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Published Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 8:00 AM
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The Fyre Festival's Greatest Legacy Is A Handy Metaphor For Failure
qz.com
Once upon a time, an event or product that failed epically after a great deal of anticipation was simply, well, an epic failure. We might have called it a "debacle," a "fiasco" or a "flop." Enter: Fyre Fest.
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My Crazy Kurdistan Road Trip
outsideonline.com
The Kurdish region of Iraq is home to spectacular peaks, wild rivers and fiercely hospitable people, and it could be the Middle East's next big adventure tourism destination. But there's one small catch: it's still dangerous as hell.
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The Last Fish Shack On The River
bittersoutherner.com
For more than a half-century, Desposito's Seafood Restaurant has served the best boiled shrimp on the Wilmington River. Simple Southern fish shacks — food for coastal families, cooked and caught by coastal families — are disappearing throughout the region. And Desposito's may be soon to follow.
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Facebook Pays Teens To Install VPN That Spies On Them
techcrunch.com
Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a "Facebook Research" VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user's phone and web activity, similar to Facebook's Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in June and that was removed in August.
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