Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security

The European Union has announced a package of measures intended to step up efforts and pressure on tech giants to combat democracy-denting disinformation ahead of the EU parliament elections next May. The European Commission Action Plan, which was presented at a press briefing earlier today, has four areas of focus: 1)…

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Egypt and Thailand: When the military turns against free speech

under arrest since May You wouldn’t normally mention Egypt and Thailand in the same breath. But both countries underwent military coups within the last five years, and even among the many oppressive regimes in the world, they are going to extra lengths today to prosecute free speech.  To be clear, neither…

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Camila Mendes Opens Up About Recovering From Bulimia & Why Rihanna Is Her Body-Positive Icon – Perez Hilton

Camila Mendes is opening up about her past struggles with bulimia. The Riverdale star is continuing her On using her platform to be transparent about body issues with fans, Camila shares:  “I realized that I have this platform, and young women and men who look up to me, and there…

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Prime Minister Ardern, UNICEF ED Henrietta Fore, Suraiya Haque speak with Julie Gichuru

Image: ANDREW HARNIK / Getty Images Are you a big Pulp Fiction fan? Let us ruin that for you. The production company Elara Pictures posted a disturbing video mashup to Instagram Friday: the hamburger scene from Pulp Fiction alongside a few choice moments from Brett Kavanaugh’s petulant testimony before the…

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‘The peoples yogi’: how Adriene Mishler became a YouTube phenomenon

With 4 million subscribers and hundreds of thousands more watching free weekly videos, Yoga with Adriene is a social media sensation. What makes her fans so devoted? There are more than 2,400 people in the main hall of Alexandra Palace in north London, breathing in unison. Take the deepest breath…

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The World’s First Hands-Free Social Media Money Magnet

Would you rather… Blindly toss thousands of dollars at Facebook ads, guessing what your visitors would want to buy and hoping you will maybe break even? OR Use a revolutionary set and forget, hands-free system that will completely automate your social media marketing. Generating an unlimited stream of leads and…

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Openbook is the latest dream of a digital life beyond Facebook

As tech’s social giants wrestle with antisocial demons that appear to be both an emergent property of their platform power, and a consequence of specific leadership and values failures (evident as they publicly fail to enforce even the standards they claim to have), there are still people dreaming of a better way.…

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Anne Hathaway attacks ‘white privilege’ after death of black teenager in California

Actor posts picture of Nia Wilson on Instagram and condemns inaction of white Americans Anne Hathaway has urged white people to ask how decent are we really after a black teenager was killed in California. Nia Wilson, 18, died after being stabbed in the neck in Oakland on Sunday night.…

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Godfather of GMOs Wants Consumers to Be Less Afraid of His Food

Three decades ago, Robert T. Fraley helped invent the genetically modified seeds that have become a $17 billion global industry and ushered in a new era of agricultural productivity. So it’s little surprise that this longtime Source: International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications * sugar beet, potato, apple,…

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‘Demi is awake’: Pop star in stable condition after apparent overdose scare

Video Demi Lovato suffers apparent overdose, stars react Singer Demi Lovato has been rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after allegedly suffering an alleged overdose. Several stars have taken to social media to send their well-wishes. On the eve of a hotly anticipated string of tour dates, pop music superstar…

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