T-Mobile deceived customers with “false ring tones” on failed phone calls ars technica. Brian C:
I don’t think T-Mobile is the only culprit of this deception. I live in a rural Verizon 3 -bar signal area, and I sometimes hear the outbound ring stutter or change timbre while ringing. I also get reports that “the phone only rang once” when it rang 8-10 times on my end (often without picking up on voicemail) before I hung up.
Managing Our Hub Economy Harvard Business Review (David L)
Demand for Batteries Is Shrinking, Yet Prices Keep On Going and Going…Up Wall Street Journal
Men willing to punish more than women to get ahead PhysOrg. This is news? But the sample size is too small for this result to be given much credence.
The debate on euro-area reform Bruegel
This story is absolutely insane. At first glance, you think "well done, Companies House, at last they're getting serious about the epidemic of fraud enabled by the misuse of British corporations". https://t.co/HSjMDawuyl pic.twitter.com/FiQ1VMkKbv
— Oliver Bullough (@OliverBullough) April 15, 2018
EU Withdrawal Bill: amendments and debates Institute for Government
Government lawyers to challenge Sturgeon’s Brexit Bill Herald Scotland
New Cold War
Russia targeting millions of web users, say US and UK Financial Times
U.S. Seeks Arab Force and Funding for Syria Wall Street Journal. Magical thinking.
Syria – Pentagon Hides Attack Failure – 70+ Cruise Missiles Shot Down Moon of Alabama (Darius)
How far will Trump go in Syria? Asia Times
Syria: Another Pipeline War Ecowatch (Glenn F). From 2016, sadly still germane
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Google to add extra Gmail security… by building a walled garden The Register (Kevin W)
[gasp]”‘Russian government-backed hackers had infected computer routers around the world.”
Learning from the Best in the Business: CIA and NSA:
Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers,Guardian, May 12, 2014
WikiLeaks Reveals How the CIA Could Hack Your Router Wired, June 15, 2017
How Not to Remove a President New Republic
Flipping Script, Dems Attack GOP on Fiscal Responsibility RealClearPolitics
Did I wake up in an alternative reality?
— Nomiki Konst ??? (@NomikiKonst) April 16, 2018
Exclusive: Photos Show Aftermath of Lethal South Carolina Prison Brawl that Left Seven Dead Prison Legal News. Warning: graphic images.
Mark Zuckerberg cannot control his own creation Financial Times. Way too kind to Zuckerberg.
Why New York City Stopped Building Subways CityLab (Kevin W)
What Does A Billionaire’s Bucket List Look Like? SafeHaven. This list is way too downscale. A $30,000 cruise??? That’s what a garden variety 10 to 14 day cruise on an upscale line like Regent costs, and more than that if you fly first class to meet the ship, as opposed to business class. SilverSea I believe is even more. And what billionaire would go on a cruise with mere mortals? They’d charter a boat and crew and have meals catered in.
Pay Your Interns, Corporate America Bloomberg
Tesla says its factory is safer. But it left injuries off the books Revealnews (Kevin W)
Tesla Idling Model 3 Shows Musk Unable to Make On-the-Fly Fixes Bloomberg (Kevin W)
Prosecutors Invoke Union Membership To Criminalize #J20 Protesters Shadowproof (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour. From MGL, part of a beautiful series in the Anchorage Daily News on some foxes that are photo or more accurately human tolerant.
And a bonus:
Puppies r one week old this day. pic.twitter.com/vqZHRPTidi
— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) April 15, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.