Corey Blouin

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YouTube’s CEO promises stronger enforcement in the wake of controversies

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki took to the service’s Creator Blog last night to issue some broad goals for the year forward. The plans largely revolve around increased transparency on the company’s part and tightening enforcement — a pretty clearly reaction to multiple creator controversies over the …

States Push Back After Net Neutrality Repeal

WASHINGTON — A new front is opening in the battle to restore so-called net neutrality rules: state legislatures.<p>Lawmakers in at least six states, including California and New York, have introduced bills in recent weeks that would forbid internet providers to block or slow down sites or online …

How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue

What vehicle is most strongly associated with Republican voting districts? Extended-cab pickup trucks. For Democratic districts? Sedans.<p>Those conclusions may not be particularly surprising. After all, market researchers and political analysts have studied such things for decades.<p>But what is …

YouTube star Logan Paul apologises for film of man's body in Japan

Outcry after American posts video in which he jokes with friends over apparent suicide victim they came across in forest<p>The celebrity YouTuber Logan Paul has apologised after sparking outrage by posting a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan.<p>The 22-year-old American, who …

Smart lock maker Otto suspends operations

Otto showed the world its digital lock in August. Four months later, the company has suspended operations. Hardware is hard. It’s a cliche for a reason.<p>The company made the decision just ahead of the holidays, a fact that founder and CEO Sam Jadallah recently made public with a lengthy Medium post …

Hyperscale data centers reached over 390 worldwide in 2017

Hyperscale operators are defined as enormous companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google that need to provide computing on a massive scale. You would think that there would be a limited number of this type of highly specialized data center, but recent research from Synergy Research found that …

All 50 states will get wireless network for first responders

All 50 states — and Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico — have opted to join the first nationwide mobile broadband network …

Public-Private Partnership

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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The Resident Evil movies have what other game adaptations are missing

Also they’re good, don’t at me<p>With high profile releases like <i>Warcraft</i> and <i>Assassin’s Creed</i>, 2016 was supposed to be the year that video game movies finally got good. Now that 2016 is over, that optimism seems almost comically misguided. <i>Warcraft</i> was a pretty yet lifeless mess, while <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> …

Scientists move Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The keepers of the Doomsday Clock have moved the symbolic countdown to potential global catastrophe 30 seconds closer to midnight …

Climate Change

Sen Warren says Labor Dept removed website for Wells Fargo employees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Labor removed a special website it created as a resource for current and former Wells Fargo employees on workplace issues, including whistleblower retaliation complaints, according to a U.S. lawmaker.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump walks through …

Wells Fargo

Congress looks to start building a Mexican border wall within months

In a bid to swiftly deliver on one of President-elect Donald Trump’s chief campaign promises, congressional Republicans are exploring ways to begin funding a barrier on the U.S. southern border starting as soon as April.<p>Multiple lawmakers described the plans Thursday, which would use authority …

Immigration

Germany: 3 alleged ISIS members arrested in Paris attacks probe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three Syrian nationals suspected of being ISIS members were arrested Tuesday in Germany, and are being investigated in connection with November's deadly terror attacks in Paris, authorities said.<p>The investigation into one of them has revealed he had links to a network of people that were …

Suicide bomber rams vehicle into Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan’s capital

BEIJING — A car driven by a suicide bomber rammed the gate of the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, on Tuesday and exploded, reportedly killing the driver and injuring three others.<p>The Mitsubishi Delica broke through the embassy’s gate, went about 150 feet and burst into …

Exclusive: Six U.S. senators urge Obama to prioritize cyber crime at G20 summit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend’s Group of 20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank, according to a letter obtained by Reuters.<p>A man rides an electronic bike past a …

Federal Reserve

Tim Cook Pens Open Letter on Tax Evasion Claims, Says Apple is Confident Decision 'Will be Reversed'

Tim Cook has posted an open letter on Apple's website in response to the European Commission's ruling that Apple must pay 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes dating from 2003 through 2014.<p>Cook's letter begins by discussing Apple's long history in Ireland, which dates back to a small …

Tim Cook

Trump and Clinton battle over ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump on Wednesday and Thursday repeatedly called President Barack Obama the "founder" of ISIS and labeled Hillary Clinton the "co-founder" -- after which Clinton used his comments to say they show he is not fit to be president.<p>At a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Trump also said …

Donald Trump

Trump revises his tax plan, raises top rate

<b>Detroit (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump sought to get his stumbling campaign back on track Monday, unveiling a tax reform plan aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan's policy agenda.<p>Trump's new proposal would reduce tax rates for most Americans and simplify the tax code, but the new rates Trump proposed mark an …

Obama shares his positive vision of a nation whose diversity is a strength

PHILADELPHIA — Twelve years to the day after President Obama first offered Americans the promise of moving beyond paralyzing partisanship, he took the stage here at the Democratic National Convention at a time when the nation is more starkly polarized than before.<p>But instead of shying away from the …

Democratic National Convention

Trump walks back email hack comments, but damage lingers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump said Thursday that he was being sarcastic when he appeared to suggest that Russia should use espionage to find Hillary Clinton's deleted emails.<p>But he's finding out that presidents -- and by extension, presidential nominees -- don't get that luxury when the topic is national …

Hollande: Deadly church attack in France carried out in name of ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of two suspects in a church attack that left a priest dead in northern France was known to anti-terror authorities after attempting a trip to Syria, a French anti-terrorism prosecutor said Tuesday.<p>Adel Kermiche, 19, was wearing an "electronic tag" during the deadly hostage incident at a …

Nintendo shares plunge, company says Pokémon Go’s earnings impact limited

<i>TOKYO (Reuters)</i> — Shares in Nintendo Co tumbled as much as 18 percent on Monday after the company said Pokémon Go would have a limited impact on its earnings — their biggest setback so far after a huge run-up on the smash-hit game.<p>The Kyoto-based gaming company, which is due to report first-quarter …

Pokémon

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83 billion

After a months-long bidding process and many layoffs, Yahoo has finally found a buyer. Verizon (which owns AOL, which owns TechCrunch) is officially acquiring Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion in cash, which includes Yahoo’s advertising, content, search and mobile activities.<p>“Just over a year …

Obama speaks at Dallas memorial and says ‘we ask police to do too much’

DALLAS — Visiting yet another city heartbroken by a mass shooting Tuesday, President Obama tried to defuse tensions that have erupted in the past week — first when black men in Louisiana and Minnesota were fatally shot by police, then when a gunman who said he was angry about such police killings …

Law Enforcement

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

Bots

Bombings kill 93 in Iraqi capital's bloodiest day this year

BAGHDAD (AP) — In the deadliest violence in Baghdad this year, three car bombs claimed by the Islamic State group killed 93 people across the Iraqi capital Wednesday, demonstrating the extremists' ability to mount significant attacks despite major battlefield losses.<p>The separate bombings, which …