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I am Sophie Zhang, whistleblower. At FB, I worked to stop major political figures from deceiving their own populace; I became a whistleblower because Facebook turned a blind eye. Ask me anything.
Despite promising technology demonstrations, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for the growing problem of taking out the orbital trash
After starting my 2nd company in 2019, I decided I would write down useful lessons I learned or re-learned along the way.
This is a buffet of redundant stories. I provide several pieces and you choose which of them to read and share, and in which order. Every piece contains the same thought only put differently so don't be afraid to miss anything.
The Great Vowel Shift was a series of changes in the pronunciation of the English language that took place primarily between 1400 and 1700, beginning in southern England and today having influenced effectively all dialects of English.
Theres no logical reason why telephones and calculators use different numeric keypads. So why do we still follow the same convention?
What started out as a second-year physics project is making its way into Amazon Web Services (AWS) quantum computing program.
You wake up to a dark, dreary, glum-feeling, Monday-type of morning. For the 547th consecutive day.Just 18 months prior, you were a hard-working farmer gearing up for another bountiful crop season.But then the skies went dark.
In the coming weeks NatWest, one of Britains largest lenders, is set to appear in court in London to respond to charges that it failed to properly scrutinise a gold-dealing client that deposited 365m ($502m) with the bank264m of it in cash.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was acting
Emissions produced by rotting scraps create a major climate problem
Theres a very good new book about Stephen Hawking that just came out, Charles Seifes Hawking Hawking.
This is a long-form post breaking down the setup I use to run a SaaS. From load balancing to cron job monitoring to subscription and payments. There's a lot of ground to cover, so buckle up!
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.
Two Dutch white-hat security specialists entered the annual computer hacking contest Pwn2Own, managed to find a Remote Code Execution (RCE) flaw in Zoom and are $200,000 USD better off than they were before.
A documentary about the fishing industry's impact on sea life and the oceans has caused a lot of debate
A TV is a passive device, used for passive consumption. I want operating it to be on par with turning on my shower and setting the temperature to something comfortable. This is to say that not every device needs to be smart.
Shannon Wait's moment was when her Google-issued water bottle broke. The data centre she worked in was hot, so she asked for another one. However, she says the Google subcontractor refused to give her one.
But I was pretty shocked to be looking at my own wikiFeet profile, which included my full name, birthday, and photos of me and my exposed feet, dating back to a family vacation in 2013.
Facebook Inc did not notify the more than 530 million users whose details were obtained through the misuse of a feature before 2019 and recently made public in a database, and does not currently have plans to do so, a company spokesman said on Wednesday
But if you were going to music school in the 1970s, you couldnt just buy a copy of the Real Book at the campus bookstore. Because the Real Book was illegal.
The following is a transcript of a legal memorandum written by Assisstant U.S. Attorney Alvin S. Michaelson in support of motion for discovery in the trial of Vincente Jesus Zambada-Niebla, alias
It was a hard drive that belonged to her ex-husband. When she opened it up, Rachel saw a folder she didnt recognize. Rachel was about to open the darkest chapter of her life.
Amazon illegally retaliated against two of its most prominent internal critics when it fired them last year, the National Labor Relations Board has determined.
Experts say the drug presents an opportunity for parents who want to avoid giving their child stimulants, and as a better option for kids with substance abuse problems, per AP.
Zuckerberg's phone number was among the leaked data of 533 million Facebook users. A security researcher confirmed that Zuckerberg uses Signal app.
A handful of coins unearthed from a pick-your-own-fruit orchard in rural Rhode Island and other random corners of New England may help solve one of the planets oldest cold cases.
On April Fools' Day 1996, exactly 25 years ago today, some Microsoft coworkers and I launched a complex and costly prank.
The entire company is getting the time off as an opportunity to unplug, recharge and avoid burnout.
Birds do it. Bees do it. Learning about the astounding navigational feats of wild creaturescan teach us a lot about where were going.
Some of Windows 95 components are still in use today. How does it look? Lets test it and figure it out.
Myanmars military rulers have ordered internet service providers to shut down wireless broadband services until further notice, several telecoms sources said on Thursday.
Despite finding no specific examples, researchers have proved the existence of a pervasive kind of prime number so delicate that changing any of its infinite digits renders it composite.
Data brokers millions of dollars in lobbying spending in 2020 rivaled that of some Big Techfirms
Fossilized pollen and leaves reveal that the meteorite that caused the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs also reshaped South Americas plant communities to yield the planets largest rain forest
Private individuals resident in Svalbard must purchase their alcohol quota in Svalbard and are not able to import tax-free alcohol from the mainland to Svalbard.
