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/
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/
Turkey-Algeria relations have become tense following meetings between Turkish officials and leaders of the Rachad Movement, which Algerian authorities designate as an extremist group, threatening national security, pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat said on Friday.
— Read on ahvalnews.com/turkey-algeria/turkey-algeria-relations-sour-after-ankaras-support-extremist-group-report
Icelandic pensioner blacklisted by Chinese Communist Party government unfazed by China anger – Taiwan English News
— Read on taiwanenglishnews.com/icelandic-pensioner-blacklisted-by-chinese-communist-party-government-unfazed-by-china-anger/
Expedia commissioned 7 animated GIFs that demonstrate the virtual reconstruction of ancient monuments like the Luxor Temple in Egypt and the Parthenon in Greece. From the ruins they are today to the architectural masterpieces of yesteryear, they are incredible architectural visualizations.
— Read on mymodernmet.com/ancient-monuments-animated-gifs-expedia/
Sixty years after Yuri Gagarin’s orbit of the Earth, the militarization of the cosmos is heating up. A Q&A.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-04-17/yuri-gagarin-russia-u-s-and-china-are-in-a-deadly-new-space-race
“These people will be punished by expulsion and closure of borders” if they don’t follow the deadline, Russia’s Deputy Interior Minister said.
— Read on www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/04/16/russia-tells-illegal-migrants-from-post-soviet-countries-to-leave-by-june-15-a73623
Five months before the regular season starts, the N.F.L. and its players are facing their first clash over playing in the pandemic, with players for nearly half of the teams vowing to skip voluntary off-season workouts.
Players on 14 of the league’s 32 teams, including the Giants, the Jets and the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, said in statements released by the N.F.L. Players Association that they would not participate in the workouts scheduled to begin Monday because of concerns it would be unsafe to gather.
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was among players who spoke out to the news media and on social media.
“We feel very strongly about the game, the short- and long-term health of the players, and there is no game without strong, healthy players,” Brady said in a conference call with The New York Times and the union’s leadership. “People within the league may think, ‘Oh, let’s just get back to business, let’s go back to what we’ve usually done.’ But I think it’s really smart for people and players to think, ‘Is this the best possible way to do things?’ Not, ‘Is this tolerable, but is it the best way to deal with the situation?’”
The N.F.L. declined to comment.
Read more at NYT
— Read more about a covid resurgence on www.nytimes.com/live/2021/04/17/world/covid-vaccine-coronavirus-cases