Government Admits It Was Only Behind Destruction Of North Tower Onion (David L)
Never Buy a Phone Again Wired. But who wants to carry a tablet around all the time?
Uber faces Beijing crackdown Financial Times
Verizon warns enterprise cloud users of 48-hour shutdown Computerworld. Lambert: “And they want to own the Internet…”
Nvidia Demos a Car Computer Trained with “Deep Learning” MIT Technology Review (David L)
23andMe’s New Formula: Patient Consent = $ MIT Technology Review (David L)
Rising Dollar Presses Asian Borrowers Wall Street Journal. More proof of the value of currency controls.
Expect No Easing of ‘Chinese Whirlwind’ Wall Street Journal
Deflation is a rising threat for markets Financial Times (Scott)
The Pentagon is deceiving itself again about IS Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
US regulator warns tech groups on privacy Financial Times
Bernie Sanders’ Brutal Letter On Obama’s Trade Pact Foreshadows 2016 Democratic Clash Zach Carter, Huffington Post
New GOP Congress Fires Shot At Social Security On Day One Talking Points Memo (TF)
More immigrants could mean slightly lower wages in blue-collar jobs Washington Post. Ya think?
A preview of the trial of ex-CIA officer Jeffery Sterling, accused source of journalist James Risen Freedom of the Press Foundation (Steve L)
Virginia ex-governor gets two years in prison for corruption Reuters. EM: “Check out the 3-ring “circus of character witnesses” circus the court allowed this guy to put on in order to justify a light sentence.”
Christie Faces Scrutiny Over Gifts From Cowboys Owner Wall Street Journal. David Sirota broke this story.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Oil plummets, but don’t expect lower fares soon Sydney Morning Herald (EM)
You Can’t Make a Living: Digital Media, the End of TV’s Golden Age, and the Death Scene of the American Playwright Alena Smith LA Review of Books
Antidote du jour (Kevin H):
And a bonus video! The first snow day for panda cuba Bao Bao at Smithsonian’s National Zoo (Lambert):