Noted deaf composer admits his music was ghostwritten Japan Times (YY)
Why bitcoin won’t disrupt digital transactions Felix Salmon
Bitcoin Plunges As Major Exchange Mt. Gox Halts All Withdrawals Business Insider
Slashdot revolt! This is actually funny. In case you’ve missed it, major tech site Slashdot has put up a world class terrible redesign as a beta and readers are up in arms. Per bob: “Every single post is being top posted by people that hate the new site”: see this as an example. You can read about the proposed week-long boycott of Slashdot at http://slashcott.com/ (amusing) and the site meisters’ response (not). And I don’t buy this “only 25% of non-signed in users are redirected” blather. I’ve gotten the horrorshow 100% of the time.
Hong Kong evacuates residents after WWII bomb found Agence France-Presse
German court refers ECB bond buying to ECJ Financial Times
Emerging Markets Meltdown Meets Taper Tantrum
How Fragile are Emerging Markets? Project Syndicate
Investors Arm for Tremors Wall Street Journal
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
emptywheel and First Look Media: Beginnings and Continuity Marcy Wheeler. Congrats!
Jails Enroll Inmates in Obamacare to Pass Hospital Costs to U.S. Bloomberg. Jim Haygood: “Obamacare as punishment.”
Taming of Tea Party bodes ill for Obama Financial Times
Boehner Doubts Immigration Bill Will Pass in 2014 New York Times
Profiting from Probation Human Rights Watch (savedbyirony)
Police Officers Who Shot at Two Innocent Women 103 Times Won’t Be Fired Atlantic (fresno dan). No mention of race, but given the hunt for Dorner, I assume they were guilty of driving while black.
Police officer caught on camera handcuffing a FIREFIGHTER as he was rescuing victims of a rollover crash on the side of a busy highway Daily Mail. More policing, California-style
Matt Stoller is tearing up Tumblr Cathy O’Neil. FYI.
Apple spends $14bn on buybacks Financial Times
Why Walmart is getting too expensive for the middle class Yahoo. Notice not just that the middle class is shrinking, but that it is also being redefined downward.
Let Them Eat Symbols: Obama’s Plan for the Long-Term Unemployed Black Agenda Report
Private construction payrolls continue to show resilience Walter Kurtz. Just to remind you that some people are still getting work.
An Open Letter to Sam Zell: Why Your Statements are Delusional and Dangerous A Lightning War for Liberty (rich)
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