Crypto Rebels | WIRED

It’s the FBIs, NSAs, and Equifaxes of the world versus a swelling movement of Cypherpunks, civil libertarians, and millionaire hackers. At stake: Whether privacy will exist in the 21st century.
— Read on www.wired.com/1993/02/crypto-rebels/

Opinion | Why Adults Lose the ‘Beginner’s Mind’ – The New York Times

Here’s a sobering thought: The older we get, the harder it is for us to learn, to question, to reimagine. This isn’t just habit hardening into dogma. It’s encoded into the way our brains change as we age. And it’s worsened by an intellectual and economic culture that prizes efficiency and dismisses play.

— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/04/16/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-alison-gopnik.html

China’s intimidation and endless pursuit of ideological compliance | TheHill

The CCP’s main message to overseas activists is clear: Your families in China are our hostages.
— Read on thehill.com/opinion/international/548824-chinas-intimidation-and-the-endless-pursuit-of-ideological-compliance

Single-use plastics dominate debris on the North Pacific’s deep ocean floor – The Academic Times

By doing video surveillance deep in the ocean, researchers working in the North Pacific have discovered the densest accumulation of plastic waste ever recorded on an abyssal seafloor, finding that the majority of this waste is single-use packaging.
— Read on academictimes.com/single-use-plastics-dominate-debris-on-the-north-pacifics-deep-ocean-floor/

A New Threat to New York’s Clean Energy Goals: Bitcoin Mining – New York Focus

A Finger Lakes power plant plans to ramp up Bitcoin mining. Environmentalists warn dozens of fossil-fueled plants could follow.
— Read on www.nysfocus.com/2021/04/13/new-york-bitcoin-mining-threat/

A Brief Introduction about New IP Research Initiative – Huawei United States

This article outlines the reasoning behind the New IP initiative, the motivation (why) of the work, the definition & work areas of investigation
— Read on www.huawei.com/us/industry-insights/innovation/new-ip

U.S. stops short of branding Vietnam, Switzerland, Taiwan currency manipulators | Financial Post

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday said Vietnam, Switzerland and Taiwan tripped its thresholds for possible currency manipulation under a 2015…
— Read on financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/u-s-stops-short-of-branding-vietnam-switzerland-taiwan-currency-manipulators-2

Biden Delegation Pledges US Support for Taiwan Self-Defense – The Diplomat

An unofficial delegation led by former Senator Chris Dodd completed a three-day visit to Taiwan in a show of support from the Biden administration.
— Read on thediplomat.com/2021/04/biden-delegation-pledges-us-support-for-taiwan-self-defense/

China’s Dystopian “New IP” Plan Shows Need for Renewed US Commitment to Internet Governance – Just Security

The US must rally partners to rein in the abuse of multilateral institutions for Huawei’s plans on 6G and beyond, which make concerns over 5G look minor.
— Read on www.justsecurity.org/75741/chinas-dystopian-new-ip-plan-shows-need-for-renewed-us-commitment-to-internet-governance/