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Weekly reads: Pt. 5

I’ve read about Snapchat, Russian facial recognition, and Chinas internet propaganda. I thought you might be interested.

China’s internet propaganda is more subtle and sophisticated than it ever has been“The party’s goal is not to inspire deep love of China or hatred for its enemies. It instead aims to prevent, or at least break up, any widespread anti-party consensus among the public.”

My Little Sister Taught Me How To “Snapchat Like The Teens”“I would watch in awe as she flipped through her snaps, opening and responding to each one in less than a second with a quick selfie face. She answered all 40 of her friends’ snaps in under a minute.”

How Russia’s New Facial Recognition App Could End Anonymity“Eric Schmidt referred to facial recognition as “the only technology Google has built and, after looking at it, we decided to stop.””

Generalists Get Better Job Offers Than Specialists“[…] exposure to many things has real value. At the undergraduate level and in other professional programs, diverse skills are probably better than a specialized focus.”