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Amazon workers in New York just announced their plan to unionize
Amazon warehouse workers in New York City are trying to unionize — a development the $800 billion company has tried to prevent for years. On Wednesday, a group…
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Invisible no longer: Google’s shadow workforce speaks up
TVCs make up more than half of Google’s workforce, and we demand fair treatment. #GoogleWalkout in San Francisco, California on November 1, 2018 Dear Sundar, As…
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7 days ago
Five-minute Explainer: The Conflict Thesis
How do you reach someone who believes the world is flat ? How do you convert a global warming denier ? How do you confront an anti-vaxxer ? You may have…
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10 days ago
Questions for our first 1:1 | Lara Hogan
Questions for our first 1:1 Originally posted Jul 19, 2016 In the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of kicking off lots of new reporting relationships with…
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11 days ago
Nat. Brut | Issue Eleven | Steffan Triplett
​ I t is my fake life, but each day I come home and check in on my animal neighbors. First, I check on the cat, Kiki. She is black with wide pupils, yellow…
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13 days ago
Facebook and Google's Targeted Advertising Is Ruining the Internet and Breaking the World - Motherboard
The Weakest Link is Motherboard's third annual theme week dedicated to the future of hacking and cybersecurity. Follow along . Listen to Motherboard’s new…
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16 days ago
An Incomplete (but growing) History of Harassment Campaigns since 2003
What I have here is a form of open research, it’s in progress, and still being researched from an ethnographic standpoint. It’s incomplete but I wanted to…
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17 days ago
Jonestown’s Victims Have a Lesson to Teach Us, So I Listened
Bettmann/Getty Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. I was home in San Francisco earlier this year when my mom told me that our…
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24 days ago
Nationalize Amazon
The winner of Jeff Bezos’s sweepstakes to decide which city would host a new Amazon headquarters was always going to be Jeff Bezos. The losers were always going…
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25 days ago
Command-line Tools can be 235x Faster than your Hadoop Cluster
Introduction As I was browsing the web and catching up on some sites I visit periodically, I found a cool article from Tom Hayden about using Amazon Elastic Map…
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26 days ago
An Alternative History of Silicon Valley Disruption
A few years after the Great Recession, you couldn’t scroll through Google Reader without seeing the word “disrupt.” TechCrunch named a conference after it, the…
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4 weeks ago
Cloud Computing without Containers
Cloudflare has a cloud computing platform called Workers . Unlike essentially every other cloud computing platform I know of, it doesn’t use containers or…
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4 weeks ago
Upgrading GitHub from Rails 3.2 to 5.2
On August 15th GitHub celebrated a major milestone: our main application is now running on the latest version of Rails: 5.2.1! In total the project took a year…
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4 weeks ago
What Are the Santa Ana Winds, and Why Are They Such a Wildfire Hazard?
The Woolsey Fire spreads through Porter Ranch, California, on November 9th, 2018. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) When fires break out in Southern…
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A Smart City Is an Accessible City
A group gathers on a Nashville street corner, some rolling in wheelchairs and others walking. They have arrived holding their smartphones and make friendly…
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4 weeks ago
How Open Source Software Helped End Ebola – iDT Labs – Medium
West Africans generally associate free open source software, which is easily available to use and modify, as being inferior to commercial alternatives. This is…
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5 weeks ago
Google Project Beacon - Were You Mailed A Google Beacon?
