Facebook Execs Seen Discussing Data Privacy, Competitors In Leaked Documents

Facebook's leaders gave certain big tech companies access to users' data — and the company refused such access to competitors, including the video app Vine, which the social media giant targeted right after it was launched by Twitter. These are two revelations about Facebook's business practices found in more than 200 pages of the social media giant's internal emails and documents from 2012 to 2015 that were released by British lawmakers on Wednesday. The revelations add to the mounting...

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To Your Health: Holiday Pounds Can Have Lasting Effects

Did you know that on average, Americans gain a little over a pound in the week following Christmas? Would it make you feel better if I told you so do Germans and the Japanese? Misery loves company. And fudge. The New England Journal of Medicine published a study in September that found Americans aren’t the only ones who put on weight during celebratory times. But, a report in Nutrition Review suggests that pounds Americans gain can have long lasting effects: weight gain during the holiday...

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In the early 1990s, Michael Franti led the influential and provocative band The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. The band was political, sometimes angry and the furthest thing from being a hit-maker. But in 2009, Franti did in fact score a hit with a song called "Say Hey." It reached the Billboard Top 20. Though his sound may have changed, his message hasn't.

For 40 years, Barret Hansen, known on the airwaves as "Dr. Demento," has broadcast everything weird in the music world. The Dr. Demento Show has become a cult radio institution, providing an outlet for what Demento describes as "mad music and crazy comedy." This past month, the show has finally gone off the air.


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Left Of The Dial #733 - Our Favorite Music Of 2018

It's that time of year again, to get sick of the year's music and just listen to the Pixies through January. LOL jk. I figured out that I played music from about 225 new albums in 2018 so these 10 are ones that I completely adore. Happy New Year! 10.) Twin Shadow - Caer A retro-fascination with the sounds of the radio from three decades ago combined with longing is a powerful elixir. George Lewis Jr. borrows sounds from pop music’s past and repackages them into stellar tunes. Surely there’s a...

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Former 'Guardian' Editor On Snowden, WikiLeaks And Remaking Journalism

Alan Rusbridger knows a thing or two about high-stakes journalism. During his 20-year tenure running the British newspaper The Guardian , he collaborated with NSA contractor Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on blockbuster stories drawn from secret government documents. Though Rusbridger left The Guardian in 2015, he remembers the stress vividly. "We were publishing every minute of the day around the world," he says. "It's a matter of deadlines and never enough information...

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