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Situational awareness: Iran reportedly seizes two U.K.-linked tankers in Strait of Hormuz. Go deeper.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Get ready for a debate over the role of private security cameras, particularly the doorbell cameras used in services like Ring and Nest, owned by Amazon and Google, respectively.
Why it matters: The reason for cameras is understandable. Packages get stolen off doorsteps and suspicious people might come to your door — or you just want to remotely let in a guest or service worker.
The big picture: The increasing worry is that the cameras will turn neighborhoods into places of constant surveillance — with the heaviest cost imposed on people of color.
The bottom line: "Tech that seems like an obvious good can develop darker dimensions as capabilities improve and data shifts into new hands," WashPost's Geoffrey Fowler wrote earlier this year.
A man scaled several floors down the side of a 19-story building in Philadelphia yesterday in order to avoid a fire, the AP reports.
Disney's circle of recycled content continues with a Lion King remake that fails to roar despite — or maybe because of — its incredible photo-realism, writes Flipboard's Mia Quagliarello.
The bottom line: The technical virtuosity doesn't always work in the movie's favor, writes Vox, "since it creates a jarring disconnect in which hyper-realistic lions sing like Beyoncé."
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