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I’m on Facebook double secret probation!

I just got flagged for abuse by Facebook, in a message that doesn’t explain what my behavior was or how I need to change it. I received an email from Facebook that says I’m “temporarily restricted from creating Open Graph … Continue reading

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Mississippi won’t pass a law making domestic violence grounds for divorce

Patrick Hogan has more at Fusion

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Sharing economy companies such as Airbnb and Uber are built for abuse

They’ve got billions of dollars of capitalization they can use for public relations and lobbying to bulldoze regulatory oversight.

They’re privately held, so they’re not required to report finance and operations details.

The business model encourages “fake it until you make it” operations. Early investors, who often provide oversight for privately held startups, have every incentive to go along. After all, if the companies fail, investors lose out.

The whole thing is structured for disaster. At least one of these companies is going to turn out to be a fraud of Enronesque or Madoffian proportions. And that’s the best-case scenario — with Enron and Bernie Madoff, the only thing victims risked was money.
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Fighting the twits on Twitter

Del Harvey is Twitter’s vice president of trust and safety, charged with cleaning up abuse and spam. She has a colorful past. She isn’t a lawyer and won’t say if she graduated from college. Del Harvey is not her legal … Continue reading

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