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Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes Making Efforts In Washington DC To Break Up Big Tech

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes, who left the social media company in 2007, is making moves in Washington to regulate big tech. “I hope that my speaking out provides cover to a lot of other folks, whether former employees or current ones, to express ambivalence or concern about what’s going on,” Hughes told The Washington Post on Thursday. “And I think ...

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Witch Hunt Continues: House Narrowly Votes To Subpoena Ivanka Trump’s White House Communications

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The House voted 23-to-16 to pass a resolution Thursday to subpoena first daughter Ivanka Trump’s White House work communications through her personal email and phone. The resolution authorizes House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings to subpoena “records relating to the Committee’s investigation into the use of non-official electronic messaging accounts by non-career officials at the White House.” As advisor to ...

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Schiff ‘Not Convinced’ On Impeachment: 2020 Is ‘The Only Way’ To Remove Trump From Office

Adam Schiff is “not convinced” Democrats should follow through with impeachment proceedings. He told CNN that the only way Trump will be removed from office is if he is “voted out” in 2020. Schiff has spoken positively of the possibility of impeachment in the past, first blaming Trump for colluding with Russians and then for obstructing justice. House Intelligence Committee ...

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Google Makes Chrome Update After Study Reveals It Tracks Visits To Porn Sites — Even In Incognito Mode |

93% of porn websites leak personal user data to tech giants like Facebook and Google, even when users watch in “Incognito Mode,” according to a Tuesday study. Google announced an update to Chrome Thursday that will close to “loophole” companies use to know when people are browsing in incognito. A researcher who conducted the study told The DCNF that the ...

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Trump Effect: More Than 50 Companies — Including Apple — Rush To Pull Production Out Of China

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More than 50 global companies including Apple, Nintendo and Dell are rushing to pull production out of China amid the country’s trade war with the United States. U.S., Japanese, Taiwanese and even Chinese manufacturers are moving out of the country in fear of a prolonged trade conflict, including those who make personal computers, smartphones and other electronics, Nikkei Asian Review ...

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Omar’s Resolution To Support BDS Cites Nazi Boycotts, Boston Tea Party

Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced legislation Wednesday that supports the anti-Israel BDS movement. The bill cites the First Amendment, the Boston Tea Party and boycotts against Nazi Germany to support its cause. A statement from Omar’s office says the bill is a response to a “widespread campaign being waged by the Israeli government … to silence Americans who choose to engage ...

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Time Magazine Thinks These Are The 25 ‘Most Influential’ People On The Internet

Time Magazine created a list of 25 people whom it believes are the “most influential” users on the internet. The unranked list released Tuesday includes musicians, politicians, individual and group activists, influencers and other celebrity personalities who have garnered large followings on social media, changed the way people use certain platforms and drove the world’s news. Names chosen by Time ...

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John Bolton: ‘We’re Entitled’ To Tell Huawei, ‘You’re Not Selling In The United States’

John Bolton said Tuesday the U.S. government is “entitled” to ban sales from Chinese tech giant Huawei. Sens. Tom Cotton and Chris Van Hollen introduced a bill Tuesday to reinforce Trump’s efforts to blacklist Huawei. Trump said he would allow Huawei to purchase products from American manufacturers to ease the blacklist after he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at ...

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Trump Touts Effect Of US Tariffs On China

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President Donald Trump touted the effects of his tariffs on China Monday morning as the country’s economic growth dropped to its lowest point in 26 years. “China’s [second] Quarter growth is the slowest it has been in more than 27 years. The United States Tariffs are having a major effect on companies wanting to leave China for non-tariffed countries. Thousands ...

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Twitter Users Defend Willem Van Spronsen After He Attacked Detention Facility, Died In Shootout With Police

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A number of Twitter users defended a man who attacked a Washington ICE detention facility Saturday after it was revealed he belonged to anti-fascist group Antifa. Willem Van Spronsen, 69, died in a shootout with the police following his attack. No law enforcement officers were injured and only a car was set on fire. A number of Twitter users are ...

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Booker Says He Will Change New York Giants’ Name To ‘New Jersey Giants’ If Elected

Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said he will change the official name of the New York Giants to the “New Jersey Giants” if elected president in 2020. Booker made the comment during a Wednesday appearance on the “Fired Up” podcast, hosted by former Obama White House aide Brad Jenkins, according to USA Today. “Should I become President of the ...

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China’s Factories Are Getting ‘Desperate’ Amid Trade Tensions With The US

The largest supplier of consumer goods in the world said Wednesday that China’s factories are becoming “desperate” as they struggle with the consequences of U.S. tariffs. Li & Fung Ltd, which designs and transports products for stores like Walmart, Kohl’s and Nike, is trying to move out of China as quickly as possible at the request of its American retailers, ...

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Tensions Rise In Middle-East As Iran Reportedly Increases Uranium Enrichment

Iran started enriching uranium Monday to 4.5%, an energy official said, an announcement that comes amid rising concerns of the country violating the 2015 nuclear deal. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi also hinted in a state TV interview Monday that the country might try to enrich its supply of the element to 20% purity or more and ...

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Jeffrey Epstein Arrested And Charged With Sex Trafficking

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested and charged with sex trafficking by federal prosecutors Saturday after his private jet landed at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey from Paris. Epstein is expected to appear in court Monday after being charged with one count of sex trafficking and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, which could put him in prison for ...

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