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A transparency document reveals that the Kremlin requested a ban on @b0ltai, a Twitter account belonging to a group Russian of hackers.
In a conflict as grisly as Syria’s civil war, getting humanitarian aid to those who need it can be a life-threatening affair. Fortunately for those hoping to help, data from sources like Twitter, YouTube, and a range of others lets researchers turn war into a giant data science project, helping understand the tension between groups, how armed they are, and where they’re headed next.
One year ago, Palantir Technologies donated their data organization software to nonprofit the Carter Center. “We wanted to see who the biggest fish amongst the opposition are, everyone relates to one another, and who’s funding who,” says Christopher McNaboe, who works on the Syria Conflict Mapping project. Now that the the U.N. has granted unauthorized border crossing into Syria to provide relief, that data can finally be put into action.
“We took pairs of bad matches and told them they were exceptionally good for each other.”
Some Chinese customers will have to wait until early August for their Big Macs and chicken nuggets. For now, there’s Filet-O-Fish.
It’s been a rough last few years for Mattel’s flagship doll brand.
The California-based airline filed for an initial public offering Monday morning.
The fast-food giant is undertaking an 18-month effort to change its image in consumers’ minds. But don’t expect a new logo.
Wikipedia cites “persistent disruptive editing” from computers at the House of Representatives.
More than $23 million in donations poured in from around the world after the disaster hit, one of the largest charitable responses on eBay’s platforms to date.
The Seattle-based company is using data to better inform marijuana consumers and maybe to power an industry.
Only 54% of Americans blame humans for global warming. In other news, 46% of Americans have heads stuck in the sand.