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Community safety app Citizen launching in Seattle after attracting 10M users across U.S.

Citizen, the app that allows people to monitor and participate in public safety watching and reporting, is officially expanding to Seattle after testing in the city for a few months. The startup plans to dedicate more resources from its operations and incident moderation teams to Seattle after already attracting about 30,000 downloads. The venture-backed techContinue reading “Community safety app Citizen launching in Seattle after attracting 10M users across U.S.”

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Huge hack reveals embarrassing details of who’s behind Proud Boys and other far-right websites

Epik long has been the favorite Internet company of the far-right, providing domain services to QAnon theorists, Proud Boys and other instigators of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol – allowing them to broadcast hateful messages from behind a veil of anonymity. But that veil abruptly vanished last week when a huge breachContinue reading “Huge hack reveals embarrassing details of who’s behind Proud Boys and other far-right websites”

Community leaders ask Chief Diaz to fire Seattle officers for involvement in Jan. 6 riot

Some community leaders said the Office of Police Accountability’s findings will give even more fuel to the Seattle Police Department’s critics and could drag down the rest of the agency. “Today we were set back,” said Victoria Beach, chair of SPD’s African American Advisory Council. “Now everybody who’s defund and anti police, here’s one for them.” BeachContinue reading “Community leaders ask Chief Diaz to fire Seattle officers for involvement in Jan. 6 riot”

All-Time Records Fall As A Heat Wave Roasts The Northwest U.S.

Intense. Prolonged. Record-breaking. Unprecedented. Abnormal. Dangerous. That’s how the National Weather Service described the historic heat wave hitting the Pacific Northwest, pushing daytime temperatures into the triple digits, disrupting Olympic qualifying events and breaking all-time high temperature records in places unaccustomed to such extreme heat. Portland, Ore., reached 112 degrees Fahrenheit Sunday, breaking the all-timeContinue reading “All-Time Records Fall As A Heat Wave Roasts The Northwest U.S.”

Joe Biden Revokes Donald Trump’s Order Designating Democratic Cities ‘Anarchist’

After racial justice protests erupted in New York, Seattle and Portland, Trump attempted to cut the cities’ federal funding by labeling them “anarchist.” President Joe Biden revoked several of his predecessor’s presidential actions on Wednesday, including a controversial memo signed by former President Donald Trump last year designating three Democratic cities as “anarchist jurisdictions” unworthy ofContinue reading “Joe Biden Revokes Donald Trump’s Order Designating Democratic Cities ‘Anarchist’”