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.”
Ars Technica: “Tough to forge” digital driver’s license… is easy to forge (New South Wales / Australia)
Schneier on security for tomorrow’s software
The Changelog: Episode #490
Gespräch mit Bruce Schneier über Sicherheit (natürlich), Bitcoin, Verantwortlichkeit bei Software-/Computerproblemen, die Überlappung der Technikwelt mit dem Rest uvm. Bruce erwähnt außerdem sein Misstrauen gegenüber Googel Chrome - er verwendet Firefox.
Alliance for Science: Finland’s Green Party endorses nuclear power
Science.org: A dead battery dilemma
With millions of electric vehicles set to hit the road, scientists are seeking better battery recycling methods
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.
Netzpolitik.org: US-Einwanderungsbehörde errichtet beispielloses Überwachungssystem
Linuxnews: Lennart Poettering: Wie alles zusammen passt
Critical vulnerability in the Matrix IRC bridge