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Congress held a hearing on hate, and it went exactly as you thought it might
Congress called the leaders of tech to a hearing on the rise of hate crimes and white supremacy, but instead of illuminating solutions and building bridges, the haters got their way and the tech giants got off scot free . The hearings were mostly full of arguments and partisanship, an unfortunate par for the course that led to no real answers or progress on the issue. There are more hearings tomorrow, but if today's were any indication, we wouldn't get too hopeful.
The Weather Channel really wants to you care about climate change
Lest you think the Weather Channel is old school, check out their epic graphics capabilities . The most recent display of their weather simulations begins by showing a reporter in the city of Charleston, South Carolina, surrounded by realistic graphics of the floods that are expected to take over the city by 2100. Sometimes you have to see to believe.
Facebook rolled out more features for dead people
Balancing the privacy of individuals vs. the grief of losing a loved one is a tough line to balance for Facebook. But now the company is rolling out new features like memorializing profiles, tribute sections, and more access for legacy contacts to the accounts of the deceased.
Be the expert at the party with this brief history of porn. It's lot more than raunch and weird noises—pornographers actually developed many of the early innovations in internet marketing, and many of those successful entrepreneurs were women.
WIRED Recommends: Tips & Tricks for Spotify
Maybe you haven't used Spotify before, or maybe you think you're already a Spotify pro. Either way, we put together a list of the best tips and tricks to make your experience as jam-worthy as possible.
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