Archive For July 26, 2017

Report Probes Social Media’s Threat to Democracy

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Report Probes Social Media’s Threat to Democracy

ocial media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others may pose a threat to American democracy, suggests a new report from The Omidyar Group. The report follows recent disclosures about targeted dark post advertising, fake news and other abuses propagated by Russian troll farms during the 2016 presidential election. Among the questions the report raises is whether…

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This Is How You Ask Your Boss for Professional Development Budget

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This Is How You Ask Your Boss for Professional Development Budget

You somehow missed the class on navigating Excel spreadsheets. You don’t know how to read HTML. You don’t have the first clue how to fix or even size a photo in Photoshop. While not integral to your daily role, these things keep popping up, and you groan inwardly every time they do. You see, you…

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Google Assistant Shines in Pint-Sized Home Mini

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Google Assistant Shines in Pint-Sized Home Mini

he first wave of reviews touting Google’s Home Mini smart speaker surfaced this week, on the heels of reports that the company had to quash a top touch function to prevent the device from accidentally activating and recording conversations without users’ knowledge. Google has promised to roll out an update to the device by Oct….

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Dinner with a view: where to dine alfresco in Tunis

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Dinner with a view: where to dine alfresco in Tunis

Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, the northeastern reaches of Tunis are the place to soak up reliable sunshine and the cosmopolitan culture of the capital. Make like a local and head to one of the many seafront restaurants for freshly caught fish and stunning views, sipping on a glass of locally produced…

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Follow your appetite down Virginia’s Oyster Trail

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Follow your appetite down Virginia’s Oyster Trail

Oysters have been a way of life in Virginia’s Chesapeake region ever since Native Americans first hand-collected them. And we’re not just talking about eating – these favorite bivalves have worked their way into the very fabric of the realm, in its aqua-art, architecture, viticulture and more. Follow Virginia’s oyster trail for a taste of…

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