Google publishes its own archive of US political ads

In the months leading up to the US midterm elections, the big online sites that inadvertently hosted the worst manipulation back in 2016, like Facebook and Twitter, have adopted new advertising policies to enforce transparency. So has Google, which has followed Facebook in preparing another resource for the public: An archive of ads. Today, the […]

BDS blacklist: Israel publishes activist groups barred from entry

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 16:09 Israel has released it so-called BDS blacklist – organizations whose activists will be refused entry to the country due to their support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. The names of the 20 barred organizations were revealed Sunday by the Strategic Affairs Ministry, reported Haaretz. Previously, […]

WikiLeaks publishes searchable archive of Emmanuel Macron’s campaign emails

Thomson Reuters PARIS (Reuters) – WikiLeaks said on Monday it had published a searchable archive of more than 21,000 verified emails associated with key figures in the election campaign of President Emmanuel Macron. The stolen data was originally dumped on the internet in May, on the eve of the French presidential run-off between Macron and […]

White House voter commission publishes names, numbers of worried citizens

Enlarge / Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach (right), is one of the top officials on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. (credit: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Shortly before the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is set to have its first meeting on Wednesday July 19—which will be livestreamed here—the controversial […]

Russian MoD publishes image of airstrike that may have killed ISIS leader

Published time: 16 Jun, 2017 11:56 Russia’s Defense Ministry has released satellite images of an area hit by a Russian-led airstrike which may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Raqqa, Syria. The composition picture shows photos of the same location taken on May 13 and May 29, the day after the reported […]

The Treasury publishes proposals to cut red tape

TEN days after he became America’s 45th president in January, Donald Trump vowed to “do a big number on Dodd-Frank”, the elephantine law that recast financial regulation after the crisis of 2007-08. Soon after, he asked his treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, to measure all America’s rules (not just Dodd-Frank) against seven broad principles, including the […]

Blizzard China publishes the probability you’ll get Epic or Legendary loot in Overwatch

China has a new rule that forces game creators to publish the drop rates for items in randomized loot boxes, and now we know a bit more about how a game like Overwatch works in that country. On Blizzard’s Chinese Overwatch page, you can now find a four-point list that details the math behind loot […]

WikiLeaks publishes more of the CIA’s secret tools after the US threatens criminal charges against the organization

Thomson Reuters WikiLeaks released another trove of information on the Central Intelligence Agency’s secrets Friday afternoon, after the Justice Department said it was considering criminal charges against the organization and its founder, Julian Assange. The latest release is a 31-page user guide for a CIA device called “Weeping Angel” that was posted online on Friday, […]

Lincoln Center Publishes Statement on the Importance of the National Endowment for the Arts

Yesterday, Lincoln Center — the world’s largest performing arts center, which famously hosts the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Juilliard, and much more — published an open letter defending the National Endowment for the Arts against Donald Trump’s threats to defund […]