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Quartz

Amazon just deleted over 900 reviews of Hillary Clinton’s new book

During the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump galvanized a small but powerfully vicious fan base in his campaign against Hillary Clinton. Ten months after Clinton was defeated, things are getting nasty again.
Michael Bröcker, Rheinische Post

Peter Altmaier: CDU will Digitalminister im Kanzleramt

Peter Altmaier, Kanzleramtsminister und enger Vertrauter von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel, spricht sich deutlich für einen Digitalminister im Kanzleramt aus. Gönnerhaft erklärt Altmaier im Interview mit Michael Bröcker, Chefredakteur der Rheinischen Post, der Staatsminister für Digitales im Kanzleramt solle von ihm aus "auch in den Kabinettsrunden anwesend" sein. Die FDP und ihr Spitzenkandidat Christian Lindner fordert einen eigenständigen Bundesminister für Digitales in eigenem Ressort.
DIGITALPRESENT, Der Tagesspiegel

Gesetze der Macht: Diese Verbände nehmen am meisten Einfluss auf Gesetze

Alle Beteiligungen von Verbänden wurden hier analysiert und gaphisch schon aufbereitet. An der Spitze erscheinen, wenig überraschend, DGB, VZBV und BDA. Aber auch große Universitäten wie HU Berlin und FWU Bonn.
Benedikt Plass-Fleßenkämper, WIRED

DeepL aus Deutschland könnte Google Translate den Rang ablaufen

DeepL, ein neues Sprachtool aus Deutschland, liefert bessere Ergebnisse und ist Google Translate anscheinend technisch überlegen.
The New York Times

There’s a Pizza Delivery in Ford’s Future, by Driverless Car

In the race to develop self-driving cars, much of the attention has focused on ferrying people. But delivering goods – from groceries to packages to books and more – may offer a considerable opportunity as well.
Telefonica SA

Discover more about Blockchain and the impact on telcos

We live in a society in which virtually everything is being digitalised; news, services of all kinds, teaching, the government, etc., and it was only a matter of time before money would also be digitalised, especially as over time we have grown accustomed to not having to pay with coins or banknotes with what came to be known as plastic money.
The Guardian

Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots

Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war.
TEAGUE Labs

Crossing the road in the world of autonomous cars

Crossing the road is a social interaction. Eye contact, hand-waiving, the head nod — these are all social norms pedestrians and drivers use to communicate intention. With driverless vehicles, this subtle, very human etiquette will present a new challenge to autonomous vehicles. As a first step in exploring this space, we set out to design for the seemingly simple scenario of a pedestrian crossing the road in an autonomous world.
Bloomberg

The Euro Area Is Due for a Reboot. Here’s What Is Proposed.

When France elected Emmanuel Macron in May, the prospects of mending the euro’s inherent flaws suddenly brightened. Adopted in 1999, the common European currency was intended as a political project to foster unity, but the crisis in Greece a decade later exposed the euro’s inability to enforce shared rules, principally on government debt and spending. The French president is pushing for greater fiscal integration among the 19 nations that now use the euro as a way to address at least some of those shortcomings. With Germany indicating an openness to Macron’s calls, the political stars may be aligning to overhaul the euro, and so reboot the European Union.
Politico

Jean-Claude Juncker, upbeat and ready for a fight

The European Commission president, one of the few people left in the Commission this week before he heads off on a summer break, told POLITICO that despite a challenging year, the bloc is in the mood to tackle any problems that come its way — including Brexit and Donald Trump.