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Thursday December 5th, 2019 morning edition

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The reporting is being done under the name "29 Leaks," a reference to Formations House's original address at 29 Harley Street in London.

Peters and Pursuance Project outreach director Annalise Burkhart led a team of reporters from around the world uncovering and detailing the information stored in the huge, roughly 131 GB-sized trove of data.

"It's hard to overstate how notorious and suspicious the firm is," Boing Boing wrote of Formations House when the leak's existence became public in July.

Formations House has been the subject of international scrutiny for years, and the #29Leaks documents have been under investigation for some time.

It is expected that news stories in Central America, Africa and Europe will examine information drawn from this set of leaks.

On Tuesday The Times of London showed, via undercover reporting, how Formations House sets up shell companies for its clients.

"There's much more work to be done with this data," said Peters, "we're only at the beginning. »

Subreddit That Hates on ‘Game of Thrones’ Is the Most Popular TV Subreddit of 2019

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According to Reddit’s 2019 Year in Review report, which was released Wednesday, the “Freefolk” subreddit is the most popular of the platform’s TV communities, with the “Game of Thrones” subreddit coming in at No. 2 for the year.

As you can see, reality TV had a big year on Reddit, with seven of those 10 slots belonging to unscripted programming.

Fun fact: The Freefolk subreddit, the king of this year’s TV communities, didn’t even crack the Top 10 last year when looking at unique views. »

TikTok Admits It Suppressed Videos by Disabled, Queer, and Fat Creators

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These flags would stop their videos from being shown to audiences outside their home countries and, in some cases, would even prevent their videos from appearing in other users’ feeds.

Among those who found out their content had been suppressed was Annika, or “Miss_Anni21,” a 21-year-old self-described fat woman with 23,000 TikTok followers.

Although Annika’s videos have attracted both positive and negative comments, she told Netzpolitik that the action was “discriminatory” and “inhuman.”. »

Breast Cancer Linked to Permanent Hair Dye and Chemical Hair Straighteners in Study of Almost 50,000 Women

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A study based on the medical records of more than 45,000 women found a positive correlation between permanent hair dye and breast cancer—particularly among those who are black.

"Many of us have worried that the chemicals in especially the permanent hair dyes and hair straighteners have the potential to cause cancer.".

Taken as a group women who regularly dyed their hair appeared to be increasing their risk of developing breast cancer by 9 percent. »

Feldman: If we cannot impeach a president who abuses his office then "we live in a monarchy or we live under a dictatorship"

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“When we apply our constitutional law to the facts found in the Mueller report and other public sources, I cannot help but conclude that this president has attacked each of the Constitution’s safeguards against establishing a monarchy in this country," he said.

He accused the President of trying to “stymy this House’s impeachment inquiry.”.

No one, not even the president, is beyond the reach of our Constitution and our laws. »