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Christiane Amanpour Slams Turkish Newspaper For Fake Interview

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A Turkish newspaper published a fake interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday, quoting her as saying that CNN had covered the recent protests in Turkey on behalf of business interests that wanted to hurt the country's economy.
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Eight Ways to Rock Your Media Marketing

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Public Relations - Accessibility to media, and how technology has changed what that looks like, is something many marketing organizations are not taking into account. Here are ways to take advantage of the ...
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Denver headed into center of undocumented immigrant minors ...

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Denver headed into center of undocumented immigrant minors controversy. Published time: July 19, 2014 03:49. Get short URL. A Honduran child, who will be accompanied by his family when they travel to reach northern Mexico or the U.S. ...
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Is it right to jail someone for being offensive on Facebook or Twitter? - The Guardian

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Is it right to jail someone for being offensive on Facebook or Twitter?
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What follows is offensive. The facts are unattractive and there is no hero in this story.
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Iraq forces preparing for counter-offensive: officer - South China Morning Post

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Sky News Australia Iraq forces preparing for counter-offensive: officer South China Morning Post Iraqi security forces readied a counter-offensive against militants north of Baghdad on Saturday, an army colonel said, after the prime minister...
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Israel resumes air strikes after Hamas ceasefire rejection kills civilian

Israel resumes air strikes after Hamas ceasefire rejection kills civilian | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
First Israeli killed in conflict by one of 50 rockets fired from Gaza during halt in Israeli bombardment, which has killed almost 200 (Israel resumes air strikes after Hamas ceasefire rejection kills civilian: First Israeli killed in con...
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Why there is no room for diplomacy in Gaza | +972 Magazine

Why there is no room for diplomacy in Gaza | +972 Magazine | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
With or without a ceasefire, the brutality of the last week will be revisited upon the Palestinians of Gaza – a fact that, unsurprisingly, leaves no room for diplomacy.
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Witnesses Testify Against Ex-Blackwater Colleagues in Case of 2007 Iraq Killings

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In a federal courtroom in Washington, former Blackwater employees confronted their one-time colleagues standing trial for a shooting that left 17 Iraqis dead.
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Google Is Being Forced To Censor The History Of Merrill Lynch — And That Should Terrify You

Google Is Being Forced To Censor The History Of Merrill Lynch — And That Should Terrify You | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Stan O'Neal's story disappears from part of the internet.
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The World's Worst Dictator Came To Power 25 Years Ago Today

The World's Worst Dictator Came To Power 25 Years Ago Today | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
The long, grim track record of Sudan's Omar al-Bashir
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Why Liberals & Conservatives Aren't As Different As You Think

Why Liberals & Conservatives Aren't As Different As You Think | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Contrary to stereotype, conservatives are not more accepting of authority than are liberals. But they are less concerned that their opinions appear unique. Two new studies, both published June 27 in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bul...
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Is medical marijuana really as effective as advocates claim?

Is medical marijuana really as effective as advocates claim? | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Legalized medical marijuana has gained tremendous ground throughout the United States in the past decade, especially in recent years. Although it is still classified by the federal government as an...
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In Just One Tweet, The Islamic Militants Who Are Taking Over Iraq Reveal How Barbaric They Really Are

In Just One Tweet, The Islamic Militants Who Are Taking Over Iraq Reveal How Barbaric They Really Are | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
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The CIA has joined Twitter with the best first tweet possible

The CIA has joined Twitter with the best first tweet possible | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
The US government loves Twitter. For NASA, it's a public relations goldmine. For the State Department, it's a bizarre weapon in the fight on terrorism. For the CIA, it's a chance to revel in...
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Location-based services: Controversy at every level | NetworkWorld.com

Location-based services: Controversy at every level | NetworkWorld.com | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it

Jody Stevenson doesn't know she's been using location-based technology -- and doesn't care.


"I've been having a ball for almost a year," says the New Jersey homemaker. She enhances her shopping experiences with a service called Shopkick, which gives her loyalty points (convertible to gift cards and cash) just for walking into a participating store.


Any meaningful retailer has some effort in this space underway. Charles Golvin, retail analyst.


