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Rihanna to Honor Shaun King for 'Groundbreaking Work' -- Slammed on Social Media

Rihanna to Honor Shaun King for 'Groundbreaking Work' -- Slammed on Social Media

Pop megastar Rihanna is feeling the heat as her decision to honor leftist Shaun King at her annual Diamond Ball is being met with swift backlash on social media, including criticism over the way the controversial social justice activist threatened to sue a fellow activist earlier this year.

Kyl Report: Facebook Faces Workplace Viewpoint Diversity Challenges

Kyl Report: Facebook Faces Workplace Viewpoint Diversity Challenges

Facebook continues to face challenges with viewpoint diversity among its employees and board of directors,impacting the creation and implementation of content policies and algorithms,according to an interim Facebook study released Tuesday by former Sen.

Verizon Sells Tumblr for 98% Discount After Banning Adult Content

Verizon Sells Tumblr for 98% Discount After Banning Adult Content

The once-mighty Tumblr — a social media site that hosts blogs, photos and videos and was favored by young people — is being sold by Verizon at what some reports are saying is a 98 percent discount from its $1.1 billion purchase price just a few years ago.

Apple Siri Refers to CNN's Chris Cuomo as 'Fredo' in Apparent Glitch

Apple Siri Refers to CNN's Chris Cuomo as 'Fredo' in Apparent Glitch

In what may have been a technical glitch or a clever joke, Apple's digital voice assistant Siri referred to CNN host Chris Cuomo as Fredo — the weak-minded Corleone brother from The Godfathermovies — on Tuesday before the anomaly was apparently fixed.

IMDB Allows Trans Actors to Remove Birth Names After Backlash

IMDB Allows Trans Actors to Remove Birth Names After Backlash

IMDb will allow its users to remove birth names from the site following an outcry from transgender activists and actors, who criticized the Amazon-owned site for publishing their birth names without their consent.

Disney Earnings Take a Hit Following 'Dark Phoenix' Bomb

Disney Earnings Take a Hit Following 'Dark Phoenix' Bomb

Not even the superheroes of the Marvel universe could shield the Walt Disney Co., which took a surprising blow to its earnings this week as the studio contended with its monster Fox acquisition as well as losses from Fox'sDark Phoenix, the latest X-Men movie that was a major box-office bomb.

Peter Thiel Slams Google for Sharing AI Technology with China

Peter Thiel Slams Google for Sharing AI Technology with China

Tech billionaire and Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel is stepping up his campaign against Google, taking the Silicon Valley giant to task over its cozy relationship with China in the realm of artificial intelligence technology.

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