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Mark Zuckerberg: You Can Trust Me, or You Can Trust One of the Country's Most Respected Newspapers Mark Zuckerberg: You Can Trust Me, or You Can Trust One of the Country's Most Respected Newspapers

Facebook’s scandals in recent memory have included reckless sharing of user data with third parties like the now-defunct Cambridge Analytica political firm, several high-profile security breaches, and continued abuse of its platforms to spread misinformation and propaganda during elections. Other even worse stuff has…

CDC: Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce Until We Can Figure Out What the Hell Is Going On CDC: Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce Until We Can Figure Out What the Hell Is Going On

The Centers for Disease Control has an ominous warning for the nation this week: Please, for the love of god, do not consume romaine lettuce of any kind.

Israeli Government Says It Will Punish Airbnb for Removing Listings in West Bank Settlements Israeli Government Says It Will Punish Airbnb for Removing Listings in West Bank Settlements

Hospitality giant Airbnb has begun removing about 200 listings for rentals in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Haaretz reported on Monday, with Israeli officials immediately denouncing the company and warning of potential measures to restrict its operations in Israel.

Chicago Firefighters Safely Rescue Riders After Skyscraper Elevator Falls 84 Floors Chicago Firefighters Safely Rescue Riders After Skyscraper Elevator Falls 84 Floors

An express elevator in a Chicago building formerly called the John Hancock Center until earlier this year, the 100-story tower at 875 North Michigan Avenue that is the fourth-tallest skyscraper in the city, fell from the Signature Room restaurant on its 95th floor all the way down to the 11th on Nov. 16th due to a…

Ivanka Trump Also Did the Dumb Email Thing That the Whole White House Was Warned Not to Do Ivanka Trump Also Did the Dumb Email Thing That the Whole White House Was Warned Not to Do

A White House “examination” of Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump’s online habits has concluded she used a personal email address for official correspondence hundreds of times, in many cases in “violation of federal records rules,” the Washington Post reported on Monday.

Wildfires, Invasive Snakes, and Saying Goodbye to a Legend: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Wildfires, Invasive Snakes, and Saying Goodbye to a Legend: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It might be the second half of November, but the wildfire season in California is now functionally approaching a 365-days-a-year crisis, with two massive blazes burning down huge swathes of the state. The Woolsey Fire and the Camp Fire are slowly approaching containment, but not before the former destroyed whole…

India's BJP Is Reportedly Using Data From a State-Funded Free Phone Program to Hit Up Voters India's BJP Is Reportedly Using Data From a State-Funded Free Phone Program to Hit Up Voters

India’s right-wing, arch-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is using government-subsidized cell phones that have been handed out to millions of people as a campaign tool, the New York Times reported on Sunday, with the BJP using a $79 million free-phone program in the state of Chhattisgarh to appeal directly to…

Sorry Cortana, Microsoft Is Now Selling Alexa Devices Sorry Cortana, Microsoft Is Now Selling Alexa Devices

Microsoft’s Cortana assistant is reportedly becoming more of an assistance aide than a standalone service, being moved from Microsoft’s AI + Research department to its Experiences & Devices Team and working with Amazon to pair it with the latter company’s Alexa technology. Now, per Engadget, Microsoft seems to be…

As Camp Fire Overtook Paradise, Many Were Gridlocked or Never Got Warning, Reports Say As Camp Fire Overtook Paradise, Many Were Gridlocked or Never Got Warning, Reports Say

The confirmed death toll in the Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history, has risen to 76, with nearly 1,300 names still remaining on an ad hoc list of missing individuals. The town of Paradise, which a firestorm overtook in a matter of hours on Nov. 8, is more or less totally destroyed.

NASA Image of Merging Galaxy Clusters Looks Suspiciously Like the USS Enterprise NASA Image of Merging Galaxy Clusters Looks Suspiciously Like the USS Enterprise

Humanity’s current understanding of physics may suggest faster-than-light travel is impossible, but researchers here on Earth can still observe happening in places much too far away to ever actually visit (and generally only what they looked like in the distant past). One of them is a galactic collision that, at least…

Judge Refuses to Throw Out Lawsuit Against Neo-Nazi Website Daily Stormer Judge Refuses to Throw Out Lawsuit Against Neo-Nazi Website Daily Stormer

A federal judge refused this week to throw out a lawsuit against neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer alleging it led a “terror campaign” against a Jewish real estate agent, Tanya Gersh, and the Southern Poverty Law Center tells the New York Times it expects the civil case to now proceed to a trial.

