Some residents have responded to Waymoâs autonomous vehicle project by slashing tires, pelting vans with rocks and even drawing a gun on a vehicle.
Archive for December, 2018
Towards the end of last year I proposed an idea that unexpectedly caught fire: what if, for a whole year, you stopped acquiring new things or taking on new pursuits. Instead, you return to abandoned projects, stalled hobbies, unread books […]
A classic design for a matchup with a classic opponent.
See the heartbreaking Kevin Carter photos, including that of the vulture and the starving child, that explain why he killed himself at age 33.
Prices hospitals charge for their services will all go online Jan.
It’s been said that your name is your favorite word. Likewise, a brand’s name is its favorite word. Pair their name with their logo, and it’s a self-love fest. You can see this play out when you…
The end of copper mining left a lot of ghost towns in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. But not all of them are deserted.
It was a first step by a state attorney general to punish Facebook for privacy violations.
Back in 2015, a woman named Imy Santiago wrote an Amazon review of a novel that she had read and liked. Amazon immediately took the review down and told Santiago she had “violated its policies.” Santiago re-read her review, didn’t see anything objectionable about it, so she tried to post it again. “You’re not eligible to review this product,” an Amazon prompt informed her.
If Facebook’s endless privacy scandals have shown one thing, it’s that the company has far too much data on its users, and that they can’t be trusted not to sell, barter, or abuse that data whether…
Mr. Mossberg has spent decades chronicling the privacy implications of Facebookâs policies. On Monday, he opted out.
The tech world told a lot of lies in 2018, and it was caught in those lies at what feels like an unprecedented rate. Some Silicon Valley players even began to wake up to the lies they told themselves over the years. With such a flurry of falsehoods, it’s worth taking a look back to see who went big in the year that public trust in tech really started to tank.
We try hard to write good policies at Basecamp. Make them plain and easy to understand. Without out all the dreaded legalese. By humans, for humans. But I’m sure we don’t always succeed. And…
The Boy Scouts of America is considering filing for bankruptcy protection as the group faces dwindling membership and escalating legal costs related to several lawsuits over how it handled allegations of sex abuse.
Facing mounting legal costs from defending itself against lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of boys, the venerable nonprofit organization is considering filing for Chapter 11 protection.
Max Harris did chores and collected rent at the artistsâ warehouse where he lived. Now he faces trial for the deaths at a concert there â including some of his close friends.
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Rescinds Nomination After Discovering The Cure Was Voted In As Cruel Prank By Popular Kids
CLEVELAND, OH—Expressing regret after being misled by the ruthless stunt, the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame rescinded the nomination they offered to The Cure Thursday after discovering the band was voted in as a cruel prank by popular kids. “We will no longer be inducting The Cure to the Hall after learning they were selected to join our 2019 class by a group of jocks and preps who wanted to mess with the shy band,” said the organization’s president Greg Harris, as the goth rock group’s initial excitement quickly turned to despair after learning of the mischievous trick, causing the sensitive members to cry so hard their makeup streaked down their faces. “While we appreciate The Cure’s musical contributions, the band will not be taking part in our annual ceremony. We feel for the group—they thought they were finally being accepted, but it turns out the cool kids just wanted to embarrass them.” At press time, the organization had inducted the Dave Matthews Band instead.
One of the most famous photos to come out of the Titanic disaster was a picture taken of a newsboy standing on the street in Trafalgar Square. The boy was 16 year old Ned Parfett. Ned went on to enlist in the Royal Artillery in 1916, first as a dispatch rider. He was re-assigned to reconnaissance duties. Ned didn't...
He was a pioneer of so much that is still relevant, from gender-neutral pronouns in rock love songs to early synth-pop
I don’t know about you, but whenever I’m a guest at a holiday get-together, once dinner is over and we begin to appreciate the scale of the impending cleanup, I’m always relieved to be given a clear job to do: […]
This is why hospital routines strike me as deliberate negligence: they could only be put in place by administrators who literally don’t care about anything except the convenience of doctors.
We’ve all seen Ansel Adams’ luscious black-and-white images of Yosemite. Lesser known are his pictures of life in World War II-era Los Angeles. In 1939, Fortune magazine commissioned the renowned…