I know a woman, 50 years old, who is addicted to the Candy, and it isn't a pretty thing. I've no doubt the Candy pushers developed the app in ways that scientifically maximize their return using things like operant conditioning, similar to slot machines. So the described study may not quite deserve the level of mockery and scorn that Mr. Geigner levies.
That "Day we Fight Back" website would be better without the picture of John Goodman holding a pistol. I know it's from The Big Lebowski, and you know it, but it's still a bad idea, even if you think that NSA's actions are worthy of revolt.
Dow Jones could find whoever is sending their feed to Ransquawk by putting out slightly different feeds to half their base, then repeating in a binary fashion. That would give their lawsuit a lot more punch.
What amazes me about these defenders of the surveillance state is that they seem to have no concept at all of a "cost/benefit" analysis. To them "more" is always better, no matter what the costs. The idea that there are costs to doing all this doesn't even enter into the equation. This makes for poor policy and incredibly dumb analysis.
Thank you! This needs to be said over and over again.