close Video Documentary explores how Google, Facebook track and use data 'Clinton Cash' author Peter Schweizer sheds light on the practices of Facebook and Google in new film 'The Creepy Line'; Schweizer shares details on 'The Story.' As a past associate deputy attorney general of the United States, I believe that Wednesday’s Senate hearing on Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy, while representing a step in the right direction, missed the mark. Consumers feel lost and powerless. Their most personal information is being mined to create the most profitable and powerful companies in human history. Some of that information has been lost or stolen. On Friday, for example, Facebook announced that the personal information of nearly 50 million users has been exposed in an attack on its computer network. Adding insult to injury, these corporate behemoths are seemingly undertaking efforts to suppress views that they disagree with. Faced with the … [Read more...] about Will Washington regulate Facebook, Google and Twitter? Or hand them a stranglehold on a silver platter?
Ariana Grande gets emotional with fans on Twitter asking why she can't have "one OK day?" (AP) Ariana Grande opened up about her personal struggles on Thursday night. The 25-year-old singer took to Twitter to share with her more than 57 million followers some of her recent difficulties. "Can I pls have one OK day. just one. pls,” she began. "I’m so tired pls.” can i pls have one okay day. just one. pls.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 27, 2018 Grande then retweeted her recent message “everything will be OK,” adding, "j f---ing k.” Ariana Grande Assures Fans That 'Everything Will Be OK' As She Continues to Mourn Ex Mac Miller's Death It’s been a difficult time for Grande, who was celebrating her return to the spotlight with her album, Sweetener, when news broke that her ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, had died of an apparent drug overdose. i’m so tired pls— Ariana Grande … [Read more...] about Ariana Grande thanks fans for loving her, breaks down on Twitter: ‘I’m so tired’
Lily Katz Bloomberg Published 11:35 AM EDT Sep 28, 2018 Twitter Inc. is on track to seize a title no company wants: the worst performer in the S&P 500 Index. If shares of the social-media giant hold at their current level through today’s close, they will end the third quarter with a loss of about 34 percent. That would be worse than any other company in the S&P 500. Twitter’s tough quarter was set off by a disappointing earnings report. The stock plunged the most in four years after the firm said in July that monthly users had dropped by 1 million in the second quarter and predicted further declines as it fights against spam, fake accounts and malicious rhetoric. Shares sunk further earlier this month after an analyst at MoffettNathanson flagged “smoke and mirrors” in the company’s expense reporting. Short interest has risen to almost 8 percent of float, according to data from financial-analytics firm S3 Partners, which compares to under 5 … [Read more...] about Twitter on pace to be biggest S&P 500 loser for 3Q
Erin Jensen USA TODAY Published 10:37 AM EDT Sep 28, 2018 Oh, Mr. Carter! Twitter reviews are in for Lil Wayne's latest album, "Tha Carter V," and it has seemingly racked up "a milli" fans on the social media site. Perhaps to some this makes up for the delay of the album originally announced in 2012, a year after "Tha Carter IV" dropped. In 2014, Weezy tweeted to fans that his label, Cash Money, refused to release "Carter V." "I am a prisoner and so is my creativity," he tweeted at the time. "Again,I am truly sorry and I don't blame ya if ya fed up with waiting 4 me & this album. But thk u" Wayne and the label settled their legal issues earlier this year, Billboard and Pitchfork report. "Tha Carter V" – with 23 tracks – gave the Twitterverse lots to post about. On the first song, "I Love You Dwayne," Wayne's mother weeps with pride for her son, an emotional moment that resonated with people on the social media site. … [Read more...] about Lil Wayne’s new album ‘Tha Carter V’ has Twitter melting down
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group September 28, 2018 at 7:47 am Ariana Grande sent her followers and fans into a paroxysm of worry Thursday afternoon by posting a series of sad and desperate-sounding tweets about her mental health and need for self-care. But if the singer is going through some kind of crisis you wouldn’t know it by watching her boyfriend Pete Davidson on “Late Night” with Seth Meyer Thursday. The “Saturday Night Live” comedian briefly addressed his relationship with Grande with Meyer, but only in the most sunny, upbeat way possible. He joked about how he had shed some of his friends who used to crash at his apartment and he opened up about how he and Grande had adopted a pet pig. “Can I just say, this girl, she was like, ‘I want a pig!’ And then an hour later it was just there,” Davidson said. Meyer also displayed a photo of the pig, which the couple have named Piggy Smalls, … [Read more...] about What Twitter meltdown? Ariana Grande’s emotional tweets not an issue for Pete Davidson on ‘Late Show’