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Editor's note: David Weinberger is a senior researcher at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and author of "Too Big to Know" (Basic Books). The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author
(CNN) - Many people are outraged about the just-revealedpsychological experiment Facebook performed in 2012 on 690,000 unwitting people, altering the mix of positive and negative posts in their feeds. Playing with people's emotions without their consent is a problem. But it would be even worse if we think - after Facebook posts one of its all-too-common apologies - that Facebook is done manipulating its users.
No. The experiment was only a more intrusive version of what the company does every time we visit our Facebook page.
(CNN) – The Iraqi parliament met this week and were not able to start the formation of a new government. Sunnis and Kurds walked out, and the Kurdish leader has annexed more territory from the Iraqi central government.
When asked about the fear of the Kurds leaving, the State Department said: "A united Iraq is a stronger Iraq."
(CNN) – Is the pay fair, or unfair for women working at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?
In a word: fair. The White House has a pay grade for each title, and male or female, those people holding those roles within each level make exactly the same amount.
Read: It pays to work for the White House
Where it gets ambiguous, and this keeps coming up, is that when the same kind of average the White House uses to continually push for more equal pay in America, is applied to the White House pay then, yes, there is also still a pay gap.
CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports.
(CNN) – AAA says travel this 4th of July was expected to be up 2% from last year, with 41 million people traveling at least about an hour from home, 3 million are flying, 35 million of them will travel by automobile.
But there is a tropical storm approaching the east coast. If you hoped to lay on the beach this holiday weekend, you may want to re-think your plans.
Travel Pulse founder and CEO Mark Murphy, author of "Travel Forward," explains why.
Washington (CNN) – The Lilly Ledbetter Act was the very first bill President Barack Obama signed into law. The bill made it easier to sue for alleged pay discrimination.
The newly-minted President said the law would "send a clear message that making our economy work ... means making sure it works for everybody."
Today, the administration wants women voters to turn out in the midterm elections, so it has made a great deal of political hay out of the issue of pay inequity.
But more than five years into office, how "equal" is the pay for the female staffers inside the Obama White House itself?