Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Free Syrian Army deploys kittens, the ultimate Internet PR weapon

FSA Kittens is a tumblr blog dedicated to celebrating the kittens fighting to overcome the Assad regime in Syria. The dozen or so posts range from the documentary to the deeply whimsical: This FSA kitten, Yasmeen, is on sniper-duty. Yasmeen’s … Continue reading

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TSA Pre-Check, Fairness and Opaque Algorithms

Running late for a flight from Boston to San Francisco today, I was delighted to discover that my boarding pass made me eligible for the “TSA Pre-√” line. Instead of waiting in a labyrinthine line, removing my bottles of shampoo, … Continue reading

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