Donald Trump

Cambridge Analytica

Why We're Not Calling the Cambridge Analytica Story a 'Data Breach'

Facebook insists that Cambridge Analytica didn't get information on 50 million Americans because of a 'data breach.' It's right. What really happened is much worse.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
space war

Trump Thinks a Militarized ‘Space Force’ Is a ‘Great Idea’

He may be referring to a proposal that died in the Senate last year.
Becky Ferreira
gina haspel

New CIA Director Gina Haspel Oversaw Torture at a Black Site Then Lost Evidence of It

As "chief of base" of a CIA Black Site in Thailand, Haspel oversaw the torture and waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah, who still hasn't been charged with a crime.
Matthew Gault
free speech online

Federal Judge Tells Trump to Just Mute People on Twitter

A Manhattan federal judge is encouraging a settlement to a First Amendment lawsuit over President Trump's Twitter behavior.
Sarah Emerson
Finish him!

Let's Enjoy This Wholesome Moral Panic About Violent Video Games While It Lasts

I wish I could go back to a time when scapegoating video games for school shootings was the biggest problem with video games.
Emanuel Maiberg
All Fronts

The Tiny Nukes Trump Wants Could Be More Dangerous Than Big Ones

A nuke is a nuke is a nuke.
David Axe

Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' Is the Most Pirated Book in Recent Memory

Media hype, a cease-and-desist notice, and sold-out bookstores have led people to share the controversial White House exposé online.
Matthew Gault

The Dangerous Downside to DARPA’s New Repair Satellite

One country's orbital mechanic could be another’s saboteur.
David Axe

The Teen Rapper Suing the US Government for Climate Change Negligence

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is raising awareness of environmental issues through fiery speeches, hip hop, and federal lawsuits.
Becky Ferreira
All Fronts

Trump's 'Impossible' Plan for a 350-Ship Navy Is Sinking Fast

The scheme is "more than unrealistic,” a Congressional shipbuilding expert told Motherboard.
David Axe

Historians Are Calling Out Trump Online Whenever He Misreads the Past

Engaging with new media is no longer a dalliance for the history profession in the misinformation age.
Daniel Crown
net neutrality

Justin Trudeau Is ‘Very Concerned’ With FCC’s Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality

“We need to continue to defend net neutrality,” Trudeau said, but stopped short of saying he'd speak to Trump directly.
Justin Ling