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The DOJ and FBI are now investigating Cambridge Analytica

Photo: AP Cambridge Analytica, the dodgy British electoral firm that closed down after allegedly collaborating with an app to scrap data from at least 87 million Facebook users without their approval and months of controversy, is fast his problems are getting worse. Now in trouble with British authorities, it now has to deal with US investigations initiated by the Department …

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"Solo" is something new in Star Wars. Old-school fans will love it.

If you went into a running film screening of Solo without knowing its title, you could instantly identify it as a Star Wars movie. We are never more than a moment away from the franchise's familiar look and feel: blaster fire, screeching ships, adorable droids, exotic and spartan planets, the acoustic wiping of alien creatures, the funk chitchat of Imperial …

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LaCroix swimsuits are just in time for summer

Ah, LaCroix. The fruity Selterswasser has an almost cult fanbase on the internet. As with anything on the Internet, LaCroix has attracted its naysayers, but hipsters and Instagram insiders still have the sparkling drink ready. If you're one of those passionate LaCroix fans looking for a way to express their love for barely tasting water and 90s pastel aesthetics, you're …

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Twitter is testing a way to minimize the votes of trolls

Twitter has introduced his trolls. On Tuesday, Twitter published preliminary results from a test of its new proactive troll filtering tactic. It wanted to see if filtering (but not deleting) content from accounts that had "trolling behaviors" could make Twitter a platform for conversation and sharing rather than an adversarial cesspool. Today we introduce new behavioral signals as tweets are …

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We will have produced 1,000 originals by the end of the year

Photo: AP Streaming giant Netflix, aggressively pursuing an original content strategy while losing much of its licensed content, says it's on the right path to over 1,000 original shows and movies Created by the end of the year According to Quartz, Chief Content Officer Ted Sanders announced that Netflix will reach a four-digit area by the end of 2018 – …

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A mysterious blockchain-based state leaves serious questions unanswered

At the annual Consensus Blockchain conference in New York City, there are many sketchy ideas and publicity stunts, but damn, this "blockchain-based state" has really managed to set the bar. It's called Decenturion, and if you believe its representatives in the Consensus, it's a decentralized society backed by real people who buy real estate and open physical messages around the …

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The stigma against oatmeal raisin cookies must end

What is not to love? Image: glenn koenig / LA Times on Getty Images By Heather Dockray 2018-05-16 00:08:42 UTC No matter how hard it tries, no matter how many recipe formations it tries to squeeze in, it seems like the oatmeal biscuit never does it all right. The stigma against the cookie is persistent and unwavering. As far as …

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A Star Wars story, even if it is not legendary

Solo: A Star Wars story flies to the movies in just over a week, and reviews suggest a Star Wars adventure that's fine. We are all fine, how are you? But seriously; Solo has gone through a lot, from a rigorously controlled casting process to regular discipline that shook our doubts from the first full trailer. But Chris Taylor of …

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