A Kangaroo Is On The Loose After Breaking Free From A Wildlife Sanctuary In Florida

Need a break from the bleak news cycle? Look no further than the tale below, a deliciously wacky mashup of two of our favorite categories of stories: Escape Artist Animals and Weird Stuff That Happens in Florida. As reported by the Palm Beach Post, a 1.2-meter-tall (4-foot) eastern gray kangaroo…

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Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy

At a Senate hearing this week in which US lawmakers quizzed tech giants on how they should go about drawing up comprehensive Federal consumer privacy protection legislation, Apple’s VP of software technology described privacy as a “core value” for the company. “We want your device to know everything about you but we…

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Facebook poisons the acquisition well

Who should you sell your startup to? Facebook and the founders of its former acquisitions are making a strong case against getting bought by Mark Zuckerberg and Co. After a half-decade of being seen as one of the most respectful and desired acquirers, a series of scandals has destroyed the image…

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The World’s First Hands-Free Social Media Money Magnet

Would you rather… Blindly toss thousands of dollars at Facebook ads, guessing what your visitors would want to buy and hoping you will maybe break even? OR Use a revolutionary set and forget, hands-free system that will completely automate your social media marketing. Generating an unlimited stream of leads and…

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A Story About Processing Sexual Trauma In The Digital Age

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Unsplash / Wladislaw-Peljuchno It’s 3 a.m. and I get on Twitter because I can’t sleep. I scroll through hundreds of posts, nearly every single one about Bill Cosby or Brett Kavanaugh and the respective sexual assault cases against them. “Believe women!” some people seem to be…

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Facebook is shaping public discourse. We need to understand how | Alex Abdo

Companies like Facebook and Twitter should lift restrictions impeding digital journalism and research on the platforms At a hearing last week in Washington, senators and executives from Facebook and Twitter wrestled with the existential question of our time: how do we prevent Silicon Valleys signature creation social media from tearing…

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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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Facebook loses $120 billion in market cap after awful Q2 earnings

Facebook’s share price fell more than 20 percent in after-hours trading today after the company announced its slowest-ever user growth rate and a scary warning that its revenue growth would rapidly decelerate. Before today’s brutal Q2 earnings, Facebook’s share price closed today at $217.50 — a record high — but…

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Here’s Why You Should Put A Spoonful Of Sugar In Your Backyard This Summer

Bee lovers around the world have been sharing photos of the world’s pollinators drinking sugar water from spoons after a post on a Facebook page dedicated to the English broadcaster David Attenborough asked fans to work together to save the world’s bees with an extremely simple gesture: offer up a spoonful…

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Texas billboard tells liberals to keep driving until they leave the state

A billboard on Interstate 40 in Texas tells liberals to to keep driving until they leave the state.  (Kyle Mccalie) A billboard in Texas made waves on social media Tuesday after its message was posted online. “Liberals,” the billboard reads. “Please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT…

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Florida City Wakes Up To Government Alert About Zombie Activity During A Blackout

Earlier this year, Hawaii accidentally sent out an alert warning everybody that a missile was inbound. It firmly stated that citizens should seek shelter immediately because “THIS IS NOT A DRILL”. People took it extremely seriously. Panic and, ahem, “other activities” ensued. – It was a mistake, a human error. No…

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