Camera rescued after two years lost at sea BBC (Robert M)
States that are passing laws to govern “smart contracts” have no idea what they’re doing MIT Technology Review (David L)
Political arguments inside Google have gotten so bad that 100 employees formed a group to stop cyberbullying Business Insider (David L)
Stress May Not Only Affect The Brains Of The Stressed Psychology Today (David L)
We now have the first clear evidence cell phone radiation can cause cancer in rats MIT Technology Review
North Korea: Why Kim came in from the cold Financial Times
New Cold War
Russian Embassy in UK files official explanation demand after Aeroflot plane search RT (Kevin W). They should figure out how to arm the planes with tear gas canisters going forward….
They want Corbyn dead! He is an obstacle to War. Defend Democracy. Not an exaggeration.
Israel assasinates Palestinians Defend Democracy
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Under Armour says 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts breached Reuters. EM: “MyFitnessPal sold my data to identity thieves and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!”
Trump: U.S. A “Third-World Country” In Many Cases, “It’s An Embarrassment” RealClearPolitics. UserFriendly: “Wow, out stumping already.” Moi: Would be nice if he had a real plan, as opposed to private-equity-enriching smoke and mirrors.
Big American Money, Not Russia, Put Trump in the White House: Reflections on a Recent Report Counterpunch. Tom Ferguson’s study is the lead story.
Walmart in Talks to Strengthen Ties to Health Insurer Humana New York Times (Kevin W). “Ties” is a word that should be abolished from journalism.
Texas woman gets five years prison for illegal voting Fort Worth Star-Telegram (UserFriendly)
Drugs, lies, bribery exposed in Virginia’s transportation agency fredericksburg.com. JTM: “A reminder that corruption never sleeps… unless it’s with a sex worker or subordinate…”
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Ex-Kirkland Partner Robert Khuzami Banked $11M Partnership Share Law.com. Adrien F: “Revolting.” For those of you who followed the crisis, Khuzami refused to pursue CDO related abuses, no doubt because any hard look would go back to patient zero, Greg Lippmann of Deutsche Bank, where Khuzami had been General Counsel of the Americas from 2004 to 2009.
Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Bruce Schneier
Should Tech Companies Be More Tightly Regulated? Project Syndicate (David L)
Does Foreign Direct Investment Generate Economic Growth? A New Empirical Approach Applied to Spain: Economic Geography: Vol 0, No 0 (UserFriendly). Important.
Kentucky teachers to skip work after lawmakers’ ‘bait and switch’ on pension reform CNN. Paul R also points out this reddit thread.
McVey: Teenagers should take on Saturday jobs to prepare them for world of work Belfast Telegraph (Kevin W). Ahem, most teenagers who aren’t from families of means do wind up doing part-time work in their teens, either to help the family or to earn pocket money. And the assumption is that the fall in #s of working kids is due to lack of application, as opposed maybe to lack of steady work.
Amazon employees start their day by answering a simple question about work CNBC. Kevin W: “Oh god! They start on you before you even have time to get your first cup of coffee.”
Evidence is mounting that Amazon’s HQ2 will land in ‘the bull’s-eye of America’s internet’ Business Insider. A reader predicted earlier that the HQ would be in DC. Please stand up and take credit in comments.
Capital-is-Me: Conditioned to Cheer for the Rich as We Despair in Economic Anxiety Ghion Journal (UserFriendly)
Mount Holyoke Women’s College Orders Professors Not To Call Students “Women” Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)
Antidote du jour. Timotheus: “All over Latin America, Semana Santa is occasion for a total shut-down of pretty much all activity. So I thought perhaps this animal friend might be a good antidote for one of the upcoming weekend days.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here