Google incognito search results still vary from person to person, DDG study finds

A study of Google search results by anti-tracking rival DuckDuckGo has suggested that escaping the so-called ‘filter bubble’ of personalized online searches is a perniciously hard problem for the put upon Internet consumer who just wants to carve out a little unbiased space online, free from the suggestive taint of…

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Bots distorted the 2016 Election. Will the midterms be a sequel?

Tiffany Olson Kleemann

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This is what Americans think about the state of election security right now

A wide-ranging new poll yields some useful insight into how worried the average American feels about election threats as the country barrels toward midterms. The survey, conducted by NPR and researchers with Marist College, polled 949 adult U.S. residents in early September across regions of the country, contacting participants through both…

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Voatz: a tale of a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea

Let’s get the fish in the barrel out of the way. Voatz are a tech startup whose bright idea was to disrupt democracy by having people vote on their phone, and store the votes on, you guessed it, a blockchain. Does this sound like a bad idea? Welp. It turned…

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Kavanaugh Once Questioned Supreme Court’s Nixon Tapes Ruling

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh once questioned the correctness of the 1974 high court decision that forced then-President Richard Nixon to turn over secret White House tape recordings and led to his resignation. Kavanaugh’s comments came in a lawyer roundtable sponsored by The Washington Lawyer almost two decades ago,…

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The EU Is About To Decide The Fate Of The Internet And It Affects Us All

This really could be the week that defines the Internet. Because the EU is about to vote on an incredibly controversial bill – and if it passes, the web as we know it might change considerably. On Thursday, July 5, the European Parliament will be voting on the Copyright Directive,…

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Here’s Why You Should Put A Spoonful Of Sugar In Your Backyard This Summer

Bee lovers around the world have been sharing photos of the world’s pollinators drinking sugar water from spoons after a post on a Facebook page dedicated to the English broadcaster David Attenborough asked fans to work together to save the world’s bees with an extremely simple gesture: offer up a spoonful…

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Conservative graduate who posed with gun in viral photo fires ‘big scary rifle’ in video

Video Kent State graduate poses with rifle on campus Photos of Kent State graduate with an AR-10 go viral. Kaitlin Bennett fires back at the critics. The conservative Kent State University graduate who went viral for posing with a rifle on campus as a parting shot at the school’s anti-gun…

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This Sociologist Wants To See Your Dick Pics, For Science

Update 28 June 2018: Professor Walker announced that the study has been discontinued because the overwhelming public response will likely skew the reliability of participant responses. Existing submissions have been stored in her research database; any images sent in have been destroyed. If you want to share a particularly interesting photo…

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Trump Has Ordered A “Space Force” And The Jokes Are Practically Writing Themselves

It just wouldn’t be 2018 without the President making some bizarre proclamation each week. The latest caper, ordered by Trump at a meeting of the National Space Council on Monday, is the creation of a sixth military branch – and he’s calling it the “Space Force”. Describing his desire for “American…

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The Inventor Of The Web Has Something To Say, And We All Need To Pay Attention

Hey, remember net neutrality? Yeah, it’s still a problem. And yeah, your Internet in the US might not be so free in the future. Now, the creator of the world wide web himself has stepped in. In a post on Twitter, the UK’s Tim Berners-Lee made an impassioned plea for…

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There’s A Glaring Problem With Kim Kardashian’s Scientific Paper

Kim Kardashian West is not known for her scientific prowess. With her tendency to break the Internet, you might even say she was sent here to destroy one of the world’s greatest scientific achievements to date. Which is why we were pretty surprised to read that she is listed as…

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New York man, 30, is ordered to vacate parents’ home after refusing to leave for months

State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood tells 30 year old Michael Rotundo that he must leave his parents Camillus home. pic.twitter.com/EWmmw2aYGB — Brandon Roth (@BrandonRothCNY) May 22, 2018 State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood praised the son for doing his legal research and citing a “common law requirement” that required…

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