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How #Uber Got #Lost


Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/business/how-uber-got-lost.html
In combing through documents, interviewing opponents and talking to more than 200 current and former employees while researching my book, what came up again and again was this sense of a public-private divide — that Mr. Kalanick had built a start-up that thrived on venture #investment, #blitzkrieg #expansion tactics and an ethically questionable aggressive streak, but that the playbook made little sense for a publicly traded entity.
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Instead of moving the hubs, the local Uber managers decided to pay off the #cops, with bribes of around 500,000 rupiah (about $30).
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The fixes didn’t come soon enough. Mr. #Kalanick’s product team eventually improved identity verification and #security in the app for Brazilian customers, after intense pressure from product and marketing leaders. But not before at least 16 drivers in #Brazil were murdered.
#news #economy #technology #work #ethics #moral #digital #crime

The New York Times: How Uber Got Lost (By MIKE ISAAC)

 
Seventeen people arrested after unearthing of 'one of the largest cases of its kind in US history'. #Science&Technology #UnitedStates #Nigeria #Crime #US&Canada
 
Despite a rise in the global tiger population, illegal trafficking shows no signs of slowing, a TRAFFIC report says. #WildAnimals #Crime
 

Many Americans’ introduction to US #history is the arrival of 102 passengers on the #Mayflower in 1620. But a year earlier, 20 enslaved #Africans were brought to the British colonies against their will.


Source: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/aug/15/400-years-since-slavery-timeline

#slavery #crime #usa #Africa #humanRights
 

Why Won’t #Twitter Treat #WhiteSupremacy Like #ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some #Republican #Politicians Too.


Source: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a3xgq5/why-wont-twitter-treat-white-supremacy-like-isis-because-it-would-mean-banning-some-republican-politicians-too
“Twitter has a #responsibility to stomp out all voices of hate on its platform,
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Ruha Benjamin on Race After Technology


Along with my recent theme of #Crime and feckless #Punishment methods we use in the #USA, this episode of #FAIR's radio show #CounterSpin brought together #Technology, #AI algorithms and the erroneous application of #Justice for percieved crimes and deviations from rules. Late in the show (c. 20 minutes) Ruha states and exemplar exposing the #Racism inherent in the design of #Information #Systems used to "fight crime".
http://www.fair.org/audio/counterspin/CounterSpin190809.mp3
Ruha Benjamin on Race After Technology
 
At least two lawyers say they plan to sue the 66-year-old alleged sex trafficker who apparently hanged himself in jail. #UnitedStates #Crime #US&Canada
 
US attorney general says the financier's apparent suicide while in federal custody raises 'serious concerns'. #UnitedStates #Crime #US&Canada
 

Surprise surprise : Pedophile ring leader for major political leaders in US, Europe and Israel Jeffrey Epstein "commits suicide" in jail


I have been waiting for it since the day he was caught.

Clinton, Trump and many other high ranking politicians around the world will have a good night sleep tonight.

#politics #breakingnews #EpsteinGate #Trump #crime #Clinton #Israel #Pedogate #coverup
 

Arming the Cartels: The Inside #Story of a #Texas Gun-Smuggling Ring


Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/arming-mexican-cartels-inside-story-of-a-texas-gun-smuggling-ring-866836/

A story like "Breaking Bad"...

#Mexico #crime #Mafia #drugs #guns #weapons #news
Arming the Cartels: The Inside Story of a Texas Gun-Smuggling Ring
 
Police believe the body found near Picha to be 29-year-old Joel Eldridge

Portuguese police investigating the disappearance of a man from East Sussex have discovered a body.

Joel Eldridge, 29, from Bexhill, was living in Macieira, near Serta in Portugal, when his family last heard from him in mid-July last year.
Body discovered in Portugal believed to be missing Briton
#Portugal #Worldnews #Europe #UKnews #Police #Crime
 
Cesar Sayoc had pleaded guilty to explosives charges for mailing 16 pipe bombs days before midterm polls.
US man who sent pipe bombs to Trump critics sentenced to 20 years
#UnitedStates #Crime #US&Canada
 
The Gulf of Guinea has turned into one of the world's most notorious piracy hotspots. Plus, why's the gold price rising? #Business&Economy #Crime #Africa #Guinea #Ghana #Nigeria #FinancialMarkets #FederalReserve #Banks #FossilFuels #Angola
 

Kidnapped and sold as a #slave, this #IS survivor wants to tell the #story of #Yazidi women


Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/kidnapped-and-sold-as-a-slave-this-is-survivor-wants-to-tell-the-story-of-yazidi-women/article28407161.ece
While in the U.S., #Badeeah delivered talks on the Yazidi #genocide. It was there that she realised her story was important, not only to help understand the plight of Yazidi women and children, but also to create #awareness that many #Daesh fighters are citizens of Western countries, including the U.S. “I wanted Americans to know that it’s not always others who are perpetrators,” says the 24-year-old.
#crime #war #terror #news #usa #Syria #Iraq #humanRights #women #kidnapping
 
Anti-corruption icon Sergio Moro was lionised by Brazil's news media. Now he is fighting for his political life. #Media #Brazil #Corruption #JairBolsonaro #LatinAmerica #Journalism #Crime
 
The 125-kilogram haul discovered at Hanoi's Noi Bai airport on same day suspects found with seven tiger carcasses. #Vietnam #Environment #Crime
 
The Amazon city grapples with expanding 'militias', a growing number of drug gangs, and the 'massacres' that result. #LatinAmerica #Brazil #Crime
 
I don't see why possession of #free #software could be made a #crime, even in this case. What I expect would happen would be that free software, suitably defined, would become a #professional #privilege of the #computing #profession. This is because the internet can't do without it.
In the same way that #Microsoft has a near strangle hold on PC's, free software is the norm on big iron. i.e. The cryptography backdoor problem is not going to affect you, Dr Roy, or other computer professionals, or computer companies, but it will put up another barrier to profession entry for the " #gifted #amateur " or " #lone #genius ". Now instead of the newbie saying " I have Super Distro " they will now have to say " I have crypto " to be taken seriously.
 
