Tall Poppy aims to make online harassment protection an employee benefit

Tall Poppy aims to make online harassment protection an employee benefit

For the nearly 20 percent of Americans who experience severe online harassment, there’s a new company launching in the latest batch of Y Combinator called Tall Poppy that’s giving them the tools to fight back. Co-founded by Leigh Honeywell and Logan Dean, Tall Poppy grew out of the work that Honeywell, a security specialist, had been doing to hunt down trolls in online communities since at least 2008. That was the year that Honeywell first went after a particularly noxious specimen who spent his time sending death threats to women…

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Alt-right troll accounts have been semi-hidden from Twitter search results

Alt-right troll accounts have been semi-hidden from Twitter search results

Twitter appears to have made a cautious, nearly inconsequential step towards deprecating search results for alt-right conspiracy theorists. From Gizmodo: In what appears to be new ranking behavior, Gizmodo has identified several prominent far-right accounts now buried by Twitter’s search feature. The accounts—which belong to figures like Unite The Right organizer Jason Kessler and white nationalist Richard Spencer—no longer appear in the social platform’s dropdown results, when searching either for their display names or @ handles. “Search all” on desktop, and sorting by “People” after a search on mobile still…

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Raw vegetable platters are making people sick in multiple US States

Raw vegetable platters are making people sick in multiple US States

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning people about Del Monte Fresh Produce Vegetable Trays, which are responsible for a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis, a “single-celled parasite that causes an intestinal infection.” From the FDA: Most people infected with Cyclospora develop diarrhea, with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements. Other common symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps/pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea, and fatigue. Vomiting, body aches, headache, fever, and other flu-like symptoms may be noted. Some people who are infected with Cyclospora do not…

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That ‘waterboarding kit’ Dick Cheney signed on Sacha Baron Cohen’s show? Looks like it’s on eBay.

That ‘waterboarding kit’ Dick Cheney signed on Sacha Baron Cohen’s show? Looks like it’s on eBay.

In one of the most WTF moments from Sacha Baron Cohen’s second episode of Who Is America?, former vice president Dick Cheney signed what was referred to as a “waterboarding kit.” And now, it looks like it’s sitting on eBay. SEE ALSO: This moment in Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America?’ is truly alarming for women Listed as the “original water board kit” signed by Cheney, the product is currently sitting at a bid of $1,700 — with 50 bids in total at the time of writing. Who Is America?…

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Fantasia Review: ‘Fireworks’ Places Thought-Provoking Ideas in Off-Putting Drama

Fantasia Review: ‘Fireworks’ Places Thought-Provoking Ideas in Off-Putting Drama

In a nation of repressed emotions, three young teens find themselves confronting their feelings at what might be their last opportunity to do so. Shy Norimichi (Masaki Suda) can’t stop himself from starring at Nazuna (Suzu Hirose) while his more confident best friend Yûsuke (Mamoru Miyano) admits to wanting to declare his love for her. The boys seek to deflect their obvious infatuations, falling over each other in embarrassment so that the other can win his prize regardless of how the object of their affection feels about either. So when…

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