Quitting the Silicon Valley Swamp Pando. Fun stuff.
How to Accidentally Stop a Global Cyber Attacks MalwareTech. A digital “police procedural” detective story on “the WannaCrypt fiasco.” May give you a message about DDoS attacks when you click through. Just wait.
Skip the hysteria. What you need to know about the big ransomware attack. Fabius Maximus. It seems that not many paid.
Met Police use of Indian hackers probed by watchdog BBC (WB). WB writes: “Security services outsource to the underworld as a matter of standard operating procedure (recall how the FBI used Jeremy Hammond?). It transfers risk while also enabling plausible deniability. The ditch diggers at the bottom of the food chain often have no idea who they’re working for. Talking to false flag cut-outs who vanish into thin air. This is why attribution is so hard.”
The untold story of QF72: What happens when ‘psycho’ automation leaves pilots powerless? Sidney Morning Herald
Africa’s new slave trade Guardian. Obama, Hillary? Take a bow!
Yemen’s Disaster Jacobin
Jeremy Corbyn’s nationalisation policies are grounded in cold, hard economic sense. Europe proves it Independent (MR). ” We do have public ownership in UK rail and energy markets. It’s just that the government ownership is by foreign governments.”
The rise of the ‘Re-Leavers’ points towards a Conservative landslide FT. Good diagrams.
Blair allies plot new party to replace ‘dead horse’ Labour The Sunday Times. The subhead: “Donors are standing by…” Indeed!
‘We All Wish Macron Success’ Der Speigel. Interview with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.
Why North Rhine-Westphalia Is a National Bellwether Handelsblatt
Is Europe really a sanctuary? Le Monde Diplomatique
China is becoming hooked on the opium of the people The Spectator
Nepal finally goes to vote in local polls – first in two decades Asian Correspondent
The trouble with Aung San Suu Kyi Al Jazeera
Doctors Will Help Change Our Broken Medical System Elizabeth Rosenthal, Medium
Does Donald Trump want to be president? FOX. When you’ve lost FOX?
Trump “Could be Impeached Now” Over Comey Firing, Historian Who Predicted His Election Says Newsweek. Allan Lichtman.
WATCH LIVE: Trump delivers commencement speech at Liberty University The Hill. By coincidence, I watched this. My reading: If it’s up to Trump, he’s not going anywhere. That was the very visible subtext. (He also stuck to the teleprompter or, more precisely, if he was ad libbing, I didn’t detect it.)
If Liberals Hate Him, Then Trump Must Be Doing Something Right Charles Sykes, NYT. Epater les liberals is not a new thing, despite the writer’s nostalgia for “principled conservatism.”
Where Health Care Won’t Go Harpers
The painful truth about teeth WaPo. Teeth as a class marker. Good for WaPo.
Why Are Economists Giving Piketty the Cold Shoulder? Boston Review
Lucy Kellaway: Compared with the girls I met at Oxford, I felt like Johnny Rotten FT (J-LS). I wish that people who feel like that should stay at the FT, not go, but alas.
Winners and Losers of the Recent Nuclear Holocaust McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Watch Renée Fleming Take Her Final Bow in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ NYT. “What fate decrees must come, Mignon…..”
Nature Does Not Grade On A Curve Ian Welsh (MR).
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