Let’s see how long this lasts.
- The story of a Palestinian father and son trapped in Dubai’s airport for a fortnight, from the Guardian.
- What happens to Mexico’s sex workers when they grow old? The British Journal of Photography asks.
- A heartbreaking personal essay in Esquire that deserves a click.
- A Q&A with a “high end call girl” in Business Insider.
- This interview with Citizen Lab’s Ron Deibert from Dawn.
- The Register on spy tech firms Trovicor and Gamma targeting foreign corporate interests in Oman.
- “Silicon Valley is a Big Fat Lie” – Sam Biddle for GQ.
- A nice adaptation of Bruce Schneier’s Data and Goliath in the Guardian.
Thinking of kicking this back off as a regular (semi-regular) feature, because reasons.
- Buzzfeed on what happens to stolen passports in Turkey
- Rula Jebrael takes on Bill Maher and Ayaan Hirsi Ali in Salon
- EFF on Facebook’s Internet.org project: “not neutral, not secure … not the Internet”
- aeon against generational thinking
- CPJ on cartoonists under threat around the world
- Slate’s history of slavery (multimedia, but paywalled*)
- “Here’s how much of your life the United States has been at war” – Washington Post
- Conor Friedersdorf confronts the last defenders of the NSA in the Atlantic.
*I decided to try Slate+ as part of an ongoing experiment in paying for media sometimes. I can think of at least one person who will be surprised.
After a long week+ of partying, I treated myself to some birthday long reads.