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  • How China-US rivalry is dividing the internet

    Will the rivalry between China and the US accelerate the division of the internet into two halves?

    BBC News
  • Eye exams in the United States are a scam

    In many countries you can buy inexpensive eyeglasses and contact lenses without a prescription. That's not the case in the United States. In 2016 the American Optometric Association (AOA) spent $1.8 million lobbying and another $1.4 million in campaign contributions to ensure corrective lenses are expensive for Americans, and therefore highly profitable. Yascha Mounk, a contributing writer at The Atlantic, writes in her article, "The Great American Eye-Exam Scam:" When I last went to an eye exam...

    Boing Boing
  • Spanish accents spoken in the United States

    More than 41 million people in the US speak Spanish, but they don't all speak it the same way.