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Social media are testing the legal boundaries of free speech

The law on hate speech shaped itself in response to physical confrontations. But now we also live in cyberspace<p>‘Fighting words” is American legal shorthand for the issue of how far a person’s public speech may inflame listeners before it can be justly restrained. Basically, it asks if the speech is …

Rights & Freedoms

Google suffered a meltdown as Gmail, Maps and YouTube went down

No, it’s not just you: Google appears to be suffering a massive meltdown. Numerous users are flocking to report experiencing issues using its services, including Maps, Search, Gmail, Drive and YouTube.<p>Both DownDetector and Outage Report are indicating that the company is struggling with server …

Video Shows Man Shooting At Crowd During Charlottesville Rally, With No Police Response

A man attending the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month fired his gun in the direction of a black counterprotester who was holding a torch, and police in their vicinity did not seem to respond.<p>Those events appear in a video filmed two weeks ago by a volunteer …

With live-fire drill, China warns India not to test Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is intensifying its warnings to Indian troops to get out of a contested region high in the Himalayas where China, India and Bhutan meet, saying China's "restraint has its limits" and publicizing live-fire drills in Tibet.<p>Indian troops entered the area in the Doklam Plateau in …

China

Search is on for 7 missing US sailors, cause of ship collision off Japan

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> The search was on for seven US sailors missing after an American warship and a merchant vessel collided off the coast of Japan, as US forces and Japanese authorities worked to figure out why the vessels struck each other.<p>The 10,000-ton guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the …

Rowing

The 5 Most Powerful Sales Techniques | Inc.com

At business conferences I speak at, I often get asked, "<i>If you had just five techniques you could use to improve a sales process, what five techniques would you use more than any other?</i>"<p>Well here is my answer. This list holds my 5 favorite sales techniques has been proven over the past 20 years of …

Selling

What Greg Gianforte's win in Montana taught Washington

<b>Bozeman, Montana (CNN) —</b> Looking up at the large projection of vote totals in the ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday night, Montana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Essmann looked relaxed and promised, "It ain't gonna be close."<p>The scene would not have been surprising a week ago, when …

Government

Please, God, Stop Chelsea Clinton from Whatever She Is Doing

The last thing the left needs is the third iteration of a failed political dynasty.<p>Amid investigations into Russian election interference, perhaps we ought to consider whether the Kremlin, to hurt Democrats, helped put <b>Chelsea Clinton</b> on the cover of <i>Variety</i>. Or maybe superstition explains it. Like …

Placate

Bruce Lee’s Previously Undiscovered Writings on How to Live a Fulfilling and Successful Life

Bruce Lee was much more than a martial arts expert and movie star. He was also a Zen philosopher, and some consider him one of the most influential …

$5,660 Mac Pro Crushed in Photoshop Test by $1,530 PC with AMD Ryzen

AMD’s new highly anticipated Ryzen CPU has shown impressive performance in benchmark tests, propelling the company’s stock price from less than $2 to …

Why Video Game Guns 'Feel' Good

An interview with the internet's leading video game gun critic.<p>Six out of the top 10 bestselling video games in February heavily featured guns and shooting. The same was true in January and all of 2016. Like it or hate it, video games and guns have gone hand-in-hand for decades and there's no …

Guns

In Cold Blood Subject Wrote His Own Just-Discovered Book, Which Truman Capote Kept Secret

Richard Hickock, one of the two Kansas murderers whose trial and life was chronicled in Truman Capote’s genre-shifting <i>In Cold Blood</i>, also wrote his …

China official says congress adopting 'new language' on Taiwan | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will formulate “new language” towards relations with self-ruled Taiwan when the ruling Communist Party holds a key congress later this year, a senior Chinese official said on Friday, holding out hope for an improvement in strained ties.<p>Wang Yifu, head of the Taiwan …

China

The Latest: House intel chair 'concerned' about WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the publication by WikiLeaks of what it described as thousands of pages of confidential files about CIA hacking activities (all times local):<p>4:30 p.m.<p>The chairman of the House intelligence committee says he is "extremely concerned" about WikiLeaks' release of …

Surveillance

This Shanghai Factory Plans to Replace All of Its Human Workers

But what happens when we remove people from the equation?<p>Machines thrum. Conveyors move components. A dog-size, self-driving cart hauls materials along a taped-off path. Here and there, a few people press buttons, turn wrenches, operate handheld scanners, and fold boxes.<p>If the Cambridge Industries …

Routers

Taiwanese universities may be self-censoring political discussion to attract Chinese students

Taipei, Taiwan<p>More than half of Taiwan’s universities may have engaged in self-censorship in order to attract Chinese students, according to a government investigation in Taiwan.<p>According to the Ministry of Education, 80 of Taiwan’s 157 universities have signed agreements with Chinese universities …

China

4 months later, 'Dota 2' teams, talent and organizers say they still haven't been paid

Several individuals say they have not been paid for participating in and working at a <i>Dota 2</i> tournament in November 2016, including event organizers, …

China's gigantic mega-cities reveal a striking divide between rich and poor

The move lies at the heart of the "National New-type Urbanization Plan," a program launched in 2014 that expands existing cities by gobbling up rural farming communities on the fringes.<p>The goal is to make China better at making and selling its own goods instead of relying on shipping clothes and …

Urban Planning

The Ultimate Guide To Optimizing First-Time User Experience On Mobile

The first five minutes on mobile, and particularly the mobile app, are absolutely essential. If you doubt that in any way, consider the following …

UX Design

Mark Cuban doesn't think Westbrook is MVP candidate

If Russell Westbrook needed any extra motivation against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night, Mark Cuban may have provided it.<p>On the same day that …

Basketball

The top tech leaders and regions in the world: Shanghai on the rise

Of the global innovation hubs, Shanghai is viewed as the leading hub for technology innovation over the next four years, according to a survey of executives by KPMG.<p>New York ranked as No. 2, followed by Tokyo, Beijing, London, Washington D.C., Berlin, Chicago, Tel Aviv, and Boston. The survey …

Uber executive resigns as company investigates allegations of sexism

An Uber executive has resigned after an anonymous email notified investigators and media outlets that he had sexual contact with another Uber …

Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Dark Angel

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, …

Creative Writing

How the Chinese government fabricates social media posts for strategic distraction

The Chinese government "fabricates and posts about 448 million social media comments a year," according to a study conducted by researchers at …

Social Media

Black Lives Matter app lets social media users mark themselves 'unsafe' in America

A new social media tool is making it extremely and soberingly clear how racism threatens the safety of black Americans.<p>Mark Yourself Unsafe, a web …

Rogue One played for only 18 days in 2016. It was still the second-highest grossing film of the year.

After another stellar weekend at the box office, <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> closed out 2016 as the second-highest grossing film of the year. Despite …

Social media users have hijacked celebrity deaths for self-glorification

Two Hollywood icons died this week, a mother and daughter, only one day apart. But Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds’ untimely ends have already been …

Social Media

Carrie Fisher: A Life in Pictures

Carrie Fisher