Facebook Solves the Global Cookie Shortage

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-16/facebook-tracks-app-users-across-devices-to-prove-ads-work

Enter Facebook, which promises the more than 1 million businesses that advertise through its Atlas Solutions network that they can follow 1.4 billion users from PCs to smartphones to tablets and back. To use Facebook, you have to log in, and the social network records identifying information about each device you’ve logged in from. That data is stored in your profile, so Facebook knows it’s you online, even when you’re visiting other sites…

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NFL Reinstates Child Abuser

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-16/vikings-adrian-peterson-to-be-fully-reinstated-to-nfl-on-friday

Peterson, who was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2012 after rushing for more than 2,000 yards, was banned from the league in November following his Texas conviction in an abuse case involving his 4-year-old son…

Peterson, who was accused of striking his son with a switch, has said he’s regretful and took full responsibility for the incident. He pleaded no contest to reckless assault, for which he was fined $4,000 by a Texas court and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service. Peterson said he never intended to hurt his son and that he’d been disciplined in the same way while growing up in east Texas…

Well, if your parents beat you, I guess it’s okay for you to beat your son.  I mean, since he’s your flesh and blood, it’s not assault, right?  And just because you lost your temper that time, it doesn’t mean you’ll lose it again, right?  Community service will fix your anger management problem, right?

New Jersey Cut by Moody’s as Christie Gets Ninth Debt Downgrade

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-17/new-jersey-cut-by-moody-s-as-christie-gets-ninth-debt-downgrade

The 52-year-old Republican governor’s tally of downgrades is three more than the previous recordholder, Democrat James McGreevey, who made minimal pension payments for three straight years and borrowed to balance the budget until the state Supreme Court banned him from doing so. Christie took office in 2010…

See ya later, Christie.  (This post is also for Josh.)

WikiLeaks Publishes Sony Documents

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-16/wikileaks-publishes-sony-documents-opening-new-phase-of-hacking

Anthony de Rosa, editor-in-chief of the news website Circa, tweeted a link to e-mails between Sony executives on how the studio planned to deal with the National Football League over “Concussion,” its Will Smith feature film about helmet safety that’s scheduled for release Dec. 25…