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Kremlin spokesman dismisses media reports on plans to boost Russian social spend

Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has said that media reports on changes to the state budget had mentioned sums that differed from those used in the actual draft, but refused to discuss the document before it is signed. Read more “The decree was worded and drafted within the pre-planned terms, its development and expert re-working are now practically over. It ...

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Houthis hold 19 oil tankers hostage off Yemeni coast – Saudi media

The Yemeni Houthis have captured 19 oil tankers and are keeping them from entering the Hodeidah port, according to reports from Saudi media quoting the Kingdom’s ambassador in Yemen. The ambassador suggested three possible reasons for the detention, including an attempt to extract money from the owners of the vessels, “the continued starvation of the Yemeni people”, and a plan ...

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Toronto’s van ramming suspect identified as Alek Minassian, cautious security sources tell media

While police still have not released the name of the perpetrator of the car ramming in Toronto on Monday, that left nine people dead and 16 injured, various details about him are emerging in media, who are citing security sources. CBC News reports that the man behind the wheel of the van that plowed into pedestrians on Yonge Street and ...

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Empathy technologies like VR, AR, and social media can transform education

Jennifer CarolanContributor More posts by this contributor Why VR matters, especially in rural schools In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people’s empathy but also expand it. “The power of literacy,” as he argues  “get[s] people in the ...

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Russian chess coach makes social media appeal, sells phone to take 6yo prodigy to world championship

Six-year-old Misha will be one of the youngest contestants at the upcoming world school chess tournament in Albania. To get there, his coach not only had to sell some of his possessions, but also called on social media for help. Chess has been a passion for 26-year-old Roman Artamonov since childhood. He learned the game himself, before opening a school ...

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Can data science save social media?

Bob Ackerman Jr.Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of Allegis Capital, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a startup “studio” for fledgling cyber startups staffed by former government technology innovators and cybersecurity professionals. More posts by this contributor The Trump team has failed to address the nation’s mounting cybersecurity threats Changing ...

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Can data science save social media?

Bob Ackerman Jr.Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of Allegis Capital, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a startup “studio” for fledgling cyber startups staffed by former government technology innovators and cybersecurity professionals. More posts by this contributor The Trump team has failed to address the nation’s mounting cybersecurity threats Changing ...

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Can data science save social media?

Bob Ackerman Jr.Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of Allegis Capital, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a startup “studio” for fledgling cyber startups staffed by former government technology innovators and cybersecurity professionals. More posts by this contributor The Trump team has failed to address the nation’s mounting cybersecurity threats Trump’s ...

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Oxygen mask backlash: Image from Southwest flight sparks social media frenzy

A photo showing passengers from Southwest Airlines flight 1380 apparently wearing their oxygen masks incorrectly has sparked a social media furore. One passenger died after an engine explosion blew out a window mid-flight. The image posted by passenger Marty Martinez on Facebook shows three passengers, including Martinez, only covering their mouths with the mask. Safety demonstrations typically performed by crew ...

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Moscow slams western media ‘disinformation campaign’ about OPCW experts being denied entry to Douma

Western media are waging an “unscrupulous disinformation campaign” by claiming Moscow and Damascus are “blocking” OPCW inspectors from accessing the site of an alleged chemical attack in Douma, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. “It was Russia that supported the request of the Syrian government to the Director General of the Technical Secretariat of the [Organization for the Prohibition of the ...

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