Google Resists Demands From States in Digital-Ad Probe
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Company is reluctant to surrender some documents in investigation of possible anticompetitive practices

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Big Telecom Say It Has First Amendment Right to Sell Your Private Data
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ISPs say that a law requiring users to opt-in to having their location and financial data sold is a 'burdensome restriction' on their 'protected speech.'

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Bloomberg Bankrolls a Social-Media Army to Push Message
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Campaign is hiring workers for $2,500 per month to promote Bloomberg to all their contacts

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This 7,000-year-old well is the oldest wooden structure ever discovered, archeologists say
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Archeologists have discovered a 7,000-year-old Neolithic well in eastern Europe, which they believe is the oldest wooden structure in the world. The well was built by farmers around 5256 B.C., researchers said. (University of Pardubice)

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Sherbet: an ergonomic gaming keypad
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Some time after it was discontinued, my Logitech G13 stopped working and I decided to design a replacement, which I’ve named Sherbet.

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It's official - screens are bad for young brains
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It’s no secret — screens aren’t the best babysitter for children. And now, a study that looks at screen time and children’s brain development shows, in blazing color, why they might be even worse for your kids than originally thought. In fact, the study, which was released in November 2019, indicates early screen use might actually impede your child’s brain development.

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Unprecedented Facebook URLs Dataset now Available for Academic Research through Social Science One
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The dataset itself contains a total of more than 10 trillion numbers that summarize information about 38 million URLs shared more than 100 times publicly on Facebook (between 1/1/2017 and 7/31/2019). It also includes characteristics of the URLs (such as whether they were fact-checked or flagged by users as hate speech) and the aggregated data concerning the types of people who viewed, shared, liked, reacted to, shared without viewing, and otherwise interacted with these links.

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Canada Invests in Ontario’s Electric Vehicle Network
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Canada’s climate plan is working for the planet and it’s working for Canadians. As Canada transitions to a cleaner economy, GHG emission reductions in the transportation sector are necessary. To spur innovation and encourage the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) the Government of Canada is providing Canadians with more options to purchase, charge and drive zero emission vehicles.

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Stranger Things 4
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From Russia with love...

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An Astronaut’s Guide to Mental Models
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There isn’t a harsher environment for a human being to live than outer space. Chris Hadfield shares some of the thinking tools he acquired as an astronaut to make high stakes decisions, be innovative in the face of failure, and stay cool under pressure.

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This orangutan saw a man wading in snake-infested water and decided to offer a helping hand
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The orangutan held out its hand to the man, who was clearing snakes from a river as part of efforts to protect the endangered apes.

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It’s All Ephemeral

Marcus Aurelius wrote to himself a simple and effective reminder to help him regain perspective and stay balanced.

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