European Correspondent for @VentureBeat. Previously @latimes and @mercnews. Travel writing at French Crossroads @frenchcrossroad.
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RT @FrenchCrossroad: On The Trail Of The Cathars In The Aude https://frenchcrossroads.com/on-the-trail-of-the-cathars-in-the-aude/ by @obrien #aude #audetourisme #cathars
This tweet did not age well... Oh wait, this was just from yesterday. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1118876219381026818
The 2-hour cooking class we took in Italy's Puglia that lasted 9 hours: Olive oil, focaccia, olive oil, pasta, olive oil, vaccino, nap, olive oil. https://weblogtheworld.com/formats/photos/cooking-class-puglia-italy#.XLm521aH6b8.twitter From me via @WeBlogtheWorld #travel #italy #italianfood #oliveoil
RT @FrenchCrossroad: Photo of the Day: A view from on high of Gare Montparnasse. by @obrien https://frenchcrossroads.com/portfolio/gare-montparnasse/ #parisjetaime
RT @FrenchCrossroad: Photo of the Day: Presqu’île de Crozon. Located in Finistere, just south of Brest, within the Armorique Regional Natur…
RT @FrenchCrossroad: A leisurely drive through Gers offers plenty of reminders of why this corner of France remains so alluring. https://t…
Pinterest shares rise 28% on first day of trading, worth $13 billion https://wp.me/p8wLEc-aqmJ by @obrien
Seems to be a good time to remember that Bill Clinton was impeached for lying about a blow job.
Foie Gras Faux Pas: The culinary misadventures of a California couple deep in the heart of duck liver country. https://altaonline.com/foie-gras-faux-pas/ By me in @AltaJournal
European Parliament passes new regulations aimed at curtailing the power of digital platforms operated by tech giants; EU council must now approve the measures (@obrien / VentureBeat) http://venturebeat.com/2019/04/17/european-parliament-passes-online-platform-rules-placing-new-limits-on-a mazon-and-google/ http://www.techmeme.com/190417/p11#a190417p11
If you were one of those people who thought that the Barr memo had Changed Everything for Trump, congrats and I want to play poker with you. https://twitter.com/MonmouthPoll/status/1118516612649369600
 
Still depressed that 40% of the country is still down for his non-stop clown show of a presidency.
RT @nokiaindustries: Get an inside look at Nokia’s factory of the future: Robots, data, automation, #5G and more! https://nokia.ly/2Z6m4wu v…
European Parliament passes online platform rules placing new limits on Amazon and Google https://wp.me/p8wLEc-aqc0 by @obrien
RT @FrenchCrossroad: French Crossroads: On the backroads in Gers from Condom to Bézéril https://frenchcrossroads.com/backroads-gers-condom-bezeril/ by @obrien cc: @tourismecon…
Am I too late to start the obligatory @jackDorseyHat twitter account?
How Jack Dorsey plans to change Twitter. https://www.axios.com/how-jack-dorsey-plans-to-change-twitter-60f0e69c-808a-429d-93c6-6335ea1a38c3.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100
 
