Frances Haugen, the data engineer determined to temper Facebook

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New York (AFP) – Frances Haugen, the former Facebook employee who testified before Congress Tuesday, is sure of her position: that the social network can do just as much harm as good in a hyper-connected World — and that its power must be restrained. The 37-year-old data scientist, who worked on the company’s civic integrity team, quietly compiled thousands of internal documents before she left Facebook in May, and distributed them to the Wall Street Journal and US lawmakers. They found the contents so alarming that they quickly arranged for Haugen to testify at a congressional hearing about … Read More “Frances Haugen, the data engineer determined to temper Facebook”

21 Investing Myths That Just Aren’t True

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With all of humanity’s collective knowledge available at our fingertips, you’d think investing myths would have disappeared by now. Q3 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Yet they persist, largely because too many people consider money a “taboo” subject and avoid talking about it. Many of us also never question these assumptions, so we don’t bother running a quick web search in the first place. These persistent investing myths cost you money though, in a very real sense. Once you move past these myths, a wider World of investing opportunities open up for you. When it comes to new inv… Read More “21 Investing Myths That Just Aren’t True”

Merkel’s heir as chancellor to get new bombproof Mercedes-Benz limo

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While politicians wrangle over who will succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor following last month’s elections, one thing is certain: Whoever gets the job is set to use a brand-new armoured Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousine. The bulletproof, bombproof and flat tyre-proof sedan is expected to serve as personal transport for either the SPD’s Olaf Scholz or CDU leader Armin Laschet, both of whom are vying to lead the next coalition government. Both Audi and BMW offer armoured versions of their top saloons, but government officials in Berlin are expected to return to Mercedes-Benz model used by… Read More “Merkel’s heir as chancellor to get new bombproof Mercedes-Benz limo”

‘Bored’ pet parrots prone to pining for the jungle, research shows

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The Norwegian Blue may only have been a fictional parrot species made famous by a Monty Python comedy sketch about a caged bird “pining for the fjords,” but real pet parrots do, it seems, get the blues in captivity. That’s according to new research published by the Britain’s Royal Society, which suggests the bigger the captive bird’s brain, the more likely it is to exhibit “forms of abnormal behaviour,” such as chewing the bars of its cage or plucking its own feathers. The extent to which more intelligent parrot species are “prone to disease” and “apparently shortened lifespans” appears equiva… Read More “‘Bored’ pet parrots prone to pining for the jungle, research shows”

After It’s Glorious Market Debut, How LegalZoom Performed

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The stock of LegalZoom. com Inc (NASDAQ:LZ), an online legal platform, finished at $37.85, up 35.18 percent. After an initial public offering price of $28, the stock debuted at $36.75 a share, putting LegalZoom’s market capitalization at $7.35 billion, CNBC reports. Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more After an initial public offering price of $28, the stock debuted at $36.75 a share. The firm raised $700 million by selling 19.1 million shares at that price the night before its stock market launch. LegalZoom offers legal and compliance services in all 50 states and over 3,000 count… Read More “After It’s Glorious Market Debut, How LegalZoom Performed”

Smooth out the rough trail on a 3D-printed gravel bike

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3D printing opens up a wealth of new possibilities for bicycle production, but so far only a handful of makers are pedalling down this trail. One of them is Urwahn from the eastern German city of Magdeburg, which joins the tubes of its innovative Waldwiesel model using 3D-printed steel connectors. Urwahn claims its bikes, which use a lightweight frame set with a distinctive kinked rear triangle and internally-routed cables, just glide over rough terrain. The firm’s connection also contains a bold mission statement, saying its sustainable, recyclable product “will sensitize people to emission-free… Read More “Smooth out the rough trail on a 3D-printed gravel bike”

WhatsApp’s six-hour outage shows we all need more than one chat app

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Monday’s six-hour outage of Facebook and Instagram might have been a nuisance for those wanting to check in on news and posts from friends, but things are different when a chat app with 2 billion active users goes down for more than half of a working day. WhatsApp’s sudden outage meant that millions of group chats, aimed at things like coordinating a workplace, keeping in touch with family and arranging events, all stopped working, as did one-to-one messaging and calls. Monday’s technological catastrophe at the Facebook offices made it clear how dependent many of us have become on one single c… Read More “WhatsApp’s six-hour outage shows we all need more than one chat app”

Despite a Guilty Verdict, R. Kelly’s Music Is Still Poppin’ on Music Streaming Services and TikTok

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By Logan Mahan Last week, R. Kelly was found guilty on nine counts — eight of sex trafficking, and one racketeering charge with 14 underlying acts that included sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping and bribery. His sentencing is scheduled for May, and it’s likely he’ll face decades, or even life, in prison. The conviction has sparked debate over whether Kelly’s songs should be removed from streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. Even before his guilty verdict, though, we’ve been having the age-old can we still listen to this creep’s music? debate (aka separating the art from the… Read More “Despite a Guilty Verdict, R. Kelly’s Music Is Still Poppin’ on Music Streaming Services and TikTok”

Richard Sherman Signs One-Year Deal With Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Five-time Pro Bowler Richard Sherman has signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On The Richard Sherman Podcast, the veteran cornerback revealed the thought process that went into his decision. “I went with the best offer I had, the best opportunity to go out there and put some great tape on, to lead another group,” Sherman said. “I feel comfortable and confident in my abilities to go out there and execute and help that team win.” Sherman also added that Buccaneers’ quarterback Tom Brady played a role in persuading him to Tampa. “He’s the all-time great quarterback reaching out, … Read More “Richard Sherman Signs One-Year Deal With Tampa Bay Buccaneers”

BLAST Premier partners with SteelSeries for Fall season

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Tournament organiserBLAST Premier has announced a multi-event partnership with Danish hardware manufacturer SteelSeries that’ll see the brand host a number of CS:GO-related activations on BLAST events. As result, SteelSeries will host activations during the BLAST Fall Showdown in October, followed by the BLAST Fall Finals in November. The activations will include fan engagement initiatives, giveaways, and a designated space at the Finals venue. RELATED:BLAST Premier and Bondly launch chicken NFTs BLAST and SteelSeries first collaborated during the BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen in 2019. Both enti… Read More “BLAST Premier partners with SteelSeries for Fall season”