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In August 2009, a group of local officials were on a routine tour of a police storage warehouse in Detroit when an assistant prosecutor noticed a mountain of boxes overwhelming the shelves. Curious, an official asked what was inside. Little did they know that the question would lead to the discovery of thousands of unprocessed rape kits.

These rape kits—which included DNA and other potential crime-solving clues collected from victims of alleged assaults—were sitting in the warehouse, gathering dust, some of them for years. While a few had been investigated, most had never been submitted for testing. After they were discovered, prosecutors launched more than 1,000 investigations based on the evidence kits, identifying 817 serial rapists who had attacked multiple victims. (A report on why the rape kits had gone untested found the police were “cutting corners” and failing to follow protocol.) As of December 2017, 127 suspects associated with the cases from the warehouse had been convicted.

Untested rape kits in evidence room

Untested rape kits in evidence room

The massive mishandling of evidence—and, by extension, miscarriage of justice—that occurred in Detroit is not an anomaly. Similar stories have unfolded across the country over the past decade. In 2009, there were 6,132 untested kits in Los Angeles and more than 12,000 were found in Memphis in 2013. Florida officials are still working their way through the 8,600 uncovered in 2016. And just this February, an audit in North Carolina revealed a backlog of 15,000. Today, nearly 10 years after the discovery in Detroit, advocates estimate that hundreds of thousands of rape kits across the country remain untested. But this spring, efforts to end that backlog are being amplified thanks to a familiar face: Mariska Hargitay.

“Testing kits sends a fundamental and crucial message to survivors that says you matter. And not testing the kits sends a message you don’t.”—Mariska Hargitay

Years of playing Detective Olivia Benson on Law Order: Special Victims’ Unit inspired Hargitay to assume a second role as a real-life advocate for survivors of sexual assault and other crimes. In 2004, she founded the Joyful Heart Foundation to support survivors of sexual assault. And on April 16, she’s bringing the backlog to an even wider audience with I Am Evidence, a documentary on the crisis produced she produced that will debut on HBO.

“Behind every kit there’s a person waiting for justice,” Hargitay tells Glamour. “Testing kits sends a fundamental message and message to survivors that says you matter. What happens to you matters and your case matters—and not testing the kits sends a message you don’t.”

The award-winning film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, captures the heartbreaking scope of the problem as well as the ways it impacts both the delivery of justice and the psyches of the survivors whose cases have languished. Hargitay says she hopes the film will “spark outrage” and action on the issue.

“People assume that when a woman goes through a four- to six-hour, often re-traumatizing, examination of collecting evidence—when her body is a crime scene—that that box gets tested. That is not the case,” Hargitay says. “Justice isn’t being served,” she adds. “Everyone deserves justice.”

The failure to properly track and test the evidence can create major problems for police and prosecutors trying to get attackers off the streets. Untested kits may mean crucial DNA isn’t going into a national database that could be used to apprehend serial rapists commiting crimes across state lines. Beyond that, the treatment of the evidence—and, by extension, the cases and women and men they are tied to—can have an even bigger, sometimes chilling effect on survivors and their willingness to come forward following a violent crime: Without confidence that they will be believed and their case will be investigated properly, some survivors might never report their rapes.

There may be more deeply entrenched factors behind the backlog that are harder to solve: a culture of victim blaming and a lack of understanding about how the trauma of assault impacts those who are attacked.

“I call it all the time ‘the neglected child of violent crime,’ because if we were talking about homicides—cold case homicides—we wouldn’t be having this discussion. People would throw resources at it,” Kym Worthy, a Michigan county prosecutor whose efforts to address the backlog in Detroit are featured in the film, told Glamour in an interview. “But because it’s sexual assault, because it’s a crime that happens overwhelmingly to women, people just don’t care.”

