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Narcos, Netflix’s New Pablo Escobar Show, Is Now Available and Getting Good Reviews

Netflix wants you to get addicted to Narcos, its new drama about the life of cocaine aficionado and rather violent man Pablo Escobar. All 10 episodes of the first season are now streaming. NARCOS is the true story of the U.S. and Colombian efforts to battle the Medellin cartel during the cocaine-fueled drug wars of the 1980’s. Multi-layered and multi-faceted, …

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Twitter Sets Public Diversity Goals – 35% Women in the Workforce by Next Year

A couple of months ago, very white and very male company Twitter made a vague promise to build “a representative workforce, and is dedicated to ensuring fairness in all people decisions, including hiring, promoting, and paying.” Now, it’s making more specific promises. Twitter has set diversity goals, which it hopes to achieve by next year. These include a workforce that …

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E-Cigarettes 95% Safer? Not So Fast, Says Top Medical Journal

E-Cigarettes 95% Safer? Not So Fast, Says Top Medical Journal

The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best-known medical journals, has blasted a widely-publicized report that said e-cigarettes are 95% safer than regular, combustible tobacco. “Tobacco is the largest single cause of preventable deaths in England—e-cigarettes may have a part to play to curb tobacco use. But the reliance by PHE on work that the authors themselves accept is …

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Ashley Madison Head Noel Biderman Has Resigned

Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media, is resigning. According to a statement from Avid Life Media, senior management will captain the company until a new CEO can be appointed. “This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees. We …

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Women Use More Social Media, But the Gap Is Closing

Social media use is higher than it’s ever been – across the board. This we know. But is there a marked gender difference in it? According to Pew, a gender gap in social media use still exists, but it’s shrinking. A recent study found that 80% of women use some sort of social networking site, compared to 73% of men. …

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Apple Music Exec Abruptly Leaves Company

Two month ago, Apple unveiled its long-awaited music streaming platform, Apple Music. Now, one of its top execs is abruptly leaving the company. Ian Rogers, the once CEO of Beats Music and Apple exec who crafted the Beats 1 “always-on” radio platform has resigned, reports the Financial Times. Rogers joined Apple alongside Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine when it acquired …

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Y’all Need to Get Off Facebook

Y’all Need to Get Off Facebook

Y’all need to get off Facebook. “We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day. On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family,” reports Mark Zuckerberg. Go make some cookies or something. No, not the pre-made store-bought ones you just …

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Facebook Says It’s Trying to Fix Its Stolen Video Problem

Facebook Says It’s Trying to Fix Its Stolen Video Problem

You always hear about Facebook catching up to, and even surpassing YouTube as a destination for video. And it’s no joke – Facebook is a video powerhouse. But you may or may not have heard about some of the criticisms of Facebook concerning its meteoric rise in video content – mainly, that the majority of the video content that gets …

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Facebook Isn’t Great at Policing Racism, Says German Minister

Facebook isn’t doing enough to rid the site of hateful, racist rhetoric, according to German Justice Minister Heiko Maas. Maas sent a letter to Facebook saying its action on such issues were “urgent.” The letter was obtained by Der Tagesspiegel, as well as Bloomberg. According to Maas, Facebook is not complying with users’ reporting of racist content, often being told …

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Instagram, No Longer Square, Lets You Post Landscape and Portrait Photos

Instagram photos are square. That’s just how Instagram has always been. Has it been annoying for many users? Absolutely. If you want to share a wider or taller photo on Instagram, often the only option is to create a letterbox image in a third-party app. It isn’t ideal, but it’s what people have to do to make sure the entirety …

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