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White House website violates its own privacy policy by including aggressive tracking code from Addthis. Ironically the code is even present on the White House policy for third-party cookies page.
To be fair, the tracking is implemented by Addthis and is present on many sites around the web.

White House website violates its own privacy policy by including aggressive tracking code from Addthis. Ironically the code is even present on the White House policy for third-party cookies page.

To be fair, the tracking is implemented by Addthis and is present on many sites around the web.

Stop Sneaky Online Tracking with EFF's Privacy Badger

If you are interested in preserving your privacy online this extension for Firefox and Chrome might be worth a look.

Growing up is challenging. From the ever-marvelous Left-Handed Toons.

Growing up is challenging. From the ever-marvelous Left-Handed Toons.

From the late 60s and through the 70s photographer Arthur Tress worked with children to capture scenes from their nightmares. The scenarios are staged and very effective indeed.

From the late 60s and through the 70s photographer Arthur Tress worked with children to capture scenes from their nightmares. The scenarios are staged and very effective indeed.

Watching what the watchers eat: CIA cafeteria feedback

It sounds like the CIA food services folks do a pretty good job. The carrots are excellent, but I’m slightly troubled by the concept of Jazz Salad.

Great update of a classic image. Malala Yousafzai is a perfect person for this.

Great update of a classic image. Malala Yousafzai is a perfect person for this.

(Source: rhiannon-e-jones)

Late 20th century images of 42nd Street via the blog of Mitch O’Connell. Recent history is a very different world.

Late 20th century images of 42nd Street via the blog of Mitch O’Connell. Recent history is a very different world.

Economist examines empirical evidence of file-sharing on box-office revenue

The conclusion is that the impact on revenues is minimal. There is a positive impact for good films leaked before official release dates due to the publicity generated by pre-release discussion online.

Scalia’s major screw-up: How SCOTUS just gave liberals a huge gift

Precedents are precedents after all.

Secret chocolate stash discovered in Newnham College Library, Cambridge. The bars were found in a copy of The Oxford Companion to English Literature by Margaret Drabble. There is an inscription reading,  “Dear student, congratulations on finding this book. Take your prize and return with one for the next person.”

Secret chocolate stash discovered in Newnham College Library, Cambridge. The bars were found in a copy of The Oxford Companion to English Literature by Margaret Drabble. There is an inscription reading,  “Dear student, congratulations on finding this book. Take your prize and return with one for the next person.”