A lawsuit filed against Facebook in California this week claims that the company's Instagram platform is unlawfully harvesting biometric data from its users. The lawsuit claims that Instagram is intentionally stealing facial recognition data from more than 100 million users without their consent.
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John McAfee, the tech pioneer behind one of the world's first consumer anti-virus programs, was reportedly arrested in Norway this week for wearing wear a woman's undergarment as a coronavirus mask.
Congressional candidate Laura Loomer claimed on Monday that Comcast Xfinity has banned her campaign from sending fundraising emails and text messages. After being contacted by Breitbart News, Comcast claimed that it was working with Loomer to resolve the issue with a 'technical fix.
Young Americans in Miami, Florida, were interviewed this week about President Donald Trump's plan to ban the TikTok in the United States. Many of the young people suggested that they trust the Chinese government more than Donald Trump.
A new study that was published Harvard lecturer Pippa Norris claims that leftist professors are unlikely to understand the experience of their conservative colleagues. According to Norris, leftist professors are more likely to believe that "there has been little or no change in respect for open academic debate and pressures to be politically correct.
Converse College Professor Jeffery Poelvoorde may lose his job over his refusal to attend "diversity" training seminars held at the South Carolina college. Despite the looming threat of losing his job, Poelvoorde has refused to back down.
Apple has filed a claim with the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USTPO) to block a trademark application by a meal prep company that uses a pear as its logo.
Brooklyn College Professor Laurie Rubel argued this week on Twitter that the mathematical equation 2+2=4 "reeks of white supremacist patriarchy." Rubel's tweet was retweeted and promoted by several academics at universities and colleges around the nation.
A new report suggests that social media giants TikTok and Twitter may join forces in the United States. The rumor comes just days after President Trump announced that the China-based TikTok would have 45 days to negotiate a merger or acquisition agreement with an American company to avoid sanctions.
Concerned student Hannah Watters of North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia, was suspended for five days by administrators after she shared a photo of a crowded school hallway this week.
Harvard University has begun testing a contact tracing system that is designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus on campus this fall. Now, some experts are concerned that Harvard's version of the tracking software will expose users to security breaches.
The Citadel, a military academy in South Carolina, has announced that it will require all students to take a course on the United States Constitution. The decision comes in the aftermath of discussions by state lawmakers to enforce a decades-old law that requires public institutions to teach a course on the Constitution.
Students at several universities in the Chicago area are calling on their schools to end relationships with the Chicago Police Department. In one social media post, the student activists described their local police force as a "white supremacist cult.
The University of Buffalo announced this week that it is removing President Millard Fillmore's name from an academic building. The decision was made in response to concerns about Fillmore's support for the Compromise of 1850, which resulted in the Fugitive Slave Act.
Professor Evan Osbourne of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, claims that his university has repeatedly rejected his proposal to teach a course that offers criticism of the philosophy of Karl Marx.
UC Irvine Student Says He Was Targeted After University Posted His Conservative Group to Social Media
The University of California, Irvine, apologized after it highlighted a conservative student organization on its Instagram page in June. Now, the president of the targeted student organization claims that he's receiving hostile messages from other students.
Congress announced on Monday that it is opening an investigation into the financial ties between America's top universities and the Chinese government along with other foreign governments.
A new report revealed this week that the University of Pennsylvania accepted a $3 million donation from a Hong Kong shell company with ties to the Chinese government.
An official at the University of Texas at Austin announced on Friday that parties and large gatherings will be banned for the fall semester. The new policy, which was designed to prevent the spread of Wuhan coronavirus, applies to both on and off-campus gatherings of 10 or more people.
College students were interviewed this week by Campus Reform about the possibility of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden selecting Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate.
Stevenson High School in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnshire, Illinois, announced this week that it is adopting a variety of initiatives that are designed to promote racial justice.
A new poll has revealed that an overwhelming majority of college democrats support the removal of statues of America's Founding Fathers. Students around the nation have launched campaigns that call for the removal of campus statues of American icons such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
Universities and colleges around the country are likely entitled to almost $30 billion in coronavirus relief aid under the HEALS Act, a $1 trillion relief bill. Many universities and colleges received millions in aid from a similar bill that was passed by Congress in March.
