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Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Stephane Dion takes responsibility for Saudi arms deal
“Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion says a major economic backlash from Saudi Arabia would result if Ottawa were to cancel a controversial $15-billion arms deal with Riyadh – but he was unable to say whether a Liberal government would have actually signed the combat vehicle contract in the first place.”
2. The UX of ethics
“What are the ethical responsibilities of Google, or Apple, or Microsoft, or any other companies that sit on insights mined from mountains of our personal data? Or put differently, if Google knows I’m sick before I do, is it ethically obligated to tell me? And if so—how does it tell me?”
+1: The Magic Leap is one of the most impressive, futuristic products we’ve seen in a while.
3. Every actor you love will eventually do a superhero movie
“If you’re a young male actor, superhero films are one of the only ways left to truly establish yourself as a movie star. Just ask Marvel’s holy trinity of Chrises — Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evans — all of whom found their signature, star-making role in a superhero franchise.”
4. Gimme da loot
Almost 70 per cent of uniformed Toronto Police officers make over $100,000, the Toronto Star has found. “Pay increases in the GTA for uniformed officers, required to have only a high school education, have outpaced inflation by about 20 to 30 per cent over a decade. Base salary hikes are only a fraction of a controversial, little-known system of increases that can add as much as 17 per cent annually to the publicly revealed pay increases.”
5. China is endorsing Donald Trump
“The Chinese Communist Party’s media conduits are swooning over the vulgar, politically-incorrect frontrunner, telegraphing that if Trump were to rise to a position of real power, it would be a boon for the country’s regional ambitions.”
+1: Anti-Trump conservatives are embracing the liberal critique of the right.