Facebook leveraged user data to fight rivals and help friends

Zuckerberg, along with his board and management team, found ways to tap Facebook users’ data — including information about friends, relationships and photos — as leverage over the companies it partnered with. In some cases, Facebook would reward partners by giving them preferential access to certain types of user data while denying the same access to rival companies.

NBC

[Have you yet dropped facebook?]

After three years of economic mismanagement a Trump Recession is imminent

A new quarterly survey from the respected National Association for Business Economics shows the American economy slowing after an unprecedented 123 months of expansion following The Great Recession. That means that we’re beginning to see less hiring in the private sector and disappointing wages for new employees among middle-class suburbanites, a long-time Republican constituency now deserting the party in droves.

Alternet

U.S. Military Could Collapse Within 20 Years Due to Climate Change, Report Commissioned By Pentagon Says

As Exxon continues to fund climate change denial, and as Republicans continue to deny climate change is occurring:

According to a new U.S. Army report, Americans could face a horrifically grim future from climate change involving blackouts, disease, thirst, starvation and war. The study found that the US military itself might also collapse. This could all happen over the next two decades, the report notes.

Vice