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Google Bans Rumsfeld’s Winston Churchill Card Game Because It Shows A Cigar

Google suspended a popular game named after former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill because the game included an image of cigars, according to a Facebook post from the game’s creators. “After going back and forth with Google, we have discovered the issue of Churchill Solitaire’s suspension,” the game’s creators noted in a Thursday post. “Referencing our app icon of Churchill ...

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China First Country To Land Craft On Dark Side Of The Moon

China landed a space module on the dark side of the moon Thursday, marking a major achievement for the communist country’s space program. It also comes as tensions between the U.S. and China heat up. The Chang’e-4 lunar probe made a soft-landing and transmitted the first-ever “close range” image of the far side of the moon, the China National Space Administration ...

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Apple Blames China’s Floundering Economy For Recent Dwindling Holiday Revenue

Apple issued a rare earnings warning Wednesday after the iPhone makers claimed China’s recent economic downturn caused the company’s revenue stream to dip lower than expected over the Christmas holiday. CEO Tim Cook blamed slow iPhone sales over the holiday on China’s recent economic downturn. Most of the unforeseen drop in sales revenue is a result of economic deceleration in ...

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Tesla’s Stock Takes A Big Hit As The Company Deals With Losing Federal Tax Credits

Tesla’s vehicle deliveries fall well short of Wall Street analysts’ expectations as the Silicon Valley automaker wrestles with the realization that its federal tax credits are quickly running out. Tesla disappointed investors Wednesday after announcing that it delivered 90,700 vehicles during the fourth quarter, more than 2,000 vehicles short of what Wall Street analysts expected. The company cut prices on ...

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Thousands Of French Police Prepare As Yellow Vest Activists Storm Paris

More than 100,000 French police are preparing for New Year’s Eve in Paris as the government tries to prevent the yellow vest movement from hijacking what is considered a major tourist event. Demonstrations are being organized on Facebook where nearly 9,000 people have indicated they plan to attend and cause a ruckus. The movement was created in November through a ...

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Donnelly: Dems Need To Lay Off Left Wing Politics

Sen. Joe Donnelly said Saturday morning that Democrats need to avoid lurching to the left or risk alienating middle America. He’s the second outgoing Democratic lawmaker to issue such warning. Medicare-for-all and other traditionally left-wing ideas are too politically poisonous to sell in red states, the Indiana senator told CNN in a sit-down interview. Democrats need to do a better ...

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Here’s How The Government Shutdown Could Create More Headaches For Facebook

The government shutdown is threatening to derail a Federal Trade Commission investigation into Facebook’s use of people’s private information, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing former government officials. The FTC has been investigating whether the company violated a consent order it made in 2011 promising to notify people when their private information is handled by outside parties. Funding for the ...

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Report Details Nature Of Facebook’s Secret Rulebook Governing Global Speech

Facebook’s secretive rule book regulating how employees censor certain forms of expression contains numerous biases and outright errors, according to internal documents The New York Times obtained Friday. The nearly 1,400 page document shows the Silicon Valley company’s guidebook is riddled with mistakes and is not nimble enough to handle cultural nuance, the report notes. The guidelines censor mainstream speech ...

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Alabama AG Opens Probe Into ‘False Flag’ Operation Targeting Roy Moore’s Campaign

Roy Moore

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Thursday that he is opening an investigation into whether a disinformation campaign targeting Republican Roy Moore violated campaign laws and tilted a close election. Democratic operatives allegedly used Facebook and Twitter to undermine support for Moore and boost Democrat Doug Jones, who narrowly won the race. Marshall is worried the ruse affected the outcome of the ...

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Don’t Anger Working Class White People

Outgoing Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is warning incoming progressive lawmakers that alienating the white working class is a recipe for disaster for Democrats working on getting results. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others who are lurching the Democratic Party away from its traditional positions should respect working class people, McCaskill told CNN Monday during an exit interview. The Democratic senator lost her ...

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Facebook Dings Dem Operatives Who Pulled A Fast One During Alabama Election

Facebook suspended several accounts linked to Democratic operatives who orchestrated a ruse to fool Alabama voters into believing that Russian bots were fueling Republican Roy Moore’s failed senatorial bid. The move comes after The New York Times reported Dec. 19 that the operatives created thousands of Twitter accounts posing as Russian bots to boost the election-year chances of Democratic Sen. ...

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Baby Boomers Make ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Americans’ Favorite Christmas Flick

Americans over the age of 35 have made “It’s A Wonderful Life” the most popular Christmas movie in the United States, according to an Axios survey published Tuesday. The younger millennial generation chose more recent films, such as “Home Alone” and “Elf,” as their go-to Holiday flicks. Apparently, not enough people have seen “Die Hard” to determine the 1980s action movie ...

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Watch: Harrowing Video Shows Massive Indonesian Tsunami Wiping Out Concert Venue

A video circulating the internet appears to show a massive tsunami in Indonesia crashing through the walls of a concert venue, prompting band members and the audience to scurry for their lives. The tsunami plowed through hundreds of people who were at an event on Tanjung Lesung beach in Pandeglang, an Indonesian province. Indonesian pop band Seventeen was performing when the ...

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Dow Has Its Worst Week In Nearly A Decade As Government Shutdown Looms

The stock market ground to halt Friday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its worst week in nearly 10 years as lawmakers scurry back to Washington, D.C. to prevent a potential government shutdown. The Dow Jones tumbled more than 400 points in a rough week as investors grew skittish following the Federal Reserve’s decision to enact a rate hike as lawmakers ...

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Amazon’s Alexa Goes Haywire, Tells Customer To ‘Kill’ Your Foster Parents’

Amazon Alexa

One of Amazon’s newest projects is researching ways to make Alexa a more human-like communicator for customers, but sometimes the virtual assistant’s language comes as creepy and offensive. New research is making Alexa better mimic human response, Reuters reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The research sometimes results in awkward moments for people who frequently interact with the ...

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