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Looks like it’s time to eat crow.

During Dallas’ two-game losing streak, I said that changes needed to occur, and it looks like those changes are in effect. Admittedly, I didn’t believe it could happen.

A win at Philadelphia? The Eagles were criminally low at the defensive back position, missing 5 of their starters, of course Dallas had a chance.

A win the following week against Atlanta? A lucky fluke. Zeke touched the rock 23 times for 122 yards (5.3 …

Following a recent report that claims that Facebook hired a Washington D.C. based public relations (PR) firm known as Definers Public Affairs — which focuses on political consultancy and primarily deals with opposition research — major investors are calling for Zuckerberg to resign.

One of the most vocal and notable of the group is U.S. investor Jonas Kron.

Definers actively worked to discredit activist protesters, often attempting to link them to billionaire and heavyweight liberal donor George Soros; they also lobbied a Jewish civil rights group to accuse some Facebook critics of antisemitism.

“Facebook is behaving like it’s a special…

For a team that’s so synonymous with glitz and glamour, the Cowboys aren’t shining very brightly this season. After Dallas’ loss at home to the Tennessee Titans, many are starting to question the direction of the Franchise.

What happened?

After a blisteringly hot playoff run in 2016, where the Cowboys went undefeated for 11 straight games and closed off the regular season at 13–3, tied for the best record in franchise history, the Cowboys are somehow a smoldering shell of their former selves just two seasons later.

It’s a single problem with a compound answer.

Offensive Scheme

Once upon a time, Scott…

By nature, creatives value independence. They want to stand out and take the effort to do so. Yet, there are some that accomplish this without much effort at all. Virginia Borrego is one of those individuals. Fusing her responsibilities with an inkling of rebellion, she performs each task at hand without giving up too much of herself. She admits, without hesitation, that pride is her crux, but she’s earnest and kind at heart. Those traits are what caught my eye when I first met Virginia. We were both collaborators for a film project in 2015. …

By Joe Grist
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With the introduction of personal assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo, intelligent machines are no longer limited to private research and computing but are instead becoming a part of our everyday lives. This common use of artificial intelligence (AI) brings many things into question. Namely, how intelligent should machines be, and if there is no limit to their intelligence, how should they be regulated? What kind of fail-safes will be put into place? …

We’ve read about it in modern literature, such as 1984 and Animal Farm. Warnings about being controlled or influenced in subtle but perceptible ways. We’ve always been told to pay attention to censorship and the grasp that state and federal entities might try to have on information, but many of us have never thought that we would see right in front of our own faces.

If you have kept up with the news in the last few weeks, even loosely, then you’ve seen what kind of potential damage Sinclair Broadcast Group has done. While the news anchors aren’t innocent by…

By Joe Grist
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If it wasn’t obvious before, it’s crystal clear now. We cannot allow ourselves to entrust our personal data to large corporations and entities without a system of checks-and-balances. Time and time again, we have been shown that when it comes to handling our personal information, our privacy is ignored, disregarded, or even abused.

My recent piece that discussed taking steps to protect your private data, the abuses of power that Lyft and Uber committed in 2017, and the lack of punitive legislation in place for large corporations like the aforementioned ride-share companies is just…

Former Tesla employee Adam Williams filed a lawsuit against the automotive company on Jan. 26 under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) claiming that the company knowingly sold defective vehicles. The lawsuit, which is being issued through New Jersey Superior Court as reported by Sean O’Kane from The Verge, claims that Williams was demoted and eventually fired after reporting the practice to his superiors.

Williams states that he reported the questionable behavior in late 2016 and early 2017 to his supervisor, as well as Tesla’s East Coast Regional Manager, Lenny Peake, and a company vice president, Jerome Guillen.

In his…

By Joe Grist
Blog Content Contributor

We’re in a golden era of technology. There’s no doubt about it. It seems that new apps, startups, companies and even forms of currency are popping up every day. It’s almost impossible to keep track of every service that comes out, but we should be aware of how our information is used and how we can protect it.

The old saying “information is power” is more relevant than ever. Many “free” internet and business services are only free because they make a profit from selling the data they collect from users. This is done…

French President Emmanuel Macron announced at his annual address on Jan. 3rd that he is going to propose new rules that will crack down on fake news during the French elections this year.

This stance is by no means a new attitude of Macron’s, considering that he has experienced attempts at political sabotage before, most notably in the form of the Russian cyber-attacks and the supposed spread of false information during his election campaign; Which led to state-run Russian news outlets RT and Sputnik being banned from accessing events.

While Macron came out victorious in his election race against Le…

Joe Grist

Writer. Tech/Politics/Sports.

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