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Don’t Regulate Facial Recognition. Ban It.

Too late. The surveillance dystopia is on the horizon, and companies like Microsoft and Amazon are helping build it. Despite their platitudes of caution and ethics, we’ve seen the consequences of Silicon Valley’s “move fast and break things” ethos. And if we don’t stop the spread of facial rec...

Another Way In Which Patents Contributed To The Opioid Crisis: Hospitals Ordered Not To Use Better, Less Problematic Medicines

Two years ago, we wrote about a stunning (and horrifying) study that explained how patents deeply contributed to the opioid crisis. It described the lengths that drug companies -- including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma -- went through to block any and all generic competition. It was quite a s...

Last week, some pension fund CIOs, trustees and managers said "No more!"​ to that tranquilizing drug of gradualism #climate #change #now

When MLK pitted "the fierce urgency of now" against "the tranquilizing drug of gradualism", he touched on the heart of the problem with the human condition. Often, even when we realise a situation is urgent, we want to deal with it slowly, gradually. All in good time. No need to jump the gun.<...