A topless selfie cost a middle school teacher her job. She’s fighting back citing gender discrimination.

Lauren Miranda, a middle school math teacher, was fired after a shirtless photo she sent to her boyfriend back in 2016 ended up in her student’s hands. Miranda didn’t choose to send the photos to her students — or anyone other than her boyfriend at the time. It’s quite baffling that the school that employed her felt justified in ending her employment for their distribution. But the case goes deeper than that. Miranda feels the consequence she endured has more to do with gender discrimination. She believes if she were a man, her job wouldn’t have been in jeopardy. That’s why she’s refusing to walk away without a fight. In addition to a $3 million gender discrimination suit — think …

Twitter makes likes easier to use in its twttr prototype app. (Nobody tell Jack.)

On the one hand, you’ve got Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey lamenting the “like” button’s existence, and threatening to just kill the thing off entirely for incentivizing the wrong kind of behavior. On the other hand, you have twttr — Twitter’s prototype app where the company is testing new concepts including, most recently, a way to make liking tweets even easier than before. Confused about Twitter’s product direction? Apparently, so is the company. In the latest version of the twttr prototype, released on Thursday, users are now able to swipe right to left on any tweet in order to “like” it. Previously, this gesture only worked on tweets in conversation threads, where the engagement buttons had been hidden. With the change, …

Diddy Reveals The Last Thing Kim Porter Ever Said To Him Before She Died – Perez Hilton

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has revealed Kim Porter‘s final words to him before Speaking about Porter’s final words to him He continues (below): “I sent people in every direction to try to make sure the kids would not hear about it on social media or the news. It was like some superhero sh*t. I ain’t even gonna lie. On some level I knew she was training me for this. I knew that I had to be ready to do whatever I was supposed to do if something like this ever happened. There was screaming and crying when I heard the news, of course, but I had to ask myself, What would Kim do? I was scared, and I was crying out to …

Paris Jackson Celebrates Turning 21 By Smoking A ‘Birthday Doobie’! – Perez Hilton

Paris Jackson‘s birthday celebration is going up in smokes! On Wednesday, Michael Jackson‘s daughter turned 21, and went on Instagram Story to blaze through a “birthday doobie”! A “doobie” is a slang term commonly used to refer to a marijuana cigarette, AKA a joint. In 2018, the state of California legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults aged 18 and older. As seen (above), the media personality added the quote:  “Birthdays are good for you: Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.” In the clip, Jackson turned the camera to face boyfriend Gabriel Glen, leaning in to give him a kiss. Last month, the model posted a video of herself on social media taking huge rips …

Free speech row as US TV channel forces removal of tweets

Starz criticised over Twitter takedown of users links to news story about pirated shows A US TV channel has forced Twitter to remove tweets linking to a news story about pirated content including tweets from free speech campaigners complaining that the social network was removing other peoples tweets. Starz, the network that airs reported on a leak of promotional copies of those TV shows and others. TorrentFreaks story did not contain any links to the pirated material, although it did include four screenshots of the content in order to report the alleged source of the leak. But when TorrentFreak tweeted a link to the news story, Starz sent Twitter a legal demand to remove the tweet, alleging it infringed the …

Bella Thorne Is Officially Single As She Announces Split From Boyfriend Mod Sun – Perez Hilton

At first there were three, and now there’s just one! Bella Thorne and her boyfriend Mod Sun have officially called it quits. On Monday, the Famous In Love alum shared the breakup news with her followers in a brief, but direct Instagram post. For those who might have forgotten, the 21-year-old actress and 32-year-old rapper dated in a polyamorous relationship that included YouTuber Tana Mongeau for over a year. Thorne shows her now-ex-boyfriend major love in the caption of her post about the split, and admits that he’ll always hold a special place in her heart. She wrote: “

The Most Toxic Products Celebrities Promote On Instagram Betches

living Tea, for lack of a better word. #CommentsByCelebs A post shared by Comments By Celebs (@commentsbycelebs) on Mar 21, 2019 at 4:28am PDT The Good PlaceDetox Tea & Appetite Suppressant Lollipops “Influencer starter pack: how to scam the masses and never work a day in your life!” Bustle Becoming a #teamipartner a year ago was hands down the best thing I’ve done for my body and health. I’ve been avoiding sugary drinks, and it can be tough. But I’ve made the @teamiblends Matcha tea a huge part of my daily routine and I haven’t been tempted by energy drinks. Since it’s totally pure green tea it’s got a lot of health benefits and has a ton of antioxidants in …

