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Facebook co-founder pledges $20M to defeat Donald Trump
Facebook billionaire co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has pledged to spend $20 million to defeat Donald Trump — whom he accused of carrying out “a deliberate con” to promote “his personal brand.” In a blog post on Medium, Moskovitz said the election is a “referendum on who we want to be” and — apparently referring to Trump...
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Maryland blogger settles defamation suit brought by Melania Trump
Doug G. WareFeb. 7 (UPI) -- A Maryland blogger has agreed to settle a libel lawsuit by first lady Melania Trump for writing "false and defamatory" statements online about her last summer.
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Ex-Bear Brian Urlacher sues Florida hair transplant surgeon
Retired Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has sued a Florida hair restoration company he alleges has used his name and image without his permission. He seeks at least $200,000 in damages. The story was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times. Urlacher surprised fans in January 2016 when the formerly...
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Twitter is taking another crack at stopping internet trolls
Twitter says it’s taking steps to curb harassment on its platform — again. The real-time microblogging service said Tuesday it will stop trolls and cyberbullies from creating new accounts if they have accounts that have been suspended for abuse. In new features that will begin rolling out Tuesday, Twitter said it will also identify and...
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Lungfish lived for around 100 years
He was the one that didn't get away -- eventually living for around a century.
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Suit: Clinic cashed in on Urlacher’s new hair without permission
Brian Urlacher is suing a hair clinic he claims used his likeness without permission to sell restoration treatments like the one he unveiled in 2016.
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Twitter runs neo-Nazi ad hours after outlining steps to limit abuse, apologizes for mistake
On Tuesday morning, Twitter published a blog post outlining new steps aimed at curbing the spike in abusive tweets and Twitter accounts that have plagued the site in recent years, particularly during an election cycle that produced a surge in white supremacist and so-called alt-right accounts. ...
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Google launches Allo, bets on AI to spice up chats
Google-parent Alphabet Inc has launched Allo, a messaging app that incorporates Google's search feature and a chatbot that uses machine learning to "improve" itself over time.
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Robbie Gould says he'll be 'always a Bear' in thank-you letter to fans
Robbie Gould thanked the city of Chicago for supporting him through the "ups and downs" of his career in a letter posted on his website. On Sunday night the Bears released Gould, the franchise's kicker for 11 years and all-time leading scorer. In a blog post Friday, Gould expressed gratitude to...
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