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 2020-08-05 19:24 

Slashdot

Facebook Must Better Police Online Hate, State Attorneys General Say...

Twenty state attorneys general on Wednesday called on Facebook to better prevent messages of hate, bias and disinformation from spreading, and said the company needed to provide more help to users facing online abuse. From a report: In a letter [PDF] to t...

 2020-08-05 19:20 

Fark

Watch out a hole [Scary]...

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 2020-08-05 19:05 

Fark

A giant Hindu deity is appearing in Times Square today. Who could POSSIBLY have an issue with that? [Interesting]...

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 2020-08-05 19:00 

Boing Boing

Townscaper is a relaxing city-builder...

Townscaper is a charming and beautiful toy by Oskar Stlberg ( previously at BB), available now for Windows and MacOS. It approaches the city-builing genre, but subtracts all the things that make such games distressing and frustrating, leaving you to creat...

 2020-08-05 18:55 

Fark

"There is a degree of anti-science feeling in this country," Fauci said. [OBVIOUS] and [MURICA] tags offer no comment, citing death threats made against them after prior appearances [Misc]...

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 2020-08-05 18:46 

Slashdot

Canon Hit by Maze Ransomware Attack, 10TB Data Allegedly Stolen...

Canon has suffered a ransomware attack that impacts numerous services, including Canon's email, Microsoft Teams, USA website, and other internal applications. From a report: BleepingComputer has been tracking a suspicious outage on Canon's image.c...

 2020-08-05 18:35 

Fark

How many states are using the Apple/Google contact tracing API that respects user privacy? If you guessed two, your guess was double the actual number. Other 49 worried app development doesn't cos...

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 2020-08-05 18:21 

reddit

Dr. Fauci says his daughters need security as family continues to get death threats...
 2020-08-05 18:14 

Fark

Netflix was gonna use a bleating goat for its intro sound. It's the intro sound we both need and deserve [Amusing]...

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 2020-08-05 18:06 

Fark

3pm ET - it's the Fark News Livestream! Beirut updates, a number of Covid items that probably fell through the cracks, and is lab-grown bacon vegetarian? Also apparently hungry men prefer big boob...

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 2020-08-05 18:05 

Slashdot

Instagram Displayed Negative Related Hashtags For Biden, But Hid Them For Trump...

An anonymous reader shares a report: For at least the last two months, a key Instagram feature, which algorithmically pushes users toward supposedly related content, has been treating hashtags associated with President Donald Trump and presumptive Democra...

 2020-08-05 17:50 

Fark

Confederate monument at Madison County Courthouse vandalized, covered in red paint overnight. Subby would have preferred burgundy [Obvious]...

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 2020-08-05 17:39 

reddit

After deadly mansion party, Los Angeles County issues 'legally binding' ban on gatherings...
 2020-08-05 17:29 

Fark

Pubic Hair Authentic Leather having a tough time with Mori speakers in New Zealand [Silly]...

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 2020-08-05 17:28 

Slashdot

Twitter Says Android Security Bug Gave Access To Direct Messages...

Twitter says a security bug may have exposed the private direct messages of its Android app users, but said that there was no evidence that the vulnerability was ever exploited. From a report: The bug could have allowed a malicious Android app running on ...

 2020-08-05 17:12 

reddit

A Louisiana man is serving life for stealing hedge clippers. The state Supreme Court won't review his case....
 2020-08-05 17:05 

Fark

Who ordered the McSeagull? [Weird]...

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 2020-08-05 17:01 

Fark

Caption Snow White donating blood [Caption]...

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 2020-08-05 16:58 

Boing Boing

The naming of 'Inside Vladimir'...

Kevin Reome has been an improv instructor at The Second City Training Center in Chicago since 2005. Reome's written, directed, produced, performed in many scripted and improvised shows (The Eulogist, Rahm Zombie, Jam Sandwich, Lightfoot Loose) and tea...

 2020-08-05 16:55 

Slashdot

Apple and Google's COVID-19 Tracking System Will Make Its Full US Debut in New Virginia App...

This week, Virginia plans to release a COVID-19 exposure notification app based on the specifications published by Apple and Google in April. From a report: The app, called COVIDWISE, is the first fully deployed implementation of Apple and Google's sy...

 2020-08-05 16:48 

Boing Boing

Cannaflour Keto Pumpkin Loaf...

Boing Boing shares these words from our sponsor Real Tested CBD . Keto is the nutritional diet taking the health world by storm. Only way to make keto better? Add a little canna! Read on for a simple breakdown on making your own cannaflour to use in our K...

 2020-08-05 16:47 

Boing Boing

Cool hands-free illuminated magnifier for cheap...

This 2.5x LED magnifier can be used as a handheld tool or on the desktop. It also has smaller, more powerful magnifying glass built-in. Perfect for peering at electronic components. I use it to inspect the spoons I whittle. Read the rest...

 2020-08-05 16:44 

Fark

Port officials in charge of storage and security at Beirut port might be in a little bit of trouble [Followup]...

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 2020-08-05 16:38 

reddit

Nearly 30 million Americans told the Census Bureau they didn't have enough to eat last week...
 2020-08-05 16:27 

Boing Boing

The statue-toe breaker was caught, and there's a video...

The tourist who broke three toes off of a 200-year-old plaster cast model of Antonio Canova's statue of Paolina Bonaparte at the Gipsoteca Museum in Possagno, Italy has been caught, reports CNN . In the video, a man with a green shirt is observed sitt...

