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Linked: “Facebook admits to blocking Wikileaks links in DNC email hack”

via NY Post: Facebook admitted Sunday that it had blocked links to the Wikileaks trove of emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee. In a Twitter post late Saturday, WikiLeaks accused the social media giant of “censorship” and gave its followers an online workaround, saying “try using https://archive.is.” Living in Facebook’s Silo keeps you uninformed. …

Linked: “67 Years of Lego Sets”

via Mode Blog: As an analyst, I turned to data for answers. I found a dataset on Rebrickable (a site that shows you which Lego sets you can build from the sets and pieces you already own), which contained information on the color, number, and type of pieces in each Lego set for the past …

Linked: “Green Tea IT’s IT”

A large scoop of green tea ice cream, sandwiched between two old-fashioned oatmeal cookies, and dipped in dark chocolate. One of the things I miss about SF was that you could go to any corner store and get one of these. Looks like you can order them online now but at $22 a box before …

Linked: “Looking ahead for WhatsApp”

But by coordinating more with Facebook, we’ll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp. And by connecting your phone number with Facebook’s systems, Facebook can offer better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads if you have an account …