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Facebook needs to stick up for its users. It's past time for a public editor.

24 minutes agoTechnology : Mashable: Tech

Facebook is facing hard questions following news that data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica deceived users and harvested information from 50 million profiles. But we already have the answer to one: Has Facebook learned from its mistakes?...Show More Summary

Conservative Democrat Rep. Lipinski squeaks by in close primary

26 minutes agoNews : USAToday: News

Outside groups more millions of dollars into race to try to knock one most conservative Democrats in the House.        

Netflix Created a Clean, Custom Font That Could Save the Company Millions

Netflix has developed a new bespoke font called Netflix Sans that is clean, functional, subtly inspired by the brand's famous logo--and perhaps most important of all, economical. One of the design leads, Noah Nathan, posted about the project on his website. He says the new font is meant to serve "both display and functional purposes,"...

A new karate organization wants to professionalize the sport, using blockchain

Millions of people compete in amateur and professional karate contests globally every year with countless organizations and bodies dotted around the world. BoutsPro is one such global karate organization, founded by a team of seasoned karate veterans, with the stated aim of professionalizing the martial art. Show More Summary

Some Orange County residents are not happy about proposals to house homeless in their cities

One day after Orange County supervisors voted to spend more than $70 million to house the homeless, residents in three prosperous cities expressed alarm about a proposal to set up “camp” shelters in their communities. Besides creating permanent housing, the officials’ plans call for possible camps...

Carrefour launches Europe’s first food blockchain

Leading French-based retailer Carrefour has launched Europe’s first food blockchain through its free-range Auvergne chicken, one million of which are sold every year.

Documents: Major design change changed bridge cost, schedule

7 hours agoNews : The Cutline

MIAMI (AP) — Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers.

Facebook Gives Members One More Reason To Leave (2 Videos)

Facebook remains under fire Tuesday, after it was learned a political consulting agency, Cambridge Analytica, had mined the data from 50 million users of the social network. Here are two video reports, the first on how this mornings Asian markets are reacting, and the second is an explanation of the situation. Asian shares fell on [...]Show More Summary

Facebook is tainted – can we build a better one?

In the face of the Cambridge Analytica exposé that saw Facebook expose 50 million users’ information to a data mining company, as well as other recent fiascos with the social network like Russia influencing voters in the US and the spread of fake news, it’s becoming clear that Mark Zuckerberg’s creation has evolved into a monster that can’t be tamed. Show More Summary

Gay Couple Gets Lucky Playing Powerball In California

11 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

They were one number away from a $348 million payout.

Tradewind Bioscience attacks the physiology of tumors to treat cancer

Cancer remains the one counterpoint to the march of medical progress that has scored human history over the last 200 years. Last year 600,920 people in the U.S. died from cancer, and another 1.7 million received an initial diagnosis of the disease. Globally, one in six people die from cancer, according to the World Health Organization. […]

Free Your Mind, And Your Time: Step Away From Social Media

Ever heard of a timesink? You possibly came to this article via one. Dr Glen Anderson explains. There have been recent accusations that a political data firm, Cambridge Analytica, used the Facebook profile information of millions of Americans to finesse Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential victory. This comes hot on the heels of accusations of social [...]Show More Summary

Cryptokitties, which is like Beanie Babies on the blockchain, just got $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz

Cryptokitties, one of the first successful games on blockchain, just raised $12 million from investors at Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures. The game, which was developed as part of a development studio, is breaking off as...Show More Summary

Jaguars hope Donte Moncrief can reach full fantasy potential in 2018

The Jaguars gave the former Indianapolis Colts wideout a fully guaranteed one-year $9.6 million contract Monday. We break down the fantasy impact. The Jacksonville Jaguars lost arguably one of the best wide receivers in the NFL when Allen Robinson left for the Chicago Bears in free agency last week. Show More Summary

Report: Ryan Grant’s deal with Colts for one year, $5 million

Wide receiver Ryan Grant has reached agreement on a deal with a new team for the second time this offseason and it seems all will move forward with the Colts because he’s already passed a physical in Indianapolis. Grant, who dealt with an ankle injury last season, was failed on a physical by the Ravens [more]

Why no one has made a tool to turn off Facebook oversharing

22 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The debate over whether Cambridge Analytica's harvesting of tens of millions of Facebook profiles was a "breach" turns on the question of whether Cambridge Analytica did anything wrong, by Facebook's own policies. (more…)

Closing the 69 million teacher gap needs to be top priority for world's education leaders

Addressing the global teacher gap of 69 million should be the number one priority for education policymakers the world over, a new international study has warned.

"'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine/Sandy Parakilas says numerous companies deployed these techniques – likely affecting hundreds of millions of users – and that Facebook looked the other way."

The Guardian reports (and this is different insider from the one I quoted earlier today).Sandy Parakilas, the platform operations manager at Facebook responsible for policing data breaches by third-party software developers between 2011 and 2012... Show More Summary

Where is Mark Zuckerberg? Silence amid Facebook’s data scandal is not a good look

With news on Friday that Cambridge Analytica was able to harvest the data of millions of Facebook users, the world’s largest social network is now more than three days into one of the biggest privacy scandals in its history (which is saying a lot). Show More Summary

Facebook Exec Addresses Cambridge Analytica Breach and Offers Tips to Marketers on Using Its Platform

Despite the news about how one firm, Cambridge Analytica, improperly used Facebook to collect user data on about 50 million Facebook users, top executives have mostly remained silent on the topic. That was until Carolyn Everson, vp, global marketing solutions at Facebook took the stage Monday night at the retail conference Shoptalk. Everson addressed the...

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