More than 4 million people in Michigan may be caught in the cyber attack against Equifax's data base, according to the state attorney general's office. And judging from my e-mail inbox and phone messages, thousands of those people ended up angry and frustrated by their first attempts to protect their information in the wake of the Equifax security breach announced Sept. 7. I can't blame people for being confused.
Two thousand ninth-graders in the Detroit Public Schools Community District are getting something most teenagers crave: free cell phones. Not only are the cell phones – provided by Sprint – free, but the students will get free wi-fi access. For five years. That's a big deal in a district where the poverty rate is about 80%. The initiative was launched this morning at Communication and Media Arts High School on the city's west side.
Detroit Pistons president and head coach Stan Van Gundy and his wife, Kim, have donated $10,000 to a scholarship fund for the Women’s Convention coming to Detroit in October. Writing, “in tribute to the Detroit Pistons basketball players,” the donation is "a notably large" contribution to the event’s Crowdrise fund, said Bob Bland, co-founder of Women's March. Tickets to the Women’s March’s first national convention Oct. 27-29 at Cobo Center cost $295, or $125 for students.
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
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
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".