According to a new investigation by Grid, there are at least 78 QAnon candidates, backed by tens of millions of GOP dollars (20 million in this cycle, over 30 million since 2018), running for state or federal office — including governorships, secretaries of state, state legislature seats, and federal house and senate seats — in more than 26 states in this upcoming election cycle. Grid concludes, "QAnon appears to be a growing political movement with increasing clout and significant mainstream appeal."
The New York Times: The Era of Borderless Data Is Ending
France, Austria, South Africa and more than 50 other countries are accelerating efforts to control the digital information produced by their citizens, government agencies and corporations. Driven by security and privacy concerns, as well as economic interests and authoritarian and nationalistic urges, governments are increasingly setting rules and standards about how data can and cannot move around the globe. The goal is to gain “digital sovereignty.”
Alliance for Science: Finland’s Green Party endorses nuclear power
Current plans are to have construction start in 2026 and operations begin by 2029. Obviously, problems could arise due to a change of administration in the intervening years. But once the sites are chosen, these projects are likely to find defenders in Congress that will make shutting them down more difficult.
Linux-Magazin: Bundestag beschließt Haushalt für Open Source
Medium: The Tough Legacy of Ulrike Meinhof (2016)
Stanford Law School: The End of Roe Will Bring About a Sea Change in the Encryption Debate
If you’re an encryption advocate in the United States, it’s time to stop pretending that encryption’s protection against oppressive governments is only about Uighurs in Xinjiang or gay people in Uganda. Americans also need strong encryption to protect ourselves from our own domestic governments and their abominable laws.
Netzpolitik.org: US-Einwanderungsbehörde errichtet beispielloses Überwachungssystem
The Atlantic: I Invented Gilead. The Supreme Court Is Making It Real. By Margaret Atwood
Netzpolitik.org: Vernichtende Kritik für die Chatkontrolle aus Verbänden und Politik
Die Pläne der EU-Kommission zur Einführung einer so genannten „Chatkontrolle“ haben breite Empörung in Verbänden, Presse und Politik ausgelöst. Das Vorhaben sei „nicht vereinbar mit europäischen Werten“ ist dabei noch eine der netteren Reaktionen.
The Economist: Britain has become unexpectedly European