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You might lose your Verizon.net email. Here’s what to do. – Buffalo News

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sam Jeffree wasn’t sure what to think when he received an email from TruGreen lawn care recently telling him his Verizon.net email address would be discontinued. He hadn’t heard a thing about it from Verizon. “You’d think Verizon would alert its customers faster than another business would,” said the West Seneca resident. Jeffree is among Verizon email customers who have been getting mixed signals lately. Some customers have received notices from…

Elite social media: where the internet’s 1 percent hangs out – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The social network Best of All Worlds is five years old (ancient by Silicon Valley standards) and has just a tiny fraction of the users its contemporaries like Facebook and Twitter have. But Best of All Worlds isn’t failing. In fact, the social network’s founder doesn’t really want any more members. Best of All Worlds (or BOAW, as its members call it) is one of several exclusive social networks for…

Trump’s First 100 Days: What Mattered, And What Didn’t – Politico

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The indelible takeaway from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was his unrelenting assault on political norms, the countless things he said and did that serious candidates just weren’t supposed to say or do. It was a reality-show circus of OMG, WTF and sometimes LOL, and it was all supposed to be disqualifying: his birtherism and vaccine denialism, his racially charged critique of a Mexican-American judge, his mockery of a disabled reporter…

Sanctuary cities ruling: When a judge quotes Sean Spicer, it’s not a good sign for the White House – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

When a long list of comments from President Trump, his surrogates and his spokespersons shows up in a federal court ruling, it’s fair to say it can only mean one thing: a constitutionally questionable executive order is about to get a judicial smackdown. That was true in March, when federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland suspended Trump’s travel ban, saying the administration had showed a clear animus toward Muslims, despite government…

China launches its first domestically-made aircraft carrier – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

BEIJING — China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes. The 50,000-ton carrier was towed from its dockyard just after 9 a.m. Wednesday following a ceremony in the northern port city of Dalian, where its predecessor, the Soviet-built Liaoning, underwent extensive refurbishing…