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Crooks’ Mistaken Bet on Encrypted Phones (New Yorker) – How European police have cracked “protected” encrypted telephones typically utilized by criminals, and the wealth of information it’s supplied. Come for the tech story and keep for perception into why cocaine is large in Europe, how smuggling logistics work, and the slang used to explain homicide.
The Dangerous Rise of ‘Front-Yard Politics’ (The Atlantic) – Derek Thompson on why obsessing over slogans and phrases (and the performative show of them), is additional distracting us from getting stuff performed and creating synthetic battle.
Why the US Can’t Have Nice Thing – a Rant on Bus Stops (Chris Arnade) – Our proceed slide into incompetence, as demonstrated by a Los Angeles bus cease mission.
“To get big-brained about it, one thing like La Sombrita might solely occur in a high-regulation/low-trust society just like the US. In each different variation (low regulation/excessive belief, excessive regulation/excessive belief, low regulation/low belief) you get both bigger public works with out worry of vandalism or misuse (a correct bus shelter), or like in Quito (a decrease regulation society) you get pure advert hoc bottom-up options.”