Need a new reason to be creeped out by Facebook? Big news this week from The Electronic Frontier Foundation: the digital rights group FOIA'd some disturbing documents for its lawsuit on the US goverment's surveillance of social networks which show that feds sometimes attempt to "friend" people applying for citizenship, or people that fit certain demographics, ostensibly to sniff out terrorist threats. Related MSNBC item here.
In this broadcast, WSAZ's Tori Yorgey is about to report on treacherous road conditions in Dunbar, West Virginia, only to experience the consequences of them herself. The footage is alarming but Yorgey was unharmed. Come for the hit, stay for the contrast between Yorgey's "in shock but cock-a-hoop" demeanor with the in-studio anchor's "robot bemused… READ THE REST
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Nieman Lab — Nieman Lab — the institute for the academic study of journalism based out of Harvard University reports that the Cambridge Chronicle has lost its last full-time employee, leaving the paper in a perilous spot after 175 years of business. The Chronicle had been the oldest weekly newspaper left in the country, and had been family-owned until the early 90s before… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. You do a lot on that little laptop of yours, from (reluctantly) answering work emails to shopping for a new ride. But with all these digital tasks come many annoying roadblocks,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. If you've got a fuzzy feline friend at home, you know how important it is to keep them active and stimulate their curiosity. They can get bored quickly of stationary toys, and… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There's only so much side-hustling you can do in one lifetime — perhaps it's about time you chose a career that has great earning potential you can really enjoy, like cybersecurity.… READ THE REST