Swalwell refuses to answer Trump ‘Russian asset’ question despite Mueller report

MSNBC host Ari Melber challenged Swalwell during his appearance. “Do you accept the findings in the Mueller report that do not support some of those claims?” Melber asked Swalwell. Trump has railed against Mueller’s report, even resorting to public profanity in dismissing it, but has also embraced it, claiming exoneration and painting any other attempt as partisan overreach. “You want to see the nonpartisan, definitive, conclusive taxpayer-funded lengthy unobstructed, unimpeded, un-interfered with investigation? You just saw it and it’s called the Mueller report,” senior counselor Kellyanne Conway said Wednesday. The Associated Press contributed to this report Trending in Politics Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Palu recovery in red tape months after Indonesian tragedy

President Joko Widodo, who is seeking a second term in elections this week, and his deputy promised that financial assistance to those whose homes were destroyed or whose loved ones were killed would be rapidly distributed. But not a cent has been paid out. “It’s like we’re forgotten,” said Ade Zahra, a mother of eight living in a tent city who says it’s a miracle her family survived when the quake turned their village to mud and engulfed their home. “We’ve received no more assistance in the past two months, not only the government, but also humanitarian groups and volunteers who used to provide a lot,” she said. The city’s struggle to recover highlights a broader problem of neglect often …

Elon Musk Says His Brain-Computer Interface Is Coming Soon

Three years ago, Elon Musk set up a company, Neuralink, with the ambitious goal of creating a brain-computer interface. This ultra-high bandwidth connection is seen by the Tesla CEO as the only solution to counter what he believes to be an existential threat to humanity. Musk was asked for an update on Twitter and provided a two-word reply: “Coming soon.” However, there’s obviously a lot of room for interpretation when it comes to the word “soon”. Everything Neuralink has been working on is under wraps and the company’s website is currently just a list of job positions. The goal of the technology is also very unclear, with potential applications ranging from connecting our brains to the Internet to using artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance …

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Met With President Trump

On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump lobbed another attack against Twitter on its own platform, calling the company “very discriminatory” and saying “they don’t treat me well as a Republican.” He then accused the company of “playing political games” and called on Congress to “get involved.” It wasn’t the first time Trump complained about a supposed anticonservative bias on Twitter, but it was noteworthy for another reason: It turns out the president was scheduled to meet Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey later that day. Twitter policy head Vijaya Gadde notified employees Tuesday that their boss was supposed to meet with Trump in a 30-minute, closed-door meeting later that afternoon, according to a company email reviewed by WIRED. According to the email, …

‘Chemical burns’: Delta flight attendants say new uniforms cause rashes

Some say they have faced retaliation for complaining about purple uniforms a year after company introduced them Delta flight attendants are complaining that a new set of uniforms introduced by the airline are still causing skin rashes and worse almost a year after the company introduced them. And while the airline says it is addressing the issue, some flight attendants say they fear retaliation for complaining. Last May, Delta unveiled a new set of slick purple uniforms designed by Bravos Project Runway star Zac Posen and manufactured by the retailer Lands End. The uniforms were designed to turn Deltas 24,000 flight attendants into walking advertisements for the airline. Delta encouraged flight attendants to promote the new uniforms on their social …

Britain is in a grimmer state than I can ever remember | Polly Toynbee

As we wait for the EU to decide on a Brexit delay, the national mood has turned poisonous, writes Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee The mood has turned nastier since I first visited the a coconut thrown at a black player over the weekend. It makes you despair. Brexit is doing this to us. Knowsley, which is among the UKs poorest constituencies, is one of the hardest hit, with half of its council budget cut. The projects 10 food banks are thriving: Mitchell observes the irony. This social enterprise now provides debt advice, a credit union, food and furniture shops, moses baskets of baby things for new mothers and a housing co-op. With 125 volunteers playing their part, this feels like …

Film Festivals Move to Make Virtual Reality a Marquee Event

Film festivals are like catnip for movie buffs, as they can take in wildly original films before anyone else. They also provide filmmakers a platform to show off their goods to a wider audience than they'd otherwise be afforded. At least that's the idea. Festivals still do those things, of course, and they do them well. But, well, so does Netflix. And Amazon. And Hulu. Yet, there's still something film festivals provide that streaming services can't: a social experience. Peter Rubin Why I've Never Mixed Weed With Virtual Reality Peter Rubin Imax Ditched VR—but Big Theaters Are Buying In Peter Rubin Boss Acting Nicer Recently? You May Have VR to Thank Nowhere is this emphasis on being with people more …

Panic buttons for mass shootings go on sale in the US

Israeli startup Gabriel aims to sell fire alarm-style sensors to public venues such as schools and places of worship A company selling fire alarm-style panic buttons for mass shooting attacks has begun sales in the United States, with Jewish community centres in Detroit the first customers. The Israeli startup, Gabriel, said it aims to sell the sensors which call the police when pressed but also have inbuilt cameras and microphones to public venues such as schools and places of worship. The firm believes it can reduce the high death tolls from mass shootings, such as the recent 2014 study. The Gun Violence Archive, a US not-for-profit, says there is a mass shooting group reported 340 mass shooting attacks. Advocacy groups …