House Leader McCarthy slams Google over ‘Nazism’ error, claims bias against conservatives

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has spoken out about what he views as political bias in the tech industry. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was quick to slam Google on Thursday after reports surfaced that an error in the Internet search giant’s Knowledge Panel listed “Nazism” as a tenet…

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How convenience stores are surviving the retail storm

Image caption Aris sets up his stall on Camberwell Church Street in London The fruit and vegetables lining the front of the grocers, Cruson, in Camberwell Church Street in London are tempting – but not massively consequential. Yet this is just a tiny tip of a multi-billion pound sector comparable…

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The trouble with charitable billionaires

The long read: More and more wealthy CEOs are pledging to give away parts of their fortunes often to help fix problems their companies caused. Some call this philanthrocapitalism, but is it just corporate hypocrisy? In February 2017, Facebooks founder and CEO Warren Buffett announces a $30bn donation to the…

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Former Trump Campaign Aide: My Russia Ties Are Not Nefarious!

Michael Caputo’s favorite novel is Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, the story of the Devil’s visit to Moscow in the 1930s and all the oddball characters who surround him. When the future Trump campaign official was living in Moscow in the 1990s, he moved to Patriarchs Pond, the novel’s…

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Senators Grill Whistleblower on Cambridge Analytica’s Inner Workings

In a highly anticipated hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, lawmakers questioned Christopher Wylie, a former research director for the shadowy political data firm Cambridge Analytica, about the company's history of privacy violations, its contacts with Russia, and its work with Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. But an even…

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Why are so many firms so bad at handling social media?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When angry customers take to Twitter you’re already losing the PR battle These days disgruntled customers can vent their spleen on social media instantly, but many companies are not handling these platforms properly, experts say. So what are the dos and don’ts of social…

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A bunch of U.S. news sites are blocked in the EU because of GDPR

GDPR has scuppered its first big players.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto If you’ve been working in the UK (or indeed any EU country) for the last month or so you’ve probably noticed a slew of emails reminding your company to get ready for then new General Data Protection Regulation, a.k.a. GDPR. Sadly,…

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Parents of Parkland victims are outraged about a new video game that would let players shoot up a school

(CNN)Politicians and parents of slain students in Parkland, Florida, are expressing outrage about a forthcoming video game in which players can simulate being an active shooter to terrorize a school. Ryan Petty, who lost his 14-year-old daughter Alaina in the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, called the…

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‘Sesame Street’ sues makers of raunchy puppet comedy ‘The Happytime Murders’

(CNN)The company behind “Sesame Street” is suing the makers of Melissa McCarthy’s upcoming raunchy comedy, “The Happytime Murders,” for referencing the popular kids show in its marketing campaign. The lawsuit particularly cites use of the tagline in the film’s “just-released trailer with explicit, profane, drug-using, misogynistic, violent, copulating, and even…

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