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a minute ago · @andresvilarinoIncentivai launches to simulate how and @filosIncentivai launches to simulate how hackers break blockchains
Incentivai launches to simulate how hackers break blockchains

Cryptocurrency projects can crash and burn if developers don’t predict how humans will abuse their blockchains. Once a decentralized digital economy is released into the wild and the coins start to fl...

TechCrunch

3 minutes ago · @kurtopsahlThis is bad. The security of literally billions could be put at risk.
@josephmenn:
Our sources say the U.S. government has gone to court to force Facebook to break what it says is end-to-end encryption in Messenger voice calls. With @FedcourtJunkie  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-encryption-exclusive/u-s-government-seeks-facebook-help-to-wiretap-messenger-sources-idUSKBN1L226D 
, @FedcourtJunkieExclusive: In secret court proceedings, feds want Facebook to help wiretap Messenger. Facebook is declining, so DOJ asking a judge for a contempt order. Echos of San Bernardino iPhone case  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-encryption-exclusive/u-s-government-seeks-facebook-help-to-wiretap-messenger-sources-idUSKBN1L226D , @mdudasFacebook: Too Big To Trust  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-encryption-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-government-seeks-facebook-help-to-wiretap-messenger-sources-idUSKBN1L226D?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=twitter  and @josephmennOur sources say the U.S. government has gone to court to force Facebook to break what it says is end-to-end encryption in Messenger voice calls. With @FedcourtJunkie  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-encryption-exclusive/u-s-government-seeks-facebook-help-to-wiretap-messenger-sources-idUSKBN1L226D 
U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger

The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal probe, three peo...

U.S.

5 minutes ago · @guardianUS interior secretary's school friend crippling climate research, scientists say  https://trib.al/Eb5nnqD , @HelixtwiceUS interior secretary's school friend crippling climate research, scientists say  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/17/interior-secretarys-school-friend-crippling-climate-research-scientists-say?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet , @carlzimmerA political appointee at the US Interior Department—a high school friend of Sec. Zinke who previous worked at credit unions— is crippling climate research, scientists say  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/17/interior-secretarys-school-friend-crippling-climate-research-scientists-say?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other  and @jetjockoCOME ON
@zcolman:
Ryan Zinke's high school football teammate is reviewing climate change research. His background is in credit unions.  http://bit.ly/2BklqUy  by @MalloryLPickett for @guardian
US interior secretary's school friend crippling climate research, scientists say

The Trump administration is requiring that some research funding requests undergo additional review by the high school football teammate of Ryan Zinke

Guardian

5 minutes ago · @NBCNewsNEW: 3 people familiar with the intelligence tell @NBCNews that there is a classified basis for Sen. Nelson's assertion that Russian hackers had "penetrated" some of his state's county voting systems.  https://nbcnews.to/2Bt7DLA  - @KenDilanianNBC, @kylegriffin13 people familiar with the intelligence tell NBC News that there's a classified basis for Bill Nelson's assertion that Russian hackers had "penetrated" some of Florida's county voting systems. The extent and seriousness of the threat remains unclear.  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/bill-nelson-wasn-t-making-things-when-he-said-russians-n901701?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma , @SenBillNelsonBREAKING - NBC NEWS: Bill Nelson wasn't making things up when he said Russians hacked Florida election systems  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/bill-nelson-wasn-t-making-things-when-he-said-russians-n901701 , @rizzoTKThis doesn’t change our Four Pinocchio ruling. NBC News says we “all but accused Nelson – without evidence – of making it up.” Fair description of what we wrote.  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/bill-nelson-wasn-t-making-things-when-he-said-russians-n901701  and 4 others
Did Russians really penetrate Florida's election systems? Maybe

Three people familiar with the intelligence tell NBC there's a classified basis for Nelson's assertion that Russians have penetrated Florida's election systems.

NBC News

5 minutes ago · @Stop_The_EUWho ?? Seriously who ??
@peoplesvote_uk:
MUST-WATCH: @DominicWest will be joining our #PeoplesVoteMarch for the Future along with the @Independent - will you join us on October 20th? Please RT:  https://www.peoples-vote.uk/march  pic.twitter.com/vRQtaVIpmk
, @Thomsons_TravelI'm going to the #PeoplesVote march in October to demand a say on the final Brexit deal - will you join me?  https://www.peoples-vote.uk/march?recruiter_id=1972907 , @Tommoriarty16Well said. Check this and spread the word
@peoplesvote_uk:
MUST-WATCH: @DominicWest will be joining our #PeoplesVoteMarch for the Future along with the @Independent - will you join us on October 20th? Please RT:  https://www.peoples-vote.uk/march  pic.twitter.com/vRQtaVIpmk
and @FFSake_Hi everyone, The #PeoplesVote March For the Future, first announced by #FFS Supporter @AmateyDoku at #NUSNC is being backed by @Independent as part of their #FinalSay campaign. See you all on October 20th! Sign up here 👇👇👇
People's Vote and The Independent March for the Future

Join the People's Vote campaign

People's Vote

5 minutes ago · @brianstelterBreaking via @NYTLiz: "Alex Jones of Infowars Destroyed Evidence Related to Sandy Hook Suits, Motion Says"  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/us/politics/alex-jones-evidence-infowars.html , @jaredlholtAlex Jones destroyed evidence related to the lawsuit Sandy Hook parents have filed against him, according a court motion, when CNN wrote up how that content violated Twitter's terms of service  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/us/politics/alex-jones-evidence-infowars.html , @cwarzelthis is really interesting, given that the evidence is just a bunch of tweets that he had to delete in order to stay on the service
@KFILE:
Alex Jones of Infowars Destroyed Evidence Related to Sandy Hook Suits, Motion Says  https://nyti.ms/2Mx993f 
and @NYTLizAlex Jones of Infowars Destroyed Evidence Related to Sandy Hook Suits, Motion Says  https://nyti.ms/2Mx993f 
Alex Jones of Infowars Destroyed Evidence Related to Sandy Hook Suits, Motion Says

A motion filed on behalf of a Sandy Hook victim’s father accused Mr. Jones, who is being sued for spreading false claims about the 2012 school shooting, of deleting videos and social media posts.

www.nytimes.com

14 minutes ago · @DavidAFrenchThe Times ran a Democratic attack on Brett Kavanaugh without talking to one of the key players in the story. Not good. I fill in the gaps here:  https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/new-york-times-brett-kavanaugh-hit-piece/ , @DavidRutzYikes. @DavidAFrench points out @nytimes didn't bother to call Judge Pickering, the center of a story about Kavanaugh's (very minor) role in his nomination to appeals court in early 2000s , @rkylesmithOh man this is devastating. NYT should be ashamed of itself-made no attempt to contact the figure at center of the story.
@DavidAFrench:
The Times ran a Democratic attack on Brett Kavanaugh without talking to one of the key players in the story. Not good. I fill in the gaps here:  https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/new-york-times-brett-kavanaugh-hit-piece/ 
, @KarlRoveFrench nails the New York Times  https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/new-york-times-brett-kavanaugh-hit-piece/  and 1 others
The New York Times Runs a Sloppy, Specious Democratic Hit on Brett Kavanaugh

Once again, the Democrats have taken their swing at Brett Kavanaugh. Once again, they’ve missed.

