New York Times

Facebook Exposed - "You" Are The Product

"Google in my experience knows that there are ambiguities, moral doubts, around some of what they do, and at least they try to think about it. Facebook just doesn’t care. When you’re in a room with them you can tell. They’re’ – he took a moment to find the right word – ‘scuzzy’."

"Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn't Like - I Know Because It Happened To Me"

"A New York Times story this week was unsettling: a major think tank was getting rid of one of its scholars because he was 'imperiling the institution' after he and his group had repeatedly criticized Google... the underlying premise felt familiar to me: Six years ago, I was pressured to unpublish a critical piece about Google’s monopolistic practices after the company got upset about it. In my case, the post stayed unpublished..."

Come Melania's-Heels-Or-High-Water, 'Stupid News' Rules The Media

Given the biblical proportions of Harvey's deluge, one would think that journalists would be hard-pressed to choose among an over-abundance of gripping and newsworthy stories. Sure enough, two pillars of the journalistic establishment - NYT and WaPo - have both identified one such story: the height of Melania Trump’s heels.

Frontrunning: August 30

  • Harvey Forces Thousands to Seek Shelter (WSJ)
  • Damage From Harvey Rising by the Hour Amid ‘Apocalyptic’ Flooding (BBG)
  • Houston’s Economic Heft Gives City Means to Recover From Harvey (WSJ)
  • Why Trump Didn’t Tweet About Latest North Korea Missile Launch (BBG)
  • Stocks Rebound as Korean Fears Abate; Gold Steady: Markets Wrap (BBG)

Why Google Made The NSA

"The origins trace back to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites...The results have been catastrophic: NSA mass surveillance, a permanent state of global war, and a new initiative to transform the US military into Skynet."

Trump Jr. Agrees To Closed Interview With Senate Judiciary Committee

"President Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has agreed to sit down for a transcribed interview with the Senate judiciary committee, as investigators continue to dig into his attendance at a 2016 meeting where he was promised Russian dirt on the Clinton campaign."

How The CIA Made Google

Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet...

Capitalism - A New Idea

"Today, we’re continually reminded that we live under a capitalist system and that it hasn’t worked... This is what we repeatedly hear from left-leaning people who use this assumption to argue that capitalism should give way to socialism. In this, however, they are decidedly wrong..."