Category Archives: Money

Whitney Cummings claps back at would-be extorters over nipple photo

On Monday, she posted about being blackmailed by people online who claimed they had a photo of her nipple that she accidentally posted on Instagram in April. 1) In April I accidentally posted an insta story that showed nipple. Once I realized, I deleted. The people who took screen grabs are trying to get money from me, some said they have offers to sell them, some are asking for money to not post the photo. — Whitney […]

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Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed

Facebook is facing exposure to billions of dollars in potential damages as a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook’s arguments to halt a class action lawsuit claiming it illegally collected and stored the biometric data of millions of users. The class action lawsuit has been working its way through the courts since 2015, when Illinois Facebook users sued the company for alleged violations of the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act by automatically collecting and identifying people […]

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Daily Crunch: Uber reports big losses and slowing growth

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Uber lost more than $5B last quarter Uber reported earnings for the second time as a public company, posting its largest-ever quarterly loss. And while revenue grew 14% year-over-year, that also sparked concerns over (relatively) slow growth. The company’s stock took a nose-dive […]

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Top secret teens: The high schoolers recruited by the National Security Agency

Fort Meade, Maryland (CNN)Summer’s high school friends think she’s monitoring their phones and listening in on their conversations. They speculate about the “wild things” she does at work and jokingly accuse her of being a spy. The trio — who are all 18 and just graduated from high schools in Maryland – are among the more than 150 high schoolers in a work study program at the agency which gives them access and exposure to some of […]

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University bans hamburgers ‘to help environment’

And it will try to increase the number of students studying climate change. Scientists say beef is more damaging to the environment as cows produce more methane and require more land and water than other livestock. The college’s new head, Prof Frances Corner, said: “The growing global call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for halting climate change is impossible to ignore.

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Just Stop And Think: Weekend Horoscopes Aug. 9-11 Betches

Is it f*cking fall yet? No, but I say we defy the planets, stars, and seasons and all just start wearing long sleeves and leggings. Kids are heading back to school shortly (thank you, God) and we’re already prepping for holiday shopping, because, well, what else am I going to do at work all day? This weekend, all of our horoscopes seem to be focused on sitting and and thinking. We think that’s best done with a […]

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Malorie Blackman: UK hate crimes inspired new book

“I remember being so angry about that, and I thought ‘I want to write something about racism and what it’s like to experience racism’.” She says before she started the Noughts and Crosses series, she discussed writing about slavery with her friends, but the response was “kind of underwhelming”. “They were saying why do you want to write about that, it’s so painful and so long ago”. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malorie Blackman with Stormzy […]

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‘Troubles tourism’: should Derry be celebrating its political murals?

Fifty years since the Battle of the Bogside, some fear the new status of Derrys murals as a tourist attraction will stop the community overcoming the past One of the first things you see as you enter Bogside is a 20ft mural of a 12-year-old boy, wearing a gas mask and clutching a petrol bomb. Painted on the side of a social housing property, its a stark reminder of the violence that tore Derry apart during NI […]

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Teenage Fanclub: how we made Bandwagonesque

I was on the phone to lawyers and labels in New York while still living in a council flat and unable to afford the bus fare to rehearsals Norman Blake, vocals, guitar What was our life like back in 1991? Impoverished! But when youre young thats fine. Wed take the mattress out of my bedroom, stick it in the back of a rental van and off wed go on tour. Bandwagonesque captures that spirit. There werent many […]

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