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What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?
On June 14, 2016, the Washington Post reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its research…
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16 hours ago
The Chinese Buddhist Billionaire Who Wants to Fix Your Brain
C hen Tianqiao could easily be mistaken for someone enjoying retirement. It’s not just his attire: a short-sleeved white shirt with a floral pattern down the…
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18 hours ago
4,500 Tech Workers, 1 Mission: Get Democrats Elected
SAN FRANCISCO — It was four months and eight days until the 2018 midterm elections, and Anna Eskamani had not spent a penny to promote her political campaign…
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2 days ago
Hunting the Con Queen of Hollywood: Who's the "Crazy Evil Genius" Behind a Global Racket?
For more than a year, some of the most powerful women in entertainment — including Amy Pascal, Kathleen Kennedy, Stacey Snider and a 'Homeland' director — have…
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2 days ago
Analysis | Peter Strzok just gave a hard-to-rebut defense of the objectivity of the Russia investigation’s origins
To hear President Trump tell it, FBI agent Peter Strzok was hopelessly biased against him and his candidacy. Trump has tweeted criticisms of Strzok repeatedly,…
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3 days ago
10 years of the App Store: The design evolution of the earliest apps
One of the most significant design opportunities in recent history was announced with a simple blog post on Apple’s website. “Let me just say it: We want native…
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4 days ago
How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years
K ylie Jenner sits at a dark-wood dining table at her mother's home in Calabasas, California, flicking through display options for a forthcoming pop-up shop.…
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4 days ago
Should we hide the locations of Earth’s greatest trees?
Photo: Drew Hyland Image 1 of 3 Photo: Associated Press Image 2 of 3 Photo: Max Forster / Save The Redwoods League Image 3 of 3 The Chronicle has launched a new…
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5 days ago
Gregory Till's answer to Why do Brits like using excess letters (for example, ‘colour’ instead of ‘color’, ‘cheque’ instead of ‘check’, ‘analogue’ instead of ‘analog’, etc.)? - Quora
This answer was meant as a sort of joke, and was intended to show that the minor spelling differences between British- and American-English are the least of the…
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5 days ago
The Entire History of Steel
The story of steel begins long before bridges, I-beams, and skyscrapers. It begins in the stars. Billions of years before humans walked the Earth—before the…
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5 days ago
The Hardest Job in the World
Gregory Reid I. A Broken Office Donald Trump often appears to be a president in rebellion against his office. A president, we have come to expect, hastens to…
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6 days ago
Scott Pruitt Wasn’t Corrupt Enough for Trumpistan
opinion If you're going to act like a local warlord, you've got to go big. Petty corruption is harder to excuse than bold piratical plundering. opinion JIM…
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9 days ago
Department Of Homeland Security Compiling Database Of Journalists And 'Media Influencers'
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during the press briefing at the White House on April 4. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) In today’s installment of…
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10 days ago
This May Be Stanley Kubrick Himself Explaining the End of 2001: A Space Odyssey
The ending of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey . Photo: Warner Bros. A video has surfaced which appears to feature Stanley Kubrick himself explaining the…
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10 days ago
Disposable America
MirageC / Getty A straw is a simple thing. It’s a tube, a conveyance mechanism for liquid. The defining characteristic of the straw is the emptiness inside it.…
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10 days ago
Surviving as an Old in the Tech World | Backchannel
About 15 years ago, I was inexplicably offered a job at Google—at age 52. At the time, my age reliably put me in the running for “oldest employee.” Still, I was…
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11 days ago
In Praise of Being Washed
In April, Beyoncé headlined Coachella, in what turned out to be one of those grand cultural moments that come around less and less frequently these days. Late…
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12 days ago
Tech Elites Recreate Burning Man Inside Their Living Rooms
Image Jess Magic, far right, guides her spiritual disciples at Soul Salon. Credit Zak Krevitt for The New York Times To Chad Mureta , a Silicon Valley app guru,…
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12 days ago
How much risk is good for kids? Parents make the case for more adventurous childhoods
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. Jason Akel paced outside a…
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17 days ago
