Top 10 ghost towns and modern ruins you can visit Guardian (furzy mouse)
Google developing a cancer detector BBC (David L). So Google now wants to monitor my bodily functions? I don’t think so.
The war against taxes (and the unmarried) Cathy O’Neil. Dubious use of models.
Feds set to destroy H-1B records ComputerWorld. Rick V provides some background: “The IEEE-USA is a case in point. The group has been trying for nearly two years to discover how many H-1B visa holders are male. It believes men get as many as 85% of the visas, a percentage that can help explain the lopsided male and female ratios at visa-hiring
companies such as Facebook (69% male), and Google (70% male).”
Suspicion of authority is feeding America’s Ebola panic Ed Luce, Financial Times
Another Reason Not to Trust China’s Economic Data Business Week
Unconcerned China hacks the iCloud Bangkok Post (furzy mouse)
A Blogger Backlash in Beijing Bloomberg
Rousseff Tasked With Keeping Brazil at Investment Grade Wall Street Journal
Syria: “No (U.S. supported) Field Force To Liberate Damascus” Moon of Alabama
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
White House Hit With What Appears To Be Sustained Cyberattack Huffington Post
AT&T Sued By Feds For Throttling “Unlimited” Wireless Customers Consumerist. Notice how the service agreements made class action litigation impossible.
Midterms Prediction: Billionaires to Retain Control of Government Andy Borowitz, New Yorker (RR). Um, this is supposed to be humor…
FOMC Meeting Tim Duy
The End Is Nigh for American Quantitative Easing MarketPulse
Durable Goods Decline Second Month; Key Take-Aways Michael Shedlock (furzy mouse)
QRM’s Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform Adam Levitin, Credit Slips
African migrants look down on white-clad golfers in viral photo Guardian (furzy mouse)
Digital divide exacerbates US inequality Financial Times. We wrote about limited internet access in the US in the context of Obamacare, that the design assumed people could shop online.
Antidote du jour (hat tip Doug S):