Iván Solano

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It's time to protect yourself — and your friends — from Facebook

Remember the Marlboro Man? He was a sexy vision of the American west, created by a cigarette corporation to sell a fatal product. People knew this …

'This Is Us:' Jack's cause of death revealed and fans are heartbroken

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Caution: This post contains spoilers about the latest episode of NBC's "This Is Us."</i><p>"This Is Us" fans finally got the answer to the question they've been asking since season one: How does Jack die?<p>The sad fate of Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) was revealed to fans in a traumatic final scene …

Gay couple sues US for denying citizenship to 1 twin son

LOS ANGELES — Ethan and Aiden Dvash-Banks are toddler twins who share almost everything: the same toys, the same nursery, the same clothes and the …

U.S. State Department

Only 10 TV shows received a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes this year — here they are

Rotten Tomatoes released its annual list of the best-reviewed, aka certified fresh, television shows of 2017.<p>With hundreds of TV shows airing this year, it's much more likely viewers will find that shows have been overhyped or just straight up disappointing. So this list of shows that earned 100% …

Entertainment

It’s time to stop seeking “dialogue” with the hateful

<b>(AP/Kim Raff/Michel Euler)</b><p>Talking nicely with racists, sexists, homophobes and other bigots hurts more than it helps<p>Rachel Leah<p>December 23, 2017 9:00pm (UTC)<p>Massachusetts rapper Joyner Lucas' video for "I'm Not Racist" opens with an image of a stern-looking white man wearing a "Make America Great …

The 10 Best (and Five Worst) TV Shows of 2017

This year, we were glued to our TVs and/or whatever device was streaming our scifi and fantasy favorites. It was tough narrowing down a top 10—and …

The starkest divide Americans see isn't black-white. It's red-blue.

By Philip Bump<p>National correspondent<p>Shortly before Donald Trump won the presidency, Pew Research asked Americans whether they thought his election would improve or worsen race relations in the country. A quarter of those who responded said things would improve, fewer than half the percentage that …

LGBQ teens face serious suicide risk, research finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> LGBQ teens are more vulnerable to planning or attempting suicide, according to a research letter published Tuesday in the journal JAMA.<p>Looking at answers in the 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey in the US, researchers found that 40% of high school students who are considered sexual …

Mental Health

Wisconsin priest tells parishioners he's gay, gets ovation

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in Milwaukee has come out as gay, writing that he will no longer live in the shadows of secrecy and plans to …

Christianity

Race relations under Trump: Majority of Americans say he's made them worse

By Eugene Scott<p>Reporter<p>For all of President Trump’s Inauguration Day pledges to unify the nation despite an incredibly divisive campaign, he is presiding over a country in which a majority have a very pessimistic view of race relations — and many hold him at least partly accountable.<p>Nearly a year …

Chrome will start auto-blocking the web's most annoying ads in February

Google is going to make your web browsing experience a lot less annoying soon. The company today revealed it will stop showing ads in Chrome that don’t meet certain standards for quality starting February 15. Google had announced its intention to do so back June, but this is the first time it’s …

Chinese clothing brand sues Apple for stealing its logo for the App Store

Apple is being sued for its App Store logo by a Chinese clothing brand called Kon that has a similar logo, reports <i>Phone Radar</i>. Kon, according to China’s Wikipedia equivalent Baidu Baike, is a clothing brand founded in 2009 based on the Sex Pistols’ <i>Anarchy In The UK</i>. The triangle is supposed to be …

App Store

Facebook’s facial recognition now finds photos you’re untagged in

Facebook wants to make sure you know about and control the photos of you people upload, even if they don’t tag you. So today, Facebook launched a new facial recognition feature called Photo Review that will alert you when your face shows up in newly posted photos so you can tag yourself, leave it …

The Best TV Lines of 2017, According to Twitter

As the year comes to a close, the annual Twitter tradition of recalling the year’s best television lines has come around. Using the hashtag …

What happens when Facebook doesn’t tell you a friend has died?