The 7 Habits: Think Win/Win | The Art of Manliness
Welcome back to our monthly series that summarizes, expands, and riffs on each of the seven habits laid out in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by…
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19 days ago
I Visited a Perfume Mystic in Marfa, Texas, and Here’s What Happened
At 2:00 p.m. in Marfa, Texas, just as the day reached 90 degrees, I made my way to a metal-clad building in a lumberyard where a mewling black cat stood watch.…
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20 days ago
Separated immigrant children are all over the U.S. now, far from parents who don’t know where they are
Their mothers are missing, their fathers far away. They get pizza, maybe cold cuts. They are exhausted; they cannot sleep. There are other children around, but…
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20 days ago
This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Memory And Creativity
https://unsplash.com/photos/vYRAP3yMa3I “When you train your creativity, you automatically train your memory. When you train your memory, you automatically…
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20 days ago
Opinion | Return of the Blood Libel
The speed of America’s moral descent under Donald Trump is breathtaking. In a matter of months we’ve gone from a nation that stood for life, liberty and the…
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22 days ago
How Trump Voters Decide Who to Trust – Trust Issues – Medium
In a post-truth era, how do you know what to trust? As a way to combat a political climate devoid of expert opinions and facts, many have championed media…
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22 days ago
The Trouble With Johnny Depp
Matt Mahurin for Rolling Stone Johnny Depp isn't here yet. Still, his presence is all around the 10,500-square-foot rented mansion at 16 Bishopswood Road in…
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23 days ago
The Layouts of Tomorrow
If you’ve been to any web design talk in the last couple of years, you’ve probably seen this famous tweet by Jon Gold: It mocks the fact that a lot of today’s…
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24 days ago
Brendan Fraser’s #MeToo Story Is Why More Male Victims Don’t Speak Out
Sex education leaves memories that last. Everybody has a story on the eclectic curriculum they were offered, the epiphanies they had. I can’t recall my eighth…
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24 days ago
IBM’s machine argues, pretty convincingly, with humans
On a stage in San Francisco, IBM’s Project Debater spoke, listened and rebutted a human’s arguments in what was described as a groundbreaking display of…
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24 days ago
How to set-up a powerful API with Nodejs, GraphQL, MongoDB, Hapi, and Swagger
Separating your frontend and backend has many advantages: The biggest reason why reusable APIs are popular — APIs allow you to consume data from a web client,…
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24 days ago
Are you on the right side of history? Maybe it’s time to ask.
Last night I had dinner with my 86 year old grandparents. They’ve seen a lot. My grandfather has been a Christian pastor, counselor, teacher and writer his…
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24 days ago
I built a Progressive Web App and published it in 3 app stores. Here’s what I learned.
One month of work, several hundred dollars, and lots of red tape. I recently published Chavah Messianic Radio , a Pandora-like music player, as a Progressive…
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24 days ago
Today I Learned Something about My Boyfriend That No Girl Should Ever Have to Discover
“Mark was the stuff of dreams. Kind, caring, attentive. Enough to make all of my friends jealous. But today something horrible happened…” Mark was the stuff of…
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24 days ago
Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito:
Have you ever been to Earth? On Earth, we use the word “burrito” to describe a tortilla filled with things you eat. Pretty simple stuff, and I’m surprised you…
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24 days ago
Dear Person Who Just Left a Negative Comment About Something On the Internet
An open letter to haters. Photo from HRHero Hello. You’ve been sent here because you just posted something negative about something someone made on the…
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24 days ago
Opinion | Fall of the American Empire
The U.S. government is, as a matter of policy, literally ripping children from the arms of their parents and putting them in fenced enclosures (which officials…
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25 days ago
Listen to Children Who’ve Just Been Separated From Their Parents at the Border — ProPublica
The Trump Administration The 45th President and His Administration Leer en Español. The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their…
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25 days ago
The machine Fired me
It was 7am when my phone rang. Instead of an alarm, it was my recruiter disturbing me from a pleasant dream. It was too early for a phone call or to be caught…
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25 days ago
Tim Cook kept saying ‘trust me’: Why Angela Ahrendts left Burberry for Apple
