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Send us your naked photos: An inside look at Facebook’s misunderstood efforts to tackle revenge porn

“What you see is that we will shut this type of content down on our platform, but then people will hop to other platforms and spaces,” Davis said. “What would be great across industry is for us to share intelligence … Continue reading

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Truck Spills Dice, Deals 216,000d6 Bludgeoning Damage to Atlanta Freeway

Trivium Games claims that this spill amounted to the largest dice roll in history, a record previously held by the United Kingdom for Brexit. Source: Truck Spills Dice, Deals 216,000d6 Bludgeoning Damage to Atlanta Freeway This article wins the internet … Continue reading

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Search warrant overrides 1M users’ choice not to share DNA with cops | Ars Technica

Police in Orlando, Florida, obtained a warrant this summer to search DNA site GEDmatch and review data on all of its users—about a million people, The New York Times reports. Privacy advocates are now concerned that police will continue to … Continue reading

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So Goes Mobile, So Goes Desktop

After many years of decreasing usability, and increasing-user hostility, the same annoyances making the mobile web suck have wormed their way into the desktop experience. You know what? I’m just closing these tabs these days. I don’t even care to … Continue reading

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Opinion: 50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

When my scientist colleagues and I invented the internet 50 years ago, we did not anticipate that its dark side would emerge with such ferocity — or that we would feel an urgent need to fix it. Source: Opinion: 50 … Continue reading

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I Was the First “YouTube”

Back in the early 2000’s, I was getting pretty deep into Linux. I also had a job which allowed me to have the castoff computers no one needed any more, after upgrades. Linux has always run just fine on older … Continue reading

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Abrams Dieselization Project: Doing the Math | Defense Media Network

“And that’s with better performance,” he added. “The modern diesel has greater torque in it than the turbine does. And you’ve got a couple of other things going for you as well. First, we’ve changed the nuclear, biological and chemical … Continue reading

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China’s New Cybersecurity Program: NO Place to Hide | China Law Blog

This system will apply to foreign owned companies in China on the same basis as to all Chinese persons, entities or individuals. No information contained on any server located within China will be exempted from this full coverage program. No … Continue reading

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Both Alternatives are Terrifying

I the vein of Arthur C. Clark’s famous quote, “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

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Why customers love Tesla despite its many mistakes | Ars Technica

In a reasonable world, people could acknowledge both Tesla’s huge contribution to advancing electric vehicle technology and the significant ways it has fallen short of its own hype. Unfortunately, the modern Internet is not a reasonable place. The centrifugal force … Continue reading

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