National Review

16 minutes ago · @micahcohenThe 5 big takeaways from our House forecast, from @NateSilver538:  https://53eig.ht/2vSg91k , @BillKristolVery helpful account of where the House races stand, in aggregate and also individually.  https://53eig.ht/2vTlnty , @TimHarfordForecasting the US congressional elections, by @NateSilver538  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-big-picture-in-the-race-for-the-house/ , @FiveThirtyEightThe 5 big takeaways from our House Forecast —>  https://53eig.ht/2vTlnty  and 2 others
The 5 Big Takeaways From Our House Forecast

Democrats are favored to gain control of the House of Representatives in this year’s midterm elections, according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast model. But — …

FiveThirtyEight

20 minutes ago · @FoxNewsBREAKING: Judge in the Manafort trial reveals he has been threatened over case, is guarded by US Marshals and won't release jurors' names.  https://fxn.ws/2nIILWm , @JimKutherJudge in Manafort trial says he's been threatened over case  https://fxn.ws/2vTnJJ1  #FoxNews, @BuckSextonOver a tax fraud case, folks. What a bunch of maniacs
@SaraCarterDC:
Judge in Manafort trial says he's been threatened over case  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/17/judge-in-manafort-trial-says-hes-been-threatened-over-case.html 
, @PresWallaceDC thuggery is a cancer in America. Dear Lord, bless Judge Ellis, for his solid protection against all enemies trying to do him damage, and for anyone else in this trial. Amen!
@FoxNews:
BREAKING: Judge in the Manafort trial reveals he has been threatened over case, is guarded by US Marshals and won't release jurors' names.  https://fxn.ws/2nIILWm 
and 1 others
Judge in Manafort trial says he's been threatened over case

The judge in Paul Manafort’s fraud trial said Friday he has received threats over the case.

Fox News

20 minutes ago · @ashleyfeinbergv good interview and also @elivalley fucking rules  https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/594jwq/the-chapo-trap-house-guys-think-the-problem-isnt-russia-its-republicans?utm_source=vicetwitterus , @VICEThe @CHAPOTRAPHOUSE hosts' new book delves into the ugliness of America's past, present, and future political landscapes.  http://bit.ly/2vSCT13 , @theseantcollinsthumbs up and @RussiawithoutBSAh yes, the Republicans who have been increasingly working with and receiving assistance from a far right-wing regime in...*checks notes*...Russia.
@willmenaker:
The Chapo Trap House Guys Think the Problem Isn't Russia, It's Republicans  https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/594jwq/the-chapo-trap-house-guys-think-the-problem-isnt-russia-its-republicans?utm_campaign=sharebutton 
The Chapo Trap House Guys Think the Problem Isn't Russia, It's Republicans

The podcast hosts have a new book, and they don't have many nice things to say about Democrats either.

Vice

22 minutes ago · @ItsBouquetMalcolm Turnbull dumps plan to import a backbone.  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-17/turnbull-dumps-plan-to-legislate-paris-agreement-targets/10134284 , @heyjudebeyond@TurbullMalcolm's spineless policymaking in the face of a #LibSpill Malcolm Turnbull dumps plan to legislate Paris emissions targets  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-17/turnbull-dumps-plan-to-legislate-paris-agreement-targets/10134284  via @abcnews, @lynlinkingMalcolm Turnbull dumps plan to legislate Paris emissions targets  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-17/turnbull-dumps-plan-to-legislate-paris-agreement-targets/10134284  via @abcnews and @DannyShookNewsMalcolm Turnbull dumps plan to legislate Paris emissions targets  https://goo.gl/fb/8QBN9J  #DSNAustralia
Malcolm Turnbull dumps plan to legislate Paris emissions targets

Malcolm Turnbull capitulates to rebels in the Coalition party room, dumping a plan to embed emissions reduction targets in Commonwealth legislation.

ABC News

27 minutes ago · @LDJEconomicsThe un-celebrity president: Jimmy Carter shuns riches, lives modestly in his Georgia hometown  http://wapo.st/jimmycarter , @sgreenbergerTalk about refreshing...The un-celebrity president: Jimmy Carter shuns riches, lives modestly in his Georgia hometown  http://wapo.st/jimmycarter , @costareportsThe grin will win.  http://wapo.st/jimmycarter , @patrick_sharkeyAbsolutely beautiful profile of Jimmy Carter in his hometown:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2018/08/17/feature/the-un-celebrity-president-jimmy-carter-shuns-riches-lives-modestly-in-his-georgia-hometown/?utm_term=.4dd41078ed08&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1  and 4 others
Jimmy Carter shuns riches, lives modestly in his Georgia hometown

The un-celebrity president: Thirty-seven years after leaving office, Jimmy Carter shuns riches, lives modestly in his Georgia hometown

Washington Post

29 minutes ago · @prestonjbyrneElon Musk needs a better chief of staff, pronto.
@nytimes:
In an emotional interview with The Times, Elon Musk discussed an exhausting, “excruciating” year and how “the worst is yet to come” in his personal life  https://nyti.ms/2Bm2iWc 
, @afdozieElon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil  https://nyti.ms/2nJyjh6 , @ericmbuddwhat a mess that article uncovers.
@davidenrich:
Tesla shares down 3.5% in wake of @nytimesbusiness story.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/business/elon-musk-interview-tesla.html  pic.twitter.com/tGdswBqYX7
, @ddale8Never read an interview like this with a CEO. Talking to the NYT, Elon Musk sounds like he's approaching a personal breakdown.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/business/elon-musk-interview-tesla.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur  and 2 others
Elon Musk Confronts a Fateful Tweet and an ‘Excruciating’ Year

After setting off a furor that unsettled the markets and his own board, the Twitter chief talks about the pressure he is under and his struggle to cope.

www.nytimes.com

32 minutes ago · @FastCoDesignSick of Facebook’s creepy ad targeting? Try this new tool , @LiberationtechSick of Facebook’s creepy ad targeting? Try this new tool  https://www.fastcompany.com/90220047/sick-of-facebooks-creepy-ad-targeting-try-this-new-tool , @mozillaMozilla Fellows @joana_varon, @baricks and @hangdothiduc built a tool to thwart invasive Facebook ads. Give it a try:  https://fuzzify.me/  And read what @FastCompany had to say about it: , @FastCompanySick of Facebook’s creepy ad targeting? Try this new tool  http://f-st.co/z2jFbgK  and 1 others
Sick of Facebook’s creepy ad targeting? Try this new tool

“You as a Facebook user taking action to [deny] advertisers access to information is a political move.”

Fast Company

38 minutes ago · @AfricWomenPowerCongratulations @afalli ~
@CDCgroup:
We're very pleased to welcome Dolika Banda and Andrew Alli as our two new Non-Executive Directors. They both have a huge amount of experience of doing business across Africa, and we look forward to working with them. 👉  https://bit.ly/2Pe3k9L  pic.twitter.com/iwuj8CQ4nn
, @oviosuCongrats @afalli  https://www.cdcgroup.com/en/news-insight/news/cdc-appoints-two-new-non-executive-directors/ , @CDCgroupWe're very pleased to welcome Dolika Banda and Andrew Alli as our two new Non-Executive Directors. They both have a huge amount of experience of doing business across Africa, and we look forward to working with them. 👉 and @victorsozaboyCongrats to my awesome chief. Zaiiki! @afalli  https://www.cdcgroup.com/en/news-insight/news/cdc-appoints-two-new-non-executive-directors/ 
CDC appoints two new Non-Executive Directors

CDC Group plc, the UK’s development finance institution, has today announced the appointment of two new Non-Executive Directors, Dolika Banda...

CDC Group

44 minutes ago · @ReutersU.S. imposes sanctions relating to human rights abuses in Myanmar  https://reut.rs/2BkxkOe , @davidalexander5U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military over Rohingya crackdown  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-rohingya-usa/u-s-imposes-sanctions-on-myanmar-military-over-rohingya-crackdown-idUSKBN1L21KL , @mattspetalnickU.S. imposes sanctions on #Myanmar military over #Rohingya crackdown ⁦@mattspetalnick⁩ ⁦@davidbrunnstrom#Burma  https://reut.rs/2PhlxTG  and @ADL_NationalWe welcome this important action by US gov, & reiterate our call on US Congress to pass the bipartisan Burma Human Rights & Freedom Act & BURMA Act which would further target Burmese officials responsible for horrific crimes against the Rohingya people.  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-rohingya-usa/u-s-imposes-sanctions-on-myanmar-military-over-rohingya-crackdown-idUSKBN1L21KL 
U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military over Rohingya crackdown

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units for involvement in what it called "ethnic cleansing" and other human rights abuses again...