Yesterday, interface designer Caryn Vainio wrote about the unexpected death of a friend she kept in touch with through Facebook. Before his death, the friend posted a status update about being in the hospital. But Vainio hadn’t seen the message, despite habitually reading every post on her feed in …

Facebook action hints at western retaliation over WannaCry attack

Site deletes accounts linked to Lazarus Group, hackers associated with North Korea that UK and US blame for ransomware<p>The US and UK may be engaged in cyber-offensives against North Korea in retaliation for attacks such as WannaCry, which caused widespread disruption to public services, companies …

North Korea

Currency-mining Android malware is so aggressive it can physically harm phones

This is your phone on mining software. Any questions?<p>A newly discovered piece of Android malware carries out a litany of malicious activities, …

Internal Emails Show Twitter Struggled To Interpret Its Own Verification Rules While Hunting Trolls

Emails suggest that verification was never quite what Twitter said it was and that the company was aware it served as a tacit endorsement long before it admitted so publicly.<p>Twitter's January 2016 decision to unverify Milo Yiannopoulos, then Breitbart's tech editor, ignited a fierce debate among …

Twitter starts enforcing new policies on violence, abuse, and hateful conduct

Policies now extend to hateful imagery and to conduct both on platform and off<p>Twitter says it will now begin enforcing the new rules it announced last month to combat abuse and hateful conduct, including threats of violence and physical harm. The new rules expand policies to abusive or threatening …

Internet

This bird sings the iPhone ringtone when it gets upset

A sweet cockatiel knows exactly how to get its owner's attention: imitate an iPhone.<p>Vimeo user Ben Pluimer posted a video to his page on Monday …

America still hasn't reckoned with the election of a reckless con man as president

I’m tired of hearing about how Russia intervened in the recent U.S. election and tired of the talk about collusion, and I’m especially fed up with the speculation that all this will doom the Trump presidency.<p>My weariness is not due to a lack of indignation at how a foreign country covertly helped a …

Why Is It So Hard for the TV News to Say ‘Gay’?

CNN’s Jake Tapper grilling Roy Moore’s spokesman on whether Moore believed homosexuality should be illegal shouldn’t have been the impressive …

LGBTQI

It’s official: Disney is acquiring Fox’s film and TV divisions for $52.4 billion

We’re about to see two entertainment behemoths come together, as The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox have officially announced a deal. As a result, Disney will acquire Fox’s film division and much of its TV operations for a price of over $52 billion in stock.<p>Disney will take over the Nat …

The FCC just killed net neutrality

It’s over<p>Net neutrality is dead — at least for now. In a 3-2 vote today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a measure to remove the tough net neutrality rules it put in place just two years ago. Those rules prevented internet providers from blocking and throttling traffic and offering …

Net Neutrality

Disney’s Fox acquisition means the end of Hulu as we know it

It’s not going away — but it will look very different.<p>Hulu used to answer to three different bosses — Disney, Fox and Comcast — each owning an equal stake in the streaming service. Now it will have one boss: Disney.<p>The entertainment giant has agreed to buy most of 21st Century Fox for about $60 …

Too Many Gay Men Still Hate Their Bodies

Why body dysmorphia and unhealthy body image issues continue to run rampant in the gay community.<p>Every morning, Jamal Jones rolls out of bed, shuffles over to his bathroom, and flips on the light switch. The 29-year-old Washington, DC, resident is slim-framed, by all accounts handsome. On those …

Watch: Australia’s parliament breaks into song as it votes to legalize same-sex marriage

The first same-sex weddings will happen in January.<p>Australian lawmakers have listened to the overwhelming voice of their constituents — and fully legalized same-sex marriage in the country.<p>“This is Australia: fair, diverse, loving, and filled with respect for everyone,” Prime Minister Malcolm …

Ex-South Carolina cop Michael Slager gets 20 years for Walter Scott killing

<b>Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Michael Slager, the former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed Walter Scott, was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison, a decision the Scott family said gave it a "sense of justice."<p>"This is an historic day for civil rights, in particular …

Marriage Equality Passes Australia’s Parliament in Landslide

Australia’s parliament on Thursday passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, becoming the 26th nation to do so. The House of Representatives passed …

What the rise of “it’s OK to be white” says about the alt-right

Last week, Markus Persson, the creator of Minecraft, announced to his Twitter followers, “It’s ok to be white.” There was no additional context, just this. “It’s ok to be white.”<p>Persson’s is not an isolated tweet. “It’s ok to be white” was invented by the trollsters of the “politically incorrect” …

Rights & Freedoms