About a week ago, the website of journalist and cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs was hit with a crippling hacker assault known as a "distributed denial of service," or DDoS, which knocked him off the Internet for several days. Krebs is one of the savviest security experts out there, yet at first he was rendered almost powerless to fight off the attack.
The Wells Fargo Board of Directors is evidently hoping that we'll be very impressed with the punishment it has meted out to Chairman and Chief Executive John Stumpf in the wake of the bank's cross-selling scandal.
Last week, the British Broadcasting Corp. disclosed an ongoing effort to teach its staff how to distinguish real science from bogus science, and the importance of keeping the latter off the airwaves. Some 200 of the BBC's senior staff have been attending seminars and workshops, the goal of which is to avoid giving "undue attention to marginal opinion."
Technologies too complex to be easily understood by the layperson can be playgrounds for unscrupulous politicians. That's become the case with the Internet's internal digital plumbing, which has come into the crosshairs of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., and Donald Trump .
Profiteering in the drug business has been generating outrage for months now. Gilead Sciences and Mylan have been taking the heat for huge increases in the prices, respectively, for their hepatitis-C cures and injectors to fend off life-threatening allergic reactions. But at least we can say this about them: Their products work.
In the category of adding insult to injury-or perhaps piling one injury on top of another- Wells Fargo is an expert. Nothing demonstrates that more than the bank's insistence on forcing the victims of its vast fake-account scam into binding arbitration, a system in which customers are at an overwhelming disadvantage.
Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO John G. Stumpf, who has been described as "the Mr. Clean of banking," took his unflappable and well-groomed mien Tuesday to a hearing room on Capitol Hill to defend the bank's actions after the disclosure that it had massively defrauded millions of its customers.
"The rich are different from you and me," according to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Among the distinctions he didn't mention in his story "The Rich Boy," where this line occurs, is that unlike the poor, they can summon Harvard economics professors to justify their tax breaks as the essence of fairness.
The outrageous scandal at Wells Fargo & Co., for which federal and local regulators hammered the bank for $185 million in fines and penalties earlier this month, speaks volumes about the decline of morality in corporate America. But the settlement leaves one burning question unanswered: Why does John G.
To hear San Francisco lawyer Dawn Hassell tell it, Ava Bird was a nightmare client. Here's how their dispute could become a nightmare for some of the biggest companies on the Internet - and their users. Hassell's law firm signed on to represent Bird in what seems to be a slip-and-fall case in August 2012.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".