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Mar

22

Bwoglines: Who Needs Privacy Edition

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This is why we avoid Times Square unless under the threat of death.

Happening in the World: Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned yesterday due to a vote-buying scandal that would have led to an impeachment vote today. He denies any involvement in the scandal but says that he does not want to impede the country’s progress. (BBC)

Happening in the US: As the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to hammer Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has now publicly addressed the issue. He said that Facebook had a “responsibility” to protect user data and that they would investigate apps that collect user data, stopping short of a full-fledged apology. (NYT)

Happening in NYC: Official announced that New York City has broken tourism records for the 8th year in a row, with 62.8 million tourists taking to the city in 2017, with record highs in both domestic and international tourists, despite restrictions by the federal government that make it more difficult to travel to the US. (Patch)

Happening on Campus: Head on over to Buell Hall for a screening of Tinghir-Jerusalem, followed by a talk with the director Kamal Hachkar. The film deals with the history of the Moroccan town he was born in, which once had a thriving Jewish population, and the close cooperation between the two groups that resided there.

Overheard: “Are we making a snowman or a penis?”

Word of the Day: Pardo, Spanish for the color between grey and brown, also known as the color of the ground once all this snow melts.

a modern depiction of hell via Bwog Archives

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