Ad tracking: Is anything being done?

.. average user’s browser may execute a dozen or more tracking scripts, each with its own associated tracking cookie, stored on the user’s computer.

This enables website publishers and ad distribution networks to record a visitor’s online activity

and then serve up “interest-based” or “behaviorally targeted” ads — customized messaging based on that activity.

via Ad tracking: Is anything being done? – Network World.

Tax is all about trust

The trouble is, the international tax system designed almost a century ago to prevent double taxation (companies being taxed at home and abroad on the same transaction) had been overtaken by modern business methods and could now be manipulated by some companies to pay low, single-digit, effective tax rates.

Profits could be shifted in and out of jurisdictions to reduce tax bills, leading to an erosion of tax bases in the process.

via Centre for Tax Policy and Administration – OECD.

OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2014

OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2014

via OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2014 | OECD READ edition.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Statistics

Guidelines for multinational enterprises – OECD.

Fighting corruption and promoting competition

.. how anti-competitive behaviour and corruption interact through the corruption of business licensing processes or other types of regulation to restrict entry.

via Competition – OECD.

IPCC and climate change risks: what would you do?

.. transformations in economic, social, technological, and political decisions and actions can enable climate-resilient pathways.

via IPCC and climate change risks: what would you do? | OECD Insights Blog.

Visualizing Which Countries People Are Trying To Get Away From, And Where They’re Going

the graphic captures the movements in and out of 196 countries over the last 20 years

via Visualizing Which Countries People Are Trying To Get Away From, And Where They're Going | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.

Stunning Photographs Show How We’re Using And Abusing The World’s Water

“I think about water every time I’m drinking it, or showering in it.”

“I’ve witnessed enough of what happens when scarcity hits.”

via Stunning Photographs Show How We're Using And Abusing The World's Water | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.

This Three-Wheeled Car Costs Just $6,800 And Goes 672 Miles On A Tank Of Gas

.. you’d have to wear a helmet even though the vehicle is enclosed.

But. “As a motorcycle, you can go in the HOV lane by yourself”

via This Three-Wheeled Car Costs Just $6,800 And Goes 672 Miles On A Tank Of Gas | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.

Do Coding Bootcamps Produce Inferior Engineers?

“Software development is a series of struggles. The machine is constantly telling you that you’re stupid.

You have to be just the right amount of egotistical to decide, ‘No, I’m going to tell you what’s what, machine.

I’m going to conquer whatever your error messages are,’”

via Do Coding Bootcamps Produce Inferior Engineers? | Co.Labs | code + community.