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If Facebook isn't spying on us, why did I get ads for obscure things I had just chatted about?

A Facebook user has been left spooked after two obscure products she had been chatting about then randomly appeared as targeted ads on her …

Rip Hunter might not be dead on Legends of Tomorrow

It looks like Rip Hunter could make a return to <i>Legends of Tomorrow</i> despite his assumed death in this season’s finale.<p>This wouldn’t be the first time …

Key moments from Mark Zuckerberg's Senate testimony

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook, appeared before lawmakers for the first time on Tuesday to answer questions about how his social networking juggernaut handles its 2.2 billion users’ private data, as well as the role the company played in Russia’s meddling in the 2016 …

Internet

Senators to Zuckerberg: We may need to regulate Facebook to protect privacy

WASHINGTON – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's promises to do more to protect the privacy of users' data failed to end calls from lawmakers of both parties Tuesday to regulate the social media giant in the wake of a massive privacy breach.<p>Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said one of his main takeaways …

Social Media

Meet the lawmakers who could give Zuckerberg hell

Lawmakers will get the chance to grill Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week about the company’s data practices, its role in elections, and whatever …

Silicon Valley

Cambridge Analytica denies accessing data on 87M Facebook users…claims 30M

Cambridge Analytica is refuting a report by Facebook today that said Cambridge Analytica improperly attained data on up to 87 million users. Instead, it claims it only “licensed data for no more than 30 million people” from Dr. Aleksandr Kogan’s research company Global Science Research. It also …

Madeleine Albright Warns: Don't Let Fascism Go 'Unnoticed Until It's Too Late'

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright describes herself as an "optimist who worries a lot." And lately, it seems, there has been much to worry about.<p>Albright's new book, <i>Fascism: A Warning,</i> starts by describing how Hitler and Mussolini came to power in the 20th century, then warns about …

Political Science

US may tie social media to visa applications

<b>The Trump administration has said it wants to start collecting the social media history of nearly everyone seeking a visa to enter the US.</b><p>The proposal, which comes from the state department, would require most visa applicants to give details of their Facebook and Twitter accounts.<p>They would have to …

Social Media

Supreme Court snubs Trump, keeps DACA immigration program in place for now

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court refused Monday to review a federal judge's order that the Trump administration continue a program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.<p>The denial leaves in place the popular DACA program, which has protected some 690,000 …

Immigration

The Next Recession Is Really Gonna Suck

The extra help unemployed people got during the Great Recession has emboldened states to mistreat them.<p>WASHINGTON ― When the next recession comes, many people who lose their jobs will have a harder time getting unemployment insurance, an important lifeline for most Americans. In several states, …

A regular person tracked their OKCupid and Tinder messages and found some surprising patterns

Online dating can be weird, and confusing, and frustrating — but if you're even a little bit of a data nerd, it's also a gold mine.<p>In January, Redditor chaios24 submitted a popular post to the subreddit r/dataisbeautiful titled "My 180 Days of Lesbian Online Dating." chaios24 shows the success …

8 brilliant innovations helping homeless populations around the world

Homelessness is widespread and hard to solve, affecting more than 560,000 people in the U.S. and hundreds of millions around the world.<p>It's a complex …

‘Black Lightning’ Is the Black Superhero Television’s Been Waiting For

The new CW series will blow you away.<p>Black Lightning debuted in the pages of DC Comics in April 1977 as their first starring black superhero. He was …

Comics

After a Pre-emptive Denial, Michael Douglas Is Accused of Sexual Harassment

The Hollywood Reporter has published details of Douglas’s alleged behavior, a little over a week after the actor denied the coming allegations to Deadline.<p><i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> has published a detailed look at sexual harassment allegations that have surfaced against Oscar-winning actor <b>Michael</b> …

Sexual Harassment

How to Avoid Email Marketing Fatigue and Charm Your Subscribers

Email marketing has the highest ROI of any digital marketing strategy. The channel is so successful that it has a median ROI of 122%, according to a …

Multigrain, wholegrain, wholemeal: what's the difference and which bread is best?

