Wednesday, March 21, 2018
How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook - The New York Times: There are some practical solutions to safeguard some of your data, like installing software to block web tracking technologies.
Missing From Facebook’s Crisis: Mark Zuckerberg - The New York Times: Amid a data scandal this week, Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, and Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer, have been nowhere to be found in public.
John Brennan, a Former C.I.A. Director, Suggests Russia ‘May Have Something’ on President Trump - The New York Times
John Brennan, a Former C.I.A. Director, Suggests Russia ‘May Have Something’ on President Trump - The New York Times: President Trump also indirectly criticized Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, for the ongoing investigation into Russia’s 2016 campaign meddling.
How Researchers Learned to Use Facebook ‘Likes’ to Sway Your Thinking - The New York Times: Your interest in Kim Kardashian West can tell researchers how extroverted (very), how conscientious (more than most) and how open-minded (only somewhat) you are.
Fox News commentator exits with a searing attack on Fox News - The Washington Post: Ex-Army officer Ralph Peters calls network “a propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration.”
Austin bomber: Mark Anthony Conditt identified as suspect, killed in blast as police closed in - The Washington Post
Austin bomber: Mark Anthony Conditt identified as suspect, killed in blast as police closed in - The Washington Post: The suspected serial bomber who terrorized Austin detonated an explosive device as a SWAT team closed in, authorities said.
What ‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE’ says about Trump — and the peril of meeting Kim Jong Un - The Washington Post
What ‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE’ says about Trump — and the peril of meeting Kim Jong Un - The Washington Post: Trump again proves he has no message control, even ignoring an ALL CAPS note telling him not to congratulate Putin.
Trump’s national security advisers warned him not to congratulate Putin. He did it anyway. - The Washington Post
Trump’s national security advisers warned him not to congratulate Putin. He did it anyway. - The Washington Post: The president did not heed written instructions from his national security team asking him to take a tougher tone with the Russian leader
Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica’s collection of Facebook data, according to former employee - The Washington Post
Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica’s collection of Facebook data, according to former employee - The Washington Post: The data-science firm, where Stephen K. Bannon served on the board, tested the power of anti-establishment messages later central to President Trump’s campaign.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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Ryan says he’s ‘confident’ Mueller will finish Russia probe - The Washington Post: The House speaker says he’s been assured Mueller’s firing is not under consideration.
Former Playboy Model Karen McDougal Sues to Break Silence on Trump - The New York Times: Ms. McDougal is the second woman this month to challenge Trump associates’ efforts to bury stories of extramarital affairs.
Judge temporarily blocks Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban - ABC News: Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.
Trump congratulates Putin on his reelection, discusses U.S.-Russian ‘arms race’ - The Washington Post
Trump congratulates Putin on his reelection, discusses U.S.-Russian ‘arms race’ - The Washington Post: The U.S. president said he hopes to meet with Putin “in the not-too-distant future.”
Explosion at FedEx near San Antonio could be linked to Austin blasts, FBI says - CNN: A package that exploded early Tuesday at a FedEx sorting center near San Antonio was not the only parcel there that investigators believe contained an explosive device, San Antonio police Chief Bill McManus said.
FTC opens investigation into Facebook after Cambridge Analytica scrapes millions of users’ personal information - The Washington Post
FTC opens investigation into Facebook after Cambridge Analytica scrapes millions of users’ personal information - The Washington Post: The Federal Trade Commission probe — confirmed by a source familiar with the agency's thinking and not authorized to speak on the record — marks the most substantial political and legal threat yet to Facebook as it grapples with the fallout from Cambridge Analytica and its controversial tactics. And it could result in the U.S. government slapping Facebook with a fine that might reach into millions, if not billions, of dollars.
Great Mills High School shooting: Student gunman dead, two students injured - The Washington Post: School resource officer confronted shooter in incident, officials say.
YouTube May Add to the Burdens of Humble Wikipedia - The New York Times: In a surprise announcement, Google says it will hand off a knotty problem — fact-checking its videos — to the online encyclopedia’s volunteer army.
How Facebook’s Data Sharing Went From Feature to Bug - The New York Times: Sure, third-party Facebook apps collected data about users’ lives. But they seemed convenient and harmless, and, really, what could go wrong?
‘You Will Not Destroy America’: A Trump Battle Is No Longer One-Sided - The New York Times: The president and former law enforcement and intelligence officials are trading Twitter insults, turning a conflict that would have once stayed private into a public brawl.
There’s Never Been a Native American Congresswoman. That Could Change in 2018. - The New York Times: Native American women are running for office in record numbers. Some are fighting pipelines. Others are fighting environmentalists.
Congressional negotiators work to finalize massive spending bill - The Washington Post: Action on the $1.3 trillion measure must come ahead of a Friday midnight shutdown deadline
Trump’s attacks on law enforcement are escalating. Here’s how Republicans could protect Mueller. - The Washington Post
Trump’s attacks on law enforcement are escalating. Here’s how Republicans could protect Mueller. - The Washington Post: GOP congressional leaders need to show the president that firing Mueller would have serious consequences.
It’s not your imagination. Trump is getting worse. - The Washington Post: Perhaps he senses that Mueller is closing in. Or perhaps he is just hopelessly overwhelmed by the job.
All hail Ryan Zinke, our imperial viceroy - The Washington Post: He runs his department much like a 19th-century colonial governor.
Stormy Daniels — not Robert Mueller — might spell Trump’s doom - The Washington Post: When it comes to their affair, Stormy Daniels has, so far, out-Trumped Trump.
How Jared Kushner forged a bond with the Saudi crown prince - The Washington Post: The unorthodox approach to diplomacy by the president’s son-in-law unsettled national security officials.
A black female politician was gunned down in Rio. Now she’s a global symbol. - The Washington Post: Marielle Franco had framed police brutality as a war on blacks. Her slaying has galvanized debate about racial oppression in Brazil.