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Facebook is sued for ‘inflating’ ad watch times by up to 900% to lure in advertisers

Facebook hid a flaw in its video-advertising metrics that overestimated viewer engagement for more than a year in an effort to entice and keep advertisers on its platform, according to a lawsuit filed by a group of advertisers. The group of ad buyers has filed a fraud complaint alleging the social media giant hid the “irregularities” in its video metrics for ...

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Ted Cruz is like a ‘serpent covered in vaseline’ – NY Times columnist

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens has compared Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas to a “serpent covered in vaseline” who would do anything to get elected. The prominent establishment conservative, who has made his anti-Trump views well known, made the unflattering comparison in an interview with fellow Times columnist Gail Collins. Stephens told Collins that he “despises” Cruz, who ...

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New York Times seeks evidence Russian hackers are fighting for internet freedom in US

The New York Times is seeking evidence of Russian interference during a debate on placing restrictions on the internet in the US. It’s alleged a public commenting system was invaded by hackers. The idea of the commenting system is for the public to have a say on proposed law changes, or at least get the feeling that they’re involved. There’s ...

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‘Shameful job’: Russian-Icelandic scientist lambastes Sunday Times for volcano alarmism

A Russian-Icelandic volcanologist has exploded on Twitter, berating the news media for exaggerating her research into Iceland’s Katla volcano by claiming that it was due to erupt soon, dwarfing previous major eruptions. “Incredibly disappointing to see that The Sunday Times have gone down the route of trashy tabloids,” the Russian-born, Iceland-raised and Cambridge-educated volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya wrote in a lengthy ...

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The curious case of the New York Times and Nikki Haley’s curtains

In another swipe at the Trump administration, the New York Times has blamed US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley for pricey curtains at her residence. Buried deep in the article? Admission they were commissioned under Obama. Of all the things to focus on when covering the often-undiplomatic and belligerent US envoy to the world organization, the Times chose to ...

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‘Dancing diplomacy’: 7 times politicians cut loose and (tried to) sway to the rhythm

Austria’s foreign minister has hailed the merits of “dancing diplomacy,” less than two weeks after she swayed with Vladimir Putin at her wedding – but she’s not the only politician known to put on her dancing shoes. “Diplomacy is about much more than presenting each other with policy notes… a dance doesn’t have any political implications, whether I dance with ...

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Not the bees! Times Square cordoned off after swarm takes over hot dog stand (PHOTO,VIDEO)

Published time: 28 Aug, 2018 19:40 Edited time: 28 Aug, 2018 19:57 A corner of New York City’s busy Times Square was locked down after a swarm of bees appeared out of nowhere and took up residence atop a food vendor’s hot dog cart. Video and photos from the scene showed the black-and-gold striped insects swarming near the intersection of ...

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Moscow’s Zaryadye Park makes TIME’s 'World’s Greatest Places’ list

Moscow’s Zaryadye Park has landed a spot on TIME’s “World’s Greatest Places” list, with the magazine highlighting its boomerang-shaped bridge and ice cave. It’s the first large-scale public park to be built in Moscow in 50 years. The park, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro –the same architects behind New York’s High Line– in collaboration with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers, ...

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Outcry after study shows Google’s Android collects ten times more data than Apple’s iOS

A damning report into Google data collection found that the Android operating system sends ten times more personal information, including location data, to the tech giant than Apple’s iOS. The study caused an outcry on Twitter. Yet, the research by Professor Douglas C. ,Schmidt from Vanderbilt University claims the figure is only the tip of the iceberg, as it represents ...

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Russia to hold biggest military drills since Soviet times – Defense Minister

Russia is preparing to hold the largest military exercises in decades. The drills, in which China and Mongolia will participate as well, will be of an “unprecedented” scale, the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. A series of drills, which will hold a joint title ‘Vostok-2018’ will take place in Russia’s Siberia and Far East and will be “of unprecedented ...

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