Are Democrats finally ready to unfriend Facebook and Silicon Valley? | Thomas Frank

Not so long ago, Barack Obama was drinking in Mark Zuckerbergs psychobabble about bringing the world together Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg came to Washington a few weeks ago to absorb the wrath of a Congress angered by the way his company allowed the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to harvest the personal data of millions of…

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It’s high time to regulate the tech giants | Michael Boskin

As the regulators respond to recent controversies, five issues loom large for the firms Technology and the largest tech firms are becoming increasingly controversial. Today, there are growing concerns about third parties accessing and manipulating Facebook user data; and before that, there was a raging debate about whether the government should be able to unlock…

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Meet the women challenging the gender investment gap

Companies founded by women face bias when raising investment, but new initiatives are sidestepping the boys club to support female founders After leaving their careers on Wall Street in 2012 to become entrepreneurs, Irene Ryabaya and her co-founder Diana Murakhovskaya were expecting to find a more enlightened world. Instead, Ryabaya says, it was worse. I…

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‘Landmark’ 65m store opens at last

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPeople in Merthyr Tydfil share their thoughts about the new complex But there were planning and economic issues. Council leader Kevin O’Neill said: “The local authority is thrilled to see Trago open after many years’ anticipation – not just because it’s a fantastic addition to Merthyr Tydfil’s…

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We’re Sugar Babies. This Is What It’s Like.

Sugar dating via sites like Seeking Arrangement is talked about more openly and honestly than ever, with some daters growing a following by sharing their experiences on YouTube and social media. For the unfamiliar, typically in these situations, successful sugar daddies or sugar mamas pay for dates (and often sex) with younger women or men…

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How Facebook ‘likes’ predict race, religion and sexual orientation

(CNN)It’s true: Actions really do speak louder than words, even when you don’t want them to. The whistleblower, Christopher Wylie, explained to CNN how an app the company developed could pull data not only from its users’ profiles but from their entire friend networks. All of the data, we now know, were harvested without Facebook…

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How smoothie brand Innocent became a bestseller

More The Boss features, which every week profile a different business leader from around the world: How a poorly puppy inspired a pet food success story How Red Driving School steered away from a crisis How a rugby injury led to a successful business career Hollywood’s go-to visual effects company

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New party gets 50m backing to break mould of UK politics

Plans secretly made by donors since 2016 for a new political party drawing from both left and right A new political party with access to up to 50m in funding has been secretly under development for more than a year by a network of entrepreneurs, philanthropists and donors keen to break the Westminster mould, the…

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US imposes sanctions against Russian oligarchs and government officials

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration is unleashing additional sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs with ties to President Vladimir Putin along with 12 companies they own or control. “We cannot allow those seeking to sow confusion, discord, and rancor to be successful,” President Donald Trump said in a statement released by the White House. Treasury Secretary Steven…

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How do you make poverty sound better? Rebrand it! | Arwa Mahdawi

Having to take several jobs and sending kids to work used to be a sign of living precariously now its just a question of what your side hustle is Listen carefully. I am about to divulge the secret of financial success. I have deduced a failsafe way to amass a lot of money, even if…

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