Finland’s Basic Income Experiment Shows Recipients Are Happier and More Secure

Go inside the global economy with Stephanie Flanders in her new podcast, Stephanomics. Subscribe via Pocket Cast or iTunes. Unemployed people derive significant psychological benefits from receiving a fixed amount of financial support from the state, according to a landmark experiment into basic income in Finland that highlights the disadvantages Read more…

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Facebook Disables Political Ad Monitoring Tools Used By Transparency Watchdogs

Facebook has disabled the ability of third party political transparency advocates to monitor political advertisements placed on the social network – a move described by one of the affected organizations as an “appalling look.”  UK-based WhoTargetsMe and US-based ProPublica have been using voluntarily installed browser plugins to collect data on advertisements targeting users. The Read more…

Copy-Paste Error Reveals Assange Already Facing US Indictment

Copy-Paste Error Reveals Assange Already Facing US Indictment

Copy-Paste Error Reveals Assange Already Facing US Indictment Update:The ACLU has published a statement declaring the US’s decision to prosecute Assange to be “unprecedented and unconstitutional”. .@ACLU: Prosecuting Assange for @wikileaks publishing operations unprecedented and unconstitutional. …. sets dangerous precedent for U.S. journalists, who routinely violate foreign secrecy laws to Read more…