Cambridge Analytica Execs Caught Discussing Extortion and Fake News

In a series of undercover videos filmed over the last year, Britain's Channel 4 News caught executives at Cambridge Analytica appear to say they could extort politicians, send women to entrap them, and help proliferate propaganda to help their clients. The sting operation was conducted as part of an ongoing investigation into Cambridge Analytica, a data consulting firm that worked for President Trump's 2016 campaign. The video follows an investigation…

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Ex-Trump adviser sold $31m in shares days before president announced steel tariffs

Carl Icahn sold $31.3m of shares in a company dependent on steel imports days before the commerce department mooted stiff tariffs on imports Carl Icahn, a former special adviser to Donald Trump, sold $31.3m of shares in a company heavily dependent on steel imports last week, shortly before Trumps announcement of new tariffs sent its shares plummeting. Icahn, a billionaire investor who was a major Trump supporter, started selling shares…

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The Rock’s child was rushed to the ER. His gracious post says a lot.

Everyone loves Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The guy isn’t just an all-around superstar — he’s an inspiration, too. That’s why so many people flock to his Instagram every time he shares a photo or video. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Pablo. He’s a star. He’s the monkey who starred in Pirates of the Caribbean with that John Depp fella. The other one is the big, brown, bald, tattooed silverback who…

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50 Cent admits he has never owned, and does not now own any bitcoin

Reports last month that rapper 50 Cent had forgotten about $7 million or so in bitcoin he owned have been given the lie by the man himself, who declares in court documents that he “has never owned, and does not now own, a bitcoin account or any bitcoin,” nor did any of his companies. The court documents were first obtained by The Blast, but I tracked them down as well….

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Atomwise, which uses AI to improve drug discovery, raises $45M Series A

Atomwise, which uses deep learning to shorten the process of discovering new drugs, has raised a $45 million Series A. The round was led by Monsanto Growth Ventures, Data Collective (DCVC) and B Capital Group. Baidu Ventures, Tencent and Dolby Family Ventures, which are all new investors in Atomwise, also participated, as well as returning investors Y Combinator, Khosla Ventures and DFJ. This means Atomwise, which was founded in 2012,…

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Daylight Saving Time Is Literally Killing Us

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Early that morning, most phones and computers will automatically shift an hour ahead. The interruption to our internal clocks literally kills people: incidents of heart attacks, strokes, and fatal car accidents all spike around the start of Daylight Saving Time each year. Daylight saving time is a killer. The annual ritual in which we trade an hour of morning light for…

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Oscars 2018: Ryan Seacrest Facing A Tape Delay On Pre-Show Red Carpet To Avoid Confrontations

This probably isn’t how Deadline spoke to an industry source earlier this afternoon while the decision was still being made, and the quote — about Seacrest’s alleged sexual misconduct history and the network’s plans to have him on the red carpet even so — is a juicy one. Here’s what a production insider had to say about it (below): “The plan being considered is to mainly ensure plenty of time…

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The Deep State Takes Out the White Houses Dark Clown Prince

If youve ever filled out a form SF-86 for a U.S. government security clearance, youll know the hassle of dealing with the sheer volume of information it entails. Listing contacts, personal, financial, and travel information in enormous, painstaking detail isnt trivial, and even small errors will get the form kicked back to you or your clearance rejected. Applicants are required to spell out in great detail the specifics of foreign…

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UiPath raising around $120M at $1B+ valuation for its software robots for internal business tasks

The initial hype around bots — applications that run partly or entirely using natural language processing, machine learning, computer vision and other AI tech to help consumers ask and answer questions, buy things and get other stuff done — may have waned a bit, but a startup building the equivalent for the enterprise world, in a fast-growing field called robotic process automation, is seeing its star rise. TechCrunch has learned…

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Guy Explains Why Equal Pay For Male And Female Actors Doesnt Make Sense

This came after revelations by the show’s producers that Smith, renowned actor and former ‘Doctor Who’ star, earned more while working as a support actor on ‘The Crown’ than lead actress Claire Foy, who played the Queen. It is right at this point that Imgur user YurgenGrimwood steps in with a simple and clear argument. According to this argument, Smith’s heftier paycheck doesn’t come down to sexism at all, but…

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Woman Investigates Unusual Birthmark, Discovers She Is Her Own Twin Sister

A woman with a rare birthmark has learned that she is her own twin. Singer Taylor Muhl, from California, has a rare birthmark down the center of her body. One side of her torso and back appears slightly redder in color. She also has several other traits that indicated something unusual. “Everything on the left side of my body is slightly larger than the right side,” she writes on her…

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As Vero Blows Up, Backlash Builds Against Social Apps Shady Founder

Every few years a new viral social platform emerges to supposedly rescue us from the clenches of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all their associated problems. In 2014 we had Ello, in 2015 it was Peach. In 2018, its promises to bring back meaningful connections. Vero skyrocketed to the top of the app store this week, claiming the number one spot in the social media category and surpassing 1 million downloads,…

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Hangouts Chat, Googles Slack competitor, comes out of beta

Hangouts Chat, Google’s take on modern workplace communication, is now generally available and is becoming a core part of G Suite. Hangouts Chat was first announced at Google Cloud Next 2017, together with Hangouts Meet. While Meet went right into public availability, though, Chat went into an invite-only preview. Now, Google is rolling Chat out to all G Suite users over the course of the next seven days (so if you…

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Software Developer Shares His Worst Client Stories, And Its Hilariously Entertaining

Software developer and an Imgur user What we have here are the daily trials and tribulations of an IT worker. Clients that read the latest trends in a tech magazine and want it right now. Business people who think that because they have the money, solutions should magically materialize. Clients that complain about something not functioning properly, when they clearly don’t have a clue how to use it properly. We all…

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If Trump reverses this one law, disabled Americans will lose their civil rights.

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush passed the Americans with Disabilities Act — a law put into place to ensure the equal rights of nearly 60 million disabled Americans nationwide, including myself. Now, almost three decades later, the GOP-led government wants to shut it down. People participate in the inaugural Disability Pride Parade on July 12, 2015, in New York City. Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images. U.S. House representatives were…

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Read the badass message Nickelodeon showed during the student walkout.

Students across the country took part in a national walkout to end gun violence on March 14, 2018. Students in Philadelphia participate in the walkout. Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images. Beginning at 10 a.m. local times, thousands of students at hundreds of schools abandoned their classrooms to send a clear message to legislators from coast to coast: They may be young, but they mean business when it comes to gun…

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