I know I should write something about the $920 million London Whale fine, but I desperately need to get on a more normal sleep cycle, so that will have to wait.
Google may ditch ‘cookies’ as online ad tracker USA Today (Lambert)
Protecting the open Internet may require defunding the ITU. Here’s how to do it. Washington Post (Chuck L)
Axe comes down on climate body The Age (skippy)
Pope Says Church Is ‘Obsessed’ With Gays, Abortion and Birth Control New York Times (Lambert)
Nazi Murders – and what to do about them Yanis Varoufakis
Do Syrian Rebels Have Sarin? Consortium News (furzy mouse)
Quick Turn of Fortunes as Diplomatic Options Open Up With Syria and Iran New York Times. But what would happen if we were no longer at war with Eurasia?
Syria deal holds a lesson for Barack Obama – talk to Iran Financial Times
How to Dismantle a Chemical Bomb Foreign Affairs. Shows it’s not easy.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
Brazilian hackers confuse Nasa with NSA in revenge attack Telegraph (1 SK)
Will Eric Holder guarantee NSA reporters’ first amendment rights? Guardian. Um, we already know the answer to that question.
Two concealed carry permit holders shoot and kill each other in Michigan Daily Kos (furzy mouse)
Obama’s Fed drama James Galbraith, Los Angeles Times (Dan Kervick). A sort of weird piece, but clearly says that the big difference between Summers and Yellen is stylistic, not substantive.
My “Idiotic” Insistence on Being Fair in Criticizing Larry Summers Bill Black, New Economic Perspectives
To Taper or Not to Taper…
Fed’s Guidance Questioned as Market Misreads Signals Wall Street Journal
Further Post-Mortem Tim Duy
Stocks pause as rally stalls Financial Times. Fed euphoria was short-lived.
$104 Million To Be Given To UBS Whistleblower Joy of Tax Law (Deontos)
Homebuilder and mREIT stocks nosedive HousingWire
The Era of Cheap Gasoline is Over OilPrice
Occupy the bookshelf: #OWS turns two FT Alphaville
Antidote du jour:
And a bonus. My cat Gabriel needs to take lessons from this dog: