Items for August 2019

Amnesty joins countries issuing US travel warning over mass shootings

Tags: america, travel, safety

Scoop: Trump suggested nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting U.S.

Tags: climate, politics

Empty trains on the modern Silk Road: when Belt and Road interests don’t align

Tags: china, trains, economics

Apple warns its new credit card shouldn't go in your wallet — or your pocket or purse

Tags: big tech, design

Moscow's blockchain voting system cracked a month before election

Tags: tech, politics, security

Lille passe à 30 km/h : "L'idée c'est vraiment que tout le monde se sente plus en sécurité"

Tags: france, cars, cities

How a Cooling Vest Invented by a Furry Made Its Way Into the U.S. Military

Tags: cool, tech, fandom

The terrible truth of climate change

Tags: climate, science

An empty San Francisco lot and 12 other things worth more than Tumblr

Tags: social media, business, humor

Trump’s recession risk rises

Tags: america, economics

Facebook (FB) Paid Contractors to Transcribe User Audio Files

Tags: big tech, privacy

Spectre at the Feast

Tags: food, climate

Automattic Acquires Tumblr, Plans to Rebuild the Backend Powered by WordPress

Tags: social media, business, software

Marcel Proust's Lost Gay Love Stories to Finally Be Published

Tags: books, sexuality

This Is What Beirut Was Like Before The War

Tags: cities, vintage, photos

What are children dying from and what can we do about it?

Tags: youth, health

An 88 percent decline in large freshwater animals

Tags: animals, environment, disaster

Linux Journal Ceases Publication: An Awkward Goodbye

Tags: computers, media

Terminating Service for 8Chan

Tags: internet, free speech

This Webcomic Librarian Is Protecting LGBTQ Stories

Tags: comics, sexuality, representation

Male sex workers take over Amsterdam's Red Light District windows

Tags: sexuality, work