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How Facebook - the Walmart of the internet - dismantled online subcultures

Before the internet, people interested in body modification – not just tattoo and piercing enthusiasts, but those drawn to more unusual practices like ear pointing, tongue splitting, suspension, scarification and the voluntary amputation of limbs and organs – had a difficult time meeting others who shared their interests. 166 more words

How WhatsApp encryption works - and why there shouldn't be a backdoor

A battle between national security and privacy is brewing. Governments and secret services are asking encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp to allow them access to users’ data. 285 more words

Connecticut seeks lost sales tax revenue from online sales

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is stepping up efforts to collect state sales taxes not being paid by online and out-of-state retailers.

Current state law requires out-of-state sellers with a substantial economic presence in the state to collect and remit Connecticut sales tax. 107 more words


Whether it's on The Tonight Show or a hobo show, Steve Harvey hosting Family Feud will always be grade-A entertainment

Steve Harvey is Family Feud. It’s just as simple as that. And, truth be told, it’s really not even about the game aspect itself anymore, because if you think you couldn’t watch Steve make little his little quips and rag on contestants for hours on end, than you’re lying to yourself. 104 more words

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Bill O'Reilly apologizes for mocking Maxine Waters with 'James Brown wig' comment

UPDATE: Bill O’Reilly has issued an apology after mocking congresswoman Maxine Waters with his “James Brown wig” comments on Tuesday’s Fox and Friends. 337 more words


Russia says US anti-missile defence system will spark new arms race

Defence ministry also says US patrols in Black Sea are a potential threat

The Russian Defence Ministry has said the US’s deployment of an anti-missile system will spark a new arms race. 259 more words