‘Spying & threats’: Assange complains of ‘more subtle’ silencing than Khashoggi

Julian Assange has accused his Ecuadorean hosts of spying and feeding information to US authorities, and slammed attempts to block his journalistic work as a more subtle way of silencing than the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Suggesting there were “facts of espionage” inside the embassy, the WikiLeaks co-founder expressed concern during a hearing in Quito […]

Brits Fear Brexit More Than Syrians Fear Another Year of War

In 2016, five years into the Syrian war — when more than a quarter of a million people had already died and more than 11 million were displaced — Harriet Lamb, CEO of peace and conflict charity International Alert, visited a school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. In spite of the bloodshed and upheaval, she […]

The first long-term study on how screen time affects children’s brains found more than 2 hours a day could do major damage

Adam Berry / Getty A new and ongoing study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is testing how screen time affects children’s brains, CBS News reported. When complete, the study will have followed more than 11,000 children for a decade, monitoring how digital screens like smartphones, video games, and tablets are changing the young […]

More than 1,300 were arrested and dozens injured after violent anti-government protests engulfed France — here’s how the clashes unfolded

Associated Press/Rafael Yaghobzadeh Yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday, in what quickly devolved into violent clashes with police. The demonstrators began by protesting a planned fuel tax hike weeks ago, but participants have continued even after the French government canceled the increase. The protesters continue to be outraged over French […]

Microsoft says the rural broadband divide is worse than you think

Politicians and regulators like to say they’re increasing access to broadband in rural areas, but the reality might be far less rosy. Microsoft has conducted a study showing that far fewer Americans have broadband access than FCC data suggests. While the FCC is currently focused on availability and notes that 24.7 million people can’t get […]

Hill House's Tragic Love Story Unfolds Even Quicker Than You Thought

Warning: This story contains spoilers for The Haunting of Hill House Episode 5.  Here’s something that’ll make you even sadder — if that’s possible — aboutThe Haunting of Hill House‘s Bent-Neck Lady and her beau: Nell and Arthur’s entire love story starts and ends within a quarter-hour, series creator Mike Flanagan points out to TVLine. That means […]

Queen Elizabeth II: Monarch has been to this country more than anywhere else – but why?

Queen Elizabeth II has visited countries all over the world during her very long reign. There’s one country, in particular, she has been to more than any other destination. The Queen has been to Canada a grand total of 22 times, making it her most-visited country. However, there is a very good reason why the […]

More than 500,000 people downloaded games on the Google Play Store that were infected with nasty malware — here are the 13 apps affected (GOOG, GOOGL)

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider Google has removed several games from its Play Store for containing malware.  The games, which were all driving simulators, required users to download an extra app that could then gain full network access to a user’s device.  If you’ve downloaded one of the apps, your best bet is to factory reset your […]

‘More BLM posters than actual black people’: Former employee calls out Facebook’s ‘workplace racism’

A black Facebook employee’s post alleging racial discrimination at the social media giant has gone viral, depicting a racially tone-deaf company and challenging the “progressive” Silicon Valley company’s public image. Mark Luckie shared the message with Facebook management and employees earlier this month after leaving his post as Strategic Partner Manager for Global Influencers focused […]

The Dow jumps more than 350 points amid expectations for a historic Cyber Monday

Reuters / Lucas Jackson All three major US indices jumped on what was expected to be a historic Cyber Monday. Concerns about the prospect of slowing demand and rising rates have pummeled equities in recent months. Follow the US indices in real time here. Stocks jumped Monday, staging a comeback following a series of sell-offs […]