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

June 22, 2017

… that will force Muslims to choose sides,” Muslim author Laila Lalami, the award-winning Moroccan-American author, wrote in The New York times Magazine in 2015 shortly after the Paris attacks. “Every time the gray zone recedes, ISIS gains ground,” The worry is that with each terror attack, regardless of the perpetrator’s motives, the gray zone is getting smaller. For ISIS, the hope is that Monday attack was a piece of fodder for recruits and something they’ll likely …

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Time Warner will create 10 original shows for Snapchat

June 20, 2017

… day. “Were in an absolute war for time,” Rich Greenfield, an analyst at BTIG, told the Financial times last week. WATCH: ‘Cage of Death’ dunks you into dangerous crocodile tank More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAIWIS Aiwis – The Artificial Intelligence Website Interactive System – Unlimited – The Ultimate Way To Enhance Your Marketing and Profits like NEVER Before…FanInviter Agency Monkey Playr – Mail Gate Add-on MAILGATE – Monkey Playr Add-On …

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Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview Had Lower Ratings Than A Game-Show Rerun

June 20, 2017

… Fox News, Kelly at times echoed the cable networks right-wing worldview. She came under fire for herobsessive focus on the fringe New Black Panther Party in 2010, and again in 2013 after asserting that Jesus and Santa Claus were white. While she became known for straying from Fox News more partisan coverage and appears to be trying to reinvent herself on NBC for a broader audience, her new networks viewers may still perceive her as a Fox News personality. This article has been updated to …

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Rock band The Slants’ victory in court secures your rights

June 20, 2017

(CNN)In the 1971 free speech case, Cohen v. California, the Supreme Court said, “One man’s vulgarity is another’s lyric.” That rings very true today. Now, I get to say: “I told you so.” Join us on Twitter and Facebook Justice Kennedy summed it up perfectly: “By mandating positivity, the law here might silence dissent and distort the marketplace of ideas.” Today, because of a little-known band and a naughty word, you are all more …

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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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Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

… administration; and not on Thursday. That Trump has been unwilling or unable to move on this front is both a product of an intense, at times underappreciated, lobbying effort by immigration advocates and a testament to the difficulties of removing a benefit once it is in place. Their stories and their contributions are the most significant thing protecting DACA, Cecilia Muoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President Barack Obama, said. On some level, it is widely …

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Repeat viewers beware: Netflix limits the number of times you can download videos

June 17, 2017

Netflix binging offline may not be so simple after all. The video-streaming company announced last year that it would be letting users download movies to watch on-the-go in places where Wi-Fi isn’t available. It’s a great feature, but as is the case with pretty much anything, there’s a bit of a catch. The number of times a user can download a movie or show is limited, and Netflix hasn’t made it clear, according to Digital Trends. But according to the company, this …

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Fox News ditched its ‘Fair and Balanced’ slogan and critics have some new suggestions

June 15, 2017

Even at Fox News, the times, they are a-changingImage: JUSTIN LANE/EPA/REX/Shutterstock While we’ve spent the last year being distracted by a continuous, raging dumpster fire of awful news, Fox News quietly moved away from its iconic “Fair and Balanced” slogan and no one really noticed. SEE ALSO: Annnnd another Fox News host just blasted Donald Trump New York magazine reporter and former Roger Ailes nemesis Gabriel Sherman reported on the change on Wednesday but notes the …

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Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

… the feature, and Instagram did not collaborate with the Federal Trade Commission, which is tasked with keeping advertisers in check. Neither Instagram nor the FTC have “hard and fast rules” for the practices, the New York times wrote last summer. Even the rules that do exist are broken. Marketing firm Mediakix issued a report in May that found 93 percent of sponsored posts by the top 50 celebrities on Instagram do not comply with FTC guidelines. Still, Instagram will not enforce the …

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Jeff Sessions’ explanation for firing Comey just doesn’t make sense

June 15, 2017

… testified, under oath, that Trump called him several times in the first part of this year to tell him how great a job he was doing.) Then there was the fact, revealed in Sessions’ testimony yesterday, that he had never met with Comey to discuss what he took to be his poor performance. This back and forth with Mark Warner, D-Virginia, the vice chairman of the intelligence committee, gets at that oddity: WARNER: So you were his — his superior, and there were some fairly harsh things …

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Uber just lost its head of business

June 14, 2017

Image: bloomberg/getty images Emil Michael, an executive known to be very close with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, is out at the ride-hailing company, the New York times reported. Uber confirmed the departure to Mashable and had no additional comment. You probably didn’t know his name, but Michael was one of the most powerful people at the ride-hailing service used by millions around the world. he was the close confidant of CEO Travis Kalanick and served as the senior vice president of …

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

June 11, 2017

… the final quarter of last year, the report says, after slight declines in the preceding two periods. But flagship private-label brands at Macy’s and Nordstrom still outsell Amazon’s most popular clothing outfitLark & Roby a factor of nine and eleven times respectively. The rest of Amazon’s apparel stable only chalks up a collective fraction of those sales. Amazon clearly has some catching up to do with the outlets it’s used to leaving in the dust. Image: slice …

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Is Reality Winner A Leaker, A Whistleblower Or Something Else?

