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US Congress Politely Invites the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter to Get Their Asses Grilled

Facebook is in hot water for both helping turn America’s collective brains into mush and exposing millions of users’ data to shadowy political operators. But now Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has an open invitation to tell US Congress his side of the story. That is, if he accepts an invitation sent out today by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read More >>

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Anticipating the Worst From Trump, the Internet Archive Is Building a Backup in Canada

During the presidential election, many Americans said that they’d move to Canada if Donald Trump won. But the Internet Archive, the nonprofit organisation that backs up virtually the entire public internet, is actually going through with it. Read More >>

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Why Do People Want Thousands of Pounds For Disney VHS Tapes on eBay?

If you do a search for “Disney VHS” on eBay, you’ll find plenty of 1990s Disney movies to choose from. You’ll also notice something strange: a lot of people are asking for a tonne of money. Literally hundreds of people are asking for more than $1,000 (£771) per tape for everything from Beauty and the Beast to The Little Mermaid. Dozens more are asking for over $10,000 (£7,716) per tape. One person is asking for $1.5 million (£1.15 million) for 12 Disney tapes. What’s going on here? Read More >>