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Twitter's anti-abuse algorithms unfairly target #BlackTwitter

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Surprise! The Root shares a well documented case of anti-abuse algorithms gone wrong, and then Twitter mercilessly stripping a user of their account. A decade of tweets gone without a chirp! Genie Lauren did nothing but poke back at a few well deserving Twitter trolls, and Twitter's automated systems victimized her in return. Show More Summary

U.S. Army war dogs deserve better than to be neglected or put down after their tour of duty is finished

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A war hero who's saved American lives under fire deserves the best care that the U.S. government can muster. It's the very least they deserve for bravely serving overseas. Unfortunately, not all soldiers returning from active duty have been paid this respect. Show More Summary

Alabama is home to the worst poverty in the developed world

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In a country that has so much, it should be a crime to leave the less fortunate with so little. But it isn't, so here we are: As part of a United Nations study on poverty and human rights abuses in America, researchers have stated that rural Alabama is home to the worst poverty in the developed world. According to Advance Local,  the U.N. Show More Summary

Packets, Please: fastpaced game challenges you to run a corrupt, non-neutral ISP

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing In Packets, Please, you are the boss of CosmoCast, a corrupt, post-Net Neutrality ISP; your job is to "boost, throttle or disconnect" people based on their activities -- you can boost Trump's...Show More Summary

Gary Cohn served Donald Trump for 14 months, and made billions for his old bosses at Goldman Sachs

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When Donald Trump announced that he would "drain the swamp" by filling his cabinet with lobbyists, billionaires, and political operators, we all braced for an onslaught of rules that benefited the fattest of cats at the expense of everyone else, but Gary Cohn outdid himself. (more…)

A new government malware company, fronted by Hacking Team's old spokesjerk, says it can spy on Signal and Telegram

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Grey Heron is a new cyber-arms dealer offering to sell hacking tools to governments; it is fronted by Eric Rabe, who previously represented the disgraced, hacked Italian malware company Hacking Team, notorious for selling spy tools to governments that used them to target dissidents who were tortured and murdered after they were outed. (more…)

Illinois Democratic Party Chair is funding mailers smearing progressive Democrats with ridiculous lies

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Michael Madigan has served as chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party for 20 years (prior to that, he was Speaker of the Illinois House for decades); if you donated to the party in Illinois, Mr Madigan used your money to fund mailers...Show More Summary

Gentleman jumps on car hood to fake an accident, driver doesn't give a damn

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If you have a dashcam, you don't need to worry about scammers pretending you hurt them in an accident, as demonstrated by this driver who encounters a spectacularly unconvincing scammer who jumps on the car's hood and throws himself on the ground. Show More Summary

Toronto's real estate market is imploding

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Toronto is one of the many great world cities that has been rendered nearly unlivable by real-estate speculation, both from onshore investors and offshore ones. (more…)

Suggested Media Diet

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'What's the right balance for a healthy mind?" (more…)

College professor caught on video telling couple to "go back to your home country"

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Golden West College professor and counselor Tarin Olson from Long Beach, CA was caught on video telling a couple to "go back to your home country." Not only is she a racist, but she's also ignorant, as the couple and their baby are American. "I...Show More Summary

San Francisco: New contemporary and experimental dance from ODC

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Next Thursday (3/15) to Sunday (3/18) in San Francisco, the visionary dancers of ODC will culminate their 47th season with the premiere of Brenda Way's "News of the World" at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts! This new piece, with music by David Lang and mise-en-scène by painter Doug Argue and set designer Alexander V. Show More Summary

Norway increased its whaling quota for no good reason

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Whaling isn't as cool as it used to be, and it's far from necessary. Many of the products we used to make from whale carcasses, such as lamp oil or whale bone baleen – which was used to make everything from typewriter springs to shirt collars – have been replaced by modern technologies. Show More Summary

Size does matter, sex shop too small for SFO

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Apparently officials at San Francisco International airport are size queens. When selecting vendors for the terminals, SFO uses gross revenue as an indicator a business can handle their scale. (more…)

CNN's economics analyst told cringeworthy joke about Stormy Daniels and no one was laughing

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On a CNN Tonight's panel last night with Don Lemon, CNN economics analyst Stephen Moore cracked a stupid joke about Stormy Daniels, and it didn't go over well with Lemon and the other panelists. On the subject of Daniels and her lawsuit...Show More Summary

This is why museums matter

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"History isn't a a cold, dead thing but always contested and in flux." In this short video, PBS's The Art Assignment does a fine job explaining why museums matter: The powerful and privileged have hoarded precious artifacts in museums for centuries, and it's only recently that these treasures were made available to the rest of us. Show More Summary

The primitive technology guy made lime mortar from the shells of rainforest snails

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Lime mortar was used for millennia to adhere stone blocks together. It was the primary mortar until Portland cement was introduced in the 19th century. In this video, the Primitive Technology guy made lime mortar from the shells of rainforest snails. Show More Summary

Arabic version of Sega's early-1990s logo

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This marvel of design was posted to Twitter by VGDensetsu; it's said to be official, and apparently romanizes as "Seja" as Arabic lacks a hard "G". The Japanese company uses the classic Latin-alphabet logo in Japan, but here is a fanmade...Show More Summary

San Francisco: Voyager Golden Record event at Tunnel Records this Saturday

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This Saturday (3/10) from 5pm-7pm, my friends at San Francisco's Tunnel Records + Beach Goods are kindly hosting a Voyager Golden Record Party with complimentary beverages! I'll be there to talk about the iconic message for extraterrestrials launched into space on a phonograph record 40 years ago. Show More Summary

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