Monthly Archives: March 2018

Get Me Back My Turkey – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

Many years ago, the Israeli Bedouin expert Clinton Bailey told me a story about a Bedouin chief who discovered one day that his favorite turkey had been stolen. He called his sons together and told them: “Boys, we are in … Continue reading

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John Brennan- a Former C.I.A. Director- Suggests Russia ‘May Have Something’ on President Trump – The New York Times

“I think he’s afraid of the president of Russia,” said Mr. Brennan, now retired from government service and a critic of Mr. Trump. On Saturday, Mr. Brennan attacked Mr. Trump on Twitter after the president tweeted about his excitement over … Continue reading

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Facebook Faces Growing Pressure Over Data and Privacy Inquiries – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators and state prosecutors are opening investigations into Facebook. Politicians in the United States and Europe are calling for its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, to testify before them. Investors have cut the value of the social networking … Continue reading

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Trump’s High-Tech Dirty Tricksters – by Michelle Goldberg – NYT

Cambridge Analytica, the shadowy data firm that helped elect Donald Trump, specializes in “psychographic” profiling, which it sells as a sophisticated way to digitally manipulate huge numbers of people on behalf of its clients. But apparently, when you’re trying to … Continue reading

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Alex Stamos- Facebook Data Security Chief- To Leave Amid Outcry – The New York Times

As Facebook grapples with a backlash over its role in spreading disinformation, an internal dispute over how to handle the threat and the public outcry is resulting in the departure of a senior executive. The impending exit of that executive … Continue reading

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A Parable of Self-Destruction – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

Scientists and historians have since solved the mystery. The statues, or moai, were built over hundreds of years by Easter Islanders themselves — a formerly advanced Polynesian society that was prosperous enough to make ever bigger and more ornate statues. … Continue reading

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Should Some Species Be Allowed to Die Out? – By JENNIFER KAHN – NYT Magazine

The nest belonged to an akikiki, a small gray-and-white bird that feeds on insects, doesn’t sing much and has noticeably large feet. As head of the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project, Crampton is tasked with saving the akikiki, along with … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Role in Data Misuse Sets Off Storms on Two Continents – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Facebook on Sunday faced a backlash about how it protects user data, as American and British lawmakers demanded that it explain how a political data firm with links to President Trump’s 2016 campaign was able to harvest private … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman Explains Trade and Tariffs – NYT

Paul Krugman took questions from readers about trade after President Trump’s announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Here are his answers to some of the hundreds of questions he received. — By the Editors 1. Literally every small … Continue reading

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Easter Island Is Eroding – The New York Times

  But this time was different for Mr. Huke. The crumbling site was where generations of his own ancestors had been buried. “Those bones were related to my family,” said Mr. Huke, an architect, recalling that day last year. Centuries … Continue reading

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