Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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 US and other Western nations wary of Xi’s trip to Moscow

Theft dressed up as "government contracts?"

A US Agency Rejected Face Recognition—and Landed in Big Trouble Wired

License Plate Surveillance, Courtesy of Your Homeowners Association Intercept 

Congress Shocked to Discover 10 Year Olds Check the ‘I’m Over 18’ Box Online Vice 

China-proposed initiative on global civilization hailed China Daily 

We are NOT controlled by China, TikTok CEO tells Congress Daily Mail 


China Reminds US That It Can and Will Kill a Forced TikTok Sale TechCrunch

The godfather of virtual reality has worked beside the web’s visionaries and power-brokers – but likes nothing more than to show the flaws of technology. He discusses how we can make AI work for us, how the internet takes away choice – and why he would ban TikTok

The danger isn’t that AI destroys us, it’s that it drives us insane Guardian 

TikTok’s Plan To Stave Off Government Intervention: Flood DC With influencers Politico

Healthcare exec charged with fixing wages of Las Vegas nurses KOLO

Visa, MasterCard $5.6 bln settlement with retailers is upheld Reuters. Fixing fees

Wealthy Executives Make Millions Trading Competitors’ Stock With Remarkable TimingProPublica

State agency alleges eight minors illegally employed by Minnesota meatpacker, seeks court injunction The Star Tribune

Minnesota becomes fourth state to offer universal free school meals Duluth News Tribune

It’s a New Day in the United Auto WorkersLabor Notes

Christoph Strack In 1933, the Nazis set up one of the first concentration camps in Dachau, near Munich — it was the start of a system of terror. What is now a memorial site still serves as a warning today. The establishment of theNazi concentration camp in Dachau, northwest of Munich, 90 years ago was the prelude to the regime’s systematic destruction of human beings.

 The first prisoners arrived at the camp, which is not even 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) from the Bavarian capital, on March 22, 1933 — less than two months after the Nazis seized power on January 30. “Dachau — the significance of this name cannot be exorcized from German history,”  the Holocaust survivor Eugen Kogon (1903-1987), a respected political scientist and journalist, was later to say. “It stands for all the concentration camps that the Nazis put up in the territory they ruled.” Dachau was, indeed, something of a model for further camps of this type. The historian Wolfgang Benz said once that Dachau was where “the structure for all later concentration camps was invented.” 

In Dachau, for example, the inmates already encountered the motto “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work sets you free”) on the entrance gate, as was to be the case with later camps. This phrase was a concrete expression of the mockery, the repression and the dehumanization to which the prisoners were subjected…” Never Forget, Always Remember.