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‘A grand illusion’: seven days that shattered Facebook’s facade

Revelations about the depths of Facebook’s failure to protect our data have finally pulled back the curtain, observers say<p>Cambridge Analytica scandal: the biggest revelations so far<p>“Dumb fucks.” That’s how Mark Zuckerberg described users of Facebook for trusting him with their personal data back in …

Cambridge Analytica

Facebook totally regrets threatening to sue the journalists who broke Cambridge Analytica story

This week Mark Zuckerberg is all about contrition. Last week? Not so much.<p>While the Facebook CEO continues his non-apology apology tour in an effort …

Cambridge Analytica

Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades'

Fifty years after the publication of his controversial book The Population Bomb, biologist Paul Ehrlich warns overpopulation and overconsumption are driving us over the edge<p>A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction …

Geography

Facebook scandal could push other tech companies to tighten data sharing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Big internet companies and small software developers alike are likely to face scrutiny over how they share customer information in the wake of the scandal involving Facebook Inc (FB.O) and the British election consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.<p>Lawmakers in the United …

Cambridge Analytica

All the Ways Facebook Won’t Let You Quit

Even if you want to leave, your school or your job might not let you. And if they do, good luck finding phone numbers or sharing life events.<p>There’s …

Cambridge Analytica used self-destructing email to cover its tracks

When you're in the self-described business of bribing politicians and influencing elections, it's perhaps best not to leave a digital paper …

Escaping Facebook takes more than just deleting your account

So Facebook is bad, and you've decided to quit.<p>There's just one, rather large problem: When it comes to the social media giant, quitting is not the …

It's time to protect yourself — and your friends — from Facebook

Remember the Marlboro Man? He was a sexy vision of the American west, created by a cigarette corporation to sell a fatal product. People knew this …

Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters<p>‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower Mark Zuckerberg breaks silence on Cambridge Analytica<p>The data analytics firm that worked with …

Donald Trump

Intro for March 15, 2018

Dear Gossips, When I woke up this morning at 5am ET, Drake was trending worldwide on Twitter. I thought, initially, that he’d dropped a new single …

Livestreaming

Stephen Hawking died on Einstein's birthday because everything in the cosmos is connected

As the world reels from the death of Stephen Hawking, one of the great science minds in all of history, admirers are taking some solace in a few …

How Weinstein And The Hollywood Machine Created ‘Good Guy’ Matt Damon

Shortly before “Good Will Hunting” hit theaters in December 1997, Matt Damon bought two duffel bags from Walmart. The movie’s buzz had escalated. Its benefactor, Harvey Weinstein, was plotting an awards campaign, and Damon was suddenly spending a lot of time in hotel rooms, with access to four-star …

Dining Rooms

This Is the Law That Could Take Down Trump

Bribery statutes apply to public officials. And Trump became one, says one federal prosecutor, when he became the GOP nominee. Dum-da-dum-dum.<p>It’s …

Activists are registering voters at 'Black Panther' screenings for #WakandaTheVote

It's rare that blockbuster movies do anything to move culture forward besides make people really annoying on Twitter.<p>Ben Shapiro rants aside, <i>Black</i> …

I am a “MasterChef” survivor

Have you ever wondered what kind of person auditions for reality TV? Here’s my story, and what I saw<p>If you take 300 people and push them to an extreme stress level, some of them will die under the pressure. I believe producers of reality shows know this is true. There are no former reality show …

Reality TV

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

New Zealand

Women more likely to suffer burn-out symptoms than men

Women are slightly more likely to suffer from burnout symptoms than men, according to a study by Statistics Netherlands and TNO. Young women between …

Netherlands

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

Employment
Netherlands

Has Anyone Seen the President?

Michael Lewis goes to Washington in search of Trump and winds up watching the State of the Union with Steve Bannon.<p>Back when he was president, Barack Obama told me that only two people treated any interaction with him as a zero-sum game. One was Vladimir Putin, the other congressional Republicans. …

Donald Trump
College & University

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Fossil Fuels

Dutch hospital files lawsuit against tobacco industry

The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital in Amsterdam filed a lawsuit against the four large tobacco factories in the Netherlands, accusing them of …

Netherlands