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Analyzing a national cancer database, researchers find a bump in diagnoses at 65, suggesting that many wait for Medicare to kick in before they seek care.
The Cuban government has adopted some peculiar means of dealing with the countrys deteriorating public transport, including nationalized hitchhiking.
Google is preparing for a broad reopening in September, when employees will be expected to show up in person three days a week.
A massive data breach has hit US Universities including Stanford University, University of California, University of Miami, University of Colorado Boulder, Yeshiva University, Syracuse University, and University of Maryland.
47% of Americans said they belong to a church, synagogue or mosque in 2020, down from 50% in 2018, according to a Gallup poll out Monday.
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What I learned about love, loss, and landscape over two decades of living in a 1961 Artcraft mobile home in the Utah desert
Beam is banned from operating a mobile banking app or any other product or service that can be used to deposit, store, or withdraw funds, as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, according to a press release.
Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology have produced a structural battery that performs ten times better than all previous versions. It contains carbon fibre that serves simultaneously as an electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material.
Scholar Monica Green combined the science of genetics with the study of old texts to reach a new hypothesis about the plague
That encounter in the library set Mrs. Cleary, who died March 25 at 104, on her way to becoming one of the most beloved childrens authors of all time
How a younger generation used the Internet to master the falling blocks.
Scientists believe they have worked out why biting down on ice or drinking something really cold causes excruciating pain for some people.
The Collections database consists of entries for more than 480,000 works in the Muse du Louvre and Muse National Eugne-Delacroix
Control-minded Technocrats envision a backdoor mechanism on autonomous vehicles that lets police stop a car, roll the windows down and unlock the car. If such a device is operational, you can be sure that criminals will learn how to hack it.
Some incredible footage of the (apparent) SpaceX debris hurtling over the Pacific Northwest tonight
All the mobile carries have mitigated a major SMS security loophole that allowed a hacker to hijack text messages for just $16.
An interview with Steve Jobs filmed on 2/18/1981 about the future of Apple, Computers, the Home
The decision to block an expert level cyberattack has caused controversy inside Google after it emerged that the hackers in question were working for a US ally.
Populations of the American bald eagle the bold national symbol of the United States have quadrupled since 2009, according to a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners.
An internal document from France's data regulator seen by POLITICO revealed Tuesday that the iPhone makers targeted advertising practices may fall afoul of the European Union's privacy laws.
This cipher is considered one of the holy grails of cryptography, as at the time the cipher had resisted attacks for 50 years, so any attempts to find a solution were truly a moonshot.
NASA's experimental Martian helicopter holds a small swatch of fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, the space agency revealed Tuesday.
We enable fans to collectively encourage artists to book performances near a specified location. We offer tools and resources for performers to better understand those audiences.
In August of 2019, I published research from now-defunct clickstream data provider, Jumpshot, showing that 50.33% of all Google searches ended without a click to any web property in the results.
A webcam is now broadcasting live from Fagradalsfjall, facing Geldingadalur, where a fissure eruption began last night.
Led by Maria Giovanna Belcastro, an archaeologist at the University of Bologna, the researchers found that the 24- to 35-year-old died sometime between 3630 and 3380 B.C., during Italys Eneolithic period, or Copper Age
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away Facebook Incs bid to pare back a $15 billion class action lawsuit accusing the company of illegally tracking the activities of internet users even when they are logged out of the social media platform.
The French subsidiary of Ikea will go on trial on Monday over allegations that it snooped on employees and customers by using private detectives and police officers.
The Federal Communications Commission issued its largest ever fine of $225 million to Texas telemarketers who sent about 1 billion robocalls falsely claiming to sell health insurance for Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and other companies.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) reportedly plans to look into whether Facebook harnesses user data to give itself an advantage over rivals in the social media and online advertising markets.
The union said it has identified seven cases of failed facial recognition and other identity checks leading to drivers losing their jobs and licence revocation action by TfL.
With the help ofMarcelo Rivero, a malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes,The Recordwas able to track down the other dark web portal operated by the REvil gang where victims are redirected for ransom payment negotiations.
Lenders are turning to coercive loan apps that shut down smartphones if customers fall behind on payments.
Ultimately, attackers are taking advantage of the fact that it's normal to share and open documents by email
It seems as if Facebook, after years of harvesting data on your marketing possibilities, is finally starting to be able to read your mind?
In all the attacks, the watering-hole sites redirected visitors to a sprawling infrastructure that installed different exploits depending on the devices and browsers visitors were using.
The eye tracking system will feature a transmitter and receiver that can detect and analyze eye movement information, providing users with images and information based on algorithms.
Current Instagram policy forbids children under the age of 13 from using the service.