Andrew Gillum concedes Florida gubernatorial race

Andrew Gillum concedes Florida gubernatorial race

It’s for good this time. Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded his historic race to become Florida’s first black governor Saturday evening — for good this time. Gillum, a Tallahassee mayor who had elicited national excitement in a year of banner Democratic candidates, had previously conceded the race on election night, only to withdraw that when Florida announced a recount for the gubernatorial race. Saturday, Gillum gave a short speech, congratulating his opponent, Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis,…

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Facebook’s former CSO says that the US must ‘come together to protect’ democracy from misinformation

Facebook’s former CSO says that the US must ‘come together to protect’ democracy from misinformation

Alex Stamos, who recently stepped down from his role as Chief Security Officer at Facebook, published an op-ed in The Washington Post today, saying that Facebook could have responded Russian interference on its platform earlier. But he also says that the issue is much larger than Facebook: Congress should update its laws regarding political advertisers, and social media users need to “adjust to a media environment in which several dozen gatekeepers no longer control what…

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Tumblr is missing from Apple’s App Store

Tumblr is missing from Apple’s App Store

Tumblr’s iOS app is missing from Apple’s App Store. Tumblr says that it is “working to resolve an issue with the iOS app,” but it’s not clear if the app is missing from the store because it was removed by Apple, or by Tumblr itself. Earlier this week, users reported that there were issues with searching in the iOS app while Safe Mode was off. According to PiunikaWeb, Users who deleted the app in an…

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Trump skipped Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day because he was “extremely busy”

Trump skipped Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day because he was “extremely busy”

The president reportedly wishes he had a “rare do-over” on those cemetery visits. In a rare expression of a regret, President Donald Trump has admitted that he made a mistake by not visiting Arlington National Cemetery on the Monday after Veterans Day, a presidential tradition. Why didn’t he go when he had the chance? According to a transcript of his conversation with Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace from an interview set to air Sunday,…

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The Boring Company has completed digging its first tunnel

The Boring Company has completed digging its first tunnel

Elon Musk’s Boring Company reached a new milestone this week: it completed digging out its first tunnel in LA. Musk posted a video of the breakthrough to his Twitter account, showing off the machine reaching the end point, which the company calls O’Leary Station. The video shows a crowd assembled at the end point watching as the machine breaks through. In October, the Boring Company Twitter account posted an image of the station, which ArsTechnica…

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