Daily Archives: June 17, 2018

The Inside Scoop On How Lead Stories Got Serial Plagiarist Shawn Rice Busted By BuzzFeed

https://hoax-alert.leadstories.com/3469501-shawn-rice-buzzted-by-buzzfeed.html Earlier today Craig Silverman of BuzzFeed broke the news that business and marketing website Bussiness2Community had deleted over 6000 articles written by Shawn Rice (brother of the site’s founder Brian Rice) after an investigation revealed a massive plagiarism problem … Continue reading

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World History starts at 1450 is a helluva claim or does this AP class cover to much

Or are kids different now cause tech and cant get it done? Teachers fight to keep pre-colonial history in AP course curriculum http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/391910-ap-world-history-teachers-fight-course-change-largely High school history teachers are fighting back against a change to the Advanced Placement World History course, arguing … Continue reading

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Henry Giroux Puts a Lens on the Nightmare of Neoliberal Fascism

Is there a chance to defeat the forces of neoliberal fascism? Henry A. Giroux explains why we must understand the historical and contemporary context of fascism to understand what we are up against. https://www.truthdig.com/articles/henry-giroux-the-nightmare-of-neoliberal-fascism/ Mark Karlin: Why is it important … Continue reading

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Blockchain Explained

http://graphics.reuters.com/TECHNOLOGY-BLOCKCHAIN/010070P11GN/index.html Here’s how a deal gets included in a blockchain: STEP ONE A trade is recorded. For example, let’s say Mr Pink is selling two of his coins to Mr Green for $100. The record lists the details, including a … Continue reading

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Europe’s New Copyright Rules Are Like YouTube’s Content ID System for the Entire Internet

Europe’s New Copyright Rules Are Like YouTube’s Content ID System—for the Entire Internet The European Union wants to take the upload filters that make no one happy and apply them to all content on the internet. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbk47b/europe-copyright-rules-content-id Cory Doctorow is … Continue reading

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