Xeni Jardin

Lawsuit filed by 21 state attorneys general says FCC's repeal of #NetNeutrality broke U.S. law

REUTERS/Yuri Gripas<p>A legal battle against the recent repeal of Net Neutrality regulations by Trump's Federal Communications Commission has begun.<p>On …

Net Neutrality

Breaking News: Justice Department wants a direct Supreme Court review of DACA

The U.S. Justice Department under President Donald Trump has just announced that it will seek a direct Supreme Court review of the DACA order. DoJ is …

Immigration

Foreign governments, prison contractors, US lawmakers spend big bucks with Trump to curry favor

<b>“One year of Trump. One year of unprecedented conflicts of interest.”</b><p>In 2017, at least 4 foreign governments, 16 special interest groups and 35 …

Donald Trump

Terror in Paradise: 'I Got the Hawaii Missile Message and Prepared to Die'

“WTF!” My friend Jon Letman in Hawaii tells us about the terrifying false alarm he and his wife and son just received that their island, Kauai, was …

Hawaii

Trump asks why America should accept immigrants from 'shithole countries,' shocking lawmakers

This is not a joke. This is a real thing that the President of the United States did today.<p>President Trump on Wednesday blurted out something …

Donald Trump

Trump just boasted of selling 'F52' aircraft to Norway. The fighter jet only exists in 'Call of Duty'

Donald Trump today boasted of the United States' sale of 'F52' aircraft to Norway. They don't exist, other than elements in the popular video game …

Donald Trump

In major Facebook overhaul, Zuckerberg to focus news feed on “meaningful interactions” between friends and family, de-prioritize publishers and brands

Facebook is about to undergo a dramatic overhaul, company-wide, to prioritize "“meaningful interactions” between friends and family, starting with …

Facebook

Congress votes to renew NSA's power to spy on Americans. Trump's expected to sign, despite his confused tweets.

On January 11, the House passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act bill which renews a controversial NSA surveillance program that allows the …

Surveillance

Russian man crashes armored personnel carrier into shop to steal booze

In northern Russia, a man who really wanted some booze drove an armored personnel carrier through a shop window, crashing into the store, then exited …

Crashing

Bannon leaves Breitbart

Reuters, Aug. 2017<p>Stephen K. Bannon is departing his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the company is said to be announcing on Tuesday. …

Breitbart News

Billion-dollar spy satellite 'Zuma' probably lost in failed SpaceX mission

A secret American spy satellite code-named Zuma didn't reach orbit in Sunday's failed SpaceX rocket launch. The cost of the missing U.S. government …

Exploration

Is Oprah going to run for President?

Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globe awards last night has a lot of people wondering if she's considering a run for President of the United …

Award Shows

Flynn flipped like a pancake, is singing like a canary, and it's 'very, very, very bad' for Trump

When Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI about contact with a Russian ambassador, it brought …

Donald Trump

NSA employee pleads guilty of taking classified info that was later stolen by hackers

Former National Security Agency employee Nghia H. Pho said in a Baltimore courtroom today he'd illegally taken home classified documents from NSA …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Trump pressured GOP leaders to kill Senate Russia inquiry

President Donald Trump “repeatedly urged senior Senate Republicans, including the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to end the panel’s …

Donald Trump

Trump World has big changes in mind for your internet access

When Donald Trump chose a fierce opponent of net neutrality to lead the Federal Communications Commission, it was obvious that it was only a matter …

Net Neutrality

Trump FCC would close internet with revocation of net neutrality

Xeni Jardin, editor of Boing Boing, talks with Rachel Maddow about why net neutrality is key to preserving the openness of the internet and why the …

Entertainment

Facebook rebrands Mentions, which was only available for verified accounts, as Creator app, opens it to all; app available on iOS now, and Android within months

4:15 AM ET, November 17, 2017<p><b>Report: Mashable has agreed to sell itself to Ziff Davis for around $50M, a fraction of the site's $250M valuation less</b> …

Barnes & Noble

YouTube takes down Toy Freaks, a kid-focused channel that had over 8.5M subscribers, as it tightens enforcement of child endangerment policies

2:35 PM ET, November 17, 2017<p><b>Axios raises $20M to fund newsroom expansion, plans to increase staffing to 150 by the end of 2018</b> — The 10-month-old …

21st Century Fox

Twitter confirms it is testing a feature that will make it easier to publish tweetstorms

1:00 PM ET, November 17, 2017<p><b>Axios raises $20M to fund newsroom expansion, plans to increase staffing to 150 by the end of 2018</b> — The 10-month-old …

Pete Cashmore

Records released Friday show congressman Greg Gianforte misled police in May after assault of reporter Ben Jacobs, claiming Jacobs initiated physical contact

7:15 PM ET, November 17, 2017<p>RELATED:<p><b>Sources: IAC is exploring selling The Daily Beast, but the company has no formal sales effort in place</b> — Digital …

Greg Gianforte

An investigation into the roots of Pizzagate: the real people behind some of the social accounts that later were amplified by bots

5:45 PM ET, November 17, 2017<p><b>With ads hard to sell and VC funds hard to raise, sources say media startups like Defy Media and Uproxx consider</b> …

With ads hard to sell and VC funds hard to raise, sources say media startups like Defy Media and Uproxx consider following Mashable, selling to bigger companies

2:10 PM ET, November 17, 2017<p><b>Axios raises $20M to fund newsroom expansion, plans to increase staffing to 150 by the end of 2018</b> — The 10-month-old …

Sources: IAC is exploring selling The Daily Beast, but the company has no formal sales effort in place

4:00 PM ET, November 17, 2017<p><b>With ads hard to sell and VC funds hard to raise, sources say media startups like Defy Media and Uproxx consider</b> …

Pete Cashmore

Sources: Vice Media suspends Jason Mojica, head of documentary film unit, as part of an investigation into sexual harassment allegations

3:45 PM ET, November 17, 2017<p><b>With ads hard to sell and VC funds hard to raise, sources say media startups like Defy Media and Uproxx consider</b> …

Pete Cashmore

MoviePass launches a one-year subscription plan for $89.95

12:10 PM ET, November 17, 2017<p><b>Axios raises $20M to fund newsroom expansion, plans to increase staffing to 150 by the end of 2018</b> — The 10-month-old …

Vox Media editorial and video staffers announce plans to join Writers Guild of America East

10:25 AM ET, November 17, 2017<p><b>Axios raises $20M to fund newsroom expansion, plans to increase staffing to 150 by the end of 2018</b> — The 10-month-old …

Journalism

At News Corp AGM, Murdoch says “our hands are...full making our existing papers viable,” and that digital advertising has been “tremendously damaging to print”

9:40 AM ET, November 17, 2017<p><b>Sources: Comcast has approached 21st Century Fox to express interest in buying some major assets</b> — Comcast has …

Pete Cashmore

New study finds China uses "cheerleading", or flooding the internet with positive news in order to eclipse bad news, as a method to manipulate its population (Sean Illing/Vox)

Sean Illing / Vox: <b><br>New study finds China uses “cheerleading”, or flooding the internet with positive news in order to eclipse bad news, as a method to</b> …

Journalism

Axios raises $20M to fund newsroom expansion, plans to increase staffing to 150 by the end of 2018

6:50 AM ET, November 17, 2017<p><b>Report: Mashable has agreed to sell itself to Ziff Davis for around $50M, a fraction of the site's $250M valuation less</b> …

Journalism