The Chinese Government Is Creating a Database to Shame Naughty Tourists
It's a dystopian solution to international complaints against Chinese tourists for spitting in the streets, yelling in restaurants, fighting in public, and otherwise disrespecting local customs and laws.
California Has Realized That Sex Offender Registries Don't Work
The database is too big to be helpful. The new recommendation is that only violent offenders be compelled to register for life. Legislators meanwhile are afraid of appearing soft, and don't want to "intellectualize" the issue.