Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency Despite Privacy Concerns

Cap-and-Trade Program Poised to Become Law in Oregon ; Protest by Penis Detector ; and More Picks

Online privacy, Facebook, cryptocurrency
The author writes: “As it continues to explore new business models that may work in a world focused on privacy rather than broadly sharing data online, Facebook on Tuesday revealed plans for its own global digital currency, Libra, which aims to allow users to make purchases or send money with close to zero transaction fees.” Photo credit: Christoph Scholz (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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Cap-and-Trade Program Poised to Become Law in Oregon (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “Supporters call it the United States’ most progressive climate policy, saying it not only cuts emissions but invests in transitioning the state economy and infrastructure to better prepare for more intense weather events as climate change worsens.”

How Teach for America Evolved Into an Arm of the Charter School Movement (Reader Steve)

By ProPublica: “Documents obtained by ProPublica show that the Walton foundation, a staunch supporter of school choice and Teach for America’s largest private funder, was paying $4,000 for every teacher placed in a traditional public school — and $6,000 for every one placed in a charter school.”

80-Year-Old Left Alone by His Family on New Hampshire Mountain May Get Billed for Rescue (Elyse)

The author writes, “James Clark, of Dublin, Ohio, was attempting to climb Lion Head Trail in Sargent’s Purchase when two family members left him behind, officials said.”

Designers Built an AI Penis Detector to Protest Google’s Prudish Doodles (Mili)

The author writes, “Cast your mind back to 2016 and you might recall Quick, Draw! — an AI experiment from Google that guessed what users were doodling… But there was one doodle that Google’s AI never recognized and that never appeared in its data: the humble penis.”

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