Read — 2017/12/16

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. What’s next after the repeal of net neutrality“, by Cecilia Kang (New York Times).
  4. What may happen to the internet in America“, by G.E. (The Economist).
  5. The final G.O.P. tax bill is a recipe for even more inequality“, by John Cassidy (The New Yorker).
  6. 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.

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