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Viral Political Ads May Not Be As Persuasive As You Think

When a political ad goes viral on Facebook, conventional wisdom holds that it was a success. After all, the Golden Rule of advertising in the digital …

Social Media

How the Kasich dilemma is paralyzing Trump's Republican critics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ohio Gov. John Kasich was among the big winners when Republican Troy Balderson apparently survived last week's special election for a US House seat centered on Columbus. Kasich was also among the biggest losers.<p>In the process, he encapsulated the puzzle facing the small band of Republicans …

Republicans

What’s stored in your school Google Drive account? You might be surprised.

If you or your child have a Google account through school, you are going to want to read this.<p>While many have questioned Google’s invasion of the …

Google Drive

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.<p>An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that …

Maps

Blue light emitted by smartphones and laptops accelerates blindness by making a molecule in our eyes toxic, according to a new study

Image 1of/35<p>Caption<p>Close<p><b>A new study found that blue light can cause macular degeneration, one of the leading causes of blindness.</b>• <b><br>Blue light harms our</b> …

Research

Zero Sum

<i>Tradition has it that whenever a group of people has tasted the lovely fruits of wealth, security, and prestige, it begins to find it more</i> …

Civil Rights

Uptick in foreign-educated Chinese returning home in a reverse brain-drain

The idea came to him while lounging on the Stanford University lawn as an electrical engineering student: a flexible display that could be tucked …

China

GOP Rep. Chris Collins was just charged with insider trading

Collins was President Trump’s first congressional endorsement.<p>A New York Republican Congress member who bragged about turning his friends and acquaintances into millionaires — and was one of President Trump’s earliest and biggest supporters — was just arrested and charged with insider trading.<p>Rep. …

Donald Trump

Frozen machines, 243-percent turnout, and other woes in Georgia voting

A federal lawsuit alleges significant problems with voting in the Peach state.<p>With worn-out clichés about the dead voting, Chicago used to be the …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Internal Facebook Note: Here Is A “Psychological Trick” To Target Teens

TBH’s founding team told their Facebook colleagues they would typically wait 24 hours to collect all inbound follow requests from the high schoolers …

App Store

New Details About Wilbur Ross’ Business Point To Pattern Of Grifting

A<p><b>multimillion-dollar</b> lawsuit has been quietly making its way through the New York State court system over the last three years, pitting a private equity manager named David Storper against his former boss: Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. The pair worked side by side for more than a decade, …

Corruption

Apple at $1Trillion: The Missing Theory

<i>Last week, Apple became the first US company to reach the $1Trillion milestone, not Alphabet (née Google) or Microsoft or Amazon. It’s a noteworthy</i> …

Market Capitalization

Malcolm Gladwell: Americans spend too much on 'meaningless education'

The U.S. and Canada share more than just a border. There are strong cultural, economic and social ties that connect the two countries, but education …

High School

We Are Still Living in the Ruins of the 2008 Crash

<b>Sometimes you don’t know</b> how deep the hole is until you try to fill it. In 2009, staring down what looked to anyone with a calculator like the …

Economics

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WHEN pollsters ask Americans which party they plan to vote for in the elections for the House of Representatives this November, those preferring the …

Government

As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume

SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, the district south of downtown and alongside San Francisco Bay here was known as either Rincon Hill, South Beach or South of Market. This spring, it was suddenly rebranded on Google Maps to a name few had heard: the East Cut.<p>The peculiar moniker immediately spread …

Google Maps

A New Device Can Hear Your Thoughts

In early April, MIT research assistant Arnav Kapur, 24, uploaded a short video on YouTube. The clip showed him moving around campus in various …

Defense Industry

You’re Not Listening

I don’t want to write this article. I believe there is no way to provide advice about listening without sounding like a touchy-feely douchebag. But …

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

Climate Change

Here's How America Uses Its Land

Pasture/range<p>Forest<p>Cropland<p>Special Use<p>Miscellaneous<p>Urban<p>= 1 million acres<p>Pasture/range<p>Forest<p>Cropland<p>Special Use<p>Miscellaneous<p>Urban<p>= 1 million …

Exports

St. Louis Uber driver has put video of hundreds of passengers online. Most have no idea.

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was originally published Friday night. It was updated 9:30 p.m. Saturday with a statement from Uber saying the driver has</i> …

Internet

Why fewer kids work the kind of summer jobs that their parents used to have

Back in the day, most teens had some sort of job lined up for the summer. For some, it was an extension of an after-school job they held during the …

Demographics

A Spectre is Haunting Unicode

In 1978 Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry established the encoding that would later be known as JIS X 0208, which still serves as an …

Unicode

The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness

For the longest time, I believed that there’s only purpose of life: And that is to be happy.<p>Right? Why else go through all the pain and hardship? …

Happiness

Thread by @doctorow: "Here's the thing about the "foreign interference" narrative that bugs me: it seems undeniable that Russian state elements (and quasi-state e […]"

18 tweets<p>Cory Doctorow @doctorow Follow Read on Twitter<p>Here's the thing about the "foreign interference" narrative that bugs me: it seems undeniable …

Fake News

Is the US Leaning Red or Blue? It All Depends on Your Map

On May 11, 2017, a reporter named Trey Yingst, who covers the White House for the conservative news network OANN, tweeted a photo of a framed map of …

Geography

‘Is this what the west is really like?’ How it felt to leave China for Britain | Xiaolu Guo

Desperate to find somewhere she could live and work as she wished, Xiaolu Guo moved from Beijing to London in 2002. But from the weather to the language and the people, nothing was as she expected<p>By the time I reached my late 20s, I was desperately looking for a way out of Beijing. From 2001 …

China

How the Russian government used disinformation and cyber warfare in 2016 election – an ethical hacker explains

The Soviet Union and now Russia under Vladimir Putin have waged a political power struggle against the West for nearly a century. Spreading false and …

Hillary Clinton

Evidence Shows Hackers Changed Votes in the 2016 Election But No One Will Admit It

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>This story was an opinion piece asserting there was evidence that hackers changed votes in the 2016 election. However, a number of</i> …

Elections

New Latino brewery in Minneapolis will have a 3-on-3 soccer field

La Doña Cervecería will open later this summer.Beer and sports go together like Minnesotans and prolonged farewells, and there will be few better …

Entrepreneurship