Digital de-ageing: from The Irishman’s Robert De Niro to Samuel L Jackson in Captain Marvel, how the tech is reaching new levels SCMP. I watched The Irishman on Netflix recently, and can recommend it. But it was disconcerting to watch a blue-eyed Robert DeNiro.
There’s been a huge spike in one of the world’s most potent greenhouse gases MIT Technology Review (UserFriendly)
Netflix, Iran and the Documentary as Geopolitical Weapon FAIR (UserFriendly)
Report: Bezos phone uploaded GBs of personal data after getting Saudi prince’s WhatsApp message Ars Technica. Not a good week for Jeff Bezos. First the India diss, and now this. And see Bezos hack: UN to address alleged Saudi hacking of Amazon boss’s phone Guardian
Claws out! Why cats are causing chaos and controversy across Britain. Guardian I’m not a cat person – hard to be when I’m violently allergic to them. But I know many readers love cats. So I guess I’m posting this links at my peril.
Fairway planning to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, close all its stores NY Post. Sad news. As NYC supermarkets go, Fairways are great stores and I once often shopped at their Red Hook location. Occasionally, I ducked into their Upper West side outlet on the way to or from seeing my hairdresser. Especially for cheese, and own-brand olive oil. And decent fish and meat, cut and wrapped to order.Haven’t dug ideeply nto this, but I didn’t have to look hard to find a private equity villain. See Private Equity Pillage: Grocery Stores and Workers At Risk, American Prospect.
The Empire’s War On Oppositional Journalism Continues To Escalate Caitlin Johnstone (UserFriendly)
The Roots of American Demonization of Shi’a Islam Global Research (UserFriendly). Pepe Escobar
India losing friends over citizenship law Asia Times
Hillary Clinton responds to backlash: ‘I will do whatever I can to support our nominee’ The Hill She really is a piece of work!
Hilary Clinton; Nobody Likes Bernie Jonathan Turley
Sanders campaign privately urges restraint after Clinton attack Politico. Eyes on the prize, guys.
NYT’s Lukewarm, Wrong, And Ultimately Useless Endorsements American Conservative
Educated Fools; Why Democratic Leaders Still Misunderstand the Politics of Social Class New Republic (UserFriendly)
Press Watch: Why is the mainstream media so gentle with Joe Biden? Salon (UserFriendly)
Iowa is Not the Twitterverse Counterpunch
New Cold War
Again, this will be unpopular, but it’s a true observation about the Russia story: “The cloud over Trump’s presidency was the product of journalists and G-men using themselves to confirm a falsehood.” https://t.co/jxaAOGXQpx
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) 21 January 2020
Diagnosed With Dementia, She Documented Her Wishes. They Said No. Kaiser Health News
Davos billionaires are happy to let the world burn The Week (UserFriendly)
BRAVE: Airport Near Davos Is Offering ‘Green’ Fuel for Rich People’s Private Jets Motherboard. No comment.
What the GOP’s proposed climate policies would, and wouldn’t, do MIT Technology Review (UserFriendly)
Who Put Trump in the White House? Explaining the Contribution of Voting Blocs to Trump’s Victory∗ William Marble. UserFriendly: “Well worth the read.
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.