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Congress just gave the world its best look yet at the ads purchased on Facebook by Russia-connected accounts during the contentious 2016 election season. Sen. Richard Burr provided the first images from Wednesday’s hearing, the second in as many days to center on Russia’s use of social media to manipulate the 2016 election. They included […]

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Halloween’s over, and Christmas is right around the corner. At least that’s how the retail gatekeepers of America’s ever-elongating holiday shopping season now see it. Ebay and Walmart are already breaking out the tinsel this week with yuletide promotions. Meanwhile, Target has outdone them both by vowing to keep festivities within a respectable window (*at […]

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The two biggest moments of Tuesday’s hearing about Russian propaganda on social media put Facebook in the crosshairs. “You put billions of data points together all the time. You can’t put together rubles with a political ad?” asked Sen. Al Franken of Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch during one of the hearing’s most heated exchanges […]

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Facebook said it won’t disclose the 3,000 ads Russia-linked accounts bought on the platform during the 2016 election. But U.S. senators have them, and they will.  SEE ALSO: Facebook, Twitter, and Google are testifying on political ads. Here’s why you should care During a hearing of a Congressional hearing of the Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee […]

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One of the most entrepreneurial TV families also happens to be an animated one. For seven seasons on the series “Bob’s Burgers,” we’ve watched The Belcher family run a restaurant in a small, seaside community. The eatery is named after Bob, the family patriarch and owner, who operates the business alongside his wife Linda and […]

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Do you consider yourself a decisive person? Or, do you struggle to make choices for yourself—whether they’re big or small? Many of us (myself included!) fall into that second category, and there’s no doubt that it can be somewhat paralyzing. Fortunately, science is here to help. According to research published inPsychological Science, there’s one super […]

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Hardly a day has gone by in the past week in which another major figure in media, politics, or entertainment has not become the subject of a sexual harassment scandal.  And almost all of those stories were on Gawker years ago.  “Gossip, though it draws those motivated by envy and resentment, is also a tool […]

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You have to hand it to Laura Ingraham. When she’s right, she’s right.  Ingraham, a longtime conservative commentator who has firmly attached herself to the pro-Trump cause, on Monday offered her perspective on the indictments of former Donald Trump campaign advisor Paul Manafort and Manafort’s business partner Rick Gates, as well as the surprise guilty […]

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It’s been almost a year since America elected President Donald Trump, and finally, we’re about to learn more about how Google, Facebook, and Twitter were used by outside forces to secure that victory. The top lawyers for each of those companies will testify before Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday on the influence of social media […]

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One of the most entrepreneurial TV families also happens to be an animated one. For seven seasons on the series “Bob’s Burgers,” we’ve watched The Belcher family run a restaurant in a small, seaside community. The eatery is named after Bob, the family patriarch and owner, who operates the business alongside his wife Linda and […]

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Getting assets for a design project can be a huge pain in the ass. But before you pull your hair out and swear off design projects forever, there’s a great asset service that you should consider: the StockUnlimited […]

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Ashley Dombkowski talks about her job with a kind of reverence we’d all like to have. The co-founder of Before Brands, a San Francisco-based start-up, wants to prevent food allergies in children before they take hold. She says she has a nephew with severe food allergies, and that familial connection makes her job, as she […]

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Facebook is delivering on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to make its advertising more transparent. The social network said Friday that it is introducing a way for people to easily see who is advertising to them and if they’re part of a targeted audience. Users will soon be able to see each of the ads that any […]

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