Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Traps and thieves - rpg comic

Traps and thieves - rpg comic

Ha!

FBI Investigates Congressman for His Campaign Paying Opponent to Quit

FBI Investigates Congressman for His Campaign Paying Opponent to Quit

Well, that’s one way to win.

Ro Khanna on Twitter

Ro Khanna on Twitter

What we have to look forward to.

SwiftOnSecurity on Twitter

SwiftOnSecurity on Twitter

A good guide to computer security.

Eric Paul Leue on Twitter

Eric Paul Leue on Twitter


Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race — ProPublica

Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race — ProPublica

Bad Facebook. No biscuit. "Last week, ProPublica bought dozens of rental housing ads on Facebook, but asked that they not be shown to certain categories of users, such as African Americans, mothers of high school kids, people interested in wheelchair ramps, Jews, expats from Argentina and Spanish speakers. All of these groups are protected under the federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to publish any advertisement “with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.” Violators can face tens of thousands of dollars in fines. Every single ad was approved within minutes. The only ad that took longer than three minutes to be approved by Facebook sought to exclude potential renters “interested in Islam, Sunni Islam and Shia Islam.” It was approved after 22 minutes. Under its own policies, Facebook should have flagged these ads, and prevented the posting of some of them. Its failure to do so revives questions about whether the company is in compliance with federal fair housing rules, as well as about its ability and commitment to police discriminatory advertising on the world’s largest social network."'

FCC Plan To Use Thanksgiving To 'Hide' Its Attack On Net Neutrality Vastly Underestimates The Looming Backlash

FCC Plan To Use Thanksgiving To 'Hide' Its Attack On Net Neutrality Vastly Underestimates The Looming Backlash


io9

io9

Sigh.

io9

io9

When you buy the game, you haven’t really bought the game. 👎

Winners of the 2017 Epson International Pano Awards

Winners of the 2017 Epson International Pano Awards

Very cool.

The Hill

The Hill


She Said That A Powerful Congressman Harassed Her. Here’s Why You Didn’t Hear Her Story.

She Said That A Powerful Congressman Harassed Her. Here’s Why You Didn’t Hear Her Story.

This is ridiculous. "Congress has no human resources department. Instead, congressional employees have 180 days to report a sexual harassment incident to the Office of Compliance, which then leads to a lengthy process that involves counseling and mediation, and requires the signing of a confidentiality agreement before a complaint can go forward. After this an employee can choose to take the matter to federal district court, but another avenue is available: an administrative hearing, after which a negotiation and settlement may follow. Some members of Congress have raised major concerns with the current system over the years, but the calls for an overhaul have grown louder in the post-Weinstein era. Members have argued that 90 days is too long to make a person continue working in the same environment with their harasser; that interns and fellows should be eligible to pursue complaints through this process; and that it is unfair for a victim to have to pay for legal representation while the office of the harasser is represented for free by the House's counsel. In this case, one of Conyers’ former employees was offered a settlement, in exchange for her silence, that would be paid out of Conyers’ taxpayer-funded office budget. His office would “rehire” the woman as a “temporary employee” despite her being directed not to come into the office or do any actual work, according to the document. The complainant would receive a total payment of $27,111.75 over the three months, after which point she would be removed from the payroll, according to the document."

Monday, November 20, 2017

Wade on Twitter

Wade on Twitter

Well, this is unsurprising.

The Hill

The Hill

Shut it down; the marks know it’s a fraud.

Celebrity Perv Apology Generator

Celebrity Perv Apology Generator

Don’t wait for the official ‘apology’, generate one here.

PBS, CBS suspend Charlie Rose after allegations of sexual misconduct

PBS, CBS suspend Charlie Rose after allegations of sexual misconduct


io9

io9

Rama?

Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair on Twitter

Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair on Twitter

Ridiculous.

Africa Facts Zone on Twitter

Africa Facts Zone on Twitter

What?

The Hill

The Hill

When it was just one accusation, it could be dismissed...