Facebook’s New Privacy Feature Comes With a Loophole

Facebook’s New Privacy Feature Comes With a Loophole

Erin Egan, Facebook’s chief privacy officer, and David Baser, the director of product management, noted in a blog post that the new tool “could have some impact” on Facebook’s business, but that “giving people control over their data is more important.”.

Ebola Is Now Curable. Here’s How the New Treatments Work

Ebola Is Now Curable. Here’s How the New Treatments Work

And all Ebola treatment units in the outbreak zone will now only administer the two most effective monoclonal antibody drugs, according to the WHO’s director of health emergencies, Mike Ryan.

John Ratcliffe Is a Dangerous Pick for Director of National Intelligence

John Ratcliffe Is a Dangerous Pick for Director of National Intelligence

The news Sunday that Trump planned to tap representative John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) as director of national intelligence, replacing former senator Dan Coats, left many even on Capitol Hill scratching their heads: Who?

Star Wars News: The End of 'Rise of Skywalker' Will Melt Your Mind

Star Wars News: The End of 'Rise of Skywalker' Will Melt Your Mind

The Real Deal: You might think you're prepared for this December's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , but Kevin Smith wants you to know that you're probably not.

The Best Things at Comic-Con Aren't at Comic-Con

The Best Things at Comic-Con Aren't at Comic-Con

Thursday morning, as the con opened with its first big Hall H panel, Comic-Con programming director Eddie Ibrahim took to the podium to give his usual address to the crowd.

The Walking Dead (Comic) Is Over

The Walking Dead (Comic) Is Over

This time around we have big news about The Walking Dead comics and a lot of updates on the lives of directors, from long-timers like Quentin Tarantino to newcomers like Andy Muschietti.

Toy Story 4 Just Crushed the Box Office

Toy Story 4 Just Crushed the Box Office

The latest hit to come from the factory: Pixar's Toy Story 4 , which nabbed $118 million at the box office in North America this weekend. Not only is Netflix releasing a new prequel to the 1982 fantasy classic The Dark Crystal , the series will have an accompanying comic book as well.

Aladdin Made $113 Million at the Box Office This Weekend

Aladdin Made $113 Million at the Box Office This Weekend

First up, Disney's Aladdin had a pretty big weekend at the box office. Also, Netflix picked up a couple of big movies at the Cannes Film Festival, and there might be another Alien prequel coming.

The Radical Plan to Change How Antibiotics Get Developed

The Radical Plan to Change How Antibiotics Get Developed

Which means it may be time to stop asking pharma to make them, and create some other entity—a government institute, an international nonprofit, a utility—to perform the task instead.

Netflix's 'See You Yesterday' Challenges the Meaning of Time Travel

Netflix's 'See You Yesterday' Challenges the Meaning of Time Travel

Whereas filmmakers of the past have been interested in traveling through time to stop the Singularity or relive the heyday of the Walkman, director Stefon Bristol's movie, produced by Spike Lee, seeks to address police brutality against black Americans.

#BuildBetterBefore to save lives and strengthen economies

#BuildBetterBefore to save lives and strengthen economies

This means working with communities to repair, strengthen, and improve the homes of the poor to make them resilient enough to survive disasters. The Global Program for Resilient Housing is helping governments retrofit and strengthen homes before the next disaster strikes.

Marvel's Shang-Chi Movie Just Got a Director

Marvel's Shang-Chi Movie Just Got a Director

Well, aside from Captain Marvel 's continued dominance, we've got an Oscar-winning documentary landing on Hulu and some good news for Marvel's first Asian-American-led movie. In fact, just yesterday word came out that the studio has hired Destin Daniel Cretton to direct Shang-Chi , Marvel’s first superhero movie with an Asian lead.

House Probes Cambridge Analytica on Russia and WikiLeaks

House Probes Cambridge Analytica on Russia and WikiLeaks

Sprinkled among those names are also key players from President Trump's 2016 digital team, including his former digital director and current campaign manager Brad Parscale, as well as several former executives of Cambridge Analytica, the now defunct consulting company, including its former CEO Alexander Nix, former business development director Brittany Kaiser, and Julian Wheatland, director of Cambridge Analytica's parent company, SCL Group.

The Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' Might Be Funny

The Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' Might Be Funny

Netflix In case you haven't heard, a primer: Last week, spread that legendary director Steven Spielberg is planning to propose a change in the rules of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that would stop films that debut on streaming services, or that have limited theatrical runs, from awards contention.

Android Users: Check This Facebook Location Privacy Setting ASAP

Android Users: Check This Facebook Location Privacy Setting ASAP

(If you already had Location History turned off, nothing changes.) Facebook will also be inserting a notice into your News Feed to alert you to the change and offering a link to manage settings.

What It Takes to Pull Off the Country's First Online Census

What It Takes to Pull Off the Country's First Online Census

And yet, thanks to years of budget cuts and a series of scaled-back field tests, some fear the Census Bureau and the broader US government are ill-equipped to handle any new issues that could arise as a result of the high-tech census, particularly at a time when hackers and propagandists seem to be working overtime to undermine American institutions.