A couple weeks ago, I received a package in the mail from Project Beacon with the Google's Mountain View, California address on it. When I opened it up, I found…
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5 weeks ago
[License-review] Approval: Server Side Public License, Version 1 (SSPL v1)
Eliot Horowitz eliot at mongodb.com Tue Oct 16 13:03:02 UTC 2018 This license is being submitted for approval by its steward, MongoDB, Inc. Rationale: Clearly…
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8 weeks ago
Amazon’s hiring AI may have weeded out women: Report
That appears to have been the case with Amazon’s AI recruitment tool , which was discriminating against women before it was shut down, Reuters reports.…
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9 weeks ago
Portland Indian Leader's Roundtable - Making the Invisible Visible
Making the Invisible Visible PORTLAND'S NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY Portland has the ninth largest Native American population in the United States ( MSA , U.S.…
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9 weeks ago
Google shutters the Google+ social network after Wall Street Journal reports a huge security lapse
Google discovered in March that it had exposed personal-profile data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users, according to The Wall Street Journal. Company…
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9 weeks ago
decentralized-social-networks
decentralized-social-networks ← Tiny Subversions Why I'm excited about decentralized social networks by Darius Kazemi, Oct 5 2018 Here's a common 2018 scenario…
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9 weeks ago
Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever — Krebs on Security
Most of us have been trained to be wary of clicking on links and attachments that arrive in emails unexpected, but it’s easy to forget scam artists are…
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10 weeks ago
China Used a Tiny Chip in a Hack That Infiltrated U.S. Companies
In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies , a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its…
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10 weeks ago
Inform: Past, Present, Future
Inform: Past, Present, Future This is the talk and slides from the June 2018 London IF meetup , held at Elephant Studios in London South Bank University on 9…
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10 weeks ago
Facebook Announces Security Breach Affecting Nearly 50 Million Accounts
Tech Lifestyle But they don’t know if any accounts were “misused.” September 28, 2018 2:13 PM AFP This week, approximately 90 million people were automatically…
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10 weeks ago
The rise and fall of the company behind ‘Reader Rabbit’ and all your favorite educational games
Each May, as the elementary school year was winding down, our teachers would send us home with a new educational CD-ROM — hoping, I assume, that it would keep…
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11 weeks ago
Puerto Rican “anarchistic organizers” took power into their own hands after Hurricane Maria
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Why I’m leaving Chrome
This blog is mainly reserved for cryptography, and I try to avoid filling it with random “someone is wrong on the Internet” posts. After all, that’s what…
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11 weeks ago
The race to save a dying language | Ross Perlin
I n 2013, at a conference on endangered languages, a retired teacher named Linda Lambrecht announced the extraordinary discovery of a previously unknown…
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11 weeks ago
Common Cyborg
I’m nervous at night when I take off my leg. I wait until the last moment before sleep to un-tech because I am a woman who lives alone and has been stalked, so…
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11 weeks ago
Engineering Productivity – Camille Fournier – Medium
I’m often asked about the characteristics of great engineering managers. This is a question that almost always has a long answer that involves “well, she’s good…
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11 weeks ago
Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans to Closely Track Search Users in China
Google bosses have forced employees to delete a confidential memo circulating inside the company that revealed explosive details about a plan to launch a…
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11 weeks ago
A Japanese spacecraft just threw two small rovers at an asteroid
This morning, a Japanese space probe deposited two tiny rovers on an asteroid nearly 200 million miles from Earth. The vehicle is Hayabusa2, and the rovers were…
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11 weeks ago
With Linux’s founder stepping back, will the community change its culture?
Earlier this week, the Linux community got an unusual message from Linux’s creator, Linus Torvalds. “This week people in our community confronted me about my…
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11 weeks ago
Too Hot for Work?
Construction workers on day in downtown Los Angeles with record-breaking temperatures, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo / Richard Vogel) W ith temperatures breaking…
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11 weeks ago
12 BIG IDEAS from Game Design You Should Know – Christina Wodtke – Medium
The massive and mind blowing Game Developer’s Conference is almost here, and in the spirit of all things gamey and delicious (like lamb and portobellos) let me…
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11 weeks ago
Breaking a Sacred Trust: On the Exploitation of Traditional Native Knowledge
The people of the Quinault Indian Nation, in western Washington State, have harvested an abundance of bluebacks, a flavorful and fatty salmon that's been unique…
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11 weeks ago
Accessible Footnotes with CSS — SitePoint
I was playing with CSS counters the other day and thought about using them to deal with footnotes. According to Plagiarism which has a surprisingly long entry…
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12 weeks ago
Our words matter: acceptability, grammaticality, and ethics of research on singular 'they'-type pronouns
PsyArXiv Preprints Submit a Preprint Search Donate Sign Up Notice: The site will undergo maintenance between Sep 20, 2018 9:38 AM and Sep 20, 2018 9:38 AM…
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12 weeks ago
The Deliberate Awfulness of Social Media
Twitter, as everyone knows, is Hell. Its most hellish aspect is a twofold, self-reinforcing contradiction: you know that you could leave at any time and you…
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12 weeks ago
After Years of Abusive E-mails, the Creator of Linux Steps Aside
After years of verbally abusing programmers who contribute to the Linux operating-system kernel he created, the celebrated coder Linus Torvalds is stepping…
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12 weeks ago
Mapping Segregation Google Maps and the Human Rights of Palestinians
Introduction In August 2016, Google came under global scrutiny for its representation of Palestine following the removal of the terms “West Bank” and “Gaza”…
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12 weeks ago
Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?
