From the moment Amazon But Queensbridge residents, too, have mixed feelings on the matter.
An online subculture celebrating the Charleston church shooter appears to be inspiring copycat plots
In June 2015, Dylann Roof opened fire in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people, with the explicit intent of sparking a “race war” between America’s white and minority population. In February 2019, a group of online right-wingers is working to turn Roof’s dark vision into reality, building a cult of personality around the Charleston killer and encouraging others to carry out similar attacks.
Minutes after former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort was sentenced to an additional 43 months in prison for conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice, his attorney Kevin Downing falsely told reporters outside the courthouse that the judge in the case had exonerated the Trump campaign of collusion with Russia.
The United States will withdraw all its diplomats from Venezuela — a move that could potentially exacerbate the political and international crisis in that country.
The first Democratic presidential debate in June is likely to feature a lot of familiar faces: Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, maybe Joe Biden or Beto O’Rourke if they decide to run.
Court documents detailing how Facebook allowed and encouraged mobile games on its platform to take advantage of children will be made public, a federal judge ruled this month. The more than 135 pages of documents pertain to a A small group of Facebook employees came up with a way to reduce the problem — by having users re-input the first six digits of their credit card to make in-game purchases — but the company quashed it. (To maximize revenue.)
An internal analysis of purchases from October 2010 to January 2011 found that children spent $3.6 million on games. But more than 9 percent of that revenue had to be pulled back by the credit card companies after Facebook denied direct refunds. (The Reveal report notes that a 1 percent chargeback rate is considered high by most standards, and that the FTC has referred to a 2 percent chargeback rate as a “red flag” for a “deceptive business.”) Even knowing all this, Facebook suggested to game developers that refund requests be met with free virtual goods instead of money.
Tech superstars like Elon Musk, AI pioneers like Alan Turing, top computer scientists like Stuart Russell, and emerging-technologies researchers like Nick Bostrom have all said they think artificial intelligence will transform the world — and maybe annihilate it.
President Donald Trump met Wednesday with Danny Burch, an American freed from Yemen last week after being held in captivity for more than a year.
Some New Yorkers rejoiced after Amazon announced it would no longer be building a massive, 25,000-employee corporate campus in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. But others — including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who helped broker the deal with the tech giant — were less pleased. And now a group of them are begging Amazon to come back.
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