‘Burials Are Cheaper Than Deportations’ ; The Truth About the Tiger King? ; and More Picks 4/13

Ninth Circuit Revives Claims Facebook Tracks Logged-Out Users (Chris)

The author writes, “[A] three-judge panel found the plaintiffs sufficiently pleaded several claims that Facebook violated privacy laws by tracking users’ internet activity after they had logged out of their accounts. … The case precedes the Cambridge Analytica scandal, as the original complaint was filed in 2012.”

‘Burials Are Cheaper Than Deportations’ (Chris)

The author writes, “As the coronavirus grips the nation, a rising tide of terror and a profound sense of abandonment is coursing through its immigrant detention system.”

Coronavirus May Have Been in California Earlier Than Thought (Reader Steve)

From the Los Angeles Times: “Dr. Jeff Smith, a physician who is the chief executive of Santa Clara County government … said data collected by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local health departments and others suggest [COVID-19 has been present] ‘a lot longer than we first believed’ — most likely since ‘back in December.’”

The Truth About the Tiger King? (Gerry)

The author writes, “In their first interview since the Netflix series aired, [Carol and Howard Baskin] say the series skimmed over animal suffering to glamorize animal abusers.”

500-Year-Old Manuscript Contains One of Earliest Known Uses of the ‘F-Word’ (Mili) 

From Ars Technica: “Scotland has much to recommend it: impressive architecture, gorgeous Highlands, and a long, distinguished intellectual tradition that has spawned some of the Western world’s greatest thinkers over several centuries. It’s also, apparently, home to a medieval manuscript that contains the earliest known usage of the swearword ‘F#$%.’”

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