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Banned In Germany: Kids’ Doll Is Labeled An Espionage Device

Wonderful: a doll that records everything it hears, sends it to a company in the US that also does voice recognition for spy agencies, and sells it to companies so they can let the doll talk back to your kids about for instances Disney movies they should see.

The doll Cayla looks like an everyday toy and gives no notice that it collects and transmits everything it hears, German regulators say.

Source: Banned In Germany: Kids’ Doll Is Labeled An Espionage Device : The Two-Way : NPR

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‘Kankermedicijn van ton naar 2000 euro als we loskomen van farmaceuten’

De kosten van kankermedicijnen kunnen tot 50 keer goedkoper worden, als de medische wereld zich losweekt van de farmaceutische industrie, zeggen kankerexperts.

Er zijn voor de Tweede Kamerverkiezingen enkele partijen die daarover iets in hun programma hebben staan. De Piratenpartij heeft als enige een duidelijke visie op hervorming van patenten in het algemeen en in de gezondheidszorg in het bijzonder.

Source: ‘Kankermedicijn van ton naar 2000 euro als we loskomen van farmaceuten’ | NOS

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How easy is it to securely leak information to some of America’s top news organizations?

Good to spread the manual… leaking is pretty much a “standardised process” by now:

One quick download and a codename: If I can use SecureDrop, you can do it too.

Source: How easy is it to securely leak information to some of America’s top news organizations? This easy » Nieman Journalism Lab

They link to a video explaining the same thing:

Who votes for open data? – Open State Foundation

Nice overview of how parties in Parliament voted around open data and freedom of information.

Open State EU: voting on open data by party

Open State left it to the reader to “do the math” to translate a vote for an amendment that is against open data as something I’d rather not see. So… I did the math and swapped the colours in the rows of proposals against open, counted the number of pro-open votes per party and tweaked it a little: which parties are supporting my views?

adapted version of Open State EU vote overviewBy the way: campaigning organisation take note about this way to make the Parliamentary process more accessible:

peek-2017-01-19-14-39Source: Who votes for open data? – Open State Foundation