The Ever-Evolving Art Of The Celebrity Apology

Miley Cyrus Is My Problematic Fav…Sorry.”Billboard interview more hip-hop-leaning records,”  since-deleted response There have been many celebrity apologies, for both big and small offenses, that in the same manner have burst into the zeitgeist and then quickly died like mayflies. Celebrities have publicly apologized for , for saying  for illegally , for , for , for , for , for , for . Or they are Lena Dunham and have apologized . There are good celebrity apologies and bad ones, but it seems the rubric for whether they are …

The Ambitious Plan Behind Facebooks Cryptocurrency, Libra

Near the end of 2017, on a Dominican Republic beach with his family, Facebook executive David Marcus wrestled with a question he’d been pondering since his previous job as president of PayPal. How would you build the internet of money? A friction-free global digital currency would be a boon for the many people with mobile phones but no access to banking. And who better to develop something like this, he wondered, than Facebook, with its global reach and massive user …

Student’s List Of Ways To Destress Has Gone Viral

Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially added burnout to its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), thereby recognizing it as a medical condition for the very first time. Needless to say, we live in a stressful age. What with varying degrees of political chaos on both sides of the Atlantic, looming environmental disaster, and the premature passing of the Internet’s favorite cat, we could all do with some pointers on how to de-stress – so here are 101, helpfully collated and shared …

Chrissy Teigen Has A SAVAGE Response For Internet Troll Who Commented On Daughter Luna’s Hair – Perez Hilton

Chrissy Teigen continues her streak of epic, Internet clap backs. On Tuesday, the Lip Sync Battle host defended her three-year-old daughter Luna after a troll left a pretty rude comment about the toddler’s hair on Instagram. It all started on Monday, when the 33-year-old TV personality shared two, seriously adorable videos of her and Luna engaging in “negotiations” over candy. Yes, candy! Because what else would be such a source of contention for a three-year-old? LOLz… In the first video …

It’s not a robocall: Elizabeth Warren calls supporters to talk issues

The Massachusetts senator has been calling donors to her campaign out of the blue this week, to ask about the issues that concern them Elizabeth Warren supporters who notice a strange phone call coming in from a 617 area code may want to pick up the phone for a change, as the Massachusetts senator has been calling donors to her campaign out of the blue this week. For most candidates, call time means calling wealthy donors and asking for money. …

Miley Cyrus Issues Another Apology For Her ‘Insensitive’ 2017 Comments About Hip-Hop Music! – Perez Hilton

The Mother’s Daughter songstress took to the internet to once again apologize for comments she made about the hip-hop community back in 2017, letting her critics know that she “For those who forgot, the former Disney star faced backlash recent video, Mileybird decided to address the subject yet again. She wrote: Way to acknowledge the whole picture, gurl! “There are decades of inequality that I am aware of, but still have a lot [to] learn about. Silence is apart of …

American who fought for Taliban freed early from US prison

John Walker Lindh released, though some politicians say he may still be security risk John Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, has been released early from federal prison, instantly drawing the fury of senior US government officials who say he may still pose a security risk. Filmed by a CNN news crew in northern Afghanistan during his battlefield capture shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the footage of the prisoner who would become known as the …

California Approves Wide Power Outages To Prevent Wildfires

Utilities’ liability can reach billions of dollars, and after several years of devastating wildfires, they asked regulators to allow them to pull the plug when fire risk is extremely high. That’s mainly during periods of excessive winds and low humidity when vegetation is dried out and can easily ignite.  The plans could inconvenience hundreds of thousands of customers while endangering some who depend on electricity to keep them alive, like 56-year-old Kallithea Miller. “I could die in my sleep,” she …

Terry Pratchett predicted rise of fake news in 1995, says biographer

Marc Burrows discovered Bill Gates interview in which the writer warned of parity of esteem given to stories published on the net In 1995, the internet was a world of dial-up connections and Usenet newsgroups, but according to his biographer, Terry Pratchett had already accurately predicted how the internet would propagate and legitimise fake news. Marc Burrows was digging through old cuttings about the late Discworld author for his forthcoming biography when he came across an interview Pratchett had done …

How Facial Recognition Is Fighting Child Sex Trafficking

One evening in April, a California law enforcement officer was browsing Facebook when she saw a post from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children with a picture of a missing child. The officer took a screenshot of the image, which she later fed into a tool created by nonprofit Thorn to help investigators find underage sex-trafficking victims. The tool, called Spotlight, uses text- and image-processing algorithms to match faces and other clues in online sex ads with other …