DNC Votes 222-137 Against Allowing Candidates to Participate in Climate Debate

Democratic National Committee delegates in San Francisco voted against allowing candidates to participate in a primary debate focused on climate change, per the Mercury News, in a contentious 222-137 vote that comes amid ongoing devastation in the Amazon rainforest and growing evidence that scientists have…

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Source: Gizmodo – DNC Votes 222-137 Against Allowing Candidates to Participate in Climate Debate

Russian Health Officials Blame 'Fukushima Crabs' for Cesium-137 Exposure After Mysterious Accident

A doctor who treated survivors of a mysterious nuclear accident in Russia was told that the radioactive isotope cesium-137 must have made its way into their body due to “Fukushima crabs,” according to CNN.

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Source: Gizmodo – Russian Health Officials Blame ‘Fukushima Crabs’ for Cesium-137 Exposure After Mysterious Accident

Trump Still Isn't Giving Up On Trying to Block Critics on Twitter

If you thought the president was going to give up fighting for his right to block critics on Twitter just because of a simple court ruling, and then an appeal process, which ended with a circuit court upholding that ruling, then think again.

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Amazon Echoes Walmart's Claims That Tesla Solar Panels Sparked Rooftop Fire

Yeesh. This has not been a good news week for Tesla subsidiary SolarCity. It seems Walmart isn’t the only one claiming that the flagging renewable energy company’s solar panels caught fire; according to a new Bloomberg report, Amazon had a similarly incendiary incident happen in 2018.

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Source: Gizmodo – Amazon Echoes Walmart’s Claims That Tesla Solar Panels Sparked Rooftop Fire

Moon Knight and She-Hulk Are Heading to Disney+, and All the Other Marvel Streaming News From D23

Moon Knight! She-Hulk! And WandaVision sure sounds wonderfully wacky! Here’s a round-up of everything we learned at tonight’s action-packed Disney+ panel at the D23 Expo.

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Source: Gizmodo – Moon Knight and She-Hulk Are Heading to Disney+, and All the Other Marvel Streaming News From D23

Former Uber Employee Says 'Safe Rides Fee' Was the Rip-Off You Always Suspected

Uber has, across its 10-year history, been the subject of any number of public scandals—from workplace sexual harassment and data privacy to labor strikes and myriad other controversies. But thanks to a forthcoming book on the beleaguered company, employees had a chance to reminisce about one some of us may not…

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Source: Gizmodo – Former Uber Employee Says ‘Safe Rides Fee’ Was the Rip-Off You Always Suspected

Amazon Sells Everything, Including Tons of Unsafe Products: Report

Amazon, as a consumer-facing brand, is one of the most trusted institutions in America (second only to the military), which drives home how well the company’s e-commerce scheme works. Amazon is not a singular institution. Not really. The overwhelming majority of items for sale on the site aren’t sold by Amazon at all,…

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Source: Gizmodo – Amazon Sells Everything, Including Tons of Unsafe Products: Report

Alex Stamos, Ex-Facebook Security Chief, Blames Journalists for Cambridge Analytica Fallout

A Facebook initiative announced last year designed to generate “independent, credible research about the role of social media in elections” is faltering, BuzzFeed reported this week, citing multiple sources with knowledge of the program and its participants. According to Facebook’s former chief security officer,…

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Source: Gizmodo – Alex Stamos, Ex-Facebook Security Chief, Blames Journalists for Cambridge Analytica Fallout

Report: The Ms. Marvel Live-Action TV Show Is a Go at Disney+

It’s Kamala Khan’s time to shine. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Marvel is developing a live-action Ms. Marvel series for Disney+, with writer and comedian Bisha K. Ali (Four Weddings and a Funeral) coming on board as showrunner and writer.

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Source: Gizmodo – Report: The Ms. Marvel Live-Action TV Show Is a Go at Disney+

First Death From Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Reported by Illinois Health Officials

A patient has died after suffering a mysterious lung illness linked to vaping, health officials said Friday. The death comes in the wake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing this week that more than a hundred similar possible cases have been documented across the country.

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Source: Gizmodo – First Death From Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Reported by Illinois Health Officials

A Last Ditch Legal Effort to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline Has Failed

A new president is looking more and more like advocates’ only way of stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the pipeline route that cuts through the state, which environmental advocates argued was illegal.

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Source: Gizmodo – A Last Ditch Legal Effort to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline Has Failed

Judge Pauses Roll Out of Facebook's 'Clear History' Tool Over Fears of Evidence Destruction

Facebook showed its whole snooping ass last year during the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Mark Zuckerberg promptly promised to deliver users a tool that would give them some more power over how their data is used. Over a year later, and Facebook is finally beginning to roll out such a feature, but a state judge in…

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Source: Gizmodo – Judge Pauses Roll Out of Facebook’s ‘Clear History’ Tool Over Fears of Evidence Destruction

Dozens Charged Over $6 Million Fraud and Internet Romance Scheme

Eighty people have been charged in a massive international fraud scheme that sought to steal tens of millions of dollars from victims globally, including both businesses and individuals—some of whom prosecutors say were elderly.

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Source: Gizmodo – Dozens Charged Over Million Fraud and Internet Romance Scheme

A Superbug Salmonella Sickened Hundreds of People Through Cheese, Beef, and Raw Milk

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an outbreak of superbug salmonella sickened hundreds of people and hospitalized dozens over the past two years. But what makes the incident especially scary is that the outbreak was transnational, having likely come from cattle in both the…

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Source: Gizmodo – A Superbug Salmonella Sickened Hundreds of People Through Cheese, Beef, and Raw Milk