When it was announced in 2013 that Angela Ahrendts would leave her long-time role as chief executive of Burberry to run Apple's stores, the fashion label's…
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25 days ago
Elon Musk sends company email about 'extensive and damaging sabotage' by employee
show chapters Musk emails employees about 'extensive and damaging sabotage' 10 Mins Ago | 02:07 Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an email to all employees on Monday…
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26 days ago
Dipsea: A Trail Race Where ‘You’re Either the Hunter or the Hunted’
Credit Frankie Frost for The New York Times By STINSON BEACH, Calif. — The toughest part of the Dipsea, said to be the country’s oldest trail-running race,…
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26 days ago
Lies, China And Putin: Solving The Mystery Of Wilbur Ross' Missing Fortune
Anthony Kwan / Bloomberg Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Amid President Trump’s headaches confirming cabinet secretaries, from neophyte Rex Tillerson to…
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26 days ago
How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A team of political activists huddled at a Hardee’s one rainy Saturday, wolfing down a breakfast of biscuits and gravy. Then they descended…
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26 days ago
Abandoned States: Places In Idyllic 1960s Postcards Have Transformed Into Scenes Of Abandonment
I found the old matchbook lying on a desk. It was buried under some papers, beside a thick, water-logged book frozen solid in the January chill. I ran my…
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26 days ago
These four “clean code” tips will dramatically improve your engineering team’s productivity
Several years ago we were definitely in the room on the right but we’ve moved a lot closer to the room on the left. Original source here . A few years ago at…
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27 days ago
The Dark Side of the Orgasmic Meditation Company
When Michal got married in August 2015, her family and longtime friends didn’t attend. The woman who walked her down the aisle, the dozens of beaming onlookers,…
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27 days ago
The Dangers of Distracted Parenting
Edmon de Haro S martphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes —car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems,…
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27 days ago
The Mafia Is More Powerful Than It’s Ever Been
Carabinieri and scientific police at the scene of the murder of Leonardo Portoraro, a ’Ndrangheta boss, who was shot dead on June 6 in Villapiana, in Calabria,…
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27 days ago
Sam Harris and the Myth of Perfectly Rational Thought
Sam Harris, one of the original members of the group dubbed the “New Atheists” ( by Wired !) 12 years ago, says he doesn’t like tribalism. During his recent,…
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27 days ago
The Psychology of Money
Let me tell you the story of two investors, neither of whom knew each other, but whose paths crossed in an interesting way. Grace Groner was orphaned at age 12.…
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28 days ago
10 Satirical Covers for the Terrible Books You Can’t Get Away From
Imaginary cover designs for the worst clichés in publishing Artwork by Matthew Revert D esigner Matthew Revert ’s playful, witty mock book covers poke loving…
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28 days ago
How Apple can fix 3D Touch – Eliz Kılıç – Medium
I should start with the obvious. 3D Touch is broken ! The user experience is far from great. Apple introduced 3D Touch and its new related interactions Peek and…
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4 weeks ago
The Fight for the Right to Be Cremated by Water
Samantha Sieber’s grandfather had a traditional American burial. His body was embalmed, put in a metal casket, and laid to rest at a cemetery, where the grounds…
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4 weeks ago
It's Near Impossible to Afford Housing Literally Anywhere Now and It's Getting Worse
It's not exactly a secret that the way America measures economic growth can leave regular people wondering why and how they're still struggling just to survive.…
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4 weeks ago
Leaked Documents Show Facebook’s Post-Charlottesville Reckoning with American Nazis
“James Fields did nothing wrong,” the post on Facebook read, referring to the man who drove a car through a crowd protesting against white supremacy in…
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4 weeks ago
Shortcuts: A New Vision for Siri and iOS Automation
In my Future of Workflow article from last year (published soon after the news of Apple's acquisition ), I outlined some of the probable outcomes for the app.…
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4 weeks ago
Gossiping Is Good
Gossip may even make us better people. A team of Dutch researchers reported that hearing gossip about others made research subjects more reflective; positive…
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4 weeks ago
Looking for Life on a Flat Earth
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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4 weeks ago
Vice Media Was Built on a Bluff. What Happens When It Gets Called?
