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Donald Trump Dodges Indian Pressure for More H-1B Outsourcing

President Donald Trump blatantly dodged the public pressure by Indians for more H-1B visas, so indicating that he is concerned that his administration’s support for white-collar visa workers will alienate the U.S. college graduate voters he will need in 2020. “We’re talking about the H1-Bs,” Trump told an Indian journalist at a February 25 press…

Report: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Has Employees Blow-Dry His Sweaty Armpits

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly has members of his communications staff blow-dry his armpits ahead of big speeches and other appearances that might cause the tech billionaire to experience flop sweat. The intimate detail is one of many featured in Facebook: the Inside Story, a new book by Wired‘s Steven Levy, that chronicles the inner workings…

Mike Bloomberg’s Campaign Courts Big Tech Leaders in Closed Door Meeting

While other 2020 Democrats are maligning the influence of big tech, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is turning to Silicon Valley to help power his campaign. The former mayor, who polls show is quickly gaining traction in his bid for the Democrat nomination, held a private conference with hundreds of tech leaders on…

Report: Apple Abandoned Plans for Encrypted iPhone Backups After FBI Complaints

Apple reportedly abandoned plans to allow iPhone users to encrypt their backups in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that it would impede investigations. The revelation comes as Apple and the federal government are once again butting heads over digital privacy. The DOJ is putting pressure on Apple to provide access to the iPhones…

Gay Men’s Group Claims Facebook Shut Down Page After Dispute with Transgender ‘Dogmatists’

A gay men’s group is claiming that Facebook shut down its page after transgender activists repeatedly reported the group for its stance on gender and sexual orientation. “The Boxer Ceiling” claims that Facebook shut down its page on Saturday after the group was targeted online for months by trans activsts, according to a message being…

Tech Innovators Need To Bet On People

December 18, 2019 6:21 PM ET What went wrong with technology? It’s a question that more and more Americans are asking. We’re doing so even though the tech-driven economy is delivering new consumer products faster than ever before and reaching more people than ever before. Yet while tech gains ground, there’s still a growing sense…

Apple Accused of Monitoring Former Executive’s Text Messages

Silicon Valley tech giant Apple is being accused of monitoring a former executive’s private messages in order to build a breach of contract case against him. CNBC reports that a former Apple executive has accused the Silicon Valley tech giant of illegally collecting private text messages from his iPhone before firing him for breach of…

31 Groups Call on FTC to Investigate ‘Kidtech’ Companies Gathering Data of Children

31 advocacy groups are pressuring the FTC this week to investigate how so-called “kidtech” and digital media companies advertise to children and collect their data. Axios reports that 31 advocacy groups have requested that the FTC use its subpoena powers to launch a probe into “kidtech” companies that advertise to children and collect their data.…

DC Attorney General’s Lawsuit: DoorDash Skimmed Tips

The attorney general of Washington, D.C. has just delivered a lawsuit to DoorDash, alleging that the popular food-delivery company skimmed tips from its drivers and misled customers into thinking that their gratuities would end up in drivers’ pockets. In the complaint filed Tuesday, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine alleges that DoorDash engaged in “deceptive” practices when…

PayPal Blacklists Pornhub, Stops All Payouts to Adult Performers

PayPal, which has banned some prominent conservative figures from its platform, has found a new group of undesirables to financially blacklist — porn stars. Pornhub announced Thursday that PayPal has stopped all payouts to models on the popular hardcore porn site. “We are all devastated by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to over a hundred…

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