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Social networks are so influential that a seemingly-harmless action taken by you might adversely affect the destiny of another.

Be very careful.

Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

Racial Exclusion in Facebook Ads

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 also prohibits the “printing or publication of notices or advertisements indicating prohibited preference, limitation, specification or discrimination” in employment recruitment.

via Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race — ProPublica

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

America’s largest and most secretive intelligence agency had been deeply infiltrated.

Source: Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core – The New York Times

input type=”country”

Recently, Lea Verou asked an important question about whether HTML should have a standardised way of letting users select a country from a list.

Source: <input type=”country” />– Terence Eden’s Blog

Is This the Easiest Way to Change the World?

Feel like helping people but don’t have the time, money, or energy? Well, there’s an app for that. Or rather, there are several. From something as simple as opening a tab to playing some games, here’s how to help.

Source: Is This the Easiest Way to Change the World?

How to Password Protect Files and Folders on Mac

You can encrypt your entire Mac drive with FileVault, but there are simpler options when it comes to password protecting individual files and folders.

Source: How to Password Protect Files and Folders on Mac

Whatever Happened to LiveJournal? – The History of the Web

In April of 2017, SUP took things one step further. They released a new terms of service that classified any blog that gets over 3,000 viewers a day as a media outlet, subject to censorship and prosecution.

Source: Whatever Happened to LiveJournal? – The History of the Web

First-ever ‘negative emissions’ power plant goes online

Climeworks and Reykjavik Energy have started running the first power plant confirmed to produce “negative emissions” — that is, it’s removing more CO2 than it puts out. The geothermal station in Hellsheidi, Iceland is using a Climeworks module and the plant’s own heat to snatch CO2 directly from the air via filters, bind it to water and send it underground where it will mineralize into harmless carbonates.

Source: First-ever ‘negative emissions’ power plant goes online