Last week, journalist Kurt Eichenwald, who suffers from epilepsy, said a Twitter user tweeted a strobe-like image at him with the intent to induce a seizure. It worked, he claims. Now he says he’s working with law enforcement and Twitter to unmask the user’s identity. Twitter agreed to an expedited order in our effort to locate the user who intentionally caused me to have a seizure. https://t.co/FOb0DGnyyw — Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) December 20, 2016 A Twitter spokesman told me the company doesn’t comment on individual accounts or confirm investigations. The company has mechanisms by which authorities can request nonpublic information through a valid legal process such as a subpoena or court order. Twitter also releases transparency reports twice a year that show how many information requests it gets and how many it complies with. Eichenwald’s case raises some interesting legal questions in terms of potential criminal … [Read more...] about Vanity Fair contributor steps up hunt for Twitter troll who allegedly induced a seizure
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is on a two-day visit to India and was welcomed by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with an embrace of course.The reason for his visit is the strengthening of bilateral ties in various sectors, including energy and defence. If it’s a run-of-the-mill visit by a foreign dignitary, then what makes it controversial, you ask? Well, like in a David Fincher film, the timing.Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (popularly known as MBS) visit to India comes within five days of the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, which killed 40 jawans and infuriated the entire nation. After the attack, PM Modi had vowed to hunt down the perpetrators and avenge each drop of the martyrs' blood.Close The responsibility of the attack was claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a banned terrorist organization which reportedly operates from Pakistani soil. JeM chief Masood Azhar, one of the most notorious terrorists in … [Read more...] about Should India really embrace Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit?
The experience, gushes the hotel website, will be delightful, with staff who will be your new best friends; luxuries beyond the dreams of Caligula. Just look at this shot of a couple lounging in bathrobes that are so fluffy they’ll have to sit on their suitcases when they steal them. advertisement advertisement Yet it’s not really infinity pools, spas, and marble staircases that create a hotel experience. Hotels could have risen to the challenge of designing for those of us mentally and physically incapacitated by long-haul travel, stress, alcohol or a day on the floor of CES. After all, designing for vulnerable people has led to some great breakthroughs. Oxo Goodgrips are a range of kitchen utensils created for arthritis sufferers. They became bestsellers because we can all benefit from a more comfortable potato peeler. That Aeron chair you’re probably sitting on was designed for elderly people. Nike’s Flyease, created for people with disabilities, is … [Read more...] about I’m Fluent In 5 Computer Languages. Why Can’t I Switch Off The Bedside Light In A Marriott?
At Fast Company, 31 out of 52 staffers on the editorial masthead are women—and we’re pretty proud of that. When it comes to selecting beauty products, our criteria for what’s good may be a little different from that of a fashion or lifestyle magazine: We look for products that are long-lasting and high-quality, and that offer simple solutions that we can depend on while writing, editing, photographing, designing, and producing our stories. So when we asked our colleagues for their holy grail beauty secrets, they had lots of opinions about price points, ingredients, and even packaging. From lipsticks that last the entire workday to the perfect “no-makeup” mascara, these are Fast Company staffers’ ultimate beauty picks. advertisement advertisement Glossier Lash Slickbuilt an empire around beauty products that enhance features while looking natural. That’s why it showed up in several editors’ top beauty picks. … [Read more...] about These beauty and skincare products are ‘Fast Company’ tested, and approved
Part intuition, part risk, part timing, and a lot of luck propel certain brands to a point beyond success, into the stratosphere of cultural relevance and cult following. But how does it happen? And how does a company manage and harness it to build for the future? advertisement advertisement Glossier CEO Emily Weiss; Sweetgreen cofounder Nicolas Jammet; Walker & Co. founder and CEO Tristan Walker; and Away cofounder and president Jen Rubio all took the stage at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York to discuss how they built their brands so far, and what they see as the key to future success. Solve A Problem Customers Don’t Realize They Have Sweetgreen was founded because Nicolas Jammet and his friends couldn’t find any fast, healthy food in college. “Our company started from an authentic problem that needed to be solved,” says Jammet. “We didn’t know why when we looked around, the most delicious, the coolest, the most … [Read more...] about How Sweetgreen, Glossier, Away, And Walker & Co. Built Cult Brands