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“Everyone wants to be the most beautiful girl in the room. Instagram provides a platform where you can enter that competition every day,”Rachel Simmons, a gender researcher, on Instagram’s mostly female users.

“A huge number of criminal groups across the globe are now adopting ransomware as one of their primary techniques because it is so easy to do. A first-year computer-science student can do it and then you just sit back and wait for the money to hit your account,”Dmitri Alperovitch, who runs a cybersecurity firm.

“The textbook definition of a racist comment,”—how U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan described Donald Trump’s recent remarks about an American judge with Mexican parents.

(Previous quotes from our sources here)