Exclusive: Google users in UK to lose EU data protection - sources

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 4:21 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google is planning to move its British users’ accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead, sources said.

How Much Did Russian Interference Affect The 2016 Election?

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 1:11 PM

One of my least favorite questions is: “Did Russian interference cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 election?” The question is newly relevant because of special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russians on Friday on charges that they used a variety of shady techniques to discourage people…

Lawyer: Assange was offered U.S. pardon if he cleared Russia

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 1:11 PM

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to claim during an extradition hearing that the Trump administration offered him a pardon if he agreed to say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 U.S.

Bloomberg’s plan to buy the presidency endangers democracy

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:11 PM

Since entering the presidential race in November, Mike Bloomberg has spent more than $400 million of his own money on ads.

Conservative News Sites Track You Lots More Than Left-Leaning Ones

Monday, February 17, 2020 at 10:11 PM

In an age of hyper-partisanship, Americans increasingly get their news from sites that align with their political beliefs. But more separates those right- and left-leaning sides of the web than their opposite ideologies.

Why some conservatives think Sanders is Trump’s biggest threat

Monday, February 17, 2020 at 12:03 AM

Is Sen. Bernie Sanders the best possible candidate to run against President Trump, or the worst? For conservatives, it depends. For some conservatives, Sanders is the ideal foil for Trump — regardless of whether those conservatives are supportive of Trump.

“This is a president declaring himself above the law”: A former ethics chief on Trump’s dangerous new era

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:33 PM

On Thursday — just eight days after his impeachment acquittal — President Donald Trump made a spectacle out of the very type of conduct that got him impeached in the first place.

The fiasco at Bill Barr’s Justice Department, explained

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 4:10 PM

Attorney General Bill Barr and his allies are centralizing control over the Justice Department and acting in increasingly blatant ways to protect President Donald Trump’s interests and allies.

Trump’s purge

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 4:10 PM

The past week has been a testament to just how right he was. While much of the country was preoccupied with the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, something remarkable happened: Every single prosecutor working on Roger Stone’s case resigned in protest.

Americans Were Already Primed To Distrust Elections. Then Came Iowa.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 12:16 PM

When the Iowa caucuses went to hell in a handbasket last week, they probably took some of Americans’ last morsels of trust in the political system down too.

The Black Hole Where SSCI's Current Understanding of WikiLeaks Is

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:46 PM

Four years after it started, the Senate Intelligence Committee continues its investigation into Russia’s 2016 election interference, this week releasing the report on what the Obama Administration could have done better.

Nevada Democrats Canceled Their Caucus App. But That Poses Its Own Problems.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:46 PM

A week ago, Nevada Democrats were planning to use an app for their caucuses on Feb. 22. The chaos in Iowa has put an end to that.

Dangerous Domain Corp.com Goes Up for Sale

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:46 PM

As an early domain name investor, Mike O’Connor had by 1994 snatched up several choice online destinations, including bar.com, cafes.com, grill.com, place.com, pub.com and television.com.

Baby boomers are more sensitive than millennials, according to the largest-ever study on narcissism

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1:56 PM

A new study suggests that, contrary to popular belief, millennials aren’t more sensitive than the baby boomer generation. In fact, it’s the other way around. The study including nearly 750 people, published December 10 in the journal Psychology and Aging, is the largest study of narcissism to date.

How Emotional Sensitivity Changes As We Age

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1:26 PM

Why do we become more positive as we grow older? Why are adolescents so sensitive to negative social cues?…