U.S.

44 minutes ago · @evankirstelKlarity uses #AI to strip drudgery from contract review  https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/17/klarity-uses-ai-to-strip-drudgery-from-contract-review/ , @ycombinatorKlarity (YC S18) uses AI to strip drudgery from contract review  http://ow.ly/2DFF30lrVyc , @ThomasrossRossKlarity uses AI to strip drudgery from contract review  https://ift.tt/2L1ShwT  #startup and @TechCrunchKlarity uses AI to strip drudgery from contract review
Klarity uses AI to strip drudgery from contract review

Klarity, a member of the Y Combiner 2018 Summer class, wants to automate much of the contract review process by applying artificial intelligence, specifically natural language processing. Company co-f...

TechCrunch

an hour ago · @DJBLAKITOMood
@nypost:
Dad reported missing by partner found days later with new wife  https://nyp.st/2nFJgAu  pic.twitter.com/8z34baoN0g
, @ADiaz456i bet he's dominican
@nypost:
Dad reported missing by partner found days later with new wife  https://nyp.st/2nFJgAu  pic.twitter.com/8z34baoN0g
, @nypostDad reported missing by partner found days later with new wife and @OyebcLmao King
@nypost:
Dad reported missing by partner found days later with new wife  https://nyp.st/2nFJgAu  pic.twitter.com/8z34baoN0g
Dad reported missing by partner found days later with new wife

A Scottish dad reported missing by his partner of 27 years turned up in the US married to a secret lover. Malcolm McGregor’s family called in cops after he...

New York Post

an hour ago · @TPMMarshall: "The greatest conceit in public life today is the notion that we don’t already know President Trump is guilty" , @jhshannonThis will remain a difficult challenge...  https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/we-know-trump-is-guilty-were-having-a-hard-time-admitting-it , @joshtpmhere's my premise , @davewinerHe is a Russian asset. Obviously. Time to move beyond the debate. What are we as people going to do. To think all we can do is vote is ridiculous. It's a failure of imagination. Of course no one will hear this. I'm at a loss what I can do. Hide until people wake up?
@joshtpm:
my latest >> We Know Trump Is Guilty. We’re Having a Hard Time Admitting It  https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/we-know-trump-is-guilty-were-having-a-hard-time-admitting-it  via @TPM
and 1 others
We Know Trump Is Guilty. We're Having a Hard Time Admitting It

The greatest conceit in public life today is the notion that we don’t already know President Trump is guilty. Guilty...

Talking Points Memo

an hour ago · @jtempleI mean, I wouldn't commit to putting my employer in my Twitter handle, but sure, this seems fine.
@techreview:
This company embeds microchips in its employees, and they love it  https://trib.al/EXPClLp 
, @techreviewThis company embeds microchips in its employees, and they love it  https://trib.al/EXPClLp  and @rachelmetza year ago, about 50 volunteers at this wisconsin company got RFID chips in their hands. now 80 of them have them. my latest for @techreview: This company embeds microchips in its employees, and they love it  https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611884/this-company-embeds-microchips-in-its-employees-and-they-love-it/?utm_campaign=social_button&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-08-17 
This company embeds microchips in its employees, and they love it

Last August, 50 employees at Three Square Market got RFID chips in their hands. Now 80 have them.

MIT Technology Review

an hour ago · @mitchellreportsNEW from @carolelee @ckubeNBC @JoshNBCNews - tune in @MSNBC #AMR  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/officials-worry-trump-may-back-erik-prince-plan-privatize-war-n901401 , @lrozenIt is an August tradition
@JoeRTabet:
 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/officials-worry-trump-may-back-erik-prince-plan-privatize-war-n901401 
, @dshawThe bar is pretty low for the Trump admin, but, wow, this is a terrible idea.
@kylegriffin1:
Trump is showing renewed interest in a proposal by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize the Afghanistan war. Side note: Mueller is looking into whether Prince tried to establish a backchannel between Russia and the Trump admin.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/officials-worry-trump-may-back-erik-prince-plan-privatize-war-n901401 
, @TVietor08It is hard to overemphasize how bad this idea is.
@mitchellreports:
NEW from @carolelee @ckubeNBC @JoshNBCNews - tune in @MSNBC #AMR  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/officials-worry-trump-may-back-erik-prince-plan-privatize-war-n901401 
and 9 others
Trump eyes Erik Prince plan to privatize U.S. war in Afghanistan

Trump advisers worry his impatience with the Afghan conflict will cause him to consider proposals like Prince's or abruptly order a complete U.S. withdrawal.

NBC News

an hour ago · @katestarbirdNew research shows how the Russian Internet Research Agency targeted African Americans before the 2016 election, first with a benign ad fostering solidarity, then right before the election with an ad encouraging them not to vote.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/technology/facebook-microtargeting-advertising.html , @MrAyeDeeSmh lol...
@katestarbird:
New research shows how the Russian Internet Research Agency targeted African Americans before the 2016 election, first with a benign ad fostering solidarity, then right before the election with an ad encouraging them not to vote.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/technology/facebook-microtargeting-advertising.html 
, @cfwellsThere it is. Powerful evidence of Facebook-enabled voter suppression targeting African Americans. Research of Young Mie Kim @uw_sjmc  https://nyti.ms/2nFUIMm  and @natashanytFirst, Russian trolls used Facebook to target voters of color with seemingly benign ads. Then the trolls targeted the same Facebook users with demobilization ads telling them not to vote, says a new report from Professor Young Mie Kim at U. Wisconsin.
Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye

Facebook gives political campaigns the ability to tailor ads to as few as 20 people. Critics say the technique can polarize and manipulate voters.

www.nytimes.com

an hour ago · @GabrielRossmanHeritable tax breaks is the kind of thing that led to the French Revolution  http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-california-property-taxes-elites-201808-htmlstory.html , @michalmigurskiRepeal prop 13
@awalkerinLA:
As many of 63% of homes which have been inherited under Prop 13 in California are being used as rental properties or vacation homes.  http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-california-property-taxes-elites-201808-htmlstory.html  pic.twitter.com/m5ct5rP9SD
, @samthielmanthe dude abodes
@mattdpearce:
Hello Twitter. Are you ready for a story about PROPERTY TAX involving actor JEFF BRIDGES?  http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-california-property-taxes-elites-201808-htmlstory.html 
, @ScottLucas86In college, literally had two weeks of lectures on how outdated tax structures that privileged the aristocracy led to the French revolution.
@dillonliam:
California lets parents pass their low property taxes to their kids. Those kids now are making a ton renting out their parents' homes. Jeff Bridges and his siblings pay $6k a year in taxes and listed their home for $16k a month in rent. Some beneficiaries:  http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-california-property-taxes-elites-201808-htmlstory.html  pic.twitter.com/cbE4Kqzbyr
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California homeowners get to pass low property taxes to their kids. It's proved highly profitable to an elite group

A generation of California homeowners enjoy a significant perk that keeps their property tax bill low. Part of that is thanks to Proposition 13, which has strictly limited property tax increases since...

