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Trump Says North Korean Dictator Sent Him An Apology Note for Country’s Recent Missile Tests

Hours after North Korea purportedly launched its fifth round of short-range missile testing in the last few weeks, President Donald Trump let the world know in a series of Saturday morning tweets that at least the country’s dictator Kim Jong Un wrote him a letter apologising for it. Read More >>

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The White House Readies Draft of Executive Order That Could Break the Internet

It appears the Trump administration is drafting an executive order that has the potential to radically change how the content posted on social networks are governed, stripping crucial protections from tech companies and inserting much more government oversight. This is being done under the guise of a popular political talking point claiming that social media networks are censoring conservatives. Read More >>

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Guy Who Built Twitter’s Retweet Button Admits Maybe That Was a Really Bad Idea

The man behind Twitter’s “Retweet” button – which is pretty much the foundation of the whole site – now thinks he screwed up big time, telling BuzzFeed News in an interview that he recalled thinking, “We might have just handed a 4-year-old a loaded weapon.” Read More >>

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Huawei Reportedly Helped North Korea Build Its 3G Wireless Network in Violation of Sanctions

The U.S. government has imposed strict sanctions against doing business with the North Korean government. But Huawei, a giant telecom company at the centre of a new Cold War between the U.S. and China, may have violated those sanctions by helping to build a 3G wireless network for North Korea, according to a new report from the Washington Post. Read More >>

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Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel Calls Google ‘Treasonous’ and Says CIA Should Investigate

Billionaire Peter Thiel has called for a federal investigation into Google’s refusal to work with the U.S. military and says that the tech giant’s relationship with the Chinese military is “treasonous,” according to a new report from Axios late Sunday. Read More >>

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Huawei Says Little Has Changed Despite President Trump’s Pledge to Ease Restrictions on Tech Giant

Huawei says its relationship with the U.S. is basically the same as it was a couple of months ago, despite President Donald Trump’s pledge to ease restrictions that currently bar American companies from doing business with the Chinese tech giant. Read More >>

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Trump Says He’ll Relax Sanctions on Huawei as Part of Trade Talks With China

Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, met during the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan and reached a “cease-fire” in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war that will “remove some curbs on Huawei Technologies Co. buying high-tech equipment from the U.S.,” the Wall Street Journal reported. Read More >>

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Reddit Quarantines Its Biggest Pro-Trump Community

With three-quarters of a million subscribers, r/The_Donald has been a gleefully pro-fascist eyesore on the larger Reddit community, which, for reasons no one seemed able to justify, had evaded any sort of meaningful enforcement of site-wide policies. Well, the needle finally budged yesterday, and all it took was anonymous yahoos threatening to shoot cops. Read More >>

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Knitting Website Ravelry Bans Users Who Publicly Support Donald Trump

Ravelry, a knitting and crocheting community with over 8 million registered members, announced over the weekend that it was banning support of the Trump regime. Anyone expressing support for President Donald Trump on the website will be banned, but project data for those users will not be deleted. Read More >>

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Report: US Carried Out Cyber Attacks on Iranian Assets Tied to Revolutionary Guard Corps

Donald Trump called off a military strike on undisclosed Iranian assets this week after reports Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a RQ-4A Global Hawk surveillance drone, the incident itself following accusations of Iranian responsibility for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. But U.S. Cyber Command launched a retaliatory cyber attack on “an Iranian spy group that supported last week’s limpet mine attacks on commercial ships”, Yahoo News reported on Friday. Read More >>

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The US Has Allegedly Placed Malware Deep in Russia’s Power Grid

The U.S. has deployed “American computer code” into Russian systems operating the nation’s power grid, the New York Times reported on Saturday, as part of the Donald Trump administration’s efforts to “deploy cybertools more aggressively.” Read More >>

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British Official Signs U.S. Extradition Order For Julian Assange Despite Bad Blood Between Home Secretary and Trump Regime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid told BBC Radio today that he has signed the extradition order for Julian Assange, paving the way for the WikiLeaks founder to be sent to the U.S. to face charges of computer hacking and espionage. Read More >>

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Huawei Cancels Launch of New MateBook Laptop, Citing US Trade Bans

Chinese tech giant Huawei has cancelled the planned launch of a new MateBook laptop at the CES Asia 2019 trade show in Shanghai this week due to sweeping U.S. sanctions against the company, Ars Technica reported on Wednesday. Read More >>

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Report: China Warns Foreign Tech Companies Not to Comply With Trump Trade Bans

Chinese government officials summoned representatives from major tech companies both from the U.S. and elsewhere to warn them of “dire consequences” if they go along with the Trump administration’s prohibition on sales of certain technologies to a number of Chinese companies, the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing two “people familiar with the meetings”. Read More >>