University of Maryland-Baltimore County Professor William Blake argued that the Electoral College is the product of "white supremacy" in a recently published opinion column. Blake, a political science professor, argues that "the founders’ only remaining justification for the Electoral College is structural racism.
The prestigious Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California, announced last week in a letter sent to the community that it is adopting several "anti-racism" initiatives that have been designed to combat "systemic racism.
Virginia Commonwealth University suffered at least $100,000 worth of damages on campus as a result of a protest that took place over the weekend. Protesters claimed that they were demonstrating to draw awareness to the ongoing protests in Portland, Oregon.
Professors from Harvard and Washington University in St. Louis published a column inthe Atlantic last week in which they claimed that universities and colleges will blame college students for administrative failures to prevent the spread of the Chinese virus on campus this fall.
Students at the University of Florida told a reporter this week that America's Founding Fathers are "villains." Many of the students that were interviewed were unable to name positive contributions that the Founding Fathers made to the world.
The Wall Street Journalreports that Google's 200,000employees will continue to work from home another full year to prevent the spread of the Chinese virus. Other Silicon Valley companies, such as Twitter and Facebook, have already begun to explore remote working options.
Students at Duke University are calling on administrators to abolish the campus police department, which they argue has its roots in "slave patrols." 50 student organizations representing almost 1,000 students and faculty signed onto a petition in support of the movement to abolish the Duke police department.
University of Pennsylvania Professor Carlin Romano, who describes himself as "pro-Black Lives Matter," is facing calls for his termination over comments he made in which he argued that the publishing industry is not racist.
Students at the University of Florida told Campus Reform this week that they would refuse to take a course with a professor that opposed the Black Lives Matter movement.
Mike Adams, an outspoken conservative professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, was found dead in his home on Thursday. Adams was forced to retire by administrators in July after he sparked controversy over politically incorrect tweets.
Under a recently adopted policy, undergraduate students at California State University will be required to take an ethnic studies or social justice course to complete their degree.
Legendary engineer and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is suing Google-owned YouTube over a series of cryptocurrency scams that reportedly used Wozniak's name and likeness to lure in victims.
Activist students at Harvard are calling for a renaming of the university's "Board of Overseers." The students argue that the term is offensive because the word overseer was once used to describe plantation managers.
Students around the country are realizing that online courses could cost them thousands in lost expenses. Students at the University of Maryland claim that the university is refusing to refund thousands in housing costs to students that will be taking online courses this fall.
The University of Wisconsin at Madison announced this week that it has redesigned one of its logos to pay tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement. The logo will be prominently featured on athletic uniforms next season.
The United States Department of Justice announced on Monday that a researcher at Stanford University has been charged with visa fraud. Researcher Song Chen is alleged to have misrepresented her relationship with the Chinese military on her visa application, stating that her service ended in 2011, which in fact she is an active service member in the People's Liberation Army.
Students at George Mason's Antonin Scalia Law School Call for Minority Scholarships, Social Justice Forums
Students at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University are demanding that administrators establish a scholarship fund for minority students. The student activists behind the push have demanded a response from officials by the end of this week.
Conservative Princeton University Professor Robert George and Harvard University Professor Cornel West co-wrote an op-ed for theBoston Globe last week in which they called on Americans to set aside their differences and come together for the betterment of the country.
PragerU has launched a new campaign called "Black the Blue" this week, encouraging Americans to support their local police officers.Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow discussed the campaign in a video Monday, thanking police officers "on behalf of Breitbart Nation" for "doing the hard work that is often so thankless.
The president and vice president of the UConn student government resigned this month on the basis of their skin color. Vice President Alex Ose said that she stepped down to make room for "black, indigenous, and people of color" to step into leadership roles.
Students at Georgetown University published a petition this week in which they argued that police should be banned from the campus. By banning police, the students suggest that officials could create a "sanctuary space" for protesters.
The police chief at West Virginia University was forced to apologize after students noticed a "thin blue line" American flag honoring police on display in his home during a Zoom video conference.
The College Board, the company behind the SAT exam, reportedly has established partnerships with China's Communist government. The College Board, like many universities and colleges in the United States, has maintained a relationship with the Confucius Institute, a Chinese government-backed organization that aims to increase China's influence on education around the globe.
Liberty University has filed a $10 million defamation suit against theNew York Timesover the newspaper's coverage of Liberty's decision to reopen its campus in March.
Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber condemned Professor Joshua Katz this week over a column that Katz published in Quillette criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement on campus.
Creighton University Professor Zachary Smith came under fire on social media last week after he claimed that a pro-police rally was actually a "white supremacist" rally. In a statement, the university suggested that Smith's tweet was divisive and unnecessary.
Students at George Washington University are pushing to change the names of two buildings on campus that have served as tributes to Sir Winston Churchill and James Madison.
The University of Kentucky is facing a lawsuit over its plans to remove a mural that depicts various parts of American history. The mural, which has sparked controversy over its depiction of slaves and Native Americans, was painted in 1934 by artist Ann Rice O'Hanlon.
Students at Harvard University are questioning the university's refusal to reduce tuition costs for the upcoming academic year, when classes will be held entirely online. The cost of tuition for a year at Harvard University is $49,653.
Professors at universities and colleges around the country continue to express fear over plans to return to campus this fall.
Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, announced this week that it is considering changing its name in response to a petition by local citizens. The petition claims that the word "Dixie" is offensive due to its ties to the southern states in the Confederacy.
Police officers at Texas A&M University announced this week that an alleged racial hate crime was actually a hoax perpetrated by the crime's supposed victim. Isaih Martin, a senior at the university, told police in June that he found racist notes on the hood of his car.
Students and faculty at both UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University are working on plans that will counter recently published ICE guidelines that require foreign students to return to their home country if they are enrolled in online courses this fall.
Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, announced this week that it is reevaluating its "wasp" mascot over concerns that it does not support the university's promotion of "diversity and inclusion.
Marquette University reportedly threatened to rescind the admission of a student over TikTok videos that expressed support for President Donald Trump. After a period of uncertainty, Marquette ultimately told the student this week that they would not revoke her admission.
Instead of celebrating America's independence over the weekend, professors at colleges and universities around the country offered criticisms of the United States on the Fourth of July.
The faculty of Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, voted on Monday to remove the name of Robert E. Lee from the university's name.During a faculty meeting on Monday, 79 percent of faculty voted in favor of a change to the university's name.
Harvard University announced on Monday that all of its courses for the 2020-2021 academic year will be held online. Despite all classes reamining online, Harvard has refused to lower its high tuition costs.
Stanford University is facing criticism over its extensive relationship with the Chinese government. Between 2013 and 2019, the university reported that it had accepted $58 million in gifts and contracts from China and its communist government.
Researchers at MIT are apologizing this week after one of its research projects included racial and gender-based slurs in a massive dataset used to train AI systems.
The leadership board of the national College Democrats organization resigned under pressure last week after one student claimed that he experienced discrimination during his tenure on the executive board.
A new survey commissioned by the Young America's Foundation called the Youth Patriotism Index revealed that American colleges and universities are contributing to making students less patriotic.
University of Texas at Austin Constitutional Law Professor Richard Albert argued this week that the United States should revise the Constitution to remove "racist" and "gendered" language.
The University of California, San Francisco has admitted that it paid $1.14 million to "ransomware" hackers to retrieve research that hackers had temporarily compromised. The hackers initially demanded a payment of $3 million to return the data that they had stolen from the university.
Students at Fresno State University have circulated a petition that calls for the removal of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on campus. The students argued that the statue should be removed on the basis of Gandhi's alleged prejudices against minority groups.
A Chinese citizen that completed a portion of a doctoral program at an unnamed Californa university was convicted of stealing American trade secrets on Friday. The DOJ charged the man with conspiring to steal trade secrets from multiple American companies and hand them over "for the benefit of the Chinese government.
A student organization called the Princeton Open Campus Coalition is urging university officials this week to push back against the demands of woke students and faculty. The university recently caved to demands to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from the university's school of public policy.
100 Professors at Washington & Lee University are calling for the removal of General Robert E. Lee's from the university's name. In 1870 the university's name was changed from Washington University after Lee assumed the role of university president.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg announced this week that he will assume a teaching role at the University of Notre Dame for the upcoming academic year.
Loyola University New Orleans students circulated a petition this week that calls for the removal of popular libertarian professor Walter Block over his philosophy on slavery. Block is facing criticism for his position that slavery is unethical because it violates the tenets of libertarianism.
