Constance Wu clarifies tweets expressing dismay over sitcom renewal

Crazy Rich Asians star sees Fresh Off the Boat get sixth season, prompting swearwords over clash with another project Constance Wu, the star of the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, has sought to clarify a series of tweets sent after the show was renewed for a sixth season in which she expressed her dismay. So upset right now that Im literally crying, she and Fucking hell. She also indicated her displeasure on Instagram. Wu initially said fans responding to her tweets were making a lot of assumptions about what I was saying but on Saturday she said the tweets were indeed related to the news about her show. In her statement, Wu said she had been temporarily upset because …

Chelsea Manning will risk return to jail over new subpoena

Manning said she would not comply with a subpoena to testify about her interactions with Julian Assange Chelsea Manning will risk being returned to jail this week by refusing to comply with a new demand from the US government to testify before a grand jury, she said on Sunday. In an interview with CNNs Reliable Sources, Manning said she would not comply with a subpoena from federal prosecutors in Virginia to testify on Thursday about her interactions with Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. I am going to refuse, said Manning. I think that this grand jury is an improper I think that all grand juries are improper. I dont like the secrecy of it. Manning was issued with a …

The privacy paradox: why do people keep using tech firms that abuse their data? | John Naughton

Despite privacy scandals, Facebook is more profitable than ever A dark shadow looms over our networked world. Its called the annus horribilis for the company. Yet the details of the experiment. The reporters picked 16 categories, such as registered Democrats or people trying to lose weight, and targeted ads at people in those categories. But instead of trying to sell cars or prescription drugs, they used the ads to reveal the invisible information itself. So targeted users would receive ads saying things like this: This ad thinks that youre trying to lose weight and still love bakeries. Youre being watched. Are you OK with that? Or: This ad thinks youre female, a registered Democrat and are likely to vote for …

Asia stocks plummet after Trump renews tariff threat on China

New York (CNN Business)President Donald Trump sent fresh shivers through Asian markets on Monday, with stocks around the region plunging after his latest threat to further increase tariffs on exports from China. Trump’s warning on Sunday also hit US stocks, sending Dow futures down more than 500 points early Monday morning. The broader S&P 500 was set to open Monday down 2.1%. Nasdaq futures were down 2.3%. The Nasdaq includes a large number of technology stocks that could be hit particularly hard by higher tariffs on Chinese products. A grim opening for US stocks Monday would follow a week of record-highs. The Nasdaq closed at a high of 8,164 Friday, and the S&P 500 was near its all-time high set …

Regulating Facebook will be one of the greatest challenges in human history | Siva Vaidhyanathan

Countries will need a creative and bold approach to address the social media giant with the power and money to absorb meager fines. Consider all the ways that governments are proposing to rein in Facebook. The gamut runs from regulatory fines to threats to dismantle the behemoth. Some of these measures are counter-productive. Some are poorly thought out. Some are necessary. All are insufficient. Regulators are trying to address Facebook as if its like companies they have encountered before. But Facebook presents radically new challenges. It is unlike anything else in human history with the possible exception of Google. Just this month the United Kingdom Facebook had broken the law by failing to protect users data from flowing to the …

Taylor Swift, Nancy Pelosi and Tiger Woods made Time’s 100 most influential people list

New York (CNN Business)An Egyptian soccer hero and a sporting legend who just completed an improbable comeback. The first woman to be speaker of the house and the youngest woman elected to Congress. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and President Donald Trump. As in previous years, Time assigned a number of marquee names to write about the 100 people who cracked the 2019 list. Hillary Clinton wrote about Nancy Pelosi, who became the first woman elected as House Speaker in 2007 and returned to the post in January. Clinton said Pelosi “is living proof that when it comes to getting the job done, more often than not, it takes a woman.” Tiger Woods, fresh off his enthralling triumph at The Masters, …