Wholemeal, wholegrain, multigrain, sourdough, rye, white, high fibre white, low GI, low FODMAP, gluten free. With so many choices of bread available, …

Why one Harvard professor calls American schools' focus on testing a 'charade'

Harvard professor Daniel Koretz is on a mission: to convince policymakers that standardized tests have been widely misused.<p>In his new book, “The …

Google’s Family Link app will help you monitor your child’s online activity

Worrying about how long your child is staring at a display for, and what sort of apps they are using is a fear that most parents endure. Google has …

Android News

When School Becomes a Game

Adam Avery<p>How can educators get students to be more engaged? Some experts say it's a matter of gamifying the learning experience.<p>Every year, the American Psychological Society talks to Americans about their mental state. In 2013, the topic was stress—and the group found that, of the teenagers who …

'Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24'

<b>Adolescence now lasts from the ages of 10 to 24, although it used to be thought to end at 19, scientists say.</b><p>Young people continuing their education for longer, as well as delayed marriage and parenthood, has pushed back popular perceptions of when adulthood begins.<p>Changing the definition is vital …

Teens

30 celebrities who turned down major movie roles

Some of your favorite films could have looked completely different.<p>It’s difficult to imagine an iconic movie without its iconic stars. But many an actor has passed on a part that brought critical adulation or big bucks to someone else. Whether they declined because of scheduling conflicts or those …

The Best Ideas About How To Use Classroom Walls – Please Recommend More Resources

This is definitely not a comprehensive list of ideas and resources – yet.<p>I hope readers will make more suggestions.<p>Here’s what I have so far:<p>Treating …

Watch this incredible rare footage from a gay pool party in 1945

“I kind of couldn’t believe I was seeing it.”<p>It was the mid-90s when St. Louis filmmaker Geoff Story stumbled upon some old film reels at an estate …

11 Chrome features you'll wish you'd known all along

Improve your Chrome skills with these tips and tricks.<p>Do you consider yourself a Chrome ninja? If not, these tips can help you navigate the web with deadly efficiency.<p>Pin tabs<p>I spend much of my day using Gmail and Google Drive, and with Chrome's tab-pinning feature, I can keep those tabs parked to …

Google

There are 3 distinct types of narcissists — here's how to spot them

To be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, someone needs to express five of nine specific traits. People with the disorder are often characterized as having a lack of empathy, a grandiose view of themselves, and a need for admiration.<p>Though many follow similar patterns, such as love …

Tim Kaine Asked For Details On Senate Sexual Harassment Claims. He Was Denied.

Congress' workplace misconduct office won't share data with the senator because of concerns with "inaccuracies."<p>WASHINGTON ― The Congressional Office of Compliance on Monday denied a request by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) for details on taxpayer-funded settlements paid out on behalf of senators or staff …

Sexual Harassment

Preliminary exit poll results: How different groups voted in the U.S. senator election in Alabama

Percentage-point lead in select groups<p>Democrat Doug Jones<p>Women + 16 <br>Under age 30 + 22 <br>Black + 92 <br>Independent or something else + 8 <br>Disapprove of Trump + 87<p>Republican Roy Moore<p>White women + 29 White no college degree + 55 Approve of Trump + 80 Abortion should always be illegal + 62 Decided in …

Republicans

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. A former farmer gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>I wrote about farmers’ suicides – and the reaction has been overwhelming<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the …

Farming

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

Black Mirror

'Casting Couch': The Origins of a Pernicious Hollywood Cliché

How a seemingly innocuous phrase became a metonym for the skewed sexual politics of show business<p>The chorus of condemnation against Harvey Weinstein, as dozens of women have come forward to accuse the producer of serial sexual assault and harassment, has often turned on a quaint-sounding …