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Audits Show Lax Oversight by Wisconsin Agency Counting Foxconn Jobs

August 11th, 2017

From, Taiwan’s Foxconn, Assembler of iPhones, Considering Wisconsin Plant: My guess is that the plant will be centered around robotic manufacturing and the thousands of workers thing is being thrown out there for political fodder to secure corporate welfare from the state. And now… Via: Reuters: The Wisconsin agency tasked with holding Foxconn accountable for […]

Blackwater Founder Wants to Provide a “Turn Key” Mercenary Air Force for Afghanistan

August 6th, 2017

Via: The Drive: Though a debate remains over the exact reasons why, it’s increasingly widely accepted that the United States and its allies are not winning the fight against insurgents in Afghanistan at the moment. One suggestion for how to turn things around – unsurprisingly proffered up by the infamous Erik Prince and Stephen A. […]

‘Apple’s Silence in China Sets a Dangerous Precedent’

July 31st, 2017

Dangerous precedent? I think it’s more of a dangerous precedent du jour. Apple blocks apps for the Chinese regime. Yes, that’s bad. But Cisco built China’s god damned Great Firewall in the first place! In mentioning Apple’s, “Dangerous Precedent,” this New York Times article doesn’t mention Cisco at all. I’m definitely not defending Apple—their manufacturing […]

Facebook Lobbies to Prevent State Limits on Facial Recognition

July 31st, 2017

Via: The Center for Public Integrity: When Chicago resident Carlo Licata joined Facebook in 2009, he did what the 390 million other users of the world’s largest social network had already done: He posted photos of himself and friends, tagging the images with names. But what Licata, now 34, didn’t know was that every time […]

Your Banker Is Always In: Sweden Rolls Out the Robots

July 31st, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: Aida is the perfect employee: always courteous, always learning and, as she says, “always at work, 24/7, 365 days a year.” Aida, of course, is not a person but a virtual customer-service representative that SEB AB, one of Sweden’s biggest banks, is rolling out. The goal is to give the actual humans more […]

Mercenary Army to Fix Afghanistan?

July 19th, 2017

Oh sure! Via: Defense One: Here’s a crazy idea floating around Washington these days, outlandish even by today’s outlandish standards: The United States should hire a mercenary army to “fix” Afghanistan, a country where we’ve been at war since 2001, spending billions along the way. The big idea here is that they could extricate U.S. […]

U.S. Military and Intelligence Agencies Involved in Over 1,800 Movies and TV Shows

July 5th, 2017

A few of you might remember, The American Culture Bomb from just over a decade ago… Via: Medium: We have recently acquired 4,000 new pages of documents from the Pentagon and CIA through the Freedom of Information Act. For us, these documents were the final nail in the coffin. These documents for the first time […]

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 […]

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