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The best laptop ever made

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Close to 7 million lines of changed code later and we present the BRAND NEW FIREFOX. Fast, fierce & for good.

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👉 Lord help us, we're back on our bullshit:

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via The Atlantic http://ift.tt/1aNUXMQ

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via The New Yorker http://ift.tt/2i2hEWb

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Jeff Yates: There’s more than one way to lie in order to achieve success on social media. I’ve been covering fake news and online disinformation for three years now, and I thought I’d seen it all. But a Facebook profile by the name of Béatrice Boistard really gave me pause. She was gorgeous, she was mysterious and she had created an online audience of several hundred thousand followers. The thing is, she also stole the identities of handicapped or sick people to get it. So began the strangest investigation of my career, which catapulted me into the kaleidoscopic world of fake Facebook profiles, where nothing is real. I first got acquainted with Béatrice’s profile in February 2016. She would regularly share pictures of amputated or bald people, asking her followers to write “amen” in the comments section. Why? Because “no one loves me since I got cancer”, or “my husband left me because I lost my legs.” These posts invariably got thousands of likes, comments and shares on Facebook. It’s no surprise, then, that Béatrice’s page has over 671,000 followers. That’s significantly more than major Canadian news outlets such as the National Post and the Toronto Star and almost as many as the Globe and Mail… …Surely, this must be about money, I thought. In fact, certain posts within the network send links to fraudulent websites, where you are asked to enter your credit card information. But I also believed that these fake accounts were used in sextortion schemes. The report by Corde sensible confirmed this. This all suggests that this massive network is used primarily to attract men online and send them careening towards different fraudulent schemes. But by analyzing the network, I was able to determine that different accounts play different roles. All of them co-operate to create a huge trap that filters potential victims in order to find the most vulnerable targets. This gets very weird. But it's a rewarding read.

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Stunning story by @sommervilletv about the deal that let 1000s of ISIS members and their families go free in Raqqa

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Algorithms are a threat to society and so far, academia is asleep at the wheel.

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Up @newrepublic on how private equity accelerated the retail apocalypse with its predatory asset-stripping schemes

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The night that Stephen Paddock opened fire on thousands of people at a Las Vegas country music concert, nearby Sunrise Hospital received more than 200…

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"These stories have been going around this town for 30 years.Nobody could believe they hadn't come out yet."

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On a snowy day in Oslo, @sanity_io opens for public signups. 🍾🌧 -

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One of the most remarkable blog posts I have read - managing an ER for huge number of incoming casualties.

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Explain K8S to your family: How many coders does it take to turn on a lightbulb?

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