The LAPD has just released a new Orwellian commercial for iWatch, a program that encourages residents to spy on each other and report any “suspicious behavior” (whatever that means) to the authorities, who we’re assured will sort everything out.
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From the NYT Media Decoder Blog:
The New York Times plans to eliminate 100 newsroom jobs — about 8 percent of the total — by year’s end, offering buyouts to union and non-union employees, and resorting to layoffs if it cannot get enough people to leave voluntarily, the paper announced on Monday.
Finland has decided that everyone should have a 1Mb internet connection, and they are eventually shooting for 100Mb for everyone. They join Estonia, France and Greece in acknowledging the internet as a right.
“The financial system nearly collapsed,” he said, “because smart guys had started working on Wall Street.”
TED Fellow and journalist Evgeny Morozov punctures what he calls “iPod liberalism” — the assumption that tech innovation always promotes freedom, democracy — with chilling examples of ways the Internet helps oppressive regimes stifle dissent.
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An article from today’s WSJ on the UN meeting on Climate Change.
“The world’s two largest greenhouse-gas emitters called for new action to curb emissions linked to climate change, but they didn’t make any concrete new commitments themselves.”
How some of the major spending in the stimulus legislation will be shared among the states