Abby Ohlheiser, The Washington Post Published 5:05 pm CDT, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 The moment was like bit of tragic theater: Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader was on the mound at the All-Star Game at Nationals Park. As he pitched, his reputation was being dismantled, piece by piece, by his own vile Twitter history. Hader tweeted the N-word multiple times 7 years ago, when he was 17. One tweet contained an allusion to white power. He tweeted derogatory things about women. Over an eight month period, Hader appeared to use his Twitter account as a public outlet for some of the worst thoughts in his mind. One now-deleted tweet used a derogatory term for women, and said he needed someone who could "cook, clean right," and have sex, except using yet another expletive. (The tweet's wording is identical to a line in a song that has a vulgar title.) As the tweet circulated last night, someone replied, "which bible verse is this?" Hader's Twitter bio referenced a pair of … [Read more...] about Josh Hader’s All-Star Game controversy shows how online ghosts will haunt us
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest What ideas did the 2018 Iowa Legislature leave to die? "If there is a lot of support and a lot of interest, then it becomes a higher priority," said Rep. Chip Baltimore. These bills didn't pass that test. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. William Petroski and Brianne Pfannenstiel, The Des Moines Register Published 6:19 p.m. CT May 5, 2018 | Updated 7:17 p.m. CT May 5, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE CLOSE Which topics dominated this year's legislative session? Here are some of the … [Read more...] about What ideas did the 2018 Iowa Legislature leave to die?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Traditional banks have been slow to lift rates for savers even as interest rates have risen. ByMatt Phillips April 13, 2018 Savers should finally be getting a break. After a decade of being near zero, short-term interest rates have risen sharply in recent months. Typically, these rates — three-month T-bills, Libor, commercial paper — move together because they reflect the same basic economic reality. Slow but solid growth in the United States since the Great Recession has finally altered the balance between borrowers and lenders. Higher rates mean those with cash to spare now have the upper hand and can demand a higher price to part with it. That’s how it’s supposed to work. But as any saver can tell you, some short-term rates have barely budged. Those are the ones banks offer to savers on plain-vanilla … [Read more...] about Opening for Online Alternative as Bank Deposit Rates Stay Near Zero
The Senate Committee on Net Neutrality and Consumer Protection proposed protections for Massachusetts media consumers, in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality. According to the report, the proposed legislation would mandate absolute transparency regarding network management practices through a statewide internet service provider registry and protect consumer privacy by limiting how internet service providers can use personal data. Kade Crockford, Technology for Liberty program director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, said in a statement that she is relieved to see consumers across the United States becoming aware of how personal information can be sold to the highest bidder online and wind up in dangerous hands. “We face these types of attacks on personal privacy and democracy, not only from companies like Facebook and Google, which can access large quantities of information about their users, but from … [Read more...] about Senate committee recommends ISP registry, limits on how online personal data can be used
CHICAGO - It came as quite a jolt Wednesday when eBay said it had been hacked and asked 145 million users to change their passwords. We started wondering if there's a better way to guard our privacy online. At Keeper Security in Chicago, they charge customers $10 a year to use military-grade encryption that safeguards passwords to personal data. How necessary is this service in today's world? "There's words like important and necessary, but we usually use the word essential," said CEO Darren Guccione. The idea of using passwords was hatched 50 years ago in a lab at MIT. But while everything about computing has changed since, we're still using our birthdays, telephone numbers or a spouse's middle name to access the Internet. Easy-to remember combinations are easy to steal. According to password manager Splash Data, the most common passwords of last year were beyond simple. "123456" topped the list, followed by "password." Last month an Internet bug called Heartbleed may have … [Read more...] about Passwords could become thing of the past for online accounts