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Family of Black Man Killed by White Cop Awarded $4 By Florida Jury

How much is the life of a man killed in his own garage by police officers worth these days? According to a federal jury in Florida, the answer is …

The rise of Patreon – the website that makes Jordan Peterson $80k a month

The internet has transformed creative industries. Words, music, video, images and games can be distributed worldwide, instantly and for free, delivering a cornucopia of delights to your screens and mine. The problem is that, historically, it’s not been quite so good at ensuring those same creative …

Jordan Peterson

Apple demands $1 billion from Samsung for patent infringement

Apple wants Samsung to cough up a whopping $1 billion in damages for infringing iPhone design patents.<p>The two companies again returned to court this week over the long-running dispute, which first began seven years ago. Apple told jurors that Samsung should hand over all the profit it made on four …

HTC just announced the world’s first blockchain phone

HTC is about to unveil a flagship phone that nobody will want to buy, the U12 handset the company teased using iPhone 6 parts not too long ago. But …

This Search Engine Is Profitable Without Tracking You Online. And Google and Facebook Could Do It Too

Here's how<p>Facebook could be profitable without tracking you as intently as it does, but the social media network doesn’t want you to realize that. …

The Magazine Of High Society

GrowInside Seattle’s House of Cultivar LawsProposal in North Carolina Could Relax Marijuana Possession Laws<p>Trending<p>NewsPhiladelphia to Treat Opioid …

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Economics

These Parents Want The World To Know What North Korea Did To Their Son

"We realized North Korea wanted us to lock ourselves in a room and do nothing, and we think that’s a bad idea," Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, told a meeting at the UN.<p>NEW YORK — The parents of Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old US citizen who died soon after his release from North Korean …

The Search for Missing MH370 has Uncovered Clues into Two Ancient Maritime Mysteries

(CANBERRA, Australia) — A four-year search of the depths of the Indian Ocean has failed to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But the unprecedented …

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum quits over privacy disagreements with Facebook

The chief executive and co-founder of WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app, is leaving the company over disagreements about privacy and encryption.<p>Jan Koum will also step down from Facebook’s board of directors, a role he negotiated when WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for $19bn in 2014, …

Privacy

Beginner to Expert: The Ultimate 50 Street Photography Tips for You

My goal of this blog is to share my experience of learning Street Photography myself. Along this road, I wrote many long-form articles on certain …

What the Golden State Killer case means for your genetic privacy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fears about the privacy of our data have become commonplace amid credit monitoring hacks and a political firm accessing Facebook users' information. A recent arrest takes it one step further, raising questions about how our genetic information is being used and who has access to it.<p>Nearly …

Golden State Killer

Why Bill Cosby may not spend any time in prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> Based on his conviction this week on three assault charges, comedian and TV star Bill Cosby could be sentenced to 30 years in prison.<p>But legal experts said the 80-year-old certainly will spend less time than that behind bars, and there's a very real possibility that he may not ever be …

Justice

‘Dead zone’ larger than Scotland found by underwater robots in Arabian sea

An underwater “dead zone” larger than the area of Scotland has been discovered by robots exploring the Arabian Sea.<p>Scientists say the situation is …

New anti-Brexit party focuses on single council to try and overturn referendum

A new anti-Brexit political party is targeting voters in the Remain-backing Conservative borough of Wandsworth in the upcoming local elections.<p>The …

What Happens When Your Bomb-Defusing Robot Becomes a Weapon

Treating a technology as a “platform” has consequences.<p>Micah Xavier Johnson spent the last day of his life in a standoff, holed up in a Dallas community-college building. By that point, he had already shot 16 people. Negotiators were called in, but it was 2:30 in the morning and the police chief …

'He couldn't go on any longer': Avicii's family release statement on his death

Avicii's family has implied their late son took his own life, saying the famed DJ "could not go on any longer" and that "he wanted to find peace".The …

NRA supporters are blowing up their expensive YETI coolers over a canceled discount

<b>(CNN) —</b> With Facebook Live already rolling, Bryan Atkinson stepped out of a pickup truck into an empty South Carolina field and spoke to the camera.<p>"Here's the famous YETI," he said of the high-end ice chest. He then opened the top of the cooler, revealing a duct-taped cardboard box.<p>"There's the …

Guns

6 things to know about the new free Spotify

Can't swing a Spotify subscription? (Even if it's combined with Hulu?) Fear not: Following its IPO earlier this month, the music-streaming giant just overhauled its free-listening tier for mobile users.<p>That means you're about to get more bang (and other noises) for no bucks. Let's take a look at …

Playlist

Suspected Vietnamese agent on trial for Berlin kidnapping

A court is hearing testimony in the case of a suspect accused of helping abduct a Vietnamese businessman in a Cold War-style kidnapping in Berlin. …

Thank streaming: Global music sales jump 8.1 percent

Thanks to streaming, the global music industry is thriving.<p>Revenues grew 8.1 percent last year to $17.3 billion, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, or IFPI, said Tuesday. It was the third consecutive year of growth following 15 years of decline and was driven by a 41.1 …

Prosecutors mull retrial for Border Patrol agent

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors are evaluating whether to pursue a retrial for a U.S. Border Patrol agent on manslaughter charges after an Arizona jury …

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Texas gerrymandering case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday to decide whether Texas redistricted voting maps to discriminate against black and Hispanic …

Florida cops try to unlock phone with dead man's finger

New York, April 24 (IANS) Two detectives in Florida reportedly visited a funeral home to unlock the deceased man's smartphone by using his …

Florida

Who are Putin and Russia′s allies in Germany

Although the German government is clearly oriented toward the West, Germany often plays the mediator with Russia, and business interests also …

New Europe law makes it easy to find out what your boss has said about you

Have you ever wondered what your boss or co-workers say about you behind your back? If you’re located in Europe, it will soon be extremely easy to find out.<p>Under the General Data Protection Regulation that comes into play on 25 May, any individual located in Europe can ask any company for the data …

Privacy

What Is Ultra-Processed Food?

Photo by Paul Townsend.<p>We eat a lot of ultra-processed food, and these foods tend to be sugary and not so great for us. But the problem isn't …

What's Not Included in Facebook's 'Download Your Data'

When members of Congress asked Mark Zuckerberg earlier this month who owns Facebook users’ personal data, the Facebook CEO had a convenient response. …

A Traffic Accident in North Korea Has Killed 36 People, Mostly Chinese Tourists

(BEIJING) — A traffic accident in southern North Korea has killed 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans, Chinese officials said Monday.<p>The …

Finland to end basic income trial after two years

Government rejects request for funds to expand scheme and plans stricter benefits rules<p>Europe’s first national government-backed experiment in giving citizens free cash will end next year after Finland decided not to extend its widely publicised basic income trial and to explore alternative welfare …

Universal Basic Income