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Hedge Fund Wannabes Busted For Trading On Amazon Inside Information

A former Amazon employee has pled guilty to charges that he leaked confidential information about the online retail giant's earnings to his former fraternity brother in a not so elaborate scheme so they could "turn an illegal profit" the SEC reported. Brett Kennedy, 26, was charged in a civil suit brought by the SEC which also named his college frat buddy, Maziar Rezakhani, 28, and his trading partner, Sam Sadeghi, 28, while US prosecutors in Seattle also filed criminal charges against Kennedy.

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Newly Unearthed CIA Memo: Media Are The "Principal Villains"

A new declassifed CIA report unearthed by the FOIA investigive cooperative MuckRock contains some shocking commentary on how the intelligence community views and interacts with the media. The 1984 series of internal memos, part of the CIA’s recent CREST release (CIA Records Search Tool) of over 900,000 newly declassified documents, were drafted in response to a study on unathorized leaks and disclosures written by legendary CIA officer Eloise Page.

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Does Size Matter? Visualizing The Population Of Every Country (In Bubbles)

The beautiful thing about data visualization is that it can appear deceptively simple, writes VisualCapitalist's Jeff Desjardin. The world is infinitely complex and burgeoning with all kinds of information. As a result, it seems counterintuitive that things can be reduced to a basic bubble chart or a graph – and to be fair, most things can’t. When the opportunity does arise, however, the results can be very compelling and thought-provoking. A distilled story can help create insight around a subject that wasn’t possible when looking at it with more nuance and complexity.

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