Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… relatively insignificant in the United States. But the prospect of a mobile form of the new filter is even more threatening in that the blocker would be the default state, and Apple’s software can no doubt outperform a small-time developer app. Is this really, actually a doomsday scenario? The media industry has for years been wringing their hands about an apocalyptic reckoning in one way or another. If it wasn’t Apple’s ad blocking acceptance, it was Facebook’s Instant …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… revenue and stores in 16 states plus D.C. provides her a much bigger platform to influence their lives than anyone in her family had two generations ago. Its also why shes decided to take on the president of the United States to stop him from rolling back decades of public land protections. We have to fight like hell to keep every inch of public land, Marcario, 52, told HuffPost last month. I dont have a lot of faith in politics and politicians right now. Ventura, California-based …

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Trump’s tweet cited against him in travel ban ruling

June 14, 2017

Image: Roberto Machado Noa/REX/Shutterstock Never Tweet: The 2017 American dystopia edition. President Donald Trump’s inability to keep his Twitter fingers in his pockets just helped derail his attempt to enact a ban on travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries. SEE ALSO: Trumpniks have no defense for the James Comey mess, so duh, they’re blaming the media The Ninth Circuit ruled against the implementation of the ban on Monday, citing a Trump tweet from …

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Today in reality, a congressman has officially introduced the ‘Covfefe Act’

June 14, 2017

Today in “things we really wish didn’t need to happen,” Democratic Representative Mike Quigley has introduced the Covfefe Act. No, we’re not kidding. The Illinois congressman shared a statement on his website on Monday morning explaining that the Presidential Records Act has been expanded to include any social media posts shared by the President of the United States, not just posts shared from the official @POTUS accounts. SEE ALSO: Words with Friends adds …

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Donald Trump told Theresa May he does not want to visit the U.K. until the public supports him

June 12, 2017

… the importance of the relationship between the United States of America and the United Kingdom,” read Parliament’s response. It would seem that Trump does not hold the same view. UPDATE: June 11, 2017, 11:35 a.m. EDT According to the office of Prime Minister Theresa May, there has been no change to Trump’s U.K. visit. “We arent going to comment on speculation about the contents of private phone conversations,” a spokesperson from May’s office said. It remains …

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What does a Facebook Like really mean?

June 7, 2017

… what a Like actually means. In Switzerland, the legal precedent is now that it’s an endorsement. In the United States, a Like is speechand according to at least one judge, a literal expression of liking something. But let’s be real: There’s no possible way this jives with the experiences of anybody who’s ever actually spent time on Facebook. Parsing intent from someone hitting a button on the Internet is, at best, a faulty calculus of context. Trying to figure out what a …

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With A Flick Of His Mood, Trump Throws Allies Off Balance

June 7, 2017

… United States role in the world and are willing to change their policies accordingly. [Trump] seems to be fine being alone, and it may have benefits in the short term. But in the long term its going to cost us, Daalder said. In acting as if you cant trust anybody else in the world, no one will trust the United States. Hours before Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, European leaders put out a joint statement with China to reaffirm their commitment to its …

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Putin: ‘We Don’t Care Who’s The Head Of The United States’

June 5, 2017

Putin, in an interview on NBCs new program Sunday Night, with Megyn Kelly, fired back at assertions that Russia had meddled in the election, at times getting noticeably agitated with the line of questioning. At one point, he told Kelly Russia didnt care who the American president was as the main political direction does not change, regardless of whos in charge. I havent seen, even once, any direct proof of Russian interference in the presidential election in the United States, Putin told …

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We (Still) Dont Know If Trump Believes In Climate Change

June 3, 2017

But as he pulled the United States out of the Paris climate agreement Wednesday, officials wanted to do anything but discuss the presidents current views on the issue. Asked about Trumps climate views on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he hadnt discussed the matter with the president. On Friday, Spicer again said he hadnt had a chance to talk to Trump about it. There is widespread scientific consensus that climate change is real and human beings contribute to it. In …

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Trump Keeps Citing A Paris Agreement Study That Seriously Misses The Point

June 2, 2017

But the findings that Trump,members of his administration and conservative media outlets have seized upon to justify exiting the climate deal tend to come from a few outlier studies.One in particular,a 2016 Heritage Foundation reporton the Paris Agreement, has drawn criticism from economic and environmental experts for its misleading conclusions. But the Paris Agreement doesnt involve the United States alone, as theWorld Resources Institute pointed out in March. It is a worldwide pact among …

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Hot music video will make you want to dance and ignore rampant corruption in the Russian government

May 31, 2017

… Yorker‘s most recent feature on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “shadow cabinet“), but it’s certainly something that could never happen in the United States … right? “Baby Boy,” possibly coming to a Jared Kushner dance party near you. WATCH: The original ‘Alien’ gets a trailer recut as a comedy More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCovert Shirt Store Create Profit Pulling T-Shirt Stores On Your WordPress …

