Facebook finds evidence of possible Russia-linked influence campaigns targeting US midterms

In a newsroom post Tuesday, Facebook revealed that it has detected evidence of “coordinated inauthentic behavior” designed to influence U.S. politics on its platform. According to Facebook’s head of Cybersecurity, Policy Nathaniel Gleicher, the company first identified the activity two weeks ago. So far, the activity encompasses eight Facebook Pages,…

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‘Jurassic Park’ roars back into theaters this September

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom blew up the box office just two months ago—and yet Universal is already inviting moviegoers back into its prehistoric pandemonium. SEE ALSO: Giant, newly discovered dinosaur was literally a huge weirdo This September, in honor of its 25th anniversary, Steven Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park will retake…

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The Hole at the Heart of Chinas Silk Road

Nobody pretends the People’s Republic of China is an entirely benign power, least of all its leaders in Beijing. Yet, even by the standards of what continues to be a remarkably repressive state, the stories that are emerging from behind the Great Firewall about the crackdown on Xinjiang’s Uighur Muslim…

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Fully autonomous cars are still years away, if these tests are any indication

Tesla's Autopilot and other driver assistance programs are far from flawless.Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Don’t start planning for your self-driving commute anytime soon. Human drivers are still very necessary as a recent road test for five cars’ driver-assistance features showed. The vehicles, 2017 BMW 5-series with “Driving Assistant Plus,” 2017…

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Woman’s campaign to make upskirting a criminal offence results in a change to the law

Gina Martin, who started the #StopSkirtingTheIssue campaign.Image:  Liv Purvis Gina Martin was at a music festival watching The Killers last summer when two men kept making advances towards her. She repeatedly turned them down. Shortly after, she spotted one of the men looking at a photo of her crotch on…

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How Ikea Caters to Local Tastes Around the World

Ikea’s blue-and-yellow stores are instantly recognizable: iconic, monolithic and now, as India's first store throws open its doors to the masses, operating in more than 400 stores in some 50 countries. But while every branch of the world's largest furniture retailer has that most unmistakable whiff of flat-pack conformity, regional differences…

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Tesla Marks the Latest High-Profile Bet for Saudi Wealth Fund

Saudi Arabia’s purchase of a stake of about $2 billion in $2 trillion powerhouse and help diversify Saudi Arabia’s oil-dependent economy. Here’s a selection of PIF’s recent investments and holdings: Uber Technologies Inc. PIF invested $3.5 billion in U.S. ride-share company Virgin Group’s space companies, Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Co.…

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Sex Education Lessons From Mississippi And Nigeria

Nigeria and Mississippi are a world apart physically, but the rural American state and the African country have much in common when it comes to the obstacles they had to overcome to implement sex education in their schools. Three lessons about overcoming these obstacles come out of research that several…

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