The Sony hack and freedom of information - https://zcomm.org/zblogs/the-sony-hack-and-freedom-of-information/ long, interesting analysis of deeper issues here
Launch Snowdrift.coop! - https://snowdrift.tilt.com/launch-snowdrift-coop "Help build a more ethical economy for the digital commons!"
Meet tech’s new concierge economy, where serfs deliver stuff to rich folk - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/28/uber-amazon-tech-concierge-economy sharp, depressing analysis #Uber
UK Young voters shun Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg in general election poll - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/dec/27/young-voters-shun-ukip-farage-clegg-lib-dems-general-election hope for the future, maybe even @ge2015
#Australia records biggest emissions drop in a decade as carbon tax kicks in - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/24/australia-records-biggest-emissions-drop-in-a-decade-as-carbon-tax-kicks-in shame on @TonyAbbottMHR for killing it
That Debt From 1720? Britain’s Payment Is Coming - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/world/that-debt-from-1720-britains-payment-is-coming.html?_r=1
judging by this - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/dec/27/young-voters-shun-ukip-farage-clegg-lib-dems-general-election it seems one of the best ways we can all improve result of #GE2015 is to urge young people to vote
Mapazonia - new project to map collaboratively the Amazon in #OpenStreetMap - https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2014/12/28/mapazonia/ fab idea; important, too...
Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/28/7000-uk-properties-sacrificed-rising-seas-coastal-erosion I'm sure climate #denialists will snap up these bargains
"MP who defected from Conservatives says dislike of foreigners is ‘not merely offensive but absurd’" - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/dec/28/douglas-carswell-ukip-inclusive-internationalist awkward #UKIP
MPAA Considered Pulling Out of UK Pirate Notice Program - http://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-considered-pulling-uk-pirate-notice-program-141228/ what an unfunny joke this whole area #copyright
pic of the week : Kings Cross - https://www.flickr.com/photos/guytyler/7002363568/in/photostream/lightbox/ (v @Londonist)#london
Portuguese buses and taxis are also wi-fi routers - http://mashable.com/2014/12/28/portuguese-buses-and-taxis-wifi/ clever #pt
Freedom of Info at 10: Tony Blair's WORST NIGHTMARE - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12/28/freedom_information_data_protection_act_handy_guide/ "Apart from Dr Kelly coming back from the dead, that is ..."
"The good news: New #Snowden documents show that some forms of #encryption still cause problems for the #NSA." - http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/inside-the-nsa-s-war-on-internet-security-a-1010361.html
"#PGP is more than 20 years old, but apparently it remains too robust for the #NSA spies to crack." - http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/inside-the-nsa-s-war-on-internet-security-a-1010361.html #crypto
secret NATO documents: "US & UK far less scrupulous in choosing targets for killing than previously believed" - http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/secret-docs-reveal-dubious-details-of-targeted-killings-in-afghanistan-a-1010358.html