The list of American cities vying to be the location of Amazon’s next headquarters has been whittled down to 20, from the original 238 who submitted proposals. But city council members and other officials in those cities say they don’t know what was promised in their name, according to The New York Times.
Our nation’s present uproar over the deleterious effects of social media on society and fretting about the decline of trusted news outlets is nothing new. What’s new is the fact that the straightforward ways to prop up the Real Journalism industry have never been more obvious.
The massive and still-unfolding story of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook has spawned a debate about what a “data breach” is, and whether this was that. Facebook itself took issue with the notion that CA’s access to the data constituted a breach. Motherboard said they won’t call it a data breach, because it was “a…
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After Twitter announced late Wednesday that it planned to overhaul its process for verifying accounts, the site started yanking that big blue check mark from a number of prominent far-right users, who proceeded to lose their minds in spectacular fashion.
Citing the need to protect free speech, 20–year–old Nick Lim and his Seattle–based tech startup BitMitigate helped the neo–Nazi website The Daily Stormer return to the internet on Friday after being blocked by several internet service providers throughout the week.
The federal government is launching a program to automatically and continuously monitor the social media posts of students, tourists, and other visitors to the United States, hunting for any “derogatory” information and tracking their whereabouts, associations, and activities.
As if FaceApp, the app that allows you to see what you would look like if you were old or of the opposite gender, wasn’t weird enough, they’ve now added a heavy dose of racism to their lineup of horrifying filters.
Today, a bemusing item about two Silicon Valley billionaires trying to “disrupt” the way the Democratic Party does business (namely, its habit of losing a lot of elections) comes to us from Recode.
This week, an all-female team of high school students is traveling to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to present their newest invention: a solar-powered tent they invented to help shelter homeless people in their hometown.
Following an extremely competitive application review process that began in December 2015, NASA announced this week the selection of its elite members of the 2017 astronaut class, 12 especially smart and talented people selected from an application pool of more than 18,000 people. According to NASA, this was more than…
Un estudiante universitario mexicoamericano ha desarrollado un videojuego que simula la experiencia de cruzar la frontera por el estado de Texas. El joven de 23 años espera que su creación virtual pueda ayudar a combatir el discurso anti-migratorio del presidente estadounidense Donald Trump.
A Mexican-American college student in Lamar, TX, has created a video game that vividly imagines what it’s like to cross the Texas/Mexico border—and, he hopes, cuts through all the noise of Donald Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric.
It’s been a hectic time for everyone involved in this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who currently has the misfortune of being President Trump's deputy White House press secretary, spent the weekend trying to explain why the president of the United States woke up on Saturday morning and tweeted insane and unsubstantiated shit about being wire tapped by former President Obama.
Is she then virtual? No, her extended
nature encompasses both domains.
Some pictures may not be really intended;
still, her networking mastery’s plain.
On Saturday evening in New York, scores of immigrants and refugees remained detained at JFK airport following Trump’s travel ban. Lawyers huddled on terminal 4’s floor, punching out habeas corpus petitions. The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, an advocacy organization representing a coalition of independent…