Congress Questioned Big Tech CEOs For 5 Hours Without Getting Any Good Answers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: More than five hours of questioning later, we have learned very little about the state of disinformation from today's marathon hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai. Democrats pushed the CEOs to answer for their platforms' failing on vaccine misinformation and extremism. Republicans wanted to talk about child safety. Everyone wanted simple "yes" or "no" answers, though few were given. What is clear is that both sides are mo...
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At the Sunrise Café...

 ... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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The Portfolio: [B]ROTHER by James Oatway and Alon Skuy

In their new book, photojournalists Alon Skuy and James Oatway situate their often harrowing images among contextual writing The post The Portfolio: [B]ROTHER by James Oatway and Alon Skuy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, Friday, Edwin Cameron, Achille Mbembe, Koketso Moeti, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, The Portfolio, Xenophobic Violence, James Oatway, Alon Skuy, Joao Silva, Justice Malala

Stop Asian Hate Solidarity Ride planned for Saturday April 3rd

Art by @jjbccm Just announced for next Saturday: The Stop Asian Hate Solidarity Ride, supported by the fledgling group, BikePOCPNW. Below is the description they’ve shared on Instagram: The murders in Atlanta have disturbingly shown a light on anti-Asian sentiments, xenophobia, misogyny, & fetisization of Asian women. We need to tear this hate down. Shred the “model minority myth” & ride alongside the Asian community as we create intentional space in solidarity. Who can attend: This ride is...
Tags: Instagram, Atlanta, Sport, Front Page, Racism, Cycling, Portland, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, BikePortland Calendar, Laurelhurst Park

The 18 coolest tree-house rentals in the US, including a vineyard perch in California and a three-story cabin in Georgia

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Though vaccines are underway, travelers continue to prioritize rentals in remote, outdoor areas. According to Airbnb's CEO, unique stays like tree houses are especially popular. We found some of the best tree-house rentals in the US for a unique stay perched in the branches. Though vaccine rollouts are firmly underway, with the pandemic still ongoing travelers continue to turn to road trip...
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10 affordable online drawing classes for beginners

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Online classes can teach you the basics of drawing and sketching at your own pace. Platforms like Udemy and offer drawing and illustration classes across different mediums. Below, find online courses in drawing fundamentals, portraits, character art, comics, and more. Besides being fun, drawing and doodling have a wealth of stress-relieving, memory-boosting b...
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Slack is Building a Clubhouse-like Feature

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said his company would soon adding a range of audio features for all users of its work chat app. From a report: Butterfield said that a feature for leaving audio messages, similar to a function available in messaging apps like Telegram, was available in a beta test. He also said that Slack would soon offer a feature akin to the audio-chat app Clubhouse, which allows users to drop into rooms for conversations without requiring scheduling a meeting or initiating a cal...
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Crop out pesky photo bombers on your computer or mobile device

Editing photos can be complex, but cutting them down is easy. Here's how to crop a photo using native and web tools on most computers and mobile devices.
Tags: Image Editing, Photography, Windows, Trends, How-to, Computing, Chromebooks, macOS, Tier 4

Kevin Kelly's new book: a massive 3-volume set of stunning photography in Asia

My friend Kevin Kelly blew past his Kickstarter funding goal in just one day for his new photography book, Vanishing Asia. It's three volumes, 1,000 pages in total, in a sturdy slipcase. Kevin has been traveling to Asia for over 40 years and these photos are the best of his best. — Read the rest
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12 insane real life home transformations seen on Instagram

If you’re feeling a touch home décor fatigue after a year of DIY projects, you...
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Hunting for truffles in the Iraqi desert – in pictures

Braving harsh weather and the threat of left-behind landmines, families spend weeks hunting for seasonal truffles to sell at market Continue reading...
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“Link-in-bio” company Linktree raises $45M Series B for its social commerce features

If you browse Instagram, you are probably familiar with the term “link in bio.” Links aren’t allowed in post captions, and users are only allowed one URL in their bios, so many create a simple website with multiple links for their followers. Linktree, one of the most popular “link in bio” services with more than 12 million users, announced today it has raised $45 million in Series B funding. The round was co-led by Index Ventures and Coatue, with participation from returning investors AirTree Ve...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Instagram, Australia, Social Media, Tech, Major League Baseball, Social Commerce, Index Ventures, Sydney Australia, Dan Rose, Coatue, Zaccaria, Linktree, Alex Zaccaria

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