Google tightens its ad misinformation policies ahead of the election

Google’s ad policy already forbids advertisers from misrepresenting themselves, but the policy change will prohibit advertisers from working together to distribute misinformation and concealing their affiliations. This could include, for example, a spammy marketing company that creates ads that look like newspaper articles, Smith said. The new policy, should it be broken, will enable Google…

Senators Worry Changes at Post Office Could Obstruct November Ballots

Postal workers prepare mail for delivery at the Kilbourn Park post office on May 09, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.Photo: Scott Olsen (Getty Images) Democratic senators warned Friday that controversial changes to U.S. Postal Service procedures have raised concerns in Washington about the timely delivery of mail-in ballots ahead of the November election. Advertisement Earlier this…

Senators Worry Post Office Changes Could Obstruct November Ballots

Postal workers prepare mail for delivery at the Kilbourn Park post office on May 09, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.Photo: Scott Olsen (Getty Images) Democratic senators warned Friday that controversial changes to U.S. Postal Service procedures have raised concerns in Washington about the timely delivery of mail-in ballots ahead of the November election. Advertisement Earlier this…

Senators Worry Post Office Changes May Obstruct November Ballots

Postal workers prepare mail for delivery at the Kilbourn Park post office on May 09, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.Photo: Scott Olsen (Getty Images) Democratic senators warned Friday that controversial changes to U.S. Postal Service procedures have raised concerns in Washington about the timely delivery of mail-in ballots ahead of the November election. Advertisement Earlier this…

House Dems Say Trump Admin Got Played for Chumps on $644 Million Ventilator Deal

A patient on breathing tubes at Stamford Hospital Intensive Care Unit in Connecticut in April 2020.Photo: John Moore (Getty Images) The White House got duped into overpaying for ventilators by half a billion dollars in the first few months of the novel coronavirus pandemic, House Democrats alleged in an oversight subcommittee report released Friday. Advertisement…

Hundreds of Kids in Georgia Tested Positive for Coronavirus After Summer Camp

Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP (Getty Images) A new case report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds to the growing concern over how safe it will be to reopen schools in the U.S. during the current pandemic. It details an outbreak of covid-19 at an overnight summer camp in Georgia this past June, in…

This Was Not His Design: Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal Could Have Been Hugh Grant

Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) and Will (Hugh Dancy), murder bros. Or murder foes?Image: NBC It’s not an overstatement to say that Hannibal, Bryan Fuller’s nouveau gothic drama take on the Hannibal Lecter mythos, made Mads Mikkelsen’s career in Hollywood. But casting a nearly unknown Danish actor for a lead role in a prime-time network drama is…

Amazon Prime Day 2020: When’s It Happening and the Best Deals Right Now

Photo: Christian Wiediger (Other) Featured Deal: Get 3 Blu-rays for the Price of 2 Amazon Prime Day 2020 is coming … eventually. The annual mid-summer sales event, which delivers two days of wide-ranging, oft-amazing deals, is now planned as a fall event due to the pandemic. Advertisement Once the dates are set, we’ll bring you…

Microsoft confirms free ‘Halo Infinite’ multiplayer running at 120FPS

After a leak from an Irish retailer gave up the goods, Microsoft has confirmed the news — Halo Infinite will include a free-to-play multiplayer mode, and it’s running at 120FPS. This news wasn’t revealed during last week’s Xbox Series X gameplay showcase that disappointed many gamers with the state of its graphics, but maybe it’s…

Microsoft Reportedly Looking to Buy TikTok as Trump Admin Edges Closer to Crackdown

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) After what seems like a lifetime of political flak and negative media attention, the China-based company ByteDance might finally surrender ownership of TikTok in the United States. This afternoon, Fox Business Network correspondent Charles Gasparino tweeted, and Bloomberg reported, that Donald Trump plans to order Bytedance to divest from the…