Facebook is being fined $5 billion for privacy violations, and Wall Street thinks that’s great news

Because a $5 billion fine won’t change Facebook’s business. At all. The US government will levy a staggering $5 billion fine against Facebook for violating its users’ privacy, stemming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook investors are celebrating. Wall Street pushed the value of Facebook shares up slightly, to nearly $205, after the news of the upcoming Federal Trade Commission penalty surfaced this afternoon, via the Wall Street Journal. Another way of putting it: Facebook…

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Pottery Barn is releasing a Friends collection for the show’s 25th anniversary

It raises some new (and old) questions about what “product placement” actually means. Back in 2000, Friends made Pottery Barn’s apothecary table — a dark wood storage bench with a bunch of brass-knobbed drawers — famous when it cast it as the centerpiece of the aptly named episode “The One With the Apothecary Table.” This month, Pottery Barn will rerelease the piece in collaboration with Warner Bros. to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the sitcom’s…

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Debues-Stafford sets Canadian record while running the Brave Like Gabe Mile

Running in honour of the late American runner Gabriele Grunewald, Canadian Gabriela Debues-Stafford set a national record in the 1-mile at Friday’s Diamond League event in Monaco. The Brave Like Gabe Mile didn’t disappoint. Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands set a world record with a time of 4 minutes, 12.33 seconds and Debues-Stafford set the Canadian record finishing third with a time of 4:17.87. Powered by WPeMatico

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