Klicks #11

Erschienen am 9.11.2014


Berlin’s digital exiles: where tech activists go to escape the NSA
Carole Cadwalladr, The Observer
„With its strict privacy laws, Germany is the refuge of choice for those hounded by the security services. Carole Cadwalladr visits Berlin to meet Laura Poitras, the director of Edward Snowden film Citizenfour, and a growing community of surveillance refuseniks.“ Cadwalladr spricht auch mit Martin Kaul von der taz, der ihre These aber nicht so ganz stützen mag: Er glaubt, dass es nicht Hunderte oder auch nur Dutzende Exil-Hacker sind, die sich nun in Berlin verstecken.
4850 Wörter, Lesedauer 12 Minuten

The Dads of Tech
Astra Taylor & Joanne McNeil, The Baffler
„From the trolls who terrorize minorities, to billionaires who browbeat subordinates, to commentators who maintain that the problem isn’t misogyny but female cowardice, countless men insist that there is no such thing as sexism while upholding systems that exclude women. They want to believe in the myth of the Internet as an even playing field, as an ideal and actually existing meritocracy, which means that if they are on top they deserve to be there—a gratifying and flattering thought.“
5300 Wörter, Lesedauer 13 Minuten

Alex From Target‘ and the Mess of Uncontrollable Fame
Maureen O’Connor, New York Magazine
„‚That teenage cute boy at the target now has 450K twitter followers so why are any of us even trying?‘ An adult friend Gchatted me this on Monday afternoon. Now ‚Alex From Target‘ has 664,000 followers, fallout from the simple fact that, while at his job bagging groceries at a Target store in Texas, a girl took his picture and said he was cute.“
1200 Wörter, Lesedauer 3 Minuten

Why Banksy Is (Probably) a Woman
Kriston Capps, The Atlantic Citylab
„The world’s foremost street artist is a social justice warrior and a viral media master. She could be anyone.“
1520 Wörter, Lesedauer 4 Minuten

Coolest jobs in tech (literally): running a South Pole data center
Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica
„You know it’s cold when you have to heat the air used to cool your data center.“ 150 Server am Ende der Welt, 99,5 Prozent Uptime.
2950 Wörter, Lesedauer 7 Minuten

‚Too Many Cooks‘ creator tries to explain his awesomely bizarre Adult Swim short
Marc Snetiker, Entertainment Weekly
Too Many Cooks is so deftly engineered to unnerve stoned people in their mid 30s, it might actually have been created by the US government“, schreibt Simon Pegg (ja, genau der) auf Twitter.
1200 Wörter, Lesedauer 3 Minuten + 11 Minuten Video

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