The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated
Of dead and living. …
Dark Side of Terrorism
Uber Drivers and Others in the Gig Economy Take a Stand New York Times
Living Out of a Van is the New American Dream Vice
A beautiful suicide – 23 year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the 83rd floor of the Empire State Building and landed on a United Nations limousine, 1947
Number of Female Genital Mutilation victims found to be 70 million higher than thought Guardian
Reflections on Latitude East Social Club set out to provide moral guidance for society, but they have proven morally suspect themselves. It’s not easy to outsource ethical reflection -
DHS $6 Billion Firewall May Not Be Effective In Keeping Hackers Out of Government, Audit Says
Ads for dangerous drug ice multiply on craigslist
Focus On Identity Theft & Tax Fraud Remains High At IRS Despite ...
As tech firms and law enforcement experiment with radio jammers and net-wielding interceptor drones to take down rogue quadcopters, police in the Netherlands are trialling a simpler solution: eagles. The country’s law enforcement has teamed up with a raptor training company named Guard From Above to see if birds of prey can be used to safely intercept quadcopters.In the video demonstration above, an eagle is seen easily plucking what looks like a DJI Phantom out of the air. However, it’s not clear how dangerous this is for the bird.
Amazon is hiring on-demand drivers to implement its Amazon Flex same-day-delivery service. Given the confused state of federal wage-hour FLSA law as inherited from the 1930s, and the ever intensifying legal pressure from class action lawyers and various levels of government, will this arrangement eventually be upheld as legal? Who knows? “By the time courts and Congress take a decade to reshape labor law, the companies will have moved on to the next thing.” [Ira Stoll, Future of Capitalism]
News from the Profession. Lying About Your Financial Statements Being Audited Still Frowned Upon (Caleb Newquist, Going Concern
There's a rumour swirling from the Australian Taxation Office that its employees like to go to weekend footy – not to watch the game but the cars parking outside the ground. Lattituders