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Craig Wright reveals himself as Satoshi Nakamoto

Craig Wright reveals himself as Satoshi Nakamoto | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
Mr Wright could well be Mr Nakamoto, but nagging questions remain
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Good riddance, gig economy: Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of Silicon Valley’s dream of destroying your job

Good riddance, gig economy: Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of Silicon Valley’s dream of destroying your job | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
The Uber model just doesn't work for other industries. The price points always fail -- and that's a good thing
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Why Big Business and Big Government Haunt America

Why Big Business and Big Government Haunt America | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
Nicholas Lemann on Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Bernie Sanders, the Sherman Act, and big banks, business, and government.
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Transforming Wind Turbines Into a Mesmerizing Light Show

Transforming Wind Turbines Into a Mesmerizing Light Show | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
Daan Roosegaarde transformed the turbines in a Dutch village into hypnotizing light show.
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Las Vegas casinos seek to power their bright lights with renewable energy

Las Vegas casinos seek to power their bright lights with renewable energy | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
Ambitious plans by MGM Resorts, Wynn, and Las Vegas Sands are overshadowed by an ongoing battle with regulators and the state’s biggest utility
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Welcome to Spaceport America. Your Rocket Will Depart Soon. Ish.

Welcome to Spaceport America. Your Rocket Will Depart Soon. Ish. | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
Our writer goes to Spaceport America to explore what the ambitions of Branson, Bezos, and Musk mean for the rest of us---and for our next giant leap.
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The truth about sex robots

The truth about sex robots | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
Robots for sexual relations might seem just round the corner, but as Rose Eveleth argues, the reality is complicated.
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U.S. Relies Heavily on Saudi Money to Support Syrian Rebels

U.S. Relies Heavily on Saudi Money to Support Syrian Rebels | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
A joint arming and training program between the C.I.A. and Saudi Arabia reflects the enduring alliance between the nations even as their relationship and the kingdom’s place in the region are in flux.
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Bitcoin's Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius

Bitcoin's Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
WIRED has determined that Bitcoin's creator is probably Dr. Craig Steven Wright, a media-shy Australian entrepreneur.
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Earth's Atmosphere Just Crossed an Epochal Threshold

Earth's Atmosphere Just Crossed an Epochal Threshold | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
Just in time for this month’s climate-change talks in Paris
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What’s really at stake at the Paris climate conference now marches are banned | Naomi Klein

What’s really at stake at the Paris climate conference now marches are banned | Naomi Klein | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
By banning protest at COP21, Hollande is silencing those facing the worst impacts of climate change and its monstrous violence
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‘Geldautomaat’ Apple verarmt onze samenleving — SOMO

‘Geldautomaat’ Apple verarmt onze samenleving — SOMO | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
Op de dag dat Apple Inc. haar vierde kwartaalcijfers bekend maakt, komen SOMO en het GoodElectronics netwerk met een kritisch paper over het bedrijf. Het paper legt uit hoe Apple met haar enorme bedrijfswinsten onze samenleving tekortdoet door zich te gedragen als financiële investeerder in plaats van haar winsten in de ‘echte’ economie te investeren.
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Richard Layard: ‘Money is not the only thing affecting people’s

Richard Layard: ‘Money is not the only thing affecting people’s | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
How could we become a happier nation? One pioneering economist has spent the best part of a decade arguing that we simply must find an answer to this question – gaining the support of David Cameron, who backed the notion of happiness as “the new GDP”.
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Wikipedia Doesn’t Realize It's the Developing World’s Internet Gatekeeper

Wikipedia Doesn’t Realize It's the Developing World’s Internet Gatekeeper | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
Good intentions or not, Wikipedia Zero has given the community the opportunity to censor the developing world's internet experience.
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Ghostly Images of WiFi Signals Captured Using Long Exposure Photography and an Android App

Ghostly Images of WiFi Signals Captured Using Long Exposure Photography and an Android App | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
So much of the world today is invisible to cameras. Technology operates in a light-less world of zeroes and ones, electromagnetic waves that fly over our h
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Are you ready for a future where we're all reviewed like Uber drivers? | Arwa Mahdawi

Are you ready for a future where we're all reviewed like Uber drivers? | Arwa Mahdawi | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
There’s an insidious side to those stars. Ratings are forging new power structures – and soon we’ll be judged for every achievement or mistake
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San Francisco tech worker: 'I don't want to see homeless riff-raff'

San Francisco tech worker: 'I don't want to see homeless riff-raff' | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
In an open letter to the city’s mayor Ed Lee, entrepreneur Justin Keller said he is ‘outraged’ that wealthy workers have to see people in pain and despair
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DOJ, Apple escalate tactics in iPhone fight

DOJ, Apple escalate tactics in iPhone fight | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
The government argues that Apple has the “technical ability” to comply with a federal magistrate’s order which requires the company to install software that would help crack an iPhone.
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Kochs Plotting Multi-Million-Dollar Assault On Electric Vehicles

Kochs Plotting Multi-Million-Dollar Assault On Electric Vehicles | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
A new group could spend $10 million a year on the campaign.
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Q. and A.: Yan Xuetong Urges China to Adopt a More Assertive Foreign Policy

Q. and A.: Yan Xuetong Urges China to Adopt a More Assertive Foreign Policy | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
In a new book, Yan Xuetong of Tsinghua University calls on China to forge military partnerships abroad and build a more humane society at home.
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Finland plans to give every citizen a basic income of 800 euros a month

Finland plans to give every citizen a basic income of 800 euros a month | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
Finland wants to scrap all existing benefits and instead hand out 800 euros per month—to everyone.
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Oproep 64 hoogleraren: Sluit alle kolencentrales

Oproep 64 hoogleraren: Sluit alle kolencentrales | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it

Ruim zestig hoogleraren vragen in een open brief aan het kabinet en de Tweede Kamer alle elf kolencentrales in Nederland te sluiten. Ze willen dat premier Rutte die boodschap meeneemt volgende week naar de VN-klimaattop in Parijs.

 
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"U bent erin getuimeld, met open ogen nog wel, Monsieur le Président" - David Van Reybrouck

"U bent erin getuimeld, met open ogen nog wel, Monsieur le Président" - David Van Reybrouck | VPRO Tegenlicht | Scoop.it
De schrijver reageert verbolgen op de speech waarin de Franse president François Hollande gisteren de aanslagen in Parijs een "oorlogsdaad" noemde, uitgevoerd door een "terroristisch leger".
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