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U.S. To Host 2026 World Cup, With Neighbors

Posted by on June 16, 2018 in Entertainment, Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
U.S. To Host 2026 World Cup, With Neighbors

North America – including U.S., Mexico and Canada will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

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Benedict Cumberbatch Saved a Cyclist From Muggers, Is Apparently a Real Life Hero

Benedict Cumberbatch Saved a Cyclist From Muggers, Is Apparently a Real Life Hero

Are you ready for an aggressively 21st-century sentence? Benedict Cumberbatch and his Uber driver apparently saved a Deliveroo guy. According to British paper The Sun, Uber driver Manuel Dias picked up the Sherlock Holmes star and his wife Sophie Hunter to take them to a club in London.

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Another Day, Another Scandal: Facebook Secretly Gave Companies ‘Special Access’ to User Data Without Consent, Report Alleges

Posted by on June 10, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 1 Comment
Another Day, Another Scandal: Facebook Secretly Gave Companies ‘Special Access’ to User Data Without Consent, Report Alleges

Less than a week after the New York Times revealed in an explosive report that Facebook formed agreements with a number of major device-makers that gave them vast access to users’ personal data without their consent, yet another report—this time by the Wall Street Journal—alleged on Friday that the social media giant gave a select list of companies “special access” to user data after it claimed to have “walled off” such information. Internally called “whitelists,” these secretive deals “allowed certain companies to access additional information about a user’s Facebook friends,” the Journal reported, citing court documents and anonymous Facebook officials.

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Why So Many People Are Mourning the Death of Anthony Bourdain

Posted by on June 10, 2018 in Conscious Living, Entertainment, Media & Arts with 3 Comments
Why So Many People Are Mourning the Death of Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain went where others wouldn’t and showed Americans a glimpse of the world they rarely get to see using the common thread of food. Anthony went places like Gaza and Iran and showed Americans that these places are full of living, breathing humans with thoughts, opinions, and favorite meals. He showed the humanity of cultures Americans think of as “them” in the seemingly never ending us vs. them climate this planet seems unable to escape from.

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Saying the Hard Things: The Power of Speaking Up | Amanda Springob

Posted by on June 9, 2018 in Entertainment, Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Saying the Hard Things: The Power of Speaking Up | Amanda Springob

Life is not perfect. This is something everyone knows. But for some, accepting the asymmetry of life can be a struggle in itself.

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How Facebook ‘Likes’ Predict Race, Religion And Sexual Orientation

Posted by on June 9, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
How Facebook ‘Likes’ Predict Race, Religion And Sexual Orientation

It’s true: Actions really do speak louder than words, even when you don’t want them to.

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Stephen Lawrence Murder: Police Should ‘Revisit’ MacPherson Lessons

Posted by on June 2, 2018 in Entertainment, Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Stephen Lawrence Murder: Police Should ‘Revisit’ MacPherson Lessons

The “very clear” lessons from the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation need to be revisited by every UK police force, the Archbishop of York says.

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The Legacy of Roger Bannister, First To Run A Mile in Under 4 Minutes

Posted by on June 2, 2018 in Entertainment, Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
The Legacy of Roger Bannister, First To Run A Mile in Under 4 Minutes

Roger Bannister did a first in 1954 – running the mile in under 4 minutes – and hence setting a landmark for others to follow

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Mormons To End Long Association With Boy Scouts of America

Posted by on June 2, 2018 in Entertainment, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Mormons To End Long Association With Boy Scouts of America

The Mormon church has decided to cut ties with the Boy Scouts of America

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Facebook Vice President Tells Us “Technology Is Dumb Until A Human Touches It”

Posted by on June 2, 2018 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Facebook Vice President Tells Us “Technology Is Dumb Until A Human Touches It”

Facebook has lost a bit of trust with the public surrounding the Cambridge Analytica debate. See this interview with VP Ime Archibong who talks about the value of groups and communities on Facebook and the need for leadership circles.

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Mainstream Media Vs. The Age Of Information

Mainstream Media Vs. The Age Of Information

Indeed, there are so many ways that the information age could completely shift the oligarchical collectivism of the power structures of the world in favor of individuals instead of institutions. So, instead of expanding our reach of information – instead of inspiring individuals to dig for truth and research for realness – the institutional powers-that-be are constricting the field of information. This is particularly obvious with recent challenges to net neutrality — a neutrality that 87% of average Americans support, but which institutions are nonetheless seeking to destroy.

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As New Privacy Rules Hit Europe, Google and Facebook Hit With $8.8 Billion in Lawsuits

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
As New Privacy Rules Hit Europe, Google and Facebook Hit With $8.8 Billion in Lawsuits

Accusing Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, and Instagram of “intentionally” violating Europe’s strict new privacy rules that officially went into effect on Friday, Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems filed four lawsuits against the tech companies arguing they are still “coercing users into sharing personal data” despite rolling out new policies ostensibly aimed at complying with the new regulations.

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What is Deja Vu?

Posted by on May 26, 2018 in Films & TV, Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
What is Deja Vu?

Every felt like a current situation had happened before? This may be the result of the process of deja vu.

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Harvey Weinstein Arraigned on Rape, Criminal Sex Act Charges

Posted by on May 26, 2018 in Entertainment, Films & TV, Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Harvey Weinstein Arraigned on Rape, Criminal Sex Act Charges

Harvey Weinstein has been arraigned and charged with rape and criminal sex act charges.

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Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 Canceled Amid Sex Abuse Scandal

Posted by on May 26, 2018 in Books, Entertainment, Films & TV, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 Canceled Amid Sex Abuse Scandal

Amidst Sex Abuse Scandals, Swedish Academy has decided to cancel this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature.

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