Author: Miles

Social Media Companies Are Banning Extremists. Others Are Getting Caught in the Crossfire.

May 18, 2019

I find few issues more ethically perplexing than censorship. Not censorship by the government—the Founding Fathers (or First Daddies, if you prefer) made that one pretty easy for us. Legally, constitutionally, morally, the government cannot abridge the freedom of speech. If you want to stand in the town square shouting your grandma’s chicken soup recipes […]

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‘Software update on 737 MAX complete’

May 18, 2019

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing said it has completed its updates to the flight-control software on the 737 MAX and has tested it for more than 360 hours on 207 flights, after two deadly crashes resulted in the grounding of the aircraft globally. The 737 Max 8 and 9 models were grounded worldwide after an Ethiopian […]

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The Best Fashion Direct From the Cannes Film Festival

May 17, 2019

Nothing compares to the glamour of Cannes. Once a year, the stars of world cinema descend on the South of France to toast artistic achievement and party into the wee hours. Even if your film isn’t competing for the Palme d’Or, the festival offers countless opportunities to shine, thanks to 11 days worth of screenings, premieres, […]

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Want to Be the Queen’s Social Media Manager? She’s Hiring.

May 17, 2019

That old adage that even the queen puts her shoes on one at a time is meant to make us feel like we’re all relatable on some level. But, c’mon, the queen is the freaking queen. What could she possibly have in common with us plebs? Well, for one, she’s all about racking up those likes and […]

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Apple releases 12.3 software update for HomePod

May 14, 2019

Apple has released a minor update to HomePod alongside the launch of iOS 12.3 on Monday, adding support for “joining some types of enterprise networks that require credentials.” Asides from the updates for enterprise networks, the 12.3 software update doesn’t appear to add any new functionality or Siri capabilities to HomePod. The new update will automatically […]

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Festivals worth traveling to this summer

May 14, 2019

May is the kick-off month for a packed spring and summer schedule of music, dance, food and theater festivals, museum exhibit openings and city-wide parties. Many will likely be happening right in your city, but here are a handful that could be worth planning a trip around. Jazz in Atlanta Atlanta Jazz Festival Source: Matt […]

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Documentary sheds light on untold story of 400,000 Ottoman migrants to US

May 13, 2019

A documentary directed by Turkish filmmaker Mesut Gengeç explains the story of 400,000 Ottoman citizens who migrated to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, shedding light on the details of the rarely-spoken migration, which involved dire travel conditions, sickness and even death for some. Gengeç was inspired to make the documentary titled “The […]

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Famed Kerala Temple Festival Faces ‘Elephantine’ Problem

May 13, 2019

The Kerala government’s decision not to allow a 54-year-old elephant to feature in a prominent temple festival here has led to a boycott of all events by the elephant owners, a move likely to play spoilsport in the famed ‘Pooram’ festivities. This year’s Pooram festivities take place on May 13. The tusker, called ‘Thechikottukavu Ramachandran’, […]

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Festivals claim the description ‘festival tent’ implies they’re single-use

May 11, 2019

It’s the moment many of us dread at the end of every festival – taking down your tent and packing it up. This is perhaps one reason why more than 250,000 tents get left behind in UK fields from Glastonbury to Reading and Leeds. Now, more than 60 independent festivals are urging shops to stop […]

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Pakistan’s ISI Snoops On Its Own Citizens In Bid To Control Social Media

May 11, 2019

Pakistan’s military and spy agency ISI began targetting citizens on social media since June 2018 ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan’s government and its spy agency ISI have started snooping on its own people. Threats, arrests, blocked accounts and restricted posts — Big Brother is watching more closely than ever across Pakistan, as authorities accelerate efforts to censor social […]

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