Those attitudes are even more prevalent and problematic when it comes to sex crimes targeting predominantly Black and Latino communities, Worthy says. More than 80 percent of the untested kits in Detroit were reportedly from crimes committed against people of color. “You’re not going to find many blond-haired, blue-eyed women [in the backlog],” she told the Detroit Free Press in December 2017, “because their kits are treated differently, their cases are solved. That’s just the way it is in this country.”

“If you look at this issue across this country, you will find that most of these [untested] kits are found in communities of color…” Worthy tells Glamour. “As prosecutors we know that and we know that people look at crimes that happen of victims of color, especially women, differently and treat them differently.”

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Con un prezzo più basso di 50 euro rispetto al modello dell’anno scorso e un pennino in più, il nuovo iPad ridà un senso all’intera categoria dei tablet

Presentato a Chicago alla fine dello scorso mese, il nuovo iPad 2018 (o di sesta generazione) è, in pratica, il modello 2017 con un processore più veloce e il supporto per il pennino digitale Apple Pencil. Ah, in Italia costa anche 50 euro in meno (si parte da 359 €). Detta così, non sembra la notizia tecnologica più emozionante dell’anno, ma, come vedremo nel corso di questa recensione dopo circa una settimana di utilizzo, gli spunti d’interesse ci sono.

Analizziamo per prima cosa le tre novità. Il processore A10 Fusion non sarà potente come quello dell’iPad Pro (A10X), ma è difficile notare differenze di velocità e prestazioni nell’uso quotidiano. Le app, comprese quelle di realtà aumentata – tra cui le divertenti ed educative Froggipedia e Boulevard AR – si avviano e funzionano tutte con fluidità, il multitasking e lo split screen non hanno rallentamenti. Anche i test di benchmark sembrano confermare queste sensazioni, e, in generale, vista anche la compatibilità con il pennino, l’impressione è che il nuovo iPad rappresenti una valida alternativa all’acquisto dell’iPad Pro da 10,5 pollici, che costa più del doppio.

Il prezzo è dunque uno dei fattori d’interesse maggiori di questo modello. Questo è l’iPad più economico mai lanciato, escluso il “vecchio” mini. E se non si può ancora dire che sia low cost, visto che ai 359 euro di listino (per la versione wi-fi da 32 GB) vanno sommati i 99 dell’Apple Pencil, ora l’iPad può dire la sua anche nella fascia bassa del mercato dei tablet. Infatti, anche se non mancano i rivali, il distacco tra gli iPad e i gadget Android è notevole. Mentre per gli smartphone la scelta tra i due sistemi operativi si fa dura, nel mondo delle tavolette iOS è di gran lunga preferibile, con centinaia di migliaia di app sviluppate apposta per il grande schermo (e non semplicemente la versione “allargata” di quelle per il telefono, come spesso accade in casa Google) e tante funzioni (la barra a scomparsa, un multitasking migliore, la divisione dello schermo, ecc. – tutte aggiunte nell’ultima versione iOS 11) che hanno ridato un senso al tablet come strumento di lavoro o di studio.

Qui la terza novità, cioè la compatibilità con il pennino Pencil, è quella che di più ha cambiato le carte in tavola, rendendo iPad più facile da usare e più aperto alla creatività. Nei progetti di Apple deve diventare lo strumento ideale nelle scuole (la presentazione di Chicago si è svolta infatti in un istituto scolastico e ha insistito molto sulle funzioni “educational”), andando a fare concorrenza ai computer Chromebook.

Vista la situazione delle classi italiane, purtroppo, qui l’adozione di massa è da escludere, ma oltre 200mila app per uso didattico e le nuove versioni di Pages, Numbers, Keynote e delle loro controparti Microsoft (il pacchetto Office è gratuito per i display sotto i 10 pollici) sono ricche di funzioni adatte al pennino, così come tante altre app per disegnare, scrivere a mano libera, aggiungere note e disegni a foto e documenti ecc. Lo stilo di Apple funziona bene, è sensibile alla pressione dello schermo e si può inclinare a piacimento come una matita vera. L’unico problema è che non c’è alcun modo di attaccarlo all’iPad: a meno di non comprare una custodia da 149 euro, dovrai infilarlo dietro l’orecchio per non smarrirlo.

