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Why Some Diversity Thinkers Aren’t Buying Tech Industry’s ‘Pipeline’ Excuses 

by Alina Selyukh The thing about the tech industry and employee diversity reports is they can feel like Groundhog Day: Google, 2014: “Put simply, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity.” Google, 2016: “We … Continue reading

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Here’s One Way You Can Get Rid of Most of the Damning Information About You on the Web

By Elizabeth Preza If you’re one of the millions who use Google services everyday, you might be concerned about the troves of data the company has gathered on everything from your daily habits to your porn preferences. Now, in an … Continue reading

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Putting keys in freezer could prevent car break-ins

By Dan Yesenosky Where you leave your keys inside your home could make your car the target of a break-in. The problem: As vehicles become more technologically advanced, thieves are becoming technologically savvy, too.” Just as quickly as the cars … Continue reading

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A Look At ‘Blackbird,’ The First Film On The New ‘Black Netflix’

By Neda Ulaby A tiny independent movie has been picked by one of Hollywood’s biggest moguls to promote his latest venture. Robert L. Johnson created BET and now, the Urban Movie Channel — an online channel that’s being called the … Continue reading

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Surveillance planes spotted in the sky for days after West Baltimore rioting

By Craig Timberg As Benjamin Shayne settled into his back yard to listen to the Orioles game on the radio Saturday night, he noticed a small plane looping low and tight over West Baltimore — almost exactly above where rioting … Continue reading

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‘Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us.’

By Jay Caspian King On the evening of April 25 at the corner of Pratt and Light Streets, in Baltimore’s revitalized downtown district, more than 100 police officers in riot gear stood shoulder to shoulder, shields up. Six officers on … Continue reading

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Freddie Gray’s Attorney on the Benefits of Body Cameras

By Conor Friedersdorf On Tuesday night William Murphy, the attorney representing Freddie Gray’s family, gave a televised address to an audience in a Baltimore church. As MSNBC cut to his remarks he was reflecting on black America’s long experience of … Continue reading

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Streaming Overtakes Live TV Among Consumer Viewing Preferences

By Todd Spangler U.S. consumers are more inclined to stream entertainment from an Internet service than tune in to live TV, according to the results of a new survey from consulting firm Deloitte. Video-streaming services such as Netflix, which are … Continue reading

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The Man Who Broke the Music Business

By Stephen Witt One Saturday in 1994, Bennie Lydell Glover, a temporary employee at the PolyGram compact-disk manufacturing plant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, went to a party at the house of a co-worker. He was angling for a permanent … Continue reading

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Tidal Review – Jay Z Streaming Service Test

It’s been two weeks since Tidal, the new music-streaming platform owned by Jay Z and a handful of pop’s highest-ranking Illuminati members, launched with an ostentatiously—almost clumsily—star-studded promotional video. In the time since, there’s been a flood of thinkpieces and … Continue reading

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