24 hr Israel News from Yapho

Apparently i24 News has been available outside Israel for some time. So, while it originates here (יפו), I haven’t heard of it until a few days ago. It’s worth checking out. online: http://www.i24news.tv/en/tv/live cellphone app: i24 news The broadcast suffers from occasional technical glitches: inability to upload stream fast enough to keep the stream going,…

The Google Brainwash Bubble

Even as Google makes a respectable effort to avoid deliberate bias, the whole idea of Google is to figure out what the searcher wants, filter out all other information as “clutter” and “noise,” and return only what Google has adroitly, sometimes inscrutably, “figured out” that the searcher “really wants.” One may reasonably conclude that this…

The Bathroom Wars

The U.S. Supreme Court just declined ruling on a “bathroom battle,” sending the controversy back to the lower courts to further stew. The “bathroom wars” are an increasingly formi­dable is­sue looming over Israel as well as heading to America’s Supreme Court. This is a seemingly simple, yet deceptive­ly com­plex, “nesting doll” problem of con­troversy, gift-wrapped…