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Edward Snowden’s NFT Self-Portrait Raises $5.4 Million for Charity

An NFT self-portait of the intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden reportedly sold for $5.4 million at a charity auction last week. The proceeds of the sale benefit the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which is a non-profit that works on the development of open-source tools for whistleblowers.

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Two Dead in ‘Driverless’ Tesla Crash

Two men have reportedly died after a Tesla car, which is believed to have been operating without anyone in the driver’s seat, collided with a tree on Saturday night north of Houston.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the new Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. The new Tesla factory is the former NUMMI plant. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

‘Demi Lovato Is an Insufferable Karen’: Pop Star Slammed After Lecturing L.A. Frozen Yogurt Shop for Its ‘Diet Foods’

Demi Lovato, the gun control-pushing pop star who endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016, is being slammed as a “dumb and self-centered Karen” on social media after she attacked The Bigg Chill — a frozen yogurt shop in Los Angeles — for “triggering” her by having “sugar free cookies” and “other diet foods” available in the store.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 05: Singer Demi Lovato performs at 102.7 Kiis FM's Cool For The Summer" Pool Party at the WaterMarke Tower on July 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Josh Hawley Introduces ‘Bust Up Big Tech’ Act

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) will today introduce a bill targeting Big Tech monopolies, in particular the practice of favoring their own products and services in online marketplaces and search engines that they own, a practice that Amazon and Google are often accused of.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) makes a statement after voting in the Judiciary Committee to move the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court out of committee and on to the Senate for a full vote on October 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. …

Mercer U. Theology Prof’s Prayer: ‘Dear God, Please Help Me to Hate White People’

Mercer University theology professor Chanequa Walker-Barnes wrote a prayer in which she asks God to help her “hate white people,” specifically, “the nice ones,” such as “the Fox News-loving, Trump-supporting voters” who “don’t see color.” She published the “Prayer of a Weary Black Woman” in the book A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal

Mercer Prof Chanequa Walker-Barnes

Twitter Permanently Blacklists James O’Keefe After CNN Expose

James O’Keefe, the founder of the investigative journalism organization Project Veritas, has been permanently blacklisted by Twitter, just as his organization releases bombshell undercover footage showing senior CNN employees admitting to using “propaganda.” @Project_Veritas, the organization’s official account, has also been suspended.

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Facebook Calls for More Regulations on Everything But Censorship

Facebook is calling for more regulation of the tech industry, including a vague call for “more transparent” content moderation and accountability for hosting illegal content, but makes scant mention of regulation to prevent censorship and political interference by the Silicon Valley giants themselves.

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