how are you? I recently had some pretty bad food poisoning and even had to spend a night in the hospital, the first one since I had my apendix removed at age 8 or so. I’m mostly ok now but still not fully fit and am slowly growing tired of rice soup (ข้าวต้ม) even if I generally like it.
This week’s links
🤦♂️ Apple's new 'private relay' feature will not be available in China
While the private relay feature sounds like a neat idea it will not be available in China, Belarus, Colombia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkmenistan, Uganda, and the Philippines, some of the countries that would need it the most.
🇲🇲 ‘The darkest days are coming’: Myanmar’s journalists suffer at hands of junta
I don’t think Myanmar will ever be on a real road to democracy until the Tatmadaw gets completely dismantled and former members banned from public office for life.
🍻 Australian Federal Police and FBI nab criminal underworld figures in worldwide sting using encrypted app
So not only were criminals “tricked into communicating via an encrypted app designed by police” the whole plan was “hatched overseas over a few beers with FBI agents in 2018”? I’m eagerly waiting for the TV show 😆
🎾 Naomi Osaka Is Part of a Larger War Within Sports
With the advent of social media, athletes have more power than ever to tell their own stories so they are starting to fight back against their sports’ governing bodies. Good on them!
🇹🇭 Secret law school chatroom puts focus on Thailand’s history of sexual harassment
Sexism and mysogony still are real issues here.
🥲 Amazon-dwellers lived sustainably for 5,000 years
Our “primitive” forebears certainly knew better how to live in harmony with nature than we do.
🇺🇸 What America Taught the Nazis
Apparently, Nazi Germany was fascinated by the global leader in codified racism, the US.
🤬 ‘They stormed the ICU and beat the doctor’: health workers under attack
As if dealing with a pandemic isn’t already hard enough…
🗑 It’s time to ditch Chrome
I only really used Chrome for a short time after it initially came out, otherwise it was always Safari and/or Firefox for me. I still primarily use the latter and if I really need something Chromium-based I go for Microsoft’s new Edge browser (yes, really).
🧠 How Your Brain Tricks You Into Taking Risks During the Pandemic
tl;dr: Because of the “description-experience gap” people underestimate risk based on their own personal experiences.
Until next week,