Be Suspicious of the New Harper Lee Novel Jezebel (Carol B)
AI Software That Could Score You the Perfect Job Wired (David L)
Holding Data Hostage: The Perfect Internet Crime? MIT Technoloogy Reveiw (furzy mouse)
Essential Oils Might Be the New Antibiotics Atlantic (furzy mouse)
Debt mountains spark fears of another crisis Financial Times. McKinsey goes full on neoliberal, failing to distinguish between government and private debt, and currency issuers versus users.
Did China just join the global currency wars? China Spectator
Grexit, Draghi as Godfather Special Edition
ECB raises heat on Athens with curb on cash for banks Financial Times
ECB Shuts Off Direct Funds to Greece Bloomberg
Startling revelations: IS operative confesses to getting funds via US Expres Tribune. Nikki: “Wait, the Americans are funding IS while also, elsewhere, fighting them? Even Kafka couldn’t have written this novel.”
US citizen wounded in Saudi Arabia car shooting BBC (furzy mouse)
US officials: 9/11 plotter’s claims Saudi royals aided al-Qaida ‘inconceivable’ Guardian (furzy mouse)
Al-Qaeda, Saudi Arabia and Israel Consortiumnews (Chuck L)
Daech brûle 2.000 livres et manuscrits et détruit des œuvres datant de plus de 7.000 ans FranceTVinfo (Nikki). :-(
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Germany’s Spies Store 11 Billion Pieces Of Phone Metadata A Year — And Pass On 6 Billion To The NSA Techdirt. And remember, Germany is not one of the Five Eyes.
Where the internet lives: the artist who snooped on Google’s data farm Guardian (furzy mouse)
What the Corporate Media Aren’t Telling You About the TPP Truthout (furzy mouse)
When Company Is Fined, Taxpayers Often Share Bill New York Times. Not new news, but worth a reminder.
Walker proposes changing Wisconsin Idea — then backs away Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (Jody K)
Suit: Man held 20 hours after asking to file TSA complaint Twin Cities (Chuck L)
A Long Time Before We See $100 Again Says BP Chief OilPrice. You have to love the contrast of bullish v. bearish stories from the same news source, and the bearish one is from the big corporate CEO, who you’d expect to sell hopium to goose his stock.
The capital markets versus the more adventurous drillers John Dizard, Financial Times (Scott). Dizard called this dynamic early.
Big oil is not the biggest victim of cheap crude John Gapper, Financial Times (Scott)
Investors Are Fleeing The Largest ETF Near Its High Dana Lyons (furzy mouse)
Another economic crash is coming. How did this happen? Guardian (Fran S)
CME Group to close most futures trading pits Yahoo (furzy mouse). An end of an era.
Wall Street Pays Bankers to Work in Government And It Doesn’t Want Anyone to Know Dave Dayen, New Republic
As Night Closes In Archdruid (Chuck L)
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse):
And a bonus video, a tennis-mad Golden Retriever (hat tip Scott)