Read — 2014/05/15
Today’s selection of articles includes:
- “Privacy Group Challenges Surveillance Practices in Britain“, by Mark Scott (NY Times). “The case follows revelations that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters, or G.C.H.Q., developed so-called malware that allowed the government to turn on computer microphones and cameras without the owners’ consent.” Whoah.
- “To Dream in Different Cultures“, by T.M. Luhrmann (NY Times). “Thanks to these continuous disruptions [in sleep]…dreams spill into wakefulness and wakefulness into dreams in a way that entangles them both.”
- “Red Velvet Cake: From Gimmick to American Classic“, by Kim Severson (NY Times). A brief history of time…in Red Velvet Cake World.
- “An Inconvenient Truth about Our Food“, by Mark Bittman (NY Times). “The problem at hand, of course, is the standard American diet”.