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Today’s Apps Are Turning Us Into Sociopaths | WIRED.

While I found the article informative I find fault in its entire premise. It’s easy to pick examples of tech that are bad for our humanity (really, isn’t that the whole premise of Silicon Valley … I kid), but you can’t disclaim all tech because of this. I think there are still plenty of shining lights of progress even in today’s apps. They’re just not the ones that get venture capital.


In Ferguson the violence of the state created the violence of the street | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian.

…the police have come too late to the notion that they are there to “protect” lives. “The law,” wrote James Baldwin, “is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer.” Those who call for law and order now must understand that there is no order because men with badges have been acting lawlessly.