 2020-08-05 16:20 

Fark

Florida residents get trapped in an elevator in the most Florida way possible not involving meth [Florida]...

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 2020-08-05 16:14 

Boing Boing

Video shows the devastation of the Beirut explosion...

About 135 died and 5,000 people were wounded in the explosion in Beirut yesterday. The Guardian is maintaining a frequently updated page of the event and the aftermath. This video shows the devastation of the horrific blast. Image: YouTube Read the rest...

 2020-08-05 16:10 

Boing Boing

More puppets revealed from the new Spitting Image...

Spitting Image was a satirical puppet show running in the UK from 1985 to 1996, about to be revived for a new era of stupid, selfish, buffoonish politicians and celebrities. The creators recently showed off the forthcoming series's Trump and Zuckerber...

 2020-08-05 16:08 

Fark

Science has spoken: Size only matters if he's hungry [Boobies]...

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 2020-08-05 16:04 

Slashdot

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Has Lasers, Plays Xbox Games, And is Just Massive...

Samsung today unveiled two Galaxy Note 20 models -- the Note 20 (which starts at $999) and Note 20 Ultra (which starts at $1,299) -- arriving later this month on August 21. Both Note 20 smartphones come with an S Pen, but there are some major differences....

 2020-08-05 15:51 

Boing Boing

"Pampered princeling" Kushner gets his own Lincoln Project treatment...

Jared Kushner is similar to Trump in many ways. They both inherited vast amounts of wealth from unsavory slumlord fathers and blew their ill-gotten fortunes on bad business decisions. This new video, from the Lincoln Project, highlights a few of Kushner&#...

 2020-08-05 15:50 

reddit

DA wants bond revoked after ex-officer charged with murder in Rayshard Brooks case takes Florida trip....
 2020-08-05 15:50 

reddit

Singapore man admits being Chinese spy in US...
 2020-08-05 15:46 

Fark

Pub landlord makes joke about turning his beer garden into an airport. Humourless desk jockeys at the planning office have a problem with that [Facepalm]...

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 2020-08-05 15:39 

Boing Boing

LA taxpayers paid out $55 million in lawsuits against cops in violent secret societies...

Los Angeles taxpayers are on the hook for about $55 million stemming from "dozens of lawsuits and claims involving Los Angeles County deputies associated with tattooed groups accused of glorifying an aggressive style of policing," reports The Los ...

 2020-08-05 15:31 

reddit

FBI serves search warrant at YouTube personality Jake Paul's home in Calabasas...
 2020-08-05 15:26 

Slashdot

White House Unveils Partnership To Boost Quantum Science Education...

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy said on Wednesday the Trump administration is launching a national education partnership to expand access to K-12 quantum information science (QIS) education with major companies and research institu...

 2020-08-05 15:20 

Fark

What 20 years of dating reality shows teach us about America. CliffsNotes version: We're so farked [Murica]...

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 2020-08-05 15:10 

reddit

Chicago schools to begin fall remotely, dropping hybrid plan...
 2020-08-05 15:05 

Fark

Newcastle to Beirut: "That's not a stockpile of ammonium nitrate, this is stockpile of ammonium nitrate" [Scary]...

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 2020-08-05 14:59 

Boing Boing

Twitter hacker's bond hearing "hacked" by Zoombombers...

Well perhaps unsurprisingly the accused Twitter hacker-Bitcoin thief's first (virtual) hearing was shut down within 25 minutes due to relentless Zoombombing. (It ended a minute after this when someone screenshared a Porn Hub video.) pic.twitter.com/fG...

 2020-08-05 14:50 

Boing Boing

Watch gentleman break the toes off an antique statue while posing for a photo at a museum...

A gentleman at the Gipsoteca Museum in Possagno, Italy reclined on a 200-year-old statue to pose for a photo and accidentally broke three toes off the figure. He walked away but police nabbed him because museum visitors are required to provide their perso...

 2020-08-05 14:49 

Slashdot

Facebook's Instagram Launches TikTok Copycat in Political Storm...

Facebook's Instagram photo-sharing app is launching its clone of TikTok in more than 50 countries, a week after Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg defended the company's copycat strategies to U.S. lawmakers at an antitrust hearing. From a rep...

 2020-08-05 14:47 

Fark

Survey shows people get naked, get arrested, and get tattoos when drunk. Not always in that order [Obvious]...

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 2020-08-05 14:35 

Boing Boing

Here's a catch-up article on the rise of the QAnon far-right conspiracy theory...

Mainstream social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook say they are trying to delete posts about QAnon, a far-right conspiracy theory that grew out of another conspiracy theory, Pizzagate. Of course, attempts to scrub QAnon from social media only ...

 2020-08-05 14:27 

Boing Boing

Astronauts recount Sunday's splash-down: a "significant jolt" and prank calls...

On Sunday, the SpaceX capsule containing NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley safely splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico. (Video above.) It was the first time a private company took humans off-world and returned them to Earth and also the first spl...

 2020-08-05 14:20 

Fark

Homeschooling rates seem to be surging for some reason. No telling what that could be [Interesting]...

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 2020-08-05 14:13 

reddit

Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states...
 2020-08-05 14:08 

reddit

Missouri voters sign off on Medicaid expansion...
 2020-08-05 14:05 

Fark

Common mistakes professors make in online teaching. Does not include falling for students renaming themselves Zoom asking for full computer access [Interesting]...

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