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Is it time to remove Zuckerberg from (his) office?

A colleague, who shall remain nameless (because privacy is not dead), gave a thumbs down to a recent column in the NYT. The complaint was that the writer had attacked tech companies (mostly but not exclusively Facebook) without offering any solutions for these all-powerful techbro CEOs’ orchestral failures to grasp the messy complexities of humanity at a worldwide scale. Challenge ...

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Who’s in charge here? Trump bucks Pentagon, from Space Force to transgender troops

President Donald Trump often says that is the US military’s biggest fan. On more than one occasion, though, his announcements have caught the Pentagon off-guard, from the ban on transgender troops to setting up the ‘Space Force.’ Declaring that mere presence in space was not enough and that American dominance was required, Trump directed the Joint Chiefs of Staff in ...

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Pentagon bars troops from using fitness trackers & geolocation services

US military have been banned from using fitness trackers, smartphones and other devices and services over the fear that geolocation features might jeopardize the secrecy of American operations abroad, the Pentagon has announced. Following several incidents in which US military bases and patrol routes have been compromised by fitness trackers used by soldiers deployed to sensitive locations abroad, the Pentagon ...

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Apple has removed Infowars podcasts from iTunes

Apple has followed the lead of Google and Facebook after it removed Infowars, the conspiracy theorist organization helmed by Alex Jones, from its iTunes and podcasts apps. Unlike Google and Facebook, which removed four Infowars videos on the basis that the content violated its policies, Apple’s action is wider-reaching. The company has withdrawn all episodes of five of Infowars’ six podcasts ...

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Apple has removed Infowars podcasts from iTunes

Apple has followed the lead of Google and Facebook after it removed Infowars, the conspiracy theorist organization helmed by Alex Jones, from its iTunes and podcasts apps. Unlike Google and Facebook, which removed four Infowars videos on the basis that the content violated its policies, Apple’s action is wider-reaching. The company has withdrawn all episodes of five of Infowars’ six podcasts ...

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Apple has removed Infowars podcasts from iTunes

Apple has followed the lead of Google and Facebook after it removed Infowars, the conspiracy theorist organization helmed by Alex Jones, from its iTunes and podcasts apps. Unlike Google and Facebook, which removed four Infowars videos on the basis that the content violated its policies, Apple’s action is wider-reaching. The company has withdrawn all episodes of five of Infowars’ six podcasts ...

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Chinese tech stocks tumble from more than just trade tensions

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. Reports of trade tensions between China and the US in the past few months have been hard to ignore. In early July, the US imposed $ 34 billion on Chinese goods, prompting the Shenzhen Component Index, dominated by technology and consumer product stocks, to ...

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‘Nobody has a clue where the goats came from’: Idaho city overrun with mystery farm animals (VIDEO)

Is it a sign of the impending rapture? No it isn’t, but some runaway goats-for-rent (this is a thing) did flood a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho. Residents in a western suburb of the state capital opened their curtains on Friday morning to find scores of goats roaming free through the streets, eating the lawn grass and enthusiastically attacking house trees ...

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Chinese tech stocks tumble from more than just trade tensions

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. Reports of trade tensions between China and the US in the past few months have been hard to ignore. In early July, the US imposed $ 34 billion on Chinese goods, prompting the Shenzhen Component Index, dominated by technology and consumer product stocks, to ...

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Guardian claims Russian mole with access to 'confidential' info was purged from US embassy in Moscow

The Secret Service has dismissed the report that a Russian employee at the US Moscow embassy, who was reportedly fired after her contacts with the Russian intelligence came to light, had access to secret data. The woman was reportedly dismissed from her job last summer over the allegations of her ties to the Russian intelligence, according to the Guardian citing ...

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