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Welcome to Sunday's Big Revolution, packed with good reads for your weekend perusal. – Martin
 
September 2 · Issue #189 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Sunday’s Big Revolution, packed with good reads for your weekend perusal.
Martin

Big things you need to know today
  • A series mysterious, invisible attacks on staff the US Embassy in Cuba might have been caused by a new kind of microwave weapon, according to doctors and scientists investigating those affected.
Big weekend reads
 How Fiverr and Online Gig Platforms Create Competition How Fiverr and Online Gig Platforms Create Competition
How the gig economy is causing a race to the bottom, where workers have to offer the lowest price to secure commissions. Is this a sustainable situation?
The Amazonization of Whole Foods, one year in
A look at how US supermarket chain Whole Foods has changed after a year of being owned by Amazon. Product quality, for one thing, seems to have suffered.
Why Tesla's Autopilot Can't See a Stopped Firetruck
“Semi-autonomous driving systems are designed to ignore unmoving obstacles because otherwise, they couldn’t work at all.”
The viral ‘Johny, Johny’ kids’ videos are a godforsaken nightmare
The world of mass-produced, online videos for kids that aren’t inappropriate but are just a bit… wrong… isn’t getting any less weird.
That’s all for today...
Back tomorrow with a full, weekday edition. See you then!
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