Civil Liberties Groups Push Amazon to Stop Selling Facial Recognition Software

The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to the CEO of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, urging him to halt the sale of facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies this week. The worry, according to the roughly forty civil liberties organizations that co-signed the letter, is that software is too easy to abuse. The software, […]

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Trump Decides to Keep Chinese Telecom Giant ZTE Alive

The Trump administration has reached a deal that would keep Chinese telecom giant ZTE in business it was announced yesterday. The administration had previously barred it from doing business with American companies, including San-Francisco-based microchip maker Qualcomm, a main ZTE supplier. The decision threatened to put ZTE out of business within weeks. ZTE employs roughly […]

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READ: President Trump’s Letter to Kim Jong Un

His Excellency Kim Jong Un Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Pyongyang Dear Mr. Chairman: We greatly appreciate your time, patience, and effort with respect to our recent negotiations and discussions relative to a summit long sought by both parties, which was scheduled to take place on June […]

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Details of Yet More Foreign Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

In August of 2016, individuals representing business and political interests from Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower to discuss efforts to aid the campaign of his father for president. The meeting is the first indication that foreign efforts to interfere in the 2016 election extended […]

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“Taxi King” Plea Could Imperil President Trump

A businessman known as the “Taxi King” has pleaded guilty to tax evasion in New York State Court and agreed to cooperate with investigators as a potential witness. The case could have national implications because of who the man’s significant business partner is: President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen. Evgeny Friedman, a Russian immigrant, at one […]

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Cable Has Lost 3.4 Million Subscribers in the Last 6 Years

Cable companies have lost about 3.4 million subscribers in the last six years according to the latest numbers from Leichtman Research Group, a firm that specializes in the analysis of the U.S. broadband, media and entertainment industries. “The number of pay-TV subscribers for the top providers peaked six years ago. Since 1Q 2012, top providers […]

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FBI Sent Informant to Infiltrate Trump Campaign

An informant was sent by the FBI to infiltrate the Trump campaign in the hopes of ascertaining whether officials were colluding with the Russian government on interference in the 2016 presidential election. The informant interacted with three Trump campaign staffers: foreign policy advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, and Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis. In […]

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