Gollum is a pretty vulnerable guy the electron and the bit (furzy mouse)
2014 in Computing: Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence MIT Technology Review (David L)
Fingerprint ‘cloned from photos’ BBC (David L). Not sure I believe this since there are people whose fingerprints are so shallow that standard ink fingerprints aren’t usable for legal registration purposes. This pol may conversely have atypically dep fingerprintes that are unusually legible. But anything that throws sand in the gears of biometric IDs is all for the good.
FDA approves Roche Ebola test for emergency use Reuters (EM)
News from Europe continues to deteriorate Bill Mitchell
Fears for fresh Greek crisis after poll called Financial Times
Greek Patience With Austerity Nears Its Limit New York Times
Various scenarios for the national elections in Greece failed evolution
The Ruble Is Crashing Business Insider
Obama touts ‘strategic patience’ against Putin Financial Times. Premature to be taking a victory lap.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Berlin is secretly feeding the U.S. data on Germans Washington Post
Leaked CIA Documents Bruce Schneier
Feds Investigate New York Assembly Speaker Over Outside Pay Gawker. OMG, going after Sheldon Silver?!?
New York GOP Rep. Michael Grimm set to resign from office after meeting with Boehner: Report International Business Times
NYPD Soft Coup
Police Respect Squandered in Attacks on de Blasio New York Times. The Grey Lady finally clears her throat.
N.Y.P.D. Officers Earn Disrespect – Except One Of Them Moon of Alabama
Head of New York City Police Union Notoriously Hostile to Reform BrandonJ, Firedoglake
Sanders names ‘deficit owl’ his chief economist Washington Examiner
SEC Spares UBS a Worse Fate Barrons
Investors Struggle to Get Into Private Equity Funds Wall Street Journal
Court Filing Illuminates Morgan Stanley Role in Lending New York Times
Five Reasons for Slow Growth Project Syndicate (David L). Notice #4 is basically corruption, but his remedies don’t address that.
Homeless Numbers Up In De Blasio’s First Year WNYC. Buries the lede. The current level is a record.
Forgive the debt or earn the wrath of its victims Financial Times (David L)
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