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Electronic Frontier Foundation Defends Boing Boing Article On Electric Scooter Mods

Electric scooter rental company Bird Rides has sent a letter to alternative news site Boing Boing, asking that they remove an article the company claims infringes on its rights. The scooters, which have swarmed Santa Monica and other cities across the country, can be used and then left in a public space. The scooters are then collected and returned to various locations for recharging. The scooters allegedly can’t be used without activation via an online app. The arti… Read


‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Online Redirect Upstages ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Unveiling

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A little cyber subterfuge may be underway regarding the new Avengers: Endgame trailer. It seems that the website touted to hold the much-anticipated trailer,, will not take you to that clip. Rather, it redirects to 20th Century Fox’s Once Upon a Deadpool, that studio’s upcoming, toned-down re-release of Deadpool 2. It may be a clever marketing ploy. Once Upon a Deadpool is in theaters Dec. 12, while Avengers: Endgame will not open until April 26… Read


Outgoing Facebook Comms Chief Elliot Schrage Takes Blame For Hiring DC Firm – Update

UPDATED with Facebook making memo public: Facebook has found its fall guy. The company’s outgoing head of public policy, Elliot Schrage, took the blame for the controversial decision to hire the Washington, D.C., opposition research firm that pushed negative narratives about competitors and sought to portray billionaire George Soros as quietly bankrolling the company’s critics. “Responsibility for these decisions rests with leadership of the communications team. That's… Read


Mark Zuckerberg’s Not Stepping Down As Chairman Anytime Soon

Despite calls from Facebook investors for an independent board chairman to provide better oversight of the embattled company, Mark Zuckerberg has no plans to surrender that position. The company co-founder and controlling shareholder told CNN directly: “That’s not the plan.” Zuckerberg also offered support for the company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, who has long been viewed as the mature influence on the company’s boyish founder. He has credited her with… Read


Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Says Reports That She Wasn’t Interested In Russian Interference Are “Simply Untrue”

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg publicly addressed a damaging New York Times report that raised questions about her response to mounting evidence that the social network could be exploited to disrupt elections or to spread hatred and propaganda. The executive said she and CEO Mark Zuckerberg have acknowledged, many times, that they were too slow to respond to Russian interference during the 2016 election. But she took issue with the Times report that she… Read


Facebook Enters Damage Control, Fires D.C. “Oppo” Firm And Holds A Whopper Of A Press Call

Facebook has launched into damage control following a publication of an exposé that highlighted delays, denials and deflection in the company’s handling of Russian interference on the social media platform ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The New York Times reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg ignored disturbing warning signs that malicious actors could use the global network to disrupt elections or foment hatred, then sought to hide… Read


Hackers Publish Private Messages From 81,000 Facebook Accounts

Cybercriminals have published private messages obtained from 81,000 Facebook users’ accounts, including intimate communications between two lovers. The hackers were using these private exchanges as the lure in an illicit sales pitch. The criminals claimed to have obtained details from 120 million accounts, which they were offering to sell for 10 cents per account, though that claim appears to be bogus. Facebook became aware of the website hawking information from user… Read