Bookmarks for May 22, 2015

Some of the more interesting things I’ve read – or bookmarked to read – over the last little while.

Haka video of 3-year-old Levi goes viral | Māori Television
Levi Tairi, a 3-year-old boy of Māori and Samoan descent, is set for stardom after a video of him performing the haka for his great grandmothers 81st…

Twitter loses quarter of market value after poor results ‘leaked’ – Telegraph
Twitter loses quarter of market value after poor results ‘leaked’ – Telegraph

Google aims to transform European newsrooms – PC World New Zealand
Google will give €150 million (US$163 million) to European publishers and digital journalism startups in the next three years as part of a wider package that aims to support the news sector.

Fairfax Media NZ appoints Jeremy Rees | Scoop News
Jeremy Rees has been appointed to the newly-established National Community Titles editor role at Fairfax Media New Zealand.

Rural residents: council wants to hear how bad your broadband is | Te Waha Nui
Auckland Council wants to hear from rural residents about “what’s really happening” with their broadband connections.

Woollen pants from World War II bring warmth to Christchurch homeless 50 years later | Te Waha Nui
The Red Cross sent the warm trousers to a WWII prisoner of war in 1945 but they only got as far as Geneva

Leaving the New York Times — Medium
I’m not a fan of burying the lede, so let me just get straight to the point. I am leaving the New York Times to go work …

Finnish military fires depth charges at suspected submarine| Reuters
Finnish military fires depth charges at suspected submarine | Reuters @juhasaarinen

The People Who Risk Jail to Maintain the Tor Network | Motherboard
Some of the volunteers who keep the Tor network running are raided for their services. “Richard” was one of them.

Newsonomics: The Wall Street Journal is playing a game of digital catchup » Nieman Journalism Lab
Its newly launched redesign isn’t just about aesthetics — it’s a chance to look inside the business and strategic thinking at America’s business daily.

Inverse topography—conduits, energy and stasis « fog on water
Stream order diagrams are simultaneously beautiful and illuminating. Subtle line width variations form aesthetically pleasing dendritic patterns that suggest how water moves across a diverse landsc…

Hacker Implants NFC Chip In His Hand To Bypass Security Scans And Exploit Android Phones
Hackers who want real stealth might want to hack their own body first. An ex-military security specialist tells FORBES an NFC chip in his hand would be a useful tool in any digital criminal’s arsenal,…

Child malaria vaccine: Final trials bring hope – BBC News
Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine – the first to reach this stage – suggest it could protect one third of children against malaria, according to data published in The Lancet.

We are not edging up to a mass extinction – Stewart Brand – Aeon
The idea that we are edging up to a mass extinction is not just wrong – it’s a recipe for panic and paralysis.