We are in the throes of one of the most unpleasant (yet oddly entertaining) election seasons in modern memory. Accusations of "crooked" and "temperamentally unfit" fly back and forth between the presumptive candidates of their associated parties. It's ugly out there, and it's going to get uglier between now and November. Technically, Powell and Clinton broke the Federal Records Act. Albright and Rice didn't use email, but their staff didn't follow the rules. Kerry is too early to call, but so far he's following the rules. At the core of one of the accusations is the question of Hillary Clinton's use of email while she was secretary of state under President Barack Obama. This is a legitimate question (even if posed by Donald Trump in his usual crude way). As I've discussed since the days of the George W. Bush administration, email use in government can have far-reaching implications. Because Mrs. Clinton's use of email is both of historical interest (how a former secretary of … [Read more...] about Investigating Hillary Clinton: Which secretaries of state violated the Federal Records Act?
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With America’s political future hanging in the balance, the 12 states holding primary elections in this year’s Super Tuesday may very well determine our nation’s fate. After all, most candidates who have taken the most states on this day in the last several decades have gone on to become their party’s candidate (though not necessarily the president of the United States). And according to both Google and Bing, the coast is clear for Donald Trump to go head to head with the Democratic nominee in the general election this November. So buckle up, friends. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.As VentureBeat reports, search trends on both Bing Search Wave and Google Trends tend to be quite indicative of who voters are interested in, and by extension, likely to support. Sure, typing a candidate’s name into a search box is very different from dropping their names into a ballot box come election day, but still, it’s an important (and rather accurate) … [Read more...] about Donald Trump is expected to be the big Super Tuesday winner
Snapchat has had its fair share of questionable filters before — think yellow face, black face, and more — and its latest adds to the list. Meet the “Crooked Hillary” filter from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The reality television star turned politician has long been known for his shameless use of social media — though much of his digital presence has been relegated to Twitter — and now, he is taking things a step further. As originally reported by the Independent Journal Review, the Trump campaign “purchased the national Snapchat geofilter ahead of Monday’s debate,” and represents “the first purchase of its kind by a presidential campaign.” You cannot say this is not a historical race.Only one advertiser per day is able to purchase this national geofilter advertisement, and on Monday, the buyer is the Donald. The geofilter, the Review reports, “will preview the debate as … [Read more...] about Donald Trump creates a “Crooked Hillary” Snapchat filter, but will it work?
With the presidential race now in the homestretch, there’s just one more debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It will be the final time the two candidates appear together before Americans go to the polls on November 8, so you’ll want to watch.The debate is scheduled for 6 p.m. PT on Wednesday, and will be held at the University of Nevada’s Las Vegas campus. The candidates will return to a traditional debate format like the first debate, with Chris Wallace of Fox News serving as moderator. According to Fox News, the proposed topics for the debate include everything from debt and entitlements to immigration reform and the Supreme Court. Presidential fitness is also said to be on this week’s docket.So how can you catch this debate online? We have a number of great streams to watch live, and a few places where you can join the conversation around the debates. Happy viewing! Editors’ note: For the state of the … [Read more...] about Clinton vs. Trump: How to watch the final presidential debate online (and for free)
For those of you who’ve spent the last week lamenting that season 1 of Westworld wasn’t released all at once for you to binge on at your leisure, we have some great news for you. While the aforementioned scenario won’t become a reality any time soon, Entertainment Weekly reports that episode 2 of Westworld (entitled Chestnut) is available to stream right now on HBO Now, HBO Go, and HBO OnDemand.As fans of the show know, it airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET — so what gives? Well, no one’s quite sure at the moment, but the prevailing theory is that HBO is worried about going up against Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump, Round 2. The first presidential debate posted mammoth numbers, averaging more than 80 million viewers, and if the second clash nets anything close to that, the pool of potential viewers for Westworld will be much smaller. By contrast, Westworld pulled in just 3.3 million for the initial airing of its premiere.On top of that, … [Read more...] about Thanks, Donald and Hillary? ‘Westworld’ episode out early, possibly due to debate