In conclusione, l’iPad 2018 fa tutto quello che fa l’iPad Pro alla metà del prezzo (ok, non ha il touch ID di seconda generazione e ha due altoparlanti invece che quattro) e questo lo rende il miglior tablet da acquistare oggi. Almeno fino alla nuova versione del Pro, che dovrebbe arrivare a giugno con il riconoscimento facciale e altre novità.

Wired: il rapporto qualità/prezzo; la compatibilità con il pennino (con centinaia di applicazioni ottimizzate).

Tired: il design comincia a sentire il peso degli anni, con quei bordi un po’ troppo spessi; il peso sfiora il mezzo chilo.

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Il servizio del sito Alvar Carto pesca le informazioni cartografiche della località prescelta e le trasforma in uno sfondo elegante e piacevole da usare

Gli sfondi per smartphone a tema paesaggistico sono tra i preferiti della maggior parte delle persone, ma per chi ama viaggiare con la mente e si è stufato di avere paesaggi lussureggianti in secondo piano dietro alle attività quotidiane c’è un’alternativa: l’ha ideata il sito internet Alvar Carto, specializzato nella realizzazione di poster e a tema cartografico, che ha realizzato uno strumento in grado di trasformare ogni mappa che gli viene data in pasto in uno sfondo per smartphone elegante e piacevole da utilizzare.

L’algoritmo impiegato è piuttosto semplice, ma nella sua genialità ha suscitato la curiosità di migliaia di utenti in poche ore. Il risultato: il sito è capitolato sotto l’ondata di entusiasmo e delle richieste di elaborazione di nuove mappe, per poi tornare accessibile dopo un giorno.

L’interfaccia ora funziona (potrebbe tornare irraggiungibile a tratti, ma nel caso è sufficiente tornare a visitarla in un momento di meno carico) ed è piuttosto semplice da usare: basta inserire nella casella testuale il nome della località da trasformare in uno sfondo per vedere quest’ultimo visualizzato in anteprima sulla pagina.

Cliccando e trascinando l’immagine si scelgono con più precisione i confini del riquadro da catturare, con i tasti zoom si determina il livello di ingrandimento e con le opzioni sotto alla voce map color si imposta la gradazione di tonalità desiderata per l’immagine.

Per scaricare uno sfondo che si adatti alla perfezione al display del telefono occorre scegliere il modello corretto nel menù relativo; se il gadget non esiste nella lista, basta conoscerne la risoluzione in pixel dello schermo e selezionare il telefono con quella che gli corrisponde.

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È fatta: con il tasto generate l’immagine viene scaricata sotto forma di immagine .png, che si può spostare sul telefono come una comune foto e impostare come sfondo.

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It was one of the few moments that left Mark Zuckerberg speechless: during his joint hearing before the Senate’s Judiciary and Commerce committees last week, Senator Dick Durbin asked the Facebook C.E.O., “Would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?” Zuckerberg paused, his face working furiously, eventually settling into a grin as he replied, “No.” Bystanders laughed, but Durbin pressed on. “I think that may be what this is all about,” he said. “Your right to privacy, the limits of your right to privacy, and how much you give away in modern America.”

As it turns out, we’ve been giving away quite a lot. When I signed up for Facebook in 2006, I was initially alarmed by the site’s requirement that I use my full, real name—a novel stipulation after years of anonymous Myspace and AOL Instant Messenger screen names. With time, however, Facebook’s requests for ever more detailed information about me began to feel commonplace; I could “like” pages aligned with my interests, input my favorite quotes, TV shows, and movies, and detail biographical information identifying my family members and a timeline of life events, sharing that data with Facebook and its advertisers all the while. Each new data breach—Yahoo, Equifax, Uber, and now Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica leak, which sold out as many as 87 million people—has set off alarm bells, yet we continue to readily engage with free platforms that make our lives easier. As technology evolves, however, our complacency is poised to leave us more exposed than ever before.

