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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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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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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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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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Major Hardware Companies to Stop Supplying Huawei After US Blacklists Chinese Tech Giant

Several major tech hardware companies will no longer supply Chinese tech giant Huawei with the parts it needs to manufacture smartphones and other electronics, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Read More >>

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Julian Assange Declines Voluntary Extradition to the U.S. in Latest Court Appearance

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had his second court date of the week this morning where he formally declined extradition to the U.S. to face charges brought by the Justice Department. The WikiLeaks founder was sentenced in London to nearly a year in prison yesterday for jumping bail in 2012. Read More >>

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Ecuador Arrests Digital Privacy Activist and Programmer for ‘Collaborating’ with WikiLeaks

Police in Ecuador have arrested Swedish programmer and digital privacy activist Ola Bini for allegedly trying to destabilise the Ecuadorian government by “collaborating” with WikiLeaks. Bini was arrested at Quito Airport in Ecuador on his way to Japan. Read More >>

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Julian Assange Accused of Leaking President of Ecuador’s Private Family Photos

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has accused Julian Assange of violating the terms of his asylum and leaking private photos of Moreno’s family and friends online in the latest dust-up between the WikiLeaks founder and his increasingly frustrated hosts. Read More >>

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Woman Arrested at Mar-a-Lago with 1 Laptop, 2 Chinese Passports, 4 Phones, and a USB Drive Loaded with Malware

In another example of the increasingly strange stories coming out of Mar-a-Lago, a Chinese woman was arrested at President Trump’s flagship Florida resort after she was discovered to be carrying a laptop, two Chinese passports, four phones, and a USB thumb drive loaded with what officials describe as “malicious malware.” Read More >>

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Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Plans to Sue the US Government: Report

Chinese telecom firm Huawei has recently come under intense pressure in the U.S. to prove that the company isn’t spying for the Chinese government. But if a new report is accurate, Huawei is ready to push back. Hard. Read More >>

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Huawei Founder Denies Company is Spying For China, Praises Donald Trump as ‘Great President’

Ren Zhengfei, the billionaire founder and CEO of Chinese tech company Huawei, gave a rare roundtable interview with reporters today to discuss security concerns. The 74-year-old insisted that his company isn’t beholden to the Chinese government and he called Donald Trump a “great president” because the American leader has cut taxes for businesses. It was the first time Ren has talked with the foreign press since 2015. Read More >>

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China Subtly Mocks Trump, Says He Should Switch to Huawei Phones

The New York Times published a troubling report yesterday alleging that President Trump uses off-the-shelf iPhones to talk with friends and that both Russian and Chinese spies are listening to Trump’s phone calls to figure out how to manipulate him. But China would like the American president to know that if he’s worried about security, he can always switch to Huawei. Read More >>

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Saudi Arabia Threatens Anyone Spreading ‘Fake News’ Online with 5 Years in Prison, Heavy Fines

Saudi Arabia is threatening to give 5-year prison terms and heavy fines to anyone caught spreading “fake news” online, a warning to those discussing the suspected murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The threat, published over the weekend in the Saudi Gazette, echoes one of President Trump’s favourite phrases to demean any journalism that he finds unfavourable to his regime. Read More >>

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Wikipedia Editors Fight Over Whether to Include Donald Trump’s Bits in Article About Nintendo’s Toad

Wikipedia is the place where we turn for information on topics large and small. And speaking of small, there’s currently a heated debate going on about whether to include the American president’s penis on the Wikipedia page for the Nintendo character known as Toad. What a time to be alive. Read More >>

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North Korea Pledges to Dismantle One Nuclear Site If US Takes ‘Corresponding Measures’

North Korea pledged to shut down one of its nuclear test sites in a meeting today between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. What does the North want in return? “Corresponding measures” from the United States. Unfortunately, we don’t know what that means yet. Read More >>