Three Reads Over a Vacation Weekend: Encrypted Telephones Spill The Beans On Criminals, Yard Indicators Break Democracy, and the Prices of a Excessive Regulation/Low Belief Society (as advised by way of a bus cease)


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Crooks’ Mistaken Guess on Encrypted Telephones (New Yorker) – How European police have cracked “secure” encrypted telephones typically utilized by criminals, and the wealth of knowledge it’s offered. Come for the tech story and keep for perception into why cocaine is big in Europe, how smuggling logistics work, and the slang used to explain homicide.

The Harmful Rise of ‘Entrance-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 Good Factor – a Rant on Bus Stops (Chris Arnade) – Our proceed slide into incompetence, as demonstrated by a Los Angeles bus cease venture.

“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 concern of vandalism or misuse (a correct bus shelter), or like in Quito (a decrease regulation society) you get pure advert hoc bottom-up options.”


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