“Cambridge Analytica is just the tip of the iceberg, and this problem doesn’t begin and end with Facebook,” Evan Greer, the campaign director for the Internet activism group Fight for the Future, told me when I asked about last week’s media circus. “It’s not even just big tech companies; retail chains, hospitals, and government agencies are vacuuming up massive amounts of sensitive personal information about all of us. We’re seeing now how that data can be used not just to invade our privacy, but to manipulate how we think.” Indeed, as Washington struggles to stay abreast of new developments, Silicon Valley is already racing ahead, developing ways to implement user data that haven’t so much as occurred to lawmakers. Both Amazon and Google have reportedly filed patent applications that could allow an Amazon “voice sniffer algorithm” to be used in electronic devices, to analyze audio almost instantly when a device hears words like “dislike,” “bought,” or “love.” When the device identifies key words you say, it can store or transmit them to advertisers, who can then use those words to customize ads for you.

Slack, a workplace communication company, is purportedly taking the first steps in developing a tool that gauges how people’s communication style changes based on who they’re talking to (it’s being sold as a tool to suss out “mansplaining”)—the tool would collect extensive data on communication patterns and other personal tics. Such a deep dive may seem alarming, but depending on the Slack plan your company has purchased, your boss may already have access to your personal data. “We’re a bit stuck in the middle on these conversations about access to information,” Slack C.E.O. Stewart Butterfield told Quartz. “Most of our large corporate customers have employee provisions which already grant them the right to access all employee communications.”

The Indian government, meanwhile, is scanning the “fingerprints, eyes, and faces” of its 1.3 billion residents; to do things like receive welfare benefits and pensions, or to enter school competitions, Indians must now pass fingerprint or facial-recognition tests—a system that has alarmed privacy experts. Facebook’s experimentation with user data, too, goes far beyond allowing it to be siphoned by third-party apps. Earlier this month, CNBC reported that the company has been working on a secret project asking hospitals to share anonymized patient data, with the goal of blending hospital data with social data, and a confidential document reviewed by the Intercept shows that Facebook employs artificial intelligence to predict users’ future movements for advertisers. “This isn’t Facebook showing you Chevy ads because you’ve been reading about Ford all week,” writes Sam Biddle. “Rather Facebook [is] using facts of your life to predict that in the near future, you’re going to get sick of your car. Facebook’s name for this service: ‘loyalty prediction.’”

As Big Tech’s tentacles creep into every aspect of our lives, the question then becomes: will the Cambridge Analytica breach be enough of a jolt to rid us of our false sense of security? Greer thinks so. “We’re at a turning point,” he said. “This is a watershed moment for the Internet . . . this is the moment to draw a line in the sand.” Others believe it represents a rhetorical turning point. “It was really hard in 2010 to get people worked up about FarmVille taking our data,” Siva Vaidhyanathan, a professor of media studies at the University of Virginia and the author of The Googlization of Everything (and Why We Should Worry), told me. “It was hard to demonize FarmVille. In 2012, when we were saying we’re concerned about how much data the Obama campaign has on us, it was hard to get people worked up. But it’s easy to demonize Cambridge Analytica. It’s run by a set of Bond villains, after all. And it latches on to politics, which gets people’s attention. But Cambridge Analytica didn’t really have any richer pools of data than FarmVille or Words with Friends.”

We’ve been here before. In 2013, Edward Snowden revealed a vast national-security panopticon with ears and eyes in our phones and computers, listening to what we say in confidence and watching what we search online. But the psychic shock of the government’s intrusion quickly faded into the background. We have, after all, been conditioned to this new way of life—slowly, at first, as ad-tracking technologies became the norm, and now faster and faster, as we trade more details of our intimate inner lives for conveniences like MoviePass and gadgets like fitness trackers that we never expected to want, much less need.