latimes.com

an hour ago · @AHayatuAnd she campaigned for the continued weakness alongside other frauds like @adeyanjudeji, @segalink & @cchukudebelu.
@egbas:
Okonjo-Iweala says Jonathan’s weakness on corruption frustrated her  https://www.pulse.ng/8736526?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pulse_web 
, @PulseNigeria247Okonjo-Iweala says Jonathan was weak on corruption  http://bit.ly/2nLXiQW , @egbasOkonjo-Iweala says Jonathan’s weakness on corruption frustrated her  https://www.pulse.ng/8736526?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pulse_web  and @el_bongaOkonjo-Iweala says she considered tending her resignation during the reign of Jonathan. She said GEJ and his administration earned a reputation for corruption because corrupt elements were never punished.
@egbas:
Okonjo-Iweala says Jonathan’s weakness on corruption frustrated her  https://www.pulse.ng/8736526?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pulse_web 
Okonjo-Iweala says Jonathan was weak on corruption

Okonjo-Iweala says Jonathan was weak on corruption

www.pulse.ng

2 hours ago · @ArianaGrandeaidy bryant
@Slate:
Who is Ariana Grande’s song “Pete Davidson” about? We investigate:  https://slate.trib.al/O51IUO4  pic.twitter.com/OkhZzkID3A
, @miscivisciAnd the 2019 Pulitzer for Investigative Reporting goes to ...  https://slate.com/culture/2018/08/who-is-ariana-grandes-song-pete-davidson-from-sweetener-about.html , @ForrestWSome mysteries aren't meant to be solved.
@SlateCulture:
Who is Ariana Grande’s song “Pete Davidson” about? We investigate:  https://slate.com/culture/2018/08/who-is-ariana-grandes-song-pete-davidson-from-sweetener-about.html  pic.twitter.com/l8UtxzdUa8
and @SlateCultureWho is Ariana Grande’s song “Pete Davidson” about? We investigate:
Who Is Ariana Grande’s Song “Pete Davidson” About? We Investigate.

Time for some game theory.

Slate Magazine

2 hours ago · @roteesperoDetails of horrific first voyages in transatlantic slave trade revealed | The Independent  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/transatlantic-slave-trade-voyages-ships-log-details-africa-america-atlantic-ocean-deaths-disease-a8494546.html  #SmartNews, @cobbo3As world ignores the ignominious 500th anniversary of the Transatlantic slave trade, historians uncover its first horrific voyages. There currently are only 2 or 3 academics worldwide studying the origins of the Transatlantic slave trade!!!  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/transatlantic-slave-trade-voyages-ships-log-details-africa-america-atlantic-ocean-deaths-disease-a8494546.html , @JFCrispForced migration history: The beginnings of the transatlantic slave trade:  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/transatlantic-slave-trade-voyages-ships-log-details-africa-america-atlantic-ocean-deaths-disease-a8494546.html  and @yvetterusse11'As the world ignores the ignominious 500th anniversary of the buying and selling of slaves between Africa and the Americas, historians uncover its first horrific voyages' #BristolRaceLaw  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/transatlantic-slave-trade-voyages-ships-log-details-africa-america-atlantic-ocean-deaths-disease-a8494546.html 
Details of horrific first voyages in transatlantic slave trade revealed

Almost completely ignored by the modern world, this month marks the 500th anniversary of one of history’s most tragic and significant events – the birth of the Africa to America transatlantic slave tr...

The Independent

2 hours ago · @lordroozMake dem gimme visa
@AndyMadaki:
“A record 1.2 million jobs remain unfilled in Germany, the Federal Labour Office said earlier this month.” Germany looks at easing immigration laws to fill skilled labor gaps | Article [AMP] | Reuters  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-germany/germany-looks-at-easing-immigration-laws-to-fill-skilled-labor-gaps-idUSKBN1L2178 
, @MakiSpokeNigerians are ready.
@AndyMadaki:
“A record 1.2 million jobs remain unfilled in Germany, the Federal Labour Office said earlier this month.” Germany looks at easing immigration laws to fill skilled labor gaps | Article [AMP] | Reuters  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-germany/germany-looks-at-easing-immigration-laws-to-fill-skilled-labor-gaps-idUSKBN1L2178 
, @OgbeniDipoGermany needs educated and experienced immigrants to take up skilled jobs. Germany does not have two heads. Give it just 2 years, Nigerians will flood Germany. Sha come back home later ☺️
@AndyMadaki:
“A record 1.2 million jobs remain unfilled in Germany, the Federal Labour Office said earlier this month.” Germany looks at easing immigration laws to fill skilled labor gaps | Article [AMP] | Reuters  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-germany/germany-looks-at-easing-immigration-laws-to-fill-skilled-labor-gaps-idUSKBN1L2178 
, @rtukpe https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-germany/germany-looks-at-easing-immigration-laws-to-fill-skilled-labor-gaps-idUSKBN1L2178  and 5 others
Germany looks at easing immigration laws to fill skilled labor gaps

The German cabinet will soon decide on a proposal to make it easier for skilled workers from outside the European Union to move to Germany to take a job, a paper seen by Reuters shows, as Germany seek...

U.S.

2 hours ago · @woleolabanjiGovernment. Not. Cult.
@PremiumTimesng:
FOI: Despite court of appeal ruling, Lagos refuses to open its books  https://goo.gl/zMYtxw 
, @tundeleyeAwon igara olosa
@PremiumTimesng:
FOI: Despite court of appeal ruling, Lagos refuses to open its books  https://goo.gl/zMYtxw 
, @IamSnazzThis is clearly a supreme court decision especially given that there are two separate court rulings on the matter. Hopefully the Supreme Court will take this up and agree with the Court of Appeal in this matter.
@PremiumTimesng:
FOI: Despite court of appeal ruling, Lagos refuses to open its books  https://goo.gl/zMYtxw 
and @PremiumTimesngFOI: Despite court of appeal ruling, Lagos refuses to open its books  https://goo.gl/zMYtxw 
Despite court of appeal ruling, Lagos refuses to open its books

It is one of many times the Ambode administration would be dismissing demands for transparency.

Premium Times Nigeria

2 hours ago · @jawja100TRUMP Blames Washington Officials for Inflating Costs. MEANWHILE, MATTIS SAYS THERE'S BEEN *NO* COST ESTIMATE. WTF?  https://nyti.ms/2MxI8g7 , @sdmattpotterTrump Cancels Military Parade, Blaming Washington Officials for Inflating Costs  https://nyti.ms/2nKiTJx , @angeleslagosTrump Cancels Military Parade, Blaming Washington Officials for Inflating Costs  https://nyti.ms/2MxI8g7 , @JamesGleickA lot to unpack here: “Mr. Trump, who enjoys military history …” and 5 others
Trump Cancels Military Parade, Blaming Washington Officials for Inflating Costs

The president said local politicians “wanted a number so ridiculously high” that he canceled a planned parade that the Pentagon had already postponed.

www.nytimes.com

2 hours ago · @stephenkbI’ve written about what Margaret Hodge *actually* said, and the fear you’ll have to move:  https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2018/08/everyone-getting-very-excited-about-something-margaret-hodge-didn-t , @BHPanimalwatchA "slightly blank" defense of @margarethodge for saying exactly what was reported she said. Her actual words were as outrageous as those reported. These centrist defenses are just so many rabbit holes for Tory-minded Labour members to hide in.
@stephenkb:
I’ve written about what Margaret Hodge *actually* said, and the fear you’ll have to move:  https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2018/08/everyone-getting-very-excited-about-something-margaret-hodge-didn-t 
, @janemerrick23Important piece this, as it exposes the "bad faith" crowd as having the same bad faith problem they accuse @margarethodge and others of. Instead of properly reading/listening to Hodge's genuine concerns they leap to conclusions rather than face up to the real AS problem
@stephenkb:
I’ve written about what Margaret Hodge *actually* said, and the fear you’ll have to move:  https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2018/08/everyone-getting-very-excited-about-something-margaret-hodge-didn-t 
and @JonnElledgeBush has written something really bloody good. FFS.
Everyone is getting very excited about something Margaret Hodge didn’t actually say

It's a shame, because what she actually said is worth understanding.

