Student loan website used a fictitious founder as an expert

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TweetYumLendEDU, the student-loan refinancing company that created a fictional expert who was widely quoted by media outlets, has apologized for hiding the fact that it created “Drew Cloud.” That announcement was posted on the company’s website, the Student Loan Report, on Wednesday morning. Read full story at Chronicle.com    

Independent Journalists, Activists Politically Targeted in Criminal Hacking Campaign

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TweetYumby Jason Robinson posted from 21st Century Wire Now criminal hacking activity has drifted into the grass-roots political arena… The digital realm has never been more politicized as it is today. Never has the discourse in news and information been so diverse and expansive. Readers are happy, content consumers are happy. Many see this as […]

U.S. Bullies Man over “Department of Homeland Stupidity” Mugs

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TweetYumThe feds have threatened to criminally prosecute a novelty store owner who sells products—such as “Department of Homeland Stupidity” coffee mugs—making fun of the U.S. government. Could this be a matter of national security, or that Uncle Sam simply lacks a sense of humor? To poke fun at the National Security Administration (NSA) the merchant, […]

Edward Snowden (Part 1): “He Has Taken An Oath”

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TweetYum“He has taken an oath and these oaths mean something. If you can’t keep the oath, get out and then do something about it in a legal way.” – Senator Dianne Feinstein A long time ago, Senator Feinstein took an oath herself. An oath to the United States Constitution. Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong. […]

Prop 37 Fraud? Early Victory

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TweetYum Before the polls were closed on November 6, 2012, the Secretary of State website had declared that Prop 37 did not pass. There was over 9 million votes cast for Proposition 37 (mandatory labeling of GMO foods), but we were told Prop. 37 did not pass after about 2 million votes were counted. As […]