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Mega Anti-Trump GOP Donor Gave PACRONYM More Than $1 Million Because ‘Democracy Is At Stake’

GOP donor Seth Klarman turned his back on Republican politics after President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory and began shoveling money into the nonprofit behind the Iowa caucus debacle. Klarman told The New York Times in 2018 that the best way for him to help save democratic norms was to fund as many Democratic campaigns as possible. Much of Klarman’s cash ...

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Court Deals Brutal Blow To Opponents Of FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal

A U.S. appeals court dealt a big blow Thursday to opponents of the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to repeal an Obama-era regulation that conservatives believe restrained the open internet. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia declined to rehear an October 2019 ruling that upheld the repeal of net neutrality rules. More than a dozen U.S. ...

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Huawei, A Corporate Pariah In America, Sues Verizon As It Clings To The American Market

Tech giant Huawei is accusing American telecommunications company Verizon of violating several patents as the Chinese company tries to stay relevant inside the U.S., a lawsuit filed in Texas Thursday shows. Verizon Communications violated 12 patents on digital communications and other technology, Huawei said in a copy of the lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed after negotiations failed to produce a ...

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REPORT: DOJ Turns Up The Heat On Google, Will Investigate Tech Giant’s Ad Tools

The Department of Justice is reaching out to dozens of Google’s largest rivals to determine how the tech giant’s advertising business model is impacting the industry, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. DOJ officials are asking Google’s rivals about how the company’s third-party advertising model affects advertisers, the report noted, citing sources familiar with the probe. The agency is homing ...

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Swedish Lawmakers Nominate Climate Activist Greta Thunberg For A Nobel

Swedish lawmakers nominated activist Greta Thunberg for a Nobel Peace Prize Monday in the belief that the teenager will help save the Paris climate agreement. Thunberg “worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis,” Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, both members of Sweden’s Left Party, told the Associated Press. They believe the 17-year-old activist’s work prodding ...

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Delusional: Billionaire Tom Steyer Explains Why He Doesn’t Think Of Himself A Super Wealthy Person

Billionaire Tom Steyer suggested Thursday that he doesn’t think of himself as a wealthy man because his mother is from Minnesota and worked as a school teacher in New York’s public schools. “So let me say this. I know that people describe me as being a rich person, but that isn’t how I think of myself,” Steyer said during a ...

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Dem Lawmaker Gets Pushback After Asking YouTube To Stop Spreading Climate Skepticism

Democratic Rep. Kathy Castor is getting pushback from climate skeptics after she asked Google Monday to nix content on YouTube that takes a skeptical approach to United Nations’ climate models. Castor asked CEO Sundar Pichai in a Jan. 27 letter not to incentivize “climate misinformation content on its platform.” She made the request after a Jan. 16 report from a ...

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Soros Takes A Page Out Of Liz Warren’s Playbook, Says Facebook And Trump Are Conspiring To Win Reelection

Billionaire financier George Soros floated the possibility Thursday that President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are conspiring to get the president reelected. The tech titan has the ability to allow misinformation to spread widely on the platform, Soros said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He did not provide evidence supporting his theory — Soros is ...

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Judges Explain Why They Are Knocking Down Enviro Attempts To Sue Oil Companies Into Oblivion

Activist-led attempts to hold the government and oil companies responsible for climate change through the court system are hitting a brick wall as judges argue such efforts are unlikely to gain traction. A panel of judges knocked down a lawsuit on Jan. 17 in which a large group of young people sued the Trump administration for not doing more to ...

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9th Circuit Court Of Appeals Deals Brutal Blow To Teens Who Sued Trump Over Climate Change

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled Friday that children do not have standing to sue the Trump administration and the federal government for not adequately addressing climate change. Climate policy comes under the purview of Congress and the president, not the court system, the U.S. Court of Appeals decided in a split decision. Attorneys for the teenagers ...

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California’s Privacy Law Makes it Easy for Thieves to Steal Personal Data

California’s privacy law giving customers the right to their personal data is based on a European law that inadvertently lets hackers gain widespread access to people’s credit card numbers and home addresses. The California Consumer Privacy Act went into effect Jan. 1 and effectively gives citizens the ability to obtain and delete whatever data companies have on them. It’s also ...

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