Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

The world of online advertising remains split: there’s the Wild west and then there’s the corporate dystopia. In the wild west, dozens of shadowy firms churn out annoying two-bit ads for a quick buck; fake news sites feed off ad exchanges not entirely unlike those that serve the country’s paper of record; Russian cybercriminals routinely bilk the world’s biggest brands out of millions through ad fraud. SEE ALSO: Can Google’s ad blocker save the online ad industry …

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Adam West filmed one last Batman cameo that was never aired — watch it now

June 19, 2017

NBC is giving us a chance to see one of Adam west's last roles.Image: MIKE NELSON/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Adam west may have passed away last week, but memorials to the iconic Batman actor continue to pour in. Along with the flood of tributes from his peers and admirers on social media and the touching Bat-signal display on the Las Angeles City Hall building, west’s last media appearances are making the internet rounds. The actor, who died at 88 from complications from leukemia, kept …

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Muslims keep alive Kolkata’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Kolkata, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Kolkata’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israkel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

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Los Angeles lights Bat-signal for Adam West

June 16, 2017

(CNN)Holy Bright Knight! Related: ‘Batman’ actor Adam west dies The actor played his premiere role as millionaire Bruce Wayne and superhero Batman in the 1960s television series. The Bat-signal was used in the show when the fictitious Gotham City Police Department needed to summon the superhero. According to an announcement from DC Comics, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck joined “Bat-guests” to light the Bat-signal in …

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Going Wonder-ground: How Oh Wonder were inspired by conversations with strangers on the Tube – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… famous. I think it would just be very lonely.” Later, Josephine sent the melody to her musical partner, Anthony west, saying, “We have to write a song about this tomorrow”. “I just sent a text back saying, ‘You’re crazy,’” he laughs, but the demo was worked up into a full song, High on Humans, which features on the band’s upcoming second album, Ultralife. Like her Tube journey, the song tingles with nervous energy, capturing that extraordinary …

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London fire: Lives claimed at Grenfell Tower – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows the extent of damage Several people have died after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London tower block, a fire chief says. Firefighters are still tackling the blaze at Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, where eyewitnesses said people were trapped inside, screaming for help. More than 50 people are being treated in hospital, says London Ambulance. The BBC’s Andy Moore said the whole 24-storey block …

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Kim Jong Un Pal Dennis Rodman Reportedly Heading To North Korea

June 14, 2017

Rodman was spotted at Beijing International Airport Monday and is expected to land in North Korea Tuesday, two Pyongyang officials told CNN. Rodman knows PresidentDonald Trump personally he was a contestant on Trumps TV reality program Celebrity Apprentice and endorsed him during the campaign. Rodman said at a talk three months ago at west Point that Trump told him he wanted to visit North Korea. Rodmans agent,Chris Volo, said at the west Point talk that Dennis would do anything for …

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Trump taunt over Comey tape draws disbelief

June 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)Of all the piercing questions hanging over the west Wing, one of the most pressing is whether President Donald Trump has a taping system that captured his conversations with James Comey. Collins: Trump should give yes or no on tapes “It’s all hot air,” one person inside the White House said, speaking on condition of anonymity to describe internal water-cooler conversations. “Unless he had a recorder in his pocket, this didn’t …

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Adam West built the foundation of a Batman legacy

June 12, 2017

Adam west, left, and Burt Ward dresses as "Batman" and "Robin." Nobody did it better.Image: Mark Elias/AP/REX/Shutterstock In the late 1960s and early ’70s, I raced home from school every afternoon to power load on superhero and Sci-Fi television. It was all reruns, though I didn’t know it. There was Star Trek. Gigantor, Superman, and, of course, Batman. SEE ALSO: Adam west, everyone’s favorite Batman, dead at 88 I was not an avid comic book reader back …

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Mark Hamill, George Takei, and more post tributes to Adam West

June 11, 2017

Image: Mike Coppola/Getty Images Adam west, the actor famous for his wry, dramatic portrayal of Batman, died Friday of complications related to leukemia. He was 88. After news of his death broke Saturday, fellow stars including Mark Hamill, Conan O’Brien, and George Takei shared tributes to west on Twitter. SEE ALSO: Holy icon, Batman, Adam west meant a lot to me “I’m so lucky to have worked w/ him & tell him how much he meant to me,” Hamill wrote. Holy hell, …

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Katy Perry talks about the Taylor Swift feud again oh my god why

June 10, 2017

… SEE ALSO: Katy Perry can’t find a signal on ‘Witness’ Perry’s response sounds a bit like Swift’s defense following Kim Kardashian’s Snapchats revealing her phone call with Kanye west over “Famous.” It makes sense that once, in simpler times, the songbirds had mad love. “Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination,” wrote Swift at the time. “I …

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News Daily: General election special – BBC News

June 9, 2017

… Liberal Democrat former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg lost his Sheffield Hallam seat to Labour, while former SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond lost his seat in Gordon to the Conservatives. The SNP’s westminster leader, Angus Robertson, was beaten by the Conservatives in Moray. Lib Dem former Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable has won back Twickenham, in south-west London, while his party colleague Sir Edward Davey, former Energy Secretary, has retaken nearby Kingston …

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

June 6, 2017

… Edgbaston ground in Birmingham, England. The west Midlands venue was hosting a game on Sunday as part of the two-week Champions Trophy tournament, which involves eight countries, including England. World cricket's governing body says extra security had been put in place after the Saturday night attacks in the capital. The International Cricket Council said in a statement that all team hotels went into lockdown and teams, match officials and staff were all quickly accounted for after the …

