Technology Review is running a project to monitor and observe the development and deployment of automated contact tracing apps aimed at curbing the spread of covid-19. Each weekday we review submissions, source information and update our database. This page lists changes, documentation, and reasoning where it is required. If you have a change to submit…
There's a deluge of apps that detect your covid-19 exposure, often with little transparency. Our Covid Tracing Tracker project will document them.
If contact tracing apps are following Gartner’s famous hype cycle, it’s hard to avoid the conclusion they are now firmly in the “trough of disillusionment.” Initial excitement that they could be a crucial part of the arsenal against covid-19 has given way to fears it could all come to nothing, despite large investments of money…
“I’ve fallen madly in love with a woman” – Queer themes in Tove Jansson’s life and work, part 1
And don't even think about writing "Iran" on PayPal.
What ARGs Can Teach Us About QAnon
The Covid-19 pandemic has shed an unflattering light on some of our society. More people than I’m comfortable with, when faced with a minor inconvenience, will loudly proffer their opinion that perhaps it would be better if some other people died. This extreme entitlement is often personified in American and...
Ilegální party pod otevřeným nebem zvaná CzechTek byla ve své době největším festivalem takzvané freetekno scény ve střední Evropě; těch největších…
An unprecedented order on a huge travel company reveals how the FBI tracks suspects around the world.
2 Warps to Neptune Going on Hiatus; ‘We Are the Mutants’ Coming Soon
De-escalation Keeps Protesters And Police Safer. Departments Respond With Force Anyway.
My Father, the QAnon Conspiracy Theorist
Contact Tracing in the Real World
Contradictory points of information don’t shift emotionally rooted arguments, but only cause people to dig deeper into their emotions to hold onto those views.
The Muppets made it famous, but where did the song come from? (Hint: a steamy Italian film...) Who performed it? And who is that fuzzy fella?
The slow movement (sometimes capitalised Slow movement or Slow Movement) advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life's pace. It began with Carlo Petrini's protest against the opening of a McDonald's restaurant in Piazza di Spagna, Rome in 1986 that sparked the creation of the slow food movement. Over time, this developed into a subculture in other areas, like the Cittaslow organisation for "slow cities". The "slow" epithet has subsequently been applied to a variety of activities and aspects of culture. Geir Berthelsen and his creation of The World Institute of Slowness presented a vision in 1999 for an entire "slow planet" and a need to teach the world the way of slowness. Carl Honoré's 2004 book, In Praise of Slow, first explored how the Slow philosophy might be applied in every field of human endeavour and coined the phrase "slow movement". The Financial Times said the book is "to the Slow Movement what Das Kapital is to communism". Honoré describes the Slow Movement thus: "It is a cultural revolution against the notion that faster is always better. The Slow philosophy is not about doing everything at...
Getting to the bottom of one of the internet’s most ridiculously drawn mysteries
Příroda není rodič s bezednou peněženkou, který „zacvaká“ naše problémy, musíme se chovat dospěle. Myslí si to environmentální etik a filosof Bohuslav Binka z Masarykovy univerzity v Brně. Řešením podle něj není ani nátlak, ani moralizování. Čím dřív však společnost zastaví klimatické změny, tím víc si budeme žít jako dnes, doufá.
Ve školství chybí 40 miliard V Česku je 140 škol, kde je většina Romů, i v Praze je segregovaných škol pět, upozorňuje sociolog Daniel Prokop.
Gina Crosley-Corcoran grew up in the type of poverty Americans like to pretend doesn’t exist, so it was hard for her to believe she had…
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