Masters of the Universe: Google and Facebook Censor Abortion Referendum Ads in Ireland

Tech giants Facebook and Google have banned advertisements related to Ireland’s upcoming abortion referendum this month. Ahead of Ireland’s upcoming referendum, which will decide whether or not the country’s eighth amendment preventing abortion in the country will be revoked, Silicon Valley’s masters of the universe have chosen to ban advertisements relating to the referendum. Facebook … More Masters of the Universe: Google and Facebook Censor Abortion Referendum Ads in Ireland

Sanctuary ‘Poster Child’ Gavin Newsom: ‘Offensive’ to Politicize Kate Steinle Murder

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday evening that it was “offensive” to politicize Kate Steinle’s murder even after Newsom said he was “proud” that he was the “poster child” for San Francisco’s sanctuary laws that were responsible for her murder. At Tuesday evening’s gubernatorial debate in San Jose, Republican gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen … More Sanctuary ‘Poster Child’ Gavin Newsom: ‘Offensive’ to Politicize Kate Steinle Murder

Gavin Newsom: Being ‘Asylum State’ Is What Makes CA ‘Great’

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom claimed on Tuesday evening in San Jose that being an asylum state is what makes the Golden State great. “We’re a state of asylum,” Newsom proudly declared, pointing out that California has accepted 112,000 refugees in the last 15 years and that is “what makes California great.” Newsom made his … More Gavin Newsom: Being ‘Asylum State’ Is What Makes CA ‘Great’

Santa Clarita Becomes Latest City to Oppose California’s Sanctuary Law

The Santa Clarita City Council has voted unanimously to oppose California’s status as a sanctuary state, becoming the latest local authority to do so in an ongoing revolt against the state’s loose immigration laws. Members of the city council voted 5-0 to oppose Senate Bill 54, which allows local law enforcement not to cooperate with federal immigration … More Santa Clarita Becomes Latest City to Oppose California’s Sanctuary Law

Poll Confirms Republican Travis Allen Won California Gubernatorial Debate

Allen said he would repeal Gov. Jerry Brown’s gas tax. “I am the original author of the repeal the gas tax,” he said, adding, “Jerry Brown lied to the California people in 2010 when he was elected on a simple promise of no new taxes without voter approval. He bribed four legislators a billion dollars … More Poll Confirms Republican Travis Allen Won California Gubernatorial Debate

Kamala Harris Cancels as Cal Graduation Speaker over Union Protests

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced Monday she will boycott the UC Berkeley graduation ceremony, where she was scheduled to deliver the keynote speech, due to a massive union-backed labor strike that forced the rescheduling of over 12,000 surgeries, cancer treatments, and appointments. Harris tweeted, “If we are going to live up to our ideals as a … More Kamala Harris Cancels as Cal Graduation Speaker over Union Protests

Google Encourages Conference Attendees to Use ‘Preferred Pronoun’ Stickers

Google encouraged attendees at its I/O developers conference to use preferred pronoun stickers, even providing non-binary options such as “They/Them,” and “Ze/Hir.” “We care about your pronouns,” declared Google on a sign at the conference. “Add a sticker to your badge to share with others which ones you prefer.” Attendees were able to pick from … More Google Encourages Conference Attendees to Use ‘Preferred Pronoun’ Stickers

Equifax Reveals Passport Details, Driver’s Licenses Stolen in 2017 Data Breach

AFP by Charlie Nash9 May 20180 9 May, 20189 May, 2018 Equifax has revealed that passport details and driver’s licenses were also stolen on top of a wide array of other information in the massive 2017 data breach the company suffered. According to the Register, Equifax “gave the numbers in letters to the various US … More Equifax Reveals Passport Details, Driver’s Licenses Stolen in 2017 Data Breach

Facebook Circles the Wagons and Shuffles Executives Following User Privacy Scandal

Getty/Chip Somodevilla by Lucas Nolan9 May 20180 9 May, 20189 May, 2018 Facebook is reportedly overhauling its entire management structure following its recent user data scandal. Facebook has begun a huge overhaul of their management structure, according to the New York Times. The tech company has reportedly restructured into three new divisions with leadership of the company’s … More Facebook Circles the Wagons and Shuffles Executives Following User Privacy Scandal

Watch: Kamala Harris Berates Gina Haspel on Morality of Interrogation Techniques

Wednesday President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA Gina Haspel had a testy exchange with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Partial transcript as follows: HARRIS: Thank you. So let’s just be clear. This hearing is not about the incredible importance of the service and sacrifice of the men and … More Watch: Kamala Harris Berates Gina Haspel on Morality of Interrogation Techniques