How China’s drive for a surveillance state is fueling an investment boom in surveillance firms and can instill mass obedience regardless of the tech’s efficacy (Paul Mozur/New York Times)

Paul Mozur / New York Times: How China’s drive for a surveillance state is fueling an investment boom in surveillance firms and can instill mass obedience regardless of the tech’s efficacy  —  ZHENGZHOU, China — In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train… Read More How China’s drive for a surveillance state is fueling an investment boom in surveillance firms and can instill mass obedience regardless of the tech’s efficacy (Paul Mozur/New York Times)

Tencent says it has received approval from Hong Kong stock exchange for an IPO of its Tencent Music Entertainment subsidiary in US (Music Business Worldwide)

Music Business Worldwide: Tencent says it has received approval from Hong Kong stock exchange for an IPO of its Tencent Music Entertainment subsidiary in US  —  Chinese media giant Tencent has confirmed that Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) is set to be spun-off via a public listing in the United States. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2u4YJgX

The explosion of e-waste, estimated to cross 57M tons annually by 2021, highlights its dual role as environmental scourge and potential economic resource (Brook Larmer/New York Times)

Brook Larmer / New York Times: The explosion of e-waste, estimated to cross 57M tons annually by 2021, highlights its dual role as environmental scourge and potential economic resource  —  The police raid on a junkyard on the outskirts of Bangkok had all the trappings of a drug bust.  Swarming onto the open-air property in… Read More The explosion of e-waste, estimated to cross 57M tons annually by 2021, highlights its dual role as environmental scourge and potential economic resource (Brook Larmer/New York Times)