A consortium of activist groups has sent an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg asking him to implement an "anti-censorship policy" at Facebook in its dealings with law enforcement officials in the wake of the death of Baltimore woman Korryn Gaines.
The cybercriminals who defaced the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) website after it triggered a ban on Russian athletes at the Rio Olympics were likely the same hacking team behind the breach of the Democratic National Committee revealed in July, according to hacking experts.
It's not easy enough being green for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Though the auto rental service has trumpeted tree-planting initiatives and its fleet of hybrid vehicles, the Guardian has learned that Enterprise recently became a paying member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), the business consortium that sends legislators prefabricated drafts of laws tailored to obscure scientific discovery that might damage its members' revenues, and help those members avoid environmental regulations.
When Fox News chairman Roger Ailes was deposed in a lurid sex scandal as the most powerful man in news last month last month, many expressed surprise and others disbelief. Not Gabriel Sherman, New York Magazine's national affairs editor, and a man who has most doggedly chronicled the TV executive's reign.
Philippe Dauman is leaving Viacom, according to multiple reports, but he isn't going cheap: the CEO will receive a $72m payout in exchange for his departure, leaving billionaire chairman Sumner Redstone uncontested in his control of the company. Viacom's interim CEO will be Tom Dooley, a 36-year veteran of the conglomerate that owns Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Paramount Pictures.
Univision has purchased Gawker Media for $135m, according to multiple reports. The larger media company bought Gawker at auction after the troubled digital news organization went bankrupt amid a costly legal battle with professional wrestler Hulk Hogan and tech billionaire Peter Thiel, who has funded several suits against Gawker.
Electric cars could take over most driving necessities tomorrow, according to a group of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but they'll need the help of internal combustion engines to do it.
The prolific voice actor Billy West, who played more than 100 characters on Matt Groening's cult classic sci-fi comedy cartoon Futurama, has lent the voice of Zapp Brannigan to a real-world figure almost as audacious as the pant-less spaceship captain: Donald Trump.
The Pentagon has a message for its staff: Pokémon stop. Anyone working at the Arlington, Virginia, headquarters of the US Department of Defense searching for Squirtles and Snorlaxes on the Pokémon Go app has been told to do it outside the building, according to a memo obtained by the Washington Times.
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 politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney 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.