The IRS’s direct payment system crashed hard on Tuesday, which just so happens to be the filing deadline for returns from 2017. As a result, numerous taxpayers who waited until the last minute complained that they would be forced to turn to high-fee alternative methods or brave Mad Max-style conditions at the Post…
Scientists and science fans alike will demonstrate in the second annual March for Science in 200-plus locations around the world tomorrow.
Mark Zuckerberg is on the hot seat today. The billionaire CEO of Facebook will testify on Capitol Hill about the privacy scandals that have rocked his company, including the theft of data from over 87 million Facebook users by the political research firm Cambridge Analytica.
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.
Roughly 87 million people had their Facebook data stolen by the political research firm Cambridge Analytica. And starting today, Facebook will finally notify the people who had their information scooped up. About 70 million are in the US, while the rest are primarily in the UK, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Facebook has booted AggregateIQ, the Canadian election consulting firm that built data tools for sketchy election firm Cambridge Analytica, this week on the grounds that it may have received some of the extensive data on 87 million Facebook users the latter company received through a partnership with an app.
Pressure has been mounting on Facebook and its leadership to make big privacy changes in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal—in which it lost control over extensive data on what it now says are 87 million users—and after weeks of hedging and minor tweaks around the margins, the company has begun to make other…
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg—who has (reluctantly) become the face of the company’s response to the Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal—will testify not just in front of the House Energy and Commerce Commitee next week as previously reported, but a joint hearing of the Senate as well.
President Donald Trump’s dumb feud with Amazon—a company he almost certainly hates solely because it’s owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Trump-critical Washington Post—continued on Saturday with another series of incoherent tweets.
Noted GMG fave Senator Feinstein (D-CA) is set to wage a new crusade in a wake of a sobering study published this week: She wants to get hormone-disrupting chemicals known as phthalates out of our food packaging.
White supremacist carnival barker and sometimes-literal punching bag Richard Spencer, whose ongoing college tour has seen plummeting attendance as the number of potential audience members willing to be seen in his presence diminishes, might call it quits on the whole thing since it’s not “fun” anymore now that “antifa…
The International Association of Machinists has an ongoing union organizing campaign for cargo and ramp workers at Delta Airlines. In response, Delta, which made five and a half billion dollars in profit last year, has produced some of the most cartoonish, misleading anti-union propaganda you may ever be lucky enough…
Whether it’s increasing gun violence or rising inequality, leaders are failing future generations. That’s no more true than with climate change, basically the biggest intergenerational debt that’s ever been passed on.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the leader of the Democrats in the upper chamber of Congress, is very concerned about what will happen to screwing once the Federal Communications Commission puts its new rules enabling ISPs to violate net neutrality principles into effect in a little under two months.
Turning Point USA, the conservative youth organization with a mission statement of “enlightening” university students on “true free market values,” was completely destabilized over the past few months as it was ravaged by Twitter users making fun of its diaper-themed protest.
As more and more of the public flocks to theaters to catch a Black Panther screening, much of the conversation’s been dedicated to comparing and contrasting T’Challa and Killmonger’s opposing views on the role Wakanda should be playing—and should have played—outside of its borders. But the reality is that Black Panther…
Last Friday, United States Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals over a widespread campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election in an effort that sounds like a Metal Gear plot. So, naturally, the voice actor for Colonel Campbell has done a dramatic reading of the the…
In the past week, the U.S. stock market has seen its two biggest one-day drops in history. The market is down more than 10% from its recent high point, entering “correction” territory. This is good.
The slow collapse of traditional retailing is attributable to Amazon more than any other single company. We’re sad to report, then, that a new study finds that a new Amazon warehouse won’t create any jobs in your decrepit town, at all.