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Jeff Sessions Makes Another Racist, Sexist Policy Change at Justice Department. Is Anyone Surprised?

In what surely is a direct attack on immigrants from Central America, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday reversed a ruling by an immigration …

Immigration

Trump Illegally Tearing Up Important Documents Is Perfectly Stupid

His pointless and impulsive habit explains so much about his presidency.<p>On Sunday, Politico published a story that is the most obvious and perfect metaphor for Donald Trump's time in office. According to former officials, the president has a "tendency to rip up documents he is legally required to …

Donald Trump

Man Arrested for Threatening to Bomb ‘Black’ Harvard Graduation Ceremony

An Arizona man was so incensed, so filled with burning hatred for the black Harvard students who had the audacity to hold their own separate …

Crime

This is what it feels like to be black in white spaces

Long before the election of Donald Trump, black people believed the average white person was against them and their kind<p>Most white people have little idea, and many are willfully ignorant, of challenges black people face in white spaces<p>Almost every black person in America has experienced the sting …

Civil Rights

Trump commutes sentence of Alice Marie Johnson

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender, a week after Kim Kardashian West pleaded her case during an Oval Office meeting with Trump.<p>Johnson has already served 21 years of a life sentence after she was …

Donald Trump

Paul Manafort Learns That Encrypting Messages Doesn't Matter If the Feds Have a Warrant to Search Your iCloud Account

Federal prosecutors have accused Paul Manafort of witness tampering, alleging that he used WhatsApp and Telegram in an attempt to coordinate his …

Donald Trump

Ivanka Trump Has Taken Over Traditional First Lady Duties During Melania Trump’s Mysterious Absence

Melania has now been out of the public eye for more than three weeks.<p>Ivanka Trump has been pressed into service as the fill-in first lady, appearing …

Donald Trump

Single Mom Support

Major US news websites are going down in Europe as GDPR goes into effect

The European Union’s new GDPR privacy rules came into effect today, but it seems that some organizations didn’t meet the deadline to comply with the changes. A handful of websites, including those of major news providers, went down in the EU, and they posted notes to readers about the new …

Privacy

Texas high-school principal fires award-winning, nationally famous journalism teacher to rein in critical student newspaper reporting

Dallas-Fort Worth's Prosper High School has an excellent student paper, the <i>Eagle Nation Online</i>, with a most excellent advisor, Lori Oglesbee-Petter, …

High School

Facebook and Google hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits on day one of GDPR

On the first day of GDPR enforcement, Facebook and Google have been hit with a raft of lawsuits accusing the companies of coercing users into sharing personal data. The lawsuits, which seek to fine Facebook 3.9 billion and Google 3.7 billion euro (roughly $8.8 billion in dollars), were filed by …

Privacy

In reversal, Kelly will join lawmakers in briefings on FBI informant

White House chief of staff John Kelly will attend two briefings at the Justice Department on Thursday about an FBI informant who interacted with the Trump campaign in the 2016 election — ensuring that President Donald Trump will have a high-level emissary there for a discussion of sensitive …

Donald Trump

By Demanding an Investigation, Trump Challenged a Constraint on His Power

WASHINGTON — When President Trump publicly demanded that the Justice Department open an investigation into the F.B.I.’s scrutiny of his campaign contacts with Russia, he inched further toward breaching an established constraint on executive power: The White House does not make decisions about …

Donald Trump

Trump draws rebuke for 'animal' remark at immigration talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his use of the word "animals" to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members in spite of a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders.<p>Answering a …

Donald Trump

Man Screams at Spanish-Speaking Restaurant Staff to ‘Speak English’ in Viral Video [Updated]

A video going viral online today shows a man freaking out inside a Midtown lunch spot after hearing an employee speak Spanish with a customer, yelling at them to “speak English” and threatening to call Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).<p>“If you intend on running a place in Midtown …

Are You Pricing Your Photography Services Correctly?

One of the biggest questions photographers have when starting their business is if they’re pricing themselves correctly. Even seasoned professionals …

Pastor Fights Megachurch Gentrification With Sign Telling Black Folks to ‘Stay Out of White Churches’

In a Birmingham, Ala., controversy involving the mayor, a black church, gentrification and a white megachurch, an Alabama pastor is being accused of …

Google Employees Resign in Protest Against Pentagon Contract

It’s been nearly three months since many Google employees—and the public—learned about the company’s decision to provide artificial intelligence to a …

Artificial Intelligence

Stop Using Common Email Encryption Tools Immediately, Researchers Warn

Throughout the many arguments over encrypted communications, there has been at least one constant: the venerable tools for strong email encryption …

People Are Freaking Out That PGP Is ‘Broken’—But You Shouldn’t Be Using It Anyway

Hackers that can intercept your encrypted emails, or steal your emails from your computer or a server, may be able to decrypt them taking advantage of new vulnerabilities found in the way some email clients treat HTML.<p>On Monday, the world was reminded once again that the almost 30-year-old …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Importing Photos in Lightroom

If you haven't closely examined everything you can do when you import photos in Lightroom, you could be missing the chance to save valuable time in …

Cops can locate anyone’s cell phone in real time without a warrant, all thanks to a privacy backdoor

Pervasive government surveillance might be virtually expected by this point, but in theory, there’s a robust legal system to deal with cops …

Big Pharma Gets a Big Win From Trump

The president campaigned on stinging criticisms of the pharmaceutical industry and promises to use Medicare to lower drug prices. But none of that materialized in his drug-pricing speech this week.<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, one candidate famously claimed that drug companies were …

Pharma

This allegedly wasn't the first time this white Yale student called the cops on a person of color

<b>(CNN) —</b> A second black Yale University student has alleged that the same white student whom officers admonished this week for reporting a black student asleep in a dorm common room called police months ago to report his presence in the building.<p>Reneson Jean-Louis this week shared on Facebook his …

Justice

How A Synesthetic Artist Sees Sounds And Turns Music Into Paintings

<i>Artist Christina Eve has synesthesia, a rare neurological condition that entwines the senses. In Christina Eve's case, she sees sounds. Last year she sent me a handful of her colorful paintings she made based on music she heard and the visions she had when she listened. I was so fascinated by the</i> …

Art

Why MoviePass is the future — even if it doesn’t survive

MoviePass has changed people’s moviegoing habits. What does that mean for the industry?<p>On May 2, echoing the cries of a weary nation, Gizmodo ran an article titled “At This Point, MoviePass Is Just Messing with Us.”<p>It was a response to the many changes that MoviePass had made to its service in the …

Sony A7 III review: A peerless full-frame mirrorless camera

With its latest model, the 24.2-megapixel A7 III, Sony has created a near-perfect all-around camera. It has the best mirrorless autofocus system on the market, sharp, full-frame 4K video, high shooting speeds worthy of a sports camera, and excellent image quality. It's not perfect, but after trying …

Facebook Plans to Create Its Own Cryptocurrency

Facebook

Google responds to Duplex backlash, says AI voice system will identify itself when making calls

It’s not often that a new piece of technology causes so much controversy, but Google’s AI-powered Duplex system, which can book appointments over the …

Congress introduces bill to block government encryption backdoors

A handful of Congress members want to bust the myth of "responsible encryption."<p>Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives introduced on Thursday the Secure Data Act, which would prohibit law enforcement and surveillance agencies from forcing companies to create encryption backdoors. The most …

Privacy