Raids on trolls’ homes show Germany’s done with online hate speech

June 22, 2017

Police secure a stadium entrance prior to the German DFB Cup final soccer match.Image: clemens BILAN/EPA/REX/Shutterstock German police searched the homes of three dozen people on Tuesday, all of whom are accused of writing hateful messages on social media. The raids illustrate significant differences between how Germany treats hate speech online when compared with the United States. SEE ALSO: German police will give you 25 if you give your face to the government The 36 targeted people are …

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How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 22, 2017

… cues turn into clients. Five years later, I am a proud small business owner with half a dozen contractors of my own and a client list that includes fashion brands (Ted Baker, Lafayette148), media brands (Food Network, HGTV) and lifestyle/technology brands (Samsung, American Express). These brands hire me to write for them, host videos and curate events, while freeing up my time so I can travel. Do yoga in the middle of the day. Give myself a raise if I feel like it. Not participate in the wage …

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Justin Bieber’s Instagram finally reflects how bizarre it is to be Justin Bieber

June 11, 2017

… heartfelt. Despite declaring that “Instagram is for the devil” on stage, he eventually returned, and it’s been a wild ride. Bieber is being a fucking weirdo, y’all. It’s great. He’ll post a couple dozen photos at once. He’ll give fans a closeup of his chipped tooth. When pals don’t pick up his FaceTime calls, he shames them very publicly. I CHIPPED MY TOOTH A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on May 31, 2017 at 5:39pm PDT …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 6, 2017

… attackers dead. Hundreds ran for their lives in the chaos. ___ 3:55 p.m. Former Secretary of State John Kerry says Britons are going to have to sort out whether tolerance of extremism has gone on for too long, as British Prime Minister Theresa May has said. Kerry tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that "a lot of ingredients" went into the attacks on London Bridge and at nearby restaurants Saturday night that left seven dead and nearly two dozen injured. Twelve people have been …

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Bulletin bets that online shopping brands still want storefronts

… face-to-face, provide them with unique experiences, allow them to touch or try on your product in a very low-risk way versus them having to order it, try it on, and send it back, she continued. The Bulletin co-founders arent the first to arrive on this insight. As customer tastes change, a dominant strain of thinking within the retail industry holds that companies need to start reimagining the very concept of a store. Bland fluorescent-lit department store aisles of dime-a-dozen wares wont cut …

May 19, 2017
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