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Beto Hires Ralph Northam’s Communications Adviser as First Democratic Debate Nears

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke hired the communications director for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Wednesday as Democrats gear up for the 2020 presidential election. He hired Ofirah Yheskel, who formerly worked as Northam’s communications director, and three other people to round out his communications team. Rachel Thomas, hired from the Democratic digital organization ACRONYM, and Aleigha Cavalier as his national ...

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YouTube Is Under Investigation For Allegedly Violating Kids’ Privacy, Faces Potential Fines

Federal officials are in the latter stages of an investigation into YouTube’s management of content catering to children, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing anonymous sources. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched the probe after complaints from consumer groups, the report noted, citing four people who requested anonymity. The complaints claim YouTube fails to protect children who used the video ...

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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Withdraws Nomination As Domestic Violence Incidents Surface

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan confronted past domestic violence issues within his family on Monday and Tuesday as he decided to withdraw from going through with the nomination process. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that Shanahan would not be going through with being nominated as Defense Secretary, stating that Shanahan wished to “devote more time with his family.” Trump wished ...

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Sen. Hawley Moves To Prevent China From Infiltrating American Universities

Sen. Josh Hawley introduced legislation Tuesday morning preventing American research projects from using technologies developed by Chinese big tech companies. Universities are “key targets of espionage and intellectual property theft by not only China, but Russia and Iran,” the Missouri Republican said in a statement announcing the bill. “For too long, these countries have sent students to our universities to ...

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Sen. Cruz On Doctored Pelosi Video: ‘Free Speech Is Messy’

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suggested Monday that a manipulated video published recently online of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is likely a free speech matter. “At the end of the day free speech is messy,” Cruz said in an interview with The Washington Post, referring to a doctored viral video published in May that was designed to make Pelosi appear ...

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Big Tech’s Effort To Suppress Hate Speech Is Backfiring On Liberals Who Kickstarted The Crusade |

Liberal activists are upset that YouTube and Twitter tagging their content as hateful as the companies attempt to wipe out white supremacist content. Twitter temporarily suspended liberal researcher David Neiwert for posting Klu Klux Clan imagery on his platform  Left-leaning journalists are criticizing Twitter for taking out a blogger at Southern Poverty Law Center who reports on white supremacy Activists ...

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Trump’s Moves Against Huawei Will Cost Company Dearly, Founder Says

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei said Monday that President Donald Trump’s decision to target his company left the telecommunications giant reeling with few business options outside China. Trump’s ban against Huawei will cost the company $30 billion in revenue, according to Ren. His comments come are startling given past remarks from company executives who suggested Huawei was technologically self-sufficient and will ...

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Amazon Replies After Joe Biden Dings Company For Not Paying Its Fair Share

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Amazon pushed back Thursday against Biden’s assertions that the big tech company pays a lower tax rate than middle-class workers. “We’ve paid $2.6B in corporate taxes since 2016. We pay every penny we owe. Congress designed tax laws to encourage companies to reinvest in the American economy. We have. $200B in investments since 2011 & 300K US jobs. Assume VP ...

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Cuomo Signs Bill Ending Religious Exemptions For Vaccinations

New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a piece of legislation Thursday removing religious exceptions from vaccination requirements for children. The legislation, which passed the Assembly 77 to 53, ends any exemptions from vaccinations due to religious belief, and dings a subsection of the public health law relating to exemptions from vaccination due to religious beliefs. Recent reports show an increased ...

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Two Mpre Oil Tankers Attacked Near Strait Of Hormuz As US And Iranian Tensions Fray

Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were attacked amid heightened tensions between the United States and Iran, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The assault left one tanker ablaze while sailors were evacuated from both vessels, the report noted. Benchmark Brent crude oil jumped nearly 4% in trading following the reported attack — nearly a third of all oil ...

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Facebook Disputes WSJ Report Suggesting Zuckerberg Was Possibly Aware Of Privacy Violations

Facebook is disputing a Wall Street Journal report published Wednesday that suggests CEO Mark Zuckerberg might have been aware of some potential abuses of private data. Zuckerberg raised issues with a third-party app that was capable of accessing Facebook users’ information regardless of their privacy settings, and was thus aware there was a problem, a source told TheWSJ. The company ...

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Twitter Temporarily Limits Project Veritas After Pinterest Controversy

Twitter temporarily suspended Project Veritas’s account Wednesday after the group published internal documents from Pinterest and alleges that they show the company suppressing a pro-life group. Project Veritas shared documents Tuesday on Twitter showing that Pinterest monitored Live Action and alleged that it was in attempt to censor the pro-life group. Veritas reported that a whistleblower said a Pinterest staffer ...

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Google And Other Big Tech Giants Are Bailing On China As Trump’s Tariffs Take Hold

Google is moving technology out of China as the Silicon Valley company seeks to avoid pain from U.S. tariffs and a hostile Beijing, Bloomberg reported Tuesday night. Google is shifting production of server hardware out of the communist nation and moving motherboards to Taiwan, as the company tries to avert pain from a 25% tariff, the report notes, citing anonymous ...

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YouTube CEO Explains Why She Didn’t Nix Steven Crowder

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologized Monday to people who were offended that the company did not harshly punish conservative pundit Steven Crowder for using gay slurs in his videos. “I know the decision we made was very hurtful to LGBTQ community,” Wojcicki said during a Code Conference . “That was not our intention at all.” She was responding to a question ...

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Well-Known Tech Reporter Arrested For Attempting To Solicit Sex With A 9-Year-Old Girl

A popular tech reporter who wrote about Microsoft was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex with children online, according to a complaint filed in May. Peter Bright sought to molest a 7- and 9-year-old and was later arrested after meeting with an undercover agent to facilitate the action, the federal complaint alleges. Bright, who formerly worked for tech outlet Ars Technica, ...

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