NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden hacked a nuclear laboratory during his teenage years, reporting its vulnerabilities to the authorities. An official from the lab later thanked him for the hack, which helped it fix its security issues.
Whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who revealed the mass surveillance of Americans in his 2013 leaks about the National Security Agency (NSA), has issued a warning about the rise of AI-driven policing in the near future.
Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza, who heads the Angel Families organization, has had her posts raising awareness about illegal immigrant crime removed from Facebook.
Actress Felicity Huffman received a 14-day prison sentence on Friday afternoon for her role in the “Varsity Blues” college bribery scandal.
Auto manufacturers Ford and General Motors are reportedly working hard to bring their electric pickup trucks to market ahead of Elon Musk’s Tesla.
CNBC published an article recently taking issue with Google’s argument that the tech giant competes with “lots of companies” in the advertising industry.
Chelsea Handler stars in a new Netflix documentary the features the former talk show host traveling the country apologizing for her white privilege and endeavoring to finally learn “how to be a better white person to people of color, without making it a thing.”
Airbus is reportedly testing a new digital platform on its A350-900 test plane which would monitor every passenger action, from chosen meal preferences to in-flight purchases and even bathroom habits.
Ohio State University had its trademark application for the word “the” rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week. The main reason appears to be the university’s choice of font size.
Only days after Saturday Night Live announced that Shane Gillis had been named as one of its three new cast members, the comedian is apologizing for past comedy acts where he used Asian slurs and jokes about gays and getting into “Muslim Heaven.”
AT&T is expecting to lose over 1 million TV subscribers in the third quarter of this year, amid increased competition from online streaming services. Meanwhile, AT&T’s shareholders are telling the company that buying DirecTV was a big mistake.
Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow said that the university “regrets” accepting donations from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The faculty at Purdue University are pushing back against a proposal to install a Chick-fil-A restaurant on campus. Professors have drafted a measure that would restrict the university’s ability to do business with companies they deem to not uphold “social justice” values.
Activist and journalist Shaun King has received harsh criticism from Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, who called out his fellow activist for a “lapse in integrity” concerning fundraising tactics and leadership style. Mckesson also called out King for spreading fake news and “misstating facts.”
Hollywood is ramping up its efforts to feature the environment and climate change storylines in its TV movie productions, with a host of recent and upcoming titles being released this year addressing global warming, pollution, and other issues, according to a new report.
A new report claims that Android flashlight apps are requesting a large number of permissions on every install, giving them access to huge amounts of device information. For example, 180 different flashlight apps request access to your contacts list.
An official at the University of Maryland told conservative activists that he would call the police and report them for “trespassing” if they did not “pack up” and leave the public university grounds. The incident was preceded by a bizarre moment in which a woman thought to be a university staff member approached the activists to argue that “freedom of speech” is a “government-given” right, rather than a God-given right.
Students at Northeastern Illinois University claimed that they “fear” a scheduled campus visit from former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. According to the student’s Facebook post, the school is creating a “home” for “white nationalism” by allowing Spicer to speak.
A Harvard higher education expert predicts that 25 percent of American colleges will shut their doors within the next two decades based on rising costs and falling admissions.
Financial institutions used to rely primarily on credit scores when giving out loans. Now they are considering unconventional criteria like whether applicants shop at discount stores, subscribe to magazines or pay their phone bills on time, according to a new report.
Google, Facebook, and Twitter have all reportedly rejected a proposal from Australia’s media regulator to implement an industry code of conduct on fake news. An association representing the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe argue that the rules would make the government “a truth verification body.”
As antitrust investigations into Google heat up, business owners are speaking out against one of the company’s ad practices, known as “conquesting.” Edible Arrangements CEO Tariq Farid says the practice is “killing” business for his franchisees, and Basecamp CEO Jason Fried called the tactic “a shakedown” and “ransom.”
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ordered Google to allow its employees to speak their minds on political and workplace issue, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas, told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight this week that Google is largely unaffected by the recent $170 million fine they received from the Federal Trade Commission over charges that they illegally collected and shared data from children on YouTube. According to Paxton, “The FTC fine was pocket change for part of the day for Google.”
Uber struck a defiant note Wednesday, saying that it won’t reclassify drivers as employees despite a California law expected to take effect in January that would dramatically change the status of gig workers in the state. According to the company, drivers fall “outside the usual course of Uber’s business.”
Bill Burr has grabbed the free speech baton from Chappelle and is running kist as effectively with it, but in a much different way.