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Dan Rodney
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+Susanne Pringle and the Texas Fair Defense Project help protect the rights of indigent Texans, who all too often are jailed simply because they are poor.

TFDP is raising funds for the next 24 hours as a part of Amplify Austin, and needs your support. To donate to TFDP today, go here:

http://bit.ly/1QCn69S

If you're unfamiliar with the issue of poor people being jailed for municipal violations, I highly recommend this segment from John Oliver:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UjpmT5noto

To find out more about TFDP, visit http://www.fairdefense.org/.

TFDP is helping to end practices like these in Texas, so please show them your support!
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The most realistic portrayal of Google since "The Internship."
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Well put.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/11/technology/what-apples-tim-cook-overlooked-in-his-defense-of-privacy.html

Apple allows targeted ads based on the data they have on their users, like any other ad network. And it presumably uses the features of rival ad networks to market its own products. Which is totally fine; but it takes a lot of chutzpah to then rant about the same kind of data collection and ad targeting Apple uses.

There's a reasonable discussion to be had about how to best protect users' privacy while still providing targeted ads and other content. This piece seems like a good starting point.
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Floods of historic proportions swept through Texas and Oklahoma on Memorial Day weekend and have continued into this week. Lives have been lost, a number of people are still missing, and property damage is extensive and widespread. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing, and cleanup has begun—but rains are still in the forecast.

In response, +Google is committing $300,000 in Google.org and employee support to flood recovery efforts in the hardest-hit counties of Texas and Oklahoma. We’ll continue to work with the many nonprofits and responders who are providing lifesaving resources on the ground and we’re searching for additional opportunities for Googlers from the Austin office and our Mayes County Data Center to lend their hands.

In both Texas and Oklahoma we’re devastated by the destruction but are inspired--and proud of--the courage of the first-responders and neighbors who have been braving the weather to support our communities. We hope these funds will help to ease the suffering of so many and to accelerate the rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of the floods.
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Generating 1 pound of beef apparently requires 1600 gallons of water.

In California, "You would save more water just by replacing a pound of beef with plant foods than you would by not showering for six months!"

Maybe it's not surprising Texas is in a drought, too?

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/californias-drought-whos-really-using-all-the-water/
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Happy 4th!

Here's a SuperPAC I can get behind. :)

They are running a campaign to raise funds for congressional candidates that support campaign finance reform. They are closing in on their goal of raising $5 million by end of day today, and will get matched if they succeed. 

http://mayday.us
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Here's what you need to know to protect yourself from the major encryption flaw #Heartbleed.
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