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Big Revolution - The antidote

Welcome to Sunday's Big Revolution. Let's dive straight in – there's plenty for you to read. – Martin
December 9 · Issue #287 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Sunday’s Big Revolution. Let’s dive straight in – there’s plenty for you to read.

Big things you need to know today
  • The FBI is investigating millions of fake comments the Federal Communications Commission received in support of ending net neutrality – and in support of keeping it. As many as 9.5m comments were posted using people’s personal details, without their permission.
Big weekend reads
The antidote to civilisational collapse The antidote to civilisational collapse
The Economist talks to filmmaker Adam Curtis, reflecting on his 2016 film Hypernormalisation, and how the world has changed since it came out. This is long, but very thought-provoking about how everything stays the same as much as it changes.
Did Facebook Cause the Yellow Vest Riots in France?
Why it’s lazy to blame events like the French protests and riots purely on Facebook. “The idea that popular outrage is more about ‘the power of social networks’ than actual French politics… seems very wrong, and more than a little irresponsible.”
Microsoft Putting Edge on Chromium Will Fundamentally Change the Web
Why Microsoft moving its browser to Chromium will be a positive step for the future of ‘develop once, deploy everywhere’ apps.
Land of the “Super Founders“— A Data-Driven Approach to Uncover the Secrets of Billion Dollar Startups
Extensive research into what makes a unicorn. Fascinating stuff.
That’s all for today...
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