Right wing media and politicians claim that opponents of President Donald Trump are orchestrating a coup d'etat. These claims are focused primarily on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and the FBI. They also sometimes point to the Clintons, former President Barack Obama, and the "deep state" and "liberals" generically as perpetrators of this supposed "soft … [Read more...] about #CoupWatch Headlines for 17 December 2017
In recent weeks, I have seen several stories in which those on the right claim that the FBI and/or Special Counsel Robert Mueller are conducting a "soft coup" against President Trump. Though some have used this rhetoric in the past, it seems that it has migrated recently to more mainstream voices on the right, including former officials, Congressmen, and popular talking … [Read more...] about Coup Watch: Is The United States On the Verge Of A Coup?
Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission made headlines today with his latest comments on net neutrality. The Trump-appointed FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, criticized large internet companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter for undermining a free and open internet and censoring conservatives online. His remarks were in response to criticism over the agency's plan to … [Read more...] about Net Neutrality: FCC Echoes RT Criticism of Internet Companies
Are you worried about giving out your personal information when shopping online? You should be. It seems like not a week goes by without news of another massive data breach where hackers gain access to personal information like names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and credit or bank card numbers of customers. This is often enough information to commit financial … [Read more...] about Protect Personal Information When Shopping Online
Inc. has an interesting story about how startup Distil Networks is attempting to detect bots online. This passage was particularly illuminating: To determine who on the internet is real and who is fake, Distil's system studies a range of variables. Does the actor's cursor wander around the page like a person's would, for example, or does it make a beeline for its target? When … [Read more...] about How One Company Detects Bots Online