Workers of the World, Faint! New York Times. So if we were all good Shintoists/animists, we wouldn’t need unions? We need craazyman to parse this one.
What Scientific Idea is Ready for Retirement? Edge. Nassim Nicholas Taleb nominates standard deviation.
Cyber criminals hack a REFRIGERATOR: Will the ‘Internet of Things’ create a new bot army for the spammers? Daily Mail (Lee). I have never understood why anyone would want devices that talk to each other..and now hackers too.
A Sneaky Path Into Customers’ Wallets New York Times
Energy is gradually decoupling from economic growth FT Alphaville. Contrary to our guest post yesterday.
Hiroo Onoda Dead: Last Japanese WWII Soldier To Come Out Of Hiding Dies At 91 Huffington Post (Carol B)
Suthep says govt behind blast Bangkok Post (furzy mouse)
Copyright And Protest: How Copyright Is Getting In The Way Of Thai Protests Techdirt (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Obama NSA Reforms Are “A Bouquet of Roses” to the Intelligence Agencies Real News Network
Today I (Bruce Schneier) Briefed Congress on the NSA Sic Semper Tyrannis
Bill Maher and Glenn Greenwald clash over ‘totally batsh*t’ Edward Snowden Raw Story (furzy mouse)
A conservative case for universal coverage Washington Examiner (Lambert)
Subpoenas hit Christie aides, office Politico
Dianne Feinstein spots drone inches from face Politico (Chuck L)
West Virginia water relief trucks filled with contaminated water Daily Kos (Carol B)
Serial house flipper sentenced to live on former property WKYC (Susan M)
Low cost LGBT Housing opens in Philly’s Historic Gayborhood Philly (Paul Tioxon). For seniors, and a possible model for affordable housing.
Citi and HSBC drawn deeper into forex probe Financial Times
Consumer Confidence Takes an Unexpected Tumble Business Insider
McDonald’s Can Afford to Pay More Bloomberg
David Brooks Is Wrong About Inequality Business Insider. As if this case should be different than the rest of the time? Actually, take that back: David Brooks’s Worst Column Ever Bob Kuttner, American Prospect
WEF: income gap ‘is biggest threat’ Guardian