Sunday, July 27, 2014

NSA, Facial Recognition as a Tool (video)

NSA's Rogers: Facial Recognition Used as a Tool: Video - Bloomberg:
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NSA Director Michael Rogers addressed privacy concerns at Bloomberg Government summit on “Cybersecurity: Getting to Business” event in Washington. (Source: Bloomberg June 3)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Macallan, Scotch of Wall Street (video)

Macallan: The Scotch of Wall Street?: Video - Bloomberg:
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Paul Ross, president and CEO of Edrington Americas, and Kingfisher CEO Sir Ian Cheshire discuss the history of Macallan Scotch with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg June 3)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Citizenship for Sale, How to Buy a Second Passport (video)

Citizenship for Sale: How to Buy a Second Passport: Video - Bloomberg:
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If national monogamy isn't quite your thing, purchasing a second passport just got a whole lot easier. Cash-strapped countries are getting into the market- three in just the past year. So those wishing to be bi-national for legal or nefarious reasons can easily buy their way into a new nationality. Read more about purchasing passports in the summer edition of Bloomberg Pursuits. (Source: Bloomberg June 3, 2014)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

USA Juvenile Prisons, $5 Billion for Child Abuse

Juvenile Prison: $5 Billion for Child Abuse Washington's Blog: "....In fact, the idea that sub-human monsters, of whatever race, must be made to suffer and must be kept away from the rest of us, is the leading candidate as a major explanation of the continuation of juvenile imprisonment.  If the goal were preventing crime, the prisons are worse than nothing.  We’ve tried alternatives within the prison system, and found that reforms help but can only go so far.  We’ve tried alternatives outside of the prison system, and found them far superior in results. We’ve even seen states shut down lots of juvenile prisons, primarily because of the financial cost, and seen the benefits in cost savings, in the lives of young people, and in reduced crime rates.  But other states don’t follow suit, and the states making the cuts need only see a rise in revenue to begin rebuilding the torture palaces...." (read more at link above)

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