Facial recognition doesn't work – but that won't stop it from coming after you

There have been enough warnings about the technology and its effectiveness that the government should be holding back on any roll out Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/facial-recognition-technology-problems-racism-police-arrests-a9332516.html Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Kuba Shand-Baptiste

15 bands you should listen to in 2020, from Porridge Radio to Odd Morris

The rise of the DIY music scene in Britain colliding with Brexit and Donald Trump has given ‘guitar bands’ a new lease of life Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/new-bands-2020-odd-morris-kawala-porridge-radio-fontaines-dc-a9319331.html Indie Brew found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Roisin O’Connor, Tom McGhie

Kobe Bryant Was the NBA’s Last Apolitical Superstar

The extent to which Kobe Bryant has been deeply, personally mourned by fans across the country, from cities that once only spoke his name as a bitter curse—full disclosure, mine included—has been remarkable. It’s undeniably tragic that a 41-year old man would die in a helicopter crash, leaving his family behind; and the public grief […]

Opinion | The U.S.-China Trade Deal Was Not Even a Modest Win

So there we have it. The long-awaited shiny new trade deal with China, inked at a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday in the interstitial space before the Senate impeachment trial dominates the news cycles. If you detect a note of skepticism already creeping in, it’s because this pseudo-deal deserves not just skepticism but […]

I watched the Iran-Iraq war unfold as a child – now I feel like I'm reliving it

What is happening in Iran now is not simply ‘news’ for us in the diaspora – it’s the repetition of decades-old trauma Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/iran-iraq-crisis-missiles-trump-us-soleimani-killing-a9278386.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Shappi Khorsandi

25 books that should have never been made into films, from His Dark Materials to The Girl on the Train

It’s a wonder Hollywood even bothered Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/worst-book-film-movie-adaptations-great-gatsby-da-vinci-code-hobbit-a9085551.html Indie Brew found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Roisin O’Connor, Jacob Stolworthy, Ellie Harrison, Adam White

Here’s why you should finally #DeleteFacebook in 2020

#DeleteFacebook.  It’s the one guaranteed response I receive from readers whenever I’ve published a story critical of the social media giant over the past few years. I, however, have resisted the calls to #DeleteFacebook. As a reporter, it would be hard not to follow what’s happening on there. It is, after all, the world’s largest […]

12 days of Trumpmas: The president's most unbelievable moments of 2019

From ‘total EXONERATION’ to $2m in charity payments, the leader of the free world gave us so much to work with this year Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/trump-2019-quotes-impeachment-allegations-north-korea-racism-tweets-a9254241.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Lucy Anna Gray

Musicians React to Donald Trump’s Impeachment: “Bye Felicia!!!!!”

Musicians have long been vocal about politics, whether it was in their lyrics, urging fans to the polls, throwing fundraisers, performing at the White House, or sharing their thoughts on social media. It was no different when the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump on December 18. Many immediately tweeted their opinions,… Source: https://www.spin.com/2019/12/musicians-react-donald-trump-impeachment/ […]

The best edibles don’t taste like weed

When I think about how many milligrams of cannabis I’ve consumed on my quest for a good-tasting edible, I imagine their little strings of THC DNA orbiting Earth at least two or three times, flipping me the finger as they whiz by. I didn’t realize th… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/06/the-best-edibles-dont-taste-like-weed/ Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and […]