How Military Counterinsurgency Software Is Being Adapted To Tackle Gang Violence in Mainland USA MIT Technology Review (Lance N). The main tool looks to be guilt by association:
The software can also assess the probability that an individual may be a member of a particular gang, even if he or she has not admitted membership. That’s possible by analysing that person’s relationship to other individuals who are known gang members.
Elderly, wealthy and turned off by Twitter Financial Times
Diarmaid Ferriter: History will ask how we could be so docile in face of such betrayal Independent.ie (rich)
Eurozone faces ‘lost decade’ Telegraph
What derailed the UK recovery? Frances Coppola
WHY DID MORSI NOT ACCEPT A COMPROMISE?- Yusuf al-Misry Sic Semper Tryannis (Chuck L)
Mayhem as Two Egypts Fight for Future New York Times
Egypt: Today’s Developments Moon of Alabama
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
US sends Government an arrest warrant for Snowden Irish Times (p78)
THE NSA COMES RECRUITING Mob and Multitude (Patricia)
What Did These Idiots Think Would Happen If We Hired Contractors To Handle Spying? masaccio, Firedoglake (Carol B)
NSA leaks: UK blocks crucial espionage talks between US and Europe Guardian. This confirms suspicions that the EU would cave. A big mechanism for the faux legality of these programs is to do what amounts to reg arbitrage, to run things you can’t do via your home country’s rules through a partner in a more permissive regime.
After Ruling, States Rush to Enact Voting Laws New York Times
US bond yields soar on robust jobs growth Financial Times
Former AIG Boss Is Building a New Empire Wall Street Journal. Hang on to your wallet.
Map Of Every Sovereign Wealth Fund In The World Reveals Trusts In Our Own Backyard We Didn’t Know Existed Clusterstock (furzy mouse)
Basic Checking Account Fees At 10 Largest Banks ABC (furzy mouse)
Good News About Credit Card Debt Sales Nathalie Martin, Credit Slips. Late to this but important.
Are we having fun yet? John Lanchester on the banks’ barely believable behaviour London Review of Books (Economystic)
The Trials of Hannah Arendt CounterPunch (Carol B)
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