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Ivanka Trump’s brand gets Memorial Day very, very wrong

May 30, 2017

… than with a nostalgic childhood treat and a little “adult beverage?” (Commence: gentle teeheehees). Make champagne popsicles this #MemorialDay: https://t.co/1m6ceESqnS Ivanka Trump HQ (@IvankaTrumpHQ) May 28, 2017 Of course, Memorial Day also doubles as the start of summer for many in the United States, so it’s not exactly surprisingor wrong eventhat the brand came up with a recipe. But c’mon, champagne popsicles? What exactly are you celebrating @IvankaTrumpHQ? …

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Trump is back from Europe and ready to scare us all on Twitter again

May 30, 2017

Image: christopher gordon/us navy/Getty Images Even though he was busy destroying postwar alliances and praising autocrats, it was nice to have President Trump away from the United States for a week, especially away from Twitter. Well, that time has ended. President Trump is back from Europe and back on his phone, with some of his most disturbing (yet properly spelled!) allegations yet. SEE ALSO: President Trump left TripAdvisor reviews for the Middle East and just, wow This time, Trump …

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Trump’s budget would allow for the slaughter of America’s wild horses

May 26, 2017

Wild horses fight in Wyoming.Image: john joyce/Solent News/REX/Shutterstock President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would save an estimated $10 million in 2018 by allowing the United States’s wild horses to wind up on someone’s plate. The U.S. has long rounded up and sold wild horses that roam through Nevada and other Western states, but buyers have always legally had to promise not to ship horses for slaughter. Horse slaughterhouses are outlawed in the U.S., but not in …

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Side-By-Side Photos Prove No One Misses Barack Obama Like The Pope Does

May 25, 2017

… skeptic. In other words, the Pope just sub-tweeted the president of the United States, in person. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWarlord Optin Reseller Covert Social Press Run Your Own Profitable Social Network On WordPress!Leadz Agency ( UNLIMITED) Leads are the lifeblood of any business, whether you’re collecting email subscribers to build an internet marketing list or you’re a local business looking to connect with future customers, the more leads you have the faster …

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Dwayne Johnson says ‘I’m running for president’ on ‘SNL,’ reveals running mate

May 23, 2017

… timers” jacket from Alec Baldwin. “A lot of people have been telling me that I should run for President,” Johnson said, and then went right for it: “Starting tonight, I’m running for President of the United States.” SEE ALSO: Michael Moore wants ‘The Rock’ to run for president because nothing matters anymore And though Baldwin thought for a moment that Johnson was going to pick him for VP, that honor went to just-off-camera Tom Hanks (who also …

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Watch The Russians Laugh At Us In This Video Clip

May 20, 2017

… departed Friday on his first international trip amid a flurry of leaks about his shocking behavior in the White House. Politico, citing an unnamed source, said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a former official after meeting with Trump in April, The president of the United States has a 12-second attention span. Trump also tried to get NATO officials to discuss North Korea, which is not part of NATO. …

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Reactions to the death of a Fox News titan vary wildly

May 19, 2017

… was reported on Thursday. SEE ALSO: Roger Ailes, embattled former Fox News exec, dead at 77 Ailes launched Fox News in 1996 and turned it into a megaphone for right-wing politics in the United States. He was ousted from his job as head of the network last year after former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson sued him for sexual harassment. Other women made similar accusations, and soon media outlets churned out articles on the culture of sexual harassment (and racism) that Ailes enabled as he …

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France fines Facebook over alleged privacy violations

May 18, 2017

… EU data protection law through our establishment in Ireland.” Privacy protections are generally more robust in European Union nations than in the United States, where Facebook was founded, and the company has clashed with European regulations. Facebook also faces a potential lawsuit under consideration by the European Court of Justice, in which more than 25,000 users want to sue the company for violating their data privacy. The court will have to decide whether those individuals can be a …

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Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

May 18, 2017

… in the separation of powers as well as Trumps unique status as one of the weakest chief executives in history. But the presidents dealings with the FBI director took center stage during their presentation. It was part of my view that the president of the United States, who is above the attorney general in the hierarchy, absolutely had to stay out of any criminal matter whatsoever, Eggleston said. He didnt think there wouldnt be any charges brought a statement that I think was regarded in …

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Jeffrey Toobin On Trump-Comey Chat: ‘Obstruction Of Justice’

May 17, 2017

… activities during your campaign for president, if thats true, that is obstruction of justice. Why do you think Director Comey wrote a memo to the file about it? Because he was so appalled that a President of the United States would behave in this way. Toobins comments are the latest in a string of condemnations of Trumps actions since he fired Comey last week. It is a grotesque abuse of power by the president of the United States, last week on CNN. This is the kind of thing that goes on in …

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