www.newstatesman.com

2 hours ago · @timmhotepToday on Levels we've got @Mike_Eagle talking about the different meanings of "independent" and the real economics of being an "indie rapper"  https://pitchfork.com/levels/first-person-open-mike-eagle-on-the-economics-of-being-an-indie-rapper/ , @donwill"Sometimes you don’t want to tell people you a rapper in small-talk conversations [when you’re independent]. You can see the ideas people get when you tell them that. You can see the stigma happen." @Mike_Eagle flowing from the survival scrolls w/ the spirit of truth right here
@timmhotep:
Today on Levels we've got @Mike_Eagle talking about the different meanings of "independent" and the real economics of being an "indie rapper"  https://pitchfork.com/levels/first-person-open-mike-eagle-on-the-economics-of-being-an-indie-rapper/ 
, @drporkchopTrue words of wisdom from @Mike_Eagle about the economics of being an independent musician -- especially the part about having to make it a full-time job to make it work.  https://pitchfork.com/levels/first-person-open-mike-eagle-on-the-economics-of-being-an-indie-rapper/  and @pitchfork"I did that first show and got paid, and then I didn’t get paid again probably until ’04" - @Mike_Eagle  http://p4k.in/xNcdD7r 
First Person: Open Mike Eagle on the Economics of Being an Indie Rapper

The thoughtful MC explains that true independence comes with a cost.

pitchfork.com

2 hours ago · @ricardolleraInstagram's New TV Feature: A Good Idea for Brands?  http://bit.ly/2OD0aeg  #marketing, @thefollowhqInstagram's New TV Feature: A Good Idea for Brands?  https://ift.tt/2nHbOcK , @Gander_News_b6Instagram's New TV Feature: A Good Idea for Brands?  https://ift.tt/2nHbOcK  and @hwolpoffInstagram's New TV Feature: A Good Idea for Brands?
Instagram's New TV Feature

How can your brand leverage IGTV, Instagram’s newest platform for long-form video? Or, better yet, should you even try?

blog.hubspot.com

2 hours ago · @jason_a_wThis is a very useful and sobering argument based on a ton of material from@right wing movements (both leaked and openly published)
@AricToler:
New on @bellingcat: Fascist Activists Have Spent The Last Year Trying to Win Over Police  https://www.bellingcat.com/news/americas/2018/08/17/fascist-activists-spent-last-year-trying-win-police/ 
, @bellingcatFascist Activists Have Spent The Last Year Trying to Win Over Police  https://www.bellingcat.com/news/americas/2018/08/17/fascist-activists-spent-last-year-trying-win-police/ , @IwriteOKI wrote this article for @bellingcat about how fascist activists are trying to manipulate and use the police. Thanks to @UR_Ninja for their archive of Discord posts! Also thanks to @AricToler for editing.  https://www.bellingcat.com/news/americas/2018/08/17/fascist-activists-spent-last-year-trying-win-police/ , @rich_outlawThis is a great OSINT article Need to read and retweey
@bellingcat:
Fascist Activists Have Spent The Last Year Trying to Win Over Police via @bellingcat  https://www.bellingcat.com/news/americas/2018/08/17/fascist-activists-spent-last-year-trying-win-police/ 
and 4 others
Fascist Activists Have Spent The Last Year Trying to Win Over Police

On 4 August 2018, hundreds of far-right activists with Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys convened in Portland, Oregon. The rally was in support of Senate candidate Joey Gibson, the founder of Patriot ...

Bellingcat

2 hours ago · @flincaukA new foreign investment bill will impact venture capital and the US startup ecosystem , @mlamons1Ultimately under FIRRMA the government will now be able to review—and potentially reject—any investment by a foreign entity in a critical technology company that gives the foreign entity certain rights & privileges.  http://ow.ly/di3730lrOq0 , @eLinkInnovVenture Capital impact and foreign investments with new bill.  https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/17/a-new-foreign-investment-bill-will-impact-venture-capital-and-the-u-s-startup-ecosystem/  @TechCrunch #venturecapital #investment #startups and @the_albertlimA new foreign investment bill will impact venture capital and the US startup ecosystem  https://buff.ly/2MzXSzl  #venturecapital #funding #startups
A new foreign investment bill will impact venture capital and the U.S. startup ecosystem

Bobby Franklin Contributor Bobby Franklin is the president and chief executive of the National Venture Capital Association and previously served as an executive vice president for the CTIA – The Wirel...

TechCrunch

2 hours ago · @olmanrvrElon Musk Is the Id of Tech  https://nyti.ms/2OCERJU , @atadewunmiElon Musk Is the Id of Tech  https://nyti.ms/2OCERJU , @profgallowayMusk is simply exhausted and under intense pressure.... But he has been careless, and fewer people are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Another great NYT column by @karaswisher  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/opinion/elon-musk-crazy-tesla.html , @matteomelaniElon Musk Is the Id of Tech  https://nyti.ms/2OCERJU . Great article by @karaswisher, not just about Musk, also about Silicon Valley. and 1 others
Elon Musk Is the Id of Tech

Let me answer the question many are thinking: Is he crazy?

www.nytimes.com

2 hours ago · @mahuaacharyaWow - and now electric ships! From none other than engineering giant Rolls-Royce.  https://www.businessgreen.com/3061247/  via @BusinessGreen, @bevvscottElectric shipping! ...is not here yet, but very cool innovation *is* starting to happen 😊 🔋☇🚢  https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3061247/rolls-royce-steams-into-electric-shipping-market , @Claumi8675#RollsRoyce 😎👌 #lithium #cobalt #electriccar #ElectricVehicles #eTruck #eCar #ASX #TSX #ausbiz #supercars #luxurycars #FutureCars
@colinmckerrache:
Rolls-Royce has deployed 15 MWh of battery systems in ships so far. Plans 10-18 MWh in 2019 alone. Still small, but the battery applications snowball keeps rolling.  https://www.businessgreen.com/3061247/ 
and @colinmckerracheRolls-Royce has deployed 15 MWh of battery systems in ships so far. Plans 10-18 MWh in 2019 alone. Still small, but the battery applications snowball keeps rolling.  https://www.businessgreen.com/3061247/ 
Rolls-Royce steams into electric shipping market

Engineering giant launches battery-based energy storage system for shipping industry

http://www.businessgreen.com

2 hours ago · @GlennFYouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and other have banned Alex Jones and Infowars. Why is its website still up and running? I look at the infrastructure providers who keep Jones running—none of whom would talk about him. @FortuneMagazine  http://fortune.com/2018/08/17/infowars-videos-podcasts-social-website/ , @jppullenWhy is InfoWars’s website still online? Writing for ⁦@FortuneMagazine⁩, ⁦@GlennF⁩ tracked down every back-end internet company backing Alex Jones and asked them why. Here’s what they said—and what they didn’t.  http://fortune.com/2018/08/17/infowars-videos-podcasts-social-website/  and @editorialisteThis morning on  http://Fortune.com , @GlennF explains why InfoWars won't truly disappear from the Internet anytime soon.  http://fortune.com/2018/08/17/infowars-videos-podcasts-social-website/ 
InfoWars Videos, Podcasts, and Social Posts Have Disappeared. Here's Why Its Website Won't Be Next

Public platforms like YouTube have banned Alex Jones and Infowars, but back-end Internet companies keep providing services.

Fortune

2 hours ago · @nytimesartsFor the roughly 30 people at the screening, the film was more than entertainment. It was a confirmation of a worldview they feel is often either unjustly ridiculed or intentionally ignored.  https://nyti.ms/2nJJypR , @Jansant@davrosz Presented by PVO 😂😂😂😂  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/us/politics/dinesh-dsouza-death-of-a-nation.html#click=https://t.co/HtmjJup740 , @mattbaiYou know there are actual documentaries out there right now by actual filmmakers that could really use the publicity.  https://nyti.ms/2MusimC?smid=nytcore-ios-share  and @crampell“Lincoln defeats the Nazis” is my favorite genre of fan fiction  https://nyti.ms/2MusimC?smid=nytcore-ios-share 
A New Film Compares Democrats to Nazis and Trump to Lincoln. At This Screening, It Was a Hit.

