Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles Guardian
The iPhone changed our lives. Now Apple needs to tackle addiction Wired
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.
New Study Shows Young People in Polluted Cities Are at Greater Risk for Alzheimer’s Alternet
Men willing to punish more than women to get ahead PhysOrg
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..com/FiQ1VMkKbv
— Oliver Bullough (@OliverBullough) April 15, 2018
Theresa May set for a series of damaging defeats on the flagship Brexit bill in the House of Lords with peers set to back keeping UK in the EU customs union The Sun
EU Withdrawal Bill: amendments and debates Institute for Government
Brexit legislation caught in parliamentary logjam Guardian
Government lawyers to challenge Sturgeon’s Brexit Bill Herald Scotland
Irish Warn June Brexit Progress Needed to Seal October Accord Bloomberg
British Pound Soars To Highest Level Since Brexit SafeHaven
New Cold War
Trump Scraps New Sanctions Against Russia, Overruling Advisers New York Times
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)
The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack Independent (YY)
First Western Journalist In Syrian Hospital Which Treated “Chemical Weapons” Victims Explains What REALLY Happened George Washington
How far will Trump go in Syria? Asia Times
Syria air strikes: Russia denies tampering with suspected chemical attack site BBC
Syria: Another Pipeline War Ecowatch (Glenn F). From 2016, sadly still germane
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
France builds WhatsApp rival due to surveillance risk Reuters
Google to add extra Gmail security… by building a walled garden The Register (Kevin W)
U.S., UK accuse Russian government-backed hackers in global cyber campaign Reuters. Bill B:
[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
White House lashes out at Comey after explosive interview The Hill
Fox News’s Sean Hannity Shares a Lawyer With the President He Defends on TV Bloomberg
Trump Tax Plan: 80 Percent of Economic Gains Will End Up Going to Foreigners in 2028, Democratic Senator Says Newsweek (UserFriendly)
Trump order targets wide swath of public assistance programs The Hill
Recruits in ‘Bureaucratic Limbo’ with Citizenship Program Suspended Military.com
How Not to Remove a President New Republic
Clinton allies seethe with rage at Comey The Hill
Flipping Script, Dems Attack GOP on Fiscal Responsibility RealClearPolitics
Did I wake up in an alternative reality?
[email protected] releases her response to @NYGovCuomo’s claim that he’s “lock step with @BernieSanders” by showing his own words and record. pic..com/bBIk1PX5rS
— 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)
Optimism of Manufacturers “Plunged” the Most Ever: NY Fed Wolf Richter
February 2018 JOLTS report: positive trend revised away Angry Bear
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
Oklahoma struggle continues as calls for teacher strikes spread across US WSWS
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..com/vqZHRPTidi
— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) April 15, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.