The problem isn't that Facebook is creepy, it's that it's creepy AND HUGE

The downside isn't that Facebook is creepy, it's that it's creepy AND HUGE

Writing in Wired, Rep David N. Cicilline [D-RI], the rating Democrat on the House Judiciary‚Äôs Antitrust Subcommittee; and Terrell McSweeny, outgoing Democratic commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission write about the actual downside with Facebook: it is a creepy, surveillant firm that is additionally actually, actually large. This is the a part of […]

World Bank recommends that countries eliminate minimum wage, dismantle wrongful dismissal rules and contractual protections for workers

World Bank recommends that international locations remove minimal wage, dismantle wrongful dismissal guidelines and contractual protections for employees

A draft of the World Bank’s annual flagship World Development Report says that its creditor-states (the poorest international locations on the planet) ought to remove their minimal wage guidelines, permit employers to fireplace employees with out trigger, and repeal legal guidelines limiting abusive employment contract phrases. The financial institution argues that that is […]

All of Puerto Rico loses power

All of Puerto Rico loses energy

1.four million folks in Puerto Rico misplaced energy yesterday in an outage that lasted for a day and left a part of the island with out energy even after service was primarily restored. A personal subcontractor working for the ability authority was blamed for the outage; in accordance with the Electric Power Authority, […]

Credit bubble a-burstin': wave of bankruptcies sweeps subprime car-lenders

Credit bubble a-burstin': wave of bankruptcies sweeps subprime car-lenders

The subprime car-lending business — charging exorbitant charges for car-loans to individuals least suited to afford them, enforced by orwellian technologies, obscuring the danger by spinning the debt into high-risk/high-yield bonds — is collapsing. The three most outstanding lenders within the subprime auto sector shut down spectacularly and abruptly by bankruptcies and fraud […]

Cyber-arms-dealer Grey Heron really, really doesn't want you to know about the connections between them and the disgraced Hacking Team

Cyber-arms-dealer Grey Heron actually, actually doesn't need you to know concerning the connections between them and the disgraced Hacking Team

When Grey Heron surfaced this month promoting anti-Signal and anti-Telegram surveillance instruments at a UK commerce present for cyber-arms-dealers, sharp-eyed journalists at Motherboard instantly observed that the corporate’s spokesman was final seen fronting for Hacking Team, a disgraced Italian cyber-arms-dealer that offered surveillance weapons to a few of the world’s cruelest dictators. […]