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Eating on the Road With the Alabama Shakes

June 4, 2017

… do. I go to a town, find a piece of water and I go fishing. It seems only right that we should be discussing tying flies, given that were floating in New Yorks Hudson River. Were inside the World War II-era aircraft carrier, the Intrepid, which has been docked along Manhattans west side for the last 35 years and has become an air and space museum. As we chat about the merits of catching and releasing, hundreds of sailors are coming aboard for the launch of Fleet Week and the annual Sailor Jerry …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… accept one, it’s always a pleasure to have a shortbread.” One of his favourite places to eat is Gaby’s Deli in London’s west End. It’s been reported that he loves making jam with fruit grown on his allotment, and once belonged to an All Party Parliamentary Group for Cheese. But his second wife, Jane Chapman, has said Mr Corbyn never once took her out for dinner during their five years together, preferring instead to “grab a can of beans and eat it straight …

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Kim Kardashian pens essay calling for stricter gun control

June 4, 2017

Image: Stephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock “Is it more important to protect the second amendment than to protect our own children?” asks Kim Kardashian west in an open letter on her website. She’s one of the celebrities working with Everytown for Gun Safety on National Gun Violence Awareness Day to call for stricter gun control. “There is such a disconnect between what the country needs to protect our people and the laws that are proposed and enacted,” she writes. …

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Manchester attacks: MI5 probes bomber ‘warnings’ – BBC News

May 29, 2017

… three times. Early on Monday a man, 23, was arrested in Shoreham-by-Sea, west Sussex, on suspicion of terrorism offences. Greater Manchester Police said they had also executed search warrants at addresses in the Whalley Range area of Manchester and in Chester overnight. Image copyright Eddie Mitchell Image caption Police raided a property in Shoreham-by-Sea in west Sussex on Monday morning MI5 has launched a “post incident investigation” into how the Manchester bomber was …

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Castlemorton Common: The rave that changed the law – BBC News

… Image copyright Back To The Planet Image caption Back To The Planet played at Castlemorton Common in 1992 But by Saturday night, west Mercia Police had arrived and put up a cordon. Officers were stationed with Ms Weaver and fellow resident Audrey Street who said she “never went out once” the whole week. She described how the single track road across the common was completely blocked in places by the encampment and the complete absence of toilets had another unwanted effect. …

May 28, 2017
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People Are Pissed At Kim Kardashian Over This Tweet She Posted About Manchester

… heartbreaking. I can’t imagine the fear and agony these parents must be going through searching for their kids Kim Kardashian west (@KimKardashian) May 23, 2017 I’m praying for everyone in Manchester. This is truly so senseless & heart breaking. Kim Kardashian west (@KimKardashian) May 23, 2017 However, Kim Kardashian posted another tweetthe Manchester attack that pissed a lot of people off. The tweet, which has since been deleted from Kims account, shows the …

May 25, 2017
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It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

… rearrange tax credits for people buying health insurance and dramatically cut funding for Medicaid leaving many millions of Americans without health insurance while exposing older, sicker people to some combination of higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The Medicaid cut is a big sticking point for senators from states such as Ohio and west Virginia that have expanded the program and have come to rely on it to finance treatment amid an opioid addiction epidemic. Its totally fluid. …

May 24, 2017
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Where To Meet A Guy In LA With A Real Job

… beach after getting blackout buzzed on mimosas. Sure, you might have to join a Zog sports team to fit in but the good thing about Zog sports is… um… sorry we forgot what we were saying. 4. The Culver Hotel In Culver City This is another spot to hear live music and get drunk on drinks that require a man in a bowtie to make them for you. The good thing about this place is that it’s on the west side, which is where the employed and ready for family types tend to nest. You’re …

May 21, 2017
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Ruby Rose disses Katy Perry’s new Taylor Swift diss track

… rebranding as political activist only to ditch it and go low.. is.. a bummer. Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 19, 2017 Apart from the fact that it kind of sounds like she’s literally singing “Swift Swift,” there’s plenty of evidence suggesting this might be the clapback we all knew was coming. Swish was also the working title of Kanye west’s The Life of Pablo, featuring “Famous.” We all know how that turned out with a perfectly manicured hand delivering …

May 20, 2017
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Climate change is pushing U.S. trees north and west

This way, please.Image: alan copson/Travel Libra/REX/Shutterstock Climate change is uprooting trees across the eastern United States. Dozens of species are shifting west and north of their usual locations as average temperatures and rainfall patterns change, researchers found. Oak, maple, and other deciduous trees are primarily heading westward as they follow changes in moisture availability, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances. Evergreens like firs and pines are shifting …

May 20, 2017
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Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

… that NHS England comes up with a vetting scheme for health and well-being information so young people are better able to judge whether information is trustworthy. Ms Cramer added: “As the evidence grows that there may be potential harms from heavy use of social media, and as we upgrade the status of mental health within society, it is important that we have checks and balances in place to make social media less of a ‘wild west’ when it comes to young people’s mental …

May 19, 2017
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CrossFit brings its live competitions to Facebook

… host at least eight hours of each day’s programming from both the East and the South Regionals from May 19 to 21, the Pacific, California and Central Regionals from May 26 to 28, and the Meridian, west and Atlantic Regionals from June 2 to 4. It won’t just be competitions. Facebook also will host programming including a show called “Coaches Corner” and “Frenemy Friday,” with behind-the-scenes footage of events and other CrossFit activities. Facebook paid for …

May 18, 2017
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