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Zuckerberg’s Right-Hand Man Unexpectedly Quits Following News Of Fed Investigation

One of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s top lieutenants unexpectedly quit Thursday following news that federal prosecutors are investigating the company’s use of private data. Chris Cox was put in charge of some of Facebook’s most important features, including Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp,- which together have over 2.7 billion users worldwide. Cox, who has been with the company for 13 years, announced his ...

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Feds Investigating Data Deals Facebook Struck With Big Tech Firms

Federal prosecutors are investigating partnership deals Facebook forged with some of the world’s largest technological companies. A grand jury subpoenaed records from two smartphone developers, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing two anonymous sources familiar with the matter. Both companies entered into large and complex data deals with Facebook, allowing all the firms involved in the partnership to collect vast ...

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Twitter Makes Big Changes As Execs Work To Improve Online ‘Conversations’

Twitter is rolling out a new prototype that executives say is designed to make the social media platform a friendlier environment for people to navigate, NBC reported Wednesday. The company offered the public a new prototype for the Twitter app, which includes a variety of changes to how the platform looks and operates. The new version is centered around a new ...

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Liz Warren Uses Big Tech Cash To Finance Her POTUS Run As She Slams Facebook

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has collected a lot of cash from big tech employees throughout the past eight years. News of her willingness to accept cash from people who work at Amazon and Google comes as the Massachusetts Democrat campaigns against Silicon Valley, Politico reported Tuesday. Warren, who announced her presidential bid in February, accepted a $2,700 donation from Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s ...

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Facebook Drops Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Big Tech Campaign Ad

Facebook removed several ads Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign published on the company’s social media platform, Politico reported Monday. The ads, which Warren’s campaign placed on the platform Friday, promoted the Massachusetts senator’s plan to break up what she believes is Facebook and Amazon’s monopoly. Nearly a dozen other campaign ads addressing her proposal to slam tech companies were not ...

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Amazon’s Working Conditions Are Apparently Making Employees Suicidal

Emergency workers have been summoned to Amazon’s warehouses nearly 200 times during the past six years, The Daily Beast reported Monday. Employees say brutal working conditions at the company leave some to reach out for help before ultimately seeking relief through suicide. Emergency workers were summoned to Amazon warehouses at least 189 times between 2013 and 2018 for suicide attempts ...

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US Warns Germany To Steer Clear Of Huawei Or Pay A Stiff Price

The Trump administration warned the German government that the U.S. may not share intelligence with Germany if the country continues using Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei to build up its fifth generation cellular networks, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Allowing the participation of Huawei in Germany’s 5G project would mean the U.S. won’t be able to maintain the same level ...

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‘The Straw Police’: Nunes Associates California’s Straw Ban To Socialism

Rep. Devin Nunes of California appeared to associate his state’s ban on plastic straws to socialism in a tweet Saturday after visiting a nearby restaurant. “At restaurant tonight waitress asks if we want straws,” the Republican told his Twitter followers. “Says she has to ask now in fear of ‘THE STRAW POLICE.’ Welcome to Socialism in California!” At restaurant tonight waitress ...

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Bernie And Biden Are Leading The Field In Iowa By Enormous Margins

Former Vice President Joe Biden and self-avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders are leading the polls in Iowa, according to a poll published Sunday. The two septuagenarians are so far besting their younger, female Democratic opponents in the race to unseat President Donald Trump. Nearly 27 percent of likely Democratic caucus attendees say Biden is their first choice for president, according ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Has Racked Up Three Major Ethics Complaints During Her First Months In Congress

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has compiled a slew of ethics complaints during her first few months in Congress without providing much in the way of a response for any of them Watchdog groups have leveled ethics complaints at Ocasio-Cortez over her use of social media and alleged willingness to set up a million-dollar slush fund Ocasio-Cortez has not yet fully responded ...

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Elizabeth Warren Announces Plans To Break Up Facebook And Other Big Tech Firms

Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a plan Friday to wallop big tech companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon as the Massachusetts Democrat works to differentiate herself among fellow presidential candidates. Her proposal would impose new rules on tech companies with $25 billion or more in annual ad revenue, forcing Amazon and Google to dramatically reduce their hold on online commerce. The plan ...

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Senate Democrats Target Trump’s Alleged Interference Into Mega Media Merger

Sen. Chris Van Hollen wants U.S. Attorney General William Barr to investigate whether President Donald Trump played a heavy role in recent media merger reviews, Axios reported Friday. The Maryland Democrat’s request comes as other members of his party are asking for information related to a New Yorker report that the president directed officials to ensure the Department of Justice sue to block the AT&T-Time Warner deal. Van ...

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He’s Not Being Convicted Of Colluding With Russia

Paul Manafort

The judge in Paul Manafort’s sentencing hearing said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is not being sentenced to prison for anything related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Reagan-appointed U.S. Judge T. S. Ellis told a court that Manafort “is not before the court for anything having to do with colluding with the Russian government.” Trump’s former ...

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DOD Officials Warn Trump Administration To Stop Hassling Giant 5G Developer

Department of Defense officials are warning the Trump administration to stop targeting telecommunications giant Qualcomm or risk placing the U.S. behind the eight ball on fifth-generation cellular development. Representatives with both the DOD and Energy Department have had sit-down discussions with the Federal Trade Commission to encourage the agency to stop suing Qualcomm, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing ...

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Biden Says He’s Almost All In On 2020, But Worries About Trump’s Take-No-Prisoners Approach

Former Vice President Joe Biden is almost totally prepared to announce his bid for the White House, according to media reports. There’s just one big thing keeping him from pulling the trigger: concerns that President Donald Trump will play too rough during the general campaign. Biden’s chief strategist, Steve Ricchetti, signaled that the Delaware Democrat is about 95 percent committed ...

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