Capturing the Winter Songs of Rare Whales New York Times (furzy mouse)
How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking Wired (Lambert)
Epilepsy Drug Reverses Memory Loss in Animal Model of Alzheimer’s Disease Science Daily (furzy mouse)
True Story: What Happens When You Buy 70,000 Twitter Followers Clusterstock (Scott)
Gen Y Eschewing V-8 For 4G Threatens Auto Demand: Cars Blomberg. Hah, one of the few ways my behavior is not old fart like. I’ve never owned a car and hope never to have to own one.
Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Becomes Everyday Reality Michael Klare, Tom Englehardt
China’s leading indicator slides on MacroBusiness
Where is Prince Bandar? Asia Times (furzy mouse)
Chesapeake and the price of gas Joe Costello
US consumer credit: back to sideways FT Alphaville
Was Sacha Baron Cohen Impersonating Sandy Weill? Bloomberg. Ace Greenberg weighs in.
Record Penalties for Fraud, Few Charges for Executives New York Times. Notice how the NYT misrepresents the Stoker decision to push the “Oh, it’s too hard to get these guys” Administration party line. The foreman in interviews made clear they thought Citi’s conduct was terrible (as in the disclosures didn’t cut it) but the SEC failed to explain liability basics: even if you aren’t the mastermind, you are responsible if you help execute.
Fraud is Easy to Do (Doesn’t Hurt if You Work in Fraud Prevention) New York Observer (Richard R)
Missing Chapters of Monopoly Capital: Some Theoretical Implications Monthly Review (nathan)