Though the Cambridge Analytica revelation prompted a short-lived #DeleteFacebook campaign and resulted in billions of dollars being shaved off Facebook’s market cap, there is already a sense among many users whose data was scraped that these violations are the cost of living online. “I’ve come to grips with the fact that you are the product on the Internet,” 32-year-old Mark Snyder told The New York Times, while Amy Risner, 52, admitted that while she would have “backed out” if she’d known an app was collecting her data, she would have a hard time weeding Facebook out of her life: “I’m just too nosy to stay off it.”

John Ellis, a futurist specializing in big data and privacy, told me it “remains to be seen if general public sentiment is forever altered” by the scandal. But Vaidhyanathan believes this is the perfect chance to re-frame the conversation. “It’s kind of like when we saw public understanding shift from concern about litter to concern about the environment,” he said. “We have the opportunity to help explain the situation as more of an environmental problem—privacy is about me . . . but surveillance is about other people, especially more vulnerable people, and the ways in which they can be exploited or manipulated through the use of vast collections of data and algorithmic governance.” Whether that synaptic shift occurs will depend on whether modern society, largely unwilling to part with habit-forming tech products, comes to terms with the fact that we pay a price for services that are nominally free—or whether protecting our privacy is worth sacrificing convenience.

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patenteSono tante le riflessioni che si nascondono sotto la progressiva scomparsa della patente di guida dall’orizzonte dell’emancipazione giovanile. Inquadrata fino a qualche anno fa come un passaggio essenziale, uno degli elementi di ingresso nell’età adulta insieme agli esami di maturità, la patente di guida (e con lei, evidentemente, l’automobile) sta ormai perdendo quel ruolo. I numeri del ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei trasporti raccolti da Facile.it e rilanciate da un servizio del Giornale dicono che nel 2016 i giovani fra i 18 e i 19 anni che hanno preso la patente sono stati 287.551, l’8,4% in meno rispetto al 2012.

L’elemento chiave è appunto lo spostamento nel tempo: alla fine il titolo di guida di una vettura si conseguirà, certo. Ma senza le ansie e le corse di prima. La media è infatti di 21,2 anni.Senza tutti quei significati che le venivano attribuiti, tanto che chi veniva bocciato o tardava a prenderla veniva stigmatizzato per la pigrizia o l’incapacità.

Perché in fondo l’adolescenza, lo dice pure un recente studio del Royal Children’s Hospital australiano pubblicato su The Lancet Child Adolescent Health, può ormai protrarsi almeno fino ai 24 anni. E dunque i traguardi di prima sfumano, si rimescolano con altri, diventano secondari. Arriveranno, magari. Ma il sogno della macchina a 18 anni non è più così potente. E senz’altro influiscono in questo ragionamento le reti di car sharing e la sensazione che, in fondo, anno più anno meno un veicolo a portata sotto casa lo troveremo sempre.

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Anche se non è il nostro.

Pure dagli Stati Uniti arrivano numeri simili. Quelli dell’American Automobile Association, l’Aci americana che ha scoperto che il 44% dei neomaggiorenni non ha una vettura e il 39% usa forme di trasporto alternative. Per chi ha la patente toccano appunto la condivisione, per chi non ce l’ha altri sistemi, dalla bici al trasporto pubblico. L’inchiesta punta il dito su diversi elementi, come i costi della scuola guida che, secondo Quattroruote, possono arrivare a un migliaio di euro fra guide e oneri vari. Poi l’auto stessa, che è ormai un fardello in termini di spese, dal bollo all’assicurazione (salatissima nei territori più complessi) fino alla manutenzione.

