Responding to the “Nothing to Hide” Argument in Support of Mass Surveillance

By Michael Maharrey Whenever I talk about government surveillance, there is always “that guy” who claims if I’m not doing anything illegal I shouldn’t be concerned about it. Well, I am concerned about it. I explain why in this short...

/ August 28, 2018

Vox Sentences: Pope Francis’s crisis of confidence

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Sen. John McCain is...

/ August 28, 2018

Asia markets higher following US striking trade deal with Mexico

Asia markets were higher on Tuesday morning following yet another day of record highs on Wall Street as the U.S. and Mexico announced a new trade agreement. The Nikkei 225 traded in positive territory in the morning, up by 0.74...

/ August 27, 2018

The Atlantic Daily: In the Face of Strife

What We’re Following Trade Deal: Donald Trump announced he is “terminating” NAFTA after reaching a trade agreement with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Yet the details of the deal—in keeping with Trump’s recurrent strategy of bluffs and tweaks—look more like...

/ August 27, 2018

Issa Rae Interview Exclusive with NowThis – Extended Cut | NowThis

Actress, writer, director, producer and web series creator Issa Rae discusses how she went from her viral internet series 'Awkward Black Girl' to the HBO hit 'Insecure.' » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe In this Issa Rae interview, Issa Rae talks...

/ August 27, 2018

L’Etrange 2018: Festival Lineup is Twelve Days of Genre Madness in Paris

Few festivals can boast being around for almost a quarter of a century. Even less can do it while being a festival that focuses on weird and wild genre cinema from around the World. Fortunately for the folks at L’Etrange...

/ August 27, 2018

Rohingya refugees made permanent: A cycle repeated

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - The camps are overwhelming. Makeshift shelters made out of tarpaulin and bamboo sticks stretch as far as the eye can see, closely bunched together with little room for breathing space. The clay ground they are built...

/ August 27, 2018

Why Tesla’s Autopilot Can’t See a Stopped Firetruck

On Saturday August 25, a Tesla Model S crashed into a stopped firetruck in San Jose, California. The two occupants inside the Tesla sustained minor injuries, and the 37-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of...

/ August 27, 2018

‘I’m an Experiment’: Why the Israel Museum Hired Ido Bruno, a Tech-Savvy Designer With No Institutional Experience, to Be Its New Director

It takes just five minutes of chatting with Ido Bruno, who was appointed director of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem last November, to channel his 25 years of design experience. He points to his immaculately arranged desk, which is a...

/ August 27, 2018

Top Facebook communications exec Rachel Whetstone is departing for Netflix

Rachel Whetstone is leaving the top corporate communications job at Facebook and will take one running public relations for Netflix. Whetstone is the latest high-ranking executive to leave the massive social network in recent months. Her boss, Elliot Schrage, announced...

/ August 27, 2018

HyO-Cups Startup Is Growing Disposable Biodegradable Cups | NowThis

These homegrown, biodegradable cups are one startup's attempt at reducing plastic waste. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe This startup called Crème Design is growing disposable cups. HyO-Cups are 100% recyclable and compostable cups made from gourds, a fruit used across...

/ August 27, 2018

The US and Mexico made a trade deal. But it’s not a new NAFTA.

The United States and Mexico just reached a preliminary deal to reform NAFTA — but there’s still a long way to go. On Monday, multiple outlets reported that Washington and Mexico City had reached an agreement to revise the North...

/ August 27, 2018

Nearly Destroyed by ISIS, the Ancient City of Palmyra Will Reopen in 2019 After Extensive Renovations

The ancient city of Palmyra, which has been badly damaged by ISIS, could reopen to tourists as early as next summer, the Syrian government has announced. The historic site, located in Syria’s Homs Governate province, was once among the country’s...

/ August 27, 2018

Milo Yiannopolis had an epic meltdown on Facebook & the tears are delicious

White supremacist Milo Yiannopolis exploded on Facebook this weekend because one of his fans asked him to do his job. Sometimes Milo brags about his outlandishly expensive lifestyle on Facebook. Sometimes even I get depressed. Posted by Milo Yiannopoulos on Thursday,...

/ August 27, 2018

Samsung Looks to Streamline Banking With Blockchain Tool

Samsung SDS, a subsidiary of South Korea's tech conglomerate, has developed a blockchain-based certification platform for South Korean banks, it announced Monday. Developed in collaboration with the Korea Federation of Banks, a new platform called BankSign is said to make...

/ August 27, 2018

US vows to fight Iran lawsuit in international court

The United States vowed to fight Iran before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), calling Tehran's move to question the legality of recently reimposed sanctions an attempt to interfere with its national security. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued...

/ August 27, 2018

PrEP users likely to have better overall health practices

Shutterstock Those who use PrEP for regular protection from HIV infection are also more likely to protect themselves in other ways, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. “Most PrEP users in the U.S....

/ August 27, 2018

Moosejaw is the first of Walmart’s acquired brands to open a digital store on the site

Last year, Walmart acquired outdoor retailer Moosejaw for $51 million –  a company that’s now one of several brands Walmart picked up during a speciality retail buying spree, along with ShoeBuy, Jet.com, Hayneedle, ModCloth, and Bonobos. Now, the company is making...

/ August 27, 2018

Fujitsu Backs IOTA as ‘New Protocol Standard’ for Audit Trails, Markets React

Japanese ICT conglomerate Fujitsu is launching an IOTA-based proof-of-concept (PoC) for audit trail processes in the manufacturing industry, according to an official notice released August 25. The notice says the company will use the IOTA protocol as an “immutable data...

/ August 27, 2018

What All Mass Shooters Have in Common

The one most common denominator of ISIS recruits and mass shooters is no father involvement. Dr. Warren Farrell, PhD and Matt Kibbe discuss the psychological and fiscal savings we would create if society focused less on blaming “guns” and more...

/ August 27, 2018