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'Naive and reckless': Biographer exposes Jared and Ivanka's 'self-importance' — and how they infuriated the White House counsel

The latest revelations about Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump's use of private email and messaging apps in the White House of is yet another example of how thoroughly unqualified President Donald Trump's son-in-law and daughter are for their current roles, said journalist Vicky Ward in conversation with Ari Melber on MSNBC's "The Beat" on Thursday — and of how they simply don't care about how sensitive White House business is.

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Is It Time to Delete Facebook?

Cambridge Analytica’s systematic harvesting of Facebook user preferences to create detailed models of voter emotions appears to have played a significant role in the election of Donald Trump and the victory of the “Brexiters” on the referendum on whether the United Kingdom should leave the European Union or not. There is shock and anxiety at the revelations about how a few right-wing ideologues were able to exploit Facebook’s database and then use it to justify populist campaigns fronted by publicity hounds of dubious moral and financial principles (Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage immediately spring to mind).

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Protect Yourself in These Orwellian Times: A Hacker's Guide to Being Cyber-Safe

Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration that a homeowner could protect himself and his privacy from the king’s agents. That lesson carried into today’s America, thanks to our Founding Fathers’ abhorrence for imperialist Great Britain’s unwarranted search and seizure of personal documents.

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Robert Reich: WhatsApp Is Everything Wrong with the U.S. Economy

This originally appeared on Robert Reich's blog.

If you ever wonder what’s fueling America’s staggering inequality, ponder Facebook’s acquisition of the mobile messaging company WhatsApp.

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