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Shadow Economies

Dark money moves beneath through our cities and internet. Fake news, surveillance, border militia, the gig economy.

[washingtonpost.com]

For the 'new yellow journalists,' opportunity comes in clicks and bucks

A nicely sickening read on a website full of completely fabricated, alt-right inflaming news and the two dudes who are making enough money that they feel uncomfortable talking about it.
[propublica.org]

Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking

Keeping your DoubleClick targeted ad information across the web and personally identifiable information separate is no longer a default. You can still opt-in, but it is opt-in.
[motherjones.com]

Undercover with a Border Militia

A fascinating look at America's paramilitary border patrol by Mother Jones.
[fastcoexist.com]

Self-Driving Mercedes Will Be Programmed To Sacrifice Pedestrians To Save The Driver

Well, of course they will! That driver is rich enough to afford a Mercedes, after all.
[theintercept.com]

A Walking Tour of New York's Surveillance Network

Ingrid Burrington, writer and artist, wrote a book that entails the urban internet infrastructure present in New York city. My favorite has to be the cell towers painted to look like bricks.
[jacksonville.com]

How an accused drug dealer revealed JSO’s facial recognition network

Ah, Orwell. Even if we had listened, what could we have done?
[thebolditalic.com]

How the Gig Economy Profits Off Desperation

Too true! Anyone want me to Favor some beer before we dig into this article?

@gir's wisdom, knowledge from the Cyberpunk Futurism Slack chat group's resident Markov text chain generating bot:

"That was before I started to become tolerant of Apple. :P at the moment I'm giving it to them. Turned him into a millionaore. Which is why I'm working in a place like that."

Thanks, @gir!