Climate-change believers' actions don't live up to their rhetoric, according to a new academic study.
Necessity is the mother of invention. It appears that scandal may be a mother of innovation. Scrambling in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal — in which at least 87 million users had their personal data harvested without their knowledge or consent — Facebook is considering offering an ad-free subscription plan. The subscription would allow users who value privacy to use the social media platform without having their data harvested and would provide an alternative revenue stream to the tech giant.
OPEC is no doubt rejoicing in its accomplishment of raising the price of crude oil by restricting output, but that rejoicing is likely to be short-lived.
Liberal lawyers are using a group of children as human shields by filing suit against Florida Governor Rick Scott because of Scott’s “deliberate indifference to [the children’s] fundamental rights to a stable climate system.”
Some of those voices making the loudest calls for government intervention are coming from a few alt-tech sites that are very small in comparison to the “Big Tech” giants. One new social media platform, though, is taking the opposite position: Keep the government out of it and let the free market handle this. That CEO is Derek Peterson of Oneway.
When it comes to the most absurd use of taxpayer money, the city of Los Angeles may just win the award. In a move intended to cool down the city and fight the effects of global warming, the city is painting many of its streets white.
The Backpage website — notorious for prostitution and human trafficking — was seized Friday by federal authorities. This action was taken “as part of an enforcement action by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, with analytical assistance from the Joint Regional Intelligence Center,” according to a notice appearing where the website used to display ads.
While Facebook has been in the headlines over the past few weeks as a result of its practice of harvesting and misusing users’ data, it is far from the only tech company guilty of “surveillance as a feature.” Google, Microsoft, and others routinely vacuum up large amounts of personal data about those who use their services.
In a study of thirteen research stations from all over Antarctica, 10 of the stations show no trend of temperature increase and some show a slight decreasing temperature trend.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has stated that, in light of recent data, the current standards for automobile emissions are too high and should be made less stringent.