- N.Y. Sues Ice Cream Shop Owner Using New ‘Central Park Karen’ Law For Filing False Race-Based Police Report Against BLM Protesters (Black Enterprise) The Attorney General used the recently drafted, "Central Park Karen" Law.
- New Oppo smartphone has a 60x microscope camera (Ars Technica) This is the first legitimately new phone feature that I have found interesting in quite a while.
- Lava Jato Hacker Walter Delgatti speaks (Brasil Wire) Discusses why he hacked into the "Car Wash" investigation, and how he found that it was all thoroughly corrupt, how the FBI was involved, etc. He is a hero.
- Cory Doctorow: Free Markets (Locus Online) Discusses how monopoly rents, are driving our increasingly dysfunctional economy into the ditch, and how the audiobook market is now built around app based, DRM controlled material that you don't really own.
- Conquest and Slavery as Foundational to Property Law (K-Sue Park at SSRN) "This article demonstrates that the histories of conquest and slavement are foundational to U.S. property law."
- New York Man Kept Sharks in Pool in His Basement (New York Times) My first thought was, "Florida Man in New York," but it's actually a part of an underground market in exotic fish.
- Free Meal For A Name Change Hooks Hundreds (Hackwackers) People in Taiwan were legally changing their name for some free sushi?
- Israeli archeologists discover ancient Dead Sea Scroll fragments (Al Jazeera) Getting your archeology on.
- Out of curiosity I dug into how NFT's actually reference the media you're "buying" and my eyebrows are now orbiting the moon (Twitter) Short version: if the company generating the NFTs goes belly up, or decides to start charging a subscription fee, you are screwed. So, in addition to it releasing as much carbon as 77 years of electrical consumption by an an EU citizen, it's a scam.
Leopard Seal tries to show NatGeo photographer how to eat a penguin. It did not go to said seal's satisfaction.