Twitter to Attach a Warning Label to Tweets That Break the Rules from Trump and Other Leaders

Twitter Inc. just created what may soon become a special Trump label. U.S. President Donald Trump walks a fine line on Twitter, routinely posting comments that might get a lesser-known person suspended or locked out of their account for breaking the company’s user guidelines. Twitter has never suspended Trump, though he often tweets insults at […]

Microsoft Excel Vulnerability Could Put 120 Million Users At Risk

Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft Excel, one of the most widely used productivity programs in the corporate world, that could let attackers take over a user’s system and remotely launch malware. The flaw, found by the team at Mimecast, lies in the Power Query tool, which lets users integrate spreadsheets with external databases, […]

How to Watch Night 2 of the Democratic Debates Online for Free—Even Without Cable

The first batch of Democratic presidential candidates had their say last night. Now it’s time for the others to make their appeal to voters. The first official Democratic presidential primary debates are officially underway–and some are already making an impression. On Tuesday, candidates clashed over issues ranging from private health insurance to the war in […]

How to Watch and Stream the First 2019 Democratic Debate

The 2020 race for the White House gets underway in earnest this week, as the first official Democratic presidential primary debates are held. It’s the first chance for many of the hopefuls to make a first impression–and in a field this large, that’s especially important. There are so many Democrats running for President right now […]

Chinese Hackers Infiltrated Eight Major Tech Providers For Years With ‘Devastating’ Impact: Report

Eight of the world’s biggest technology firms were targets of an intense hacking campaign, battling teams sponsored by China’s Ministry of State Security, according to a report from Reuters. The attacks, which started as early as 2014, reportedly focused on gathering corporate and state secrets in an effort to boost China’s economic interests. Among the […]

Recreational Marijuana Is Now Legal in 11 States

Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislature rather than the ballot box. Legalization in Illinois also means that nearly 800,000 people with criminal records for […]

The Clampett Mansion from ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ Gets a Massive Price Cut—to $195 Million

Jed Clampett’s learning the hard reality of the real estate slowdown. The house that was featured as the setting for The Beverly Hillbillies has been on the market for roughly two years and has yet to secure a buyer. And now, the owners have dropped the price–again–by $50 million. That puts the estate, formally known […]

Worrying About Artificial Intelligence Starting a Nuclear War: Eye on A.I.

An organization that won the Nobel Prize in 2017 for its work to eliminate nuclear weapons is sounding the alarm about the possibility of artificial intelligence leading to unintended wars. Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, is worried that hackers could breach A.I. technologies that are used in nuclear […]

Trump Sanctions Iran’s Supreme Leader in Provocative Move

President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and eight senior military commanders, a provocative step designed to increase pressure on the Islamic Republic. Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that the penalties would deny Khamenei and his office access to financial resources. “The supreme leader of Iran […]