New York Times Buys Wordle for Low Seven Figures

Word game Wordle has gone from viral hit to major moneymaker, with the New York Times (NYT) shelling out low seven figures to buy it.

Google’s Mail-In Pixel Repair Service Accused of Hacking Accounts

A best-selling author has accused Google’s mail-in Pixel repair service of hacking her accounts and trying to find sensitive photos.

New York Times Pushes Back a Return to the Office

In what is becoming an all-too-familiar routine, the New York Times has announced it is pushing back its return to the office.

Google Sued for Allegedly Selling User Data

Google is facing another privacy-related lawsuit, this time for allegedly doing something the company promised it would never do: sell user data.

Google Extends Remote Work to September 2021

Google has moved back its return-to-office date from July to September 2021, and is looking to make flexible work a permanent option.

Clearview AI’s Client List Stolen

Clearview AI has reported that its entire client list has been stolen by an intruder who “gained unauthorized access.”

NJ Bans Clearview; Company Faces Potential Class-Action

Facial recognition firm Clearview AI is facing a potential class-action lawsuit, while simultaneously being banned from being used by NJ police, according to separate reports by the New York Times (NYT) and CNET. The NYT is reporting that Clearview has…

ToTok Co-Creator Denies App Is A Tool For UAE Spying

ToTok was recently removed from both Apple and Google’s app stores over allegations it was being used by the United Arab Emirates government to spy on users. In an interview with the Associated Press, co-creator Giacomo Ziani defended the app…

TikTok Accused of Illegally Collecting Data and Uploading It to China

A California student has filed a class-action lawsuit against TikTock, the wildly popular social media app from China. According to a report in the Daily Beast, the suit alleges that TikTok uploads data without user consent—in some cases without a…

Alphabet Board Investigating How Executives Handled Sexual Misconduct Cases

CNBC is reporting that the board of directors for Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is investigating how sexual misconduct cases have been handled. In recent years, Google has had some high-profile sexual misconduct cases, and the company has not always won…

Obama Joins the Rest of Twitter in Telling the New York Times to GTFO with This Peas in Guac Insanity

At 1:51 pm ET on Wednesday, July 1st, The New York Times suggested to Twitter that they add green peas to their guacamole. The paper of record told us to trust them. Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us.…

Marijuana Legalization Debate Creates Sharp Divide

“The Times They Are a-Changin’” sang Bob Dylan in the title track of his 1964 album by the same name. And very few issues underscore how much they’re changing in modern day America than the movement to legalize marijuana. Although…

Hilary Duff Rocks Bikini in “Chasing the Sun” Video

Hilary Duff is rocking a black bikini in the video for her comeback single “Chasing the Sun.” The song and video officially released on Tuesday, although it leaked online the day before. Duff described it as a “light and fun…

Maureen Dowd’s Paranoid Pot Ramblings, at Your Fingertips, for Just $6 per Month

Yes, I’m kind of mixing a couple of stories here, but two interesting things happened today in New York Times land. First, the venerable newspaper launched a new digital subscription for Opinions only, and second, columnist Maureen Dowd got really,…

NYC Teacher Contract A “Landmark” Agreement

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a “landmark” labor deal on Thursday with New York City’s largest teachers’ union, the New York Times is reporting. The deal will set the framework for other outstanding contracts with the municipal workforce, officials said.…

Paulina Gretzky Makes Cover Of Golf Digest

Paulina Gretzky has made the cover of Golf Digest, dressed in a sports bra and form-fitting white pants, much to the dismay of LPGA tour players who believe they don’t get the respect as golfers that they deserve. The issue…

James Franco Comments On Shia LaBeouf’s Behavior

James Franco may poke fun at himself a bit when he’s with his buddies in films like “Pineapple Express” and “This Is The End”, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t taken a lot of criticism regarding his artsy inspirations and…

Woody Allen Responds To Molestation Accusations

Woody Allen asked last week to be allowed to respond to adopted daughter Dylan Farrow’s claims that he molested her in a public forum, and on Friday the New York Times published an op-ed piece containing his defense, plus accusations…

Woody Allen Finally Responds to Abuse Claims

Woody Allen doesn’t attend award shows and rarely gives interviews. However, the normally shy, reserved 78-year-old film director cannot stay quiet any longer. Finally, after two decades, he is giving his side of the story. On February 1, his adopted…

Dylan Farrow Had Op-Ed Piece Turned Down

Dylan Farrow, who saw her op-ed piece containing allegations of sexual abuse against Woody Allen published by the New York Times on Saturday, initially had it rejected by the LA Times. Farrow, who was adopted by Allen and Mia Farrow…