WP and NYT takes on an important court case:
Federal appeals court weakens lawsuit against NSA’s bulk phone data collection
Setback for Suit Against NSA on Phone Data
Two things to note: First, the case was decided on a question of standing, not on merit. Second, changes are coming in November that will make the whole question academic.
How does the following article impact the debate on what is public/private?
Americans shouldn’t demand a ‘right to be forgotten’ online
Keep this article in mind when you discuss the topic domestically or internationally:
Migrant or Refugee – There Is a Difference, With Legal Implications
NX: In CX plan terms, your plan need to have several planks – Mandate (what you’re going to do), Mechanism (how you’re going to do it), Funding (how you’re going to pay for it), and Enforcement (how you’re going to make sure it happens). Chris Christie offers us a mandate, which definitely leads to a mechanism question: Barcode everyone? RFID tags? (Attached how?) Ankle bracelets? (Superglue them on?)
Never mind the wall – Christie says foreign visitors should be tracked like FedEx packages
Chris Christie Proposes Tracking Immigrants the Way FedEx Tracks Packages
Rampell – America has always been hostile to immigrants
FX: Latest on the EU’s migrant mess, starting with an ongoing accounting of the crisis; newest posts appear first, oldest last, and it’s updated regularly.
Traveling in Europe’s River of Migrants
A new normal for EU borders:
Map: The walls Europe is building to keep people out
The stories that grabbed the headlines this past week, and a glimpse behind the curtains.
Migrant deaths on land and at sea strengthen calls for change in Europe
A glimpse of what it’s like for refugees transported in a small van
Smugglers who drove migrants to their deaths were part of a vast web
Zombie Factories Stalk the Sputtering Chinese Economy
OK, so technically it’s factories. You do have to wonder, though, if the people at these places, combined with these people
How farmers from rural China bet on the stock market and lost
don’t add up to the economic Walking Dead. And, in true Zombie Apocalypse fashion, what happens when you turn to the government for accurate information?
Plunging Chinese Stock Market Was Barely Covered In China
Does the government blame their program, the one that created the zombies? Of course not! You blame one of the scientists!
China pins market plunge on financial journalist, airs ‘confession’
Trying to restructure the economy to avoid the apocalypse:
China’s Tricky Economic Transition: From Steel Mills To E-Commerce
And more on Tianjin:
Behind Tianjin Blast, High Price of Lax Rules
This article gets a post of its own.
The Lessons of Anwar al-Awlaki
It’s a complex article that discusses far more than the mystery (to many of us) of radicalization. We’re talking Al Qaeda here, not ISIS, and a case where we took out an American citizen on foreign soil with a drone strike – after he called for and assisted in efforts to kill other Americans. For those of you doing CX as well as Extemp, surveillance and its effects are also discussed, though I’m not sure that this has anything that could be used in a round.