Google Will Let You ID Fake News In Your Search Results

Fake news has been a trending term among tech companies in recent months, and Google is taking a more proactive approach toward the issue. In a post Tuesday, Google announced several major changes to how it categorizes search results to stop inadvertently promoting sites with intentionally misleading or false articles. Google said the search company plans… Read more

Wikitribune Is Wikipedia founder’s Plan To Fight Fake News

Wikipedia has always been a site to take with a grain of salt because it’s curated by the Wiki community, which isn’t necessarily composed of professionals or specialists. Now Wikipedia co-founder Jim Wales wants to launch a news service to fight fake news, incorporating that same community idea with professional journalists. Wikitribune’s crowdfunding campaign launched Tuesday… Read more

Responsible Business Week Showcases Companies Making a Positive Impact

Guest Author Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Business in the Community Business comes in for a lot of criticism, from excessive executive pay to how much corporation tax is paid, and there is a feeling that business should more accountable and trustworthy, the lack of which arguably contributed to some people’s decision to vote leave in the… Read more

Pull the plug on internet monopolies

  1. WeChat is China’s most popular mobile text and voice messaging communication service developed by Tencent. [Photo/IC] IN AUGUST 2012, THE DOMESTIC SOCIAL MEDIA APP WECHAT opened a new function called “public accounts” that allows registered users to publish their articles. Those who read an article on a public account can choose to make a payment to… Read more

Hawaiian Attorney General Hits Back at Jeff Sessions

Hawaiian Attorney General Hits Back at Jeff Sessions Hawaii’s Attorney General Dougal Chin has hit back at U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions following his dismissive remarks about a Ninth Circuit judge “sitting on an island in the Pacific.” Sessions criticized Hawaii-based Judge Derrick Watson, who placed a temporary restraining order on two sections of Trump’s […]

Celebrate Earth Day 2017 With These Inspiring Quotes

April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day across the U.S. The annual event is meant to spread awareness about environment, reflect on the beauty of nature and preserve our surroundings. Earth Day also marks the anniversary of the start of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Gaylord Nelson, the then Wisconsin Democratic senator, founded the Earth… Read more

Impact Investing Creates New Opportunities for Social Enterprises

(3BL media/Justmeans) – Social enterprises present a unique model for global sustainability. They combine social responsibility with business strategy to scale solutions that are needed now more than ever. But to achieve scale, it is important for social entrepreneurs to find investors that share the same values. A recent study conducted by the Forum for Sustainable… Read more

YourCause Adds Innovation Leadership and High-Growth Experience with Hiring of Chief Strategy Officer, Brant Barton

YourCause LLC, the industry leader in employee and nonprofit philanthropic solutions, welcomes Brant Barton as Chief Strategy Officer, a newly created executive role responsible for product innovation as well as the company’s strategic vision for growing the reach and impact of its Global Good Network. Today this network is comprised of over 150 corporations with greater… Read more

Bose Headphones Could Be Spying On You Through App

Bose has been hit with a class action lawsuit that accuses the audio-maker of wiretapping its customers through its headphones app, documents uploaded by Fortune show. The company, which sells wireless headphones priced $250-$350, allegedly had access to information on customers’ listening habits without their consent. The lawsuit was filed in Illinois this week by Kyle… Read more

Tax System Is Unfair, Majority of Americans Say
As people across the country scramble to file their taxes before Tuesday’s deadline, a majority will be doing so under the belief that the system they are adhering to is fundamentally unfair. More Americans than not now state that neither corporations nor wealthy individuals pay their fair share of taxes, a Pew Research Center survey released… Read more

What United Airlines Did Was Illegal

United Airlines Dragging Passenger Off Plane Was Illegal Not only did United Airlines make millions of enemies when it forcibly removed a passenger from a Louisville-bound flight, it also acted illegally, according to attorney Brian Mahany of Wisconsin-based Mahany Law. Video emerged Sunday of aviation security officers physically removing a bloodied and screaming passenger from […]

‘Concentration Camps’ For Gays Opened In Chechnya: Reports

“Concentration camps” for LGBT people have been allegedly opened up in Chechnya where men have been tortured and killed because of their sexuality, Novaya Gazeta reported. The allegations came after a few eyewitnesses and survivors said in interviews with the Russian publication that they were arrested and detained at one of the secret prisons in Argun,… Read more

Facebook is the Walmart of the Web

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Before the internet, people interested in body modification—not just tattoo and piercing enthusiasts, but those drawn to more unusual practices like ear pointing, tongue splitting, suspension, scarification and the voluntary amputation of limbs and organs—had a difficult time meeting others who shared their interests. The internet, of course, changed… Read more

Canadians reached out to Syrian refugees. Now they hesitate to let go.

Canada knows something about generosity. The country has opened its doors to some 40,000 Syrian refugees since November 2015. In many cases, private citizens have stepped up to sponsor the newcomers, offering their time and money to the families for one year. But many of those newcomers have now entered the critical “month 13” of their… Read more

Inside France And Germany’s Fight Against Fake News

Inside France and Germany’s Fight Against Fake News Russian President Vladimir Putin was speaking on the closing panel of the fourth Arctic Forum in the Russian city of Arkhangelsk on Thursday when he was asked a question unrelated to the challenges facing the region. Beginning to smile, the panel’s moderator, CNBC’s Geoff Cutmore, asked: “I […]

The government won’t protect your internet privacy, so here’s how to do it yourself

The government won’t protect your internet privacy, so here’s how to do it yourself Harm mitigation in a suddenly less secure internet Christiaan Colen via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 An Old Browser Logo Internet Service Providers were an integral part of privacy online. No longer, thanks to new legislation. The big money of the internet […]

Vote to Gut Internet Privacy Rules Provokes Backlash

A vote to repeal internet privacy rules in the U.S. has led to backlash from critics, who say it will “fundamentally undermine” online security and enable unconstitutional mass government surveillance. The vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to allow internet providers to share personal information with advertisers and other third parties without consumer… Read more

Germany Asks Facebook And Twitter To Stop Spreading Hate Speech

Facebook and Twitter and other similar social networking sites may have to pay fines up to $53 million if they fail to remove illegal content, which includes hate speeches or defamatory “fake news,” Germany’s minister of justice and consumer protection warned Tuesday. The issued warning suggests that for posts that are “obviously criminal content,” companies would… Read more

USC professor named first African-American president of a Fed regional bank

WASHINGTON — USC professor Raphael Bostic made history on Monday when he was named president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, becoming the first African-American to lead one of the Fed’s 12 regional banks. The choice of Bostic, 50, director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, comes… Read more

Business Owners Nearly Twice As Likely To Be Sexist As Other Men

Nearly half of U.S. business owners surveyed say men were more capable than women, and more than 40 percent say women were inferior to men, an Ipsos poll indicates, highlighting a striking divide between the prevalence of sexist attitudes among business leaders and the general male population. The poll, which was published Tuesday, indicated 47 percent… Read more

Leading brands pull out of Bangladesh clothing summit

Dhaka (dpa) – Five leading apparel companies have said they are pulling out of an annual apparel summit in Bangladesh to demand an end to harsh conditions for workers, a campaign group said Wednesday. The Netherlands-based Clean Cloth Campaign said the decision by H&M, Inditex (Zara), C&A, Next and Tchibo came in response to the group’s… Read more