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Tuesday links

Ten-year-old unlocks his mom’s iPhoneX by facial recognition — without even trying. Hahaha. From Reason: Detroit cops posing as drug dealers get into a brawl with Detroit cops posing as drug buyers. It’s here as we predicted: the first drug with ingestion tracking. Also from Reason, J.D. Tuccille asks whether it’s occurred to anyone that tighter gun laws with stricter enforcement are likely to leave libertarians as the best armed people around. (But wait; aren’t we already?) Locating lost cities of the ancient world by analyzing records of their commerce. South African TV refuses to air an “authentic” miracle. (NSFW)…


Thursday links

  • The DoJ is trying to get personal data on five Twitter users (one or two of whom you may know) because they received a smiley from a security researcher the feds have it in for.
  • Black preacher claims he was banned from a health club for giving an interview supporting Donald Trump.
  • Via Wendy McElroy: Big data meets Big Brother. In China. But I’ve seen hundreds of people on credit forums who’d think this horror was a fabulous idea.… 4 Comments
  • Monday links

  • Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz wins a defamation lawsuit against Thomson Reuters. Also suing the vile hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • “She consented!” … despite being handcuffed and in the back seat of their squad car.
  • I am so totally losing track of this whole “Russians in U.S. elections” thing. Russian-backed green-energy group goes bust because they bet on a Hillary win. Or something.… 6 Comments
  • Weekend links

  • When you worry about big corps taking over the world (and I admit I often do, when those corps are Silicon Valley outfits that try to control how people think), remember that only 12 percent of The Fortune 500 companies from 1955 still exist in 2017.
  • Catalonia is not alone. Two prosperous northern regions are seeking more autonomy from Italy. (But then, Italy’s never quite been a country in the way we tend to think of country.)
  • Holy cats. I had no idea that product reviewing was either that lucrative or that dirty a business. (Via Adam in comments)… 10 Comments
  • Tuesday links

  • Dems meet to try to figure out how to win back the heartland even while making clear their total contempt for everybody in it.
  • What Tinder knows. And that’s probably nothing compared to what F*c*b**k knows. Or what the vermin who buy and aggregate their data know.
  • It’s a small study, but more of this type are coming: Magic mushrooms reset the brains of depressed people to a healthier state.… 9 Comments
  • Midweek links

  • Michelle Malkin’s FOURTH post-Obamacare policy has just died. Got anything to say about now, Mr. Obama, about how we’ll be able to keep our doctors and our insurance plans? Not to mention that “save $2,500 a year” business.
  • Amazon is trying to beat Walmart in the really stupid “smart” delivery race. What kind of moron would go for this?
  • Perhaps this kind of overeager tech consumer.… 17 Comments
  • Weekend links

  • Poo widdle Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Desperately signaling his “progressive” virtues while running off to “get treatment” for being a jerk to women (and everybody else).
  • Personally, though, I hope his movie company doesn’t collapse. ‘Cause while that man may be an anti-gun suck and the biggest a*hole ever, he truly does have a magic touch when it comes to choosing films.
  • Where the NRA caves, once again Ohioans for Concealed Carry stands on principle (and on genuine common sense).… 5 Comments