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Fake News Thought Police

“Fake news” is currently a hot topic in, well, the news. We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs (NPR) Fake News and the Internet Shell Game (NYT) Trump’s fake-news presidency (WaPo) At the same time as fake news ...

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Did The CEO Of Reddit Pierce Section 230

One of my long-running themes regarding technology companies is that they often act without taking into consideration the legal repercussions of their actions. I know that tech companies believe they need to move fast and break things, but not if ...

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Google Settings: Protect Your Privacy In 3 Steps

Remember when Google’s motto used to be “don’t be evil?” Those were the days huh? Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that ...

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Ignore Choice Architecture At Your Peril

Last evening, just as his “Gays for Trump” event at the Republican National Convention, Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos was suspended from Twitter. The justification for the suspension is currently unknown, although it could be as a result of Milo’s run-in ...

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Wind The Clock For #Dallas

At this point, you’ve read about the horrible events in Dallas that occurred last night. Or seen the video. Heard the gunshots. You’ve seen videos of shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. You’ve been inundated with hashtag activism and status signaling from ...

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A Sunset Of Subtlety On Social Media

People have lost the ability to think about the nuances and subtleties of an issue. Rarely is anyone completely right or wrong. — Ed Latimore (@EdLatimore) July 6, 2016 Boxer, mathematician, and gentleman philosopher Ed Latimore made this observation a ...

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Amazing And Hilarious Courtroom Transcripts

(WARNING: Strong language ahead) So….maybe you saw that courtroom transcript that I shared yesterday floating around the Internet. THIS IS THE BEST COURTROOM TRANSCRIPT OF ALL TIME. https://t.co/Vb4C3qXg2x pic.twitter.com/ZvII3Z6JUa — Keith Lee (@associatesmind) June 22, 2016 It’s pretty incredible really. ...

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