Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 22, 2017

… Anti-Muslim extremists did hail the attack Online, but some of Britain’s public far-right figures — like Tommy Robinson and Paul Golding — would not condone the attack. Golding and Robinson said it proved them right. Robinson, who says he has received a handful of death threats since the Monday attack, called the driver an “idiot” (along with profanities) and said the victims of the terror attack were innocent. But he also said the attack is proof of …

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Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

… the 1940s. In his will, the elder Lee had asked for the building to be demolished immediately after his death, or if his daughter, Wei Ling, preferred to live in it, after she moved out. All three of Lee’s children publicly issued a statement in 2015, saying they hoped the state would honor their father’s wishes. Lee Hsien Loong also said he would recuse himself from all government decisions involving the home. An Online survey that same year found that a majority of the Singaporeans …

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DoD still using 8-inch floppies and other infrastructure horror stories from Jared Kushner

June 21, 2017

… electronic suffer behind legacy systems and bureaucracy. Kushner noted how over 500 Veterans Affairs documents are not accessible on modern browsers and that a 1980 Paper Reduction Act is so outdated that it didnt even account for computerized systems or the Internet, yet has domain over all documents filed with the government Online. Kushner also outlined some aggressive plans to move the governments 6,100 data centers and 1.6 million civilian email accounts to cloud-based services. That could …

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Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 19, 2017

… value compared to the ICO price. Wait. It’s not that easy. But that’s all theory. Actually participating in an ICO is next to impossible; trust me, I’ve tried. This is because every ICO as confirmed by Ethereum Foundation member Vlad Zamfir is a huge strain on the Ethereum network, as thousands of buyers try to participate all at once. This means that transactions during an ICO will go through slowly, and similar to trying to buy a ticket for the Super Bowl Online, your efforts …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

The world of Online advertising remains split: there’s the Wild West and then there’s the corporate dystopia. In the wild west, dozens of shadowy firms churn out annoying two-bit ads for a quick buck; fake news sites feed off ad exchanges not entirely unlike those that serve the country’s paper of record; Russian cybercriminals routinely bilk the world’s biggest brands out of millions through ad fraud. SEE ALSO: Can Google’s ad blocker save the Online ad industry …

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German court issues injunction to Google over the ‘right to be forgotten’

June 17, 2017

Google is in hot water in Germany.Image: filip SINGER/EPA/REX/Shutterstock A German court doesn’t believe Google knows what it means to be “forgotten.” The Higher Regional Court of Munich recently yelled at Google via legal injunction, The Next Web reports, telling the company it’s not doing enough to comply with the European Union’s “right to be forgotten.” SEE ALSO: New York Times is using Googles AI to expand Online comments That right which dates …

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Getting ready for college now means cleaning up your online footprint

June 14, 2017

… safe rather than sorry.” Dolmas story turned out safe. Others have turned out sorry. Online profiles are now just another part of a student’s background like a GPA or extra-curricular activities. College admissions officers routinely check social media, with 35 percent of those surveyed by Kaplan Test Prep saying they have checked applicants’ social media postings. Of those, 42 percent said that what they found had a negative impact on the student’s application. …

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Clutter wants to store your stuff but help you not forget it exists

June 14, 2017

… startups, the Clutter cofounder went after a big industry with a modern-day technology solution. People store their items, but oftentimes they leave them in a big room with little idea of what’s there and why. Clutter added an Online inventory component. Image: clutter But that wasn’t the only change they brought upon the industry, worth $30 billion in the U.S. alone, according to IBISWorld. Clutter CEO Brian Thomas’s mom’s poor customer service experience with her …

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Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

… providers and communications companies to collect more data about users’ Online activities. Opponents call it the “Snoopers’ Charter.” July 11, 2016 – Is named leader of the Conservative Party. July 13, 2016 – Replaces David Cameron as British prime minister when he resigns after the UK votes to leave the European Union. July 20-21, 2016 – Takes her first international trip as Britain’s prime minister, to Berlin to meet with German Chancellor …

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GoPro CEO opens up about Snapchat Spectacles and rampant copying

June 11, 2017

… It’s why the company’s invested heavily in apps and machine learning to help make it easier for its users to effortlessly create epic videos to share Online. As we rode our bikes on a winding scenic trail at the Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado, I picked CEO Nick Woodman’s brain on Spectacles, and Snapchat and Instagram Stories products GoPro is now competing head-on with in the smartphone age. GoPro’s winding path Nick and I are now bike buddies. Best bike buddies …

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Amazon’s great at selling its own batteries and baby wipes. But Food and fashion? Not yet

June 11, 2017

AmazonBasics is the top battery seller Online.Image: amazon/mashable composite Amazon is many things: Online retail juggernaut, Oscar-winning studio, proprietor of the cloud that powers half the web. Now it’s added number-one battery maker and leading baby wipes brand to the list. SEE ALSO: Amazon has quietly turned its mobile app into a weird and wonderful ecommerce arsenal The Seattle company has spent more than two decades building itself into a giant ecommerce platform to connect …

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This startup is building an online shop around unboxing videos

