politics

Twitter suspends 70 accounts posting identical pro-Bloomberg content

Sponsored Links Mario Tama via Getty Images Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has been much shorter than his competitors and, so far, much louder. With a huge budget, it’s paid for posts by social media influencers as well as standard advertisements. However, the LA Times reports that on Friday, Twitter suspended some 70-odd accounts for breaking …

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Google fully explains why its apps aren’t on new Huawei phones

Sponsored Links Engadget Since last spring, the government’s entity list ban against Huawei (and ZTE) has largely prevented US companies from working with them. Despite legal wrangling and trade negotiations between the two countries the ban is still in place, and in the case of Google, it means that while there are still updates and …

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Bitcoin and Doomsday Preppers — Would Crypto Have Any Survival Value If SHTF?

</header> <strong>As so-called “doomsday prepping” grows in popularity thanks to news of coronavirus lockdown in Chinese cities, red flag gun laws and rampant Fed stimulus in the U.S., preparedness enthusiasts are asking about the viability of bitcoin in a SHTF situation. From cautious, light investor, to vehement denigrator of the “NSA-created surveillance money,” there is …

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Brazilian judge dismisses hacking charges against journalist Glenn Greenwald

Sponsored Links In this July 10, 2019 photo, U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald checks his news website at his home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ASSOCIATED PRESS Last month The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald faced criminal charges for breaking cybersecurity laws in Brazil. Now a judge has dismissed the hacking charges, linked to six people who allegedly …

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Attorney general thinks US should buy controlling stake in Nokia, Ericsson

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS It’s no secret that the US views Huawei as a threat to national security. But the company is also playing a big role in building out 5G networks around the world, something that the US has major interests in. How to go about resolving such a conflict? If you’re US Attorney …

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US DOT approves Nuro’s next-gen driverless delivery vehicle design

Sponsored Links Nuro Today, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved a regulatory exemption for Nuro’s next-generation self-driving delivery vehicle, R2. The exemption allows Nuro to begin public road testing and to prepare for deliveries to customers’ homes. With this exemption, Nuro can replace mirrors with cameras …

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Mobile app problems could delay Iowa caucus results

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Technology is already creating hiccups for the 2020 election mere hours into the caucuses. Democratic county chairs in Iowa told Bloomberg that precinct chairs were having problems downloading or signing into the mobile app used to tabulate and share results from the roughly 1,700 sites. They could still provide results through …

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US Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Says Regulations Cannot Impede Crypto, Affirms Priorities

</header> <strong>Andrew Yang, who is running for U.S. president in the 2020 election, has explained what his priorities will be regarding cryptocurrency under his administration. He said that crypto investors are finding a way to make use of their investments and regulations cannot impede it. Yang advocates for a uniform, nationwide set of crypto regulations …

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FCC wants to fine one man almost $13 million for making 6,000 robocalls

Sponsored Links When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) typically fines robocallers, they’re usually operations that involve shady companies. Not so with the agency’s latest proposed action, which targets a single individual. On Thursday, the FCC said it wants to fine one man $12,910,000 for carrying out massive robocalling campaigns in six states. In all, the …

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Andrew Yang: US Has to Fix Its ‘Hodgepodge’ Crypto Regulation

Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang said the US needs a consistent legal framework for cryptocurrencies if it is to be a market leader. Speaking to Bloomberg on Thursday, Yang said the current regulatory situation was confusing and potentially harmful to individuals and businesses working in the space. “Right now we’re stuck with this hodgepodge of …

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