You dont think you have a monopoly? Read Sen. Grahams delightful grilling of Zuckerberg

Today’s testimony by Mark Zuckerberg in front of a Senate joint committee was often boring or redundant with previous statements. But there was an exchange near the two-hour mark that was pleasantly refreshing: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) doggedly pursuing a common-sense answer from Zuckerberg on the question of whether it had any real competition. Graham doesn’t let Zuckerberg employ his spin on the admittedly complex question of what Facebook’s competitors…

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Sorry, Laura Ingraham. Looks Like Parkland Survivor David Hogg Was Accepted Into UC Irvine

The Parkland high-school shooting survivor and March for Our Lives leader David Hogg has been accepted into University of California, Irvine, shared a list of companies which advertised on Ingraham's show and encouraged people to get in touch to complain about her comments. Nineteen companies including TripAdvisor, Nestle and Hulu all removed their backing from Ingraham's show. expected to return to her show Monday after the cooling-off period. Fox News…

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Loved Ones Remember Southwest Airlines Victim Jennifer Riordan As Passionate, Vibrant, ‘Bedrock Of Our Family’

The country is still reeling from Tuesday’s engine failure and tragedy on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 from NYC to Dallas that claimed the life of Jennifer Riordan, a bank executive from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Riordan — who became the first person to die in a commercial air incident in the United States since 2009 — was nearly sucked out of the Southwest Airlines plane when the left engine apparently failed,…

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Plastic Straws, Q-Tips, And Other Single-Use Plastics To Be Banned In The UK

Plastic straws, Q-tips, and other single-use plastics are set to be banned in the UK as early as next year. The announcement has been made in the wake of more awareness of how our overuse of plastics is polluting the marine environment, killing birds and mammals and even finding its way onto our plates after being eaten by fish. Plastic is flowing into the oceans at a rate of around…

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Shell Knew About The Dangers Of Climate Change Decades Ago – But Continued To Push Oil Anyway

Newly released documents reveal European oil and gas company Shell has known about global warming for at least three decades – but continued to drill oil and fuel climate change skepticism, even when reports warned that “by the time the global warming becomes detectable it could be too late to take effective countermeasures to reduce the effects or even to stabilize the situation.” The fact that a large multinational company hid…

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Parkland teen survivor just shined a light on a hidden way 90 million people support guns.

David Hogg knows a thing or two about boycotts. The 18-year-old Stoneman Douglas High School senior and Parkland shooting survivor has put Fox News host Laura Ingraham in the hot seat after orchestrating a hugely successful boycott of her show. Before that, he helped bring attention to companies that have business deals with the NRA, leading to some companies like Hertz to end those partnerships. Now he’s calling out some…

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Facebook to exclude North American users from some privacy enhancements

There’s no way to sugarcoat this message: Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg believes North America users of his platform deserve a lower data protection standard than people everywhere else in the world. In a phone interview with Reuters yesterday Mark Zuckerberg declined to commit to universally implementing changes to the platform that are necessary to comply with the European Union’s incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Rather, he said the company was…

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New centrist party gets 50m backing to break mould of UK politics

Plans secretly made for a new political party drawing from left and right A new political party with access to up to 50m in funding has been secretly under development for more than a year by a network of entrepreneurs, philanthropists and donors keen to break the Westminster mould, the Observer can reveal. The movement, spearheaded by a former Labour benefactor, is understood to have been drawn up by a…

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Jeffree Star May Have Leaked The Name Of Manny MUA’s Palette! The Beauty Blogger Feud Rages On!

Can these makeup moguls… make up? On Monday, According to Revelist, MUA — whose real name is Manny Gutierrez — wrote in a now-deleted tweet: “When your [sic] casually scrolling on tumblr and see an old friends nudes.” The former MySpace personality promptly clapped back by writing: “isn’t life a drag? never a dull moment on the internet! he says hi!” LIFE’S A DRAG. Just kidding… it’s actually beautiful and…

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The Largest Organ In The Body May Have Just Been Discovered – And It Could Reshape Our Understanding Of Human Anatomy

Researchers have identified a network of fluid-filled spaces surrounded by connective tissue that fills the spaces between our organs, surrounding and potentially protecting our insides throughout the body. In a study, scientists define this network as a new organ, the interstitium, which they say could be the largest organ in the human body. Understanding this network as an organ could help us understand how diseases like cancer spread and it…

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Sinclair Employees Say Their Contracts Make It Too Expensive to Quit

owns or operates 193 TV stations in more than 80 markets across the country and reaches an estimated 38 percent of households. This weekend, it video montage posted over the weekend by Deadspin showed dozens of Sinclair anchors saying such “false news” is “extremely dangerous to our democracy.”  “The critics are now upset,” Scott Livingston, vice president of news at Sinclair, wrote in a memo to employees Monday provided to Bloomberg. “There is a lot of noise…

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Cambridge Analytica Could Have Also Accessed Private Facebook Messages

The data consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which harvested as many as 87 million Facebook users' personal data, also could have accessed the private inbox messages of some of those affected. Facebook slipped this previously undisclosed detail into the notifications that began appearing at the top of News Feeds on Monday. These alerts let users know whether they or their friends had downloaded a personality quiz app called This Is Your…

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She died fighting for justice. Let this queer, black feminist inspire you to act.

On March 14, 2018, the world was stunned by heartbreaking news about a tireless feminist activist.       Photo by Mídia Ninja, used with permission. Afro-Latina city councillor Marielle Franco was assassinated in a drive-by shooting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The beloved Brazilian’s brutal killing sparked outrage in her country and was condemned by human rights groups. “She was already standing out in terms of debate, leadership capacity…

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Judge OKs Cohen’s request for review of documents seized in raid

New York (CNN)A US judge said President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen could review materials seized when the FBI raided his home, office and hotel room last week for any communications with the President, but held off on deciding how prosecutors will ultimately be able to use the evidence. “I have faith in the Southern District US Attorney’s Office that their integrity is unimpeachable,” Wood said. “So I think…

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