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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Howto install Wireguard in an unprivileged container (Proxmox)

April 14, 2019 Wireguard is the new star on the block concerning VPNs – and yes it has some benefits to the old VPN technologies but I won’t talk about them as there is much information about that on the Internet. This blog post just explains how to set it up in an unprivileged container. In my case everything is done on a Proxmox server. Let’s start: On the Proxmox…

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BJP MLA Releases Patriotic Song On Ram Navami, Pakistan Army Claims He Copied It From Them

As BJP MLA Thakur Raja Singh Lodh shared a snippet of the song on social media, the Pakistani Army claimed that the composition was a copy of a song released by its media wing on March 23 for Pakistan Day

BJP MLA Thakur Raja Singh Lodh posted a video of him singing a song "Hindustan Zindabad" on Twitter. Lodh claimed it as his "new" song and announced its release on the occasion of Ram

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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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