Eurosphere agenda: Herve Falciani, the whistleblower…Merkel and Obama discussing arms supplies for Ukraine…

  Hero? Thief? Who is Herve Falciani?  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Who is HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani? COP 21 negotiations kick off in Geneva The representatives of over 190 countries met in Geneva on Sunday (8 February) to continue talks on a UN-level agreement to tackle climate change. This marathon of international negotiations … Read more

Journalism agenda: BBC report on the Future of News…

Future of News: News v Noise In this digital age where information inequality is growing, the news industry is having to rethink the way it will keep everyone informed. Continue reading the main story By the BBC’s director of news and current affairs, James Harding. The war on leaks has gone way too far when … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Internet user-friendly copyright law presented to European Parliament… “Global Digital & Social Media Stats: 2015

Report urges internet user-friendly copyright law EU copyright rules need to be rebalanced to give internet users more rights as compared to creators and rights holders according to a draft European Parliament report published today (19 January). Global Digital & Social Media Stats: 2015 We Are Social’s huge report on the state of Digital in 2015, … Read more

Literati roundup… The Digital Nietzsche…An Archive of 2,000 Classic Jazz Videos…

The Digital Nietzsche: Download Nietzsche’s Major Works as Free eBooks  Open Culture by Josh Jones In times of deep distress I’ve often found the brutal, unsparing candor of Friedrich Nietzsche a strange comfort. While wholly enamored of the aristocratic, Hellenistic past of literary invention, the often bilious German philosopher nonetheless had no illusions about the nature … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: ” Mini-summit in row over Juncker ….

  Left-wing leaders back Juncker  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Jean-Claude Juncker‘s bid to head the European Commission receives a boost with the backing of nine left-wing heads of government The world’s most precious genes? BBC News | Europe | World Edition Why scientists are dying to get their hands on Icelanders’ DNA   … Read more