Facebook temporarily bans ads for gun accessories and military gear

  • January 16, 2021
Facebook is continuing its crackdown on potential domestic terrorism at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The social network told BuzzFeed News that it was temporarily banning US ads for gun accessories and military gear, such as holsters and…

Biden elevates science advisor to cabinet role for the first time

  • January 16, 2021
Science is poised to get a much more prominent role in President-elect Biden’s administration. Nature and Reuters report that Biden has named breakthrough geneticist Eric Lander (seen above in 2002) not only as the director of the Office of Science a…

Twitter’s latest Trump labels say Biden won the election

  • December 19, 2020
Twitter’s election results labels are now decidedly more explicit. Variety found that Twitter is now labeling President Trump’s tweets (and presumably others) with a notice that “election officials have certified Joe Biden as the winner of the U.S. p…

Joe Biden’s campaign has a ‘Fortnite’ island

  • October 31, 2020
If you’re running Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and want to make a last-minute push for the youth vote, what do you do? Set up a Fortnite island, apparently. Mashable reports (via Kotaku) that the Biden-Harris campaign has introduced a “Build Bac…

Twitter confirms one elected official had DMs accessed in hack

  • July 23, 2020
Twitter has finally confirmed what many have suspected: that the hackers behind the crypto scam that targeted dozens of high-profile accounts did indeed gain access to at least some of their victims’ inboxes. “We believe that for up to 36 of the 130…

Crypto scammers hack Elon Musk, Biden, Obama, and Kanye on Twitter

  • July 15, 2020
Hackers promoting crypto scams took over a number of high-profile Twitter accounts Wednesday, including Bill Gates, Kanye West and Elon Musk, who has been a frequent target of would-be crypto scammers. Joe Biden’s account was also briefly taken over,…