Like a 60-year-old man who forgot his Hotmail password, the FBI is once again trying to get into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email server, reopening its investigation. This time, however, there's a new player on the field: Anthony Weiner. That's right, the man who can't figure out a DM has found has found himself at the heart of yet another high-profile tech-related scandal.
After the FBI seized electronics belonging to Clinton-aide and Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, new emails regarding the investigation were uncovered.
The New York Times reports: "The F.B.I. told Congress that it had uncovered new emails related to the closed investigation into whether Mrs. Clinton or her aides had mishandled classified information, potentially reigniting an issue that has weighed on the presidential campaign and offering a lifeline to Donald J. Trump less than two weeks before the election.
In a letter to Congress, the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said that emails had surfaced in an unrelated case, and that they 'appear to be pertinent to the investigation.'"
Bad news for those in need of pain relief in Arkansas. The Arkansas Supreme Court has decided to remove issue 7, a new medical marijuana law, to the November 8 ballot. Despite 142,000 early voters having already voted for issue 7, which allows patients with specific medical conditions and doctor's approval to purchase marijuana from dispensaries, the court has decided not to add it on the November ballot.
"Justices tossed out more than 12,000 signatures that were approved by election officials for the proposal, saying supporters didn't comply with laws regarding registration and reporting of paid canvassers," reports ABC News. "The decision left the group nearly 2,500 signatures shy of what was needed to qualify for the ballot."
Arkansas voters do have another marijuana-related issue on the ballot, t Issue 6 is up for a vote but has more restrictions, namely it doesn't include a provision that allows patients to grow their own if they don't live near a dispensary.
Anyway, the whole thing seems to be harshing a lot of mellows, which is never cool. Also, you know, this type of thing could have really helped people, as many were quick to point out.
Ryan Collins, the hacker responsible for the infamous celebrity nude photo leak of 2014, known to the world as sigh " the fappening," has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Charged with felony computer hacking in March, Collins took a plea deal that reduced his possible sentence from five years in federal prison to a year and a half. In the court of public opinion, however, he'll be sentenced to life for being a) total creep and b) forcing us to say the portmanteau sigh "the fappening."
Investigators have found more than 600 victims in the hack, but some of the more famous targets for Collins included Kate Upton, Gabrielle Union, and Jennifer Lawrence. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Collins admitted to obtaining the photos, and other private information, through an email phishing scheme — but investigators never found any evidence that he shared or uploaded the images."
Everyone knows at Burger King, they serve burgers “your way,” but this Halloween, they’re serving them roasted, leaving the competition burnt to a crisp.
A Burger King in Queens, NY got really into the Halloween spirit this year, throwing a white tarp over the building and dressing it up as the ghost of McDonald’s. Rest assured, the location cleared things up on their marquee, which read, “BOOOOO! Just kidding, we still flame grill our burgers. Happy Halloween.” They even scrawled "McDonald's" on their food containters. Needless to say, it was a real fright to an already brave customer-base looking to get their Whopperito on.
For a company that sells cheeto-dusted chicken fingers and has this creep as their mascot, Burger King really has the weird fast-food marketing department on lock.
Actually, creepy mascots are kind of both of their M.O. I direct your attention to Exhibit A, a gif of a couple of Grimace Grandmas rubbing Ronald McDonald's head. Yikes.
Apple's new Macbook doesn't just give feels, it requires them.
Announcing a new line of Macbooks today, Apple introduced the world to the Touch Bar, a digital interface that lives at the top of the keyboard, replacing the function keys. The Touch Bar gives users a whole new range of control on things like video editing, audio recording, and sending emojis.
On the fence about what to do on Election Day? Well, this German bus has one word for you: Abstimmung. Translation: Vote.
The video comes from German media company DR Nyheder:
via DR Nyheder
Will googly eyes become the most effective political attack of the 2016 election? We'll find out on November 8.
Sometimes it seems like those who write the Jeopardy answers are looking to embarrass longtime host, Alex Trebek. Last night, an answer required Alex Trebek to rap Drake's "Jumpboy". Needless to say, we probably won't be hearing a collaboration between these two Candian powerhouses any time soon.