The Guardian’s Cambridge Analytica & Facebook data story


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Reading Time: 3 minutesThe algorithm used in the Facebook data breach trawled though personal data for information on sexual orientation, race, gender – and even intelligence and childhood trauma Source: How Cambridge Analytica turned Facebook ‘likes’ into a lucrative political tool | Technology | The Guardian Public data has become a means of dispassionately looking at humanity for […]

March 18, 2018

North Korea agrees to summit with South, possible nuclear freeze


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Reading Time: 4 minutesNorth and South Korea have agreed to hold a summit at their heavily armed border next month, with Pyongyang saying it would consider abandoning nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees, Seoul said Tuesday. Source: North Korea agrees to summit with South, possible nuclear freeze – France 24 Views At precisely this point of agreement, […]

March 6, 2018

U.S. to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem May 14


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Reading Time: 3 minutesThat’s a lot sooner than expected. Source: Scoop: U.S. to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem May 14 – Axios Relevant discussion from December 21, 2017, General Assembly Overwhelmingly Adopts Resolution Asking Nations Not to Locate Diplomatic Missions in Jerusalem The point has often been made that Israel is the only real democracy in the middle-East. […]

March 4, 2018

Psychiatrist Says: More Psychiatry Means More Shootings – Mad In America


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Reading Time: 1 minuteAn irony of tragic proportions: Cruz was free to buy a gun because he was faithfully taking psychiatric drugs that can cause or aggravate violence. Source: Psychiatrist Says: More Psychiatry Means More Shootings – Mad In America Guns are indeed uniquely efficient, modern, powerful tools of injury and death.  Contrary to belief, mental health through […]

March 4, 2018

Why our predictions must move away from utter doom to continuity?


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Reading Time: 5 minutesThe idea of terminal decline is pulling the power of prediction like a black hole pulls light into it.  This phenomenon is not new.  It has happened again and again throughout history.  It has also had its reasons.  It is sufficient to say that people desire achievement and progress.  However, when the price, the sacrifices, […]

January 30, 2018

Making the link between technology, culture, and youth – Arianna Huffington on Thrive Global


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Reading Time: 5 minutesCome join me to discuss, debate and ask questions, kickstarting this urgently-needed conversation to ensure that 2018 is the year when we put technology in its right place and take back control of our lives. Source: An Open Letter From Arianna Huffington to India on our Relationship with Technology | Thrive Global The original article […]

January 2, 2018