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Google buying Nest worries us. Like sending a recovering alcoholic a birthday bottle of scotch, the purchase will enable its worst big data behaviors. Our appliances and our social connections will be animated by the same technology. Our worry is how these two uses will come together.
News reports describe Pope Francis' tough statement against abortion. Turns out the statement is just a part of one sentence in a 2500 word speech, or about .8%. Also some outlets translate the description of abortion as "horror," when the official Vatican translation is "frightful." What does one line really say?
Most progressives think Governor Cone lied about Bridgegate. But it may be worse if he is telling the truth.
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