Technology

Facebook is trying to alter your mood

In a shocking revelations exposed in The Atlantic, Robinson Meyer writes that Facebook administered studies that aim to alter users’ mood by virtue of the content that is funneled into their newsfeed. From his article, Everything We Know About Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment,

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Economy

The pitchforks are coming

In a featured article on Politico, Seattle based venture capitalist Nick Hanauer warns that “the pitchforks are coming” for him and his “fellow plutocrats.” He notes the stark wealth inequality in America: “At the same time that people like you

NY Governor

Astorino releases new ad hitting Cuomo on taxes, jobs

The Republican candidate for Governor Rob Astorino, distributed a video to supporters via email last week. In the TV-style spot, Astorino hits Cuomo for dodging property taxes on his girlfriend’s Westchester County home, which real estate experts value between $1.5 and $1.8 million. The assessment

City

Diana Fairbanks keeps it moving

One of WIVB’s highest profile journalists is saying farewell to the city, at a time when most expected her to be the station’s eventual lead anchor. The station’s iconic Jacquie Walker, one of the longest serving journalists in Buffalo television, is expected to

City

What’s Bernie’s next move?

The recent at-large school board elections — in which Larry Quinn, Patricia Pierce, and Dr. Barbara Nevergold each secured a 6-year term — saw an impressive above average turnout. Surprisingly, the increased turnout largely came from the Eastside of Buffalo.

City

Dyster fundraiser kicks off 2015 campaign

By Mike Hudson, The Niagara Falls Reporter Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster has privately told family and friends that he is planning on running for an unprecedented third term in 2015, the Niagara Falls Reporter has learned. To that end,

Education

All eyes are on Dr. Barbara Nevergold

When the Buffalo School Board’s newest members take their seats on July 1st, they are expected to give the School Board presidency to James Sampson, who has the votes of Carl Paladino, Jay McCarthy, Larry Quinn, and Patricia Pierce. But

NY Senate

Joanne Maziarz: “I want him out”

Joanne Maziarz, the sister of the longtime State Senator from Niagara County, has some tough love for her brother, George. In a wide ranging 20 minute interview, she describes growing up in a political family and seeing the corruption first