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Blake Dowling: Equifax – the mother of all breaches

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Last month, we saw a monster of a breach, from an entity supposedly on the extremely protected side of the conversation: Equifax. You may think just because you never gave them your information that they don’t have it.

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‘Florida Project’ shines a bright light on hidden homeless

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Sean Baker‘s “The Florida Project” takes place in a blindingly purple low-budget motel named the Magic Castle, just down Route 192 from Disney’s Magic Kingdom. For the children of single parents who live there, the Kissimmee, Fla., motel is a playground — even if they’re living in poverty.

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Football’s decline has some high schools disbanding teams

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On a cool and rainy afternoon during the first week of classes at Centennial High School in this well-to-do Baltimore suburb, about 50 members of the boys’ cross-country team sauntered across the parking lot for their after-school run.

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New cars increasingly crammed with distracting technology

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The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time, an AAA study says.

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O.J. Simpson freed from prison. Right now, he’s staying near Vegas but will he return to Florida?

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Officials at a remote Nevada prison where O.J. Simpson was set free early Sunday after nine years for armed robbery arranged the former football and Hollywood star’s dead-of-night departure to avoid public scrutiny.

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Parole official: O.J. Simpson will live in Vegas area

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A Nevada parole official said O.J. Simpson plans to live at a home in the Las Vegas area for the foreseeable future. State Parole and Probation Capt. Shawn Arruti told The Associated Press on Sunday that the former football hero and celebrity criminal defendant has one approved residential plan, and it doesn’t currently include a move to Florida or any other state.

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Blake Dowling: Microtargeting, a tough fact to follow

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I put together a column for INFLUENCE Magazine (should be out soon) about political paid digital advertising and microtargeting. It is a complicated process of getting in front of certain demographics that would take hours of survey questions — using old-school focus groups — for TV ads.

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