Here’s what’s happening today:
1. Liberals still plan to repeal parts of counter-terrorism bill C-51
“The Liberal government, following a thwarted terrorism plot, says it still plans to repeal parts of sweeping new counterterrorism powers adopted by the Conservatives and insists Canada must focus much more on counter-radicalization.
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government came under fire Thursday from the opposition Conservatives over its plans to revoke some of the national security measures contained in the contentious Bill C-51, as well as for the Liberals’ overall approach to fighting terror.”
+1: Foiled attack raises value of peace bonds.
2. The father of the internet wants to take it back from Google and Facebook
There are a handful companies that own vast swathes of internet activity, owning user data for people to then use themselve. Tim Berners-Lee, one of the founders of the inernet, has a new project called Solid that wants to reverse that, and bring the internet back to its decentralized roots.
3. In two weeks, China’s $15 billion energy ambitions have been absolutely crushed
“China’s infrastructure investors have had a tough two weeks, with plugs being pulled on at least $15 billion of potential deals in nuclear power and electricity distribution.
“Britain and Australia refused to sign off on investments where state-owned Chinese companies were ready to provide much-needed funding. In both cases, the long-term utility programs were halted in the later stages, stunning participants. Those in the U.K. were all set to join a signing ceremony when the announcement came.”
4. The strange brain of the world’s greatest solo climber
“Alex Honnold doesn’t experience fear like the rest of us.”
5. Trump is an object lesson in the problems of machine learning
“Trump’s algorithm is to say semi-random things until his crowd roars its approval, then he iteratively modifies those statements, seeking more and more approval, until he maxes out and tries a new tack.”