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Facebook Swears It Won't Use Its New Powerful Face Recognition to Suggest 'People You May Know'

This morning, Facebook announced that it’s going to start scanning all the photos uploaded to the social network looking for your face, unless you opt out—or unless you are a European or Canadian, where privacy law actually limits what Facebook can do with people’s faces. The purpose of the scanning, according to…

Here Are Some Facts and Questions About That Nazi the New York Times Failed to Note

The New York Times published a profile over the weekend of an Ohio man named Tony Hovater, a co-founder of the white supremacist Traditionalist Worker Party. The piece, by reporter Richard Fausset, was meant to say something profound about the banality of evil—This man shops for groceries! He has a Twin Peaks tattoo!

The Government Says It Wasted Millions of Dollars Dressing the Afghan Army in Proprietary Camouflage

The price tag for the never-ending, but occasionally paused, war in Afghanistan is well north of a trillion dollars by now. Nearly $100 million of that is attributable to our generous decision to buy uniforms for the struggling Afghan National Army—and a newly released inspector general report says that as much as $28…

Koch Brothers' Former Right-Hand Man's New Gig: Helping Reactionaries Dismantle the Constitution

Congratulations are in order for Jim DeMint: Saying that his move signals a “new mission” for the Tea Party, the former senator has gone from presiding over one of the most well-funded institutions in the dark-money ecosystem to advising one of the most radical. DeMint, the Republican who retired from the Senate in…

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Alex Jones and His Pill-Pushing Chiropractor Are Here to Save Your Colon From the Globalists

A good chunk of both the left and right-wing media worlds spent the past two weeks fixated on the child-custody trial of Alex Jones, the Austin-based conspiracy king and the most recognizable voice of paranoia in the United States. His lawyer argued in court that Jones’s bananas on-air behavior is “playing a…

Trump Has Lots of Options for Inflicting 'Consequences' on the Press

President Donald Trump’s new press secretary, Sean Spicer, opened his relationship with the White House press corps over the weekend with a flurry of condemnations for the “deliberately false,” “reckless,” and “shameful and wrong” reporting on the president’s first 24 hours in office. “We’re going to hold the press…

Refugees Detained Indefinitely at JFK as Authorities Carry Out Trump's Muslim Ban 

JFK TERMINAL 4 – At least 12 people were detained overnight at John F. Kennedy airport in New York, immigration lawyers said on Saturday. “We’re hearing anecdotally that the number is much larger than that now,” Lara Finkbeiner, deputy legal director at the Intenational Refugee Assistance Project, told Jezebel. “This…

Donald Trump Tweeted About Less Than a Quarter of Those 78 'Underreported' Terrorist Attacks

In keeping with its tradition of lambasting the press, the White House last week released a list of 78 terrorist attacks from September 2014 and December 2016 to which it claimed journalists had not paid enough attention. The widely-covered shootings in San Bernardino and at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the attacks…