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A Note to Police Officers about Technology and Accountability

NYPD Police Officers and Occupy Wall Street Protestors Photo: Timothy Krause

Advances in data mining and facial recognition technology will assure that every officer brutalizing Occupy Wall Street protestors will have to answer for their actions.  Has anyone told the police?

NYT: Police Concerned with Bad Behavior only on Social Networks

Shepard Fairey Rise Above Cop Copyright Poster Police

If you are a sadistic, blood-thirsty police officer out to punish (what you consider to be) evildoers (read: minorities) with no regard to civil rights or due process, no problem.  Just don't go telling anyone about it online. 

Guardian Author is for Nuclear Power, Exemplifies the Term Fuddy-Duddy

Nuclear Power Vignette

Reporting with hunched back and squinty eyes, journalist George Monblot wrote in today's Guardian that the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi power plant has convinced him the nuclear power is not only safe, but the only viable energy source for the future of mankind. His rambling, Industrian Revolution-citing article ignores the real risks of nuclear power, adopts a "you gotta break a few eggs to make an omelette" view of human life, and is painfully ignorant of the fact that sustainable energy policy is still highly dependent on future innovation.

Google Art Project Turns Art Appreciation into Content Acquisition

Google Art Project Screenshot

With the release of Google Art Project, millions of people around the world will be able to take a virtual walk through museums they will never be able to set a real foot in.  They will do this while reading about Lindsey Lohan's court appearance and lamenting their disappointment with last night's Top Chef elimination to their Facebook friends.  The most treasured artifacts of our civilization will be consumed instead of appreciated, and the entire notion of artistic reverie will expire like an old version of iTunes.

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