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Here Are The FTC Officials Who Could Determine Zuckerberg’s Fate Over Facebook’s Privacy Violations

The Federal Trade Commission is haggling over whether to hold Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible for mishandling the privacy data of millions of users, The New York Times reported Saturday, citing anonymous sources. The FTC, which is made up of three Republicans and two Democrats, appears split on a proposal that would hold the billionaire personally responsible for mishandling ...

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New Poll Shows Good News For Trump As Voters Give Him Credit For Strong Economy

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Voters are praising President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy as unemployment numbers hit their lowest point in nearly five decades, according to a Wall Street Journal poll published Sunday morning. Trump’s overall approval rating ticked up slightly to 46 percent, the poll notes. It also shows that the same percentage of voters who disapprove of the president (51 percent) ...

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Trump Notches A Major Victory Against Russia After US Natural Gas Exports To EU Skyrocket

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Imports of U.S. natural gas to the European Union have climbed nearly 300 percent since 2016, with the bulk of that increase coming after President Donald Trump met with European officials in 2017 to flesh out a trade deal. The EU made the announcement Thursday ahead of a meeting between U.S. and European business leaders in Brussels on ways to ...

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House Dems Subpoena Don McGahn Over Docs Related To Charges Trump Obstructed Justice

Democratic New York Rep. Jerry Nadler issued a subpoena Monday that orders former White House counsel Donald McGahn to testify before the House Judiciary Committee over documents related to charges that President Donald Trump obstructed justice. “The special counsel’s report, even in redacted form, outlines substantial evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction and other abuses,” Nadler said in a ...

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Activists Melt Down After Trump Leaves Climate Change Out Of His Earth Day Message

President Donald Trump’s Earth Day message Monday does not mention climate change but does tout American jobs and the U.S. economy. Trump’s message touts the president’s land management reforms and protecting water the U.S.’ water supply. “On this day, we reaffirm our responsibility to protect God’s wondrous creation for future generations,” the president noted in his message. Trump’s Earth Day ...

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Judge Rules Flint Can Sue Federal Officials Over Water Contamination

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Flint citizens can move forward with lawsuits targeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of the city’s lead contamination problems. The EPA under former President Barack Obama was too slow to intervene in the case, according to U.S. Judge Linda Parker, who ruled that the federal government was not immune from legal action in the ...

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REPORT: Trump Campaign Pulls In A Giant Amount Of Cash After Mueller Report Release

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President Donald Trump’s campaign team raked in a roughly $1 million from small donors after the Department of Justice released special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference, The New York Post reported Friday. “The release of the full Mueller report directly led to the campaign raising more than $1 million,” Trump campaign COO Michael Glassner told a reporter. “Relative ...

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Mueller’s Report Laid Out A Road Map For Dem’s Midterm Misinformation Campaign

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report sheds a light on a social media misinformation campaign by Democratic operatives who allegedly tried to steer Alabama conservatives into opposing Roy Moore’s senatorial campaign Mueller’s report appears to show an explicit connection between Russia’s trolling effort and the Democratic campaign targeting Alabama’s midterm election  Mueller’s report reveals a stark difference between Russia’s campaign to ...

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Facebook Drops A Bomb On Mueller Day, Tucks It Away In An Update To An Old Blog Post

Facebook admitted Thursday night in an updated post from March that the company released millions of additional users Instagram passwords. CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s update was published on the same day that U.S. Attorney General William Barr published special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian election meddling. The company acknowledged that millions of additional exposed Instagram passwords were recently discovered. The ...

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Mueller’s Report Blacks Out Entire Section Explaining Nuts And Bolts Of Russia’s Troll Farm

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the now-completed Russian investigation redacted virtually all of the content explaining the structure of the internet troll farm accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. election. Mueller’s nearly 400 page report, published Thursday afternoon, effectively blacks out an entire sections pertaining to the Internet Research Agency, a Russia-based agency that sought to inject itself into ...

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Democratic Lawmaker Says AG William Barr Is Acting Like Trump’s ‘Fixer’

Democratic Rep. Madeline Dean of Pennsylvania likened U.S. Attorney General William Barr to President Donald Trump’s fixer as her party colleagues react to the publication of the report on the Russian investigation. “I think that what we’re seeing is with Attorney General Barr confusion. He’s not acting as the attorney general. In fact, he’s acting, again, maybe like another fixer ...

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Report: Vaccination Rates Of Children At Google’s Day Care Center Are Staggeringly Low

Vaccinations rates are strikingly low for children who attend one of Google’s child care centers in Silicon Valley, tech magazine outlet Wired reported Thursday, citing a California public health data base. Only 49 percent of children are completely vaccinated in one Google day care center in Santa Clara County, California, where the vaccination rate for mumps-measles-and rubella is 95 percent. ...

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Conservative Groups Ratchet Up The Heat On Big Tech Companies Over Their Ties To The SPLC

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Several conservative groups wrote letters to Google and Amazon Wednesday urging the Silicon Valley giants to back away from the Southern Poverty Law Center after recent reports suggested that the left-wing nonprofit group works to scam liberal donors out of money. Google, Facebook, Amazon and other Silicon Valley companies need to explain where they stand, MRC President Brent Bozell said ...

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Trump’s Team Targets Boomers On Facebook, Bernie Doubles Down On Millennials

President Donald Trump’s campaign team is targeting the bulk of its Facebook ads this upcoming election season on Americans who are 65 years old and older, Axios reported Tuesday. Trump is spending roughly 44 percent of its Facebook ad budget on the boomer generation. Democratic candidates, meanwhile are only spending 27 percent of their budgets on older generations, the report ...

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‘It’s Sort Of Unethical’: Zuckerberg Reportedly Weaponized Facebook To Help Pals And Punish Enemies

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leveraged users’ personal data to help friends of the Silicon Valley giant and punish the company’s competitors, NBC News reported Tuesday, citing leaked documents. More than 4,000 pages of documents, which include internal emails and web presentations, show how Zuckerberg and other executives used privacy data as leverage over competitors, the report notes. In one case ...

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