Meet the campaigners who say they will stop at nothing in their quest to break up Facebook

Campaign group Freedom from Facebook protested at a congressional hearing this week by holding up an image of Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg as a two-headed octopus. It was a stunt designed to raise awareness for Freedom from Facebook’s mission to break up Facebook and make it more accountable. Organiser Sarah Miller said the group plans to fight Facebook for as long as it takes to bring about change, telling Business Insider that the health of democracy depends on it. Freedom from Facebook has several coalition partners, including the Communications Workers of America union, while 10,000 people have signed its petition to the Federal Trade Commission. Monika Bickert was in… Read More

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches Telstar 19V satellite and lands on drone ship

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from its Florida launch pad, sending the Telstar 19V satellite into space. (SpaceX via YouTube) SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket executed a textbook launch to put the heavy-duty Telstar 19 Vantage into orbit tonight and bring back the first-stage booster for an at-sea landing. The successful mission kicked off what’s expected to be a rapid-fire series of three liftoffs in two weeks’ time. The recently upgraded Block 5 variant of SpaceX’s workhorse rocket blazed into the night sky from its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10:50 p.m. PT (1:50 a.m. ET Sunday), at the start of a four-hour launch window. Over… Read More

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Barnacle geese are rushing north to Arctic in warming climate

In warm spring such as that in 2015, barnacle geese skip stopovers halfway the migration to advance arrival on their Arctic breeding grounds As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration to reach their destination more quickly with fewer stops along the way, according to new evidence reported in Current Biology on July 19. The post Barnacle geese are rushing north to Arctic in warming climate appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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