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Thursday Toon Roundup 1 - Orange hypocrisy





















It looks like a fish, but its not. Meet the robot built to spy on ocean life

Deborah Newborn


SoFi, a remotely controlled robotic fish, explores the Somosomo Strait in Taveuni, Fiji.


It looks like a fish. It swims like a fish. But it isn't a fish.

It's SoFi, the robotic fish!

Developed by researchers at MIT, SoFi is a soft-bodied robot that glides silently through the water with a smooth, undulating motion designed to mimic the movements of real fish.



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http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-robotic-fish-pacific-20180321-story.html

Academic in Facebook storm worked on Russian 'dark' personality project

MOSCOW/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The psychologist at the center of a scandal over the misuse of millions of Facebook users’ personal data worked with Russian researchers on a study of toxic personality traits.

Aleksandr Kogan advised a team at St Petersburg State University that was exploring whether psychopathy, narcissism and machiavellianism - dubbed the ‘dark triad’ by psychologists - were linked to abusive online behavior, said Yanina Ledovaya, senior lecturer at the university’s department of psychology.

“We wanted to detect (internet) trolls in order to improve in some way the lives of people suffering from trolling,” Ledovaya told Reuters.

Kogan, a lecturer at Britain’s Cambridge University who also goes by the married name of Spectre, has come under fire for passing data culled via a Facebook personality quiz to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cambridge-analytica-kogan/academic-in-facebook-storm-worked-on-russian-dark-personality-project-idUSKBN1GX2F6

Wednesday Toon Roundup 3 - The Rest

Bad


GOP




Penn




Putin





Bots


Deep State




The Issue











Wednesday Toon Roundup 2 - Fbook












Wednesday Toon Roundup 1 - Sham President























Facebook Forces NYT to Quietly Delete Unflattering Reference to Sheryl Sandberg

The New York Times apparently offers powerful third parties the ability to edit away–that is, to delete from the internet–unfavorable coverage appearing in the paper of record’s online edition.

One such entity afforded the privilege is Facebook. And this has legal experts raising antitrust concerns.

Last night, the New York Times broke a very big story regarding the pending departure of Alex Stamos from Facebook. Stamos is currently the company’s chief information security officer and the official largely responsible for tracking down the Russian troll farm influence and illicit campaign-related advertising facilitated through the Facebook platform. His duties have since been reassigned.

The Times‘ original story made reference to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg–and mentioned her “consternation” at Stamos’ efforts to shepherd the tech giant towards being more transparent about Russian trolls’ electoral interference. Here’s the original paragraph in question:

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https://lawandcrime.com/exclusive/facebook-forces-nyt-to-quietly-delete-unflattering-reference-to-sheryl-sandberg-in-story-about-russian-trolls/

Tuesday Toon Roundup 5 - The Rest


Sessions



Kush



GOP




Florida



Drugs
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Elephants


United


Mr. Fish

Tuesday Toon Roundup 4 - Putin 'wins'









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