At ten o’clock on a weekday morning in August, Mark Zuckerberg, the chairman and C.E.O. of Facebook , opened the front door of his house in Palo Alto,…
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12 weeks ago
Whatever Happened to the Semantic Web?
In 2001, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, published an articlein Scientific American. Berners-Lee, along with two other researchers, OraLassila…
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12 weeks ago
The ups and downs of STEM standards – Chris Smith – Medium
Last week, in a widely hailed move, California adopted model K-12 computer science standards. Headlines have described this move as “ California embraces…
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12 weeks ago
Women in Silicon Valley Have Half the Options
The young woman was excited to get an offer at Lyft Inc., one of Silicon Valley’s biggest venture-backed private companies, until she compared notes with one of…
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12 weeks ago
I Got Hit by a Car and Now I Don’t Recognize My Own Thoughts
This article originally appeared on VICE UK . My name is John Doran and I write about music. The young bucks who run VICE's website thought it would be amusing…
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12 weeks ago
Affect Conf 2018 | Imani Gandy
Transcript IMANI GANDY: Well, hello. My name is Imani Gandy. I'm Senior Legal Analyst at Rewire.news. I'm also co-host of the "Boom! Lawyered" podcast. You may…
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12 weeks ago
Spiders blamed after broken siren played creepy nursery rhymes randomly at night to UK townsfolk
Floating in on the wind, yet again, the sound of It's Raining, It's Pouring being sung by a child on the creepiest siren in Britain . The Ipswich Star reports…
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12 weeks ago
Why I don’t feel comfortable drinking during conferences
Post-conference party — an informal event where conference participants are networking, dancing and letting go of all the conference havoc and stress. Usually,…
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12 weeks ago
Why PayPal’s crackdown on ASMR creators should worry you
ASMR Glow - Reiki / YouTube In June, China banned and excised videos of sound effects while claiming to cleanse its internet of pornography. YouTube had already…
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12 weeks ago
How The Weather Channel Made That Insane Storm Surge Animation
At a certain point, you think you have a good grasp of what to expect from weather graphics. A color-coded map, a five-day forecast with a sassy cloud. Which…
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12 weeks ago
Maslow’s hierarchy connected to Blackfoot beliefs
Advertisements This slide shows basic differences between Western and First Nations perspectives, as presented by University of Alberta professor Cathy…
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september 2018
Disaster Planning Often Leaves Disabled People Behind - Tonic
After months of criticism, Puerto Rico has finally acknowledged the truth death toll of Hurricane Maria—not less than 100 people, as originally stated, but…
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september 2018
Project Cybersyn: the afterlife of Chile’s socialist internet
Almost 45 years have passed since Salvador Allende’s government was overthrown in an armed coup on 11 September 1973. The late Chilean president and Marxist has…
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september 2018
YouTube: Manufacturing Authenticity (For Fun and Profit!)
