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MailOnline Sues Google for ‘Hiding’ Links to News Stories

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Photo: Michael M. Santiago (Getty Images)MailOnline, a news site associated with the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper, has sued Google over allegations the tech giant has been “hiding” links to its news stories. Google calls the allegations “meritless.”The U.S.-based lawsuit, first reported by the Guardian, alleges that articles about professional bloviator Piers Morgan and former royal…

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Told Us What He Would Do If Someone Said There Were Knives in His Pillows

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Screenshot: Ongoing Frankathon on Frankspeech dot comMany weird and wild things are coming out of Mike Lindell’s 48-hour bananathon livestream today—Ted Nugent, a crank call from a “reporter,” another crank call from “Donald Trump”—and somehow, I, too, was there. After a press request this morning to MyPillow, which has ignored my emails on two previous…

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You Had One Job, Ghostbusters: Afterlife Cereal

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Hmmm.Image: General MillsToys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.There’s something strange in the neighborhood grocery store’s cereal aisle. Something. And by “strange,” I mean bad.Look, I’m not proud to admit that I am completely infuriated by a box of cereal,…

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A Geico Data Breach Let Cyber Fraudsters Steal Customers’ Driver’s License Numbers

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Photo: David McNew (Getty Images)Car insurance giant Geico has quietly disclosed that a recent security breach allowed cyber thieves to steal customers’ driver’s license information right off the company’s website.The breach was made public Monday after TechCrunch noticed that the company had recently filed a breach notice with the California Attorney General’s Office—as is required…

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James Charles’ YouTube Channel Has Been Demonetized Amid Allegations He Sexted With Minors

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Photo: Jamie McCarthy / Staff (Getty Images)YouTube temporarily halted ads on frenetic drama magnet James Charles’ channel as of Monday night, disabling the content creator’s ability to earn money on the platform amid allegations that he sexted with minors.The decision to temporarily remove Charles from its Partner Program comes after a review of YouTube’s “creator…

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U.S. Federal Investigators Are Reportedly Looking Into Codecov Security Breach, Undetected for Months

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Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/ AFP (Getty Images)U.S. federal investigators are purportedly looking into a security breach at Codecov, a platform used to test software code with more 29,000 customers worldwide, Reuters reported on Saturday. The company has confirmed the breach and stated that it went undetected for months. According to Reuters, the breach has affected an…

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Crypto Market Plummets Following Week of Coinbase-fueled Hype

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Photo: Dan Kitwood (Getty Images)After cryptocurrency prices soared this week amid hype leading up to Coinbase’s direct listing, the market took a nosedive over the weekend. Bitcoin prices tanked by roughly 14% in 24 hours, from $61,530 to $52,829, the token’s biggest one-day drop since February, before rebounding slightly, according to the cryptoasset price-tracking site…

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Andrew Yang Hath Wrought Havoc on My Email

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Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images), Graphic: Whitney Kimball/Gizmodo (Getty Images)On approximately January 14, a soft rumble undulated across my inbox. It sounded like: “ANDREW YANG LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR NYC MAY…” Really, this should have read: “!!!!SEEK SHELTER: SEVERE ANDREW YANG STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOVEMBER 2ND 2021, 100% CHANCE OF YANG-SIZED HAILSTONES INCOMING!!!!!”This is…

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Horseshoe Theory, Now on the Blockchain

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Photo: Charles Krupa (AP)HellfeedHellfeedHellfeed is your bimonthly resource for news on the current heading of the social media garbage barge.Republicans whining about how social media moderators are violating their inalienable right to lucrative follower counts have found an ally in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.Earlier this month, SCOTUS threw out a lower court’s ruling that…

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The U.S. Can Get to All Electric Vehicles by 2035

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Photo: John Raoux (AP)If all cars and trucks sold in the United States are electric by 2035, it could save consumers in the United States some $2.7 trillion over the course of the next 30 years, working out to roughly $1,000 in savings per household per year, a new analysis finds. And if you’re itching…

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U.S. Hits Russia With Heavy Sanctions Over SolarWinds Hack, All That Other Bad Stuff

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Photo: Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo (AP)The Biden administration on Thursday imposed “sweeping” sanctions on Russia over a historic cyberattack that impacted multiple government agencies and major businesses, as well as its interference in U.S. elections. President Joe Biden’s executive order imposes sanctions on 32 organizations or people it believes were involved in election…

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New Leaks Give Us a Peek at Samsung’s Next Tablet

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Image: Samsung via Evan BlassWhile Samsung isn’t expected to officially announce the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite until sometime in June, new leaked images have seemingly just given us a peek at Samsung’s next tablet a couple of months early. In what appear to be press renders posted by noted leaker Evan Blass, the Tab S7…

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MyPillow Gremlin’s Free Speech Site Will Actually Ban Anything That Violates the Ten Commandments

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Photo: Stephen Maturen (Getty Images)Mike Lindell, the MyPillow goblinoid, has a lot of hobbies.He dabbled in helping Donald Trump pull off a coup d’etat. When that didn’t work out, he switched to filming hoax documentaries purporting to prove foreigners, perhaps the Chinese government or some other nefarious Communist cabal, worked with corrupt election machine manufacturers…

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Samsung’s Next Unpacked Event Is Set for April 28

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Image: SamsungSamsung has already hosted two Unpacked events this year, and now a third event is on the way scheduled for the end of this month. Samsung sent out invites to the media earlier today, and while Samsung did not include any hints about upcoming news or announcements, considering that Samsung’s previous two Unpacked events…

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Discord’s NSFW Block on iOS Might Hurt Artists the Most

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Photo: Joanna NeliusDiscord, the gamer-centric chat app that’s become more popular among online fringe communities, has beefed up its restrictions on NSFW adult content. Discord now requires age gates for entire servers rather than limiting them to individual channels. And because of an Apple policy already in place, the app’s iOS users can no longer…

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Son of Stuxnet?

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Photo: Getty Images (Getty Images)It certainly looks like Israel just cyber attacked Iran again. Authorities with the Islamic Republic are claiming that a blackout at one of the nation’s top nuclear facilities is the result of Israeli sabotage, and an Israeli media outlet has similarly claimed that the attack may have been the work of…

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Google Used a Secret Program Called ‘Project Bernanke’ to Benefit Clients Using Its Ad-Buying System

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Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images)Google used a secret program called “Project Bernanke” for years to increase its clients’ chances of winning bids for competitive ad space, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing court documents filed in the Texas-led antitrust suit against Google. The state argues that the program gave Google an unfair competitive…

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Acer Reportedly Hit With $50M Ransomware Attack, Says Companies Like It ‘Are Constantly Under Attack’

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Acer has reportedly been hit with a $50 million ransomware attack, the largest attempted ransom to date.Photo: Sam YEH / AFP (Getty Images)Acer has purportedly become the victim of a massive ransomware attack, in which hackers are asking for $50 million to release the company’s stolen data, Bleeping Computer reported on Friday. Nonetheless, the company…

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