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Life and Death in Apple’s Forbidden City

June 18th, 2017

In other news, Taiwan’s Foxconn, Assembler of iPhones, Considering Wisconsin Plant. Via: Guardian: In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves. Research Credit: EG

Booz Allen Hamilton: Federal Civil and Criminal Probe in Connection with Its Finances

June 15th, 2017

Via: NBC: Shares of Booz Allen Hamilton sank as much as 13 percent in after-hours trading after the government services firm revealed in a regulatory filing it was the subject of a federal civil and criminal probe in connection with its finances. Last year, the company derived 97 percent of its revenue from U.S. government […]

Taiwan’s Foxconn, Assembler of iPhones, Considering Wisconsin Plant

June 14th, 2017

I wonder if they’ll use the suicide prevention nets on the buildings? Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to tip your waitress. On a more serious note, my guess is that the plant will be centered around robotic manufacturing and the thousands of workers thing is being thrown out there […]

Why Jails Are Booming

June 2nd, 2017

Via: The Atlantic: A new report from the Prison Policy Initiative examines the reasons behind this explosive growth. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s not driven by crime. Crime rates nationwide have dropped over the past few decades, as have conviction rates in court. So then why do jails keep swelling? It basically comes down to two things, […]

‘About Half of All U.S. Retail Jobs Could Vanish Due to Computerization’

June 1st, 2017

Via: Kansas City Star: Consider this before you assume you can have a long or lucrative career in the retail industry: Up to half of all current jobs in the retail sector are likely to vanish because of e-commerce, automation of jobs and the closing of brick-and-mortar stores. Millions of retail jobs — as we […]

80% of Millennials Say They Want to Buy a Home—But Most Have Less Than $1,000 Saved

May 29th, 2017

Via: CNBC: Millennials aren’t buying homes in the same numbers as previous and older generations, but it’s not because they don’t want to. The vast majority of millennials do indeed aim to buy someday, or would even like to now if they could. Unfortunately, the numbers don’t look good. New data from Apartment List shows […]

How Facebook’s Tentacles Reach Further Than You Think

May 26th, 2017

Via: BBC: Facebook’s collection of data makes it one of the most influential organisations in the world. Share Lab wanted to look “under the bonnet” at the tech giant’s algorithms and connections to better understand the social structure and power relations within the company. … “If Facebook were a country, it would be bigger than […]

Cyborgs at Work: Employees Getting Implanted with Microchips

April 3rd, 2017

Like many of you out there, I first heard about this technology in the 1990s. Decades later, a passive microchip implant seems like a practically innocuous fairy tale compared to the privacy hell that has metastasized all around us. In terms of technologies of political control, think of a chip implant as something like a […]

Man Survived Alone in the Wilderness of Maine for 27 Years by Stealing from Lakeside Cabins

March 15th, 2017

How did this go on for so long? I don’t accept that Knight’s experience with alarm installation explains it. I wonder if the situation became like placing a saucer of milk outside for a stray cat? Did people like the idea of this guy living out there without a job or other commitments so much […]

FBI Undercover Stings Foil Terrorist Plots — That It Creates

March 12th, 2017

Via: Kansas City Star: Announcements of foiled terrorist plots make for lurid reading. Schemes to carry out a Presidents Day jihadist attack on a train station in Kansas City. Bomb a Sept. 11 memorial event. Blow up a 1,000-pound bomb at Fort Riley. Detonate a weapon of mass destruction at a Wichita airport — the […]

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