Mass Deportation Is a Lose-Lose Proposition – Bloomberg

In its zeal to deport unauthorized immigrants, the U.S. risks turning itself into a quasi-police state — all for little or no benefit to the native-born. First of all, net illegal immigration to the U.S. ended a decade ago: But there are still about 11 million to 12 million unauthorized immigrants remaining in the U.S. […]

Your ‘Anonymous’ Browsing Data Isn’t Actually Anonymous – Motherboard

Researchers said it was “trivial” to identify users and view their browsing habits in purchased ‘anonymous’ browsing data. SHARE TWEET In August 2016, a data broker received a phone call from a woman named Anna Rosenberg, who worked for a small startup in Tel Aviv. Rosenberg claimed she was training a neural network, a type […]

Why Medium Failed to Disrupt the Media – Bloomberg View

  Ev Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, spent five years building Medium into one of the slickest publishing platforms on the web. Yet he found himself in traditional-publishing purgatory on Wednesday, cutting 50 employees and searching for a new business model. There could be no better proof that delivery methods matter little and content is king. […]

Several killed in what German police say appears to be truck attack | Reuters

BERLIN Several people were killed and up to 50 injured when a truck plowed into a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday evening, the Berliner Morgenpost reported. German media said police on the ground were saying first indications were that the incident was an attack. (Reporting by Michael Nienaber; Writing by Robin […]

The Frankfurt School Knew Trump Was Coming – The New Yorker

With the election of Donald Trump, the latent threat of American authoritarianism—identified decades ago by German intellectuals—is on the verge of being realized. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY DAMON WINTER / THE NEW YORK TIMES / REDUX Barrier Status: ‘none’ Shortly after the Presidential election, a small piece of good news came over the wire: the Thomas Mann […]