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Facebook will ask its 2 billion users to rank their trust in news orgs for 'Newsfeed' makeover

Facebook today announced major changes to their 'newsfeed' which 2 billion people use monthly. Now, Facebook plans to begin asking each user to rank their trust in various news organizations. CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg today said the social media platform will prioritize “trustworthy” news outlets on your Facebook stream, in an effort to counter “sensationalism” and “misinformation.”

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With No Debate, US Senate Extends Warrantless Surveillance To 2023

After delaying a public debate on extending the controversial section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), as well as expanding NSA’s surveillance powers, for many months, the Senate voted yesterday not to have any debate before they vote on whether or not to pass the bill.

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GOP Candidate for Pennsylvania Special Election is a Former Abu Ghraib Interrogation Consultant

Rick Saccone, the GOP nominee in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district, is a former intelligence support consultant for the U.S. Army at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison. He has written extensively in support of interrogation tactics widely condemned by human rights experts as torture.

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Turkish Troops Mass on Syrian Border Preparing Advance on US-backed Kurds

It appears the ambitions of the Turks and Kurds are finally near their collision point as Turkish President Recep Erdogan prepares to sweep out what he calls the “terror nests” in northern Syria. This dust-up started last weekend when the US announced the creation of a new Kurdish-led Border Security Force to manage the areas of northern Syria occupied by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Both Syria and Turkey have declared this unacceptable, the former because it violates their sovereignty and the latter due to their claims that elements of the SDF work with the internationally recognized terrorist group: the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

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Could Colorado’s Zombie Deer Disease Ever Spread To People?

... Chronic Wasting Disease, a deadly neurological disorder similar to Mad Cow that’s found in deer, elk and moose.

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Las Vegas shooter Paddock had child porn on computer, FBI investigating person of interest: sheriff

Investigators scanning computers belonging to Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock found “numerous” child pornography photos, the city’s sheriff revealed Friday, adding that the FBI is looking into a person of interest in the case.

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British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA

15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of the CIA to gain access to his computers, a court has heard. 

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Mother of patient left in cold says her daughter was denied care

The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only a flimsy gown and socks asserted she was denied care by medical professionals and left to face life-threatening conditions on the street. Cheryl Chandler said she was only made aware of her missing 22-year-old daughter's predicament on the night of Jan. 9 when she happened upon a viral video shot by a passer-by who was enraged at the way she was treated.

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A comprehensive guide to corporate online surveillance in everyday life

Cracked Labs' massive report on online surveillance by corporations dissects all the different ways in which our digital lives are tracked, from the ad-beacons that follow us around the web to the apps that track our physical locations as we move around the world. Importantly, the report shows how tracking companies join up the dots we leave behind, creating stable identifiers that can connect the data-trails from purchases, apps, devices, and clicks, creating a fantastically detailed picture of our lives built up our of these fragmentary details.

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Trump makes historic speech at March for Life 2018

President Trump will be the first sitting U.S. president to directly address the March for Life anti-abortion rally in Washington.

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Saudi Arabia asks for all 9/11 lawsuits to be dropped

Michael Kellogg, a lawyer hired by Saudi Arabia, has asked the American judge tasked with the case looking into the Kingdom’s involvement in the 9/11 attacks in US in 2001 to drop any lawsuits linking the Kingdom to the attacks.

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Snowden: Trump Must Veto Reauthorized NSA Spying Powers In Light Of FISA Memo

Donald Trump must veto reauthorized NSA spying powers which passed both the House and the Senate yesterday without a single reform, in light of an explosive four-page memo said to detail sweeping FISA Abuses by the FBI, DOJ and the Obama Administration during and after the 2016 presidential election, says former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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Tax-avoidance schemes are being offered up to the wealthy like vacation packages

Tax-avoidance schemes, that include creating offshore accounts in tax-free countries, are being offered to the wealthy like vacation packages. 

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'Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24'

Adolescence now lasts from the ages of 10 to 24, although it used to be thought to end at 19, scientists say.

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72yo Grandma Shot Dead as SWAT Raided Her Home To Arrest Her Son For Marijuana

Michael Anthony Livingston, 50, was suspected of selling a plant that is legal in some form in well over half the country. Becuase the other half of the country still violently and callously kidnaps, cages, and kills people for this plant, however, Livingston is in jail and his mother is now dead.

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#ReleaseTheMemo: Wikileaks offers $1 million reward for FISA abuse memo

On Thursday a four-page memo detailing extensive FISA court abuse was made available to the entire House of Representatives Thursday. The contents of the memo are so explosive, says Journalist Sara Carter, that it could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and the Department of Justice and the end of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation.

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WATCH: Innocent Man Records Cops Stalking His House, Disabling His Cameras

Stalking is defined as a criminal activity consisting of the repeated following and harassing of another person. Stalking is a distinctive form of criminal activity composed of a series of actions that taken individually might constitute legal behavior, like writing notes or sending flowers. However, when they are compounded to instill fear or intimidation, these actions become illegal. Because of anti-stalking laws, people who are victims of stalking are told to call the police. But what happens when the stalkers are the police?

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The World Has Never Seen an Oil Spill Like This

A tanker that sank off the Chinese coast was carrying “condensate,” a mix of molecules with radically different properties than crude.

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Vancouver Aquarium will no longer keep whales, dolphins in captivity

The Vancouver Aquarium is giving up its fight to keep whales and dolphins in captivity, saying the heated public debate on the issue is hindering its conservation work. "it has gotten to the point where the debate in the community, with the lawyers, with the politicians ... is debilitating our work on our mission."

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Apple's Incoherent App Approval Process Strikes Again, Net Neutrality App Banned For No Real Reason

By now Apple's app-store approval process is legendary for being completely untethered from anything even vaguely resembling consistency, accountability, or transparency. App makers can often find their passion projects banned for no coherent reason whatsoever, or because the app in question competes with Apple's own offerings. The process of complaining is traditionally semi-Sisyphean, with Apple often refusing to adequately explain their decisions. And it's inconsistent; banned apps and games can often reappear with no concrete explanation as well.

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