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Special Report: Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (Reuters) - In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told U.S. senators that the social media site was hiring dozens more Burmese speakers to review hate speech posted in Myanmar. The situation was dire.<p>Some 700,000 members of the Rohingya community had recently fled the country …

Asia

The Legend of Nintendo

For anyone who’s ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid, phantasmagoric, zoologically ornate video games, visiting the company’s understated home in …

How Devin Nunes Turned the House Intelligence Committee Inside Out

In Late August 2016, Donald Trump paid a visit to Tulare, Calif., a small city in the agricultural Central Valley and an unlikely stop for a Republican presidential campaign. California is a solidly blue state, and although Trump was in Tulare to speak at a fund-raiser, the $2,700 that most guests …

A Lynching’s Long Shadow

Tina Washington can’t remember being told that white men lynched her granddaddy back in 1935. Somehow she’s always known. The crime echoed in her father’s character, in his watchfulness and distant love, in the yawning void left in place of memory. As a child, she tried to pry answers from her …

Black History

The Quantum Race the United States Can’t Afford To Lose

The quantum race is on, and the stakes are high. The winner will gain a military and intelligence edge, as well as a first mover advantage in what is …

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Navigating the job search as a candidate can feel pretty opaque. From your perspective, it's difficult to identify which skills you should …

Employment

Best Home Theater PC Build 2017 to do it all (Plex, Kodi, NAS, Gaming)

With the turn of the new year brings a good opportunity to think about the best Home Theater PC Build 2017. There may be new technologies available …

The Real Risks of Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

President Trump announced today that his administration would impose a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum, on the grounds that other countries’ trade practices endanger American national security by undermining domestic production. Here’s what you need …

Twitter deleted 200,000 Russian troll tweets. Read them here.

Tech & Media<p>NBC News is publishing its database of more than 200,000 tweets that Twitter has tied to "malicious activity" from Russia-linked accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.<p>These accounts, working in concert as part of large networks, pushed hundreds of thousands of inflammatory …

Social Media

Mozilla announces an open gateway for the internet of things

Apple, Google, Amazon and Samsung have all been working hard to create their own standard to control all the connected devices around your home. Mozilla just announced that anybody can now create an open gateway to control the internet of things. The organization also confirmed that it is still …

As HomePod launches, Spotify cuts off support for some speakers and receivers

Goodbye, built-in streaming<p>Spotify is removing itself from a number of home audio speakers and receivers from the likes of Onkyo, Denon, Marantz, Bang & Olufsen, Pioneer, and Yamaha. Some devices are losing Spotify integration completely, while others will require firmware updates if users want to …

Amazon is quietly becoming its own university

Jeff Bezos’ Amazon empire—which recently dabbled in home security, opened artificial intelligence-powered grocery stores, and started planning a second headquarters (and manufactured a vicious national competition out of it)—has not been idle in 2018.<p>The …

Computer Skills

Paul Ryan Sees His Wild Washington Journey Coming to An End

He felt he was ‘made for this moment.’ But now, on the verge of achieving his long-sought legislative dream, he’s got his eyes on the exits.<p>Spirits were high inside the House chamber on Thursday, November 16, when, in the early afternoon, the gavel fell and a measure to rewrite the American tax …

Republicans

How to use Evernote to organize your life

Never forget the important stuff<p>Finding a great note-taking app is like finding the perfect pair of jeans. They’re hard to come across, but once you do, you’ll always stick with them. The same goes for the best smartphone apps. Some people might still prefer the old, foolproof method of taking …

President Trump is now holding the Republican Party hostage

By Aaron Blake<p>Senior reporter<p>President Trump waged a hostile takeover of the Republican Party's presidential nomination last year. Now he's holding the entire party hostage.<p>Early Wednesday afternoon, Trump inexplicably cut a deal on a short-term debt-ceiling increase with Democratic leaders, …

Republicans

Donald Trump promised to only make the best deals. Um....

