Piers Morgan gets dragged for going after men holding babies

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Ugh. 

I regret to inform you that Piers Morgan is at it again. The TV personality, known for his terrible hot takes, blatant misogyny, and strange obsession with Donald Trump took to Twitter to rail against … good fathers? 

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He posted a photo of Daniel Craig, who plays James Bond, holding his infant in an adorable spotted baby carrier. Implying that Craig was “emasculated” for caring being a good father, Morgan tweeted, “Oh 007.. not you as well?” 

Oh 007.. not you as well?!!! #papoose #emasculatedBond pic.twitter.com/cqWiCRCFt3

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 15, 2018 Read more…

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Trump-themed dating app leaks users’ personal data

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It just got a little harder for all the Trump-loving singles out there to find romance. 

It turns out that Donald Daters, a dating app targeted at those whose attempts at love have been stymied by their support for Donald Trump, has been leaking all kinds of user data. Security researcher Baptiste Robert discovered the vulnerability, tweeting his findings on Monday afternoon.  

And they don’t look good. Robert was able to find users’ names, photos, personal messages, and the tokens needed to “steal their session” — i.e. log in as them. 

Robert shared his finding with Motherboard, which was able to independently verify most of his claims. According to Motherboard, an “apparently misconfigured database” is likely at fault.  Read more…

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Tributes pour in for late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s death has prompted heartfelt tributes from tech luminaries, but he’s also been lauded for his work in sports and philanthropy.

Allen passed away on Monday, his family confirmed, after complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend,” Allen’s sister, Jody, said in a statement.

While Allen left Microsoft in 1983 following a protracted dispute with Bill Gates over his share of the company, Allen held onto his shares, resulting in him becoming a billionaire after the company went public three years later. Read more…

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The ‘Same Energy’ meme oddly makes perfect sense

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You know when you see two vastly different photos that just … give off the same energy?

It’s been a year for describing things by their vibes, from BDE to horse girl energy. The latest: comparing images that inexplicably give off the same energy. 

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Whether comparing a K-Pop star with a deflated rubber chicken or putting Cara Delevingne’s royal wedding attire side-by-side with Pearl from Steven Universe, there are certain moods that are just, well, the same. 

Why does this make total sense? 

Same Energy pic.twitter.com/PULVHIN06e

— I Am: 존나 빵빵하다 |🎃| Yah Chan (@Oppar_Yah_Chan) October 13, 2018 Read more…

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Jeff Bezos is totally cool with governments investigating Amazon

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The world’s richest man is spending a billion dollars a year helping to launch the human race into space. Next to that goal, the threat of a government antitrust investigation into his trillion-dollar company is no big deal. 

That was the impression Jeff Bezos gave at the Wired 25 summit in San Francisco Monday. In an unscheduled interview, Bezos enthused about his space startup Blue Origin — but also insisted he was in favor of the government turning up the heat on Amazon, which some observers say is a monopoly that needs to be broken up.

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Facebook cracks down on voter suppression ahead of U.S. midterm elections

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Facebook is expanding its fight against fake news and tackling the most direct way it affects elections: voter suppression.

In a post titled “Expanding Our Policies on Voter Suppression,” Facebook’s public policy manager Jessica Leinwand explains how the social media platform is ramping up its battle against any content that is “designed to deter or prevent people from voting.”

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While the company already had policies in place to combat voter suppression tactics from spreading on the site, this latest update extends Facebook’s rules to include spreading fake news about the methods in which users can vote.  Read more…

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died from cancer

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Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, passed away Monday. He was 65.

His death was confirmed by a statement from his company, Vulcan Inc, reports CNBC, and was the result of complications stemming from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Allen’s sister, Jody Allen, released the following statement: 

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella issued a statement this afternoon, lauding Allen’s accomplishments and noting that “[our] hearts are with Paul’s family and loved ones.”

Statement from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the passing of Paul Allen: pic.twitter.com/1iLDLenLKz

— Microsoft (@Microsoft) October 15, 2018 Read more…

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Chrissy Teigen’s 9 best viral moments

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Chrissy Teigen has proved countless times over that she’s a social media genius. 

She’s become known for her quick-witted remarks, pointed clap backs, and endless roasts of her  husband, John Legend. But Teigen doesn’t just generate amusing content—she creates priceless viral moments and is an amazing source of meme material. 

Now more than ever, we appreciate Teigen’s bounty of humorous larks bestowed upon us, and as we bide our time waiting for more, let us reflect on her best viral moments thus far.

1. When she attempted to move out of frame at the 2018 Emmys

During the 2018 Emmys, Teigen attempted to duck out of frame after realizing a camera was filming her and and Legend following a terrible joke in the opening monologue. Read more…

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Everything is not ‘awesome’ at Facebook, says Instagram co-founder

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Everything may be awesome and cool when you’re part of a team, as The LEGO Movie taught us. But apparently that doesn’t apply to the team at Facebook.

The social media giant has been rocked by a number of high-profile departures recently — the highest profile of whom were Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. The pair resigned late last month, after rumors of feuds with former friend and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg. 

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At the Wired 25 summit in San Francisco on Monday, his first public appearance since the unexpected exit, Systrom finally gave us an on-the-record hint that all was not well in the House of Zuckerberg.  Read more…

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Sudden price drop shows largest ‘stablecoin,’ Tether, isn’t so stable after all

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I mean, it’s right there in the name.

The largest so-called stablecoin by market cap, Tether (USDT), is supposedly pegged to the U.S. dollar and always worth $1. However, if there’s one thing we know for sure about the world of cryptocurrency, it’s that things don’t always go according to plan — a fact emphasized by Tether’s sudden plunge in value over the last 24 hours. 

The stablecoin briefly traded below $.87 on the exchange Bittrex before climbing back up to the still-abysmal price of $.915 at the time of this writing. 

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