If you really want to break down the problems in the current political era, you have to start with the idea that no one knows what's going on. We're all getting plenty of news, but almost all of it filtered through the miasma of bullshit the professionals call analysis. This term is used to launder opinion in a . . .
Consequence Of Sound - In what shouldn't surprise anyone streaming music's explosion hasn't translated well for the artists. While they have increased their share to 12% of the revenue from 7% during the CD era, the number of people between listeners and the artists are still keeping most of the money. While digital music has . . .
Motherboard - So you have to take this whole story with a grain of salt considering internal authorities have contradicted the original story, stating the explosion was a gas tank exploding nearby. However, the idea of drones moving from a weapon that only a large first world nation has to something that will be a part of every conflict . . .
WIRED - With the number of high profile pushbacks against government contracts, especially those law enforcement and military related, at both Google and Microsoft ethical statements were inevitable. Ethical OS appears to be the first such statement, addressing everything from privacy to game addiction. You can read the entire set of . . .
Monday Note - The fact that this article closes with the idea that EU's failure to regulate Facebook is at the center of the problem betrays the short-sighted way we are approaching this problem. Moving the burden of determining the "accuracy" of news sources to a corporation is an inadequate solution, but not as terrible as . . .