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump cut a deal with Congressional leaders Wednesday that will raise the debt ceiling, keep the government open and funded and secure disaster relief dollars for Hurricane Harvey.<p>The problem? He cut the deal with Democratic leaders -- and expressly against the …

Republicans

Facebook Found Election Ad Spending Likely Linked to Russia

Facebook Inc. says it found about $100,000 in ad spending connected to fake accounts likely run from Russia that aimed to stir political controversy …

How Steve Bannon Lost the Battle for the Soul of Trumpism

Throughout the summer, six men—four members of Congress and two Trump officials—have been meeting in secret to rewrite the American tax code. The private sessions happen every two weeks or so—there’s no set schedule—often in the suite of either Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, or Mitch …

Donald Trump

Living Next Door to a White Supremacist

Until Saturday, August 12th, Debra Godfrey liked to sit on her front porch in the afternoons. She’d smoke a Newport and watch what little traffic there was pass by. Godfrey, who is fifty-one, lives in Belmont, a quiet neighborhood on the southeast side of Charlottesville, Virginia. Kids would play …

Rights & Freedoms

White House Aide Forced Out After Claim of Leftist Conspiracy

WASHINGTON — A cabal of leftist “deep state” government workers, “globalists,” bankers, adherents to Islamic fundamentalism and establishment Republicans are conspiring to remove President Trump and impose cultural Marxism in the United States, according to a former White House aide whose darkly …

Why Does Trump Still Refuse to Criticize Putin?

The president not only won’t denounce Russia, but he goes out of his way to avoid it—like when he thanked the Kremlin on Thursday for expelling U.S. diplomats.<p>President Trump is most comfortable when he’s on the verbal offensive. He loves a good war of words, whether his target is a foreign …

Apple Opening Data Center in China to Comply With Cybersecurity Law

SHANGHAI — Apple said Wednesday that it would open its first data center in China, joining a parade of technology companies responding to growing global demands to build facilities that store online data closer to customers.<p>The move is a response to a strict new law in China that requires companies …

China

When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Share Your Location Using a Smartphone

SAN FRANCISCO — Last week after my motorcycle malfunctioned and crashed on the freeway, I wanted only two simple things from technology: to call 911 and to tell loved ones where I could be found.<p>Coincidentally, I had been testing location-sharing tools from Apple, Google, Facebook and Snapchat. So …

The latest Russia revelations lay the groundwork for a conspiracy case

Randall D. Eliason teaches white-collar criminal law at George Washington University Law School. He blogs at Sidebarsblog.com. The news about Donald …

Canada Is Turning 150. Oh, to Be 100 Again.

MONTREAL — It didn’t seem very Canadian.<p>For Expo 67, this usually modest and frugal country spent vast amounts of money to create islands within the St. Lawrence River and build an array of huge buildings, all to show off Canada to the world.<p>But even if uncharacteristic, the fair was a coming out …

The National Enquirer’s Fervor for Trump

The tabloid is defined by its predatory spirit. Why has it embraced the President with such sycophantic zeal?<p>Every Wednesday afternoon, in a windowless conference room in an office building at the tip of lower Manhattan, David Pecker decides what will be on the cover of the following week’s <i>National</i> …

Once a Model City, Hong Kong Is in Trouble

HONG KONG — When Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule two decades ago, the city was seen as a model of what China might one day become: prosperous, modern, international, with the broad protections of the rule of law.<p>There was anxiety about how such a place could survive in authoritarian China. But …

Hong Kong

A brief history of the iPhone

Steve Jobs called the first iPhone “magic.” It was a customary bit of showmanship from Apple’s late-founder, but a decade after that announcement, it’s difficult to overstate the profound impact the smartphone has had on the mobile industry.<p>The first iPhone was met with cautious excitement by many …

Psychologists say we really do have dating “types”—and they reveal a lot about our own habits

What do your exes have in common? A new study finds that the people we date share many similarities—both in terms of appearance and personality.<p>For observable qualities like attractiveness, similarity emerges because attractive people seduce other attractive people. But, researchers say, for …

Relationships

The American South Will Bear the Worst of Climate Change’s Costs

Global warming will intensify regional inequality in the United States, according to a revolutionary new economic assessment of the phenomenon.<p>Climate change will aggravate economic inequality in the United States, essentially transferring wealth from poor counties in the Southeast and the Midwest …

Climate Change