Morning Media Summary


Advertiser start using facial recognition to tailor pitches:
“Picture this: You stop in front of a digital advertising display at a mall and suddenly an ad pops up touting makeup, followed by one for shoes and then one for butter pecan ice cream.”

Global Warming / Environment / Energy:

CERN: ‘Climate models will need to be substantially revised’:
“CERN’s 8,000 scientists may not be able to find the hypothetical Higgs boson, but they have made an important contribution to climate physics, prompting climate models to be revised.”

Insurance / Gambling:

Nevada Gaming Control Board Offers Proposed Internet Poker Regulations:
“Wednesday the Nevada Gaming Control Board published proposed regulations intended to establish state regulations for legal online gaming, namely online poker. This set of guides was produced to satisfy the 2011 Nevada Legislature Assembly Bill 258.”

Health / Safety:

Certain foods may be the best medicine for lowering ‘bad’ cholesterol:
“For patients with high levels of so-called bad cholesterol, doctors routinely reach for two remedies: cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and a diet that cuts out foods high in saturated fat, such as ice cream, red meat and butter.”


Greece forced to tap emergency fund:
“In a move described as the “last stand for Greek banks”, the embattled country’s central bank activated Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) for the first time on Wednesday night.”


Social media could render covert policing ‘impossible’:
“Facebook has proven to be one of the biggest dangers in keeping undercover police officers safe due to applications such as facial recognition and photo tagging, according to a adjunct professor at ANU and Charles Sturt University.”


AFL-CIO president smacks Obama for weak, ‘little nibbly’ labor policies:
“The AFL-CIO is distancing itself from the Democratic Party, redirecting its funds to build its own permanent political organization, and pressuring President Barack Obama to embrace a big-spending program for job creation, Richard Trumka, the union’s president, said today.”

Transportation/ Land Use:

Governor’s jobs advisor joins high-speed rail board:
“The third and final Bay Area veteran of the board overseeing the state’s high-speed rail project has left the panel, replaced by Gov. Jerry Brown’s senior advisor for jobs and business development.”