Bwoglines: Dubious Morals Edition
Written by Bwog Staff
A video surfaced earlier this week in which a police officer using pepper spray on a protester. Responding to public outcries, the NYPD is investigating the incident. The officer accused of seasoning the protester is already under police protection after receiving death threats. (NYTimes, Gothamist)
Maybe the cop was a just a big fan of Mill—Working with a professor from Cornell, Columbia’s own Daniel Bartels “found a strong link between utilitarian answers to moral dilemmas (push the fat guy off the bridge) and personalities that were psychopathic, Machiavellian or tended to view life as meaningless.” (Economist)
Using the best and brightest minds of the 21st generation, technology pioneer Google secretly rolled out Google Gaydar, an algorithm that guesses a celebrity’s sexual orientation based on web-chatter. Whether morally reprehensible or just sort of weird, unclear. (Gawker)
Dramatic legal stock photography via wikimedia.