NEWS YOU CAN USE: Being a jerk won’t get you a promotion, study says.
Hedge fund managers claw an awful lot in fees out of their investors but the reasons look to be different than for private equity
Washington Post – “The Halo is a $100 wrist-worn device that, among other functions, listens to your conversations so you can understand how you sound to others. And it comes with a companion app that scans your body three-dimensionally to track your progress gaining your “quarantine 15. Amazon is upfront about Halo’s invasive functions, which require users to opt in. What’s revealing is that one of tech’s biggest companies thinks consumers in 2020 might want them. The Halo Band feels one second away from artificial intelligence saying, ‘Hey girl, why don’t you smile a little more?’”…
Medium OneZero – Editor’s Note: “Surveillance capitalism is everywhere. But it’s not the result of some wrong turn or a rogue abuse of corporate power — it’s the system working as intended. This is the subject of Cory Doctorow’s new book, which we’re thrilled to publish in whole here on OneZero. This is how to destroy surveillance capitalism…”
Ice Sheet Melting on Track With Worst-Case Scenario TreeHugger (Re Silc).
The mystery of the Murray-Darling’s vanishing flowsABC Australia
Inside the Hidden World of Legacy IT Systems IEEE Spectrum
DECOUPLING: India bans 118 Chinese apps including PUBG.
Apart from PUBG and PUBG lite, the government has banned VPN for TikTok, Alipay, Sina News, Dual Space – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner, LivU, and ShareSave by Xiaomi. Right now, most of these apps are available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. But we expect them to be removed soon.
India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology accessed these apps of “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India.”
More than 200 lawyers file judicial complaint against Judge Lewis A. Kaplan over abusive targeting of human rights advocate Steven DonzigerInternational Association of Democratic Lawyers. See also here.