Health

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Fitness Advice Gets A Snarky Workout From Critics

Poor Marjorie Taylor Greene. In a time of political rancor, the far-right congresswoman from Georgia on Monday tried to reach across all aisles to give solid advice on self-improvement. “Working out isn’t for when you just feel like it. It’s work,” she wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “Show up whether you feel like it or […]

Technology

Obituary That Called Late NBA Player ‘Useless’ Sparks Firestorm

Social media users hurled criticism at Microsoft this week for what many thought was an AI-generated obituary for NBA player Brandon Hunter on its website MSN. The controversy began after the obituary — which had a headline that read “Brandon Hunter useless at 42” written by “Editor” — appeared on the Microsoft-owned platform after Hunter’s […]

Google’s Search Dominance Challenged In The Biggest Antitrust Trial In Decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google will confront a threat to its dominant search engine beginning Tuesday when federal regulators launch an attempt to dismantle its internet empire in the biggest U.S. antitrust trial in a quarter century. Over the next 10 weeks, federal lawyers and state attorneys general will try to prove Google rigged the market […]

Elon Musk Plans To Dump ‘Block’ Feature On Twitter, And People Are Pissed

Elon Musk’s latest plan for Twitter — er, X — apparently focuses on pissing off a large number of users. The man-child mogul announced on Friday that the site would be largely dumping the “block” feature that allows users to heavily restrict interactions with the accounts of others, claiming that “It makes no sense.” Advertisement […]

Artificial Intelligence Raises Risk Of Extinction, Experts Say In New Warning

Scientists and tech industry leaders, including high-level executives at Microsoft and Google, issued a new warning Tuesday about the perils that artificial intelligence poses to humankind. “Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war,” the statement said. Advertisement Sam Altman, CEO […]

Meta Says It Will Block News From Platforms If California Passes Journalism Bill

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, will pull news from its platforms if California passes a bill mandating that tech companies pay publishers for their content, a spokesperson for the company said Wednesday. The bill, known as the Journalism Preservation Act, would require companies to pay a “journalism usage fee” whenever they run […]

Meta Tests Blocking News Content On Instagram, Facebook For Some Canadians

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Meta is temporarily blocking some Canadian users from accessing news content on Facebook and Instagram as part of a temporary test that is expected to last through the end of June, the tech giant said Thursday. The block — which follows a similar step taken by Google earlier this year — […]

Twitter’s Top Content Moderator Steps Down Amid Daily Wire Controversy

Twitter’s top content moderator has reportedly stepped down after just seven months on the job under CEO Elon Musk. Ella Irwin, who joined the social media platform in June 2022 and took over as head of trust and safety last fall, when Musk officially acquired the social media platform, confirmed her departure to Reuters. Advertisement […]

Elon Musk Is A Transphobe

Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk marked the start of LGBTQ Pride month by dropping all pretense about his views on transgender people in the world — he is no supporter of them. In a series of tweets Thursday and Friday, Musk actively promoted a transphobic “documentary” produced by an extremist pundit, agreed that […]

Ex-Employees Say Twitter Is Stalling Arbitration By Refusing To Pay Bills

Former Twitter employees allege that the once-mighty tech giant is stalling arbitration in almost 900 cases by refusing to pay its legal bills, according to court records filed Monday. After taking over the company in October, Twitter CEO Elon Musk terminated thousands of people; Musk himself said he had axed 80% of the payroll as […]

Battle Of The Timelines: Meta Launches ‘Threads,’ Its Alternative To Twitter

Meta has unveiled an app called Threads to rival Twitter, targeting users looking for an alternative to the social media platform owned — and frequently changed — by Elon Musk. Threads is billed as a text-based version of Meta’s photo-sharing app Instagram that the company says provides “a new, separate space for real-time updates and […]

Twitter Threatens Legal Action Over Meta’s Popular New Threads App

Twitter parent company X Corp. is threatening to sue Meta over its new Threads app as the platform began racking up millions of users upon its Wednesday debut. A Silicon Valley legal firm representing X Corp. claimed in a letter first reported by Semafor that Meta had “engaged in systematic, willful and unlawful misappropriation of […]

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