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    I Wanted to Understand This Fareed Zakaria Meme. So I Talked to Waluigi.Twitter’s favorite new meme format for today goofs on Fareed Zakaria talking to Bono about populism.
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    How Nervous Should You Be About Life Insurance That Tracks Your Health Habits?Would you share data about your health habits to save a few bucks on your insurance?
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    Haha Sure: Amazon’s Voice-Controlled Microwave Is Here“This is so sad Alexa play dinner for one.”
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    Kanye West Is Finally Right About Something: Social Media Shouldn’t Have MetricsA rare moment of Twitter clarity from Kanye West.
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    E.U.’s Biggest and Baddest Antitrust Enforcer Pokes at AmazonMargrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, takes an initial look at how Amazon uses data from its marketplace.
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    4 Possible Futures for Elon Musk and TeslaDoes Tesla motor along? Does it get acquired? Will Elon serve jail time? We do some divination for America’s weirdest CEO.
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    Why We Love Thinking About How the President’s Penis Looks Like Toad From MarioStormy Daniels’s latest disclosure is just another part of the new normal for Mario.
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    Activate This Twitter Setting to Help Save What Remains of Your Feeble BrainSwitch to a strict chronological timeline.
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    Elon Musk Gets Sued for Calling Diver Who Rescued Cave-Trapped Boys a ‘Pedo’The billionaire tripled down on his speculation that the heroic diver was a pedophile and dared him to sue.
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    The Key to Amazon’s E-Commerce Success Is Also Its Biggest HeadacheAmazon is a platform for anyone to sell nearly anything to anyone, and is tremendously lucrative. It’s also tremendously hard to moderate.
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    Just Clicking a Link Will Crash and Restart Your iPhoneA simple CSS-hack can instantly crash and restart your iPhone.
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    Only 11 Percent of the State Department’s Devices Are Highly SecureEven the U.S. State Department does not use multi-factor authentication.
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    ‘Wow Queen’: The Story Behind the Internet’s Most Famous Goofy ArtA self-taught artist created the iconic image that’s taken on a life of its own.
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    Your iPhone Is Just Another Household Appliance NowWhy a newer, slightly faster smartphone really isn’t news anymore.
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    Reddit Bans Major QAnon Hive, r/GreatAwakeningWhere will the conspiracy theorists head now?
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    Boy, This Year’s iPhones Sure Felt Like a Letdown, Huh?iPhone ennui.
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    How New FCC Rollbacks Could Cut Off Rural Americans From the InternetNearly 24 percent of all rural Americans reported major barriers to high-speed internet access.
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    U.S. Silently Enters New Age of CyberwarfareBuried beneath a mound of political scandal, the Trump administration silently rescinded key regulations limiting the use of destructive cyberweapons.
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    The Big Reasons Apple Is Putting Out a Big PhoneWhy Apple is going to put out a huge old honking phone.
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    The ‘Do Yall Hear Sumn?’ Meme Cares About Not CaringA new SpongeBob meme tells users to not even bother.
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    Tesla Stock Goes Up in Smoke As Two Executives DepartBut at least Elon seems to be having fun!
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    Elon Musk Smokes Weed, Talks Electric Planes on Joe Rogan’s PodcastBut it appears he did not inhale.
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    Twitter Finally Bans Alex JonesApple, Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify did this weeks ago.
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    Cops Raid Home of Couple Who Maybe Committed GoFundMe FraudKate McClure and Mark D’Amico raised over $400,000 on GoFundMe and have since been accused of fraud.
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    Vague Questions and Vaguer Answers from Twitter and Facebook on Capitol HillThe first step is articulating the problem.
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    44 Percent of Young Americans Deleted Facebook From Their PhoneBetween the ages of 18 and 29? There are decent odds that you deleted the Facebook app in the past 12 months, per new numbers from Pew.
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    Facebook Used the Philippines to Test Free Internet. Then a Dictator Was ElectedFacebook used 100 million people as a test bed for cheap internet provided by Facebook, and unwittingly helped fuel a brutal crackdown.
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    The Rise of Busybody JournalismIn “see for myself” reporting, individual sentiment crowds out institutional facts.
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    Twitter’s Latest Attempt at Nuance Could BackfireMainstream outlets will be exempt from the site’s political-ad policies.
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    This Smart Summer Cottage Has No Running WaterIn some ways, the spirit of hacking together a homemade IoT setup is remarkably similar to the spirit of surviving in the woods.
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    Hell Yeah, I Want Twitter to Suggest People for Me to UnfollowFacebook please take note.
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    One Coffee? Your Total Is Some Personal Data.Shiru Café offers “free” coffee in exchange for student data.
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    Map Vandal Transforms NYC Into ‘Jewtropolis’The dangers of crowdsourcing your data set.
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    Turns Out That ‘Pedo’ Diver’s Lawyer Did Contact Elon MuskThe latest drama from the world of the Tesla CEO.
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    Trump Calls Google Results ‘RIGGED’Another supposed case of tech bias.
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    Elon Musk Thinks It’s ‘Strange’ That Rescue Diver He Called a ‘Pedo’ Never SuedIt’s been over a month, but Musk is, once again, tweeting about the rescue diver he called a “pedo.”
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    You Can Now Ask Instagram to Verify Your AccountInstagram says your account must meet certain criteria before it can be approved.
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    The New Meme That Opens a Portal to Another Universe“Open your mouth.” [Endless scream.]
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    Donut County Lets You Play As an Ever-Expanding VoidIn this new puzzle game, you play as a hole in the ground.
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    Ranking New Gmail’s AI-Generated Smart(ish) RepliesThe idea, especially on a small, one-hand phone screen, is that you can tap and send using one thumb, without typing.
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    Sony’s Newest Aibo Is Very Cute and Very ExpensiveIt also requires a service plan.
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    Why Elon Musk Is Reading ‘The Waste Land’It’s not because he’s an Eliot scholar.
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    Facebook Removes Its VPN App Designed to Track UsersApple told Facebook the app violated its policy.
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    Should Companies Be Allowed to Revenge Hack?The idea of companies retaliating against hackers is gaining traction — but it could lead to an escalation of conflict or even global war.
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    Michael Cohen Deletes That Tweet About Hillary Clinton and PrisonBack in 2015, Cohen joked about Clinton going to prison. Now he could be.
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    New Study: High Facebook Usage Linked to ViolenceAttacks against refugees correlated with areas of higher-than-average Facebook usage.
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    The New Meme Is HandshakesHands in.
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    The Fight to Secure Vulnerable Medical Devices From Hackers“The big problem is that hospitals don’t buy new devices, and they keep using really dangerous ones ad infinitum — until they just stop working.”
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    Instagram Model Tinder-Scams Dozens of Men Into Competing for a DateThe model, Natasha Aponte, told each man that they were meeting for a drink. When the men arrived, they discovered the truth.
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    Google Tells Employees the Chinese Search Engine Is ‘Exploratory’CEO Sundar Pichai pledged more transparency.
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