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[FIL] Régulièrement, comme hier dans Mediapart, on tente de créer un "débat" sur les #drones armés en France. Si ça ne prend jamais, ce n’est pas parce qu’il est "confisqué", mais parce qu’il repose sur au moins quatre prémisses erronées. mediapart.fr/journal/intern…
1) D’abord, la prémisse que, si les Français ne se révoltent pas, c'est simplement parce qu'ils ne savent pas. En 2013 déjà, Grégoire Chamayou s’étonnait que la décision française d’acheter des drones américains n’ait pas "déclenché un tollé".
telerama.fr/monde/un-drone…
Il faut dire que, pour lui, acheter des drones américains était comparable à "importer en France les méthodes de torture de la CIA". D’où sa surprise. Et la seule explication qu’il y trouvait était que "l'opinion publique française est mal informée sur la question des drones".
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Now that many of William Gibson’s ardent fans will have read his latest novel "Agency", here are
few thoughts about it (spoilers ahead). [1/81]
Having been involved in the "new form of literary criticism" Node Magazine
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Node_Maga… review of "Spook Country" in 2007, it seems appropriate to publish these initial thoughts about "Agency" as a Twitter thread which can then branch or be added to by others [2/81]
and (later) as a Tor .onion hidden service en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.onion [3/81]
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/31/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/07/31/dai…
Conserving Africa’s wildlife and wildlands through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond | Nature Ecology & Evolution

nature.com/articles/s4155…

#coronavirus #ecology #evolution #nature #africa #crisis #wildlife
Hidden figures in ecology and evolution | Nature Ecology & Evolution

nature.com/articles/s4155…

#ecology #nature #evolution
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JUST IN: President Donald Trump has officially signed off on new rules making it easier to export military #drones to other countries (as we broke last night.) Details here via @ValerieInsinna , with updates to come defensenews.com/industry/2020/…
Our reporting from yesterday previewing this: defensenews.com/industry/2020/…
State Department's Chris Ford now talking with @RLHeinrichs at Hudson Institute about MTCR changes.
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After I called Bangalore Incharge Minister Sri @RAshokaBJP on Sunday and requested for a meeting with private hospitals including a #corporator level meeting because of unavailability of beds, ICUs, ventilators past 20 days.

1/9
A meeting was finally held to figure out the process of #Covid treatment with the management of 27 private hospitals of #BangaloreSouth at Pai Convention Hall.

The crucial issues faced on the hospital end were voiced.

2/9
I requested the government and private hospitals to coordinate and cooperate properly for the benefit of the people.

I suggested the use of a WhatsApp group in order to keep a track of the availability of beds, ICUs, ventilators, etc.

3/9
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Some excellent research has been published over the past few years on #policing and #militarisation that, given the recent events in the #US (and beyond), and subsequent debates on policing, deserves to be curated. A thread on some relevant scholarship from around the world. 1/n
Let's begin with the #US, where @Peterkraska has guided much of the contemporary research on the militarisation of civilian policing. Here's an article by Kapeller & Kraska on normalising police militarisation (a response to Garth den Heyer’s critique) tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108… 2/n
den Heyer had challenged the works of Kraska and others who showed how policing was becoming more militarised in the #US. den Heyer argued instead that the establishment of SWAT/PPUs was ‘a natural progression’ in the evolution of American policing: tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108…) 3/n
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🔴#Crisanti: "#Riaperture senza criterio, colpa non è dei ragazzi"
» ow.ly/XYHF30qJ6Lg
"È una polemica a senso unico. Io l’ho ignorata fino all'ultimo, ma quando vengono dette delle bugie a fini politici, con sprezzo di tutte le sofferenze e dei morti, rispondo indignato.
🤾‍♂️"Altro che Decreto Rilancio" i Professionisti in rivolta
23 mag | TG4 | Rete 4

#DecretoRilancio: è botta e risposta tra #governo e #professionisti.
🚨La beffa dei #rimborsi e le #aziende chiudono
23 mag | TG4 | Rete 4

#Coronavirus: economia sempre più in ginocchio ed esplode la rabbia degli #imprenditori.
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I spent the weekend writing a primer about #drones for #Drohnendebatte2020. It's not published yet (coming soon), but in the meantime a few thoughts on the German armed drones debate which I have been following and researching for a decade. (thread)
A bit of historical context: The German armed drone debate is as old as I am. In the late 1980s, the Bundeswehr first looked into armed #drones. Two systems - the KDH 'Kampfdrohne Heer' and the DAR 'Drohne Anti-Radar' were developed. Both were more loitering munition than drone..
... and both were eventually abandoned. Their requirements too technologically advanced for their time (autonomy, swarming etc), and their funding ended as the Cold War came to an end.
#drohnendebatte2020
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#Technopolice

Nous venons de déposer un recours en urgence avec @LDH_Fr contre le déploiement des #drones par @prefpolice à Paris

Cette pratique se fait hors tout cadre légal et constitue une atteinte grave à nos libertés : elle doit être arrêtée.
laquadrature.net/drones
Depuis le début du confinement, la police utilise sans retenue les drones pour surveiller la population.

