“This campaign of disinformation is extremely disconcerting because black voter turnout declined in 2016 – for the first time in 20 years…” — CBC Statement on Russian interference in the 2016 election
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Congressional Black Caucus Issues Release on Russian Interference

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “During the 2016 presidential election cycle, hundreds of thousands of minority voters were disenfranchised before they even had a chance to walk into the voting booth. As today’s report produced for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence makes clear – this was a carefully orchestrated effort by Russian actors to exploit social media platforms in order to suppress turnout among black voters…” […read more]

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Technology

Why Facebook Wants to Get Inside Your Brain

(Sydney Morning Herald) – If Mark Zuckerberg’s ability to realize his dreams continues unabated, we will all be communicating via ESP before long. “One day, I believe we’ll be able to send full, rich thoughts to each other directly using technology,” the 31-year-old Facebook chief executive told Read More

Technology

Facebook Ignored Security Bug, Researcher Used it to Post Details on Zuckerberg’s wall

[The Verge] If your Facebook profile isn’t public, others aren’t supposed to be able to post content on your wall. Khalil Shreateh, a self-professed IT expert from Palestine, claims to have discovered a vulnerability that lets anyone post a link to other Facebook walls. Shreateh Read More

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Here Are the Business Cards of Famous People

[Gizmodo] Even though business cards seemed like they would be one of the first things to get killed by some fancy techwiznology, they’ve managed to survive even though the use of dead paper is dying. Everybody has business cards—even the super rich and super famous. Read More