Trump called on tech giants and most of them came

June 20, 2017

… Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, to drop out of the government’s business advisory council; he did not attend Monday’s events. Many of the world’s tech giants rely on the H1B visa program, which the administration has worked to dismantle. Trump’s travel ban drew ire from many in Silicon Valley, whose work force is made up of immigrants. No one from Facebook was in attendance, despite receiving an invite. A spokesperson for the world’s largest social network cited …

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Uber board member resigns after making ridiculous, sexist joke

June 14, 2017

Image: ERIC RISBERG/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Update, Tuesday June 13, 6:30 pm PST: An Uber board member who made a misogynistic remark in a meeting to address the company’s systemic sexual harassment resigned late Tuesday, an Uber spokesperson confirmed. David Bonderman reportedly caused a stunned silence at an all-hands meeting earlier in the day when he joked that a company board with more than one woman means “it’s more likely that there will be more talking,” according …

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Donald Trump told Theresa May he does not want to visit the U.K. until the public supports him

June 12, 2017

… the importance of the relationship between the United States of America and the United Kingdom,” read Parliament’s response. It would seem that Trump does not hold the same view. UPDATE: June 11, 2017, 11:35 a.m. EDT According to the office of Prime Minister Theresa May, there has been no change to Trump’s U.K. visit. “We arent going to comment on speculation about the contents of private phone conversations,” a spokesperson from May’s office said. It remains …

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Facebook adds badges so your politicians know who you are

June 8, 2017

… just about connecting the world.” Facebook is now about building community. Indeed, Zuckerbergs 6,000-world manifesto released earlier this year centered on community, as did his speech at Harvards commencement in May. Our goal is tohelp people build the communities they want by making it easier for them to engage and have a voice in government on a daily basis, not just Election Day,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement about the updates. One of the new features is …

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There’s a reason why people are putting rose emojis next to their names on social media

May 28, 2017

… The DSA, which boasts a Twitter following of more than 70,000, first started to amplify their social media presence after Bernie Sanders began his campaign for the presidency in 2015, a DSA spokesperson told Mashable. Shortly after the Sanders campaign began, two members of the DSA social media committee came up with the idea to start pushing the use of the rose emoji, “as the rose is traditionally a symbol for democratic socialism.” The red rose “has always been an …

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Trump Reportedly Asked Intel Chiefs To Publicly Deny Russia Ties

May 23, 2017

… confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals, a White House spokesperson said in a statement emailed to HuffPost in response to the Post article. The president will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people. The cascade of news began May 9, when Trump fired Comey, at first citing his conduct during the investigation of Hillary Clintons private email server. Trump later said he considered the Russia …

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France fines Facebook over alleged privacy violations

May 18, 2017

… insufficient information about the use of their personal data,” and left open the possibility of a fine if Facebook doesn’t comply. We take note of the CNILs decision with which we respectfully disagree,” a Facebook spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “We value the opportunities we’ve had to engage with the CNIL and reinforce how seriously we take the privacy of people who use Facebook.” The spokesperson also noted that Facebook has long complied with …

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Fox Stands By DNC Murder Conspiracy Theory Even After Main Source Changes Story

May 18, 2017

… saying that inaccurate reporting is damaging the legacy of Rich, a 27-year-old DNC staffer who was slain as he walked to his D.C. home. Fox News isnt budging. We continue to track developments in the story and will update further when the situation warrants, Refet Kaplan, managing director of FOX News Digital, said in an email statement to HuffPost on Wednesday afternoon. Fox 5 didnt respond to multiple HuffPost requests for comment about its article. A spokesperson for the station told …

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