June 9, 2017

A YouTuber unboxes a "loot crate."Image: youtube Eric Feng thinks he’s found the perfect intersection of media and Online retail, and it’s, well, a little outside the box. The former Hulu executive and Kleiner Perkins partner is launching a new shopping platform built entirely around an obsession among certain parts of the internet with so-called “unboxing” videos. SEE ALSO: The future of retail is permanent pop-up shops, according to this startup The company …

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New leak shows OnePlus 5 might be nothing more than an iPhone 7 Plus clone

June 9, 2017

The now discontinued OnePlus 3T (pictured) will be replaced by the OnePlus 5.Image:  BRITTANY HERBERT/MASHABLE The wait for the OnePlus 5 is almost over. The smartphone startup that’s taken the world by storm will officially unveil its next flagship Android phone on June 20 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time during a live Online keynote. Sounds good, but a new leak might have just spoiled everything. SEE ALSO: The OnePlus 5 could be the phone that destroys Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Android …

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Companies get ready for day of protest to save net neutrality

June 7, 2017

… (FCC) has proposed rules that would gut net neutrality regulations put in place in 2015, which assured that internet service providers would provide equal access to all sites. Fight for the Future, Free Press Action Fund, and Demand Progress are organizing companies to make sure those rules stick around. “The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do Online,” the protest website states. “If they get their way, theyll allow …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… the government and NGOs to tackle these challenging and complex problems, and share the government's commitment to ensuring terrorists do not have a voice Online." London police haven't said what role, if any, social media or information from the internet factored into Saturday night's attack that killed seven people. ___ 5:20 p.m. Cricket rivals India and Pakistan have held a minute's silence for the victims of the London Bridge attacks amid enhanced security at the …

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You can now FINALLY get your hands on Spectacles in Europe

June 3, 2017

… of a little yellow bot, Spectacles are also now available for the very first time to all Europeans Online at Spectacles.com. Spectacles launched in the U.S. in late 2016, but this is the very first time they’ve been made officially available in Europe. From 2 June, Spectacles are available to Snapchatters Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. But they don’t come cheap. …

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Sporting plan to boost boys in ballet – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… and investment. ‘Super heroes’ It will include new choreography, available Online for boys to download and practise, devised by Iain Mackay, principal dancer at Birmingham Royal Ballet. “I’ve looked at ways of bringing what young boys interested in ballet can take from their passions outside the studio and use it to give them confidence and a common language,” said Mr Mackay. “Whether that be developing their favourite footballer’s elaborate goal …

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Want a U.S. visa? Please list your social media handles from the last 5 years.

June 2, 2017

… questionnaire on May 23. Among the new fields is a section dedicated solely to social media, in which applicants are asked to provide their “unique user name” for any Online service used to “create or share content” over the past five years. Consular officials can also now ask applicants for all prior passport numbers, email addresses, phone numbers, and 15 years of biographical information under the new protocol, making the application process much more burdensome for …

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Firms warned to prepare for tougher EU data protection rules – BBC News

June 1, 2017

WannaCry: What can you do to protect your business? ‘Cash for hacking tools’ sparks debate Penalties issued by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office in 2016 included a record 400,000 fine for telecoms firm TalkTalk over security failings that allowed a cyber attacker to access customer data “with ease”. In 2015 the Online pharmacy Pharmacy 2U was also told to pay 130,000 after it sold details of more than 20,000 customers to marketing companies without …

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6 Relaxation Hacks For People Who Hate Meditating

June 1, 2017

… great for the anxiety-prone, because it allows you to focus on your breathing and body without getting stuck in your head. If youre new to yoga, I highly recommend starting with Lesley Fightmasters Online videos. It may sound simple, but similar to yoga, walking outside (without your phone) allows you to refocus your anxious energy on a physical act and take in the world around you. Heres a great way to start, courtesy of psychotherapist Melissa Divaris Thompson: 4. Singing, humming and …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

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Apple launches its first store in Southeast Asia

… the world there’s still a burgeoning market for Apple in surrounding countries, where smartphone penetration is not as high. Demand for high-end devices have increased in the region, according to research from IDC, a marketing intelligence firm. In 2015, more than 100 million smartphones were sold in the region, which has a population of more than 600 million people. The number is expected to grow even more in the years to come, as an estimated 3.8 million people come Online in the region …

May 28, 2017
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Burger King pisses off the king of Belgium with ad

Image: Getty Images The king of Belgium is apparently not amused by his appearance in a recent Burger King ad. The country’s royal family contacted the fast food chain this weekend over an Online ad that asks people to choose between its mascot and a cartoon image of King Philippe, the BBC reports. SEE ALSO: Burger King is hiring gamers to sell you food during Online matches and I give up A spokesperson for the family told the network that the company isn’t allowed to use the …

May 28, 2017
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5 ways Wonder Woman has taken over the web

… in her own solo film. This is an important milestone for the entertainment industry, and from looking at what fans are saying Online, theyre more than ready. With so much buzz building for the release of the film, its clear that the time is right to tell a different kind of superhero story. From getting teen girls excited about coding and highlighting creative fan art to giveaways and new content every week on Wonder Wednesdays, heres how everyones favorite Amazonian princess is inspiring …

May 26, 2017
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Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf Asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable market for …

May 22, 2017
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