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Big Revolution - Daylight saving 'fake lie-in' edition

The clocks went forward in Europe today, and I had a fake lie-in (the clock says I woke up later but
March 25 · Issue #28 · View online
Big Revolution
The clocks went forward in Europe today, and I had a fake lie-in (the clock says I woke up later but I’m not any more rested). As a result, the clock says today’s edition is going out late, but it’s Sunday so I’m sure it’s fine…

Big things you need to know today
- Facebook keeps logs of who some Android users call and text. The perhaps shocking, or perhaps unsurprising, practice came to light when someone downloaded all the data the company holds about him. You can do it too.
- Building a better back door? Technologists including ex-Microsoft man Ray Ozzie are working on solutions to the problem of law enforcement wanting access to encrypted devices. Governments have been calling for tech companies to do something, although the tech sector has long argued that any ‘back door’ weakens security for everyone, as once the 'bad guys’ find it, no-one is safe.
- In related news, police in the USA apparently unlock dead people’s phones with the corpse’s fingerprints. The next challenge is FaceID. There’s no privacy for the dead.
Big weekend reads
Are corporations that use Wikipedia giving back? Are corporations that use Wikipedia giving back?
Tech firms like to use Wikipedia data in their products, but do they give enough back in terms of cold, hard cash donations?
How Calls for Privacy May Upend Business for Facebook and Google
A look at growing calls in America for better privacy regulations. The EU is leading the way here. Apple’s Tim Cook, meanwhile, has joined calls for better rules to protect individuals.
One big tweet
A vey good point.
Summer Ray
If you wanna be my lover, DO NOT get with my friends. Terrible advice, Spice Girls.
6:33 PM - 24 Mar 2018
That’s all for today...
See you tomorrow for another full-fat, weekday edition, which will be sent from a train somewhere between Manchester and Birmingham.
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