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December 12th, 2018
Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies
By: Jillian D’Onfro – cnbc.com – December 11, 2018 It was Sundar Pichai’s turn in the congressional hot seat. Google’s CEO testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday for 3.5 hours while lawmakers grilled him on a wide range of issues, including potential political bias on the company’s platforms, its plans for a censored search app in China and...
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December 12th, 2018
235 million locations captured from more than 1.2 million unique devices during a three-day period in 2017
Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is. By: Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Natasha Singer, Michael H. Keller & Aaron Krolik – nytimes.com – December 10, 2018 The millions of dots on the map trace highways, side streets and bike trails — each one following...
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November 27th, 2018
Twitter's logo next to Facebooks
By: David French – nationalreview.com – November 26, 2018 Human nature wins. There was a time, not too long ago, when the American tech billionaires truly believed they could have it all. They believed that they could create platforms for all people, encourage engagement and dialogue, get immensely rich, and change the world in a specific, progressive way. Think back...
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November 26th, 2018
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By: Kyle Smith – nationalreview.com – November 24, 2018 On Google, I just typed in “top races Republican,” and the word “races” got a squiggly underline suggesting I had misspelled the word. Beneath it ran Google’s helpful correction: “top racist Republican.” With “top races Democrat,” no such veering into the gutter. No squiggly line. The word “racist” did not insinuate...
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November 15th, 2018
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By: Fred Bauer – nationalreview.com – November 14, 2018 As has become increasingly evident in recent years, the utopian hope of early Internet proponents has, like that of starry-eyed enthusiasts of similar projects, sometimes led to surprising reversals in reality. One of the claims of early Internet culture is that the World Wide Web would help connect diverse communities and...
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October 3rd, 2018
Trump supporter waves american flag
By: Victor Davis Hanson – nationalreview.com – July 31, 2018 Globalism, the tech boom, illegal immigration, campus radicalism, the new racialism . . . Are they leading us toward an 1861? How, when, and why has the United States now arrived at the brink of a veritable civil war? Almost every cultural and social institution — universities, the public schools,...
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September 24th, 2018
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By: Joanna Connors – nationalgeographic.com – September 2018 This story is difficult to look at. Yet we are asking you to go on the remarkable journey of how a young woman received a face transplant because it reveals something profound about our humanity. Our face conveys who we are, telegraphing a kaleidoscope of emotions. It’s our doorway to the sensory...
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August 8th, 2018
Howard Kurtz, Sarah Jeong, & Alex Jones
By: Howard Kurtz – FoxNews.com – August 8, 2018 Their cases could not be more different. But it’s getting increasingly difficult to defend the New York Times for hiring a writer with a history of racist and anti-Trump tweets, while Facebook, Apple and other tech giants are perfectly comfortable banning Alex Jones. The debate around Sarah Jeong, the Times’ newest...
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August 1st, 2018
Zuckerburg testifies
By: Nicholas Fandos & Kevin Roose – nytimes.com – July 31, 2018 Facebook said on Tuesday that it had identified a political influence campaign that was potentially built to disrupt the midterm elections, with the company detecting and removing 32 pages and fake accounts that had engaged in activity around divisive social issues. The company did not definitively link the...
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July 5th, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic Nominee for New York's 14th Congressional District
By: Daniel Marans & Kevin Robillard – huffingtonpost.com – July 4, 2018 At a Democratic gubernatorial candidate forum in Detroit on Monday, progressive underdog Abdul El-Sayed knew just the thing to get the crowd going. “Who here has heard of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?” he asked. Had they ever. More than 600 miles away from Ocasio-Cortez’s district, the crowd of several hundred...
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