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This App Lets Your Instagram Followers Track Your Location

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:14
By aggregating data from geotagged posts and stories, Who's in Town can paint a detailed picture of the habits and haunts of anyone with a Instagram account.
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Trump Administration Repatriates, Charges Citizen Who Allegedly Fought For ISIS

A criminal complaint charging Ruslan Maratovich Asainov was unsealed in New York City; prosecutors say he was a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State in Syria.

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'Fresh Air' Commemorates The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11's Moon Landing

We listen to archival interviews with Michael Collins, of Apollo 11; Alan Shepard, the first American in space; Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield; and Chuck Yeager, who first broke the sound barrier.

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Ex-NSA Contractor Who Stole Top Secret Documents Is Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

Harold Martin committed the massive theft of government documents over decades, storing files in his car and Maryland home. "My methods were wrong, illegal and highly questionable," Martin said.

(Image credit: Patrick Semansky/AP)

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Does Facebook Need A Humanitarian Partner For Its New Digital Currency?

The aid group Mercy Corps believes that the new Libra currency could help funnel aid to the poor. But critics wonder why the charity has teamed up with a controversial company.

(Image credit: Nichole Sobecki for NPR)

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Marvel's Games Are Starting to Feel a Lot Like Its Movies

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:30
They're not all telling the same story, but they're telling their own stories *consistently*—a recipe for a new kind of success.
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Thousands Freed From Prison Custody As DOJ Implements Sentencing Reform Law

More than 3,100 are moving out of the Bureau of Prisons system on Friday and the Justice Department is making other changes to comply with a law passed by Congress last year.

(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)

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'Fallout 76' Desperately Needs to Test-Play Its Patches More

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:00
This week's game news: update troubles for 'Fallout 76,' Nintendo Switch's possessed joysticks, and the bizarre trailer for 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.'
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A Young Jeffrey Epstein Made An Impression On His High School Students

Former students at the Dalton School in Manhattan remember Epstein as a young, charismatic teacher. More than four decades later, Epstein stands accused of sexually abusing dozens of underaged girls.

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Congress Is Pissed at Facebook and the FTC

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:59
But lawmakers appear too divided still to do anything meaningful about it.
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Rogue Weedkiller Vapors Are Threatening Soybean Science

Scientists at four leading universities have seen their soybean experiments injured by a stealthy vandal: drifting fumes from a weedkiller called dicamba, now popular among farmers.

(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)

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U.S. Has Evidence That Iranian Drone Was Destroyed, Senior Official Says

President Trump said a U.S. Navy warship took down the drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday. But Iranian has denied that it lost a drone.

(Image credit: Lance Cpl. Israel Chincio/11th Marine Expeditionary Unit)

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Trump's 'Go Back' Rhetoric Is Sign Of A Racially Divisive And Turbulent Year To Come

President Trump has used white grievance to fuel his candidacy since he first came onto the political scene. So what he's doing now with four congresswomen of color is hardly a surprise.

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Dutch Troops Were 10% Liable In Srebrenica Massacre, Supreme Court Says

The case centers on the deadly days after the city of Srebrenica fell on July 11, 1995, when some 25,000 refugees sought safety with Dutch U.N. peacekeepers.

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Hoping For Improved U.S. Ties, Pakistan's Prime Minister Set To Visit White House

Tensions have beset the U.S.-Pakistan relationship for years. The planned July 22 meeting between President Trump and Imran Khan comes as the U.S. tries to finalize Afghanistan peace negotiations.

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Listen: Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, Natalie Hemby Are The Highwomen

The country supergroup will release its self-titled debut on Sept. 6. Hear the first single, "Redesigning Women."

(Image credit: Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artist)

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New Author Interview and Map Room Update

Check out my new interview with Mike Jackson of Author Interviews where we chat about all things writing:

As early copies of The Wolf’s Call are starting to escape into the wild I’ve updated the Map Room to include the maps from the book:

Don’t forget, I’m running a giveaway for a hand drawn illustration and signed hardcovers of The Wolf’s Call, sign up to the Mailing List before July 21st to make sure you don’t miss out.

Categories: Fiction for Fun

High tech bikes that could win the Tour de France

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 09:00
To win the Tour, teams need three completely different rides: the Aero, the Climber, and the Time-Trial.
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Apollo 11 and Landing Site 2 in the Sea of Tranquility

NASA Image of the Day - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:19
This photographic illustration compares the size of Apollo 11 Landing Site 2 with that of the metropolitan New York City area.
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Hollywood Shoots The Moon: 117 Years Of Lunar Landings At The Movies

Motion pictures went to the moon long before Apollo 11 did, and they keep going back. Critic Bob Mondello reflects on the many films, from 1902 to today, that have made the journey.

(Image credit: NASA/Project Apollo Archive)

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