Tutto vero. Ma troppo semplice. I punti sembrano tuttavia altri. E prendono di petto concetti in realtà molto legati al digitale. Patente e automobile erano sinonimi di connessione: con le persone, con i luoghi, con la scoperta. Erano il lasciapassare per l’autonomia e, appunto, una prima prova di emancipazione. Non che oggi non lo siano – occorre anche respingere le semplificazioni: non tutta l’Italia è Milano, Roma o Torino, non ovunque certe soluzioni funzionano o addirittura esistono – ma le scelte si sono arricchite sia sotto il profilo concreto che psicologico.

Il vero strumento che oggi ci connette è lo smartphone: dopo aver risucchiato decine di dispositivi che prima popolavano la nostra vita (dalla fotocamera al navigatore) ha dato vita a un doppio fenomeno che sta rimodulando anche categorie molto lontane dall’ambito di prima espansione, dall’urbanistica alla mobilità non solo contingente (stasera mi serve un’auto) ma anche strategica (voglio vivere in un certo modo, spendendo certe cifre e muovendomi in questa maniera).

Da una parte ha arricchito quelle soluzioni alternative di cui si parlava, si pensi alle app per la mobilità in ogni sua declinazione, dal bike sharing a Uber passando per i taxi. Non è un caso che i colossi automobilistici, specialmente quelli che propongono modelli più economici, stiano di fatto trasformando le vetture in grossi smartphone pieni di attraenti soluzioni hi-tech: si parla molto meno di potenza e più di intrattenimento, poco di prestazioni e più di consumi.

Dall’altra lo smartphone, con le piattaforme a cui dà accesso ma anche come oggetto, incarna esso stesso la dimensione del collegamento con gli altri: se le piazze reali si sono sovrapposte a quelle virtuali è anche perché categorie come conoscenza, intimità, prossimità sono cambiate. E non hanno più bisogno – almeno, non sempre – di un’automobile che accorci distanze già tagliate. Semmai di un volo low cost, saltando senza problemi l’urgenza del feticcio di prossimità su quattro ruote.

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The level of anticipation preceding Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress this week would not have been out of place at a blood sport. Finally, the American public, press and laymen alike, would get answers. Finally, the shadowy C.E.O. would be forced to show his hand. But as the day wound on, exchanges like the one initiated by Louisiana Senator John Kennedy, a vocal critic of tech companies, began to dampen expectations. “Are you willing to go back and work on giving me a greater right to erase my data?” Kennedy asked at one point, to which Zuckerberg replied, “Senator, you can already delete any of the data that’s there.” Kennedy pressed: “Are you willing to . . . work on expanding that?” Zuckerberg responded: “Senator, I think we already do what you’re referring to, but certainly—we’re always working on trying to make these controls easier.” Kennedy persisted. “Are you willing to expand my right to know who you’re sharing my data with?” Zuckerberg replied again: “Senator, we already give you a list of apps that you’re using, and you signed into those yourself and provided affirmative consent.”

The cringeworthy back and forth was one of a number that illustrated a factor no one had weighed when handicapping Zuckerberg’s chances of surviving the hearing: that America’s sitting U.S. senators evidently have only a tenuous grasp on how Facebook works. Their relative ignorance both enraged those who knew better—“Lawmakers have stopped short of pressing Zuck, and in many cases, this is fact-finding for them—they don’t know tech that well, or how FB works,” The Washington Post’s Tony Romm tweeted, while Kara Swisher’s Twitter feed averaged out at apoplectic—and enabled Zuck to come out relatively unscathed, rather than steamrolled by the grilling that many had predicted.

Most of Zuckerberg’s time was spent responding to questions about how Facebook collects user data, how advertisers target Facebook users, and discussing Facebook’s terms of service. In another memorable exchange, Senator Brian Schatz repeatedly asked whether WhatsApp messages could be used to determine the ads he’s shown on Facebook. No, Zuckerberg said—those messages are encrypted, meaning Facebook can’t read them. Schatz seemed to not understand the response, and prodded again, and Zuckerberg responded in turn, saying again that the messages are fully encrypted and therefore unreadable to Facebook.

