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Amazon notches its biggest Prime Day yet

In just four years, Amazon's invented Prime Day has become an event with as much clout as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, analysts report. And while …

eCommerce

Fake news on WhatsApp is fueling mob murders in India

Murderous mobs have killed multiple innocent people in India after they were misled by fake news on WhatsApp, reports the New York Times. The big …

Fake News

EU hammers Google with record $5 billion fine over Android

The European Union hit Google with a massive $5 billion antitrust fine Wednesday for abusing the dominance of Android. Why it matters: It's the …

Android News

Why health insurers are paying to access personal data

Health insurance companies are paying for reams of personal data about us, their customers — where we live, whether we pay our bills on time, even …

Health Care

Trump blames the “haters” for outcry over Helsinki press conference

President Trump doubled down Wednesday on his comments at his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying "many people at the …

Donald Trump

A case study in Trump's GOP mind control

Yes, almost every elected Republican we talk to privately thinks President Trump’s warm embrace of Vladimir Putin was unexplainable, unacceptable and …

Donald Trump

Retailers are getting into the media and advertising businesses

Move over, telecom and big tech: Mass market retailers and grocers are developing their own content and advertising businesses to compete with legacy …

Social Media

Powered by AI, Orwellian surveillance is changing us

For six decades, generation after generation has wondered whether George Orwell's nightmare vision has finally arrived — of an all-powerful, …

Artificial Intelligence

Comey urges to vote Democrat: "History has its eyes on us"

On the heels of Trump's controversial Eurotour, former FBI director James Comey pushed out a tweet late Tuesday urging "all those who believe in this …

James Comey

Martha Roby has won the Alabama GOP run-off

Four-term incumbent GOP Rep. Martha Roby beat out Democrat-turned-Republican Bobby Bright to represent Alabama's second district. Why it matters: …

Republicans

Sponsors of Russia's meddling bots are funding another website

Russians have launched a new website that could be used to run influence campaigns in U.S. elections again, per the AP. Between the lines: Although …

Russia

Israel worked to build Hungary's Orban a bridge to Trump White House

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has worked behind the scenes for the last year to "open doors" in the Trump administration for Viktor …

Donald Trump

The big picture: Iraqis take to the streets to demand basic services

Protests that began in Basra over a lack of basic services and job opportunities have spread to several cities in Iraq and left at least eight dead …

Middle East

Report: GOP Rep. Rohrabacher referenced in Butina indictment

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) is the U.S. Congressman named in Monday's FBI affidavit against Russian national Maria Butina, which alleges Rohrabacher …

Donald Trump

Report: GOP Rep. Rohrabacher referenced in Butina affidavit

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) is the U.S. Congressman named in Monday's FBI affidavit against Russian national Maria Butina, which alleges Rohrabacher …

Donald Trump

Critics say Facebook has bent too far to appease conservatives

Facebook is facing new criticism — including at a Congressional hearing Tuesday — from publishers, politicians and pundits for over-correcting itself …

House Judiciary Committee

GOP Senate candidates stick with Trump after Helsinki

Republican Senate candidates are mostly sticking with President Trump after his disastrous press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in …

Republicans

Trump changes his tune the day after agreeing with Putin: “I accept” U.S. intel

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he accepts the conclusions reached by the U.S. intelligence community that there was meddling in the 2016 …

Donald Trump

NSA, Cyber Command to counter Russian meddling without White House guidance

Paul Nakasone, who heads both the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, has directed both security branches to coordinate actions to …

Homeland Security

The high cost of Amazon's Prime Day problems

Amazon's Prime Day got off to a terrible start for the retailer, with customers seeing cute dog pictures instead of deals. The problems persisted …

Enterprise Tech

Obama reflects on "strange and uncertain times" in Mandela speech

Addressing a huge crowd in South Africa on the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth, former President Barack Obama offered some guidance for …

Political Science

Will the EU cut Theresa May a break?

While U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May held a lively press conference with President Trump Friday at her country retreat, Michel Barnier, the EU's …

Donald Trump

Trump confirms plan to repaint Air Force One

President Trump is making major changes to Air Force One, confirming a report last week by Axios' Mike Allen. Trump to CBS' Jeff Glor The backdrop: …

Military

Europe and Japan agree to a major new trade deal

The European Union and Japan on Tuesday signed a major trade deal eliminating most tariffs, reports the AP. Why it matters: The agreement was …

Economy

Goldman Sachs names David Solomon as CEO

David Solomon will become CEO of Goldman Sachs on October 1, with Lloyd Blankfein remaining as chairman through year-end (after which Solomon will …

Goldman Sachs

Danger zones for corporate advocacy

Americans have strong opinions about which issues brands should stay away from in the age of Trump. Why it matters: Corporations are facing enormous …

Social Media

Trump loses Fox (for a day)

President Trump took heat from many Fox News anchors and reporters Monday after his performance in Helsinki next to Russian President Vladimir Putin. …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: Snapchat is launching a news partnerships initiative

Snapchat is launching a news partnership initiative with the goal of helping journalists and news organizations better mine the billions of public …

Social Media

FCC chair's challenge to Sinclair deal picks up momentum

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has enough votes to get an administrative law judge to consider his "serious concerns" about Sinclair Broadcast Group's …

Net Neutrality

Trump officials embarrassed by Putin show

President Trump sucking up to Vladamir Putin after the summit in Helsinki yesterday was such an unbelievable, indelible moment that many deflated …

Donald Trump