Contour by Getty Images. It was sunny in Williamsburg on the last Wednesday in May, which also happened to be the second day of a new era at Vice Media.…
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4 weeks ago
5 Pencil and Paper Games to Do When You’re Bored | The Art of Manliness
In a time before people could cure their boredom by looking down at their phone and immediately retreating into an individual silo of entertainment, slaying its…
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4 weeks ago
The Birth And Death Of Privacy: 3,000 Years of History Told Through 46 Images
Jean-Leon Gerome, The Large Pool Of Bursa 2-Minute Summary Privacy, as we understand it, is only about 150 years old. Humans do have an instinctual desire for…
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4 weeks ago
Here Are 5 Unbelievably Toxic Things Good Parents Never Do
Dysfunctional families are breeding grounds for abuse and neglect. Hope my mom and I hope my dad Will figure out why they get so mad Hear them scream, I hear…
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4 weeks ago
Laziness Does Not Exist
But unseen barriers do. Photo by Scott Webb, courtesy of Unsplash I’ve been a psychology professor since 2012. In the past six years, I’ve witnessed students of…
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4 weeks ago
Forms, Auth and Serverless Functions on Gatsby and Netlify | CSS-Tricks
Abstracting infrastructure is in our DNA. Roads, schools, water supply networks—you get the idea. Web development is no exception: serverless architectures are…
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5 weeks ago
inessential: The Easy Target
The United States of America was the easy-to-choose target for the fascists. It was the richest and most powerful country in the history of countries. How could…
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5 weeks ago
Han, What? – 500ish Words
The underlying problem with ‘ Solo’ Warning: If you have not yet seen 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' do not read this post. There be spoilers. Read it after you see…
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5 weeks ago
Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia
A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in pockets, discussing our recent trips in Japan and how we’d like…
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5 weeks ago
15 Free Things To Do In Melbourne
list an event 1 million Australian readers every month facebook Home > Melbourne > Community Events | Escape the City | Family | Free | Fun Things To Do | Lists…
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5 weeks ago
An absurd afternoon at the White House with Donald Trump, and without the Eagles | Mike Sielski
President Trump delivered remarks during the White House’s “Celebration of America” without the Eagles present. WASHINGTON – It was right around the…
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5 weeks ago
The 7 Habits: Put First Things First | The Art of Manliness
Welcome back to our monthly series that summarizes, expands, and riffs on each of the seven habits laid out in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by…
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5 weeks ago
Why Developers Should NOT Use MacBook Pro – Hacker Noon
About ten years ago there was an article claiming that “Every Developer should have a MacBook Pro”, which listed a bunch of reasons, for example: Better…
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5 weeks ago
Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends
Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, at a Senate hearing in April. The company gave at least 60 phone and other device makers access to large amounts of…
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5 weeks ago
The epidemic of denial about sexual abuse in the evangelical church.
R achael Denhollander’s college-aged abuser began grooming her when she was 7. Each week, as Denhollander left Sunday school at Westwood Baptist Church in…
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6 weeks ago
Trump’s Lawyers, in Confidential Memo, Argue to Head Off a Historic Subpoena
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s lawyers have for months quietly waged a campaign to keep the special counsel from trying to force him to answer questions in the…
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6 weeks ago
Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test
Emilija Manevska / Getty The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that…
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6 weeks ago
When algorithms surprise us
When algorithms surprise us Machine learning algorithms are not like other computer programs. In the usual sort of programming, a human programmer tells the…
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6 weeks ago
How an Aspiring ‘It’ Girl Tricked New York’s Party People — and Its Banks
Photography by Sergio Corvacho Above, Anna Delvey. It started with money, as it so often does in New York. A crisp $100 bill slipped across the smooth surface…
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6 weeks ago
Trump’s Right-Hand Troll
Photo illustration by WG600* I t’s late on a Friday afternoon in March, and I’m sitting across from Stephen Miller in his spacious, sunlit West Wing office,…
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6 weeks ago
Anthony Hopkins: ‘Most of this is nonsense, most of this is a lie’
Anthony Hopkins.Photograph: James Mollison for the Guardian F or anyone who looks toward their later years with trepidation, Sir Anthony Hopkins (“Tony,…
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6 weeks ago
GDPR mayhem: Programmatic ad buying plummets in Europe - Digiday
The arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation’s enforcement May 25 has hurled the digital media and advertising industries into a tailspin. Since the…
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7 weeks ago
Analysis | The group least likely to think the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees? Evangelicals.
A Syrian girl sits on a water container April 18 at a camp for displaced Syrians from the former rebel bastion of Douma, in al-Bil, east of the rebel-held town…
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7 weeks ago
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