Ministers refuse to say if they implemented 10 measures to save lives

Ministers have refused to say if they implemented 10 measures – recommended by their own civil servants – that would have made it less likely that “vulnerable” benefit claimants would lose their lives. The 10 recommendations were taken from some of the 49 heavily-redacted, secret “peer reviews” that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) finally published this week after losing a 21-month legal battle with Disability News Service (DNS). Although key parts of the peer reviews are missing DN

Daily Must Reads, January 5, 2015

1. Selfies on a stick, and the social-content challenge for the media (David Carr / New York Times) 2. Netflix cracks down on VPN and proxy “pirates” (via Torrent Freak) 3. When reporting on data remember that those who don’t count aren’t counted (Natalie Leal / Online Journalism Blog) 4. The trait all media owners need (Hint: Omidyar, Hughes & Williams don’t have it) (Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily) 5. The virtues of Vice: How punk magazine was transformed into media giant (Jane Martinson / Guardi