Friday, April 14, 2023

Alleged Fraudster Guo Wengui’s Social Media App Was a Big Security Risk, Ex-Employees Say

$4 Trillion In U.S. Wealth Is Stashed Overseas, Much Of It In Tax Havens Forbes

Journalist Pavel Zarubin’s interview with Vladimir Putin, 25 March 2023 (abbreviated transcript) Gilbert Doctorow

 “Will There Be a Role for Us Ordinary People to Play in the New World?” Russia in Global Affairs 

What can cyber hackers do with your data — and how to stop it

Alleged Fraudster Guo Wengui’s Social Media App Was a Big Security Risk, Ex-Employees Say

SCIENCE:  Millennials Aren’t As Strong As They Think They Are.“Millennials are in fact weaker than their parents. Gen Z is likely even weaker.”

Grip strength among men 20-34 has dropped 22% from what it was in the 1980s.

FALLOUT: How Russia killed its tech industry.

Seven days after the invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Belugin packed up his and his family’s belongings, canceled the lease on his apartment in Moscow, withdrew his kids from kindergarten, and started a new life outside of Russia. Not long after that, he resigned from his position as chief commercial officer for search at Yandex, Russia’s equivalent to Google and the country’s largest technology company. The war meant that everything would change in Russia, both for him and for his company, Belugin said from his new home in Cyprus: “You have to accept the new rules of having no rules at all in Russia.”

Are robot waiters the future? Some restaurants think so Associated Press. Franchises, certainly…

This cat, nearly 32 years old, has a shot at being the oldest feline in the world FOX

Flamingos form cliques with like-minded pals(press release) University of Exeter

Snake Discovered That Actually Does Cartwheels, And We Have Pics to Prove It Science Alert

How A Young Screenwriter Secured The Rights To A Revered Judy Blume Book

"I wrote Judy a letter telling her how impactful her work was for me and how passionate I was about Margaret in particular. ... The next day, there was an email from Judy Blume in my inbox. I was so stunned, I almost passed out." - LitHub

  1. Solidarity in Social and Political Philosophy by Andrea Sangiovanni and Juri Viehoff.


  1. Zombies by Robert Kirk.
  2. Ancient Political Philosophy by Melissa Lane.


  1. History of African Philosophy by Jonathan O. Chimakonam.     


  1. The Logic of Number by Neil Tennant is reviewed by Will Stafford.

1000-Word Philosophy     ∅ 

Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media   

  1. Alasdair McIntyre: An Intellectual Biography by Émile Perreau-Saussine is reviewed by Jennifer Frey in The Hedgehog Review.
  2. Metaphysical Animals: How Four Women Brought Philosophy Back to Life by Clare Mac Cumhail and Racheal Wiseman is reviewed by Rachel Handley at The Times Literary Supplement
  3. A Terribly Serious Adventure: Philosophy and War at Oxford 1900-60 by Nikhil Krishnan is reviewed by Jane O’Grady at The Times Literary Supplement.
  4. Professor of Apocalypse: The Many Lives of Jacob Taubes by Jerry Z. Muller is reviewed by Susan Neiman at The New York Review of Books. 
  5. The Last Writings of Thomas S. Kuhn: Incommensurability in Science by Bojana Mladenović (ed.) is reviewed by Steven Shapin at The London Review of Books.