Facebook's new oversight board, commonly referred to as its "Supreme Court," will be tasked with determining which content should be removed from the site. It will be staffed with leftist professors from some of America's top law schools.
The top 100 universities in the United States overwhelmingly featured leftist commencement speakers this spring. A study found that only one university featured a conservative commencement speaker in 2020.
Two elementary schools named after George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in Berkeley, California, announced this week that they will change their names to comply with increasing demands for political correctness.
A group of students is defending UCLA Professor Gordon Klein, who was placed on leave after he denied a request to postpone a final exam for black students.
A statewide California student group encouraged students to engage in Antifa-style protests in response to the death of George Floyd. The Students for Quality Education organization encouraged students to put their "bodies on the front lines for Black lives.
Harvard University Professor Roland Fryer argued this week that defunding the police "could cost thousands of Black lives." Leftist activists around the nation have called on their local governments to divert funding away from their police forces.
A Rhode Island middle school social studies teacher was arrested on Saturday morning in connection to the vandalism of a statue of Christopher Columbus in Providence, Rhode Island.
Evergreen State College announced this week that it will offer a second graduation ceremony for students that will be attending a Black Lives Matter protest in Seattle during the scheduled ceremony.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a First Amendment advocacy group, penned a letter this week in defense of UCLA lecturer Gordon Klein, who was suspended from the university over his refusal to postpone an exam for black students.
A new poll revealed that 31 percent of British students believed that their college education in 2020 was a poor value for the money. A majority of students claimed that their university had not properly justified the cost of tuition.
Cornell University Law School Professor and owner of the Legal Insurrection blog William A. Jacobson claims that university alumni and faculty are mounting a campaign to have him fired over his recent criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Celebrities that have worked on television productions in North Carolina are calling for the termination of University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Professor Mike Adams over a joke he posted to Twitter at the end of Mayabout the state's governor.
UCLA Professor Gordon Klein has been placed on leave after rejecting a request to postpone a final exam for black students in response to the death of George Floyd.
Lousiana State University Professor Alyssa Johnson tweeted this week that she will prevent students from registering for her courses if they engage in "hate speech." Johnson's tweet has received scrutiny from several First Amendment advocacy organizations.
Former Harvard Professor Charles Lieber was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday over allegations that he maintained an undisclosed financial relationship with the Chinese government by taking a position as a "Strategic Scientist" at the Wuhan University of Technology.
The United States Senate released a report on Tuesday that revealed that the government failed to properly oversee Chinese-owned telecommunication companies over the past two decades.
Arizona State University revoked a job offer from professor Sonya Forte Duhé after she praised "good police officers" on Twitter. Prior to the tweet, Duhé was scheduled to assume the role of dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State.
Student protesters at the University of Missouri have circulated a petition that calls on Mizzou officials to remove a "racist" Thomas Jefferson statue from campus grounds.
An arrest warrant was issued this week for a California student that reportedly assaulted her conservative peer for his views on the Black Lives Matter movement. The encounter, which occurred in November, was captured on video and shared online.
160 members of the Harvard Law School faculty signed a letter last week condemning President Donald Trump's response to the recent riots. One professor that signed onto the letter argued that Trump's response has been "deeply unlawful.
Professors at UCLA published a letter this week in response to the death of George Floyd that called on university officials to end its relationship with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Ivanka Trump condemned "cancel culture" in a tweet published on Friday after Wichita State University revoked its invitation for her to speak at the school's spring commencement ceremony.
Stanford University Dean of Students Mona Hicks quoted convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur in a memo she sent to students in June. Shakur, who fled the United States in 1979 after a prison break, remains on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list.
Students at the University of Washington are demanding a relaxed grading policy to help black students "cope emotionally" with the ongoing protests and riots that have erupted in major cities around the nation after George Floyd died during an arrest on May 26 in Minneapolis.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced this week that the company will donate $37 million to various anti-racism organizations in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.
UCLA Professor Robin Kelley suggested this week that black Americans have no choice but to riot in the aftermath of George Floyd's death. As Kelley explained in a UCLA interview,“My wife asked me this question last night, ‘Do you think this is right?’ I said, ‘What other choice do people have?’”
The Signal messaging app introduced a feature this week that will help protesters shield their identities. When activated, the feature uses facial detection technology to automatically blur faces in pictures, hindering law enforcement efforts to identify violent rioters and looters.