Read — 2017/12/16
Today’s selection of articles:
- “Will they take me, too?“, by Brooke Jarvis (New York Times). Safe havens for the children of undocumented immigrants in the U.S., one person at a time.
- “Rocket men: the team building North Korea’s nuclear missile“, by Choe Sang-Hun, Motoko Rich, Natalie Reneau, & Audrey Carlsen (New York Times). The pageantry and power of North Korea’s nuclear progress.
- “What’s next after the repeal of net neutrality“, by Cecilia Kang (New York Times).
- “What may happen to the internet in America“, by G.E. (The Economist).
- “The final G.O.P. tax bill is a recipe for even more inequality“, by John Cassidy (The New Yorker).
- “Estonia, the digital republic“, by Nathan Heller (The New Yorker). Two insights in this article:
whoever offered the most ubiquitous and secure platform would run the country’s digital future
I asked Kaevats what he saw when he looked at the U.S. Two things, he said. First, a technical mess. Data architecture was too centralized. Citizens didn’t control their own data; it was sold, instead, by brokers. Basic security was lax… The U.S. had backward notions of protection, he said, and the result was a bigger problem: a systemic loss of community and trust.
A good distinction:
- What is the difference between a short squeeze and short covering?, by Steven Nickolas (Investopedia).
A cool word (and word history!):
- terpsichorean (Merriam-Webster).
And a few cool gadgets (Warning: This site tries to sell you stuff!):
- 10 insanely popular and cheap gifts for the holidays (Comparisons.org).