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No One Knows How to Cancel Recurring Donations to Trump

There doesn't seem to be an easy way to get out of it

(Newser) - An odd quirk has cropped up on Donald Trump's campaign website that has some donors seeing red. Mic.com reports there doesn't seem to be a way for people who've set up recurring donations through the site to cancel that running payment. Mic started playing with the... More »

The Owner of 'ClintonKaine.com' Bought It Back in 2011

And he'd like $90K for it now, please

(Newser) - Jeremy Green apparently has good foresight: The 28-year-old DC-area man purchased the domain name ClintonKaine.com back in 2011 (price: $8). Five years later, with Hillary Clinton having chosen Tim Kaine as her runningmate in her bid for the White House, Green would like to sell it (price: $90,000).... More »

Website Posts News in Lakota to Save Dying Language

The Native American tongue is rapidly fading

(Newser) - A new website created with a primarily Native American audience in mind is posting news, features, sports and weather entirely in Lakota—the first of its kind to do so—in an attempt to help preserve a language that after forced assimilation policies is now spoken by fewer than 2,... More »

Canadian Island to Americans: Flee Trump, Come Here!

'Muslim people can roam freely,' website states

(Newser) - In a common election-year lament , more than a few people on Twitter have suggested they’ll move to Canada if Donald Trump becomes the next US president. Rob Calabrese has the perfect location in mind. On Monday, the Nova Scotia radio DJ set up a tongue-in-cheek website titled Cape Breton... More »

Amazon Sues Over 1K Unidentified People

They are 'tarnishing Amazon’s brand,' lawsuit says

(Newser) - "I will post awesome review on your Amazon product, Kindle book, ebook, etc..." If you posted that ad, watch out—Amazon is suing you and more than 1,000 others for allegedly offering to provide fake reviews on the retailer's website, Mashable reports. The company's lawsuit... More »

Snoop Dogg Launches Epic Weed Website

It's a sort of cannabis encyclopedia

(Newser) - Marijuana enthusiast Snoop Dogg launched a website yesterday, and of course it's all about weed. Merry Jane , which the rapper announced at TechCrunch Disrupt, is what TechCrunch describes as an "information hub" for all things pot; Snoop says it will be a sort of cannabis encyclopedia giving users... More »

Revenge-Porn Guy Gets 18 Years

Kevin Bollaert, 28, shows little emotion in San Diego courtroom

(Newser) - The man behind a "revenge porn" website was sentenced yesterday to 18 years in prison for posting thousands of private photos and charging women to have them removed, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Kevin Bollaert, 28, was convicted last month of 27 felony counts—21 for identity theft and... More »

Inmate Escapes by Emailing Own Release Order to Jail

A crime of 'extraordinary criminal inventiveness, deviousness': prosecutor

(Newser) - A smuggled cellphone and an online scheme that even a British judge called "ingenious" allowed a 28-year-old inmate waiting for his fraud trial to escape prison, NBC News reports. Last March, Neil Moore was housed in England's Wandsworth Prison—the same facility that once housed Julian Assange and... More »

Glitter-Bomb Site Founder Wants to Quit

Surprise: After 24 hours, Mathew Carpenter is sick of glitter

(Newser) - The founder of the obscenity-filled ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com would really like to stop shipping your enemies glitter. Yes, after an intense 24 hours that saw thousands of orders and a million people visit his website—which crashed under all the clicks, Fast Company reports—Australian Mathew Carpenter says he's ready... More »

Best Buy Website Goes Bust on Black Friday

Retailer's site experiences big outage on big shopping day

(Newser) - Consumers hoping to snatch up the best Black Friday deals had their plans somewhat interrupted this morning if they were trying to do so via Best Buy's website. BestBuy.com was down for more than an hour this morning, starting at about 9:50am EST, Re/Code reports; CNBC notes... More »

Company With 1 Worker Sees 25K% Stock Surge

But the SEC clamps down on Cynk

(Newser) - Too good to be true? A company with just one employee, no assets, and no revenue saw its penny stocks rocket to a $6 billion valuation this summer—enough for the SEC to shut down its trading and launch an investigation, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company, Cynk, runs... More »

Obama, Like Most CEOs, Just Doesn't Get Tech

Michael Wolff: They're out of touch with digital culture

(Newser) - When it comes to HealthCare.gov, President Obama is blind to a key tenet of the tech world. He tells us the product, ObamaCare, is good, but the process for getting it is broken . Truth is, "For most Americans steeped in digital behavior, the product is the process,"... More »

HealthCare.gov Developers Knew Site Was Doomed

Full enrollment procedure not tested until last minute

(Newser) - The problems plaguing HealthCare.gov were entirely foreseeable to those who built it: Facing high stress and what they called last-minute changes from their bosses, developers worked insane hours and pounded energy drinks for months to put together what the AP calls a "mind-numbingly complex system"—and when... More »

Obama Calls in Tech 'Surge' for Sickly Health Site

President will speak on HealthCare.gov's issues today

(Newser) - Noting that "the experience on HealthCare.gov has been frustrating for many Americans," the Obama administration is bringing in the "best and the brightest" from both the public and private spheres to shore up the troubled marketplace site, Health and Human Services officials say in a blog... More »

'Major Design Flaw' Paralyzed ObamaCare Site: Experts

Feds should let users go window-shopping, tech gurus say

(Newser) - Might not be hackers who crippled the ObamaCare website after all. Tech experts are saying that the federal site crippled itself by making users sign in before browsing insurance plans, the AP reports. That demand puts a strain on the site, forcing it to verify identity, residence, income, and more... More »

ObamaCare Site Going Down for Repairs

Officials promise extra capacity and better call centers

(Newser) - The bedeviled Obamacare website is going down for repairs this weekend and should be working better by Monday, US health officials said today. The healthcare.gov site, which barely worked during its inaugural week, will still provide general information but not allow enrollment during off-peak weekend hours. "Americans have... More »

White House: Here's Where Your Taxes Are Going

Website offers spending specifics

(Newser) - As you file your 1040, the White House wants you to know just how those dollars are being spent—so, for the third year in a row, it's offering a website to calculate just that. At the 2012 Federal Taxpayer Receipt , you enter your Social Security, Medicare, and income... More »

You Need to Register Your Own Domain Name

It's important to retain control over your identity: Dan Gillmor

(Newser) - Stop what you're doing and go register your own domain name, Dan Gillmor suggests in the Guardian today. But, you say, you're already on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Tumblr? That's fine, but "remember who's in charge at those social media sites," Gillmor warns.... More »

12 Celebs Have Finances Hacked and Posted

Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian among the exposed

(Newser) - A website has hacked and posted the private financial data of a dozen A-list celebrities and political figures, including Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and Hillary Clinton. TMZ won't name the site, but says the FBI launched an investigation after credit card info, social security numbers, mortgages, and other data were... More »

Hillary Clinton's New Site Feeds 2016 Buzz

'Not the kind of things you do if you want to fade into the night,' says strategist

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's got a new website, and it looks pretty presidential. Right now, it features only a contact button and a striking photo of the former secretary of state. But political analysts say the site—along with a mass email sent yesterday by Bill and Chelsea Clinton—keeps the... More »

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