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Amazon and Facebook Reportedly Had a Secret Data-Sharing Agreement, and It Explains So Much
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…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Facebook Caps Off 2018 With Yet Another Massive Privacy Scandal
This has been a terrible 2018 for Facebook so far, from numerous revelations about its shady privacy practices and high-profile political spats to admissions it helped enable genocide. With 13 days left in the year, it’s still getting worse. Much worse.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
DC Just Passed the 'Strongest Climate Legislation' in the Nation
The Trump administration isn’t about renewable energy, but thanks to the Washington, D.C., city council, it could soon be running on clean power. The council passed one of the most ambitious climate bills in the country on Tuesday requiring the District to get all of its energy from renewables by 2032.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Hell Yes, NASA’s New Horizons Will Buzz Right Past Ultima Thule on New Year's Day
Today was the last possible day for mission controllers to adjust the trajectory of the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Ultima Thule, a distant Kuiper Belt object. With no detectable dangers in sight, NASA has given the green light for the spacecraft to remain along its optimal path—a trajectory that will…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Upgrade Your Home Theater With This $480 Samsung TV
This 55" TV from Samsung offers all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a mid-tier TV under $700, including 4K UHD resolution, HDR, and internet connectivity. And today, both Walmart and Amazon have it marked down to $478, the lowest price we’ve seen from either retailer. Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
The Pixel 3 Is Proof That Google Doesn't Care About Hardware
After a rocky start with the Pixel 1 (which remains one of the ugliest phones made this decade), a big—but still not fully realized—improvement on the Pixel 2, the Pixel 3 came out and finally made good on Google’s homegrown phone initiative. And unlike phones from Samsung or Huawei, the Pixel 3 achieved this not by…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Power Up Your Hyperdrive and Save $200 On LEGO's 7,500+ Piece Millennium Falcon, While You Still Can
LEGO’s 7500+ piece Millennium Falcon set will give you at least a long weekend’s worth of enjoyment while you build it, plus a lifetime as the best hunk of junk on your memorabilia shelf (it’s a deep shelf, right?).Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
New Poll Shows Basically Everyone Likes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal
The Green New Deal is popping. New polling released on Friday by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication shows that 81 percent of respondents across the political spectrum support the progressive plan to combat climate change by rapidly weaning the U.S. off fossil fuels.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
FCC Official Wanted 'Veto' Power Over Video Featuring Ajit Pai and Pizzagate Pusher
Of all the controversies surrounding the FCC this year, Chairman Ajit Pai’s appearance in a Daily Caller video dancing alongside a woman who had pushed Pizzagate conspiracy theories was perhaps the easiest to avoid.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Ryan Zinke's Replacement Is a Fresh Nightmare for Public Lands
Noted oil and gas lover Ryan Zinke is on his way out the door at the Department of Interior. And like fellow grifter Scott Pruitt who also left us too soon, Zinke’s temporary (for now) replacement is much less scandal-plagued and much more laser-focused on gutting the agency.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
What's the Best Board Game?
Even if you don’t play board games regularly, you probably pull them out around the holidays to foster quality time with your family and/or avoid any in-depth conversations with your MAGA uncle. So for this special edition of Co-Op, we want to know which tabletop games are your go-tos, and why.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Facebook's Post-Cambridge Analytica Privacy Tool Is Still Months Away
In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook promised users a tool that would give them back some power over how extensively they can be tracked online. That was seven months ago.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Ancient Flying Reptiles Featured Distinctly Dino-Like Feathers
Feathers were common among dinosaurs, but scientists aren’t certain if the fur-like coverings of pterosaurs—a group of flying reptiles—were of the same sort seen on dinos and birds or something completely different. The discovery of two exquisite fossils in China now suggests pterosaurs were very much covered in…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
New Rumors About a Very Peculiar DC Character Coming to Doom Patrol
Guillermo del Toro’s Scary Stories gets a release date. Thre comics industry icons have signed intriguing movie and TV deals. Plus, another sneak peek at Gotham’s final season, what’s to come on Supernatural and Legacies, and a new clip from Mary Poppins Returns. Spoilers, away!Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.