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“New Normal” Tourism: “They’re Watching You, Wherever You Walk”

Smart City surveillance takes on a special role in cities dependent on tourism. Venice is perfecting Brave New World concept: “We know in real time how many people are in each part [of the city], and which countries they’re from.” ⁃ Technocracy News & Trends Editor Patrick Wood By: Julia Buckley via CNN Travel They’re…

Police Robots Are Not a Selfie Opportunity, They’re a Privacy Disaster Waiting to Happen

By Matthew Guariglia The arrival of government-operated autonomous police robots does not look like predictions in science fiction movies. An army of robots with gun arms is not kicking down your door to arrest you. Instead, a robot snitch that looks like a rolling trash can is programmed to decide whether a person looks suspicious—and…

Penguin Random House Staff Melts Down After Learning They’re Publishing Jordan Peterson’s New Book

The staff at Penguin Random House Canada had a meltdown at an “emotional town hall” over the company’s decision to publish psychologist Jordan Peterson’s latest book, according to Vice. Dozens of additional employees have filed “anonymous complaints”, the report notes. On Monday, the publisher said they would publish Peterson’s new book, Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life by Peterson,…

Remember When Minneapolis Defunded Its Police? They’re Regretting That Now

Authored by Bryan Preston via PJMedia.com, The latest news from Minneapolis is… totally predictable, actually. Minneapolis officials are considering bringing in officers from other jurisdictions to help the city’s Police Department as they face a wave of violent crime and an officer shortage. If the mayor and City Council approve the plan, officers from the Hennepin County…

Brokerages And Exchanges Claim They’re Ready For The Inevitable Post-Election Volatility

The same brokerages that have been notorious for freezing up and locking people out of their accounts during points of volatility over the last year now claim they are ready and well positioned for post-election volatility in markets.  We’ll believe it when we see it… Exchanges have also said they “have spent months planning” for dealing with…

A Guide For Free Thinkers: They’re Both Wrong

Authored by Ethan Yang via The American Institute for Economic Research, If you get your information about American politics from the media, politicians, and even from a lot of Washington, DC think tanks, you’re doing it wrong. It goes without saying that politics is about mass mobilization and power; narratives and oversimplification are the tools…