Attendees at a viewing party in Ohio said the film, from the conservative provocateur Dinesh D’Souza, was a confirmation of a worldview they feel is often ridiculed.

www.nytimes.com

3 hours ago · @edbottService journalism.
@_cingraham:
An analysis of frosting coverage on Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats and two generic competitors.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/08/17/are-frosted-mini-wheats-less-frosted-than-their-generic-competitors-an-investigation/?utm_term=.d2fae7bdbcb0  pic.twitter.com/ivZTUsDceP
, @diggAre Frosted Mini-Wheats less frosted than their generic competitors? An investigation -- @washingtonpost/@_cingraham  https://di.gg/2nIx7e6 , @C_GarthwaiteA question for my pharma inclined followers: are the generic competitors here more like (a) small molecule generics; or (b) biosimilars?
@_cingraham:
An analysis of frosting coverage on Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats and two generic competitors.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/08/17/are-frosted-mini-wheats-less-frosted-than-their-generic-competitors-an-investigation/?utm_term=.d2fae7bdbcb0  pic.twitter.com/ivZTUsDceP
and @BrendanNyhanData journalism FTW
@_cingraham:
An analysis of frosting coverage on Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats and two generic competitors.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/08/17/are-frosted-mini-wheats-less-frosted-than-their-generic-competitors-an-investigation/?utm_term=.d2fae7bdbcb0  pic.twitter.com/ivZTUsDceP
Are Frosted Mini-Wheats less frosted than their generic competitors? An investigation.

A data-driven investigation into which brand of frosted shredded wheat has superior frosting coverage.

Washington Post

3 hours ago · @HarvardBizTalking About Failure Is Crucial for Growth. Here's How to Do It Right.  https://trib.al/GpFIVAl  via @nytimes. NEVER STOP LEARNING author @brstaats suggests framing with "Can you help me with this?", @kimballscott.@AmyCEdmondson explains why talking about mistakes and failures in person helps us learn and deepen our relationships.
@work_matters:
Talking About Failure Is Crucial for Growth. Here's How to Do It Right. This piece has nuanced, evidence-based, and useful insights from researchers including @AmyCEdmondson @brstaats  https://nyti.ms/2nLYDHA 
and @TimHerreraSo so thrilled to have @baburoset's first @nytimes story in Smarter Living today!! It's a fantastically sharp, helpful guide to learning from our failures  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/smarter-living/talking-about-failure-is-crucial-for-growth-heres-how-to-do-it-right.html 
Talking About Failure Is Crucial for Growth. Here's How to Do it Right.

Research shows that talking about failure makes for happier, more productive workers.

www.nytimes.com

3 hours ago · @psb_dcGoogle just gave control over data center cooling to an AI #AI #tech @willknight @techreview , @kashthefuturistGoogle revealed today that it has given... #AI #Datacenter @evankirstel @digitalcloudgal @JolaBurnett @HaroldSinnott @JGrobicki @akwyz @Rescisco1 @TmanSpeaks @dez_blanchfield @NevilleGaunt @DioFavatas @gvalan @aaron @Tech_Journalism @mikeyk @MS1MN  https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611902/google-just-gave-control-over-data-center-cooling-to-an-ai/ , @mustafasuleymnHere's more detail on our new Google data centre control project, consistently delivering 30% annual savings to cooling plants over multiple data centres  https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611902/google-just-gave-control-over-data-center-cooling-to-an-ai/  and @qhardyAI is better automation.
@mustafasuleymn:
Here's more detail on our new Google data centre control project, consistently delivering 30% annual savings to cooling plants over multiple data centres  https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611902/google-just-gave-control-over-data-center-cooling-to-an-ai/ 
Google just gave control over data center cooling to an AI

In a first, Google is trusting a self-taught algorithm to manage part of its infrastructure.

MIT Technology Review

3 hours ago · @nprclassicalWatch a mini master class from @YoYo_Ma as he returns to Bach -- and his childhood -- at the , @J_D_Landis"One measure at a time..." Yo-Yo Ma: Tiny Desk Concert  https://www.npr.org/2018/08/16/639206471/yo-yo-ma-tiny-desk-concert?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180817&utm_campaign=news&utm_term=nprnews , @austinkleon“It’s actually not painful to learn something if you do it incrementally.” —Yo-Yo Ma
@nprclassical:
Watch a mini master class from @YoYo_Ma as he returns to Bach -- and his childhood -- at the #TinyDesk  https://www.npr.org/2018/08/16/639206471/yo-yo-ma-tiny-desk-concert?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=classical&utm_term=music&utm_content=20180817  pic.twitter.com/NqwLVKCgL4
and @NPRYo-Yo Ma is certainly one of the most brilliant cellists of modern times. He's also a curious humanitarian, with an endless thirst to understand, celebrate and connect disparate cultures of the world.  https://n.pr/2OMK7Ll 
Tiny Desk Concert

Watch the 19-time Grammy winner return to his lifelong passion for J.S. Bach, playing music from the Cello Suites and offering advice on the art of incremental learning.

NPR.org

3 hours ago · @vermontgmgDisgusting. And sad.
@mattyglesias:
 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/08/15/citizenship-service-conspired-with-ice-to-trap-immigrants-at-green-card-interviews-aclu-says/?utm_term=.3ee81873b6c8 
, @thegaranceCitizenship service conspired with ICE to ‘trap’ immigrants at visa interviews, ACLU says  https://wapo.st/2nDYiGP?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.fcc861e283fc , @ne0liberalPeriodic reminder: ICE are disgusting scum and the entire agency should be set on fire until it's gone forever. It's impossible to shame them too much. #AbolishICE  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/08/15/citizenship-service-conspired-with-ice-to-trap-immigrants-at-green-card-interviews-aclu-says/?utm_term=.3ee81873b6c8  and @dangillmorIf this is true, it should shame you as an American. If it doesn't, you have no conscience: "Citizenship service conspired with ICE to ‘trap’ immigrants at visa interviews, ACLU says"  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/08/15/citizenship-service-conspired-with-ice-to-trap-immigrants-at-green-card-interviews-aclu-says/?utm_term=.739ab7fbd468 
Citizenship service conspired with ICE to ‘trap’ immigrants at visa interviews, ACLU says

When immigrants and their spouses showed up for interviews at USCIS offices, employees would alert ICE that they had arrived, emails released Tuesday show.

