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Twitter and Facebook suspend accounts linked to Chinese government

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Twitter and Facebook have suspended accounts for running a state-sponsored propaganda campaign targeting Hong Kong protesters.

Twitter says it suspended 936 accounts that were “deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong” as well as 200,000 more “spammy” accounts that were “proactively suspended before they were substantially active.” 

The accounts in question targeted protesters in Hong Kong, who have been demonstrating for weeks.

Twitter described the…

The #GreenShirtGuy laughing at pro-Trump protesters is Twitter’s new hero

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Sometimes circumstances are so strange, so upsetting, and so truly bizarre that if you don’t laugh at them, you might just cry.

Perhaps that was the mindset Alex Kack, the man seen wearing a green shirt and laughing uncontrollably at a Tucson, Arizona, City Council meeting on Tuesday. 

Mid-meeting, a man and a woman (both wearing Trump hats) protested the recent decision to put a “Sanctuary City” measure on the November ballot, which could potentially make Tucson the state’s first official…

A seesaw at the border lets children in Mexico and the U.S. play together

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Despite the fact that there is a literal wall between them, children in Mexico and the United States are now able to play with each other.

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, co-founders of the studio Rael San Fratello, have found a way to connect people across barriers with a simple contraption: a seesaw. 

Early this week, Rael, an architecture professor at the University of California, Berkeley, posted a video of children playing together on seesaws that go through the U.S.-Mexico…

Ohio State Fair celebrates Apollo 11 space mission anniversary with butter astronauts

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This year at the Ohio State Fair’s butter display, American Dairy Association Mideast memorialized the Apollo 11 astronauts in more than 2,200 pounds of butter.  Read more…

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Ohio State Fair celebrates Apollo 11 space mission anniversary with butter astronauts

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This year at the Ohio State Fair’s butter display, American Dairy Association Mideast memorialized the Apollo 11 astronauts in more than 2,200 pounds of butter.  Read more…

More about Mashable Video, Apollo 11, Butter, Neil Armstrong, and Culture

Ohio State Fair celebrates Apollo 11 space mission anniversary with butter astronauts

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This year at the Ohio State Fair’s butter display, American Dairy Association Mideast memorialized the Apollo 11 astronauts in more than 2,200 pounds of butter.  Read more…

More about Mashable Video, Apollo 11, Butter, Neil Armstrong, and Culture

Ohio State Fair celebrates Apollo 11 space mission anniversary with butter astronauts

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This year at the Ohio State Fair’s butter display, American Dairy Association Mideast memorialized the Apollo 11 astronauts in more than 2,200 pounds of butter.  Read more…

More about Mashable Video, Apollo 11, Butter, Neil Armstrong, and Culture

How boring your state is, based on its favorite ice cream flavor

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July is National Ice Cream Month, which means it’s time to beat the heat by eating too much ice cream, then feeling kind of sick afterward. When it’s time to order, though, you face a harrowing choice: What flavor should you get?

To assist you in the most important choice of your summer, the mobile payment company Square collected data from their vendors to determine the most popular ice cream flavor in each state.

How boring your state is, based on its favorite ice cream flavor

Image: Bob Al-Greene / Mashable

Fight facial-recognition technology with Phantom glasses

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Phantom glasses
$142 pre-order price as of July 24
The Good

Stylish • Successfully blocks some forms of facial-recognition tech • Blocks IR eye-tracking tech

The Bad

The frames are a little thick which slightly obscures peripheral vision while cycling

The Bottom Line

These are great frames that can be outfitted as sunglasses or with prescription lenses. They block some forms of facial recognition without calling attention to the wearer, and are a rebuke to…

AT&T to start automatically blocking fraud calls

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Good news, AT&T customers: The carrier on Tuesday announced plans to start automatically blocking fraud calls for free.

The move comes after the FCC last month voted to let carriers block robocalls by default. AT&T is now the first of the big four U.S. carriers to commit to do that.

“The Commission’s recent action builds on a years-long effort to enable broader adoption of call-blocking tools and allow providers to better protect their customers and networks,” AT&T Communications Executive…