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President Trump will visit Apple’s Mac Pro factory on November 20th

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Apple is determined to win as as many tariff exemptions as it can, it seems. The White House has confirmed that President Trump will visit Apple’s Mac Pro factory in Austin, Texas on November 20th, backing up rumors of an impending tour. It’s not clear if Tim Cook or other Apple …

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States sue to prevent EPA from revoking state emissions powers

Sponsored Links REUTERS/Mike Blake States are taking further legal action to prevent the Trump administration from undoing California’s stricter emissions rules. California, 22 other states, DC and the cities of New York and Los Angeles have sued the EPA and other agencies in an attempt to block the regulator’s plan for revoking parts of California’s …

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Netflix tweaks ‘Devil Next Door’ documentary after Polish PM complains

Sponsored Links ‘The Devil Next Door’ Netflix Netflix distributes content in nearly every country around the world now, which has meant making edits to content in some places based on local laws. In the case of a Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj episode that was critical of Saudi Arabia’s government, the streamer pulled it entirely …

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NYT: Trump admin set to extend Huawei license again

Sponsored Links People visit the stand of Chinese telecom giant Huawei during the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 6, 2019. PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA via Getty Images In May, the US Commerce Department added Huawei to the “Entity List,” banning US companies from doing business with it unless they have a special license. Since …

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Amazon is challenging Microsoft’s $10 billion JEDI contract victory

Sponsored Links Jeremy Christensen via Getty Images Amazon has revealed that it’s formally challenging Pentagon’s decision to award Microsoft the $10 billion JEDI cloud contract. The project would modernize the agency’s cloud infrastructure and would connect the different divisions within the agency, which currently has over 500 separate clouds. According to The Wall Street Journal, …

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New York investigates claims of sexism in Apple Card credit limits

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Tony Avelar The bank behind Apple Card is facing legal scrutiny over accusations of inequality. New York’s Department of Financial Services has launched an investigation into Goldman Sachs’ practices after Basecamp founder David Heinemeier Hansson accused Apple (and really, Goldman) of sexism when determining credit limits. He received a limit 20 times …

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Twitter will test auto-emojis to stop you from dunk-tweeting

Sponsored Links hocus-focus via Getty Images Twitter wants us to be a bit more mindful of the way we use quote tweets, replies and retweets. In a bid to mitigate some of the problems these tools can cause — pile-ons, ratio, dunking and so on — it’s revealed it’s planning a couple of experiments in …

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Juul stops selling mint-flavored vapes

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Juul will stop selling mint-flavored vape products in the US. The company says it’s pulling mint pods from its website, as well as no longer taking new orders from retailers. As of this article, the company only sells three flavors: Classic tobacco, Virginia tobacco and menthol. Juul says it made the …

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Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia

Sponsored Links Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Federal law enforcement is taking action against former Twitter workers who allegedly spied for Saudi Arabia. The Justice Department has charged Ali Alzabarah (the one whose activities first surfaced) and Ahmad Abouammo with using their combined access to monitor Twitter accounts on behalf of the Saudi government. Abouammmo, an American …

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New bill would create Digital Privacy Agency to enforce privacy rights

Enlarge / Chairwoman Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., conducts a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health markup on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Tom Williams | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images Congress is taking yet another stab at addressing the near-complete lack of federal laws covering the absolutely massive trove of data that companies now collect …

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