Cord-cutting just hit another record, and cable companies are in denial – BGR

The pay TV industry is in the midst of a huge change. Half a million pay TV customers cancelled their contracts in the last three months of 2017 alone, analysts at MoffettNathanson Research calculated this week. That makes a drop of 3.4% from the same period a year earlier, the biggest change since 2010.

Source: Cord-cutting just hit another record, and cable companies are in denial – BGR

California Democratic Party shocks Dianne Feinstein by not endorsing her

“The outcome of today’s endorsement vote is an astounding rejection of politics as usual, and it boosts our campaign’s momentum as we all stand shoulder-to-shoulder against a complacent status quo,” de León said Sunday. “California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on the sidelines.”

Source: California Democratic Party shocks Dianne Feinstein by not endorsing her

This 20-Year-Old Is Serving The Longest Sentence From The Ferguson Protests | HuffPost

Williams was sentenced to eight years in prison. That’s longer than other Missourians who committed similar crimes, including a 28-year-old man who started a fire that caused $1 million damage at the University of Missouri and Stephens College, who was sentenced to six and a half years.

Source: This 20-Year-Old Is Serving The Longest Sentence From The Ferguson Protests | HuffPost

The Rise of the World’s New Emperors—with America’s Help | The New Yorker

Seventy-one countries—more than a third of the world’s total—witnessed declines in political rights and civil liberties in 2017, Freedom House’s annual survey reported last month. “A quarter-century ago, at the end of the Cold War, it appeared that totalitarianism had at last been vanquished and liberal democracy had won the great ideological battle,” Michael J. Abramowitz, the president of Freedom House, wrote. “Today, it is democracy that finds itself battered and weakened.”

Source: The Rise of the World’s New Emperors—with America’s Help | The New Yorker

Uber Rider Says He Blacked Out, Rode Through Multiple States, Got Exactly the Fare You’d Expect

A drunk New Jersey native reportedly went out with friends in Morgantown, West Virginia, last Friday, and then called an Uber to take him home. Kenny Bachman says he thought he was going back to the place he was staying during his trip, near the West Virginia University Campus. Except, the Uber driver took Bachman to his home in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

Source: Uber Rider Says He Blacked Out, Rode Through Multiple States, Got Exactly the Fare You’d Expect

France’s Favorite Crypto-Fascist Could Face Three Years in Prison for ISIS Tweets

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s crypto-fascist National Front party, could be required to pay a $90,000 fine and spend up to three years in prison for tweets she sent in 2015 that showed images of executions by ISIS, according to the Associated Press:

Source: France’s Favorite Crypto-Fascist Could Face Three Years in Prison for ISIS Tweets

House Democrats Join Everyone Else in Letting Equifax Off Easy for Catastrophic Hack

After Equifax’s negligence allowed hackers to steal the personal information of 145.5 million Americans, the company promised to give everyone free credit monitoring for a year. But House Democrats have formally requested that Equifax extend the monitoring from one year to three years. Even that, however, feels pretty damn inadequate.

Source: House Democrats Join Everyone Else in Letting Equifax Off Easy for Catastrophic Hack