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Facebook’s leaked hate speech quiz looks bad, but the alternative could be worse

Earlier today, ProPublica published Facebook slides bluntly detailing the company’s hate speech policy in the form of a quiz. Facebook bans attacks on specific protected classes, which include people of a given race, gender, or sexual orientation. But it’s more lenient on statements about subsets of these categories, and about “quasi-protected” categories like refugees. In practice, the results look more ...

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Teenager charged with manslaughter after failed YouTube stunt

A 19-year-old from Norman County, Minnesota, has been charged with manslaughter after accidentally shooting her boyfriend while filming a YouTube video, BuzzFeed News reports . The woman, Monalisa Perez, was arrested on Monday night after calling 911 to report the accident. Her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz, was 22. The couple was filming a video in which Ruiz was attempting to prove ...

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Showtime’s standalone subscription service now has an Xbox One app

Showtime’s standalone streaming service is now available on the Xbox One , which joins Apple, Roku, Amazon, Google, and Samsung in offering the over-the-top service. Users will be able to subscribe to Showtime for $10.99 per month directly through the Xbox One application, and there’s a seven-day free trial for new subscribers. So if you’re looking to watch Homeland, Billions, ...

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Now your nightlight can notify you of retweets and emails

Aumi Mini is a new project on Kickstarter from the creator of Aumi, a Bluetooth nightlight which was funded on Kickstarter in 2015 and shipped to backers this year. The new Mini model is way more ambitious, however. It’s a USB-powered nightlight that connects to your Wi-Fi, and includes IFTTT support for getting into all sorts of automated shenanigans. The ...

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Watch a KFC sandwich fly to the edge of space tomorrow

A historical feat is taking place on Thursday, one that will wow space and fried chicken aficionados alike: a Kentucky Fried Chicken sandwich is traveling to the edge of space aboard a balloon . The fried chicken will float in the upper atmosphere for a few days, before traveling back to Earth at a speed of 2,000 feet per minute. ...

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Aston Martin’s electric sports car becomes even more elusive, thanks to cash-strapped LeEco

Aston Martin’s electric sports car becomes even more elusive, thanks to cash-strapped LeEco – The Verge Only 155 of the RapidE will be produced after struggling Chinese electronics firm pulls out of project 0SHARESShare Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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US imposes stricter security screenings at foreign airports, but won’t expand laptop ban yet

The United States will require foreign airports to implement stricter security practices and screenings for any passengers headed to the US. John Kelly, the US secretary of Homeland Security, announced today that the new measures were being put in place. Though he didn’t go into specifics, Kelly said the new requirements would include further screenings of electronics, more thorough vetting ...

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PornHub now has videos that synchronize with connected sex toys

If Joseph Gordon Levitt in the movie Don Jon taught me anything about how men watch porn, it’s that some people are willing to put a whole lot of effort in to find the perfect clip and time themselves along with on-camera action. About four years after the film’s release, it looks like PornHub has figured out the ideal solution ...

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