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The insane Cambridge Analytica election interference revelations in The Great Hack

It's astounding how much CA have gamed election campaigns across the world. The Great Hack is a documentary that is well worth your time.

Carole Cadwalladr's TED talk is also a good watch and features at the end of the documentary.

Posted 19th Sep 2019 @ 19:37

Obama swipes Trump on watching TV and using Twitter

Former President Barack Obama said at a tech conference Wednesday that one key to his decision-making was relying on staff and surrounding himself with a diversity of viewpoints, before adding:
"The other thing that is helpful is not watching TV or reading social media."

Posted 19th Sep 2019 @ 18:09

The surprising truth about UK energy use

Interesting video, but I feel like there was a bit of misinformation around electric cars. The road tax you now pay in the UK isn't just based on it's CO2 emissions but on it's original list price too.

If you drive an electric car that cost less than £40,0000 then it will in fact be free to drive, but if your car's list price is £40,000 or more then the owner must pay a premium of £320 for years 2-6 of it's life. So a Tesla Model 3, or a Nissan Leaf (as featured in the video) might fall into that band, but a Model S wouldn't.

Posted 19th Sep 2019 @ 14:51

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