Washington Post

3 hours ago · @tosinolaseindeYayyyyyy
@thecableng:
BREAKING: Samuel Ogundipe released from police custody | TheCable  http://bit.ly/2PlOrCi  #FreeSamuelOgundipe #JournalismIsNOTACrime pic.twitter.com/hudG0mPaS9
, @nigeriasbestBuhari and Osinbajo have tons of social media aides.... Yet it took days for Samuel Ogundipe to be released?
@thecableng:
BREAKING: Samuel Ogundipe released from police custody | TheCable  http://bit.ly/2PlOrCi  #FreeSamuelOgundipe #JournalismIsNOTACrime pic.twitter.com/hudG0mPaS9
, @jhybolarNigerians are taking it up nowadays, the strength if masses is doing more these days. From @segalink #ENDSARS, #REFORMPOLICENG, #FREESAMUELOGUNDIPE etc. Don't underrate your power, especially one lies with your PVC. #NEWNIGERIA is loadinh
@thecableng:
BREAKING: @SamuelOgundipe released from @PoliceNG custody  http://bit.ly/2PlOrCi  via @thecableng #JournalismIsNOTACrime #SamuelOgundipeFreed pic.twitter.com/YdxyFFgzzg
, @thecablengBREAKING: Samuel Ogundipe released from police custody | TheCable and 1 others
BREAKING: Samuel Ogundipe released from police custody

TheCable | Nigeria's independent online newspaper

TheCable

4 hours ago · @maggieNYTMelania Trump, a Mysterious First Lady, Weathers a Chaotic White House via @nytimes  https://nyti.ms/2MSXY22?smid=nytcore-ios-share , @jeffjarvisOh, Lordy, @nytimes does it again. She is not "weathering" the White House. She is an accessory to its crimes.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/us/politics/melania-trump-first-lady.html#click=https://t.co/kRw7D2AlbH  and @nytpoliticsJust like her husband, Melania Trump often ignores guidance from aides in favor of trusting her own instincts, and directs her staff to fight back against media coverage she dislikes  https://nyti.ms/2nJkqPZ 
Melania Trump, a Mysterious First Lady, Weathers a Chaotic White House

On many matters, Mrs. Trump has directed her East Wing to operate independently of the West Wing, and she is still keeping Washington at a distance.

www.nytimes.com

4 hours ago · @SlateTwitter says it wants to reduce “dehumanization.” That’s not a good enough plan: , @jon_fischerWhy focusing on "dehumanization" won't cut it for Twitter to fix itself. Great @aprilaser piece:  https://slate.com/technology/2018/08/twitters-new-focus-on-dehumanization-is-not-good-enough-to-prevent-harm.html , @aprilaserRe-upping for when y’all have a minute. Thinking about the difference between values and rules and how to act ethically online- where we are already a little less human
@aprilaser:
I wrote about the concept of dehumanization and how it's an inadequate yardstick for measuring harm on Twitter, where we're already digital versions of ourselves  https://slate.com/technology/2018/08/twitters-new-focus-on-dehumanization-is-not-good-enough-to-prevent-harm.html 
and @nils_gilmanFYI @Aelkus @vgr
@HumanityJ:
“The fact that we don’t know precisely who others are online makes dehumanization an inadequate yardstick for knowing when discussions that center on someone’s lack of humanity are harmful.” - ⁦@aprilaser https://slate.com/technology/2018/08/twitters-new-focus-on-dehumanization-is-not-good-enough-to-prevent-harm.html 
Twitter Says It Wants to Reduce “Dehumanization.” That’s Not a Good Enough Plan.

The company’s new buzzword is an important but easily misapplied concept. And it’s no replacement for actual values.

Slate Magazine

5 hours ago · @pewglobalHow Americans and Western Europeans compare on 4 key social and political issues , @johngramlichShare in each country who say immigrants strengthen the economy through their hard work and talents 🇸🇪 Sweden: 72% 🇬🇧 UK: 72% 🇩🇰 Denmark: 66% 🇩🇪 Germany: 66% 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 65% 🇺🇸 US: 65% 🇪🇸 Spain: 61% 🇫🇷 France: 54% 🇮🇹 Italy: 45% , @PewHispanicAbout half of Spaniards, Italians and French placed more confidence in the wisdom of their fellow citizens to solve their country’s problems than their elected officials. , @conradhackettSay immigrants make the economy stronger Italy 45% France 54% Spain 61% Netherlands 65% Germany 66% Denmark 66% Sweden 72% UK 72% and 3 others
How Americans and Western Europeans compare on 4 key social and political issues

Majorities of Americans and Western Europeans see immigrants as beneficial to their economies and support certain rights for gays and lesbians.

Pew Research Center

5 hours ago · @PatrickWA nuisance thus far, but eventually a dollar-store laser is going to bring down a billion-dollar fighter jet. This is why counterinsurgency is so hard.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/laser-beam-attacks-bedevil-u-s-military-pilots-in-mideast-1534498200 , @WSJHostile forces in the Middle East are targeting U.S. military pilots with laser pointers at a growing rate, officials say  https://on.wsj.com/2BiZk4z , @WSJPoliticsLaser beam attacks bedevil U.S. military pilots in Mideast  https://on.wsj.com/2BikOyy  and @gluboldLaser pointers from enemy fighters annoy mil air crews in the Middle East, a rising challenge. My piece  https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/laser-beam-attacks-bedevil-u-s-military-pilots-in-mideast-1534498200 .
Laser Beam Attacks Bedevil U.S. Military Pilots in Mideast

Hostile forces in the Middle East are targeting American pilots with laser pointers at a growing rate, imperiling aircrews and reflecting a problem more widespread and longstanding than the Pentagon h...

WSJ

5 hours ago · @marklittlenewsCEO tip of the week: “Weed is not helpful for productivity. There’s a reason for the word ‘stoned.’ You just sit there like a stone on weed.”  https://nyti.ms/2MRIwmB , @uohanalilly5 Takeaways From Elon Musk’s Interview With The New York Times  https://nyti.ms/2MkeewS , @jeffsprossHonestly, why? I’m a journalist, so being on Twitter comes with concrete career and visibility benefits that don’t apply to a tech CEO at all. And I still hate being on this godforsaken social media platform.  https://mobile.twitter.com/nytimes/status/1030474734411104256 
@nytimes:
Musk’s tweet about taking Tesla private trigged questions from the SEC and from his own board, but Musk said he did not regret sending it. He also said he does not plan to stop using Twitter.  https://nyti.ms/2BjY3u5 
and @nytimesIn an interview with The Times, Elon Musk discussed everything from Tesla’s search for a chief operating officer to the demands of running the company and its effects on his personal life. Here are 5 takeaways.  https://nyti.ms/2BjY3u5 
5 Takeaways From Elon Musk’s Interview With The New York Times

The Tesla chief executive addressed a wide range of issues, including the search for a chief operating officer and his tweet that sent the company’s shares soaring.

www.nytimes.com

6 hours ago · @washingtonpostFact Checker: Has Russia hacked into Florida’s election system? There is no evidence.  https://wapo.st/2Phn8cg , @LPDonovanBill Nelson is awarded an impressive Four Pinocchios for his claims about Russian infiltration of FL election records: , @BrentScherWaPo on Bill Nelson: "Not a single speck of evidence backs him up, and we have serious doubts whether the classified information he cited even exists."  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/08/17/has-russia-hacked-into-floridas-election-system-theres-no-evidence/  and @daveweigelThe way Democrats win elections in Florida is by talking about Social Security and immigrant rights, so of course Bill Nelson keeps talking Russia.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/08/17/has-russia-hacked-into-floridas-election-system-theres-no-evidence/?utm_term=.55cf1afda1c3 
Has Russia hacked into Florida’s election system? There is no evidence.

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) insists that Russia has breached Florida's election systems and could wipe out voter registration records. But there's no evidence to back him up.

Washington Post

6 hours ago · @swissbusinessImran Khan to be confirmed as Pakistan prime minister , @PsychologyDocFormer cricket star Imran Khan elected as prime minister of Pakistan in a vote at the National Assembly , @BBCSportHe captained Pakistan to a Cricket World Cup victory in 1992 and now Imran Khan has been confirmed as the country's new prime minister. ➡ and @BBCBreakingFormer cricket star Imran Khan elected as prime minister of Pakistan in a vote at the National Assembly
Imran Khan to be confirmed as Pakistan PM

After more than 20 years on the political sidelines, the former cricket star will finally become PM.

