Saturday, April 20, 2019

Game of Thrones 8.1: “Winterfell”

Slovak teen to be beatified as martyr to purity

Game of Thrones 8.1: “Winterfell

HBO isn't happy about Trump's Game of Thrones-inspired tweets
'We still prefer our IP not be used for political purposes,' the network said

After a hiatus lasting over a year, Game of Thrones returned on Sunday evening and presented a too-brief episode that was deeply affecting for long-time followers of the show. The episode, just 54 minutes long, managed to be both nostalgic, foreshadowing, and tense—without requiring a single beheading or dragon-roasting … though past violence certainly played into the events presented.

Though we can understand the enthusiasm for Game of Thrones now that the final season has arrived, we still prefer our intellectual property not be used for political purposes,” an HBO spokesperson told Bloomberg.

Game of Thrones betting guide: who will live, who will die, who will ...
The Guardian 

Leaked docs expose how Facebook management leveraged user data for partners – against rivals - NBC News – “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip, while publicly proclaiming to be protecting that data, according to about 4,000 pages of leaked company documents largely spanning 2011 to 2015 and obtained by NBC News. The documents, which include emails, webchats, presentations, spreadsheets and meeting summaries, show how Zuckerberg, along with his board and management team, found ways to tap Facebook’s trove of user data — including information about friends, relationships and photos — as leverage over companies it partnered with. In some cases, Facebook would reward favored companies by giving them access to the data of its users. In other cases, it would deny user-data access to rival companies or apps…

About 400 of the 4,000 pages of documents have previously been reported by other media outlets, and also by a member of the British Parliament who has been investigating Facebook’s data privacy practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. However, this cache represents the clearest and most comprehensive picture of Facebook’s activities during a critical period as the company struggled to adapt to the rise of smartphones following its rocky debut as a public company…”
And via ComputerWeekly – Facebook takes extraordinary legal steps to contain document leak