Sounds like an bad guy group from a Bond movie. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company has secured at least 22 separate federal contracts since 2014 worth more than $800,000, including for the State Department, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Secret Service, as well as a separate contract with a Russian nonprofit called the Civil Society Development Foundation.
A company that moderates content for Facebook is the focus of a new undercover Channel 4 documentary.
Footage for Channel 4's latest Dispatches episode Inside Facebook: Secrets of the Social Network was gathered by an undercover reporter who went to work at CPL Resources in Dublin, Ireland — a facility that's worked with the social media giant for the past eight years. A video of a toddler being physically abused and a racist meme are just two examples of content that moderators chose not to take down from the site.
Lego’s version of Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 (as seen in Goldfinger) includes the rotating license plate, the retractable bullet shield behind the rear window, the tire slashers on the wheels, the telephone hidden in the driver’s door, a concealable tracking computer stashed away inside the dashboard, pop-out machine guns under the car’s headlights, and, most importantly, a functional passenger-side ejector seat. Pulling the car’s rear bumper opens the roof and triggers the ejection mechanism while pulling back on the stick shift reveals the machine guns up front.
The only thing missing is a vodka martini… shaken; not stirred.
… or… increase your chances of not dying…
Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language
Study finds engaging young children in conversation is more important for brain development than “dumping words” on them.
"The findings suggest that parents can have considerable influence over their children’s language and brain development by simply engaging them in conversation, the researchers say.
“The important thing is not just to talk to your child, but to talk with your child. It’s not just about dumping language into your child’s brain, but to actually carry on a conversation with them,” says Rachel Romeo, a graduate student at Harvard and MIT and the lead author of the paper, which appears in the Feb. 14 online edition of Psychological Science."