🎓 Happy Saturday from Harvard Yard, where a friend is immersed in a program for young executives.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
A series of scary headlines, legal actions and pranks this week remind us of the internet's increasing perils for children, Axios' Sara Fischer and Kim Hart write.
This has been the case for generations, but online culture is fragmented and constantly morphing.
Some parents respond to these dangers by dropping free platforms like YouTube that host user-generated content and instead opting for subscription streaming services like Netflix, Nickelodeon, Hulu or Disney that vet kids' content.
The bottom line: Online platforms like YouTube and Facebook were created to capture the data and attention spans of adults. Now their youngest users need the opposite: more privacy and protection from bad actors.
John W. Dean, age 80, who was fired as White House counsel by President Nixon, writes for the N.Y. Times:
Fewer buzzwords ... Here's how GE CEO Larry Culp’s first shareholder letter, released this week, compares with those of his two immediate predecessors, Jeff Immelt and John Flannery, according to The Wall Street Journal (subscription):
Why it matters: "The shorter missive reflects changes in GE itself, which has had three CEOs in three years, can only afford to pay a token dividend and is breaking itself apart."
This selfie was taken on Mars yesterday by NASA's InSight Mars lander, using a camera mounted on a robot arm.
NASA's Mars lander has started digging into the red planet to measure the internal temperature, AP reports:
The team is shooting for 16 feet, which would set an otherworldly record.
Forget the happy talk. North Korea is steadily adding to its nuclear stockpile, the L.A. Times' Victoria Kim writes from Seoul:
"Jeff Bezos amassed the world’s greatest fortune by relying on what he has called a 'regret minimization framework.' He built an $800 billion company with 14 codified principles," the N.Y. Times' Amy Chozick writes on the cover of Sunday Business (headline: "He’s Come Undone"):
"Bezos is at the center of an honest-to-God melodrama, full of salacious revelations, family betrayals and international intrigue."