Facebook data misuse scandal affects substantially more than 50M, claims Wylie

Chris Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee turned whistleblower whose revelations about Facebook data being misused for political campaigning has wiped billions off the share value of the company in recent days and led to the FTC opening a fresh investigation, has suggested the scale of the data leak is substantially larger than has been reported so far. Giving evidence today, to a UK parliamentary select committee that’s investigating the use…

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#Comicsgate: How an Anti-Diversity Harassment Campaign in Comics Got Uglyand Profitable

In some ways, it began with the milkshakes. In July of 2017, five days after the death of groundbreaking comics publisher Flo Steinberg, a group of Marvel Comics female staff went out for milkshakes to celebrate her legacy. One of them, Heather Antosat the time an assistant editor at the company working on The Unbelievable Gwenpoolsnapped a selfie of the group holding their sweets and posted it on Twitter. What…

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Chip and Joanna Gaines say tearful goodbye to ‘Fixer Upper’ as finale airs

Video Chip and Joanna Gaines on ending ‘Fixer Upper’ HGTV stars open up about their relationship. Chip and Joanna Gaines said their goodbyes to “Fixer Upper” during the hit HGTV show’s final episode, which aired on Tuesday. The couple announced in September that the show was coming to an end after Season 5. The Gaineses said they were ending the show to focus on their family and other business ventures….

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FIU bridge collapses; 4 killed, officials say

Video Sen. Bill Nelson: 6-10 deaths from FIU bridge collapse After a pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University, Florida Senator Bill Nelson shares what he is hearing from authorities. Four people were confirmed dead after a newly installed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, leaving eight vehicles trapped under the sprawling wreckage. Miami-Dade Fire Chief Dave Downey told reporters at a news conference that four people were…

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EXCLUSIVE: Stormy Daniels Pal on Trump: He Would Call All the Time

the nondisclosure agreement she signed with Donald Trumps lawyer. Munyan confirmed critical elements of the alleged romantic tryst between the porn star and the future president, and added new details to a tawdry saga that has rocked the White House. Munyan, a longtime friend of Daniels, remembers eavesdropping on a half-dozen phone calls between her and the future president. He would call all the time. That man can talk about…

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Dutch lawyer is first person to be sentenced in Mueller probe, gets 30 days in prison

(CNN)A Dutch lawyer tied to former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates became the first person to be sentenced in Robert Mueller’s investigation when a federal judge sentenced him on Tuesday to spend 30 days in prison and pay a $20,000 fine after he admitted to lying to investigators. Van der Zwaan “took steps to ingratiate himself with” Gates and Manafort and hid that from his law firm, “and that’s…

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FIU bridge collapses; fatalities reported, Florida officials say

Video Sen. Bill Nelson: 6-10 deaths from FIU bridge collapse After a pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University, Florida Senator Bill Nelson shares what he is hearing from authorities. Several fatalities were reported after a newly installed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, leaving eight vehicles trapped under the sprawling wreckage. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed to Fox News there were several fatalities after the structure, touted…

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An unheard-of problem: The President can’t find a lawyer

(CNN)Several top US law firms have left President Donald Trump with few places to turn for legal help in the Russia probe. Even in a city with such a sizable legal industry, so many top lawyers and large law offices with white-collar and national security specialists have already been hired by witnesses, subjects and companies involved in the Mueller probe. Thus, few in town can take new clients at the…

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Laura Ingraham Apologizes to Parkland Survivor as Advertisers Ditch Her Show

After right-wing star Laura Ingraham publicly mocked Parkland school-shooting survivor David Hogg for being rejected by multiple colleges, several companies have pulled their ads from her primetime Fox News show. David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.) Ingraham wrote Thursday on Twitter while sharing an article on the matter from becoming an…

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59 Percent of Millennials Raised in a Church Have Dropped OutAnd Theyre Trying to Tell Us Why

681.2k SHARES ShareTweet By Sam Eaton Millennials and church don’t seem to mix. The truth is no one has asked me why millennials don’t like church. Luckily, as a public school teacher, I am highly skilled at answering questions before they’re asked. It’s a gift really. From the depths of my heart, I want to love church. I want to be head-over-heals for church like the unshakable Ned Flanders. I…

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Susan Rice, ex-Obama official, appointed to Netflix board of directors

Video Susan Rice blasts Trump’s ‘America First’ policy Former Obama national security adviser says the U.S. will lose its moral authority abroad. Former national security adviser and U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice now has a new role on Netflix’s board of directors, appearing to follow her former boss who is in reported “advanced negotiations” to create a series of shows with the streaming giant. The company made the announcement on Wednesday, with…

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Paul Ryan sold shares on same day as private briefing of banking crisis

Vice-presidential candidate denies he profited from a 2008 meeting with Fed chairman in which officials outlined fears for financial crisis Paul Ryan, Mitt Romneys vice-presidential running mate, sold stock in US banks on the same day he attended a confidential meeting where top level officials disclosed the sector was heading for a deep crisis. The congressman on Monday denied profiting from information gleaned from the meeting on 18 September 2008…

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Picked Apart by Vultures: The Last Days of Stan Lee

You might expect Stan Lee, at age 95, to be enjoying the fruits of his many labors: Marvel Comics, the company he served as the former president and chairman of, dominates popular culture. Characters he co-created among them Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men, and the Avengers are household names. Hes a comics legend, with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When Marvel sold to Disney in 2010 for…

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Women Are Posting Reasons Why They Dont Take Their Husbands Name, And Chrissy Teigen Has The Best Response

Chrissy Teigen has become somewhat renowned for her witty, sassy comments on Twitter, and her latest reply is no exception. It all started with a viral tweet that said: “I’d really like to hear the reasoning behind women who won’t take their husband’s last name.” Good question right? Plenty of people clearly thought so, as it ignited a lively and positive debate and was widely shared. One of the things…

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UK firm to contest new passport decision

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDe la Rue boss Martin Sutherland The new UK passport to be issued after Brexit will be made in France, the current British manufacturer has said. The burgundy passport, in use since 1988, will revert to its original blue and gold colour from October 2019. The boss of UK supplier De La Rue said it would appeal against the decision to award…

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