US And Chinese Tech Giants Are Battling To Sell Facial Recognition Technology In The Middle East

Face recognition has been banned in San Francisco and linked by AOC to a rise in global fascism. But it’s being marketed in Dubai, which has spied on hundreds of dissidents, by American and Chinese tech giants. View Entire Post ›

After This Violent Video Game Went Viral In India, Police Started Arresting People Who Played It

Fears about PUBG’s violence and addictiveness led officials in the Indian state of Gujarat to ban the video game. But things didn’t stop there — soon young men were being arrested for gaming. View Entire Post ›

Press Freedom Groups Say The New Charges Against Julian Assange Are A Threat To Journalists

Legal experts say the new indictment against Assange is the first time the Justice Department has used the Espionage Act to charge a third party — not the government leaker — with publishing classified information. View Entire Post ›

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Is Facing 17 More Criminal Charges In The United States

A grand jury returned a new indictment against Assange adding charges related to his alleged conspiracy with Chelsea Manning to solicit and publish classified government information. View Entire Post ›

Congress Finally Has A Deal To Help Puerto Rico And Other Disaster-Stricken Areas After Trump Caves On Border Funding

The $19.1 billion deal includes close to $1 billion in funding for Puerto Rico that Trump had objected to. Congress is expected to pass the bill rapidly. View Entire Post ›

The Only Latino Running For President Thinks Democrats’ “Electability” Fight Is Missing The Point

“The worst thing we can do is to make assumptions or use some cookie cutter formula about who ought to be the nominee of the party,” Julián Castro told BuzzFeed News. View Entire Post ›

The Justice Department Is Arguing Congress Can’t Sue The Trump Administration At All

A federal judge in Washington, DC, heard arguments on Thursday in House Democrats’ lawsuit challenging Trump’s plan to reprogram billions in federal funds to build a border wall. View Entire Post ›

There’s So Much More Garbage On Facebook Than You Even Realize And It’s Impossible To Keep Up

There are 1.56 billion daily active users on Facebook, and the platform disabled 2.19 billion fake accounts in Q1 2019. Plus more disturbing stats from the company’s latest Community Standards Enforcement Report. View Entire Post ›

Democrats Like The Idea Of A Gay President. But Some Are Quietly Worried About Mayor Pete.

“I’ve heard him talk, and I like him, and I really support him,” one voter said of Pete Buttigieg. “But I’m concerned that we might not be able to bring as many people to vote in the general election.” View Entire Post ›