I Wanted Something That Belonged to My Grandfather. I Discovered a Piece of History.
- When a package arrived from my cousin on my doorstep in November, I opened it carefully but a little anxiously, not sure just what lay inside.
- A yellowed steno notebook slid out.
- Scribbled on the front, in my late grandfather’s handwriting, it said: “SELMA VIII, March to Montgomery.” It was dated Tues., March 9, 1965.
- At first glance, the...
FBI investigates tip that a woman possibly stole a laptop from Pelosi's office to potentially sell it to Russia
- It's one of the more bizarre details to emerge in the avalanche of court filings against people accused of storming the Capitol.
- In this case, a person who said they are the former romantic partner of Riley June Williams of Pennsylvania identified Williams to the FBI in video inside the Capitol building and directing people "upstairs" to Pelosi's office, according to an affidavit filed Sunday supporting Williams' arrest.
- The person told the FBI the "transfer of the computer device to Russia fell through for unknown reasons and Williams still has the computer device or destroyed it," the affidavit says.
- Williams is not accused of theft.
- She is only charged with violent entry or disorderly conduct, and entering the restricted space of the Capitol, the same charges faced by many who took part in the siege that day.
Hot Pockets recalled over potential glass and plastic contamination
- Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling certain pepperoni Hot Pockets over concerns they may be contaminated with pieces of glass and hard plastic, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday.
- The Class I recall applies to 54-ounce 12 packs of pepperoni Hot Pockets with a best by date of February 2022 and lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614.
- A Class I recall involves a "health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death," according to the USDA website.
- There are four consumer complaints of extraneous materials inside the Hot Pockets, the Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
- Consumers who purchased the recalled product should throw it away or return it to the place of purchase, the Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
How Silicon Valley banished Donald Trump in 48 hours - Business Insider
- It set in motion an extraordinary sequence of events that left Trump banished from all the major social media platforms on which he'd built a formidable political movement, as the key powers of the tech industry — from Twitter to Google to Amazon — launched a sweeping crackdown that targeted the president as well as a variety of far-right organizations and services.
- Steyer said the leadership of the group Stop Hate for Profit told Facebook's Chief Operating Officer that the time had come to finally muzzle Trump and to forcefully clamp down on extremism.
- And Parler, a social network whose lax approach to content moderation made it a favorite of far-right extremists and a likely refuge for Trump, suddenly found itself in the crosshairs of Google, Apple and Amazon.
- One former senior AWS employee said the decision to boot Parler "broke new ground" in terms of the company's enforcement actions.
Trump showed the problem with calling Facebook and Twitter platforms - Business Insider
- My spellchecker doesn't like this word, and I don't like it either, at least in reference to the actions Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others have taken to silence, ban, suspend, penalize, and otherwise restrict the soon-to-be-ex-President and others from publishing on their respective properties.
- The notion of referring this way to the banishment of a particular user emerged in recent years because we have come to think of these behemoth technology companies as platforms for various things, primarily commerce and "social" media.
- Referring to them as platforms, rather than the publishers that they are, acknowledges the protections that are due to them as mere tech concerns.
- Put another way, a platform deplatforms; a media company exercises judgement in what it publishes from the outset.
- Remove legal liability, at least for the mega-caps, and suddenly they will be as responsible for what they publish as other media companies are.