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REPORT: Trump Considered Slapping Economic Sanctions On Huawei Before Blocking Them Outright

President Donald Trump considered placing sanctions on Huawei before eventually deciding to blacklist the Chinese company, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing anonymous sources. Plans to target the Chinese telecommunications giant were being deliberated for months, the report noted.  Trump’s decision to severely restrict Huawei’s access to American big tech companies unfurled quickly after trade talks with Beijing broke down, triggering a ...

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Sen Hawley Proposes Bill Allowing People To Block Tech Companies From Constantly Tracking Their Location

Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley announced a bill Monday that allows Americans to block tech companies from tracking people’s locations without direct consent. Hawley’s legislation creates a program similar to the national Do Not Call list that gives people the power to prevent online companies from collecting any more data than what is otherwise necessary for the companies’ services. It ...

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Report: Google Distances Itself From Huawei After Trump Blacklists Foreign Tech

Google suspends some business with Huawei after President Donald Trump placed restrictions on technologies from foreign adversaries, Reuters reported Sunday, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter. Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company that the United States believes is engaged in foreign espionage, will lose access to updates to the Android operating system, as well as the next version of ...

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GOP House Lawmaker: ‘Trump Has Engaged In Impeachable Conduct’

Michigan Rep. Justin Amash said he believes that President Donald Trump engaged in impeachable offenses and that partisanship is eroding the country’s constitutional system. “Here are my principal conclusions: 1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report. 2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. 3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. 4. Few members of ...

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Pro-Life Group Claims Instagram Is Shadow Banning It, Suspects Pro-Choice Activist Played A Role

Pro-life group is accusing Instagram of shadow banning their content and removing their hashtags from the platform Let Them Live told The Daily Caller News Foundation that pro-choice activists likely pushed Instagram into shadow banning the group  Let Them Live is planning a rally in June at Instagram’s headquarters to protest what they believe is the company’s decision to suppress ...

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Tom Steyer Finds A New Villain: Democrats Who Refuse To Move Forward On Impeachment

Billionaire Tom Steyer is taking a break from attacking President Donald Trump and is now blaming congressional Democrats for sitting on their hands while a “lawless president” laughs at them. “For over two years this president has broken the law and nothing happens,” one person can be heard saying in Steyer’s new ad, which aired Thursday night. Other people featured ...

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Is Facial Recognition Technology Capable Of Identifying Suspects? Here’s What Tech Experts Say

San Francisco prohibited city police from using facial recognition technology to identify suspects, and now experts warn that the fledgling big tech tool might not be ready for prime time. Critics believe such technologies carry a huge risk as they are heavily guarded and the companies that deploy them tend to shy away providing too much information about their use. ...

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State Department Ordered All Non-Essential Staff To Leave Iraq

The U.S. Embassy in Iraq said that the State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel to leave the country immediately, citing heightened tensions with and indications of growing threats from Iran. The warning comes after the Trump administration said it detected urgent threats against American forces from Iran and its proxy forces in the region. The embassy advised Americans to ...

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Google Executives Crack Down On Leakers As Employees Fear The Worst

Google is locking down internal communications as the Silicon Valley giant works to contain a rash of leaks, BuzzFeed reported Tuesday, citing anonymous sources inside the company. Google legal executive Kent Walker sent an email May 9 reminding employees that obtaining documents noted as “need to know” could result in termination, the report noted. Employees reportedly saw it as a ...

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Sen. Hawley Introduces A Bill Cracking Down On Big Tech Exports To China

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley pushed legislation Tuesday that would make it more difficult for American tech companies to export their technology to China. Hawley’s bill, which has few details. would require President Donald Trump to restrict any technology to China that would contribute to the communist country’s military. The Republican’s legislature would also place heavy restrictions on technology that influences ...

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Takes A Big Step Toward Ending Robocalls

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The Federal Communication Commission announced plans Monday to instruct major phone companies to update their caller ID services to help combat so-called spoofed robocalls. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will host a summit in July to examine to what degree the industry is implementing new industry-wide standard for caller ID authentication. The new standard is called Signature-based Handling of Asserted Information ...

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Confirmed: Google Favors Liberal News Outlets Over Conservative Ones

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Google’s algorithms appear to favor the likes of CNN, The New York Times, and other major outlets by a significant margin, a new study from the Columbia Journalism review notes CJR’s study also shows that Google’s Top Stories box directs users to liberal news outlets over conservative outlets by a 5 to 1 margin The study also shows that only ...

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‘Too Good To Be True’: Trump Country Feels Jilted And Scammed By Learn To Code Campaign

West Virginians claim a non-profit group that promised to teach the busted up coal state to code is nothing more than a fraud preying on coal workers, The New York Times reported Sunday. Over two dozen former students are suing Mined Minds, arguing that the non-profit group, which they say touted itself as West Virginia’s savior, is mostly just a ...

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Twitter Temporarily Suspends Trump’s Favorite Troll After He Posts Tweet Mocking CNN’s Jim Acosta

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A Twitter account that President Donald Trump frequently retweets was partially suspended Thursday for allegedly violating the company’s rules of conduct. “His account is in a locked state. He’ll be required to delete a Tweet that violated the Twitter Rules before he can be reinstated,” a Twitter spokeswoman told The Daily Caller News Foundation, referring to the profile of pro-Trump ...

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