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The Intercept. , so it seems odd that Center for American Progress would get involved with UAE lobbying. Or not.
Slate. “[T[hese companies have become the biggest, most imposing gatekeepers in human history.” Another word for “gatekeeper” would be “Robber Baron.”
Antiwar.com (TF). Must-read.
The Hill (UserFriendly). UserFriendly: “Haven’t they suffered enough?”
Telegraph. Partially pay-walled but the lead:
Britain will refuse to tell Europe how much it is prepared to pay to settle the so-called “Brexit bill” when Brexit negotiations re-open in Brussels next week, the Telegraph can reveal, in a move that risks plunging the Brexit talks into fresh crisis.
Problems with the set:
Few problems with the set as Theresa May gives her speech! Watch behind the PM…
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight)
Nikkei Asian Review
South China Morning Posts
Perspectives on Economics and Civilization
AP (Re Silc).
Our Famously Free Press
FT. “Google could soon bundle information like a cable television company.” I can’t imagine a less attractive business model. Of course, you get better support from cable companies.
The Atlantic. “Algorithms are opinions embedded in code.” Hence, it’s evidently Google’s opinion that 4Chan is a news source, since they link to it in their “Top Stories,” in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting. Of course, Google is a ginormous monopoly, so they can do whatever they like with their platform, and if that’s their opinion, so be it. But they could at least be honest about it.
Margaret Sullivan, WaPo.
Pew Research (DG). Linked to back in April, but worth resurfacing.
AdAge (DK). And a catch from an alert reader:
Pornhub traffic fell 12% in the Washington DC area during Jeff Sessions testimony
— modest proposal (@modestproposal1)
The American Conservative
Reuters. “If you want to lose a fight, talk about it first.” – Quellcrist Falconer.
New Cold War
CNN. But not the Senate investigators, apparently.
Business Insider. For “won’t,” read “can’t.”
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WSJ. Source: “[M]ultiple people with knowledge of the matter.” If life were a LeCarré novel, that data would be chicken.
Politico. Source: “[T]hree U.S. government officials.”
Stephanie Kelton, New York Times (Furzy Mouse). First the Los Angeles Times, now the New York Times. Are WaPo, WSJ, and the FT too much to ask?
NYT (GF). An important story, lost in the noise…
The Hill (UserFriendly).
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Privacy News Online
The Register (CL). What could go wrong?
Imperial Collapse Watch
Vice. Still useful.
(PDF) Thomas Fujiwara, Humberto Laudares, and Felipe Valencia Caicedo
The Regulatory Review
Eater. Really fun, and makes you wonder if “brands” really understand their own brands.
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