Bookmarks for June 27th from 17:11 to 20:37

by danhon

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links posted to Pinboard.in for June 27th from 17:11 to 20:37:

  • The Brexit Short: How Hedge Funds Used Private Polls to Make Millions – Bloomberg – via stml and others
  • Apple-designed processors – Wikipedia
  • Inside Facebook and Twitter’s secret meetings with Trump aides and conservative leaders who say tech is biased – “The Twitter executive heard an earful from conservatives gathered at the table, who scoffed at the fact that Dorsey runs a platform that’s supposed to be neutral even though he’s tweeted about issues like immigration, gay rights and national politics. They also told Dorsey that the tech industry’s efforts to improve diversity — after years of criticism for maintaining a largely white, male workforce — should focus on hiring engineers with more diverse political viewpoints as well, according to those who dined with him in D.C.”
  • Ocasio-Cortez just did Democrats a big favor – The Washington Post – “Yet until Tuesday night, the party was in the absurd position of having septuagenarians occupying all three of its top leadership positions in the House — with a somewhat-less-old white guy, the 56-year-old Crowley , waiting patiently to succeed them. This created the even more ridiculous likelihood that those leading the Democrats’ legislative opposition to President Trump, a white guy from Queens, would soon be Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a white guy from Brooklyn, and Crowley, another white guy from Queens.”
  • Trump’s hidden back channel to Justice Kennedy: Their kids – POLITICO – “Kennedy’s son, Justin, knows Donald Trump Jr. through New York real estate circles. Another is through Kennedy’s other son, Gregory, and Trump’s Silicon Valley adviser Peter Thiel. They went to Stanford Law School together and served as president of the Federalist Society in back-to-back years, according to school records. More recently, Kennedy’s firm, Disruptive Technology Advisers, has worked with Thiel’s company Palantir Technologies.”