Joseph Stiglitz — former World Bank economist and Nobel economics laureate — has a suggestion for dealing with the Barclay's bank scandals and those that follow: put bankers in jail.
With the vote count nearing completion and Joe Biden securing both the upper-midwest swing states and, according to Fox News and the AP, the state of Arizona, President Donald Trump's only electoral path to victory is winning every other state yet to be called: Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and Nevada. This is quite unlikely, so… READ THE REST
With USPS reporting difficulties keeping up with the job of mailing ballots, a federal judge today sent in postal inspectors to make sure they aren't left undelivered. Elura Nanos: USPS personnel had been instructed "to perform late and extra trips to the maximum extent necessary to increase on-time mail deliveries, particularly for Election Mail," and… READ THE REST
The RIAA, the recording industry's legal arm, has obtained subpoenas targeting 41 websites that make it easy to download videos from YouTube. Among those targeted are Y2Mate.com, which offers a wealth of download options and formats, and notube.net, a minimalist alternative. Following two separate applications at a California court, the music industry group obtained DMCA… READ THE REST
There used to be a name for people who carried around equipment that could handle almost anything at a moment's notice: Boy Scouts. Now, we're all carrying everyday essentials that will hopefully help us MacGuyver our way out of any sticky situation. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the fight against COVID. KeySmart has… READ THE REST
With everyone stuck in COVID quarantine for much of the year, online sales for Amazon and other retailers have gone through the roof. That means more and more packages coming right to your door, to the sheer delight of a more loathsome brand of COVID opportunist: the porch pirate. Thieves taking off with delivered packages… READ THE REST
In the past few days, the U.S. Air Force rolled out new tools fueled by machine learning to help stem the spread of misinformation about COVID. Additionally, the Library of Congress has launched a project on how to use machine learning to better cross-reference all 170 million items in its overflowing archives. Every day, we… READ THE REST