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You must look at #askJPM if you haven’t already. See Twitter troll swarm sends JPMorgan running Reuters and JPMorgan feels the wrath of Twitter Financial Times. But this is hardy trolling. These are legitimate questions! And looks like Twitter censors. #askJPM went from #2 in trending to vanishing. Given that JP Morgan was w co-manager on Twitter’s IPO, it’s not hard to imagine the Twitter PR department would respond favorably to special pleadings.
Virus killing dolphins, and now whales, along U.S. east coast EarthSky (furzy mouse)
The FDA, statistics and fundamentalism John Hempton
US intelligence wants to radically advance facial recognition software Network World. Well of course, they WANT to. But how easy is this? Dental work (orthodontia) will do as much to change a face as some plastic surgery. This could well become an arms race with cheap circumvention tricks (big glasses to hide your cheekbone margins, wigs to mask your natural hairline, even more comfortable versions of the Godfather orange rind trick).
China’s Speculation Problem Triple Crisis. Includes an interesting metric.
Philippines Looting: Desperate Typhoon Survivors Loot, Dig Up Water Pipes Huffington Post (Carol B)
JPMorgan Chase’s Fruitful Ties to a Member of China’s Elite New York Times. While we are asking JPM…
Think Weaker Yen Means Cheaper Exports? Think Again WSJ Economics Blog
Japanese growth halved in third quarter Financial Times
EU Citizenship Goes On Sale, Price War Breaks Out Wolf Richter
Growth falters in Europe’s largest economies Financial Times
Mavis Batey – obituary Telegraph. A Bletchley Park codebreaker. Trust me, you need to read this.
Kerry warns against Iran sanctions Guardian
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
Cisco cites NSA backlash on sales warning Financial Times
Judge Could Torpedo NSA Surveillance Programs Monday US News & World Report
NSA Leaks Could Inspire a Global Boom in Intrusive Surveillance MIT Technology Review
WHAT’S IN YOUR METADATA? Center for Internet and Society
Democrats Threaten to Abandon Obama on Health Provision New York Times
Takeaways: Obamacare by the numbers Politico
Larry Summers: Obamacare Is Already Accomplishing More Than Expected DailyFinance. Carol B: “Like Bill Clinton urging the Great Betrayal, whore comes to mind>’
Support for Obama and Obamacare Drops Jon Walker, Firedoglake
Privatizing Lincoln’s grave David Atkins, Digby (Carol B)
Supreme Courts Considers Limiting the Right of Unions to Organize Real News Network
Progressive Sheepdogs, Democrat Sheep: Broken Promises; the Minimum Wage Bruce Dixon, Black Agenda Report (Carol B)
Airline Merger Sets Up Land Grab at Major Airports Wall Street Journal. I am bummed. American was less bad than the other airlines in some respects, and US Airways is just terrible. I gather US Airways will be running the show. So we get a giant super shitty airline. Another big lemon in a lemon market.
Flying too heavy Economist. Quelle surprise! Airlines are cheating!
BOEHNER: NO FORMAL TALKS ON IMMIGRATION BILL Associated Press
Federal Probe Questions TSA Behavior Profiling Associated Press
How McDonald’s and Wal-Mart Became Welfare Queens Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg
A Bitcoin Exchange Holding $4.1 Million For 1,000 Customers Has Simply Vanished Business Insider (furzy mouse). I said Bitcoin was prosecution futures….
Yellen to Say Economy Still Needs Fed Aid Wall Street Journal. No call for fiscal stimulus…
Dectaper Is Coming Business Insider. A minority view.
McKinsey lays out tapering blowback MacroBusiness
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