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Every morning I go through the news in specific categories. I tweet stories that I feel are important because they are often overlooked on the front page. 114 more words

Spirituality

Resources pages going down

At Queen Mary, I used to maintain two pages with links to resources, one for permutation groups, the other for designs. (The latter is quite separate from the… 121 more words

The Web

Disinfo Wars: Alex Jones’ War on Your Mind

Nolan Higdon wrote for Project Censored in 2013:

In 1833, William Miller predicted the second coming of Jesus Christ in the year 1843. Only after his fourth failed prediction, each of which saw hundreds of thousands of followers turn out, did his followers abandon him. 346 more words

USA

Mark Zuckerberg Accused of Abusing Power After Facebook Deletes 'Napalm Girl' Post

Julia Carrie Wong reports for The Guardian:

Norway’s largest newspaper has published a front-page open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, lambasting the company’s decision to censor a historic photograph of the Vietnam war and calling on Zuckerberg to recognize and live up to his role as “the world’s most powerful editor”. 184 more words

Mainstream Media

Google Program to Deradicalize Jihadis Will Be Used for Right-Wing American Extremists Next

Naomi LaChance reports for The Intercept:

A Google incubated-program that has been targeting potential ISIS members with deradicalizing content will soon be used to target violent right-wing extremists in North America, a designer of the program said at an  159 more words

USA

An award

There is, I believe, a great resource for mathematicians called MathOverflow. I have never made much use of it. I am not quite sure why, but I think it is because of the competitive aspect: give a good answer, earn points. 54 more words

The Web

Warner Bros Issuing Takedowns For Its Own Site Is No Laughing Matter

Mike Masnick reports for Techdirt:

Lots of people have been talking the past few days about TorrentFreak’s discovery of the fact that Warner Bros., via its hired DMCA agent Vobile, has been… 185 more words

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