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John Naughton
Professor/writer/dad/grandad/photographer/'Observer' columnist/optimist
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John Naughton 22h
Why is why it was the one Apple product I never owned 😀
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Frank Pasquale May 18
The Silicon Valley Deal: 1) Drivers bear costs like gas, depreciation, & insurance 2) Uber controls all the data
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The South Wind Blows May 19
I gazed down in the river's mirror And watched its winding strum The water smooth ran like a hymn And like a harp did hum Lay down your weary tune, lay down Lay down the song you strum And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings No voice can hope to hum. Carnegie Hall 1963
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Carole Cadwalladr May 17
BREAKING: Dom Cummings, Vote Leave's campaign chief, to be reported to the house by for contempt of parliament. Pretty astonishing. Remember: Vote Leave was official campaign, in receipt of taxpayers' money, headed by govt ministers &
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zeynep tufekci May 18
I am, sadly, going to retweet an earlier thread. Media: please don’t put the killer’s face on loop, on front pages, on your app notifications. Don’t sensationally publicize manifestos. Focus on victims and structural causes. Don’t help inspire the next killer.
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⊛ Steve Bowbrick ⊛ 22h
Try to look at this without shouting HEALTH AND SAFETY.
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Facebook and the CCTV effect -
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Sarah Deech May 11
Nazis invade Polish village 1942. My gt aunt Helena grabs silver &gives to catholic neighbour for safekeeping,she’s taken to a death camp,he stores it for 65yrs, til historian finds my family. We meet man in Krakow age 102.Silver returned. He dies 4mo later.
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Carole Cadwalladr May 13
This has been going on now for at least 18 months, probably longer. YouTube is a cesspit, Google a moral vacuum, and we’re all culpable, for allowing them to get away with it.
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John Naughton May 13
Also: very smart. She’ll be missed.
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The South Wind Blows May 11
Maidin álainn i gCorca Dhuibhne The May Morning Dew, The Mystery Of Love, One Day like This Would Do Me Right
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John Naughton May 13
How Democracy Ends — my upcoming conversation with David Runciman at the Cambridge Union on May 22. Tickets from
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Jay Rosen May 7
I know I'm being a pain, but I don't think credibility is a relevant term. Nor is "the White House." (There is no White House, as that term has been used by journalists.) Trump and his circle are not trying to be trusted, but to mobilize mistrust. "Credibility" is too credulous.
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Dave Pell May 7
Trump is claiming that the erupting volcano is actually in Kenya.
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Paul Bernal May 11
Has the Daily Mail denounced the Electoral Commission as traitors yet?
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Jonathan Lis May 11
Of course this is horrific for all the familiar reasons- the British exceptionalism, condescension, neo-colonialism- and worst suspicions of May as a breezily arrogant chauvinist are duly confirmed. But it’s more starkly revealing. Even now, May simply doesn’t understand Brexit.
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Ronald Klain May 10
The WH hosted military spouses today. Our armed forces are 40% non-white. The odds that -- BY CHANCE -- a group of 52 military spouses would contain no people of color are lower than 100 trillion to 1. So, umm....
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zeynep tufekci May 9
Let me get this straight. Free speech is soooo under threat that intellectuals have formed some sort of "intellectual dark web"... that consists of sold-out packed arenas, podcasts with more listeners than most TV shows and books that hit best-seller lists—and this is "daring"?
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Cara May 9
The library at the University of Mosul was burned down by IS. Now it is being rebuilt. Around 1300 books, donated by the , have arrived safely in Mosul. The campaign was started by Makram Alkhaled, a PhD researcher from Iraq
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zeynep tufekci May 9
Google Assistant making calls pretending to be human not only without disclosing that it's a bot, but adding "ummm" and "aaah" to deceive the human on the other end with the room cheering it... horrifying. Silicon Valley is ethically lost, rudderless and has not learned a thing.
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