Assorted links for Saturday

Joe Stieglitz on what’s wrong with the EU, why policy-makers persist with bad ideas, and more.

“The concept of ‘cat face'”. Terrific (long) LRB article by Paul Taylor on machine learning. Best non-technical account I’ve seen.

The leak of alleged NSA hacking tools is genuine. For those who are interested in the UK’s Investigatory Powers bill, this is what ‘Equipment Interference’ looks like.

The 98 things that Facebook knows about you — just so you get the right ads, you understand.