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Facebook would have to pay $3.50 per month to U.S. users for contact info: study

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - German Facebook users would want the social media platform to pay them about $8 per month for sharing their contact information, while U.S. users would only seek $3.50, according to a study of how people in various countries value their private information.
  • The study found Germans want to be paid more for letting technology platforms share their personal data with third-parties followed by U.S. consumers.
  • A technology platform, on average, across all people the study assessed, would have to pay consumers a monthly $8.44 to share their bank balance information, $7.56 to share fingerprint information, $6.05 to read an individual’s texts, and $5.80 to share information on cash withdrawals.
  • By contrast, people wanted to be paid only $1.82 per month to share location data and nothing to be sent advertisements via text messages.

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Hot Pocket heiress faces up to 21 months in prison in college scandal - Business Insider

  • Janavs pleaded guilty in October to paying $300,000 to participate in the scheme, including a plan to get her daughter admitted to the University of Southern California by pretending she was a volleyball recruit, according to the Department of Justice.
  • A resident of Newport Coast, California, Janavs is charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, honest services mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
  • The scheme, according to prosecutors, was led by William "Rick" Singer, who allegedly ran a sham charity to launder money for his consulting business to admit the children of the wealthy into elite schools.
  • Dozens of wealthy people, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, as well as CEOs, high-profile lawyers, and college coaches, are among those charged.
  • Huffman, who pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 in the scheme, was sentenced to 14 days in jail.

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Hot Pocket heiress faces up to 21 months in prison and a $175,000 fine over her alleged role in the college admissions scandal

  • Janavs pleaded guilty in October to paying $300,000 to participate in the scheme, including a plan to get her daughter admitted to the University of Southern California by pretending she was a volleyball recruit, according to the Department of Justice.
  • A resident of Newport Coast, California, Janavs is charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, honest services mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
  • The scheme, according to prosecutors, was led by William "Rick" Singer, who allegedly ran a sham charity to launder money for his consulting business to admit the children of the wealthy into elite schools.
  • Dozens of wealthy people, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, as well as CEOs, high-profile lawyers, and college coaches, are among those charged.
  • Huffman, who pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 in the scheme, was sentenced to 14 days in jail.

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Hot Pocket heiress faces up to 21 months in prison in college scandal - Business Insider

  • Janavs pleaded guilty in October to paying $300,000 to participate in the scheme, including a plan to get her daughter admitted to the University of Southern California by pretending she was a volleyball recruit, according to the Department of Justice.
  • A resident of Newport Coast, California, Janavs is charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, honest services mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
  • The scheme, according to prosecutors, was led by William "Rick" Singer, who allegedly ran a sham charity to launder money for his consulting business to admit the children of the wealthy into elite schools.
  • Dozens of wealthy people, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, as well as CEOs, high-profile lawyers, and college coaches, are among those charged.
  • Huffman, who pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 in the scheme, was sentenced to 14 days in jail.

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Our (slightly doomed) flight to an atmospheric river

  • A few weeks back, I found myself on a cramped and loud C130 cargo plane, flying headlong out to the middle of the North Pacific Ocean.
  • The plane and crew were part of the Air Force’s fabled “Hurricane Hunters” — they fly into hurricanes to collect crucial data on the storms.
  • On this mission, they were after a different phenomenon: an atmospheric river.
  • Scientists studying atmospheric rivers have partnered with the Air Force for data collection missions, as they do with more stormy and violent hurricanes.
  • We got to hitch a ride for the day, alongside former Verge Science reporter Rachel Becker.
  • She’s now a reporter at CalMatters, a nonprofit publication specializing in California politics and policy.
  • Then, for a much deeper look into atmospheric rivers, check out Rachel’s excellent story over at CalMatters.

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US Census 2020

  • To celebrate this occasion, I collected 230 years of US census data and turned them into a bar chart race.
  • In 1810, the state of New York reached close to 1 million inhabitants and became the most populous US state — a title which it was able to keep for the next 150 years!
  • To present the data, I chose a bar chart race, a data animation tool that became extremely popular in 2019 — with trending posts on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn alike.
  • I hope that this abbreviated walkthrough of a data project was helpful for some people who are just getting started with data science.
  • Data cleaning and consistency checks are often the most time-consuming part of any data science project and are rarely the most glamorous.

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US Census 2020

  • To celebrate this occasion, I collected 230 years of US census data and turned them into a bar chart race.
  • In 1810, the state of New York reached close to 1 million inhabitants and became the most populous US state — a title which it was able to keep for the next 150 years!
  • To present the data, I chose a bar chart race, a data animation tool that became extremely popular in 2019 — with trending posts on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn alike.
  • I hope that this abbreviated walkthrough of a data project was helpful for some people who are just getting started with data science.
  • Data cleaning and consistency checks are often the most time-consuming part of any data science project and are rarely the most glamorous.

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How Vanessa Bryant became 'Queen Mamba'

  • The basketball icon Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on January 26.
  • In the days after the crash, fans and athletes remembered not only Kobe's incredible legacy as a basketball player but also his reputation as a loving family man who was devoted to his wife, Vanessa, and their four daughters.
  • At a public memorial service held at the Staples Center a month after their deaths, Vanessa offered a heartbreaking tribute to her daughter and her "soulmate" Kobe.
  • The new chapter of Kobe's career expanded on the family's existing efforts to encourage young athletes, and the father of four initially pulled away from basketball but became more involved in it as his daughter Gianna showed a flourishing interest in the sport.

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Apple has reportedly signed a lease for 220,000 square feet of office space in New York near Madison Square Garden

  • Apple has signed a five-year lease for 220,000 square feet of office space in New York City, according to a report by the New York Post's Lois Weiss.
  • In August, it was reported that Apple was looking for more office space in New York City.
  • Amazon had plans to open a second headquarters in New York's Long Island City, but canceled plans after pushback from local politicians and residents.
  • Vornado is seeking to revamp the neighborhood around Penn Station and emulate the success of the Hudson Yards development in New York, where Amazon recently announced it would open new offices.
  • Vornado is redeveloping over 5 million square feet in the area, which it calls "Penn District," and is spending over $2 billion to do so, according to the report by Bloomberg.
  • Read more about Apple's new office space over at the New York Post.

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Apple has reportedly signed a lease for new office space in New York - Business Insider

  • Apple has signed a five-year lease for 220,000 square feet of office space in New York City, according to a report by the New York Post's Lois Weiss.
  • In August, it was reported that Apple was looking for more office space in New York City.
  • Amazon had plans to open a second headquarters in New York's Long Island City, but canceled plans after pushback from local politicians and residents.
  • Vornado is seeking to revamp the neighborhood around Penn Station and emulate the success of the Hudson Yards development in New York, where Amazon recently announced it would open new offices.
  • Vornado is redeveloping over 5 million square feet in the area, which it calls "Penn District," and is spending over $2 billion to do so, according to the report by Bloomberg.
  • Read more about Apple's new office space over at the New York Post.

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