Must Cats Die So Birds Can Live? New York Magazine
Turkish police disperse protesters in Gezi Park after PM’s ultimatum Sunday’s Zaman (see also “taksim“; pics; RT live blog; Al Jazeera live blog).
Sex as a police punishment Hurriyet Daily News (blog). Not “sex.”
World exclusive: Iran will send 4,000 troops to aid Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria Robert Fisk, Independent
Spanish austerity cuts put lives at risk, study finds Reuters. That’s not a bug. It’s a feature.
Dumb and Dumber Tax Hikes in Italy; Grand Coalition Splintering; Another Italy Convulsion Coming Up Global Economic Analysis (cf. Made in Italy).
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
NSA admits listening to U.S. phone calls without warrants CNet. “[S]ecretly interpreted federal surveillance law”. “The disclosure appears to confirm some of the allegations made by Edward Snowden.”
Source: Obama Considering Releasing NSA Court Order NPR. Visionary minimalism
PRISM: The Difference between Orders and Directives emptywheel (commentary on
this AP story).
The Real War on Reality Opinionater, Times
NSA Architecture of Oppression cryptome
The left turns compliant on violating civil liberties Dana Milbank, WaPo
For Snowden, a Life of Ambition, Despite the Drifting Times. I’d sure like to have “drifted” my way to a six-figure job in Hawaii. Just saying. Oh, and “hundreds” of documents. Pass the popcorn. (But why not just release them all?)
Introducing Project Loon: Balloon-powered Internet access Google Official Blog
Why real wages are falling Stumbling and Mumbling. “You cannot understand economics without understanding power.” Truer words.
From the comments — on dynamism Marginal Revolution
Are Long-Term Unemployed Taking Refuge in Disability? Online WSJ. No.
Chicago schools facing cuts under new funding system WBEZ. Less for public, more for charters.
The lost city The Age. Mahendraparvata.
Guest post, The Vortex: A Cookie Swapping Game for Anti-Surveillance mathbabe. #SafeData!
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