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Welcome to Saturday's Big Revolution. If you're a new subscriber, you should know that this is a dail
 
September 1 · Issue #188 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Saturday’s Big Revolution. If you’re a new subscriber, you should know that this is a daily newsletter, but it’s a little shorter at weekends. We make up for that with a bunch more good reads to help fill your Saturdays and Sundays…
Martin

Big things you need to know today
  • California wants to bring back net neutrality, with a widely praised new bill. The USA may have ended net neutrality on a national level, but that doesn’t stop individual states passing their own laws on the matter.
Big weekend reads
Every Generation Gets the Beach Villain It Deserves Every Generation Gets the Beach Villain It Deserves
A really good look at tech billionaire Vinod Khosla’s weird, stubborn battle to control a section of the California coast.
Laptop bezels are dead, and IFA killed them
Why your existing laptop is probably going to look very old, very quickly. Bezel-free laptops are the new hotness.
Hacking a Prince, an Emir and a Journalist to Impress a Client
A look at the messy world of international hacking and surveillance software companies.
Alan Rusbridger: who broke the news?
An excerpt from a new book by Alan Rusbridger, former editor of the Guardian. In it, he looks at the fresh challenges facing journalism in the 21st century.
One big tweet
Twitter’s director of product management shows off some ideas for a possible redesign that includes nested replies and ‘online’ status indicators. Judging by her replies to some people’s comments, status indicators may well be opt-in, if they ever launch at all.
Click through for another image of the proposed design, and reply to the tweet if you want to share your thoughts with Twitter.
Sara Haider
hey Twitter. we've been playing with some rough features to make it feel more conversational here. presence and reply threading. still early and iterating on these ideas. thoughts? https://t.co/3U3NvpHWPy
6:34 PM - 31 Aug 2018
That’s all for today...
A note of apology to those of you who saw three identical images in a row in yesterday’s email – it seems to happen sometimes when I finish the newsletter on a train. A lesson for the future for me there.
See you tomorrow!
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