Fake Mouse On Twitter Mocks Overgeneralized Scientific Research

DevNull127 writes: Research scientist James Heathers is a postdoctoral research associate working on bio-signals and meta-science research at Northeastern University, with a PhD from the University of Sydney. He’s also pretending to be a mouse on Twitter. And every tweet consists of the exact same two words… Heathers retweets articles about scientific studies — usually articles with glossy photos and enticing headlines like “Exercise during pregnancy protects children from obesity,…

April 14, 2019
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Publicis to buy US digital marketing company Epsilon, which collects consumer data like payments, location, and web activity, for a net purchase price of $3.95B (Angelina Rascouet/Bloomberg)

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Sunday-Morning Outage Strikes Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp

“We were all free of Facebook’s iron grip on the internet for a few hours,” writes Gizmodo. An anonymous reader quotes their report. Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp experienced widespread outages on Sunday for the second time in the past month (and the third time this year), with issues reported starting at around 6:30 a.m. ET and extending until around 9:00 a.m. ET. Per Bloomberg, Facebook and Instagram…

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Scammers Are Buying Thousands Of Fake 5-Star Amazon Reviews — on Facebook

Why are there so many five-star reviews for an iPhone charger on Amazon with a voltage irregularity that can cause permanent damage? “It’s sad to imagine how many shoppers spotted this $13.99 charger pack on Amazon’s first-page results and fell for the thousands of positive reviews and the algorithmically-generated endorsement from a platform that people trust more than religion,” reports The Hustle. A spot-check confirmed that “10 of the 22…

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Political Will Was Lacking To Retaliate 2008 Mumbai Terror Attacks: Defence Minister

Sitharaman said that the current 2019 Lok Sabha elections are a crucial one for the country

BANGALORE: Political will was lacking to retaliate the terror attacks in Mumbai in 2018, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman here on Sunday, while accusing the Congress party of ‘politicising the armed forces.’

“Nobody wants to politicise armed forces but is it wrong to highlight after

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Will Not Allow Abdullahs, Muftis To Divide India: PM Modi

The Prime Minister was referring to NC leader Omar Abdullah’s demand for a separate prime minister for Jammu and Kashmir. He also targeted the Congress for the migration of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley and said his government was committed to settle the displaced community in their native places and that work has started in this direction

KATHUA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday

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Pakistan Was Bluffing Us With Its Nuclear Capability, Air Strikes Called Its Bluff: PM Modi

In his speech, Modi took on both the Congress as well as the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Modi also promised citizenship rights for West Pakistan refugees and the return of Kashmiri Pandit migrants to the Kashmir Valley once he was voted back to power.

India has called nuclear-armed Pakistan’s bluff with its air strikes on terror camps in that country,

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