#news and #comments #digest (@robertolofaro) for 2014-11-19

NEWS ITEMS OF THE DAY

#USA #NSA – #Republicans #against #reforms http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/fruehaufsteher/geheimdienste-republikaner-verhindern-nsa-reform-13274025.html #security #privacy #politics

#net #neutrality http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/europaeische-union/eu-laender-planen-nur-ein-bisschen-netzneutralitaet-13273744.html #lobbying http://siliconvalley.blog.lemonde.fr/2014/11/19/aux-etats-unis-des-supporters-inattendus-pour-la-neutralite-du-net/ #EU #USA

#oil #prices – #Russia and #Venezuela join forces http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/europa/sinkender-oelpreis-die-russen-verbuenden-sich-mit-venezuela-13273708.html #energy #diplomacy

#online #worker s http://www.faz.net/aktuell/beruf-chance/arbeitswelt/arbeitsmodell-digitales-arbeiten-im-internet-13268407.html?printPagedArticle=true#pageIndex_2 #business #model #outsourcing #Internet

#Israel – #terrorist #attack http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2613991 #details http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2014/11/18/massacre-dans-une-synagogue-a-jerusalem_4525178_3218.html #Netanyahu http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/11/18/actualidad/1416291641_365098.html #Jerusalem #Palestine

#Russia #Germany #reach #agreement on #Ukraine #negotiations – from #Minsk back to #Geneva http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2613415 #diplomacy #EU

#Australia – #immigration #law #redux http://www.lemonde.fr/asie-pacifique/article/2014/11/19/l-australie-ferme-sa-porte-aux-demandeurs-d-asile-venus-d-indonesie_4525605_3216.html #Indonesia

#Africa – #power #transition – #number #crunching http://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2014/11/18/coups-d-etat-transitions-apaisees-comment-les-dirigeants-africains-sont-ils-arrives-au-pouvoir_4518689_4355770.html #politics #democracy

#EU #budget – #details on what happened http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2014/11/18/pas-d-accord-sur-le-budget-de-l-union-europeenne_4525378_3234.html #politics #diplomacy

#Scotland – the #perfect #labyrinth http://elviajero.elpais.com/elviajero/2014/11/13/actualidad/1415875857_968066.html

#Italy – #police #forces record #organized #crime #initiation #rite http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/11/18/actualidad/1416313307_127390.html #security

#EU #looking for #thousands #health #professionals to fight #Ebola in #Africa http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/11/18/actualidad/1416338385_928442.html #health #diplomacy

#Cuba #EU http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/11/18/actualidad/1416343567_880026.html #diplomacy

#privacy and #apps – the #hall of #shame http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/consumer-electronics/portable-devices/new-website-shows-lists-which-mobile-apps-are-worst-privacy-offenders #Internet #mobile

#neo #nazi #march in #Germany turned into #funding for #anti-nazi #organization ๐Ÿ˜€ http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/11/17/watch-german-town-plays-prank-on-neo-nazis/?tid=sm_fb #politics

#broadband #Italy – 100% at 30Mbit by 2020 http://www.lastampa.it/2014/11/18/economia/banda-ultralarga-ecco-il-piano-del-governo-tMPYoyUxVilFyuZTpn8LGM/pagina.html #Internet #media

#competitive #bias – #Germany vs. #Italy http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/impresa-e-territori/2014-11-18/retribuzioni-private-in-germania-sono-piu-alte-30-cento-152340.shtml?uuid=ABfwFIFC #HR #SYNSPEC

#vertical #forest #skyscraper in #Milan wins prize http://www.casa24.ilsole24ore.com/art/mondo-immobiliare/2014-11-19/bosco-verticale-vince-premio-162742.php?uuid=Ab0ucCfK #architecture

#information #gateway on #international #relations for informed teaching http://www.cfr.org/educators/index.html?sp_mid=47446170&sp_rid=cm9iZXJ0by5sb2Zhcm9Acm9iZXJ0b2xvZmFyby5jb20S1 #CFR


1. #organic #molecules on #comet – yes, we are #star #dust ? ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30097648?ocid=socialflow_twitter #space

2. at last: #NTSB says that if it flies, it is subject to #FAA #regulation ๐Ÿ™‚ #drone

“An aircraft is โ€œanyโ€ โ€œdeviceโ€ that is โ€œused for flight.โ€ We acknowledge the definitions are as broad as they are clear, but they are clear nonetheless.”

of interest: a video of an #optionally #manned #helicopter picking up water… think about lowering costs and risks of #fire-#fighting

reducing both human (accidents do happen) and infrastructure costs (no need for maintenance crews nearby fire zones, or permanent airfields, or mostly idle staff)

just airlift a #swarm of these drones-when-you-want nearby when and where needed (maybe by a single transport airplane unleashing them when a fire is going on) ๐Ÿ™‚

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/aerial-robots/drone-news-faa-drone-ruling-bebop-priced-and-kmax-demo #fire #fighting #swarm

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