Trump v. Twitter

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Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Is Purely for Show

Trump’s Social Media Executive Order Is Purely for Show

After Twitter applied a fact-checking label to a pair of the president’s tweets for the first time ever this week, Donald Trump vowed revenge. “Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!” he declared on—where else—Twitter. “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We…

NSA: Russia’s Sandworm Hackers Have Hijacked Mail Servers

NSA: Russia’s Sandworm Hackers Have Hijacked Mail Servers

A warning that hackers are exploiting vulnerable email servers doesn’t qualify as an unusual event in general. But when that warning comes from the National Security Agency, and the hackers are some of the most dangerous state-sponsored agents in the world, run-of-the-mill email server hacking becomes significantly more alarming. On Thursday, the NSA issued an…

Remote Work Has Its Perks, Until You Want a Promotion

Remote Work Has Its Perks, Until You Want a Promotion

In tech industry mythology, the San Francisco Bay Area is the unmatched crucible of ideas and execution. Companies like Facebook offer generous salaries and stock awards to lure staff in Silicon Valley’s overheated job market. They pay for some of the nation’s most expensive office space and perks that ensure workers spend a lot of…