Couplé aux caméras fixes et caméras piétons déjà autorisées, cela donne aux autorités une capacité de surveillance totale de notre espace public.
Dans un article de @Mediapart, la @prefpolice a indiqué ne se reposer sur aucune autorisation spécifique pour capter des images tout en expliquant les utiliser pour guider les patrouilles au sol et identifier des individus.

mediapart.fr/journal/france…
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#ECUADORPOSTCOVID19
En un post anterior mencionaba que creo que Ecuador debe enfocarse hacia el desarrollo agrícola, y tener como objetivo que en 20 años seamos la más grande potencia agrícola del s. XXI, en función de los ratios de producción y márgenes o ganancia.
@CITECec
Para conseguir un #ECUADORPOTENCIAAGRICOLA debemos hacer cambios sociales, políticos, culturales, empresariales y tecnológicos.
De esto último tratarán éste y los hilos futuros, de cómo usar las nuevas tecnologías para desarrollar el sector agrícola del país.
@Construpositivo
El objetivo es incentivar a los empresarios, gobierno, inversionistas, hacia la explotación de estos nuevos recursos.
Escenario:
En 2050, se necesitará un 50% más de alimentos en el mundo.
Ver: bit.ly/3euCxSX
(FAO - La agricultura mundial en la perspectiva del año 2050)
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10 ejemplos de cómo China está aprovechando los poderes de las tecnologías de la información para hacer frente a la epidemia según Informe de expertos #TIC para la salud china alineado con las conclusiones de la misión realizada por la #OMS #COVID19 who.int/docs/default-s…
1. #Plataformas de difusión de información sobre epidemias online: webs y Apps con variedad de información y herramientas útiles. Casos cercanos" y "Casos en mi vecindario" que muestran las ubicaciones reportadas de los casos confirmados cerca de la ubicación actual del usuario.
#AI Identificación del riesgo de infección por AI,monitoreo de temperatura y plataformas de consulta. Plataforma de seguimiento de IA interconectada con más de 400 hospitales para compartir información y hacer seguimiento del estado de salud diario de los grupos de alto riesgo.
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Today is Rosenmontag, meaning that throughout the German Karneval cities, there are carneval parades. As I am stuck in London, I'll be sharing the most interesting floats here 😊.

(Fotos, logically, not mine but collected from media, twitter etc)
Seems appropriate to start with a Brexit-related one. From Dusseldorf's #Rosenmontagszug #Karneval
(Via @tom_nuttall)
A sad depiction of the state of German politics, also from Dusseldorf.
#Rosenmontag #Karneval #Thueringen
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Just received this #drone from @DJIEnterprise to get familiar with prior to an adventure in a week or so. There is so much in this little package. Searchlight (very bright BTW), speaker to communicate, zoomable 4K camera, and a long battery life. Built for #LawEnforcement use.
This #drone requires #pilots or operators to be registered with the @UK_CAA if used in the UK. If you use a #UAV over 250g then you are required to do this by law. This requires a short bit of learning of the fundementals and then your are off!! Click here register-drones.caa.co.uk
If you use your #drone for a commercial purpose, or u get any valuable consideration for your use of it; OR you fly your drone within 150m of a congested (urban) area. Then you will require a CAA permission for commercial operations. Click here to explore bit.ly/2TsTIMI
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The German Army (Amt für Heeresentwicklung, to be exact) has surprised many and published a position paper on #AI for land-based forces. Will translate bits and comment.
Alright, let's do this!
The paper is available here 👇
It was published only some ten days ago, but was finished in August/September.
#AI #KI #Bundeswehr (1/)
augengeradeaus.net/wp-content/upl…
The first thing to note is that with regard to process, this paper is a bit weird: Germany has a national #AI strategy (which mentions military AI in *one sentence*) but no military #AI strategy for the whole of the Bundeswehr. However, now there is this paper for the Army.
(2/)
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A thread on my review of the capture-recapture literature for the conference Wildlife Research and Conservation 2019 izw-berlin.de/welcome-234.ht… in Berlin 🇩🇪. Slides, analyses, data & #rstats codes available from tinyurl.com/y5npsk5r 1/23 Image
2/23. The basic idea is simple: Capture, mark and recapture animals. Proportion of marked animals ▶️ detection probability ▶️ abundance estimate. You may (re)capture and mark with invasive 🐭 or non-invasive 🐯 methods tinyurl.com/y3fdorxj Image
3/23. Review on 2009-2019 period w/ > 5000 scientific papers. Check out github.com/oliviergimenez… for details. More on research weaving tinyurl.com/yyrvdc7a @itchyshin #bibiometrics #systematicreview Image
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27. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1-20. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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21. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
threadreaderapp.com/thread/1154701…
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