In the last five months, the NSA’s surveillance practices have been revealed to be a massive international operation, staggering in scope. But how do all of the NSA’s programmes fit together â and what does it mean for you?
Immersion: a people-centric view of your email life
Really interesting way to browse your email connections. You can filter by time, drill down to invidual connections, and visualize the relationship between different nodes in the network. So cool. Check it out here
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As any fan of Russian dash-cam videoscan attest, the quality of driving in the country leaves much to be desired. It suffers from a fatality rate twice that of the U.S. and five times greater than many European nations. Southward in China, there is low enforcement of seat-belt and helmet usage but a strong (self-reported) intolerance for drunken driving. Still, with a huge number of cars on the road and often lax attitude toward traffic laws, the republicconsistently takestop score for the number of road deaths internationally.
In Southeast Asia, there’s good news and bad. The traffic in Indonesia has improved recently thanks to the government’s implementation of bus lanes, for instance. But in Vietnam, where scooters and motorcycles make up 95 percent of registered vehicles, there continues to be a major health risk in that few people wear adequate armor. More than 80 percent of helmets that bikers own fail to meet the lowest of safety standards, according to a survey.
The Atlantic Cities’ John Metcalfe dives into our Roads Kill map to examine road safety trends around the world. Keep reading here.
On Sunday Eli Manning started his 150th consecutive game for the Giants, the highest active streak in the NFL and the third-longest streak in NFL history. (One of the other two people above him is his brother, Peyton.)
BAMFers of the Day: Forget river rafting, thrill seekers Robert Pokovec and Dominik Hernler hit Slovenia’s Bled Gorge and Soca River for some extreme wake boarding. As if that wasn’t enough, they get their kicks going upstream, rather than ride with the current.