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Oracle Accuses Amazon Of Courting Former Employee Involved In A $10 Billion DOD Program

Amazon made a highly lucrative job offer to a former employee while the man was leading a $10 billion winner-take-all cloud computing contract with the government, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Computing giant Oracle alleged in the May 31 complaint that former Department of Defense official Deap Ubhi was offered shares in Amazon and ...

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Trump’s DOJ Prepares An Antitrust Investigation Into Google’s Business Practice

The Department of Justice is preparing an antitrust probe against Google’s search engine and business model, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday night, citing people familiar with the issue. It would be the first such investigation since the Federal Trade Commission conducted an investigation of Google but closed it in 2013 without taking action. The FTC and DOJ have discussed ...

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Twitter Temporarily Suspends Conservative Pundit Erick Erickson Over Sen. Liz Warren Joke

Twitter temporarily suspended conservative pundit Erick Erickson Friday morning for tweeting a joke about Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Erickson, a blogger at The Resurgent, was suspended for tweeting: “Elizabeth Warren set to introduce the Wrecking American Prosperity Under Marxism, or WAMPUM Act, wherein she gives everything away for free.” He received a notification Friday that the tweet violates Twitter’s ...

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Trump Admin Steps Up Pace On First Oil Lease Sale In Alaskan Arctic, Enviros Cry Foul

The Department of Interior is fast-tracking plans to sell oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Reuters reported Friday. “That lease sale will happen in 2019,” Joe Balash, the assistant interior secretary for lands and minerals management, told an oil industry conference Thursday in Alaska. The vast area, home to caribou and polar bears, was off-limits to oil and ...

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Here’s What Happened When A Conservative Investors Asked Facebook To Diversify Its Board

Facebook’s board of directors dismissed a group of conservative shareholder’s proposal to encourage the company to add conservative voices to its board. The National Center for Public Policy Research’s conservative shareholder activist arm, Free Enterprise Project(FEP), introduced the proposal Thursday and requested the company act more proactively to diversify its board. The group attempted a similar ploy during a May ...

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Dems Accuse DNC Of Racism for Tightening Debate Requirements

A handful of Democrats believe that the Democratic National Committee’s decision to tighten debate requirements will create blowback for black people and help the party’s “white male gatekeepers.” “The DNC’s new rules, coming so early in the cycle, will amplify the harm done to diverse candidates by a political elite — from pollsters to talking heads — dominated by white ...

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REPORT: Iran-Linked Campaigns Used Social Media To Spread Misinformation And Troll Conservative Voters

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Cyberfirm FireEye published a report Tuesday showing that an Iran-based campaign sought to distribute misinformation throughout social media during the midterm elections. Facebook dinged several phony accounts connected to an Iran-backed group seeking to promote pro-Iranian messages in the U.S.  An Iran-backed campaign used Facebook and Twitter accounts to impersonate three Republican congressional candidates. An Iran-backed campaign used various social ...

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Trump’s Campaign Considers Creating A New Account On A Conservative Version Of Twitter

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President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is considering creating a profile on what is being called the conservative version of Twitter, Politico reported Tuesday, citing an anonymous source inside the president’s campaign. “It’s something he’s aware of and is checking out,” a senior Trump campaign official told Politico, referring to the president’s social media manager, Brad Parscale. “We don’t currently have ...

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Trump’s Acting DOD Secretary Weighs In On A Cloud Contract That Conservatives Loathe

President Donald Trump’s acting Department of Defense secretary supports a $10 billion winner-take-all cloud computing contract that conservatives are railing against, a DOD spokesman told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are jockeying for position to land the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), a program angling to be the largest stand-alone technology contracts the federal government’s ...

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Trump Reaches A Deal With Lawmakers To Temporarily Hold Off Publicizing His Financial Records

President Donald Trump’s attorneys have reached a deal with House lawmakers to temporarily hold off on enforcing the subpoenas for the president’s financial records, CNN reported Saturday, citing court documents. The agreement, forged with the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees Saturday, allows for an expedited appeal schedule for Trump, who is trying to stave off Congress’ attempts to obtain ...

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Liberals Pounce After Facebook Exec Explains Why Doctored Pelosi Video Is Staying Up

Several liberal pundits and celebrities expressed their dismay after a Facebook executive told CNN Friday night that the company has no intention of nixing a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Actresses Bette Midler and Alyssa Milano were among a handful of politicians and pundits who complained after Facebook Executive Monika Bickert told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the company ...

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DNC Chair Rolls Out A System To Avoid Turning Democratic Debates Into A Chaotic Nightmare

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is creating a lottery system to determine which Democratic candidates stands on stage during the party’s initial two-day debate, The Hill reported Friday. Perez told The Hill that the party has not determined the methodology of the random draw, but he did promise the process would be transparent for all the candidates. The ultimate ...

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Twitter Co-Founder: Fox News Is ‘More Destructive’ Than Trump’s Tweets

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Twitter co-founder Ev Williams said Wednesday that he believes Fox News is much more “powerful and destructive” than the company he helped create. “The vast majority of the electorate is not on Twitter reading Trump’s tweets and being convinced by that,” Williams told CNN in an interview in Toronto. “What they’re convinced much more by is the destructive power of ...

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Republican AG’s Memo Keeps Conservative Fears Of A Sprint-T-Mobile Merger Alive

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton apparently believes a potential merger between Sprint and T-Mobile could leave his state’s citizens without access to fifth generation mobile service, according to a memo obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. A potential merger between the two giant wireless companies risks creating an even larger divide on 5G development between rural and urban states, ...

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Instagram Explains Why It Effectively Shadow Banned A Pro-Life Group’s Content

Instagram said Tuesday that it inadvertently and incorrectly blocked a pro-life group from accessing a feature on the platform that users often use to make content go viral. “We investigated this issue and found that this account was incorrectly filtered from Explore and hashtags,” a source inside Instagram told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We have removed this restriction and ...

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