Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Zeke Miller, Associated Press Updated 5:42 am PST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 The U.S. Capitol dome is seen past the base of the Washington Monument just before sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting a border wall with Mexico. Overall, more than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay. less The U.S. Capitol dome is seen past the base of the Washington Monument just before sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown ... more Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP … [Read more...] about Holiday-season gridlock in DC brings partial federal closure
Rob Price, provided by Published 2:13 pm CST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 The DC attorney general has launched a lawsuit against Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The California social networking giant has been accused of misleading users and failing to protect their data. The legal action is just the latest crisis in a long line of disastrous incidents for Facebook. The company's stock is down around 5%. The District of Columbia's attorney general is taking legal action against Facebook, accusing the company of misleading users and failing to protect their data. In a court document filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the attorney general points to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which a political research firm misappropriated tens of millions of users' data, as well as its special data-sharing agreements with certain "partner companies," as examples of how the company allegedly violated the district's Consume Protection … [Read more...] about Washington DC is taking legal action against Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal (FB)
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Michael Balsamo Associated Press December 19, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia sued Facebook on Wednesday for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data from as many as 87 million users.D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine’s suit alleges that Facebook misled users about the security of their data and failed to properly monitor third-party apps.In 2013, a researcher launched a Facebook app, promoted as a personality quiz, which claimed to generate a personality profile. The app also collected the personal information of users’ Facebook friends and the information was eventually sold to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm. Advertisement After the revelations about Cambridge Analytica, congressional hearings were held and Facebook changed what sorts of data it lets outside developers … [Read more...] about DC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal
“Aquaman” director James Wan talked to Business Insider about the movie already breaking box-office records. He spoke about how making a movie like “Furious 7” prepared him for the pressures of making a DC Comics movie, especially one that needed to be a hit with audiences following the disappointing “Justice League” release. Wan also explained why looking over 2,000 visual effects shots for this movie made him feel like he had made an animated movie. And he expressed his love for the Pitbull song in the movie, “Ocean to Ocean.” Director James Wan didn’t go into making “Aquaman” thinking it would have to be the saviour of the DC Extended Universe. Sure, he knew the movie would get a lot of attention from fans and the executives at Warner Bros. But he didn’t think it would be on the level of “Furious 7,” in which he had to figure out how to send off Paul Walker’s character following the … [Read more...] about ‘Aquaman’ director James Wan chose the character ‘everyone makes fun of’ because there’d be less pressure. Then the DC Comics franchise imploded.
Kate Taylor, provided by Published 4:32 pm CST, Friday, December 14, 2018 Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The only restaurant President Donald Trump is known to have visited in Washington, DC, is the steakhouse at the Trump International Hotel, The New York Times reports. Trump's absence in the Washington, DC, restaurant scene is in sharp contrast to the Obamas' culinary passion. Instead, Trump is known to enjoy fast food. Unlike the Obamas before him, President Donald Trump has been avoiding buzzy Washington, DC, restaurants. Instead, the only restaurant the president and First Lady Melania Trump are known to have visited in Washington, DC, is the steakhouse at the Trump International Hotel, The New York Times reported. "Mr. Trump, a proud and well-documented non-foodie, prefers fast food and overflowing bowls of ice cream to charred Brussels sprouts or shakshuka from Washington restaurants with wait-lists," The Times reports. "Mrs. Trump, who does not share her … [Read more...] about The only restaurant Trump is known to have visited in Washington, DC, as president is the steakhouse at the Trump Hotel