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It's a public holiday in the UK today, so we're in 'slightly shorter than usual for a Monday' mode. B
 
April 2 · Issue #36 · View online
Big Revolution
It’s a public holiday in the UK today, so we’re in ‘slightly shorter than usual for a Monday’ mode. Back to full service tomorrow!
Martin

Big things you need to know today
- If you don’t know about DNS, it’s time to learn. Cloudflare has launched probably the most consumer-friendly DNS service ever. Crucially, they say they won’t store a record of the places you go online, and they’ve hired KPMG to annually confirm that’s what they do. The company blog has a clear, useful explanation about why you might consider using it.
- Patent filings by Amazon and Google show how in-home assistant tech might become more creepy in the future
- It’s reported that Netflix is looking to buy EuropaCorp, the French production company behind films like the ‘Taken’ franchise. Here, Playlist summarises the original French language report. Reed Hastings apparently wants co-founder Luc Besson’s very particular set of skills, skills he has acquired over a very long career…
Big reads for a day off (if you're lucky enough)
Damien Hirst hates sausages! How Instagram became art's new playground
A look at how artists are increasingly turning to Instagram to engage directly with the public.
How Coders Are Fighting Bias in Facial Recognition Software
Facial recognition – still not as advanced as some may think – can have a tendency to make racist or sexist decisions. That means coders need to build in workarounds to prevent awkwardness.
The Next Cold War Is Here, and It's All About Data
“Will the spring of 2018 be remembered as the time when the right to privacy was enshrined as a fundamental human right?”
Press standards: the vital bond of trust that journalists have to win back
The Manchester Arena bombing last year led to some shamefully intrusive journalism. But the city’s local newspaper has been credited with getting its approach right. The secret isn’t that hard, as always, the number one rule is ‘respect your readers.’
One big tweet
Click through to see what he’s talking about. Facepalm, Elon, facepalm.
Tim Stenovec
This seems like a strange April Fool's joke when your company has consistently been missing production deadlines and is burning through cash, the stock price is near one-year lows, and Moody's just downgraded your credit rating! https://t.co/WZUoy8CfQH
12:29 AM - 2 Apr 2018
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