Wednesday’s testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee included a few more hardballs. But other questions flew far wide of the mark, such as when Congressman Billy Long asked about Facemash, the Web site Zuckerberg built to rank Harvard students’ attractiveness, and whether it was still up and running. “Who owns the virtual you?” Representative Marsha Blackburn asked Zuckerberg, while West Virginia Representative David McKinley asked the C.E.O., “Should Facebook sell OxyContin?” “Facebook is actually enabling an illegal activity,” he continued, referring to illegal opioid sales on Facebook’s platform. “You are hurting people.” Representative Michael Burgess said, in what was apparently not a joke, that prior to the hearing, he had “consulted my technology guru in the form of Scott Adams, author of ‘Dilbert.’”

The takeaways have been twofold. Jokes about aging senators—in the 114th Congress, the Senate’s average age was 61—quickly circulated online, suggesting that perhaps lawmakers of a different era are simply incapable of keeping up with the times. Even if they were out of their depth, the thinking went, it was one thing to understand Facebook’s inner workings, and another to ask penetrating follow-up questions that would gradually lay them bare. But as easy as it is to blame lawmakers, it’s likewise understandable that individuals without technical backgrounds wouldn’t be able to fully grasp the complexities of a hugely secretive company that not even tech reporters and Silicon Valley employees fully understand. In many ways, lawmakers’ confusion reflects that of the constituents who elected them. And if Congress doesn’t understand Facebook, Wired’s Issie Lapowsky asked, what hope do its users have?

As the House picks up where the Senate left off, Zuckerberg is proving equally evasive, dodging poorly aimed questions and leaving lawmakers who lack the depth of knowledge to land follow-ups empty-handed. It’s a largely futile exercise that embodies why regulating tech companies is so difficult: as start-ups forge ahead into uncharted territory, making up rules as they go, Congress is constantly racing to keep up. It’s a trend that’s concerning enough when it comes to social media, where the potential to influence things like Democratic elections is only now being realized. But when it comes to the development of artificial intelligence, for instance, it becomes positively apocalyptic.

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SEGA has just dropped off more good news for fans as it announced “SEGA Ages” which will bring classic Master System and Genesis games to the Nintendo Switch. Leading the charge is fan-favorite Sonic the Hedgehog. Our blue protagonist will be joined by titles like Thunder Force IV, Phantasy Star, Alex Kidd in Miracle World and Gain Ground.

Expect additional titles to release after launch, which should take place this summer in both North America and Europe. Pricing has yet to be announced so stay tuned for more details. The gaming giant also recently announced MegaDrive Mini, a mini version of the Genesis console and Shenmue I II‘s re-release for PS4, Xbox One and PC. For more information on the “SEGA Ages” series, check out the official website.

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Dicen que menos es más y no sabemos si se refieren a esta nueva moda que amenaza con quedarse toda la temporada. Si hace ya unos años los crop tops irrumpían en nuestro día a día, ahora se vuelven todavía más escuetos y lucen como si fueran partes de arriba de un bikini (o algo parecido). La pregunta es, ¿te atreverás a lucir alguno de estos diseños?

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Aunque parezca mentira, esta tendencia mola mucho y se combina a la perfección con prendas totalmente opuestas a su estilo, y Julie Sariñana así nos lo enseñaba hace unos meses en su cuenta personal de Instagram. ¿Te inspirarás en ella para lucir una de estas prendas tan escuetas?

Thailand heat.

Aunque no es la única: las chicas con más seguidores de las RRSS también lucen esta tendencia cada vez con más adeptos.

Bling Bling Singapore. @singaporeair #singapore #notleaving

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  • Con un amplio volante de Mango, 25,99 euros.
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