June 9, 2017

… whistleblowers to be skeptical of the official channels for reporting misconduct, according to Melvin Goodman, a former CIA and State Department analyst and author of Whistleblower at the CIA. Daniel Ellsberg, who released classified reports about the Vietnam War to the New York times. This is what whistleblowing is all about going to the public arena to talk about wrongdoing, said Goodman. There arent a lot of avenues other than the media. The so-called guardrails of democracy are …

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Frank Lloyd Wright: What his 5 best buildings tell us about his life and work

June 8, 2017

… Mahony, Wright’s first assistant, and interior designer George Mann Niedecken for Frederick C. Robie, a 28-year old Chicago businessman. With its steel frame and brick skin, the construction of the house was considered highly advanced. Named a US National Historic Landmark in 1963, it has been under threat of demolition twice: in 1941 and again in 1957, both times by the Chicago Theological Seminary, its owner since 1926. “It all goes to show,” said Wright, “the danger …

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Pinterest raises $150 million as it builds out ads business

June 8, 2017

… pointing your camera towards. Pinterest claims it’s the first time that’s been done. The company’s said to be aiming for $500 million in revenue this yearup from $300 million last year. They also launched their first-ever out-of-home ad campaign on Tuesday with billboards in times Square and across New York. This story has been updated with information from Pinterest. WATCH: How to make your own fidget spinner More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSocial …

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With A Flick Of His Mood, Trump Throws Allies Off Balance

June 7, 2017

… goals. NMiguel Arias Caete, the European Unions commissioner on climate action and energy. In a speech days after Trumps NATO address, German Chancellor that Europe must become more self-reliant as the U.S. policy shifts. The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. Ive experienced that in the last few days, Merkel said, hinting at her experiences at the NATO summit. We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands. Canadas foreign affairs minister …

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

June 5, 2017

London (AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 12:18 a.m. Australia's foreign minister says three Australians have been injured in the knife attacks at London Bridge and in London's Borough Market. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Candice Hedge is recovering in St. Thomas' Hospital and Andrew Morrison had received stitches for a wound and was on his way home to Australia. Both had been stabbed in the neck. The government is still …

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Waymo is now working to add trucks to its self-driving fleet

June 3, 2017

… platform. A company spokesperson confirmed to Mashable that the company is currently conducting tests on a private track at its facility in California, and that the truck has also made it out to public streets with a human operator behind the wheel controlling it manually at all times to collect the road data essential for the autonomous platform’s development. The Waymo rep also confirmed to us that the road testing efforts will be expanded to Arizona later this year. Trucking and …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 3, 2017

… agencies or other investigators and did not actively recruit or manage any informants. Johnson also said those inmates were not informants but were sources of information. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles times via Getty Images The Mystery Of The Log, And Its Abrupt Termination, Continues Central to the hearings are questions surrounding the abrupt termination of the Special handling log a of notes that Special Handling deputies inside the jail secretly maintained from 2008 to 2013 to …

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After a week with Nokia 3310, I just might ditch my smartphone

June 2, 2017

… deal. I don’t even have to worry about data; no passwords are stored on it. I can take it to the beach, worry-free. Its battery lasts forever, at least by smartphone standards. Two weeks of battery life? Not unimaginable at this point, but I’m not sure: I only charged it once so far. One less thing to worry about. There are times when I miss my smartphonewhen I need to check a ferry schedule, or when I’m working out and the wi-fi dies, and I can’t tether my laptop to my …

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Flight delay? Get reimbursed with this clever app

June 1, 2017

… what AirHelp takes, though, youre likely to get far more with its assistance than you will on your own. You can submit your own claims and never hear back, explained Zillmer. And then, when you finally hear back, you are likely to be rejected. The airlines speculate youll forget about it rather than invest in legal action. Thats not how it tends to play out when AirHelp is on the front lines. Weve sued airlines more than 30,000 times and won 95 percent of those claims, Zillmer said. So the …

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Hot music video will make you want to dance and ignore rampant corruption in the Russian government

May 31, 2017

Kleptocracy is lit AF. Political opposition? Lame, according to Russian pop singer Alisa Voxwho, according to a source who talked to Russian news site Meduza, was paid $35,000 by the Kremlin for her new music video. SEE ALSO: France dislikes Trump even more than Putin, so that’s reassuring The song is called “Baby Boy,” and it’s all about the joys of not protesting. Here’s a sample of the lyrics, as translated by The Moscow times: Freedom, money, girls youll …

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Macron speaks out about the Trump handshake: \

May 30, 2017

… that turned Mr. Trumps knuckles white,” The New York times wrote. Congratulations to both leaders for emerging from the summit with all of their hands intact. WATCH: An Indonesian village got a rainbow makeover, now it’s an Insta-worthy hot spot More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsShopiSpy ShopiSpy – Spy on what your visitors do on any site to increase conversions.Teamwork Viral Images and Quote Posters One of The Easiest Ways To Get Viral Traffic On Autopilot …

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Trump is back from Europe and ready to scare us all on Twitter again

May 29, 2017

… York times reporters Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush, who reminded readers that the President himself has made up sources before in the past. 3 correctives 1) @potus created false identities to leak in the 90s 2) he loved anti-Clinton leaks/Wikileaks 3) he’s been dodging reporters https://t.co/9cUFaIhN6e Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) May 28, 2017 4) His White House constantly asks to go on background with reporters + complains about leaks. Now leaks are false? https://t.co/RatisLNnu3 …

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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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