These crimes took place at different times, in different places across our country, but they share much in common. They were intended to create fear. They were motivated by hate and bias. And they are incompatible with our values and have no place in American life.
— Read on medium.com/@teamwarren/fighting-back-against-white-nationalist-violence-87b0c550f51f

White Nationalism – are we surprised that Warren has a plan to deal with it?

How to recognize AI snake oil / Boing Boing:

Princeton computer scientist Arvind Narayanan (previously) has posted slides and notes from a recent MIT talk on “How to recognize AI snake oil” in which he divides AI applications into three (nonexhaustive) categories and rates how difficult they are, and thus whether you should believe vendors who claim that their machine learning models can perform as advertised.

Over the decades the Kurds have been inspired by, allied with, relied upon and betrayed by the United States. This week we explore who the Kurds are, who they are to the United States and what, if anything, we owe to them.
— Read on www.npr.org/2019/11/06/776794310/no-friend-but-the-mountains

The Siege of Mecca — Throughline — Overcast
— Read on overcast.fm/+QfXWu6BhQ

This one moment has shaped much of world events over my entire life.

A low moment in Apple’s proud history, and a sadly iconic moment for Tim Cook. I hope avoiding those tariffs is worth it.
— Read on daringfireball.net/2019/11/cook_trump_campaign_ad

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday ardently defended Facebook’s controversial political advertising policy a little more than an hour after Twitter took a shot at its rival while announcing it will ban all political ads
— Read on thehill.com/policy/technology/468216-zuckerberg-doubles-down-on-facebook-political-ads-policy-after-twitter-ban

“While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics,” company CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted.
— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50243306