The Batman Will Hit Theaters in 2021—Minus Ben Affleck

The Batman Will Hit Theaters in 2021—Minus Ben Affleck

This week: Batman gets a release date, Oscar Isaac might be going to Dune , Universal has a new plan for its monster mashup, and Zack Snyder is going back to making zombie flicks.

The Threat That the US Can't Ignore: Itself

The Threat That the US Can't Ignore: Itself

"ISIS very likely will continue to pursue external attacks from Iraq and Syria against regional and Western adversaries." Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence The hearing instead focused on questions from senators about anti-terrorism efforts, nuclear proliferation, infrastructure hacking, and foreign intelligence and counter-intelligence-gathering.

Nintendo Switch Had the Best Holiday Ever

Nintendo Switch Had the Best Holiday Ever

The Nintendo Switch Sells Like Hotcakes Artisanal Avocado Toast The ultimate dream of the Nintendo Switch and everything Nintendo releases is to recapture the incredible sales of the original Wii, a console that changed gaming and really impressed your grandparents.

Black Panther and Netflix Just Got Historic Oscar Nominations

Black Panther and Netflix Just Got Historic Oscar Nominations

Night Shyamalan's trilogy-ending almost-superhero film Glass ruled the long-weekend box office, and Pixar lost a big director. Night Shyamalan's Glass won the box office, bringing in $47 million in North America during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

Netflix and Amazon Binged Wins at the Golden Globes

Netflix and Amazon Binged Wins at the Golden Globes

In today's installment: Netflix and Amazon stay Golden at last night's awards; Brad Bird embarks upon a new movie mission; and, for the third weekend in a row, audiences make a halibut of seeing Aquaman .

The 25 Movies We Already Can’t Wait to See in 2019

The 25 Movies We Already Can’t Wait to See in 2019

The 25 Movies We Already Can’t Wait to See in 2019 By the time X-Men showdown Dark Phoenix comes out in June, theaters will have shown a glut of genre fare that ranges from manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel to Jordan Peele's horror flick Us. It's gonna be a fun year.

Best 2018 Movies: A Star Is Born to Fill the Star Wars Void

Best 2018 Movies: A Star Is Born to Fill the Star Wars Void

Creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby may have brought the story of Black Panther to life half a century ago, but Coogler's film elevated the hero into a new pantheon, shattering box office records and becoming a cultural phenomenon for all time.

The 13 Best Movies You Didn't See in 2018

The 13 Best Movies You Didn't See in 2018

(Star Tilda Swinton, who actually plays a few roles in the film, went so far as to refer to it as a cover version of Argento's original.) Beautifully shot, with an appropriately haunting performance by Dakota Johnson, this Suspiria goes beyond the tale of a witch-run dance school by digging its nails into the many ways the past will forever haunt us.

The Best (Free) Streaming Service You've Never Heard Of

The Best (Free) Streaming Service You've Never Heard Of

The Best (Free) Streaming Service You've Never Heard OfDirector Josephine Decker’s experimental drama Madeline’s Madeline is one of many films available on Kanopy.Oscilloscope PicturesWhen the classic-movie streaming service FilmStruck shuttered last month, it caused a palpable panic among cineastes.

A Government Climate Study Contradicts the President

A Government Climate Study Contradicts the President

A new government report—1,600 pages, two and a half years of work, hundreds of authors, 13 participating agencies—warns that by the end of the century, unchecked climate change could cause tens of thousands of deaths and hundreds of billions of dollars in losses and damage.

Airports Cracked Uber and Lyft—Time for Cities to Take Note

Airports Cracked Uber and Lyft—Time for Cities to Take Note

At San Francisco International, companies like Uber and Lyft now account for 75 percent of commercial ground transportation, says airport spokesperson Doug Yakel.

Midterm Election Voters Shot Down a Carbon Tax, But It'll Rise Again

Midterm Election Voters Shot Down a Carbon Tax, But It'll Rise Again

Initiative 1631 was technically a fee, not a tax; It would’ve charged many emitters $15 per metric ton of carbon, increasing every year until emissions declined—and the money would pay for green infrastructure like clean power generation, environmental remediation, and projects in communities most affected by pollution.

WIRED25: Welcome to Our Robot Petting Zoo

WIRED25: Welcome to Our Robot Petting Zoo

The four-day WIRED Festival, happening all over San Francisco on October 12–15, celebrates everything that makes today's world fascinating, inspiring, and, yes, sometimes a little unsettling.Our updated speaker and event lineup includes a robot petting zoo (where the robots pet you back!), a punning contest, an art studio tour, some kid-friendly science fun with Adam Savage's Mythbusters Jr., behind-the-scenes tours of SFMOMA, a DJ set with Questlove, and screenings of WIRED-approved films at Alamo Drafthouse.The four-day celebration will start with WIRED25 WORK, a day of insider office tours, and culminate at the WIRED25 SUMMIT at SF Jazz.

Climate change activists defy Trump’s inaction with their own summit

Climate change activists defy Trump’s inaction with their own summit

America’s Pledge – a group led by California Governor Jerry Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg – will unveil how close the US could come to the climate pollution reductions the Obama administration promised the world in Paris in 2015.

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