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Google releases first diversity report since the infamous anti-diversity memo

Google has released its first diversity report since the infamous James Damore memo and the fallout that resulted from it. Those are both long stories but the TL;DR is that Damore said some sexist things in a memo that went viral. He got fired and then sued Google for firing him. That lawsuit, however, was shot down by the National ...

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FBI chief vows to hold employees accountable after report on Clinton probe

Published time: 14 Jun, 2018 21:47 Edited time: 14 Jun, 2018 21:58 The Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray has promised to review how the agency conducts “sensitive” investigations in future in the wake of critical report by the Department of Justice inspector general. “We’re going to hold employees accountable for any potential misconduct,” Wray told a press conference ...

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EU to introduce €2.8bn retaliatory tariffs against US goods – report

The European Union will levy goods coming from America with tariffs worth €2.8 billion ($ 3.3 billion) after Washington applied tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, AFP and Reuters have reported. Read more The measures will be adopted by the European Commission, whose next scheduled meeting is June 20, according to Reuters. The tariffs should be in place by ...

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Microsoft is developing its own cashierless store technology, says report

Amazon may be facing new competition from Microsoft on its cashierless, automated store technology, according to a new report from Reuters out this morning. The report claims Microsoft is in the process of developing its own systems for tracking what people place in their shopping carts, but doesn’t offer the details of how Microsoft’s technology operates, or how it may ...

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Bitcoin’s skyrocketing growth was ‘fraud and manipulation’ – report

The record growth in bitcoin last year was actually a coordinated market manipulation, according to recent research by University of Texas Finance Professor John Griffin. Read more Griffin, who has 10 years of experience in detecting financial fraud, examined millions of transactions on cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex. In his paper, Griffin says that the US dollar-pegged cryptocurrency tether was used to ...

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After report on “appalling” conditions, Foxconn will investigate plant that makes Amazon devices

Foxconn Technology Group says it is investigating a factory it operates that makes Amazon devices, including Kindles, after an in-depth report by advocacy group China Labor Watch criticized its “appalling working conditions,” including excessive hours and over-reliance on temporary workers. “We are carrying out a full investigation of the areas raised by the report, and if found to be true, ...

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US asks Japan to cut its huge plutonium stockpiles as Kim-Trump summit looms – report

Washington has reportedly asked Tokyo to downsize its massive plutonium stockpile, which could pave the way for thousands of nuclear warheads. It comes ahead of a renewal of the US-Japan nuclear pact, a key to its energy security. The request came as US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un are on their way to the much-anticipated June ...

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Chinese hackers stole US sea warfare data, including on supersonic missile – report

Some 614 gigabytes on a secretive US Navy project was reportedly stolen from a contractor, who kept the data unclassified despite the sensitivity of the information, which includes the Pentagon’s plan for a supersonic missile. Breaches that could deal a heavy blow to the US military’s bid to dominate the waters near the disputed islands in the South China Sea ...

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iPhone shipments to fall by 20% this year – report

Apple will ship 20 percent fewer iPhones in 2018, Japanese financial daily the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing industry sources. According to the report, Apple asked suppliers to reduce component production by 20 percent for three new iPhone models, scheduled for the second half of 2018, compared to last year’s plans for its iPhone X and iPhone 8 models. Read ...

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Cause of death of hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning remains a mystery – autopsy report

The cause of death of Adrian Lamo, the hacker best known for giving up army whistleblower Chelsea Manning to the FBI, remains a mystery after an autopsy report ruled it as “undetermined.” The coroner’s office in Sedgwick County, Kansas published its findings Wednesday, three months after Lamo was found unresponsive in his apartment and pronounced dead at the age of ...

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