Very important video.
AT&T’s Hemisphere program was built to sell to law enforcement.
We’ve got the data. You (the cops) want the data. We’ll sell you the data. And you don’t even need a search warrant to get it. Sweet deal.
Good. Let’s hope the Senate doesn’t wuss out.
Good data is hard to find.
We recently posted on a report from CNBC which showed that government GDP numbers are often very wrong. In fact 1/3 of the time the government is wrong even on whether the economy is contracting or expanding. That’s pretty darn wrong.
Almost 1 out of 3 times the government reports GDP numbers – according to this report from CNBC – the government isn’t even right about whether the economy is expanding or contracting. And yet markets move off of these numbers like they are legit.
We see in this report, as FA Hayek might have put it, the “pretense of knowledge.”
Is anyone surprised by this. Anyone? If you are please leave a comment in the the comments section.
My bet is that no one is surprised by this. Which begs the question. Why aren’t we? And since we are not what should be done about it? And then another question. Why is it that nothing likely will be done to address the many issues at the IRS like this one and other federal agencies, the VA, for instance?
I love that the the Clinton campaign is concerned about a DATA BREACH.
Things are getting wacky in The Ultimate Crony Capitalist State.
This is a piece on my wall which was inspired by coding and coders. Data 1
I’ll say from the outset that this article is not for everyone, (and it is LONG) but I found it intriguing and potentially very useful for people who are trying to get their heads around what the economy – what I would consider the REAL economy – is doing right now.
And on a personal note I have to give a nod to my dear old Dad who,
Though they won’t admit it in polite company, many scientists are fully aware of this problem. “Science” is not nearly as high minded and noble as some, many, think. The cult of the “expert” runs deep, and we want to believe.
This isn’t to disparage “science” or experts. But the attached article is a reminder of the deep fallibility of (all) humans and that skepticism is a key part of science for good reason.
It was just reported that the first Ebola victim discovered in the US is being treated in Dallas Texas. It is imperative that information flow freely around this situation. Keep the response open sourced. Let people track developments closely. I am sure developers at this very moment are working on applications which will help people avoid the virus.
Now the Feds will know your health history and your credit rating. I wonder why they would want this information? I am sure it has absolutely nothing to do with social engineering. I’m sure this information won’t be abused. I am sure that there won’t be a day when one goes to buy something at the grocery store and one won’t be able to do it because one’s federal profile shows that one’s cholesterol is too high for one to legally buy a pizza.
Lots of fudge.
He didn’t have to fudge the data however, Piketty is fundamentally wrong about how capital snowballs and why the wealthiest have increased their share of wealth in the USA since about 1970. In a nutshell it is because of the financialization of the economy enabled by a truly fiat currency entirely manipulated by a central bank which is not restricted by honest money, gold backed money. That’s my take anyway, and it seems fairly obvious.