Ad-blocking tool Ghostery suffered from a pretty impressive, self-inflicted screw-up Friday when the privacy-minded company accidentally carbon copied hundreds of its users in an email, revealing their addresses to all recipients.
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Less than one month after instituting a new policy designed to punish artists for misconduct in their personal life, Spotify is partially walking back its "hateful content" rules that resulted in several artists being removed from the streaming service's promoted playlists. R. Kelly will continue to be banned.
You might remember that about a year ago, astrophysicists turned the whole Earth into a telescope to try and get a picture of a black hole. That image isn't available yet, but the folks behind this "Event Horizon Telescope" just released data from previous observing periods and it's making us even antsier for the final results.
The first trailer for the hard-R-rated puppet film The Happytime Murders says that the film is "no Sesame, all Street," and the people responsible for Sesame Street are not happy about it. In fact, they're suing.
Earlier this year, the world lost one of its most prolific creators when Ursula K. Le Guin passed away at 88 years old. Now, the universes she created and the people she inspired are here to share her story, in the debut trailer for Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a documentary that's been in the works for nearly a decade.
US Marine Corps stationed in Hawaii are now on standby to help with evacuations should lava flows cut off the only remaining escape route from the beleaguered Puna neighbourhood. The latest threat comes as the Big Island enters its fourth week of eruptions and as a third lava flow reaches the ocean.
Around 100 million years ago, a tick ran into some bad luck. It had the misfortune of wandering onto a spider's web, causing the proprietor to spring into action and wrap the interloping bug in a tomb made of silk. The situation then took a turn for the worse when the tick came into contact with tree sap, enveloping it even further. Today, this scene is immortalised in amber — and it's the first known fossil to hold a tick entombed in spider's silk.
A poisoning outbreak traced to synthetic cannabinoids sickened at least 52 people in Utah and sent 31 to the emergency room this past winter, reveals a new report released Thursday by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. But unlike other recent outbreaks, the victims weren't trying to buy synthetic weed: They had bought what they thought was cannabis oil that only contained cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive ingredient of weed.