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Facebook moderation guidelines leaked

Facebook moderation guidelines leaked
"White supremacy" is forbidden on Facebook, but "white nationalism" is OK. They know it's bullshit, elsewhere talking of "overlaps with white nationalism/separatism," but it's what they've got. Motherboard got the docs. Facebook has increasingly dealt head on with hate speech in recent months, sometimes with mixed results. In December, Facebook admitted to Pro Publica the social network had made...

Nicki Minaj and Eminem say they're dating, but people think they're trolling hard

Nicki Minaj and Eminem say they're dating, but people think they're trolling hard
Nicki Minaj and Eminem are dating, apparently. Nicki posted a video on Instagram rapping to her verse in YG's single "Big Bank," captioning it with "Told'em I met Slim Shady. Bagged a EM!!!" The song also features Big Sean and 2 Chainz. SEE ALSO: Of course Elon Musk and Grimes spawned a beautiful new meme #BIGBANK OUT NOW!!!!!! @yg @2chainz @bigsean...

Interview with Scotty Allen, host of the Strange Parts Youtube channel

Interview with Scotty Allen, host of the Strange Parts Youtube channel
My Cool Tools podcast guest this week is Scotty Allen. Scotty is a nomadic engineer, entrepreneur, adventurer and storyteller who orbits around San Francisco and Shenzhen, China. He runs a YouTube channel Strange Parts, a travel adventure show for geeks where he goes on adventures ranging from building his own iPhone in China to trying to make a...

Collections is a better way to organize those photos you snap as mental notes

Collections is a better way to organize those photos you snap as mental notes
Wi-Fi password sticker on your router? Snap. Cute sweater in a store’s window display? Snap. Party invitation? Snap. Cool gift idea for mom? Snap. If any of this sounds familiar to you, then you probably also use your iPhone’s camera to take photos of the things you want to remember – maybe even more often than you use Notes...

6 minor 'Game of Thrones' characters who might be super important in Season 8

6 minor 'Game of Thrones' characters who might be super important in Season 8
In a just world, Season 8 of Game of Thrones would be airing right now, but because large scale television productions "take time to create" especially when the expectations are "earth-shatteringly high," it's not. Boo.  However, just because Season 8 isn't coming out this year doesn't mean that fans aren't hungry for sweet, sweet speculation when it comes to...

12 of the best online dating sites for geeks, nerds, sci-fi buffs, and more

12 of the best online dating sites for geeks, nerds, sci-fi buffs, and more
Mashable's readers (and writers) are known for being OBSESSIVE about the things we love, like comic books and movies, gadgets and tech, or the latest Space X launch. You may say we kind of geek out about things. Okay, fine, we *are* geeks. And geeks are awesome. SEE ALSO: Which dating app is right for you? Use this guide...

Pruitt spent whopping $3.5 million on personal security in first year as EPA chief

Pruitt spent whopping $3.5 million on personal security in first year as EPA chief
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent $3.5 million in taxpayer dollars on personal security in just his first year in the position, CBS News revealed Friday. This is far more than his two predecessors from the Obama administration, who CBS News says spent between $1.6 to $2 million annually on security. EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox defended the...

Facebook has a very specific Pepe the Frog policy, report says

Facebook has a very specific Pepe the Frog policy, report says
Facebook doesn’t ban fictional characters with hateful content as a rule, but interestingly Pepe the frog is well enough established as a hate speech symbol that Facebook has a very particular policy devoted only to the cartoon frog. Motherboard got their hands on some content moderation policy documents from Facebook that show Pepe, a cartoon frog harmlessly created...

Puget Sound mussels are failing drug tests

Puget Sound mussels are failing drug tests
If you’ve been using or abusing an opioid, then your pee’s been full of opioids. When your opioid-laced pee gets flushed away, those opioids wind up in our water: our reservoirs, streams and oceans. And that, friends, is why mussels are failing drug tests. According to CBS News, scientists at Washington’s Department of Fish & Wildlife have found evidence that...

Driver sees a black object in the air, later finds a handgun lodged into his car

Driver sees a black object in the air, later finds a handgun lodged into his car
A man was driving on I-5 in Washington when he saw "a small black object in the air." He then heard it hitting the front of his car, but it didn't seem like a big deal. It wasn't until he stopped for gas 18 miles later that he noticed a handgun lodged snugly into his bumper. According to...

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Facebook moderation guidelines leaked

Facebook moderation guidelines leaked

"White supremacy" is forbidden on Facebook, but "white nationalism" is OK. They know it's bullshit, elsewhere talking of "overlaps with white nationalism/separatism," but...
Nicki Minaj and Eminem say they're dating, but people think they're trolling hard

Nicki Minaj and Eminem say they're dating, but people think they're trolling hard

Nicki Minaj and Eminem are dating, apparently. Nicki posted a video on Instagram rapping to her verse in YG's single "Big Bank," captioning it...
Interview with Scotty Allen, host of the Strange Parts Youtube channel

Interview with Scotty Allen, host of the Strange Parts Youtube channel

My Cool Tools podcast guest this week is Scotty Allen. Scotty is a nomadic engineer, entrepreneur, adventurer and storyteller who orbits around San...