Can't we just talk about that hat?
I asked the Versailles press office. They said it's not true: "La rumeur qui circule sur les réseaux sociaux est fausse. Elle est sans fondement historique, compte tenu du caractère royal du domaine." https://twitter.com/Ned_Donovan/status/1118148873606897665
RT @France24_fr: #NotreDame : "#Paris à terre, ça n'existe pas. La #France à terre, ça n'existe pas. Notre-Dame de Paris sera rebâtie, et s…
In the country data, measles has exploded in the Ukraine, which accounts for a sizable chunk of this increase. They have been the target of Russian disinformation campaigns aimed a creating fear around vaccines and destabilizing the country. Measles also surging in Yemen. https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1118147796446720001
RT @LouisTanca: AVANT/APRÈS. A quoi ressemble Notre-Dame de Paris après l'incendie ⬇️
Apple called 'whimsical feudal lord' in Swedish publisher's open letter supporting Spotify complaint https://wp.me/p8wLEc-aq3D by @obrien
RT @Phil_Lewis_: A picture from inside #NotreDame.
Leave it to the Dumb Fuck in Chief to demonstrate his know-nothingness at the worst possible moment. Please, stick to your imaginary wall, Mr. Structural Engineer. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1117844987293487104
found out that the french once called cotton candy "barbe à papa" — which means "father's beard" — so im not sure i can eat french food anymore
EU gives final approval to the new Copyright Directive, with its controversial Article 11 and 13 provisions, after 19 of the 28 member countries voted in favor (@obrien / VentureBeat) http://venturebeat.com/2019/04/15/eu-countries-give-final-approval-to-copyright-reform-aimed-at-google-and -facebook/ http://www.techmeme.com/190415/p8#a190415p8
EU gives final approval to the new Copyright Directive, with its controversial Article 11 and 13 provisions, after 19 of the 28 member countries voted in favor (@obrien / VentureBeat) http://venturebeat.com/2019/04/15/eu-countries-give-final-approval-to-copyright-reform-aimed-at-google-and -facebook/ http://mediagazer.com/190415/p5#a190415p5
Nokia's factory in Finland, where execs say they have automated some product lines to ~99%, shows how high-speed connectivity can transform manufacturing (@obrien / VentureBeat) http://venturebeat.com/2019/04/10/inside-nokias-factory-of-the-future-robots-data-automation-5g-and-even-some-humans/ http://www.techmeme.com/190415/p5#a190415p5
EU countries give final approval to copyright reform aimed at Google and Facebook https://wp.me/p8wLEc-apY2 by @obrien
This one includes a phone number...
Tisseo has launched a new project at the Jeanne D'arc metro station called Transport Amoureux. It displays Craigslist Missed Connection type messages. I'm not sure if it's genius or creepy.
RT @FrenchCrossroad: Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Condom @LeGers32 @tourismecondom @CDTLgers #gers #tourismegers By @obrien https://t.co/IqBp…
RT @FrenchCrossroad: Dear Provence: Suck it. Signed, Gers Photo by @obrien cc: @CrtOccitanie @tourismecondom @LeGers32 https://t.co/SGr6…
Whether the government can definitely prove one or both would seem to be far from certain at this point.
On the second part, the indicment says Assange offered to help decrypt part of a password to action another section of the database, though it does not appear to have been successful.
Thread: Just updated my @VentureBeat story looking more closely at the indictment of @wikileaks founder @JulianAssange_ . https://venturebeat.com/2019/04/11/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-arrested-by-police-in-london/
Even assuming they get Assange extradited, it's going to be very interesting to see if the US Gov can really prove its case. The question: How much did he actively encourage Manning and directly help her?
On the first part, the indictment mainly says they were in communication as she has downloading and sending information. The government will have to show this played a role in motivating her.
RT @AmichaiStein1: #BREAKING: @wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by police at the Ecuadorian embassy in London https://t.c…
Inside Nokia’s factory of the future: Robots, data, automation, 5G, and even some humans https://venturebeat.com/2019/04/10/inside-nokias-factory-of-the-future-robots-data-automation-5g-and-even-some-humans/ via @VentureBeat
RT @infestedgrunt: @dbourrion @repeatagain Je te confirme https://twitter.com/infestedgrunt/status/1116036888559783937?s=21
Great... Except their podcast app has sucked hard for years... https://twitter.com/verge/status/1116013359365804045
In the meantime, please accept my deepest and most sincere apologies because I'm sure in some way this entirely my fault! 😂😂😂😂😭😭 https://twitter.com/urssaf/status/1116006196568297472
So I have filled them out again by hand and put them in the post again along with another RIB to reconfirm all the information you already have. So, fingers crossed! https://twitter.com/urssaf/status/1116006196568297472
This message was in the form of a PDF which I downloaded and printed out. It was a copy of a letter I had previously responded to asking in January if I wanted my credit reimbursed. I sent that letter in with a RIB, but apparently they were lost... https://twitter.com/urssaf/status/1116006196568297472
Thanks, but after 2 hours calling and waiting and talking with "client service", I found an old Microsoft Surface and managed to charge it and download the old browser so I could access the functions on your "website" so I could read the message you sent... https://twitter.com/urssaf/status/1116006196568297472
Welcome to the startup nation... https://twitter.com/obrien/status/1115970946605756416
Me calling @urssaf : I can't ever get any functions on your website to work. Can you help me? URSSAF: It only works with one browser: Microsoft Explorer. Me: Um, are you sure? I think Microsoft stopped updating that a few years ago? Also, I have a Mac. URSSAF: ... Me: ...
But mostly @joshdzieza spent 10 days driving around Wisconsin unable to find any evidence of Foxconn doing anything at all. https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18296793/foxconn-wisconsin-location-factory-innovation-centers-technology-hub-no-news
My favorite part of this story is Foxconn getting caught showing “renderings” for the site that were actually just photos of a park in England https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18296793/foxconn-wisconsin-location-factory-innovation-centers-technology-hub-no-news
 
All exactly 100% predictable right from the start. How are there this many suckers working in economic development around the country?
This has been bothering me all week. ‘Data ARE the New Sex’ surely? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/style/cosmopolitan-magazine-jessica-pels.html
Hate Your Internet Provider? Look to Space: Facebook, Amazon and others are aiming to blanket low-earth orbit with satellites to deliver fast online access anywhere, at anytime, for anyone. It’s the commoditization of space https://www.wsj.com/articles/hate-your-internet-provider-look-to-space-11554897532
 
Great, all tech giants whose names are synonymous with GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE. Rock on.
France, we need to talk...
7 Things to do in Oulu Finland During the Frozen Springtime https://weblogtheworld.com/formats/photos/oulu-finland-spring#.XKzPzeuRPG4.twitter via @WeBlogtheWorld
As a journalist, I appreciate living in a city where "Woman finds lost wedding ring" is a front page story.
 
 
 
 
 
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