The two lower teeth is what killed me …

Kouloglou & Yes Men – Anti-terrorism Hoax – EU Parliament – “An Initiative by Stelios Kouloglou & The Yes Men This is a raw video of the press conference – there are some technical problems with the video, because of its raw version.” Nice stach, dude.

What is Woman? (de Beauvoir Metroid) – 8-Bit Philosophy – Not new, but pretty great. Not totally, though.


The Dragnet – “How a man accused of million-dollar fraud uncovered a never before seen, secret surveillance device” A stingray.

The History of Twitter’s Rules – “The Twitter of today strikes an uneasy balance between its old self and the unapologetic, ideologically-unburdened censoriousness of Facebook and Instagram. It remains yet to be seen whether the company has the vision and creativity to live out its new identity.”

The Killing Jar – “In the age of Serial and Making a Murderer, our obsession with true crime is climbing to new, more interactive heights. We no longer simply thrill at the cold cases, we think we can solve them on Reddit. This is the next natural step in that evolution.” Another great short by Laurie Penny

With new deal in place, Sweden asks to question Assange at embassy – “The two countries signed an agreement last month in Quito to clarify the conditions of the questioning. The questioning has been delayed for nearly a year after Ecuador required such an agreement once Swedish authorities finally agreed to question the WikiLeaks founder at the embassy.”

TorFlow – Tor traffic visualized.

What Sean Penn Teaches Us About How Not to Chat With a Fugitive – “OPSEC advice: Use Signal. On an iPod Touch. Connect via Tor. Don’t chat with Sean Penn.”

Total terrorism solution at European Parliament – “In the European Parliament in Brussels, a “defense and security consultant” presented an “industrial solution to terrorism” which—unlike all other military and security solutions—is guaranteed to actually work.”


Zwischen den Extremen – “Als Jugendlicher war Ahmad Mansour selbst in die Fänge radikaler Islamisten geraten. Heute berät er Familien ebenso wie Jugendarbeiter und Pädagoginnen, wie sie gefährdete Jugendliche vom Weg des Dschihad abbringen können.”

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