Search Team Finds Missing Argentine Submarine ARA San Juan in Pieces on Floor of Atlantic Ocean Search Team Finds Missing Argentine Submarine ARA San Juan in Pieces on Floor of Atlantic Ocean

Almost precisely a year later, authorities have found the ARA San Juan, the Argentine submarine that went missing on Nov. 15, 2017, with all 44 people on board reported missing still unaccounted for.

Study Finds Weird Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua Is Indeed a Smol Boi Study Finds Weird Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua Is Indeed a Smol Boi

Scientists have learned more about ‘Oumuamua, the hunk of matter that is the first known interstellar object to ever be detected by scientists within the boundary of the solar system. Specifically, observations performed by researchers using the Spitzer Space Telescope and published in The Astronomical Journal have…

George Soros Foundation Calls Facebook 'Vile,' 'Reprehensible' for Pushing Conspiracy Theories George Soros Foundation Calls Facebook 'Vile,' 'Reprehensible' for Pushing Conspiracy Theories

The Open Society Foundations (OSF), a international philanthropic and grantmaking organization, has responded to a bombshell report that senior management at Facebook including Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and chief lobbyist Joel Kaplan were involved in hiring a Republican opposition…

Tyler Barriss, Serial 'Swatter' Who Phoned in Lethal Hoax, Pleads Guilty to 51 Federal Charges Tyler Barriss, Serial 'Swatter' Who Phoned in Lethal Hoax, Pleads Guilty to 51 Federal Charges

Tyler Barriss, the California man authorities say was behind a wave of “swatting” incidents, has pleaded guilty to a total of 51 federal charges and will receive a minimum of 20 years in prison if his plea deal is approved by the judge in the case, the AP reported on Tuesday.

Twitter: We Might Have Some Time for a Vague Discussion on the President's Voter Fraud Lies Next Year Twitter: We Might Have Some Time for a Vague Discussion on the President's Voter Fraud Lies Next Year

Twitter is never, ever going to ban or otherwise take direct action against the president, who besides being the site’s number one power user has in the past skirted uncomfortably close to using it as ground zero for nuclear war. The logic goes that as the president, Trump’s tweets are inherently newsworthy—a sensible…

The British Military Is Launching a Major Test of Unmanned Vehicles and Surveillance Drones The British Military Is Launching a Major Test of Unmanned Vehicles and Surveillance Drones

The British Army is carrying out a major, four-week test of 70 new technologies, “including unmanned vehicles and surveillance drones,” as part of its “Autonomous Warrior experiment,” the MIT Technology Review reported this week.

Mysterious Re-Routing of Google Traffic Could Have Been an Attack, or Just a Glitch [Updated] Mysterious Re-Routing of Google Traffic Could Have Been an Attack, or Just a Glitch [Updated]

Updated: 11/13/2018, 9:50 p.m. ET: Looks like it was a glitch. In a statement to Gizmodo, a Google spokesperson wrote:

Amazon Has Reportedly Chosen HQ2 Sites in New York, Northern Virginia Amazon Has Reportedly Chosen HQ2 Sites in New York, Northern Virginia

Amazon’s grueling, year-long HQ2 search—which mostly entailed cities across the country competing to outdo each other with the most lavish incentives, often behind closed doors—has come to a close, with the company reportedly choosing New York and Crystal City, a neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia.

Indoor Vaping Bans, Trump's New AG, and the Home Button: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Indoor Vaping Bans, Trump's New AG, and the Home Button: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s been one hell of a week. From the 2018 midterms—in which races in Florida, Arizona, and Georgia are still being contested—to raging wildfires in California that are wiping entire communities off the map and continuing to rage, the news cycle has verged on impossible for any one person to process in its entirety.

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