#sweden #crime #blood
 
Criminals pay for their crimes. But is it really their fault?

buff.ly/2K7fCP8 #crime #psychology #criminals

 

The spectre of a Syrian #Srebrenica


source: https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/bosnians-syrians-190710114813116.html
As if in a frenzy, the public supported their deeds, vile dehumanization spreading through the public discourse shaped by the #media. A sea of hate-mongering headlines reduced #refugees to a problem that must be resolved for the sake of "our state and our wellbeing".
#war #terror #crime #HumanRights #news #fail #politics #military
 
Mehmet Hakan Atilla, who had been convicted on five counts of bank fraud and conspiracy, was freed in the US last week. #UnitedStates #Crime #MiddleEast #Turkey #Iran
 
Mexico recorded 14,603 murders from January to June, versus 13,985 homicides registered in the first six months of 2018 #Mexico #AndresManuelLopezObrador #LatinAmerica #Crime
 
#Slack Committed a Very Major Crime That Can Cost Many Billions If Not Trillions in Damages for Years to Come http://techrights.org/2019/07/20/slack-is-dead/ #proprietarysoftware #surveillance #crime #accountability
 

On social roles, rats and crime


There are few actual works I remember as being foundational to my current opinions than this experiment on rats where in any given group, some would end up forcing others to bring them food. It was done with enough different rats that they were able to redo the same experiment by picking only "bossy" rats on one hand, and only "submi
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Some living in 'murder hotspots' welcome move but others doubt it can ensure safety amid spiraling violent crime. #SouthAfrica #Crime #Africa
 

On social roles, rats and crime

There are few actual works I remember as being foundational to my current opinions than this experiment on rats where in any given group, some would end up forcing others to bring them food. It was done with enough different rats that they were able to redo the same experiment by picking only "bossy" rats on one hand, and only "submissive" rats on the other.

However, the results were identical: among the "bossy" group some started ferrying food for others, and among the "submissive" group some started bossing around others to bring them food. This showed to me that social roles aren't innate and can change if positions open up in the social food chain.

Of course rats probably can't conceive this abstract social organization and are doomed to just reproduce it over and over, no matter which rats are selected to comprise it. But we humans can, which means we also have the power to change our own social organization.

This means to me that crime isn't so much a function of actual people who somehow would be inherently evil, but of a social position that exists becaus... Show more...
 
Police are using technology and data to predict behaviour and prevent crime - but are innocent people being targeted? #Privacy&Surveillance #UnitedStates #Crime #Science&Technology #Data #Socialmedia #UnitedKingdom
 
Soldiers to help the police 'restore law and maintain order' in gang-hit parts of the port city for three months. #SouthAfrica #Crime #Africa
 
Anti-terrorist court hands down maximum penalty to ISIL supporters over the December murder of two Scandinavian women. #Morocco #MiddleEast #Crime #Africa #Europe #ISISISIL
 
New report details how criminal groups rake billions of dollars via drug trade, human trafficking and other activities. #Asia #AsiaPacific #HumanRights #Crime
 
The White House is run by a criminal and since he appointed a known criminal to run the @cia they now make it a #crime to expose their #crimes
 
"The central state of Hesse has ruled that using the cloud-based version of the service opens children up to potential #surveillance by US officials." #microsoft #espionage #crime #corruption ttps://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3078926/office-365-german-schools-ban-gdpr
 
Corruption and the absence of effective laws prevent survivors of domestic abuse from getting justice and protection. #WomensRights #Iraq #Abuse #Law #Corruption #HumanRights #MiddleEast #Crime
 
Military to assist police in gang-hit parts of the port city and Western Cape province for three months. #SouthAfrica #Crime #Africa
 
#ufc tries to turn #crime into a #sport and an entertainment form. The problem is, it may contribute to a sort of "banality of violence" -- something many video games are accused of doing
 
Competition from ride-hailing apps and unregistered drivers fuel anger among drivers, amid fears of organised crime. #Thailand #Business&Economy #Crime #AsiaPacific
 
Courts jail eight people from gang that exploited vulnerable people trafficked from Poland

The UK’s largest modern slavery ring, which forced more than 400 people to work for a pittance while their criminal masters earned £2m, has been smashed.

A three-year police investigation uncovered an organised criminal gang led by the Brzezinski family which preyed on homeless people, ex-prisoners and alcoholics from Poland.
Charity and police break up UK's largest modern slavery ring
#Crime #Slavery #Birmingham #Walsall #WestBromwich #Poland #UKnews #Europe
 
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Thx to @diane a for posting it but if it is not public I can’t share it.
#business #duty #excuse #humanrights #crime #politics #satire #military
 
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