Independent. Resilc: “Could get the nomination of either party….”
Guardian (Chuck L)
Financial Times. Even though he was only an OK President, he has been an exemplary former President.
MIT Technology Review (furzy mouse). As I’ve said for some time, Bitcoin = prosecution futures.
New York Times
BBC (furzy mouse)
China Currency Whackage
South China Morning Post
Sydney Morning Herald (EM)
Ambrose Evans-Prithard, Telegraph
Wall Street Journal (margarita). Subhead: “Beijing’s currency move draws rebuke from lawmakers, threatens to impede Obama’s Pacific trade effort.”
The Nation (furzy mouse)
Hong Kong Free Press. OMG, look at the photos! And none of them are all that close in.
South China Morning Post. Lambert: “17 is the official tally….”
Jacobin (Sid S)
Wall Street Journal
Cherokee Gothic (resilc). From the article: “It would be far more accurate to say that US drug laws are killing Mexico than to say that any or everything that Mexico may be doing is hurting the US.”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
News (furzy mouse). Over the Administration’s dead body.
New York Times (Chris in Pacific). My lawyer was working with a company that had face recognition algos. This technology is overhyped. That makes it prone for abuse, which is almost certainly a feature, not a bug.
[email protected]:~# (Lauren Weinstein). Chuck L: “As Weinstein notes, if this is correct Windows 10 is a security disaster. ‘ . this is an OS-level keylogger, all the data you’re trying to transmit securely is now sitting on some MS server. This includes passwords and encrypted chats. This also includes the on-screen keyboard, so there is no way to authenticate to a website without MS also getting your password.’ Audio and video input is also captured and sent to MS servers.” Weinstein stressed that, “the item was passed along to me by an A-class correspondent, but the underlying source is significantly less well graded.”
Glenn Greenwald, Intercept. Important.
Slate Resilc: “He makes his brother look smart, and that’s hard to do.”
Alternet. I try to not to look for sexism (I find it to be disempowering) but Trump wears it like a badge: “”The way he [Sanders] was taken away by two young women..” In other words, Sanders was weak (Trump’s word) because women got the best of him. Trump, by contrast, advocated fighting with them physically: “That would never happen with me. I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself or other people will, but that was a disgrace.”
CNN (furzy mouse)
New York Times (Ryan R)
Police State Watch
San Jose Mercury News (EM)
Bill Black (resilc)
Yves Smith, Bloomberg. In case you missed it.
MIT Technology Review (vlade)
New York Times. The claim: “If companies had to publish the difference in wages between men and women, the disparities for identical work would shock people into action.” I wish that were so, but the more likely result is better rationalizations. But it sure can’t hurt and would probably have some impact.
New York Times
Intercept (vidimi). Today’s must read.
Antidote du jour. @GeorgeMonbiot via Richard Smith: