Sunday, November 19, 2017

A year after U.S. presidential election, tech giants face growing calls for regulation

Facebook, Twitter and Google — which saw their platforms used for Russian propaganda during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections — are facing increasing calls...

Off topic: Funny wildlife photos, teen tax, turkey eggs, ‘transracial’

If you need to laugh — or at least smile — here are finalists in the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. New Jersey diner...

YouTube removes thousands of dead extremist cleric’s videos

In another example of the tech-company crackdown on extremist content, YouTube has removed tens of thousands of videos by the late Anwar al-Awlaki, the American...

Off topic: Diet fads, renting family and friends, day vs. night healing, touchy-feely at...

From alcohol-based meal plans to tapeworms to soup, diet fads. In Japan, a girl might grow up seeing a rented dad from time to...

Facebook, Twitter, Google and where Silicon Valley’s money comes from

Tech companies face dilemma after conundrum after balancing act, and now the spotlight is on their funding sources. There’s Saudi money. Russian money. And...

Off topic: Breaking news from the past year, North Koreans’ food, keeping ‘Walking Dead’...

It’s been a year since the U.S. presidential election. Here’s what has happened since, according to New York Times breaking news notifications. A look...

Russian investment in Facebook, Twitter go way back — but Yuri Milner says so...

As investigations continue into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections — and the use of Facebook and Twitter to help facilitate it —...

Off topic: PB&J wars, comparing size, fall and autumn, on streaming and bad acting

Food fight: on pre-made peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches and patents. Peas, nutmegs, pigeon eggs, houses: a look at how the objects people use as benchmarks...

Trump, the rogue Twitter employee and the 11 minutes that will go down in...

Nov. 2 will forever be known as the day @realDonaldTrump did not “exist” on Twitter for 11 minutes. Twitter — which has faced many...

Off topic: Steamy novels, dogs vs. people, difficult novels, area codes

Dog-earing 2.0: Audible now lets you skip to the “good parts” of an erotic novel, complete with “steaminess score.” Speaking of dogs, study confirms...

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