| Política
‘Social Distancing’ is Snake Oil, Not Science: the distance we’re supposed to keep from each other varies from country to country:
WHO recommendation – 1 metre
USA – [1.8 metres]
Germany – 1.5 metres
Australia – 1.5 metres
France – 1 metre
Italy – 1 metre
Sweden – Use your common sense

| Economia
Q: How Are Rich People Getting Richer During the Coronavirus Pandemic? A: The Bailout Is Working — for the Rich


America is not ready to reopen: This pandemic is not over. The coronavirus is still circulating nationwide, the country is not yet hitting the benchmarks that experts have called for, and there’s a real risk that rushing to reopen will lead to an explosion in Covid-19 cases and deaths, since the majority of the population still lacks immunity.

Musk, Tesla e os fascistas

Stuck at home? The recent COVID-19 pandemic has forced more than a billion people to stay indoors and socially distance themselves – Americans need a manual on how to have a life in a pandemic.

UN humanitarian chief: After COVID-19, it’s in everyone’s interest to help the world’s poorest countries

COVID-19 Consumer Sentiment Snapshot #9: A Lighthouse to Navigate the New Reality


| Ciência
Among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, treatment with hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, or both was not associated with significantly lower in-hospital mortality

Fear, denial, panic buying: why our minds are not designed to process threats like the coronavirus pandemic

| Tecnologia
Computer model that locked down the world turns out to be sh*tcode: “Due to bugs, the code can produce very different results given identical inputs. They routinely act as if this is unimportant.”

Cyber warning: US says Chinese hacking COVID-19 vaccine researchAn image illustrating a warning sign on a laptop screen.

| Privacidade
Germany’s Angst Is Killing Its Coronavirus Tracing App

The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here: the latest in a line of “Let’s rethink that whole democracy thing”

Uma defesa do rastreamento digital em tempos de pandemia: A ideia, como se sabe, é usar os telemóveis para se conseguir um rastreamento dos contactos mais eficaz do que aquele conseguido pelos métodos tradicionais que os epidemiologistas utilizam para mapear e quebrar as cadeias de contacto. É criado um registo dos contactos estabelecidos pela pessoa com outras pessoas utilizando a mesma app nos últimos dias e se algum desses contactos tem, entretanto, um teste positivo para a covid-19, quem com ela contactou é notificado. Esta ideia levanta enormes preocupações quanto à protecção da privacidade dos cidadãos e da sua liberdade individual. Ambas as preocupações são mais do que legítimas e sustentadas por exemplos recentes. Ainda temos presente o escândalo da Cambridge Analytica, que com a conivência do Facebook terá recolhido dados pessoais de 87 milhões de utilizadores da rede social. E sabemos que o rastreamento digital durante a pandemia da covid-19 feito pela República Popular da China, Israel, Taiwan, Hong Kong e Coreia do Sul, à base da geolocalização, centralização de dados e em alguns casos quarentenas compulsivas, a fazer do telemóvel uma verdadeira pulseira electrónica de presidiário, não é um modelo aceitável nas sociedades democráticas do Ocidente.

| (Des)Informação
Commission study calls for ‘sanctions’ for online disinformation: “sanctions and redress mechanisms” should be put into place in order to ensure compliance with the rules.

Wary Europe welcomes China’s help – but not its disinformation

| Sugestões
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Most detailed ever photograph of The Night Watch goes online

I recreated my local pub in virtual reality, with working pints and motion-captured versions of my friends

A Book of Creatures: A Complete Guide to Entities of Myth, Legend, and Folklore


Confissão “drive-in