Monday, February 29, 2016

Link roundup

1. "It must have seemed like a win-win at the time. Clothing retailer Lands' End, desperate to refurbish its image into something relevant and chic, featured an interview with legendary feminist Gloria Steinem in its spring catalog,"

The company has issued an abject public apology. "Some customers were troubled and concerned that we featured an interview with Gloria Steinem in a recent catalog," reads the statement. "It was never our intention to raise a divisive political or religious issue, so when some of our customers saw the recent promotion that way, we heard them. We sincerely apologize for any offense."

That has provoked a counter-backlash
2. "Bill Murray Involved in Cell Phone Throwing Incident, Actor Is ‘Taking Responsibility’"

3. "So here in the form of an open letter are some of the questions I’d ask Tim Cook if I had him under oath.
What I’d like to know is just how much work you’ve already done for repressive regimes surveilling their own people:

One repressive regime in particular, actually. China’s.