Editor's note: In July, CNET News published a special report exploring how hate spreads over the web. The stories in that series examined Internet-fueled intolerance. Our reporters explored, for example, what happens when online hate speech crosses into real life, the ways neo-Nazis use social media and how racists co-opted cartoon character, Pepe the Frog. Some of CNET's female reporters shared their own experiences of being harassed online. The timing of the package -- "iHate: Intolerance takes over the internet" -- was uncanny. As we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, America slid into a Summer of Hate. People threatened places of worship, defaced cemeteries and intimidated others because of the way they look or dress. And a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, heavily promoted on extremist websites, left three people dead. The web's role in recruiting people to hateful, extremist organizations is back in the spotlight after The … [Read more...] about GamerGate to Trump: How video game culture blew everything up
This article was originally published on CNET.Big Data was a big part of the first big debate.Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battled it out Monday night at Long Island's Hofstra University in the first of their three debates as they race to become the next US president. The candidates sparred over "America's direction," "achieving prosperity" and "securing America" — basically anything — in a debate that was expected to draw an audience on par with the Super Bowl.While Trump said during the spirited debate he has the "winning temperament" to be president, he claimed his Democratic rival doesn't have the "stamina" for the position. Clinton fired back in many different ways, saying the Republican candidate wasn't prepared to debate and isn't qualified to be commander in chief. SEE: Clinton v. Trump: Where they stand on 7 top tech issues "You know what else I'm prepared for? I'm prepared to be president," Clinton said. "And that's a good thing."With the race in … [Read more...] about Clinton-Trump debate #1: What the data from social media tells us
Donald Trump is the nominee of the Republican party. Trump clobbered the competition at the polls in Indiana, and on social media all primary season. He survived #marcomentum, a #ContestedConvention blip, and the vaporware #stoptrump movement.In the week leading up the the Indiana primary TechRepublic collaborated with Israeli firm Logz.io to scrape and analyize social media data about the Indiana primary. Logz.io works primarily with corporate IT and uses machine-generated data to find software bugs. Founded by enterprise data veterans Tomer Levy and Asaf Yigal, the Logz.io machine learning algorithm also ingests, analyzes, and visualizes information to help companies make better decisions with internal information assets. SEE: UX battle: Enterprise software vs. consumer software (Tech Pro Research story)The algorithm uses social media to learn, predict, and visualize trends and keywords. "Once you analyze this data correctly," said a spokesperson for the company, "you can learn so … [Read more...] about Election Tech: The animosity index – why the internet loves and hates Donald Trump
The first episode of the new Saturday Night Live season kicked off with an must watch cold open. Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) and Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) face off in the first presidential debate, moderated by Lester Holt (Michael Che). Alec Baldwin is incredible as Donald Trump. The 9 minute long segment is pulling the first TV debate through the gutter. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More The skid also a nice pointy swipe at Trump's likely not having paid any taxes based on the New York Times leak.If you are trying to watch the SNL clip from abroad, you are out of luck. SNL has a region lock on this SNL premiere clip. Apparently Youtube has now better means to also block users of VPN networks. There are several unauthorized copies of the SNL cold open on Youtube that work from abroad. Just search and you will find...Saturday Night Live kicked off its 42nd season on Oct. 1 with guest host Margot Robbie and musical guest The Weeknd.Robbie can … [Read more...] about Watch SNL Donald Trump Vs. Hillary Clinton Debate Cold Open
No one could say that a large majority of the Emmy awards were predictable last night. Of course, the one consistent theme of the night was poking fun at Donald Trump. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Luvabella in Stock "Game of Thrones" received the trophy for Best Drama for the second year in a show at TV's most-honored show. "VEEP" received the trophy for Best Comedy for the second year straight. Julia Louis-Dreyfus won for the fifth straight year as Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.Louis-Dreyfus commented on the election, comparing it to her own show: “I think that ‘Veep’ has torn down the wall between comedy and politics,” she said. “Our show started out as a political satire but it now feels more like a sobering documentary.”Tatiana Maslany, who shapeshifts into over a dozen characters on BBC America's "Orphan Black" finally won the award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama - one she has deserved for every season since the show … [Read more...] about Emmy Awards Wrap-up: Trump, Jimmy, And Surprise Wins