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Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

Maps

What is 'shadow banning', and why did Trump tweet about it?

Why are conservatives talking about “shadow bans”?<p>“Twitter ‘SHADOW BANNING’ prominent Republicans,” Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning. “Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.”<p>On Wednesday a Vice News story reported that some senior …

Social Media

Vandals set education secretary Betsy DeVos's $40m yacht free

A $40m yacht, with no one at the helm, set adrift and leaving destruction in its wake: some might see it as an apt metaphor for the Trump administration. It’s also what happened over the weekend when the Seaquest, a superyacht owned by the US education secretary, Betsy DeVos, was reportedly untied …

Education

Trump’s most ardent defenders are a bunch of clowns

President Bill Clinton, it was often said, was unendingly fortunate in his enemies. Whatever his mistakes and transgressions, his salvation would come in the form of Republicans consumed by loathing, eager to believe any ludicrous conspiracy theory, possessed of dreadful political judgment and …

Donald Trump

Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, claims that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in which Russians were expected to offer his campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton, sources with knowledge tell CNN. Cohen is willing to …

Donald Trump

Raspberry Pi gets supercharged for AI by Google's Edge TPU Accelerator

The new accelerator for machine-learning models promises to deliver performance far beyond what is possible on an unaided Pi.<p>Performing AI-powered …

Machine Learning

Republicans Accuse Rosenstein of Secretly Plotting to Uphold Constitution

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—House Republicans on Thursday accused the Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, of “secretly and nefariously” implementing a plot to uphold the United States Constitution.<p>In a joint press conference, Representatives Mark Meadows, of North Carolina, and Jim …

Donald Trump

Michael Cohen just dropped a collusion bombshell in the Russia investigation

<b>(CNN) —</b> This may be the most important paragraph of Donald Trump's presidency:<p><i>"Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, claims that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in which Russians were expected to offer his campaign dirt on</i> …

Donald Trump

Trump's personal attorney is 'willing to give info' about the President

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has signaled to friends that he is "willing to give" investigators information on the President if that's what they are looking for, and is planning on hiring a new lawyer to handle a possible indictment from federal prosecutors.<p>"He …

Donald Trump

Trump and Kirstjen Nielsen’s embarrassing surrender on separating families at the border

The Trump administration insisted it didn't have a policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. It said that it was merely following the law. And it said “Congress alone can fix” the mess.<p>It just admitted that all that was nonsense — and that it badly overplayed its …

Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton trolls Trump with Russian hat

While speaking during Yale University's 2018 class day, Hillary Clinton took a jab at her former 2016 campaign rival, now-President Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton

New scrutiny on Tony Podesta as Trump directly asked why he hasn't been charged

Tony Podesta, the older brother of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and co-founder of the onetime lobbying powerhouse the Podesta Group, was thrust back into the political spotlight after President Donald Trump pointedly questioned why he had not been "charged and arrested."<p>Trump …

Texas governor has long opposed gun control. Now he's leading a discussion on stopping school shootings

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the wake of Friday's deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott plans to convene "roundtable discussions" on how to curb gun violence. But given his strong pro-gun rights record, some gun control advocates are skeptical about his ability to adequately address the …

Guns

Who’s to blame for the hiccup in North Korea talks? South Koreans say Bolton.

SEOUL — President Trump is blaming Kim Jong Un for changing the scope of their summit talks planned for next month and will doubtless air his frustrations when he meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Washington on Tuesday.<p>But in South Korea, many say the blame for the sudden problems in …

North Korea

Why the Times Report on the New Trump Tower Meeting Is Freaking Trump Out

This weekend, the New York <i>Times</i> revealed that, in August 2016, Donald Trump Jr. met in Trump Tower with representatives of Saudi Arabia and the …

Google sued for £3.2bn by 4.4m iPhone users over browsing data collection

Google is facing a potential payout of up to £3.2bn over claims it collected data on millions of iPhone users, the search giant has revealed.<p>The group representing iPhone users, known as Google You Owe Us, represents 4.4 million people in a class action law suit which is taking action against the …

Everyone is cracking sex jokes after Trump’s latest tweet

As our Republic careens toward a constitutional crisis with our commander-in-chief openly flouting the rule of law, we might as well let everyone …

Giuliani stumbles into another fiasco

“He”ll get his facts straight,” President Trump said Friday of his new personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. “I say, You know what? Learn before you speak. It’s a lot easier.” Yet there Giuliani was Sunday morning, speaking on ABC News’s “This Week” with host George Stephanopolous. The result was a fiasco.<p>…

Donald Trump

Melania Trump hosts opioid abuse roundtable

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> First lady Melania Trump on Thursday led her first roundtable discussion on a policy issue, signaling she is adding the opioid crisis and its effects on families and children to her portfolio.<p>"The well-being of children is of the utmost importance to me and I plan to use my …

Donald Trump

Trump inaugural committee to give millions in hurricane aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's inaugural committee will donate money to hurricane relief efforts.<p>A White House spokeswoman, Lindsay …

Donald Trump

Green Bay Packers' fans who became owners stand with team

<b>(CNN) —</b> Justin Sipla hangs the certificate of the minority share he owns of the Green Bay Packers on the wall of his office instead of his Ph.D. in anatomical sciences.<p>"That's all the students need to know about me," quipped the neuroanatomist who teaches at the University of Iowa's medical …

Green Bay

Dems see 2018 gains in repeated Obamacare repeal tries

The more Republicans keep trying, the better chance Democrats have of taking the House in 2018, they say.<p>To the Republicans vowing to keep their Obamacare repeal drive alive for as long as it takes, Democrats say: Please, and thank you.<p>While Senate Republicans abandoned their last-gasp attempt to …

Paul Ryan: NFL protests during National Anthem 'misguided'

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Speaker Paul Ryan waded into the NFL protest debate Thursday, calling demonstrations during the National Anthem "misguided."<p>"I think it's misguided to protest the anthem or the flag because people don't see it as an issue, as some political issue -- they see it as protesting against …

The Latest: Trump praises Puerto Rico relief efforts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Washington's response to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico (all times local):<p>8 p.m.<p>The Trump administration says its …

Donald Trump

As North Korea threatens, U.S. to send ‘strategic assets’ to Seoul

The United States will send "strategic" military assets to South Korea on a more regular basis to better deter North Korea, the South's national security adviser said Thursday.<p>The decision comes at a time of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea, with many analysts concerned …

North Korea

Sanders: White House disagrees with Roy Moore's comments on homosexuality, Muslims

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that the White House does not agree with comments by Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, that many found offensive, including that homosexual conduct should be made illegal and that Muslims should not be allowed to serve in …

Donald Trump

Democrats demand hearing on Puerto Rico recovery efforts

A letter from 19 Democratic lawmakers asks Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop to hold a hearing on the Trump administration's response to the crisis.<p>Democratic members of the House Natural Resources Committee are calling for an oversight hearing on the response to the “unprecedented disaster” …

Senate confirms Jon Huntsman as U.S. ambassador to Russia

WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed the nomination of former Utah governor Jon Huntsman to serve as U.S. ambassador to Russia.<p>Senators approved his selection by voice vote Thursday.<p>Huntsman takes over a high-profile diplomatic post amid ongoing investigations into Russia’s election intrusions and …

Russia