April 2017 Archive

Two Blondes, Two Fates

From the Slope of Hope: Earlier this week, my son asked me a sincere question: “How come Marissa Mayer got $200 million by screwing up Yahoo?” It was a ...

Here's Who NATO Will Probably Be Fighting If There's A World War III

Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org, Russia recently said it would support Iran’s bid to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, an emerging economic and political ...

You Can't Buy Love… But You Can Rent It

According to the Digital Market Outlook (DMO) by Statista, the country with the largest share of adults paying for a dating service is the United States. You ...

Trump's big EPA website change should make you furious

Yet another fear among scientists and climate activists has become reality in the era of Trump. Years of research and data about carbon emissions, other ...

The NSA's massive surveillance operation is now just a little less massive

The NSA’s spying program is still vast, but it’s now a touch more restricted. The agency has long collected texts and emails sent to and ...

Whoops. Millions of Android phones are wide open to hackers

All is not well in Google Play.  A group of researchers has determined that hundreds of apps in the store have a gaping security hole ...

The Tesla Model 3 dashboard sure looks nice

Tesla Model 3s have yet to ship to customers, but that doesn’t mean they’re not already on California roads.  An observant passerby spotted a blue ...

Amazon wants to make Alexa sound like your human friends

Alexa is always there for those of us with Amazon’s AI-enabled speakers, but when she speaks, sometimes it’s hard to tell that she really cares.  ...

City of Portland may subpoena Uber for details on Greyball program

 The Rose City isn’t happy with Uber… again. After the company failed to turn over details on its deeply sketchy “Greyball” software by Portland’s deadline, the ...

Yik Yak shuts down after Square paid $1 million for its engineers

 Yik Yak co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington published a farewell note to users on Friday, announcing they would shut down their once-popular anonymous social ...

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