Or, rather, an app on her smartphone (if she has remembered to invoke it) decides that it is inside a participating store, and rewards her with loyalty points (called "kicks"); the amount varies by individual store and the promotional policies of that store. She also gets varying points for scanning bar codes of specific merchandise, whether she buys the items or not.


Overall, location-based services use three different levels of accuracy -- vicinity to within a block or two (derived from GPS coordinates), presence (establishing that you are inside a given building or store) and department (pinpointing your location within a given store).


Shopkick makes use of the presence level, primarily; it's also the level that's demonstrating the most commercial success and producing the most fears about Big Brother-style surveillance.


With modern smartphones able to locate themselves using the GPS satellite network, applications that allow multiple users to compare their locations for specific purposes are becoming well established.


Here on Biz, a mobile app, locates nearby business people one might be interested in meeting, based on their social media entries.


"I was in Chicago for a client meeting and was interested in meeting with the people in a large firm located there," recalls Garen Mareno, director of strategic partnerships for a design firm in Los Angeles. So he consulted his Here On Biz app, which locates nearby businesspeople he might be interested in meeting, based on their social media entries.


"When I got there, many people from that firm popped up on my Here On Biz radar. I was able to set up drinks and make that first step. Another time I was in Russia and was able to reach out to colleagues I did not know were there," Mareno recalls.


The main controversy at the vicinity level appears to involve the question of whether to display the results on a map, since doing so would seem to allow, or even promote, stalking.


"We refuse to do mapping; we think it's a security issue," says Nick Smoot, one of the founders of Here On Biz.


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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Rebels Say They've Found MH17 Black Box, Begin Loading Bodies Onto ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

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'Keep Mexicans in Mexico' comment stirs up controversy at rally - KATU

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'Keep Mexicans in Mexico' comment stirs up controversy at rally
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SALEM, Ore. -- It's exactly 1,050 miles from the Northeast Center St. overpass along Interstate 5 in Salem to the Mexican border.
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Jason Biggs Apologizes for Jokes About Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash, Deletes Insensitive Tweets

Jason Biggs Apologizes for Jokes About Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash, Deletes Insensitive Tweets | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Jason Biggs' tweets are often controversial, but his jokes about Thursday's tragic Malaysia Airli...
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Hillary Clinton talks Gaza, media scrutiny on Daily Show

Hillary Clinton talks Gaza, media scrutiny on Daily Show | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton joked about an office with “fewer corners” and said she’s surprised at the “cottage industry” of interest in her but got serious talking about the violence in the Mideast on Tuesday in an interview with “The Daily Show” host Jon...
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Israeli pilots and blind obedience? That’s nonsense - Opinion

Israeli pilots and blind obedience? That’s nonsense - Opinion | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Gideon Levy should be careful about the way he criticizes our pilots and other troops. After all, we’re fighting for our lives here. (Israeli pilots and blind obedience?
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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Seen Smiling With Taliban Leader in New Twitter Pic

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Recently freed U.S. P.O.W. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appears smiling with a Taliban commander in a previously unseen photograph posted to Twitter by his captors.
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Lawsuit: Female Tinder Exec Called 'Whore' In Front Of CEO

Lawsuit: Female Tinder Exec Called 'Whore' In Front Of CEO | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
By Sarah McBride

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30 (Reuters) - Former Tinder marketing Vice President Whitney Wolfe sued the dating app on Monday claiming sexual harassment and discrimination, making Tinder the latest technology company to face legal trouble...
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Why Liberals & Conservatives Aren't As Different As You Think

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Court strikes limited blow against Obamacare contraception mandate

Court strikes limited blow against Obamacare contraception mandate | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that closely held companies cannot be required to pay to cover some types of contraceptives for their employees, ending its term with a narrow legal and political setback for a controversial part of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.
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Is medical marijuana really as effective as advocates claim?

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Social-equality debate triggers blowup between venture capitalists - CNET

Social-equality debate triggers blowup between venture capitalists - CNET | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
A talk on San Francisco's shortcomings leads to verbal pyrotechnics between angel investor Ron Conway and former Facebooker Chamath Palihapitiya.
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