35,934 views Up next Autoplay 24:57 The Death of the Hollywood Movie Musical Lindsay Ellis 338K views 36:53 That Time Disney Remade Beauty and the Beast Lindsay…
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september 2018
W O R D S
Vacation Retrospective 2018 I'm on vacation this week. It's pretty weird, honestly. Nobody in my family gets vacation days, or works anywhere that has a…
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september 2018
Finding silence online is difficult, but the pursuit is worthwhile
In My Year of Rest and Relaxation , the latest novel from the ferociously talented writer Otessa Moshfegh, the protagonist sets out to sleep through an entire…
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september 2018
The Beginning of a 21st Century Labor Movement – Coworker.org – Medium
In ancient Roman mythology, Janus is the god of transitions, of beginnings and endings. With the Supreme Court decision on Janus v. AFSCME this past year, the…
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september 2018
Mastodon and the challenges of abuse in a federated system
This post will probably only make sense to those deeply involved in Mastodon and the fediverse . So if that’s not your thing, or you’re not interested in issues…
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september 2018
Lindsey Bieda » The problem of moderation in an unfederated social network and a federated one is the exact same problem, send post
The problem of moderation in an unfederated social network and a federated one is the exact same problem, send post 02 September 2018 Online abuse and…
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september 2018
Gavin Mueller — Digital Proudhonism
Gavin Mueller In a passage from his 2014 book Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free author and copyright reformer Cory Doctorow sounds a familiar note against…
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september 2018
/dev/lawyer Null Value
Null Value against demise of the hacker public license We all learn that open source licenses make open source community possible. And then we learn they’re the…
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september 2018
#Prisonstrike: A Rebellion Inside America’s Profitable Gulag Archipelago
Scott Houston/Alamy On the website for Unicor , the newly renamed Federal Prison Industries — the 84-year-old government-run corporation that utilizes…
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september 2018
Doctors Need to Believe People Who Are Disabled and Undiagnosed - Rooted in Rights
When you’re disabled, people expect your story to follow a predictable trajectory: you experience a symptom (or a litany of symptoms), you see doctors and…
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august 2018
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden Points to Oregon’s Catastrophic Wildfires—and Says Climate Change Is Here
Record-high temperatures . The massive wildfire that jumped across the Columbia River in the gorge last year. Portlanders warned to stay indoors to keep from…
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august 2018
ShotSpotter Expands Verizon Partnership With Reseller Agreement for Gunshot Detection Services
NEWARK, Calif., Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ShotSpotter , Inc. (Nasdaq: SSTI), the leader in gunshot detection solutions that help law enforcement…
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august 2018
Introducing The Community Compact – Adam Jacob – Medium
The recent conversations around the difficulties in finding a sustainable open source business model are close to my heart. I have spent the last decade plus of…
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august 2018
Information Civics
Paul Frazee I. Introduction How should the Internet be governed? How should we manage the information, media, software, politics, and communities of the Web?…
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august 2018
The Impossible Job: Inside Facebook’s Struggle to Moderate Two Billion People
This spring, Facebook reached out to a few dozen leading social media academics with an invitation: Would they like to have a casual dinner with Mark Zuckerberg…
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august 2018
‘The lost summer’: the emotional and spiritual toll of the smoke apocalypse | The Narwhal
Headlines declared it “ terrifying .” Edmonton was dubbed an “ apocalyptic ghost town .” The Star declared, “It’s not the end of the world. It just looks that…
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august 2018
W O R D S
Regarding why software is so bad Ours is a sorcerous craft. Dark magics make monarchs and topple nations. Our baubles track you, watch you, think about you, and…
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august 2018
'We have no history': Can casino-chip bonuses and llamas turn Vegas into a soccer city?
Las Vegas Lights: ‘You know when you come to Vegas that you’re in for a show and we’re going to do things differently’Photograph: Las Vegas Lights T here’s not…
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august 2018
Full Q&A: Senator Ron Wyden on Recode Decode
On this episode of Recode Decode , Ron Wyden, the senior U.S. Senator from Oregon, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about regulating the internet and protecting…
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august 2018
Software Freedom Ensures the True Software Commons
by Bradley M. Kuhn on August 22, 2018 Proprietary software has always been abouta power relationship . Copyright and other legal systems give authors the…
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august 2018
Redis: This is not the license change you are looking for 👋🏼
Redis Labs, a company building commercial complements to the Redis data store, just published a “ Commons Clause ” that attempts to prevent commercial use of…
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august 2018
Privatizing Poverty | Kim Phillips-Fein
In 1962, Michael Harrington—a former Catholic Worker adherent and follower of Dorothy Day turned socialist activist—published a short book that sought to…
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august 2018
Swipeout: woman fools hundreds of men in Tinder marketing stunt
Over the past month, Natasha Aponte has been using Tinder to arrange for hundreds of guys to meet her at the same place, at the same time, unbeknown to each…
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august 2018
Verizon throttled fire department’s “unlimited” data during Calif. wildfire – Ars Technica
Enlarge / A firefighter battling the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Lodoga, California. Getty Images | Justin Sullivan Verizon Wireless'…
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august 2018
Why Prisoners are Striking Today
Prisoners are striking to end death by incarceration, prison slavery and poor living conditions. Raven Rakia Aug 21, 2018 Prisoners across the country are…
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august 2018
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