BBC News

6 hours ago · @POLITICOMagDOJ Sues Ivanka’s Ex-Business Partner for Massive Fraud  https://politi.co/2BmBaq4 , @gellesDOJ Sues Ivanka’s Ex-Business Partner for Massive Fraud  https://politi.co/2BiUHYf  via @POLITICOMag, @SchreckReportsDOJ sues Ivanka’s ex-business partner for massive fraud  https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/08/17/ivanka-trump-business-partner-justice-department-lawsuit-moshe-lax-219369  and @politicoA DOJ suit against Ivanka's friend and former business partner seeks more than $60 million in unpaid tax liabilities  https://politi.co/2nKxnZX 
DOJ Sues Ivanka’s Ex-Business Partner for Massive Fraud

Moshe Lax and members of his family allegedly conspired to deprive the U.S. of $60 million.<br />

POLITICO Magazine

6 hours ago · @PeterGleickJury tampering.
@ABC:
NEW: "I think the whole Manafort trial is very sad," Pres. Trump says. "I think it's a very sad day for our country." "He happens to be a very good person, and I think it's very sad what they've done to Paul Manafort."  https://abcn.ws/2nMyGaK  pic.twitter.com/huHZyqqHJV
, @ABCNEW: "I think the whole Manafort trial is very sad," Pres. Trump says. "I think it's a very sad day for our country." "He happens to be a very good person, and I think it's very sad what they've done to Paul Manafort." , @AndreaWNYCTrump, apparently urging acquittal, while the jury is out.
@ABCPolitics:
NEW: "I think the whole Manafort trial is very sad," Pres. Trump says. "I think it's a very sad day for our country." "He happens to be a very good person, and I think it's very sad what they've done to Paul Manafort."  https://abcn.ws/2nMyGaK  pic.twitter.com/HF9piSKJCv
and @ABCPoliticsNEW: "I think the whole Manafort trial is very sad," Pres. Trump says. "I think it's a very sad day for our country." "He happens to be a very good person, and I think it's very sad what they've done to Paul Manafort."
Trump's week of disrespect

This week was about people asking for respect.

ABC News

6 hours ago · @ericsundythis is an excellent essay from @kailanthropie about Aretha:  https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/594apa/aretha-franklins-sketch-of-black-femininity , @kailanthropieI wrote about Aretha Franklin for @NoiseyMusic  https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/594apa/aretha-franklins-sketch-of-black-femininity  and @NoiseyMusicIn her music and her life she embodied the trials and tribulations that all black women could relate to, and provided the blueprint to alleviate them.  https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/594apa/aretha-franklins-sketch-of-black-femininity?utm_source=nt 
Aretha Franklin's Sketch of Black Femininity

The iconic musician embodied the trials and tribulations that all black women could relate to, and provided the blueprint to alleviate them.

Noisey

6 hours ago · @aarontmaksuper smart essay from @inkookang about how the dearth of mainstream Asian American films makes singular works vulnerable to (often) unfair criticism:  https://bit.ly/2PiEN30 , @inkookangHere's my first Slate cover story: I wrote about THE JOY LUCK CLUB, its beauty, its poignancy, its divisiveness among Asian Americans, its impossible burden of representation, and when and how pioneers become lightning rods. Please take a read.  https://slate.com/culture/2018/08/the-joy-luck-club-needs-to-be-forgiven-by-asian-americans.html , @WillOremusThis by @inkookang is one of the best essays I've read in a while.  https://slate.com/culture/2018/08/the-joy-luck-club-needs-to-be-forgiven-by-asian-americans.html , @dankoisSuper thoughtful essay from @inkookang urging a reconsideration of a great movie:  https://slate.com/culture/2018/08/the-joy-luck-club-needs-to-be-forgiven-by-asian-americans.html  and 1 others
It’s Time to Forgive The Joy Luck Club

The landmark film beautifully portrayed the Asian American experience. Then Asian Americans turned on it.

Slate Magazine

7 hours ago · @buygoldpanama"I Was Not On Weed": In Tearful Interview, Musk Admits Nobody Reviewed Going Private Tweets  https://ift.tt/2BjmF6b  #Investing, @zerohedge"I Was Not On Weed": In Tearful Interview, Musk Admits Nobody Reviewed Going Private Tweets  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-17/i-was-not-weed-tearful-interview-musk-admits-nobody-reviewed-going-private-tweets  and @JagsterTradingWhat a douche-bag. Does he even have any defenders left? How embarrassing.. "I Was Not On Weed": In Tearful Interview, Musk Admits Nobody Reviewed Going Private Tweets | Zero Hedge  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-17/i-was-not-weed-tearful-interview-musk-admits-nobody-reviewed-going-private-tweets 
In Tearful Interview, Musk Admits Nobody Reviewed Going Private Tweets

"This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career. It was excruciating"

Zero Hedge

7 hours ago · @jgrantaddisonExcellent @continetti column on Democrats' shiftless midterm agenda. Party leaders' strategy is directly Machiavellian: "have a flexible disposition, varying as fortune and circumstances dictate...avoid anything which will make [you] hated and despised."  https://freebeacon.com/columns/agenda-dare-not-speak-name/ , @continettiThe Democrats *do* have an agenda. They just can't say it aloud. My @FreeBeacon column this week. , @tobywstockThe Agenda That Dare Not Speak Its Name via @FreeBeacon  https://freebeacon.com/columns/agenda-dare-not-speak-name/  and @FreeBeaconCOLUMN: The Agenda That Dare Not Speak Its Name by @continetti
The Agenda That Dare Not Speak Its Name

The Democrats have decided that agendas are overrated. Back in May, the party unveiled its "Better Deal" program.

Washington Free Beacon

8 hours ago ·
Your Cheat Sheet for Posting GIFs on Instagram

Your audience wants to feel something when they scroll through Instagram. And since GIFs are fun, digestible, and, most importantly, relatable, they can forge that emotional connection with them.

blog.hubspot.com

9 hours ago · @wildeyeqBREAKING: Premium Times journalist Samuel Ogundipe granted bail, released  https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/280538-breaking-premium-times-journalist-samuel-ogundipe-granted-bail-released.html , @globalfreemediaGood news that Samuel Ogundipe of @PremiumTimesng in #Nigeria has been released on bail, but this is not enough: All charges against him must be dropped. Full IPI statement:  https://ipi.media/nigeria-must-drop-all-charges-against-journalist-samuel-ogundipe/ 
@PremiumTimesng:
BREAKING: Premium Times journalist Samuel Ogundipe granted bail, released  https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/280538-breaking-premium-times-journalist-samuel-ogundipe-granted-bail-released.html 
, @GbenroAdegbolaPremium Times journalist Samuel Ogundipe granted bail, released  https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/280538-breaking-premium-times-journalist-samuel-ogundipe-granted-bail-released.html#.W3asKFuT4Wc.twitter , @Nwankpa_AYay!
@PremiumTimesng:
BREAKING: Premium Times journalist Samuel Ogundipe granted bail, released  http://dlvr.it/QgBF2k 
and 8 others
Premium Times journalist Samuel Ogundipe granted bail, released

Mr Ogundipe was released on Friday morning after he was granted bail by magistrate Abdulwahab Mohammed of the Kubwa Grade 1 Magistrate Court in Kubwa, Abuja.

Premium Times Nigeria

10 hours ago · @AlertTradeWhat ETF? There's a Wall Street Stock That's Already Tracking Bitcoin , @coindeskWhat ETF? There's a Wall Street Stock That's Already Tracking Bitcoin , @CoinDeskMarketsThe Strange Correlation Between Overstock's Stock and the Bitcoin Price and @WingGirlTradeCould it be an elaborate coincidence? Perhaps. However, it's equally as likely that Overstock is now seen by investors more as a cryptocurrency company than an online retailer. With few, if any, ways for the traditional finance world to invest in cryptocurrencies.
@StocksNCrypto:
The Strange Correlation Between Overstock's Stock and the Bitcoin Price  https://www.coindesk.com/what-etf-theres-a-wall-street-stock-thats-already-tracking-bitcoin/ 
What ETF? There's a Wall Street Stock That's Already Tracking Bitcoin

A publicly traded stock is tracking the price of bitcoin, a correlation that appears to have played out over a period of years.

CoinDesk

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