Since Facebook’s mealy-mouthed apology, the Wall Street Journal has reported that the study was just one of hundreds of tests run by a highly active group of data scientists at the company.  Photography: Dado Ruvic/Reuters.

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Adrian Culliney: “Instead of developing software for content creation, there was an opportunity to help them reuse content.”

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Ireland was declared top of the newly created “Good Country Index”, a measure of  how countries help others

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Elon Musk: really captures the imagination.  Photograph: AP Photo/Jae C Hong

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US whistleblower Edward Snowden chose three people he trusted with the evidence he had obtained: Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Barton Gellman. Of those, only Gellman comfortably fits the traditional definition of “journalist”. Photograph: Reuters

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Google’s new autonomous vehicle neither has a steering wheel nor pedals. Photograph: EPA/Google

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