Friday News Links

Not Breaking, but Interesting News

26 September 2014

    FYI (taken from the Federal Reserve’s website) “It [Federal Reserve] is considered an independent central bank because its monetary policy decisions do not have to be approved by the President or anyone else in the executive or legislative branches of government, it does not receive funding appropriated by the Congress, and the terms of the members of the Board of Governors span multiple presidential and congressional terms." The more you know...

Bonus Links

  Why didn’t the national media care about the deaths of these two teenagers? Four women have been killed in Jacksonville in less than two weeks and their lives matter. Here’s what I found:

  There are many reasons someone might want to hide their identity, chief among those would be personal protection.


Image Source: Carmenzind Evolution via Arch Daily 

  Google has a point, but c’mon, man. Some folks think Google is the Internet. If there is indeed a gate to the Internet of Things, Google definitely has the skeleton key which lets us all in. I still refuse to use Bing, though--fuck that useless noise.

  FBI Director, James Corney, told journalists, "what concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to place themselves above the law." That’s correct, the FBI thinks your need for personal privacy places you “above the law.” Try not to choke on the irony of that quote while you click the link.